Christmas Worship

December 23, 24 and 25

We invite you to join us for Christmas this year!  


Let's experience anew the Hope of Christmas as we sing carols by candlelight on December 23 & 24 for the first time here together on our new campus. Kids in preschool-5th grade are welcome in the Worship Center, or they may head to our Children’s ministry area for their own engaging Christmas worship experience.


On December 25, layer up and embark on a rustic Christmas Day in the Barn celebration at God’s Acres Farm at 15004 Hemmingsen Road, Huntley. Let’s rejoice in hope together this Christmas!


Visit our Christmas webpage to share with friends & family! 

Blue Christmas

December 13 • 7 PM

This Christmas season, in the midst of the hustle and bustle, you may be feeling a loss, alone, or down. Join us on this special evening of worship bringing family, friends, coworkers, and neighbors together who are experiencing heaviness. This is a quiet, meditative service with candles, soft music, words of hope and comfort. A way to move from feeling blue to experiencing the hope of Christmas.

Christmas Poinsettias

Help Us Decorate the Church

Big, beautiful full red-bloom Poinsettias! Please help us decorate the church for Christmas by sponsoring a poinsettia. Poinsettias are 6”, wrapped in Green foil, and $12 each. Following Christmas Eve services on December 23 and December 24, you may take your Poinsettias home to enjoy. Reserve your Poinsettias HERE. Questions, please contact Jenny TI at JenntTI@locchurch.com.

Children's Choir Christmas Musical Performance

December 11 • 5 PM or December 12 • 9 AM

The Light of Christ Children's Choir has been hard at work practicing their Christmas Musical - and they can't wait to perform it for you! Come support these preschool - 5th Grade students as they present, "The Christmas Cupcake" and remind us of the heart of the Christmas Story. Performances are Saturday, Decmeber 11 during the 5 PM worship service or on Sunday morning, December 12, during the 9 AM service. And we are especially grateful to local artist, Lexi Mangieri (www.leximangieri.com) for donating her time and talents to paint our sets this year! Thank you, Lexi!

Holy Ambition

Turning God Shaped Dreams Into Reality

January 22/23 - February 26/27

Take a Journey this winter with the community of Light of Christ to find your “Holy Ambition”. “What is a Holy Ambition”? It is daring to find out what God wants each of us to become. God is looking for people who desire to see His love shine in the world around them. People who are willing to attempt what seems like a stretch, a challenge, with some “outside of the box” thinking. God is ready to mold us and teach us a process in which we can live out our “Holy Ambition”. You will learn six conditions that help people grow closer to Him and impact their world. They are: Develop a Dislocated Heart, Experience a Broken Spirit, Practice a Radical Faith, Exercise Personal Commitment, and Grow a Courageous Soul. Beginning January 22/23, we will go on a six-week Journey with sermons, music, devotionals, small groups, and more, as each of us looks at the question, “What is Your Holy Ambition”. Want to join one of the small groups? Fill out a small group interest form HERE.

Angel Tree

November 24 - December 8

Every year we help out local families by providing gifts, food, and gift cards to help them provide a little Christmas for their families.Take an ornament or two off the tree in the Welcome Center, sign them out, then return the items unwrapped to the Welcome Center. The ornament is yours to keep.The Angel Tree will be up in the Welcome Center beginning Wednesday, November 24. Gifts are due back by December 8. To participate our Online Angel Tree, please visit the Online Angel Tree page HERE. Thank you for your kind and generous support.

LOC Women: Christmas Night Out

December 2 • 6 PM

Kick-off the Christmas Season with a fun LOC Women’s Christmas Night Out. We will enjoy an evening of good food and friendship at The Village Squire in West Dundee. Bring a friend, a mom, a sister, neighbor and sign up so we can be sure to have enough chairs for all. We will meet at The Village Squire (125 Washington St, West Dundee) on Thursday, December 2nd at 6 pm. Questions? Reach out to Jenny Tackett-Irwin at 847 387-7122 or Jennyti@locchurch.com. Sign Up HERE.

LOC Couples: Trivia Night

December 5 • 5 PM

Back by popular demand…LOC Couples Trivia Night! Join us on Sunday, December 5th at the Lake in the Hills POA and test your holiday knowledge! Come dressed as your favorite holiday couple, in your best holiday sweater, or just as you are, to see who will come out on top at this year’s event! The cost for this event is $20 per couple, and there will be food, water, and prizes! Additional beverages will be available for cash purchase at the event. Childcare & kid's dinner will be available at LOC starting at 4:30, but please register by December 3rd to ensure a spot. Please contact Nathan Hyde at (815) 871-7515 if you have any questions. All couples are welcome – we look forward to seeing you there!   Register HERE.

E3 2022 - Save the Date!

February 18 - 20, 2022

E3 2022 is coming! Join us for an inspiring weekend of laughter and fun to help you focus on growing in your faith walk. There is *no cost* for first time participants - this weekend is a gift from those who have attended before you! Cost for returning attendees is $190. Questions? Contact Amy Cianciarulo at amy.cianciarulo@gmail.com / 847.346.5956. Registration coming soon.

Youth Mission Trip 2022 - Nashville, TN

June 12 - 17, 2022

For incoming freshman-senior graduates. June 12-17 2022. Cost $650. $100 non-refundable deposit. To learn more about participating in an Youth Mission Trip, click HERE.  Questions? Contact Kim Carrera at (847) 658-9250 or kimc@locchurch.com.  REGISTER HERE.

Repairing Homes - Transforming Lives

ASP Adult Mission Trip 2022

June 11 - 18, 2022

Since 2013, LOC has partnered with ASP to help make homes warmer, safer, and drier for families in Central Appalachia while providing transformational service experiences for our volunteers. To learn more about participating in an Adult Mission Trip, click HERE.  Questions? Contact Lisa Franklin at (847) 363-1172 or lreneefranklin@aol.com.  REGISTER HERE.

Operation Christmas Child

Online Boxes Available Until December 7

The amazing journey of a simple shoe box gift begins with YOU! While our box collection has ended, you may still visit this LINK, and pay for one to be put together for you directly through Samaritan's Purse. The Online Box Packing option is open until December 7. Questions? Jaki Berggren at jakilynberggren@gmail.com.


Pastor's Bible Study

Wednesdays, 9 - 10:30 am  |  September - May

In-Person & On Zoom

Join Pastor Kendall in person or on zoom for a Wednesday morning Bible study on the Gospel of Luke. We will have socially distanced, indoor meetings with COVID safety precautions in place for those who are comfortable, but we will also be “streaming” it through zoom, so people can participate online, as well. So that we can prepare the space, please sign up and let Pastor Kendall know if you will be attending in person or on zoom (and we can get you the Zoom link!). This Bible Study meets September - May. Looking forward to a great dive into Luke’s account of Jesus life!  Join us!  Questions? Contact Pastor Kendall.


Calendar of Events

There is always a lot going on at the church! Make sure you check the calendar for all the dates and times. We are sure you will find someplace you can get connected! If you have any questions about the events feel free to contact us. We would love to hear from you!