Hard to believe - but TRUE! At Woodman's
on Rt. 50 in Kenosha this morning (yes, I'm
that cheap) I filled my 33 gallon truck tank
up for $33.00. Yes, .99 cents per gallon! - TD
Hopeful Times Zach-o-Rama Edition
Version Sink Oh
A FEW THOUGHTS FROM ZACH
ON THE MOVIE...
"The Human Element"
Film Screening and Discussion
Watch at Home - Gather on Zoom to Discuss

The Community Church invites you to join us for a special film event sponsored by Interfaith Power & Light and the Earth Vision Institute.

The best part is—it’s all from the comfort of your own home! In an arresting new documentary, environmental photographer James Balog, of Chasing Ice fame, captures the lives of everyday Americans on the front lines of climate change. With rare compassion and heart, The Human Element relays captivating stories from coast-to-coast, inspiring us to reevaluate our relationship with the natural world. 

If the previous description doesn’t convince you, then take it from Zach, it’s going to be good. Zach and Lydia saw Chasing Ice at the 2012 MountainFilm in Telluride and can attest that James Balog is an incredible photographer and filmmaker. 

Go to the web page below and sign up to receive a link to view The Human Element from April 17 through 26. After you sign-up (or if you have any questions) send Zach a note indicating that you are planning to watch and he will send you the link for the Zoom discussion group. It’s that easy. Date for discussion group TBA. 

Hey! Why Not Try It?
With Family! With Friends!
A "Worship on the Screen" Watch Party!
Worship on the Screen Watch Party

A big piece of what the Church is all about is gathering together and seeing the people we love as we share in the moments of a Sunday morning service. 
Social Distancing has put an end to church as usual for the time being but it doesn’t mean we can’t still see each other and enjoy the service with one another! 
Every Sunday the The Community Church sends out a link for the week’s Worship on the Screen—so why not have a Worship on the Screen Watch Party—virtually together on Zoom or Google Hangouts or FaceTime. It’s not quite the same as in person, but hey, neither is anything about the virtual life we’re in right now.
A group of Community Church folks took part in a Worship on the Screen Watch Party together and had a blast doing it. Nine families gathered together on Zoom—kids and all. Here’s how they did it: 

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• One person hosted the party and sent out an invite by email and/or text—this group chose to use Zoom but you could use Google Hangouts or any other platform that works for you and your group.

• Arrive at the party on your computer or phone. Spend the first few minutes chatting and comparing brunch items. 

• Start the Service on the Screen on a different device (a second computer or TV). A smart TV works really well for a Watch Party.

• Keep your friends on the computer and the service on the TV or vice-versa.

• Go to the web browser, visit the church website and HERE on Sunday and go down to Worship on the Screen and click, find the fresh new service delivered that morning and click.
  
• Muting the Watching Party participants while watching the service is probably a sensible idea (and what the Watch Party of nine families on Sunday chose to do).

• Texting or chatting on Zoom is a fun way to communicate and also hear the service (sort of like whispering during the service to the people you’re sitting near). 

• At the end of the service unmute the group, chat for a bit, say goodbye.  

If you’d like to try a Worship on the Screen Watch Party but have questions about how to do so from a technical standpoint email contact ZACH . If you’d like to be placed into a Watch Party group email & PAM

Community Church Zoom Menu
(the links are underlined, bold-faced, & italicized )

Monday
Mid-Day Prayers. Noon. Tom. LINK
* * NEW * * Weekly Wellness With Matt Dewar. 5:00 pm. LINK
(the Weekly Wellness Zoom with Matt is limited to 10 folks -
please email Pam Campbell to reserve a spot)

Tuesday
Mid-Day Prayers. Noon. Tom. LINK
Meditation. 5:45 pm Ann Barbour & Venu Tummalapalli. Community Contemplation

Wednesday
Meditation. 9:00 am. Zach Hancock. Community Contemplation
Mid-Day Prayers. Noon. Tom. LINK

Thursday
Course in Miracles. 9:00 am Darrell Bloom. LINK
Mid-Day Prayers. Noon. Tom. LINK
Virtual Bohemian School of Uke. 5:30 pm. Elliott Delman. LINK
High School Group. 7:00 pm. Zach & Matt. LINK

Friday
Meditation. 9:00 am. Dave Andersen. Community Contemplation
Mid-Day Prayers. Noon. Tom. LINK

Sunday
Meditation. 9:00 am. Zack Hancock. Community Contemplation

Notes:
if you use the Zoom app for Community Contemplation the Meeting
ID: 927-7895-1159 and the Password: hippo
• if you use the Zoom app for High School Group the Meeting ID:
933 0136 4405 and the Password: peace
if you use the Zoom app for Mid-Day Prayer , the Meeting ID is 674 147 814 and the password is peace
• if you use the Zoom app for Thursday morning Course in Miracles the Meeting ID: 996 069 420
• if you use the Zoom app for the Virtual Bohemian School of Uke the Meeting ID: 771 5775 2833
• if you use the Zoom app for Weekly Wellness with Matt Dewar the Meeting ID: 957 5163 9334
All you need to do to participate is click on the link next to the program. If you have questions, email Elliott Delman Darrell Bloom or Dave Andersen
Thanks to the wonderfully generous folks who've made donations allowing us to achieve a match of $2000! We will be sending $2000+ checks to the Beacon Place and El Puente Latino Food Pantries!
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Our Food DRIVE will
benefit our friends at Beacon Place &
El Puente Latino Food Pantry in Waukegan
• Driving E Lake Bluff Tue & Sat 10 - 12
• Driving W Lake Bluff Tue & Sat 12 - 2
• drop off @ church office daily 8 to 5 pm all other days
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Friends, most children in the areas where we are donating food are not receiving daily meals at school. Many of their parents have lost jobs or have been laid off due to the virus. Our neighbors are HUNGRY . Please help. And, if you prefer to write a check, please make it out to: Community Church Charities. Our, you can give on our website in a variety of ways. Both Beacon Place and El Puente Del Taco are able to purchase food in bulk at excellent prices
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The truck is open for drop offs! And, weather cooperating, we will begin driving our LB routes this week
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Finally, Lake Bluff friends - we are hoping to strategically place small yard signs throughout the Village. If you'd prefer for us to not place a sing in your yard, please email Pam
The Community Church -
20 Years of Memories
Since we're doing a Zach-o-Rama edition of the newsletter, here's Zach on our worktrip to North Carolina
Zach, Lydia, Henry, Bela just before they moved to Lake Forest 3.5 years ago - Francis joined the family later that year