News & Upcoming Events

mardi gras party

Sunday, February 23rd at 5:00 PM in the Community Room
Mardi Gras occurs at the end of February, so we’re planning a fun, family-friendly party to celebrate! We’ll have live music by a local Cajun band, La Travaillant, plus fun activities for the kids. This is a pot luck so please bring a dish to share (please no nuts!):

Main entree – Last names beginning with A – J (some traditional Cajun dishes would be fun but not too spicy!)
Side dish or salad – Last names beginning K – S
Dessert – Last names beginning T – Z

A free-will offering is requested to help offset the costs – $10 per adult, $5 per child or $20 per family – but whatever you are able to contribute will be gratefully accepted. Please email Julie Orr or call 847-400-4695 to RSVP.

GCC Speakers’ forum

Wednesday, March 4th at 6:30 PM
Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, Professor of Political Science and the Crown Chair in Middle East Studies at Northwestern University, will talk about A Critical Assessment of Anti-Muslim Sentiment in the U.S.: Effect on the Future and Beyond and A Comment on Current and Future U.S. – Iranian Relations. All are welcome to this free event. There will also be an inter-generational dinner at 5:30 PM in the Community Room. An $8 donation is requested to offset the costs of the catered meal.


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