This Sunday - Advent I
"Kale & Kelp Seaweed Smoothies"
by Dr. Thomas Dickelman
with special music by "The FamBand"
featuring the Halls, Kochs & Delman -
the Lord's Supper will be served
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9:00 am - Meditation in Room 100 Reid Hall
9:00 to 11:00 am - Childcare in Reid Hall
10:00 am - Service in Lily Reid Holt Chapel
11:00 am - Coffee Hour in Reid Hall
thanks to Amy Nagle for treats & greeting
and Nancy White for Christmas season poinsettias
2020 Annual Fund Results as of 11/27/19
The 2020 Goal for the Annual Fund is $550,000
To date, we have raised $386,000
leaving a gap of $164,000

128 individuals / families have participated;
our goal is for 200 participants

We will close the fund Dec. 31.

There are a number of ways to participate - pledge, make a one-time gift, donate securities, or give online through our secure partner Faithstreet . In order to be faithful stewards we need to know what resources will be available to us in 2020. Thanks to all who have supported our church to date - if you have questions, please contact Peter Wolff . We will receive gifts and pledges for the Annual Fund through December 31. 2019. Thank you.
Please remember to bring unwrapped
Christmas Gifts for Beacon Place
to our service this Sunday or to our
Lake Bluff office by this Tue. @ 9 a.m.

Also, our
Annual World Bicycle Relief
Buffalo Bike Christmas Sale
begins Sunday, Dec. 8
a wonderful way to say "I love you"
AND change the world!
contact Zach for more information
Community Church Christmas Calendar
12/8 Advent II with Rev. Zachary Hancock, preaching & special music by "The Three Fiddlers" back @ the Community Church following your requests for their return!
12/15 Advent III "Annual Children's Christmas Pageant" with special music by the New York-based "Opera Cowgirls" making their first Community Church appearance - and a few
words from Tom Dickelman
12/15 Annual Church Christmas Party & Sing Along The Lake Bluff Brewing Company featuring Ken Hall & Elliott Delman - free of charge - bring your friends - for the kids "Elf" begins at 2:30 p.m. in the Griffith, Grant & Lackie lobby (re-takes for Church Family & Friends Pictorial Directory taken at the party)
12/21 Longest Night Service 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. at the Gorton Community Center. Led by Ken, Zach, Tom & L ydia Backer, this service will speak to all seeking comfort and hope, wholeness and renewal. Please join us for a time of quiet reflection, readings from books of meditations, poetry and music.
12.22 Advent IV "A Buckthorn Christmas" with a message by Dr. Dickelman - join us and please remember to bring a friend for this very special annual holiday treat

12.24 Christmas Eve - Traditional Service of Candlelight & Carols
3:00 & 5:00 pm Ken Hall will lead an extraordinary group of vocalist & instrumentalists and Dr. Thomas Dickelman will offer
a Christmas Eve meditation. You might arrive a
few minutes early to ensure a good seat.
"Come to the Manger"
Children's Christmas Pageant 2019
During Church - Sunday 12/8
11am to noon - Saturday 12/14
Sunday Service - 12/15
Contact Sue Gale-Beck if you have questions
or if you'd like your child(ren) to participate
High School Group
An Evening With Matt Dewar
Thursday, December 5th 
7 PM to 9 PM
Dinner Included
The Randolph's Home - students grades 9 thru 12
Please RSVP to Pam Campbell
Retreat with Dr. Matt Dewar 
Saturday, January 18 - 10:30 AM
to Sunday, January 19 - 12 Noon
To reserve your spot or to inquire about the event email Zach
Just 20 spots available - first come, first served
$100 includes the retreat program,
lunch-dinner-breakfast, and accommodations. 
If you’ve never been before to a retreat with Matt,
it is worth your time and resources to do so! 
If you have been on retreat with Matt before, you have the opportunity to go that much deeper into your personal work. 
This retreat will be held at the beautiful Joseph and Mary Retreat House, 1300 Stritch Drive Mundelein, IL 60060
Photo Directory - Get Your Picture Taken This Sunday -
If you haven't already done so - please see John or Pam at the North Entrance of the chapel following the service to have your picture taken for the 2020 Photo Directory. Or, send your photo to  Pam .
We are getting close to the deadline so please
send an image or get your picture taken!
Community Contemplation / Meditation

Tuesday 5:30 pm Gorton Community Center room 215
Wednesday 9:00 am Gorton Community Center room 215
Friday 9:00 am Gorton Community Center room 215
Sunday 9:00 am Reid Hall room 100 (across the breezeway from Lily Reid Holt Chapel)
Ken's Korner 

Hi Folks,

I’m so thankful for all the wonderful musicians I get to interact with during the year. I hope you’ll take the opportunity to go out and see some wonderful holiday music by our friends. Here’s where they are playing.

Saturday: “Compass Rose” will be at Maya Del Sol in Oak Park. Music starts at 9 pm.

December 4: The Love plays every Wednesday at the Tudor Wine Bar in Glencoe from 7 pm - 10 pm

December 5: Soul Message plays at Andy’s Jazz Club in Chicago for the 5 pm show. Bob Hasty conducts the Northwestern University Chamber Orchestra featuring Torelli’s Christmas Concerto and Mozart Symphony no. 36. For more information click here

December 8: Bob Miller will be playing a Holiday Concert with the College of Lake County Wind Ensemble at 4 pm.

December 11: Bob and Jane Miller will be playing a Holiday Concert with the College of Lake County Concert band at 7 pm. The Love plays every Wednesday at the Tudor Wine Bar in Glencoe from 7 pm - 10 pm.

December 12: Soul Message plays at Andy’s Jazz Club in Chicago for the 5 pm show.

December 13: The Don Stiernberg Quartet will be playing at Studio 5 in Evanston. The show starts at 8 pm.

December 15: Bob Hasty conducts the Highland Park Strings featuring Brahm’s Double Concerto and Beethoven’s Symphony no. 2 (this is a free event!) For more information click here .

December 18: The Love plays every Wednesday at the Tudor Wine Bar in Glencoe from 7 pm - 10 pm

Beacon Christmas Ideas List

Family Gifts
Pots and pans
Crock Pots or Blenders
Baking dishes/Pyrex
Tool boxes
Colorful dish sets (4 pc place settings)
Immersion blender
Sheet sets (twin, full, or queen)

Father Gifts
Wallets/work gloves
Hoodies or fleece (L or XL)
Small hand tools
Warm socks or work socks
Fashion watches
Puffy, down style vest
PJ Pants
Cologne, Shaving supplies

Mother Gifts
Fashion scarves/wallets
Jewelry/body wash gift set
Warm fuzzy socks
Warm sweaters
Fashion watches
Fleece jackets
Flat iron, Hair dryer

Children Gifts
Lego’s Kits (all ages/both sexes)
Slime/ Slime kits
Barbies/Super Hero figurines
Little girl and big girl purses
Simple games: Trouble, Headbanz, Connect Four, Jenga, Sorry, Guess Who, 
Large piece floor puzzles
Hatchimals or Shopkins or LOL Surprise Dolls
Large firetruck, other trucks
Art cases (markers, pastels, paints, etc.)
Craft kits, Loom kits, Bracelet bead kits
Ohuhu marker sets
Minecraft themed toys and mini-figures
Marvel themed toys
Coding games/Science Kits

Warm fuzzy socks
White athletic socks (M,L,XL)
Underwear (character)
Warm pajamas (M, L, XL)           
Warm ski gloves for tweens
White polo shirts (All children sizes/both sexes)
Fashion sweaters (All children sizes/both sexes)  
Khaki and Navy School Pants (All Children sizes – 6- 14/both sexes)   
Solid color hoodies ( both sexes/ all sizes)

Jewelry/make-up kits
Fashion watches/belts
Warm hoodies or sweaters
(Men/Women sizes M, L, XL)
Phone case (i-phone 7)
Pop socket phone stand
Jewelry stand
Small (2X3) decorative teen rug
Model airplanes
Skateboards, Scooters
Bluetooth small speakers
Wireless earbuds
Joggers for boys (adult S, M)
Mini backpack for girls
Finger nail polish sets
Hair accessories/products/gel
Bliss baby curling wand
Curling iron
Cozy pj pants (boys or girls)
Coding games
Mini/portable chargers 
Teen Sling Purses