"Lake Bluff Ribfest"
The Lake Bluff BBQ Society 2018 RibFest - October 6th 
Be There to Enjoy the Food & Cheer on our Community Church "CheRibs"
The Community Church CheRibs are fielding a team for the second year in a row. Last year CheRibs placed 6th overall out of 19 teams—this year we’re setting our sites on the People’s Choice award—the team that raises the most funds for charity during RibFest. All donations go to Beef4Hunger .  Consider making a tasty appetizer for the CheRib tent to help raise donations—and come by the tent and say hello, appetizer or no appetizer! From mid-morning to late afternoon by the Gazebo in downtown Lake Bluff. Questions? Send an email to Zach

"Soul Message Band"

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way Back From Playing Frisbee Golf"
Rev. Zachary Hancock, preaching
9:00 am ~ Meditation ~ Reid Hall
10:00 am ~ Worship
11:00 am ~ Coffee & treats ~ Reid Hall
flowers - Nancy White
greeters & treats - Michael and Joan Burke
Please remember to mark your calendar - we'll have a special reception after worship on Oct. 21 to thank Terry Klausmeier for her service to the church as Administrator.
Pam Campbell Joins Church Staff Effective October 1
Pam has been part of our church family for 10 years, and is married to Doug. She recently retired from her business career. Pam will work p/t in a number of areas including data management, pastoral care support, Sunday morning, and fellowship. Contact Pam via email - Pam
John Corrigan Starts Nov. 1 Coordinating Fellowship & Building
John is married to Cindy, they have two sons, and have part of our church family for 8 years. John's business leads running races & events throughout the midwest, and he'll work p/t with us managing special events & fellowship and all aspects of our building at 117 Scranton in Lake Bluff. To contact John via email, click John
Why not join Elliott Delman and friends on Thursday afternoons for a little ukulele? All skill levels! Contact Elliott for more info by clicking HERE
Since we've shown a few pictures of church staff, we thought you'd like this one: Ken "I Could Have Been a Dancer" Hall showing great form while teeing off in a disc golf match with Zach - who reports on this day the music man lost to the minister. No doubt a rematch is on the Ken or Zach if you
are interested in a game!
Want to help out on Sunday morning by
providing flowers, treats, or greeting?
You can sign up by HERE
By popular demand, "Dinners for Eight" is back, and better than ever! Here's how it works...
Since we had such success in the past with Dinners for 8, were starting them up again! It is a great way to meet new people and get to know the folks you see on Sunday. Basically, we take people who sign up and place a total of 8 folks together (this is a rare Community Church adult-only activity) for a Fri or Sat dinner in a host's home. Just let us know if you would like to host, the date you'd like to host, and whether you prefer potluck style or would like to provide the whole meal. If you'd simply like to be a guest, sign up for that! There's no charge though typically guests bring a beverage to share. Sign up on the back table this Sunday or on these links, depending on what you'd like to be:
Please includ e your phone number so Pam Campbell can touch base with you on the details. Thanks - we look forward to setting up dinners over the next 6 weeks!
Mark McMahon Prints are in! If you ordered a "Worship on the Beach" print from us, please bring a check made out to the Community Church for $150 and pick up your signed print at the Coffee Hour. Thanks!
The Community Church provides 3 weekly opportunities to practice meditation - at two different locations - during the course of the week.
• "Sunday Sit" - every Sunday at 9 AM with Zach Hancock in Room 100 - across the breezeway from the Lily Reid Holt Chapel—Lake Forest College
• "Midweek Meditation" - 6:30 AM and 9:00 AM in the Grotto at the Gorton Community Center in Lake Forest
Questions? Stop by any of the meditations or send Zach an email
MSG Finds a Rather Spooky Place to Meet
for Their October Meeting - Thanks to the Matson Family for Hosting a Great Gathering!
Gavin Burns with a few friends
More MSG'ers having dinner
Ken Hall's
Music Notes...

Hi Folks,
Here’s what's happening musically with our musician friends:

This Sunday: Favorites, the Soul Message Band with B3 player Chris Foreman and drummer Greg Rockingham will be rocking
the chapel.

Mark Your Calendars

October 13: Suede, Dave & Lynette will be at Harley-Davidson in Libertyville playing the 4th Annual Cocktail Paw-ty for Noah’s Rest starting at 5 pm. For more information on this worthy cause and to purchase tickets go to

November 9: Don Stiernberg Quartet: Live at Studio5 Performing Arts Center in Evanston, 8 pm. For more information on that and other events go to

Upcoming at the Chapel 

October 15: Jazilla featuring the music of Hunter Prendergast
October 21:Well known singer/songwriter Pierce Pettis
October 28: The Dancing Bohemian Ukulele Team
November 4: vocalist Amy Susan Heard from Michigan and lyricist Linda Taylor. We’ll be featuring a special song about Auguste D. the first person ever diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
November 11: Christina Trulio with a special musical tribute to veterans.
November 18: Nic Barnum band featuring the music of Paul Simon
November 25: Ken, Elliott and friends.
December 9: Special Three Fiddlers Christmas service with fiddlers Tom Bowling, Bob Hasty, and Jordi Kleiner.
December 23: Dancing Bohemian Ukulele team and the annual Christmas pageant.
December 24: Christmas Eve service with special guests TBA.

The Annual Boy Scout Walk of Faith is next Saturday in Wilmette - a wonderful interfaith experience - INFO
Don't forget to join us this Saturday!
We’ll be grilling and having a BBQ party at RibFest 2018, 10:30 am to 4:30 pm. If you’d like to bring an appetizer it’s not too late to participate, just bring them to the tent!