Your First Visit

Where do you meet?

Our church is located at 425 Riverside Road, Belvidere, IL 61008
Parking is on the East side of the church.  Enter through the east facing double glass doors.
Guests and returning parishioners will be greeted by a member of our congregation and welcomed into the church building.

When do you meet?

  • September through May services take place Sunday at 8:00 & 10:30 a.m.
  • Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend services take place Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

Both of our services are blended to contain both spiritual and contemporary worship styles and accommodate all styles of worshippers.

How long is the service?

Our Sunday services usually last about an hour, give or take a few minutes.

What should I wear?

You will notice that people dress in a variety of ways according to what is comfortable to them. It can be anything from “business casual” to jeans and casual shoes. Just be yourself.

Do you receive an offering?

We do receive an offering at each service. It is an act of worship for members and friends of CLC who are moved to support this ministry, our activities, and numerous efforts to assist those in need throughout our community. Guests should not feel obligated to participate. We want you to feel welcomed and comfortable as you visit.

Do I have to sing?

We believe one of the best ways to express our love, gratitude, and commitment to God is through music. At the same time, we understand that worship comes in many forms. It’s up to you - feel free to sing along or simply observe.

Should I receive communion?

Everyone is welcome to the table for either Holy Communion or a blessing.

Can I bring my kids?

With thriving educational, social, and community programs in the church, CLC reaches out to members of all generations. We feel a shared responsibility for the children of the congregation providing nursery facilities, Godly Play, youth groups, and young adult opportunities for friendships and mentoring.

Who is welcome?

All are welcome at CLC:  young and old; gay, straight, and transgender; rich and poor; male and female. Christ welcomes all to his table.