News & Upcoming Events

“The nativity”

Sunday, December 8th, 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM (identical performances)
GCC’s Christmas Pageant, in its 68th year, is the telling of the Christmas story through glorious music, graceful dancing, narration, beautiful costumes, and most importantly, shared primarily by church children in kindergarten through high school. This timeless and cherished tradition is a gift to our community and is free to all.


feed my starving children

Saturday, December 14th, 9:00 – 11:00 AM
GCC members and friends will be joining together to help pack food for Feed My Starving Children, a charity we support that provides critical, life-saving meals to hungry people around the world. The food pack will be at the Libertyville location. To join our group, click on this link: https://www.fmsc.org/join-group?joincode=6P53EM


26th annual toy-ful celebration holiday concert

Saturday, December 14th, 7:00 PM
Join the Toys Choir for an unforgettable evening of holiday music and fun. This concert benefits the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves Toys For Tots program. The concert is free but please consider bringing a new, unwrapped toy (or TOYS) to donate to the Marines and help make some child’s Christmas morning a little brighter.


FOOD ON THE FIRST

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 lccrowder@comcast.net or 847-922-6827 with any questions. Thank you!


COMMUNITY DINNERS

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 Mayflower 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! A $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
FISH
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