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Sunday, December 4 at 10:00 a.m.

The Chancel Choir is excited to present a concert version of Godspell in which a group of diverse clowns becomes followers of Jesus aided by his assistant, John the Baptist/Judas.

This playful community of believers is featured in joyous songs, accompanied by a five-piece rock band. Their journey with Jesus leads us through The Last Supper to the Crucifixion. The musical celebrates its 51st anniversary this year and is going strong with the 2011 Broadway revision.

Children’s Choirs will join the cast for the popular favorite, Day By Day. The production is led by Diane Hires, Director, and Pattie Barnes, Accompanist.

Invite friends and family to share the joy of Godspell, sure to lift spirits and warm hearts for the Advent season!

2023 Annual Giving Commitment

We are starting our 2022 finance campaign this month. This year’s theme is “Reconnect, Renew, and Reach Out.” Your giving to the church is an act of worship. Our financial gifts make possible the ministries to change lives, transform communities, and renew the church. John Wesley urged us to “earn all you can and save all you can so that you can give all you can.”

This October, we explore our membership vows of presence, prayer, service, gifts, and witness. On Commitment Sunday (October 30) we celebrate the exciting opportunities for the church. Christ is always with us, and our church is always there for us as well through our children and youth ministries, inspirational music programs, dedicated staff, and most of all, our finest traditions of relishing the glory of God in our lives.

As the church, we are the heart, spirit, and hands of God’s love — and we are putting love into action. As the Finance Committee works on the 2023 church budget requirements, be aware that estimates show we will need a 4% increase in pledges. Look for information regarding our annual financial commitment campaign on the church website, by email, and by mail in the coming weeks.

We are very grateful for your continued generosity. Every pledge and gift, great or small, helps our church maintain our programs, staff, worship, educational and mission opportunities, and historic building.

Giving Opportunities

We encourage all to give online. If you plan to give regularly this year (weekly, monthly, or quarterly), we encourage you to use the recurring giving option.

You can also give using your phone. Download the Vanco Faith app, the church's electronic giving program or give by texting 630.812.7062.

Join us for Sunday Worship at 10:00 a.m. Online and In Person

Join us Sundays at 10:00 a.m. for worship in person and live-streaming on YouTube! Click here to join us! 

Online Worship
Our live-streamed worship service will be available for viewing on YouTube.

Join us in worship

In-person Worship
We have made the following changes to our policy in response to the recently revised CDC and State of Illinois guidelines:

  • Masks are now optional in the church building and during worship according to recent CDC and State of Illinois Health Department updates. 
  • For those who have not received a complete COVID-19 vaccine yet, wearing a mask is suggested.
  • There will be no tracking method for checking vaccination records. We encourage everyone to become familiar with CDC guidelines and use their best judgment.
  • We are singing during our worship services, however, our Chancel Choir Board voted to continue wearing masks at this time.  

All are welcome!

Can't Make it Sunday Morning?
Our live-streamed worship service will continue to be available for viewing on YouTube at any time. Recordings of past worship services on Zoom are available on our website here.

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