As we enter into the Advent Season, I pray for each of you! My prayers for you are ones you won’t find in packages or under the tree. They won’t be in homemade candy or gingerbread cookies. You won’t find my prayers in outside decorations or elaborate Christmas trees.

My prayers will be found in the relationships you have with the people around you—love packaged up in a warm hug or a hand written note, kindness sealed with a sincere smile, a handshake, or the fresh taste of belly laughter. My prayers include the blossoming awareness that the love in your heart shines bright enough to touch another’s darkness and illuminate new possibilities. 

May you each have a Blessed Advent Season!

Yours in Christ,
  Pastor Julie

  • for the Advent candle lighting on 10, 17 & 24 December 2017
  • to be readers for the Lessons and Carol Service on 31 December 2017

Next meeting will be on January 10th @ 7:30 pm.
We will read and discuss: ​​" A Gentleman in Moscow" by
Amor Towles

We all enjoy fellowship time after the service. The new sign sheets are up in the lounge. Just choose a date to host. You can also sign up online on our website:

The Deacons will be selling poinsettias, in the narthex, after worship on:
  • December 3rd
  • December 10th
Color choices include red, pink and white at $15/plant.

The Shelter Inc. Tree will be up in the Lounge soon. There are a few tags still available. Gifts will be collected through December 10th.

It’s that time of year again! We are collecting donations to provide Christmas Baskets for Neil Armstrong and Blackwell Elementary Schools. Each year we work in conjunction with Mariano’s to provide food baskets for children and their families who could use a little extra help this time of year. Each basket will contain approximately $42 worth of food. Please make checks payable to COTC and indicate “Christmas Basket” in the memo line. Donations will be accepted through Sunday, December 10 th .   
   Sunday, December 3
1st Sunday Of Advent - Hope
Hanging of the Greens

8:30 am – Continental Breakfast for all

​9:00 - Sunday School for all ages

10:00 am - Worship with Communion & Choir

11:00 - Coffee Hour & Fellowship
Wednesday, December 6 @ noon

Lunch with pastor - Meeting at Egg Harbor Café 1310 American Ln, Schaumburg
Mark 1:1-8; Isaiah 40:1-11
Thursday, December 7 @ 7 pm - Choir practice
  Sunday, December 10
2nd Sunday Of Advent - Peace
Children will sing in Worship
8:30 am – Continental Breakfast for all

​9:00 - Sunday School for all ages

10:00 am - Worship with Choir

11:00 - Coffee Hour & Fellowship