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Libertyville Covenant Church

Helping people grow in Christ through authentic relationships and community!

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Welcome to
Libertyville Covenant Church

Helping people grow in Christ through authentic relationships and community!

Next Steps

Connect with us through worship, small groups, and service. Find your next steps.

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Visit our calendar page to stay up to date on what is happening at LCC!

LCC’s Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Update 

Greetings LCC Members and Friends! We wanted to provide perspective on how our local ministry plan will align with scheduled State Phased guidance and best practice.

Stewarding local ministry through the “5 Stages of Reopening IL” requires wisdom, knowledge, and prayer. When wisdom falters we always have prayer! The Council / Leadership Team has prayed, listened, discerned, evaluated many outside resources, and constructed a basic framework/philosophy which outlines how we will begin to physically gather. We call it the “Continuing A Loving Ministry” (CALM) framework. CALM seeks to be faithful, cautious, disciplined, and loving to our whole community, while ensuring that LCC ministry remains vibrant and fully accessible. Your input has been essential, so please continue to share your own discernment with us at leadership@covchurch.org

We also encourage you to watch the following video for more context from our Chair, Paul Hawkinson:

https://www.loom.com/share/4d60e5dc08ba4f3e8b9af74975e65f94

At the core, we have tried to be good stewards of your trust in us – prayerfully discerning what is “ministry essential” vs. “inconvenient”. We have also been mindful of the substantial number of LCC members and friends that carry heightened risks associated with infection. We have considered minimum levels of future physical gatherings that will best serve our ministry. Lastly, this obviously remains a highly volatile period in Northern Illinois, with Chicago having delayed Phase 3 until June 3rd, and Southern Wisconsin “wide open” and experiencing increased levels of infection. We will be closely monitoring all data, State guidance, and best practice – updating and communicating the CALM framework regularly as we move forward – together!

To read the full details please click here: CALM

Worship

We are canceling our usual attended worship services and will instead be streaming our worship services through the LCC YouTube channel. These will be streamed at our usual time (Sunday morning at 9:30 am) and we encourage you all to join us on your devices. We recommend joining us at that time for the stream (rather than just watching later) for a few reasons. First of all, it is important for us to have some normalcy in our lives, and worship can be that anchor for us. But second of all, there is a running chat on that page which we will be used to supplement the worship experience. Moreover, we can worship and praise God together from our homes at 9:30 am. 

Streaming Services

Due to connectivity issues, technical problems, slow down, and very high traffic on YouTube Sunday mornings, we have started to pre-record our services. This ensures that there will be a church service for you each week and allows for a much better worship experience for all. It also guarantees a clearer picture, better sound, and that the church service will be able to be seen and heard by everyone. YouTube premiere allows the stream to be live and seen for the first time at 9:30 am as we worship and live chat together from our homes. What is unique about this type of worship is that there are over 100+ people worshiping live together at 9:30 am across the country on any given Sunday. Moreover, the 10 people who created the service now actually get a chance to worship collectively on Sunday morning. Additionally, we have observed that people who haven’t been in church for a long time, are joining us online and folks from different time zones, and even out of the country are boldly singing and praising God together from our homes on Sunday morning at 9:30 am, what a blessing!


Pastor Steve’s Blog 

Here you will find a new Pastor’s Blog, with a short devotional thought about life in a COVID-19 world. There will be a new Devo each day with scripture, a thought, and questions to answer. You can use this for personal devotions, family time together, or in an online group setting. 

 Click here: https://libcov.org/pastor-steves-blog/


Streaming and LCC YouTube Channel

In our ongoing efforts to care for our church family, reduce the spread of COVID-19, and reach out to our surrounding community, LCC is offering a streaming option so that you can view the church service on your computer or digital device. This can be viewed by going to our web site click on the “Streaming and YouTube Channel” button above or by going directly to the LCC YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI94b_TxDXfUOiRWU9Xhejw.

Once on the LCC YouTube channel, please click to “subscribe” as then you will get notifications of live streaming and of any new content such as videos, or Pastor Steve’s blogs.

During the Stream, please use the “chat” function on the right-hand side of the screen to interact with your church family. Trevor James will be moderating the discussion and will be adding links, responding to questions, and posting reflection prompts for you to think about during the service. The stream will begin at 9:30 am.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Trevor James at tjames@northpark.edu or Scott Anderson for any video/audio issues at scottandersonusa@gmail.com.

Finally, don’t forget to “refresh” your pages, if you have visited the LCC web site or LCC YouTube channel recently, please remember to refresh by “clicking the refresh button” in Google it is the arrow next to the forward/back button, or just putting your cursor (arrow) behind the web address in the browser window and clicking enter or on your cell phone refreshing the page by swiping down (for google) or re-entering the page.

Bulletin and other materials for this week’s service click here:7-5-2020


Virtual Small Groups are here!

Christian community is an important aspect of our life together as a church, and a vital element of how we get to love, serve, know, and mutually support and encourage one another. This is a long standing Christian practice. For instance, in the book of Philippians, we encounter Paul and the church in Philippi mutually encouraging and supporting to each other. Paul wrote in his letter that the church “sent aid more than once” to Paul. This illustrates the fact that we can be socially distant but still practice mutual support and encouragement

As we continue worshipping (and do life) with the aid of technology, we want to start Virtual Small Groups at LCC, meeting in small groups while maintaining proper social distancing guidelines.  A virtual small group is an intentional space consisting of 3-11 people who meet regularly online to pursue spiritual growth, social connection, and support. Examples of groups might include book discussion, prayer, bible study, bible reading, mutual encouragement, or simple fellowship.

To participate in an LCC Virtual Small Group, you can sign up for one with this form (click here) or email Zachs Gaiya, our Pastor in Residence at zzgaiya@tiu.edu.  Please fill in or send your name, email, days and times that would work for you, and whether you would rather be a participant or a facilitator.

At a later date, we will provide facilitators with additional information like “how to host a group online,” “suggested online group platforms,” and “best practices for virtual small groups.”  

If you have any questions, please email Zachs at zzgaiya@tiu.edu.

We welcomed 12 new members to LCC!

Events

Services

WORSHIP
9:30am streaming on YouTube

LCC Virtual Coffee Hour (BYOC)
10:45am in the LCC Private Zoom Room

Libertyville Covenant Church 250 South St. Mary’s Road Libertyville, IL 60048

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