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2020 Anniversary

“Living in Christ... Growing in Faith” is the theme for our special anniversary year. In 2020, Christ Lutheran Church celebrates 25 years of ministry; below, you will find our year long celebration of activities.


SMOKIN’ BBQ BANQUET

October 20, 2020

Our annual stewardship banquet kicks off our year of celebration with Big Pete’s House of Smoke. Pastor Joy Alsop returns as our banquet speaker.


ABUNDANCE GRATITUDE MISSION

November 27, 2019

Giving thanks for those who supported CLC’s redevelopment, our Thanksgiving offering supports the redevelopment of St. Andrew’s Campus Ministry in Champaign, IL. Our own Kayla Vittore will be our guest preacher.


BACK TO THE FUTURE

December 7, 2019

This progressive Advent dinner begins at the former Living Christ church building, travels to Lonnie’s Carpet Max, and concludes at Christ Lutheran. Don’t miss this journey through time.


UBUNTU: THE TIE THAT BINDS

January 2020

Just as Epiphany recalls how Christ was revealed to the nations, our Global Mission Team will lead us in a study of culture and the global church. Join us Sundays at 9:30 am.


CHILIMANIA: AN OLD TIME COOK-OFF

February 9, 2020

Revive your favorite chili recipe as we renew this old CLC tradition in support of the summer service trip for our youth and young adults.


WORLD DAY OF PRAYER

March 6, 2020

“Rise! Take up your mat and walk!” is the theme of 2020’s World Day of Prayer. Mark your calendar now as our Spiritual Life Team hosts this ecumenical prayer breakfast coupled with a full day of prayers.


DEATH AND RESURRECTION: A BOOK STUDY

April 19, 2020

“Christ and Literature” welcomes Bishop Emeritus April Larson to CLC. The ELCA’s first female bishop, she will be guest preacher as well as study leader of the book “A Witness: The Haiti Earthquake, a Song, Death, and Resurrection.”


PENTECOST: A CARNIVAL CELEBRATION

May 31, 2020

A celebration of the church’s birth, a picnic to welcome spring, and the burial of a time capsule shape our Pentecost celebration. We welcome Pastor Arthur Bergren, CLC’s founding pastor, as guest preacher.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CLC!

June 19, 2020

It’s a Vacation Bible School block party! Party hats, noise makers, birthday cake, and fun will be the ingredients for this summer children’s celebration of the church.


WINE, ARTS, AND SONG

July 10, 2020

Join us on the labyrinth for “Todd and the Ten Pins,” as they croon 25 years of “oldies.” Sample wines from around the world and stroll through CLC’s local artisan exhibit. An evening to remember.


SHHH! IT’S A SECRET!

August 15, 2020

Join us on a mystery day trip which will bring together friends, food, a bit of spiritual adventure, and fun. You won’t know where until you join us!


THROUGH THE YEARS

September 13, 2020

Daughter of the congregation, Pastor Elizabeth Martin returns to help us celebrate Rally Sunday, featuring a historic CLC exhibit coupled with the release of our congregational history.


FESTIVE WORSHIP & BANQUET

October 25, 2020

In this formal celebration, we welcome Bishop Jeffrey Clements as our preacher. Pastor Timothy Olson joins our banquet as our keynote speaker as we celebrate ministry past and yet to come.