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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VBS 2017, July 9-13

We will again use the AIG (Answers In Genesis) Vacation Bible School curriculum. The theme is Operation Arctic.

Here is the AIG description:  Welcome to Operation Arctic! Every day, our kids are bombarded with the message that the Bible isn’t the true Word of God, that it can’t be trusted to tell us the truth about the past or, more importantly, about how we can receive the gift of eternal life. With the Operation Arctic VBS 2017 theme, your kids will warm up to the Word as they explore the coolest Book on the planet and discover how we can know for sure that the Bible is God’s written word to us!

We will add the link for registration right here. Please check back.

Our program will run Sunday through Thursday night.

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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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