Holy Week Schedule

  • Palm Sunday, March 25, 10 a.m. Worship
  • Maundy Thursday, March 29 @ Ivanhoe Church
    Potluck Supper @ 6 p.m. Worship @ 7:30 p.m.
    retelling of the Last Supper story +Holy Communion,
  • Good Friday, March 30 @ Community Protestant Church (corner of Hawley + Prairie in Mundelein) – worship @ 7:30 p.m.
    Joint Choir and Communion at the Cross
  • Easter Sunday, April 1, 10 a.m. Worship
    Sunrise Service @ 6:30 a.m.

Ivanhoe Church celebrates 180 years

On February 20, 2018, Ivanhoe Church celebrated our 180th anniversary as a community of God through Christ. From the beginning, we have been dedicated to securing and enriching God’s reign here in Lake County, Illinois. Some of the best examples of that dedication are the men who led our congregation as Pastor. For the first few years, the circuit riders probably held their horses closer than family. Our first long-term pastor was Rev. Joseph H. Payne, son of founder Mercy Payne. For twelve years, he not only preached but became the official Church Clerk. After our present-day Sanctuary was built in 1856, the Rev. Calvin C. Adams also served both positions for ten years. The Reverends. A.K. Fox and Gilbert Shull were also multi-year pastors, but then our Church had a new pastor every couple of years until the Rev. Arthur Jevne was called in 1923. His tenure began an extraordinary experience that continues today with our Rev. Dr. Hewitt – Ivanhoe Congregational Church, UCC will have had only four pastors for almost 100 years! Now that’s dedication.

Summer Mission Trip August 1-5, Detroit

While our group is at Red Bird this month, we are planning for this summer, intergenerational trip for adults and high school youth. Every year, we look to offer a different type of experience in order to grow our faith. This summer, we will partner with congregations across ecumenical and interfaith lines to travel together and put hands and feet on our faith. While we certainly help repair and construct buildings, we also build friendships and connections with one another while blessing people in need. Contact the church office to register.

Wellness Ministry

What Kind of Tea Are You?
Tuesday January 23, 2018, 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Did you know there are similarities between God’s people and tea? Tea is an ancient plant whose aroma and taste have delighted the world for millennia.  We will show you how to turn tea time into a spiritual journey of renewal, stress relief and listening to God.
Join us for an hour of fragrant aromas and tea tasting, and learn what tea and God’s people have in common.

Yoga with Debbie is back in session Mondays 11 am – noon in the Fellowship Hall. All are welcome regardless of fitness level. We will be evaluating interest in Wednesday evening sessions; if we have at least 6 participants we will resume the additional class in the spring so please let Debbie know if you are interested.

Blood pressure monitoring with Gail is the 2nd Sunday of the month. Stop in to the library during coffee hour on January 14.

Watch for another AED Training session and additional cardiac topics in celebration of Heart Health Month in February.