Save the Date - Sept. 29
20th Year Celebration Service
Featuring The 20 Year All Star Band
Rev. Dr. Tom Dickelman preaching
Ice Cream Social Sunday (Sundae)
10 AM Lily Reid Holt Chapel
This Sunday is the final
beach service—
look on the sweet side,
next week ice-cream at the chapel!
Tunes by the Blues Dudes
Message by Zach Hancock
Prayers on the Wind
Treats graciously provided by the Fisher Family
Sign up for a slot in September—November to provide
Extra Special Announcement
We're creating a hard copy Pictorial Directory of Community Church Family & Friends and want you to be part of it! You can send an image to Pam Campbell or get your picture taken at worship. We'll take your name, and get in touch in the next few weeks to make sure we include the contact info you'd like. There will be
no charge for the color Directory, and they'll be
available to folks who participate.

Introducing the new Mary Poppins of the
Community Church for young children (ages 0-preK)
Nancy Waweru!
Assisting Nancy will be a team of young people (one present with Nancy each Sunday). The team includes: Sloane Weisberg, Hayden Keller, Logan Keller, Catherine Richmond, and Charlotte Yehle.
Do you smell something smokey?

October 5th
The Lake Bluff Ribfest Society's
Annual Rib Competition

The Community Church will be participating
(and competing) under a new team name--
drumroll please...
Fire and Brimstone

Please join the fun by bringing your best appetizer to help us in our quest for People's Choice Award .
Some favored apps include: deviled eggs, bacon appetizers, cole slaw, baked beans, grilled veggies...whatever your best is—bring it!
Apps are what win the People's Choice award—not the ribs.
The People's Choice Award goes to the team that raises the most money for charity through the donations of Ribfest foodie tourists—therefore: we need killer apps .
Signup to bring an app: The Community Church.
Prayer Flags
  Get your prayer flag this Sunday! We will hand out individual flags on Sunday to the people who signed up at the service. You will take your square home to design and bring it back to be included on the prayer flag string. We will hang the custom Community Church prayer flags each week during C hapel Season to help remind us and feel the spirit of the beach in the chapel!
1st Annual High School Senior Brunch
The Community Church is incredibly fortunate to have the expert leadership of Matt Dewar helping guide our youth. Sunday's brunch was exemplar of the skill that Matt has in connecting with high school age young people and guiding them into paths of wisdom, healthy perspective, and personal insight. These eight seniors and all the kids in MSG and HSG will profit greatly from the leadership of Matt Dewar this year!
The seniors who attended the brunch are pictured below.
Charlie Altounian
Will Shlactenhaufen
Ryan Klein
Ingrid Falls
James Randolph
Charlotte Yehle
Graham Pierson
Lucas Redding (wearing the hat backwards)
The Community Church
And Books
for Spiritual Growth

This year three books will be
presented in three seasons
Fall Winter Spring

We hope you will consider attending one, two, or all three book discussions.
Discussions led by Zach Hancock.

The Fall Book

On The Brink of Everything (Penguin 2018)
by Parker Palmer 

Why we chose to read this book:
Parker Palmer is one of the beloved writers about spirituality and wisdom, and now, on the cusp of his eighth decade Parker has written a beautiful book of reflections and wisdom gleaned from 80 years of life as he catches glimpses of “the brink of everything” not too far out in the distance of his long life.

This book is not for elders only. It was written to encourage adults of all ages to explore the way their lives are unfolding. It’s not a how-to-do-it book on aging, but a set of meditations in prose and poetry that turn the prism on the meaning(s) of one’s life, refracting new light at every turn.

At 215 pages On The Brink is right in the sweet spot of length—very manageable to read in a relatively short amount of time. 

Reviews of On the Brink
“Our entire culture is deeply in need of true elders, and you can’t be one until you have arrived there—chronologically, spiritually, and intellectually. Parker J. Palmer is a writer and a man who has clearly earned the title of elder. And he elders with such readability and humor! This book is a generous gift to all of us—and to our attempts at a truly human civilization.” 
—Richard Rohr, founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation and author of Falling Upward and Adam’s Return

“Parker Palmer is one of our wisest minds and lives and one of my greatest mentors. He has the spirit of a poet and the stature of a prophet. There is no one I’d rather eavesdrop on as he ponders ‘the brink of everything.’ This book is a companion for not merely surviving a fractured world but embodying—like Parker—the fiercely honest and gracious wholeness that is ours to claim at every stage of life.” 
—Krista Tippett, founder of On Being Studios, author of Einstein’s God and Becoming Wise, and winner of the 2013 National Humanities Medal

RSVP or questions to Zach Hancock

Pickup your book at Lake Forest Bookstore ($20). Mention that you are part of the Community Church book group and receive 15% off.
Books are available as early as this Friday Sept. 20th.
We encourage you to buy from our local bookseller.

On the Brink will meet twice, once for a pre-reading discussion and once after all have read the book.
There will be an evening session and morning session to choose from.
Attendees are welcome to attend either time that works, no stipulation on choosing an AM or PM group. Come to the session that works for you.

October 14th 9 AM & 7 PM Gorton Center room 215

October 28th 9 AM & 7 PM Gorton Center room 215
Have you ever wondered about A Course in Miracles— what it is and sorta wanted to check it out?
If so, this is a terrific opportunity.
Darrell Bloom is facilitating a group that will use Alan Cohen's book
A Course in Miracles Made Easy

Oct. 3 at 9 AM
Gorton Community Center room 215
This group expects to meet for 6 weeks and could go longer.

Contact Darrell Bloom with questions or for more details
Ken's Corner
 Hi Folks,

Arts for Alzheimer’s September THIS WEEKEND!!

It has been quite a journey for me to be involved with this. It quickly became way bigger than I could have ever imagined with 44 events and more of an educational focus than fundraising. This was all because of the unrelenting passion of my neighbor Linda Green and the generosity of the folks at Barbara’s Bookstore . If you’ve been touched by Alzheimers in some way then please come support this worthy cause. It runs from 9 am to 10 pm Saturday and Sunday. If you come after the mall is closed, Barbara’s outside entrance will be open. If you can’t make it and want to show financial support, then here’s a way to do it from your mobile phone:

Text: 51555
Type in: 2endalz
Type in: Your Zip Code
Select your walk
Select team: Arts for Alzheimers

Upcoming Music and Events
Terry Moran at the Lake Bluff Farmers Market

Saturday and Sunday

The Cicero Pulaski Band with our friends Nic Barnum, Fred Koch, Kathleen Kelly Doetsch, Andrew Festin, Mattson Tyler, Jeff Lackie, Brett Kreiner & Danny McMurray at the OKTOBERFEST BLOCK PARTY in downtown Lake Bluff

See you soon!

And Finally...

September 21st is
International Day of Peace!
(this Saturday)
Take a moment at noon this Saturday
to pause, pray, and consider your future actions for PEACE.

And remember, peace begins in our hearts, in our closest relationships, in our homes, and extends from these intimate places to all the world!

And from all of us here at the
Community Church World Headquarters,
117 E. Scranton Lake Bluff, IL :

Go in peace, and we hope to see you some
Sunday real soon!