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Hot happenings during the 186th February at Ivanhoe Church.

As blustery winter arrives to Ivanhoe Congregational Church, join Northern Illinois' WARMEST congregation for our 186th February of events sharing camaraderie, companionship, and God's love.
Hot happenings during the 186th February at Ivanhoe Church.


Ivanhoe members and friends are invited to join us for our annual Chili Cook-off. You can enter your Chili for judging, or simply come to taste all the delicious entries and sides. Bring some friends, and share in this joyous time of fellowship. Condiments and sides will be provided. 

Chili Cook-Off is February 4th @ 5:30 p.m.
Sign up to attend and enter.



Help our youth support tackling local homeless hunger February 11 at our annual Souper Bowl of Caring.  Pre-order before the big game to be be sure you have enough food to share with your fellow fans, while teaching our younger friends the importance of giving back.  Proceeds generated will be used to purchase food for some of Lake County's approximately 400 homeless.


Begin your Lenten journey taking "church to the streets with “Drive Thru Ashes” from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 a.m. on February 14Before commencing your busy day, relax and enjoy a simple worship service and brunch starting at 8:00 a.m.. Leave with a reminder of God's love and grace,  and God's call to spread that love.


After worship February 25 let the bidding begin for a wide variety of both items and experiences at Ivanhoe Congregational Church's annual "Action Auction". A myriad of items will be offered at a "silent auction",  while a separate "live auction" will take place afterwards offering unique and fun activities hosted at selected times throughout the coming year. Come and participate, enjoy a fun time in the future all the while supporting the most significant FUNdraiser in our year. The day's festivities are:

· Worship with Mardis Gras music and band from 10 – 11 a.m.
· Silent Auction in Fellowship Hall from 11:00 to 11:45 a.m.
· Catered Luncheon in Fellowship Hall from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 
· Live Auction in Sanctuary begins at 12:45 p.m.

Proceeds will support Ivanhoe Congregational Church and the many wonderful things we do.  It is also a great way to have a very fun time with friends.

Come celebrate Ivanhoe Congregational Church's 186th year of welcoming all through open doors.