Race, The Church and Us


Tuesdays, October 27 - December 1  |  6:30 - 8:30 PM

(No meeting on Election Day - November 3)

Join Pastor Sharon and Bonnie Kautz-Prasse for an important five weeks of conversations that will promote learning, reflection, and awareness. We will look at the history of the Church in relation to race and the roadblocks that occur, both systemic and personal, in our quest for living out the call of Jesus to “love one another”. Through video, group discussion and other resources, we will have the opportunity to learn and reflect upon what has brought the Church and country to where we are today, and how Christ calls us to act in this time of history. This Small Group will be offered in person at LOC-Longmeadow, and on Zoom. You can choose how you would like to be a part of this small group. Questions? Contact Bonnie KP at 224.428.2818. REGISTER HERE.

Meant for Good Bible Study


Mondays, November 9 - December 14 |  7:00 - 8:30 PM

“Meant for Good” is a power-packed, video-based Bible study that looks at the truth that we can trust God’s plans for our lives – no matter what it looks like right now. Dynamic Bible teacher, Megan Fate Marshman, will help us discover how to step into the hopeful future God has for us. With authenticity and revealing insights into the character of God, Megan unpacks Jeremiah 29:11-14 and what exactly is meant by “good” from God’s perspective. Through engaging group activities, personal study in-between sessions and insightful video teaching, Meant for Good will redefine our perspective on who and what matter most in our life. Megan will teach that trusting God with everything – yes, everything – is a life of adventure you simply couldn’t plan for ourselves. We will plan to meet, social distancing, at the Church depending on the state of COVID in our state. If COVID cases continue to rise, we will move to Zoom. Cost for the book is $14. Sign Up HERE.

Questions? Contact Bonnie KP (224.428.2818).

Operation Christmas Child


Pick Up Begins October 24, Boxes Returned by November 16

The amazing journey of a simple shoe box gift begins with YOU! Boxes will be available for pick up beginning Saturday, October 24 during the Grand Serve. All resources, including ideas for what to pack by age and gender are available on the Operation Christmas Child website HERE. Each box has a $9 shipping cost, payable in advance on the Operation Christmas Child website HERE. You also have the option, when paying the shipping online, to print a "Follow Your Box" label and watch the journey your box will take to its destination this year! Questions? Contact Julie Pavone or Beca Malmgren.

Men's One Day Event


November 14  |  9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Explore and celebrate the unique way that you can be live life as a Wholehearted Man. Experience dynamic speakers, interesting stories, practical ideas and connections with other men. Expect to come away from this day energized in faith and friendship. An event built to unleash freedom, strength and purpose as wholehearted men of God.

We will strictly follow the LOC COVID-19 Procedures. We will take temperatures, have hand sanitation and masks for all, as well as the room will beset up for social distance. Our lunch will be a box lunch with individually wrapped snacks and bottled water. We will wipe down the rooms that will be used for this event. Safety is our priority.

Questions? Contact: Jim Wiecek at 847.760.6609.

Women's One Day Event


November 14  |  9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

With the help of some amazing women of the Bible, that lived their lives with Crazy Core Courage, we will have a great day exploring what we can learn from them. Plan to be energized as we look at how our CORE relationship with Jesus inspires us to live our lives a little bit CRAZY with a whole bunch of COURAGE. Let’s make the most of the possibilities God brings into our lives and get clear on the benefits of living with Crazy Core Courage. Don’t miss this day with a mix of inspirational talks, fascinating characters, small group connections, music and laughter. We will be offering both an in-person experience and a ZOOM experience. Please note your preference on the signup form.

Questions: Contact Jenny Tackett-Irwin, 847.387.7122.

We will strictly follow the LOC Covid-19 Procedures. We will take temperatures, have hand sanitation and masks for all, as well as the room set up for social distance. Our lunch will be a box lunch from Heavenly Ham with individually wrapped snacks and bottled water. We will wipe down the rooms that will be used for this event. Safety is our priority.

Thriving in the Winter of COVID


December 3  |  Save the Date!

Join us for a one night event to get ideas on how to thrive in the winter to come. We will have time for information talks and important discussions for our families of LOC.


To learn more, fill out this FORM.


Pastor's Bible Study

Wednesdays, 9 - 10:30 am

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 HERE 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.

Forward in Faith Furnishing Sponsorship

Available until October 31

As we move to the completion of our new campus, there is a need for quality furnishings that will stand the test of time. These furnishings will be used to live out Light of Christ’s mission for years to come. You are invited to make the gift in honor or memory of someone who God has used in important ways in your life, or choose to have the gift designated from you (and your family). For a list of of these items, please view this FLYER.  To complete the sponsorship process, please fill out this FORM

Questions? Contact Vicki Barmore at vickib@locchurch.com or 815.307.4199.



Local Serving Opportunities

Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity

Elgin ReStore Location

We need your volunteer support today! ReStore Elgin depends on volunteers to pick up donations, sort/price those donations and then work with customers.  Volunteers can choose to volunteer as little as 4 hours every other week.  ReStore Elgin has volunteer opportunities available from 9:00 to 4:00 Sunday through Saturday.  Be a volunteer to become part of community that is committed to the vision: “Everybody deserves a decent place to live!" For more information about ReStore, contact Lance Dailey at Volunteer@ReStoreElgin.org or 847-742-9905 press 2. 




***If you need to cancel your Indoor Worship reservation, please do so by emailing us at:

officeadmin@locchurch.com.  Thank you!

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!