"Jumbo Community Church News"

"Merry Christmas" from MSG students who enjoyed a
Christmas party at MSG'er Karl Nagel's home this week
Annual Fund Update
To date we have received $451,162
in gifts and pledges toward our goal of $516,000
Thanks to the 166 families & individuals participating;
if you have yet to do so please consider
making a pledge or gift before Dec. 31.
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The easiest way to make a pledge is by sending
Tom a confidential email - Tom
"Last Sunday - Advent I - With Zach"
This Sunday
The Second Sunday of Advent
Christmas Jazz with Ken Hall & Friends
"Maybe God's Waiting for Us..."
Dr. Thomas Dickelman, preaching
9:00 am Meditation - Reid Hall
9:00 to 11:00 am Child Care - Reid Hall
10:00 am - Service - Lily Reid Holt Chapel
11:00 - Coffee Hour - Reid Hall
Advent at the Community Church

Dec. 9 Christmas Jazz & Tom preaches

Dec. 16 The Three Fiddlers & Tom preaches with special guest Mary Beth Johnson from World Bicycle Relief

Dec. 16 All Church Christmas Party at the Lake Bluff Brewing Company - Christmas tunes by Ken Hall & Elliott Delman - free
beverages & food - "Elf" for kids at Griffith Grant & Lackie two doors down - bring your friends! - no RSVP just show up!

Dec. 20 Longest Night Service, Gorton Community Center 7:00 pm

Dec. 23 Children's Christmas Pageant & the Dancing Bohemian Ukulele Team & Tom preaches

Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Services @ 3:00 & 5:00 pm with Nic Barnum, Christina Trulio, Ally Ahern & Friends singing with Tom preaching
Zach Hancock, Lydia Backer MSW, Elliot Delman & Tom Dickelman lead this service @ the Gorton Community Center on Dec. 20 at 7:00 pm. All are welcome for this service of reflection & renewal.
"Christmas is for Others"
World Bicycle Relief
Gift Program is BACK!
If you have a loved one for whom you'd like to give a gift - but they don't necessarily need anymore stuff - this is the ideal way to say "Merry Christmas!" and help change lives! Purchase a "Buffalo Bike" (see below) for $147 by making a check out to the Community Church, and World Bicycle Relief will send a new Buffalo Bike to a deserving person in a developing country, and the Community Church will send a Christmas card to your loved one letting then know about your generous gift. Best of all, this year there is again a 2 for 1 match available for us - if you purchase 1 Buffalo Bike, you will actually be purchasing 2! Questions email Pam or talk to Zach after church on Sunday.
"For & About Your Children..."

HSG (High School Group) Volunteers @
Feed My Starving Children

Our effort is essential in the fight against world hunger – packing boxes with food makes it possible for FMSC to send boxes of food to starving kids worldwide.There is no better time than the holidays to show our love and give our participation!

December 11 (Tuesday) 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Please email Zach to sign up or to ask a question
Congrats to Patrick Corrigan
on getting his private pilot's license
this week. Patrick is a senior @
Lake Forest High School.
Community Church Children's Christmas Pageant
is around the corner on Dec. 23! We need children of all ages
to make the pageant - held during our 10:00 am worship service -
a hit! If your child can participate, please email Sue Gale-Beck
A "Dinner for Eight" l ast weekend at Bill & Barbara's home. More "Dinners" are being set up for January - send Pam an email if you are interested in hosting / joining.
"Music, Music, Music (and Video)"
Come Uke With Us!
Don't forget the Dancing Bohemian School of Uke led by Elliot Delman continues to meet @ the church office. If you are interested in either learning to play the ululele, or already play and would enjoy jamming with others, send Elliott an email Elliott
Last Sunday's Worship Video
Ken Hall's Music World

Friday : Compass Rose (with Tom Bowling and Elliott Delman) will be performing at Maya Restaurant in Oak Park at 8 PM.

Sunday : It’s our annual Jazz Christmas service at the chapel. We’ll be featuring Kurt Yost on sax, Eric VanDuyne on guitar, Jeff Lackie on drums, Jim Seidel on bass and special guest Christina Trulio on vocals. 

Later Sunday at 4 pm Bob Miller will be playing in the percussion section for the Wind Ensemble of Lake County at the CLC Grayslake campus:
A Christmas Festival, Leroy Anderson
Russian Christmas Music for Symphonic Band, Alfred Reed
Minor Alternations No. 2, Carols From The Dark Side, David Lovrien
Sleigh Ride, Leroy Anderson
Greensleeves, arranged by Alfred Reed
Symphony for Brass and Percussion, Alfred Reed

December 11 : Linda Taylor and I will be guests on the show Info Explorers hosted by Ted Schneider on 98.3 WRLR. It will be a show to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and the people it affects. They’ll be airing the song Linda wrote lyrics to, “Auguste D,” and also my song devoted to my dad, “Memories Not Forgotten.” The radio station isn’t very powerful, so unless you live in the Round Lake area you’ll need to listen to the live podcast at: https://wrlr.fm/shows/info-explorers/

December 12 : 7:30 pm. Lake County Concert Band
Italian Rhapsody, Julie Giroux
An Irving Berlin Christmas, Irving Berlin, arranged by Warren Barker
Symphonic Prelude on Adeste Fidelis, Claude T. Smith
O Magnum Mysterium, Morten Lauridsen trans. by H. Robert Reynolds
German Carol Festival, arranged by James Christensn
Sleigh Ride, Leroy Anderson 
Russian Christmas Music

December 13 : Bushwood will be performing at the Lake Bluff Brewing Co. for their Annual Holidazzle Show. They’ll pull from their catalog of country, rock and blues covers, along with a few Christmas songs. And wine is half off!

December 29 & 30 : Studio 5’s Steve Rashid will feature “Practical Radio Theatre on Air,” a classic radio show featuring grown-up comedy, great live music, and spectacular handmade sound effects! Plus adult beverages! If that isn’t enough, Eva B. Ross, who has amazed us with her vocals at the beach, will be warming up the 12/30 show. Read all about it and buy tickets here
Christmas Eve Tunes
Make sure you get to one of our Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Services
(3 & 5). They're always memorable,
but this year we will be
blessed with a particularly excellent music team lead by
Ally Ahern, Nic Barnum & Christina Trulio. Can't wait!