This Saturday @ the Garden
Saturday morning July 13th 7:30 am to 9:00 am is the next Community Garden Gathering. The organic produce from the garden goes to families who are part of Beacon Place in Waukegan. If you’d like to participate in the garden but can’t make Saturday morning—no worries! Contact ZACH for questions and information and we’ll figure out a way for you to get involved.

(Also on Saturday, Ally Sturm and Fraser Wyatt from our church get married in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Additional weddings in the coming week include Chris & Ken Hall's daughter Jen marrying Sam "The Man" Marshall and Claire Spadafora's marriage to Joe @ the Newberry Library - Claire's dad David was President of Lake Forest College and is responsible for the College saying "yes" to the Community Church renting Lily Reid Holt Chapel 20 years ago. Tom will have the privilege of leading all of these celebrations!)
This Sunday @ WOTB
"Beach Bluegrass!"
Zach preaches, and music is brought by our good friends Don Stiernberg (mandolin) and Chris Welz (guitar) playing a bit of bluegrass. Services @ 8:30 & 9:30 with meditation on the bluff @ 7:45 and communion @ 8:25. Coffee and treats in-between the services courtesy of John and Kim Minichiello. Join us & bring some pals!
This Wednesday @ JOB
Meditation @ 6:30 (on the bluff in Lake Bluff)
Meditation @ 9:00 am (JOB Jessen Office Bldg)
This Wednesday @ Gorton
FREE Cookout & Movie
This Wednesday, July 17
Community Church Charities
Presents On the Eve
of the (British) Open
"An Open Party" @ Gorton
5:30 to 6:45 golf course cookout & beverages
6:30 ish bagpipers
6:50 guests are piped into the Hughes Theater
7:00 to 8:30 "Tommy's Honour" screening
(British Academy Scotland Award Winner)
8:30 conversation with Producer Jim Kreutzer
"Tommy's Honour" will be featured on US airlines beginning in August and the Golf Channel beginning in September.
The award-winning, feature length movie "Tommy's Honour" is based on the book and dramatic true life story of Old Tom Morris and his son, Young Tommy, set in 1870's St. Andrews. Dr. Jim Kreutzer who's part of our church family produced the movie, which is about much more than golf - please bring the family! Check out the Tommy's Honour TRAILER
The cookout and movie are free-of-charge and open to all. We will happily accept donations, all of which will go to the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund (DMSF) which provides high school scholarship assistance for economically disadvantaged young people in Chicago, Cicero and Berwyn. 50 Murphy Scholars who are living at Lake Forest College and working as caddies in the area this summer will be our guests at the event. There is NO CHARGE - but we will happily accept donations, all of which will go to support DMSF. All we ask is that you sign up for the event by clicking HERE .
Bring your friends!
Listen ANYTIME to
Babbling Bohemian -
Matt Dewar Is Up!
B abbling Bohemian is the newly created Community Church podcast that seeks to share the many remarkable lives in the church and the community of Lake Forest & Lake Bluff. This week we release our 7th episode that features a conversation with Matt Dewar, Ed.D. 
Matt is known around this community for two things: 1. Wellness coaching, and 2. As an outstanding wellness and English teacher at Lake Forest High School. But these are Matt’s roles in the community. My conversation with Matt, that just scratches the surface in nearly two hours of conversation, reveals some of the fascinating details that have shaped Matt into the person that he is. If you listen, you’ll hear about Matt’s morning ritual of soaking in ice water and how his elementary teacher who was a nun said he was the most spiritually gifted person she had ever encountered . No kidding. You’re going to want to listen to this one. If you like what you hear, go back and listen to the other interviews. And when you do, send us a note and let us know what you thought Email Zach
To see all the interviews and to learn more about the podcast visit the Babbling Bohemian page on the Community Church website.
Friday, July 19
Memorial Service for Corlene Cathcart  will be held
on Friday, July 19, 2019, 1:00 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Old Church, 991 South Waukegan Road, Lake Forest. Corlene was a
long-term resident of LF and is the Mother of
Corlene Rhoades from our church
Saturday, July 27
The Intelligentsia Cup begins July 19th and arrives in Lake Bluff on Saturday July 27th (the second to last day of the 10 day event).  
The Community Church in partnership with World Bicycle Relief, Lake Bluff Brewery, and the Intelligentsia Cup are selling Lake Bluff Brewery Beer at the bike race! 
Question : Why would a church collaborate on selling beer at a bike race?
Answer : Because 50% of the purchase price of a beer ($6) goes directly to World Bicycle Relief, a Chicago-based non-profit organization that puts sturdy Buffalo bicycles into the hands of people in the developing world who desperately need transportation for school and work (business, medicine). To learn more about WBR viste the website HERE .
The Community Church is also organizing a raffle at the bike race . Purchase of a $1 raffle ticket will give you a chance to win a bicycle (three models to choose from). A big thank you to Intelligentsia and Lake Bluff Hub and Cycle for providing the bicycle. All raffle proceeds will go towards WBR and funding Buffalo bicycles. 
Come on down to enjoy the bicycle races and don’t forget to stop by the beer tent and raffle table—we’ll be there! It’s the easiest way to give to a good cause you’re likely to ever find.  
Click HERE to visit the Intelligentsia Cup website. 
Click HERE to visit the Lake Bluff page.
From Our Office Manager
Pam Campbell...

If you can provide treats for the beach one Sunday click HERE  

Don't forget to sign up for "Tommy’s Honour" on July 17 at Gorton. Click HERE

A link to our website where you can find all sorts of things, including videos of our prior week's worship services HERE

If you inadvertently left something at the picnic, contact Pam by clicking HERE
Ken's Korner

Hi Everyone,

I hope your 4th was as wonderful as mine! Time with grandchildren, sailing, watching fireworks from the beach. Life just doesn’t get better!

This Sunday we’ll have the bluegrass duo Don Stiernberg & Chris Walz playing for the beach service. Don is a frequent guest and most of you know his music. He is absolutely a huge favorite for the Community Church and, well frankly, many folks around the world! He also, along with a boatload of musicians that play for us on a regular basis, will be donating his time for the Arts For Alzheimer’s event in September. I’m humbled by the response I’ve received from my fellow musicians when I’ve asked them to help. I think much of that goes back to the love you all shower upon them. Stay tuned as I’ll be sharing a lot more information on this event in the coming weeks.

Friday: Elliott at the Lake Bluff Farmers Market and later at Little Tails in Lake Forest starting at 7:30 

Saturday: Many of you will remember Amy Susan Heard , who graced us with her wonderful voice last fall. She’s passing through for a private house concert, but will also be doing a short set at Be Market from 6-7 pm. She’ll be performing some originals of her own and also some songs penned by her late sister. This would be a great place to hear some wonderful music before heading somewhere for dinner or just hanging and having some of the awesome healthy food offered by owner Vade Sankar at Be Market. Amy will also be at the Arts for Alzheimer’s event and singing for our final beach service on September 22nd.

Mark Your Calendars

July 19: The Suede Diamond Band at Highwood's Taco Fest 6:30 - 8:30 pm
July 26: Suede & Lynette at Little Tails Bar & Grill 7:30 - 10:30 pm
August 2: Terry Moran at the Lake Bluff Farmers Market
August 7: The Love at Lake Forest Day Beer Garden 7:30 - 10:30 pm
August 10:  Hellhounds perform for the Beef4Hunger benefit in downtown Lake Bluff. 6 - 10 pm
September 1: Suede & Susie at Art Fair on the Square, Lake Forest 10:00 - 11:45 am
September 2: Suede & Susie at Art Fair on the Square, Lake Forest 10:00 - 11:45 am
September 6: Elliott Delman at the Lake Bluff Farmers Market
September 7: Suede, Dave & Lynette at Deerfield Farmer's Market 9:30 - 11:30 am
September 14: The Love at Humble Pub in Highwood 8:30 - 11:30 pm
September 20: Terry Moran at the Lake Bluff Farmers Market
September 21st and 22nd: Arts for Alzheimer’s at Barbara’s Bookstore in Vernon Hills. There is now more information online. Go to Barbara’s website to check it out
October 5: The Love at Gorton Center 7:00 - 10:00 pm

See you soon!