Advent Times 2020
The Community Church
"A Sunday Morning Teaser"
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"Never Trust a Tech Guy With a Green Screen"
Sean Miller sent Ken Hall and me a video of his Sunday message, which was taped in front of a green screen. Watch above to see what Ken did - unbeknownst to Sean - to "help" his sermon!
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"Sunday Morning" @ 10:00 a.m.
"Sunday Morning" for the first week of Advent live on tape (as they say) features Sean preaching, Tom leading liturgy, and music by Fred & Matthew Koch and Emi Jarvi (pictured) from England. We've made a few changes, so you can watch the service hassle - free at your convenience beginning Sunday morning @10:00 a.m. We'll send you a link @ 10:00 a.m., or you can go to our website.
Join Us in Beacon Place's Innovative 2020
Christmas Gift Program
This year, because of Covid - 19, Beacon has come up with a way for their families to receive gifts - without shoppers having to risk being in public. Beacon has created an online Amazon registry as a safe shopping alternative during this unusual Christmas season. (Of course, those who wish to do in-person shopping are encouraged to use the Lake Forest Book Store, where books and board games are in good supply!) So, how to help?
If you wish to shop online, simply click on the link HERE to find a huge assortment of gifts for children, teens, and parents. Purchase a gift or two (or more!) and they will be sent directly to Beacon Place. When you are asked to fill the Gift Message prior to check out on Amazon, be sure to put your name AND “The Community Church,” so that Beacon Place can account for who provided the gifts. If you choose to purchase gifts on your own, please contact Pam Campbell HERE to arrange drop off or pick up.
With your generous support, we can help Beacon Place kids and families celebrate this holiday season with a little extra under the tree. Questions? Contact Sean HERE. (deadline for gifts - Dec. 6)
Buckthorns Dec. 6
Next week on the 2nd Sunday of Advent, Tom will offer the message and we'll enjoy archived Christmas tunes from "The Buckthorns." The service will begin @ 10:00 a.m. cst!
Community Church Helps
Market House Serve 300 Hot
Thanksgiving Meals @ Beacon
On Tuesday & Wednesday, we had the privilege of delivering 300 hot Thanksgiving meals to our friends from Beacon Place courtesy of Carla and team @ the Market House restaurant in Lake Forest. Thank you,Carla - we were honored to play a role! Also, thanks to Community Church 6th Man John Corrigan for coordinating logistics, driving, delivering, etc. Please keep in mind that our Food Truck makes two trips per week to Waukegan Food Pantries, and is open for donations daily from 8:00 a.m.to 5:00 p.m. By the way, the meals included roast turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, rolls, cranberry, green beens, dessert from Bent Fork - what a meal!!!
In case you missed our light-hearted Thanksgiving
message to the Community Church family...
Thoughts From Margaret Kelley
Here's a very thoughtful article by Margaret Kelley - who's part of our church family - writing on (click on boldface) "A Parent's Reflections on Finding Joy in Winter." Margaret's piece was widely distributed, and she includes mention of Dr. Matt Dewar!
Meditation Friday & Sunday
Meditation Sessions - 45 Minutes Including 20 Minute Sit
Fridays on ZOOM - Sunday TBD (see below)
Join Zoom Meetings
Meeting ID: 927 7895 1159
Password: hippo
Friday 11/27 @ 9 AM hosted by Dave Andersen (847-691-3866) via Zoom
Sunday 11/29 @ 9 AM TBD Text Dave Andersen (847-691-3866) if interested & for logistics coordination
(We meet other days, too - contact Dave for info!)
Website & "Sunday Morning" Changes
Speaking of our website, we are beginning a renovation. If you have thoughts and ideas on how the church site can do better job of (a) telling our story to outsiders, and (b) meeting your needs, email Tom. Thank you! Also, Elliott and Ken and our entire team have been working very hard on creating the best Sunday Morning service possible for you. Your feedback has truly helped us, and we continue to move forward. Thanks very much!
And in the Coming Week...
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Weekly Wellness with Matt Dewar - email Matt HERE for the link to join in 6:00 pm online session next Monday night
Monday Walk with Tom & Sean - meet @ the office @ 10:00 a.m. Monday rain or shine!
Sean's Book Study via Zoom continues next week on Tuesday evening - email Sean HERE for more info or questions
Annual Fund Gifts to the church help keep us going! No, we are not asking people to write on a piece of paper what they are going to give in the coming year - but we still need the same financial support as we received last year to continue our ministry in the coming year. Go to our website for more info. Thanks to all who have participated thus far! Have a great week!