Gurnee Community Church Children's Ministry

Whether you are just joining our Children's Ministry monthly emails or have received them for quite a while there are always great thing to read about!  We're glad you are a part of the GCC's Children's Ministry!!!!
Bring Bibles

Wanted to remind parents that Elementary students are encouraged to bring their bibles to church on Sunday.  We want to get them in the habit of opening their bibles and looking up verses and if it is in their own bibles then they will get more familiar with them.  If your child does not have a bible we would be more than happy to provide them a bible that they can take home with them to keep.  If they forget to bring a bible on Sundays then we have extras that they can use.  We use the NIV Adventure Bible.


We collect offering every Sunday in 2 year old room, 3 year old room, PreK room and Elementary.  There is no expectation that your child(ren) need to bring offering but wanted you to be made aware of it if you didn't know.  The offering goes to an organization that the Elementary kids vote on.

Fall Festival

Saturday, October 20th from 5:30-8:30 pm at Kroll's Farm.  There will be hayrides, a corn maze, farm animals and more.  Sandwiches will be provided.  Please bring a dish to pass.  The cost is $3 per person (max $12 per family).  Sign up is required. You can sign up  HERE or at the TruKids check-in desk on Sundays.

Advent Calendar Event

Saturday, November 17th from 3:00-5:00 pm @ GCC.  Come be a part of making an Advent Calendar to prepare your family for the celebration of Our Lord and Savior's birth!  We will have a short devotional and put together special advent calendars (similar to the one pictured).  You can sign up  HERE

Parents' Night Out

Saturday, December 8th from 5:30-8:30 pm @ GCC.  Go on a date, run some errands, get Christmas shopping done...whatever you want because your child(ren) will be watched by a great group of people so you can.  We will provide pizza and water for dinner for the kids.  Sign up HERE

Parenting Through the Phases

This is your last chance to sign up for a Parenting Through the Phases small group.
  • Parents' group - Sunday morning 9:15 am.  Childcare is provided
  • Parents' group - Monday evening at a home in Gurnee
  • Moms' group - Tuesday evenings (2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month) from 6:30-8:00 pm at church.  Childcare is provided. 
  • Moms' group - Wednesday mornings (2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month) from 9:30-11:00 am at church. Childcare is provided.
There are always other groups available, Sunday School, Disciple, Community Bible Study, etc.  Check out the  NEXT STEP  newsletter with more information on them or to sign up for a Parenting Through the Phases small group. 

We had a wonderful Phases Mini Retreat this past Saturday.

We are excited to share these resources with you, as well as many more.  We will have a resource center in the Family Life Center (gym) on Sunday mornings.  There are many sample books that we recommend for assisting you on your parenting journey.  There are also books that you might be interested in purchasing.  

We are called to come alongside each other and be in fellowship, not only for our own spiritual growth but the growth of our children.  Let's lean on each other for wisdom and knowledge on how to do this.

And how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.                                                           2 Timothy 3:15

May the Lord bless you in this time of parenting and equip you with resources on this journey!


Carrie Yeaman
Director of Children's and Family Ministries
847-336-2392 x209