News & Upcoming Events

Gcc gets moving in may!

Let’s go-the-distance as we social distance May 1- 31!

Our Congregational Life Ministry Team has set a goal for our congregation to collectively be active over 1,000 minutes per week, 5,000 minutes total for the month: minutes spent walking (outside or around your home!), running, biking, exercising – whatever gets you moving!

The more we stay active, the more we’ll connect with each other, achieve our fitness goals, and promote good physical/mental health. Together we can achieve great things!

It’s simple to do!
Report your activity time (distance optional) on this form.
Report your minutes – daily, every-other-day, or weekly – with whatever frequency you prefer.
Or email your name/dates/minutes to: Becky Lothian

And then check your Anchor of Hope e-blast to track our progress.

No matter what your age, physical abilities or technical levels, everyone can do this! Click here for a printable calendar/grid to record your activity!


1st Sunday of each month
On the first Sunday of each month, we collect food items to be donated to The Northfield Township Food Pantry and San Lucas Iglesias in Humboldt Park in Chicago so please remember to bring a donation! We also need volunteers to deliver the food. All the details on timing and directions are included on the Sign Up Genius. You can also reach out to Linda Crowder at or 847-922-6827 with any questions. Thank you!


Wednesdays once a month at 5:30 PM
Sept 11, Oct 16, Nov 6, Jan 8, Feb 5, March 4, April 1, May 6

Join us for an inter-generational dinner in the Community Room with family and friends of all ages. It’s a time to connect through food and fellowship. Invite a friend or neighbor to join you – all are welcome. Stay for the GCC Speakers’ Forum following dinner – it’s free! An $8 donation is requested to offset the costs of the catered meal.

FISH (faith is hope)

Wednesdays 4:00 – 5:15 PM beginning September 11
is a time of fellowship and faith for kindergarten through 5th graders. This year we will consider what it takes to be hopeful, kind, and caring of our world. We will break up into age-appropriate groups for learning and then come together for fellowship time in the art room and gym. There is no cost to attend this program and it is open to children in the community.

Click here to sign up