Milestones & Memories Gratitude Walk

September 24, 7 - 8:30 PM  |  September 26, 2 - 3:30 PM

Recognizing all of the powerful ministry that has happened within Light of Christ’s walls through the years—worship, baptisms, weddings, Faithland, Small Groups, Path…you name it!—together with the fact that many people have not been able to be in the building for the past six months, we wanted to offer an opportunity for members and friends of LOC to remember those milestones and thank God for what He did in this space.  On Thursday, Sept 24th, 7-8:30 and Saturday, Sept 26, 2-3:30, we will offer you the opportunity to sign up to do your own personal “walk through memory lane.”  We will have stations in the Sanctuary, in Faithland, in breakout rooms, the Preschool and the Annex, where you can pause, remember, write your name or the name of a family member who was blessed in that space and offer a quiet prayer of thanks to God.  You can take 5 minutes or 45 minutes, going where you choose.  Please REGISTER ONLINE so that we can keep appropriate spacing.  Savor the memories, give thanks to your Savior!

Saturday Night Event for Couples

September 26, 6:30 - 9:30 PM

Spend a great night together as we laugh with and learn from marriage experts, and discover a refreshing vision on how to have a healthy marriage built on a God-honoring foundation. We will get to hear from powerful speakers such as Matt and Lauren Chandler, Conway and Jade Edwards, and Les and Leslie Parrot - as well as laugh with comedian Michael J. The cost of the evening is $25 per couple.  We will hold the event in the sanctuary, which will be set up with appropriate social distancing, and have the areas sanitized in compliance with our COVID-19 sanitation procedures. While we cannot offer childcare on site at Light of Christ, we will be able to offer couples with children a stipend of $15.00 to help offset the cost of childcare for the evening. We will also be able to provide you with a list of young people that have babysat for Light of Christ events and families. Questions? Contact Bonnie Kautz-Prasse, Director of Adult Ministries. 224.428.2818. To register for the event, click HERE.

Men's Dinner and Bags

September 27, 5 - 7 PM

Join other men from LOC for fun, games and good food, Sunday, September 27th from 5:00 - 7:00pm, on the church backyard and in the Annex. Cost is $15/person and includes a box dinner, sides and drinks from Heavenly Ham.  Please note that we will be adhering to the LOC COVID-19 procedures. Face masks will be worn and temperatures will be taken. The food will all be in boxes or individually wrapped. We will be wearing gloves while playing the Baggo games. REGISTER HERE.

Questions? Contact Jim Wiecek at jimrw18@gmail.com or 847 606-6609.



Grand Serve


October 24, 1 - 5 PM

You (and your family & friends!) are invited to join us for our Grand Opening Serve and tour of our new Church/Ministry center. Light of Christ will be partnering with World Vision to pack hygiene kits for distribution to those affected by poverty, homelessness, or natural disaster - both domestically and internationally. We will provide the items to pack, and as you tour the new building, you will gather the items and pack them altogether in the final room, where you will write a note to the person who will receive it. This is a great, simple serving event for the whole family!

Please sign up for a specific time slot HERE so that we can ensure appropriate, safe spacing for all. We will ask you to wear a mask while inside, and of course, if you are not feeling well, please stay home and come and visit another day.  We are excited to share this new space with you that is to be a blessing to our community and beyond.

Questions? Contact Amy Jacobs (630) 204-2874.



Forward in Faith Furnishing Sponsorship

Available until October 31

As we move to the completion of our new campus, there is a need for quality furnishings that will stand the test of time. These furnishings will be used to live out Light of Christ’s mission for years to come. You are invited to make the gift in honor or memory of someone who God has used in important ways in your life, or choose to have the gift designated from you (and your family). For a list of of these items, please view this FLYER.  To complete the sponsorship process, please fill out this FORM

Questions? Contact Vicki Barmore at vickib@locchurch.com or 815.307.4199.



Outdoor FaithLand

9.20 | 9.27 | 10.4 | 10.11

9:00 am & 10:30 am - as a part of Parking Lot Worship Services

Kids in Kindergarten - 5th Grade are invited to join us for Outdoor FaithLand beginning August 30. Children will join Outdoor FaithLand after the scripture reading, and will be be brought back during the last song.  A new FaithLand Registration Form is needed to participate.  Kids will need masks and a chair. Join us for this fun, physically distanced FaithLand experience in the great outdoors! Questions? Contact Jessica Adams, Director of Children's Ministries. 

Pastor's Bible Study

Wednesdays, 9 - 10:30 am - Both In-Person or Online via Zoom​​​​​​​

Join Pr. Kendall in person or on zoom for a Wednesday morning Bible study on the Gospel of Luke. We will start September 2nd outside (weather permitting), but we will also be “streaming” it through zoom, so people can participate in person or online. So that we can prepare the space, please SIGN UP and let him know if you will be attending in person or on zoom. Looking forward to a great dive into Luke’s account of Jesus life!



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. 




***If you need to cancel your Indoor Worship reservation, please do so by emailing us at:

officeadmin@locchurch.com.  Thank you!

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!