* * * Sunday Service @ Gazebo Cancelled Due to Weather * * *
Livestream Service Available @ 10:00 a.m.
Hopeful News
The Community Church - Oct. 16, 2020
Livestream Worship
on the Screen
Sunday, October 18 - 10:00 am
link for the service will be sent to you
via e-mail - also available on website
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"Who Is The You?"
sermon by Dr. Thomas Dickelman
part one of a three-part sermon series
next Sunday Rev. Sean Miller "BELONG"
Music by Karen Shook and Jim Seidel
service available livestreamed on our website
The Most Unique Annual Fund in the History of the Community Church
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This Sunday we will begin our most unique Annual Fund ever. What makes it unique is that while while as in the past we do seek your financial support, we are not asking donors to make formal pledges.
We've made this decision for a number of reasons, including our trust that the congregation and community will support our church without having to write it down on a piece of paper and return it to the church office.
Additionally, given the unique times in which we live - in some ways it seems insensitive on our part to ask people to make a firm financial commitment for the coming year when so many simply do not know what the coming year looks like. So, we are faithfully preparing for 2021 trusting that our church family and community will do what they have always done - provide the financial support needed to do the work to which God calls us.
While we will be talking about our theme "YOU BELONG HERE" during the next 3 weeks, the Annual Fund will be lower key in the past (though our need for financial support remains the same!). One thing that will change is that each quarter we will update you on our ministry and how we are doing financially.
If you'd like to make a gift to our church, you can do so via check, security transfer, VENMO, PayPal, or through our secure online giving partner, FaithStreet. Please contact Peter Wolff or go to our website for additional information.
Last Saturday's Crabtree Farm Nature Walk
Crabtree Walk host Jack Schuler
Crabtree Docent Tom Gleeson expanded on the Farm history Jack shared and led us through a number of the buildings - including the wood shop. Mike Jarvi is the wood shop artisan - he's the father of vocalist Emi Jarvi who sang from her home in England for our worship last spring.
One of the many beautiful vistas that about 85 people from our church and the community enjoyed last Saturday - thanks to Jack Schuler, Tanya Sharman, the Bryan family, Mike Jarvi, and Tom Gleeson
Home to Crabtree's Hermit...
From the Land of Dr. Matt Dewar!!!
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Middle School Group gathering after the Gazebo service this Sunday is postponed due to weather - reschedule info soon!
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High School Group will get together this Thursday @ 7:00 pm
via zoom - email MATT for the link
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Weekly Wellness will meet this Monday @ 6:00 p.m. -
please email MATT for the link
Community Church Scavenger Hunt
Sunday, October 18 @ 4:00 pm
Meet @ Church Office
117 Scranton Ave., Lake Bluff

Plan on arriving a little early so we will have time to hand out clue sheets and give a few instructions. There are 10 clues that will lead you to 10 locations in Lake Bluff and Lake Forest. When you find the locations, you'll write down the address on the CLUE sheet and take a picture.
You have up to 90 minutes to find the answers to the questions and return to the start point no later than 5:30 p.m. We will tally the correct answers and hand out prizes. Call John Corrigan @ 847.344.6829 or email John Corrigan with questions or to sign up - or just show up. It's gonna be a great way to spend a bit of time on an autumn afternoon!
Community Church
Food Drive Resumes

The Community Church Food Drive is resuming to support approximately 100 families served by Beacon House in south Waukegan and 180 families served by El Puente Food Pantry in north Waukegan.
With the weather changing, many families dependent on seasonal work will be in need as will families that lost jobs due to the pandemic. In short, food lines overwhelming food pantries across the country.
Please place non-perishable food in the church van parked at 117 Scranton in Lake Bluff. Van doors are open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. If doors are closed please leave food at the front door of office. Thank you in advance for your support - it goes a long way! - John Corrigan
Why Not Join Sean Miller & Others For His Next Zoom Book Study?
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The study will feature Barbara Brown Taylor's critically-acclaimed Leaving Church, which is available at the Lake Forest bookstore, the library, and other book outlets. Gatherings will meet on Nov. 10, 17, Dec. 1 & 8 via Zoom from 7:00 to 8:15 pm. Email Sean to
sign up.
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"Barbara Brown Taylor, once hailed as one of America’s most effective and beloved preachers, eloquently tells the moving and delightful story of her search to find an authentic way of being Christian—even when it meant giving up her pulpit."
Community Contemplation
October 13 - October 19
Thich Nhat Hanh on Mindfulness click HERE
Tue. 5:45 pm hosted by Venu Tummalapalli via Zoom
Wed. 9 am hosted by Elinor Jannotta at Sunrise Pk.*
Fri. 9 am hosted by Dave Andersen "Hybrid Zoom" at Sunrise Pk.*
Sun. 9 am hosted by Dave Andersen at Sunrise Pk.*
  • * Sunrise Park in Lake Bluff - meet at the top of the bluff between Prospect & Center with your meditation cushion/chair or use bench. If rainy, meditation will move to the Lake Bluff Beach south shelter.
Join Zoom Meetings
Community Contemplation
Meeting ID: 927 7895 1159
Password: hippo
Thich Nhat Hanh on The Practice of Mindfulness
"Mindfulness is the energy that helps us recognize the conditions of happiness that are already present in our lives.
Most people are forgetful; they are not really there a lot of the time. Their mind is caught in their worries, their fears, their anger, and their regrets, and they are not mindful of being there. That state of being is called forgetfulness—you are there but you are not there. You are caught in the past or in the future. You are not there in the present moment, living your life deeply. That is forgetfulness.
The opposite of forgetfulness is mindfulness. Mindfulness is when you are truly there, mind and body together. You breathe in and out mindfully, you bring your mind back to your body, and you are there. When your mind is there with your body, you are established in the present moment. Then you can recognize the many conditions of happiness that are in you and around you, and happiness just comes naturally".
5 Thich Nhat Hanh Mindfulness Exercises (LINK)
If you have any questions or difficulties don't hesitate to call/text the person(s) hosting the meditation or study group you are seeking to attend: 
Venu 224-800-4049
Elinor 312-952-9374
Dave 847-691-3866