UPCOMING EVENTS


In-Person Worship Registration

Saturdays 5 PM  |  Sundays 9 & 10:30 AM

If you are comfortable with in-person worship, we invite you to attend weekend services. If you wish to continue to worship at home, our 9:00 & 10:30 am services will be livestreamed to Facebook and to locchurch.com. In-Person capacity will be limited to 25%, and a reservation will be required. In order to provide a safe in-person experience for all, temperatures will be taken upon entry to the building, and masks will need to be worn. We will provide individually pre-packaged communion elements (grape juice and a wafer), and a gluten-free water will be available, as needed. The ushers will seat everyone to provide a socially distanced, and organized flow inside the sanctuary. We invite you to come and experience worship inside our beautiful new, spacious, state-of-the art Worship Center!


***If you need to cancel your Indoor Worship reservation, please do so by emailing us at: officeadmin@locchurch.com. Thank you!



Community Stimulus

Support Local Charities  |  Now through April 26

Joining with other churches in the area, Light of Christ is inviting people to be a part of a “Community Stimulus”, supporting the work of Turning Point (domestic violence agency for McHenry County), PADS (response to homelessness) and LSSI’s (Lutheran Social Services of Illinois) Addiction recovery work in Elgin. Recognizing that stimulus checks came as critical help to some families, and as bonuses to others, we invited people in the congregation to share 10%, 25%, 50% or more of their stimulus checks (if they were able) to support these important agencies. Over $12,000 had come in by Easter, when a family from the congregation offered a dollar for dollar match up to $20,000. If you would like to be a part of this effort, you can donate through Light of Christ HERE (choose “Community Stimulus” on drop down menu) and 100% will go these agencies. This effort concludes April 26.  We will let you know how much was donated at the end of this journey!

LOC Theater Camp 2021

July 12 - 23  |  M-F  |  9 AM - 3 PM

Presenting High School Musical Jr.!  Theater Camp dates are Monday through Friday, July 12-23. Video auditions are due by May 5. This camp is available for all students who will be ages 10-17 at the time of camp. To learn more, click HERE. For more details and questions about auditions, Contact Christine Mathias, 847-845-0132. REGISTER HERE.

Boundaries: Couples Ministry Webinar with

Dr. Henry Cloud

May 20  |  6:30 - 8:30 PM  |  at LOC

Whether you are just starting out as a couple, have been married for years, or are seriously contemplating marriage, the Boundaries Couples Webinar will show you how to establish your own boundaries and respect those of your partner. Drawing on principles from the Bible, it can help you safeguard against relational fractures and mend existing cracks. That’s why boundaries—the ways we define and maintain our sense of individuality, freedom, and personal integrity—are so important. Counselor and best-selling author, Dr. Henry Cloud, will present at the Boundaries Couples Webinar at Light of Christ on Thursday, May 20th from 6:30 – 8:30pm. For questions or more information, contact Heather Darnell at 847-363-7772. REGISTER HERE.

LOC Preschool Open House & Tour

April 22  |  5 - 7 PM

Join us to tour our brand new, state of the art facility, and to learn more about Light of Christ Preschool. Each Open House Tour will be thirty minutes long, and will be limited to five families per time slot. This will allow for personalized attention, and will help to be able to maximize social distancing. Registration is required. Questions? Contact Betsy Shower, Director of Light of Christ Preschool. REGISTER HERE.

LOC Men: Pinstripes Bowling Outing

May 15  |  2 - 4 PM

Men of LOC! Have fun at an afternoon of bowling at Pinstripes in South Barrington on Saturday, May 15 from 2 - 4 PM. A great way to spend a couple of hours on a Saturday afternoon with other men from LOC. The cost for bowling is $16.00. Food and drinks can be purchased on your own. See you there! REGISTER HERE.

World Vision Global 6K at LOC

Saturday  |  May 22   |  Walk or Run

The global water crisis affects millions of kids’ and women’s lives in the developing world. People without access to clean water have to walk an average of 6 kilometers (that’s a little over 3.7 miles) every day to get dirty water for all their basic needs—cooking, cleaning, drinking. But by joining a movement of world-changers, you can help put an end to this! Every step you take is one they won’t have to. The Global 6K will start and end at LOC, and weave throughout the neighborhoods surrounding Light of Christ. Check-In will begin at 9:30 AM and Opening Ceremonies start at 10 AM. A Pizza lunch will be served, immediately following the event, for all participants. There will be fun for the whole family! All ages and skill levels are welcome! Adults are $50 to register, and youth under 18 are $25. Questions? Contact Jessica Adams, Director of Children's Ministries. REGISTER HERE.  *** You will have to click "Join A Team", and search "Light of Christ Church" to connect to LOC's Team.***

Join Team World Vision for Clean Water

Run/Walk the Half or Full Chicago Marathon

Team Algonquin Training  |  Saturday Mornings  |  Starting April 17

LOC is excited to bring this opportunity of run/walking to raise money to help bring clean water to children in Africa! As the body of Christ, our participation or support of those running or walking will change the lives of many children, through the gift of clean water. With local clean water children can attend school, rather than walk numerous miles a day for the family. Pastor Mo and other LOC staff are taking this challenge from the couch to the finish line in 26 weeks for these kiddos - and we would love you to join!  LEARN MORE HERE.

LOC Summer Softball

Registration is OPEN!

Calling all softball players. YES! We are having LOC Softball this summer (June 4 - Mid-August). We are going to field three teams. Games are on Friday nights at Lippold Park in Crystal Lake, with game start times ranging anywhere from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. The league is a CO-ED, recreational league, and we play with a 12-inch mush ball. The cost is $50.00 for the season, which includes a team shirt.Register TODAY! Questions? Contact Bonnie Kautz-Prasse, Director of Adult Ministries. REGISTER HERE.

Membership Class

May 13  |  6 - 8 PM  |  In-Person or Online - Zoom

We invite you to join us for this one-time event to formalize your membership with Light of Christ Church. Led by our pastors, the class will engage in a workshop designed to help you: Discover Your Spiritual Gifts, Continue to Grow in Your Faith, Be a Part of a Healthy, Vibrant, Caring Church Community. Registration is required. Choose from either an In-Person or Online option to attend the class. Complimentary Childcare will be offered on-site (for potty-trained preschool students ages 3 through children age 12). Questions? Contact Jennifer Alderson, Director of Welcome Ministries & Communications. REGISTER HERE.


VBS 2021 - Registration is Now Open!

August 2 - 6

Embark on an epic quest through hidden ruins, ancient caves, and dense jungles. At Treasured VBS, kids dig into action-packed, faith-filled adventures. They’ll discover God’s greatest treasure isn’t diamonds, gems, or gold–it's them! Questions? Contact Jessica Adams, Director of Children's Ministries. 

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Women's Breakfast

Saturday, May 1  |  9 - 10:30 AM

We invite you to join us for a morning full of laughter and connection. Don't miss the fun! We will not be serving breakfast, however we invite you to bring a drink. Please know that we will adhere to COVID safety protocols, and will limit capacity to 25. Questions? Contact Jenny Tackett-Irwin | 847.387.7122


Next Breakfast:  May 1

Men's Breakfast

Saturday, May 8  |  NEW TIME!!! |  8 - 9:30 AM

Now is a good time to spend a morning of connection with other men. 

 

Next Breakfast:  May 8

Prechool Registration for 2021-22

NOW OPEN

Preschool Registration for the 2021-2022 school year is now open. Registration is online, and we invite you to visit our PRESCHOOL PAGE for a complete list of class options.  Please contact Interim Preschool Director Betsy Shower with any questions.

 

Youth Mission Trip

ST. LOUIS, MO  |  JUNE 13-18

CURRENT HIGH STUDENTS & INCOMING FRESHMAN (2021-22)

This next summer, high school youth and leaders will head to St. Louis, Missouri to serve in the community. This is a chance to grow with God and build relationships. The Youth Mission Trip is open to all incoming freshman (for the 2021-22 school year) through graduating high school seniors. Questions? Contact Kim Carrera. Learn more by reading this INFORMATIONAL FLYER about participating in the Mision Trip.  REGISTER HERE.

Pastor's Bible Study

Wednesdays, 9 - 10:30 am

In-Person & On Zoom

Join Pastor Kendall in person or on zoom for a Wednesday morning Bible study on the Gospel of Luke. We will have socially distanced, indoor meetings with COVID safety precautions in place for those who are comfortable, but we will also be “streaming” it through zoom, so people can participate online, as well. So that we can prepare the space, please SIGN UP HERE and let Pastor Kendall know if you will be attending in person or on zoom (and we can get you the Zoom link!). This Bible Study meets September - May. Looking forward to a great dive into Luke’s account of Jesus life!  Join us!  Questions? Contact Pastor Kendall.


Local Serving Opportunities

Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity

Elgin ReStore Location

We need your volunteer support today! ReStore Elgin depends on volunteers to pick up donations, sort/price those donations and then work with customers.  Volunteers can choose to volunteer as little as 4 hours every other week.  ReStore Elgin has volunteer opportunities available from 9:00 to 4:00 Sunday through Saturday.  Be a volunteer to become part of community that is committed to the vision: “Everybody deserves a decent place to live!" For more information about ReStore, contact Lance Dailey at Volunteer@ReStoreElgin.org or 847-742-9905 press 2. 

 

 

ADDITIONAL REGISTRATION FORMS



Calendar of Events

There is always a lot going on at the church! Make sure you check the calendar for all the dates and times. We are sure you will find someplace you can get connected! If you have any questions about the events feel free to contact us. We would love to hear from you!