Good Friday Service

Friday, April 14, 7:00pm

The cross is at the center of the story of Jesus, God’s Son. Every Sunday our church remembers how Jesus took the punishment for our sins by taking the Lord’s Supper (Communion/Eucharist). So Good Friday is even more special to us. It is our annual prompt to spend more time thinking about the good things that came to us because our Savior sacrificed himself on the cross for us.

Come and reflect on the cross of Christ. We will look at it through the lens of Scripture and of songs and hymns about the cross. The Lord’s Supper will be served to all guests who want to join in. It is always a moving experience, that draws us closer to the heart of God.

Sorry, no childcare provided.

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Easter Family Fun Day

Saturday, April 15, 9:00-12:00

Celebrate this special season with your family. Don’t drop your kids off; stay and have fun together!

  • Family games
  • Easter crafts
  • Movie — The Wild Life (PG) … click here for a review
  • Puppet show
  • Easter object lesson

No cost! Please come! Our target group is families with preschool or grade school kids. (Note: Because we have decided not to compete with other Easter programs, there will be no egg hunt — sorry!)

Help us prepare; please RSVP to 815-468-6468. Leaving a message is OK.

Check out the highlights of last year’s event.


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Free Community Movie

Fri., March 24, 6:00pm

Bring your family and enjoy the true-to-life peek into a young girl’s mind.

Enjoy popcorn and lemonade during the movie.

There is no cost and no need to RSVP. Just come!

Inside Out is rated PG for its emotional content. Click here for the Plugged-In review — they give it 4 1/2 out of 5 “plugs” for family-friendliness. Check out the trailer below.

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Secret Church 2017

Date:  Friday, April 21, 2017

The Christian Church will again host this international simulcast Dr. David Platt, pastor and author of the best-selling book, Radical.

Times:  TBD

Simulcast usually starts at 5:30 or 6:00pm, and will last 6 hours

Cost:  Free simulcast; workbook fee TBA

Please check back here for registration methods. Or call us (815-468-6468) — our coordinator is at church M-W-F, 12:30-4:30pm.

Below is the official trailer for Secret Church 17 …

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