The Hopeful Times
(Sept. 18 Jumbo Edition)
This Sunday - The Gazebo / Octagon
One Ten Minute Round Each
The Young Buck
The Old Goat
The Theme: "Turning the Other Cheek"
Sunday @ 10:00 a.m. - music by Steve Rashid
A Few Spots Remain for Sean's Zoom Study on Holy Envy
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Join Sean Miller for a four-week ZOOM conversation about Barbara Brown Taylor - a renowned and beloved New York Times bestselling author of An Altar in the World and Learning to Walk in the Dark recounts her moving discoveries of finding the sacred in unexpected places while teaching the world’s religions to undergraduates in rural Georgia, revealing how God delights in confounding our expectations.
Classes will meet on Tuesday evenings 7 to 8 p.m. on ZOOM
September 29, October 6, October 13 & October 20.
Copies of Holy Envy can be obtained through the Lake Forest Bookstore (847 234 4420) or other sources. Please read the Introduction, Chapters 1 and 2 prior to our first class. Please email Sean if you'd like to participate.
Yes, It's Time Again For
Weekly Wellness
With Dr. Matt Dewar
This Monday @ 6:00 p.m.
email Matt to reserve a spot!
Be a Hostess With the Mostess...
In a little over a month we'll hold our first service in the
state-of-art John & Nancy Hughes Theater @ the Gorton Community Center. To help keep our services healthy
and safe, we've created a HOST program.
If you are interested in finding out more, please email Pam.
or talk to Tom after church this Sunday
Look for "A Spirited Take" Coming Soon!
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"A Spirited Take" is a twice-monthly show presented on YouTube, Facebook and as a podcast by the Community Church and our Center for Innovative Ministry. We are getting our first show together - in the meantime, follow "A Spirited Take" on twitter - @ASpiritedTake - for nuggets from Sean, Tom, Matt & the Community Church.
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EVERYONE Is invited to meet at the church office @ 10:00 a.m. THIS MONDAY, SEPT. 21 - for some “walking & talking!” Sean will lead a one to two-mile trek through Lake Bluff. Our only agenda is fresh air, a bit of exercise, and to enjoy being together. Bee there by 10:00 a.m.
The Church Directory Supplement
Three Weeks Remain!!!
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The Community Church & Friends Pictorial Directory has been published. Those of you who participated in the Directory by giving us contact info and (in most cases) a picture should have received your hard copy by now. If not, email Pam.
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Now, because (1) we have a bunch of new folks in the church, (2) some who wanted to be in the Directory but never got around to it, and (3) and a couple additions we'd like to make, we are going to publish a mini-supplement! If you'd like to participate - and we are doing this all between now and October 15 at which time we will take what we have, print the supplement and distribute - contact Pam.
Bagpipes & Bonfire
This Saturday @ the Gazebo (& Everywhere!
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This Saturday the legendary Bagpipes & Bonfire event will not be held at Open Lands - but instead, pipers will be throughout our communities. See below:
The pipers will play simultaneously at 6:30 p.m. at the above locations. If you are looking for a fun place to gather - join other folks from the church at the Gazebo in Lake Bluff where Tom will be representing our church as flag bearer for the event.
(As of press time, Open Lands was non-committal on Tom's idea of accompanying the piper on "Amazing Grace"
with his baritone ukulele.)
Save the Date
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The 1st Community Church Scavenger Hunt
October 18
The Hunt begins at the Church office
117 Scranton Ave.
(start time to be announced soon)
This can be a team hunt or individual hunt!
Prizes awarded on number of correct answers you find; search area will be Lake Bluff & Lake Forest
Questions? Email John Corrigan