February 6, 5:30 p.m.
February 7, 9 and 10:45 a.m.
Kick-off your Super Bowl celebration at Willow Crystal Lake. 13-year professional football player, Cleveland Browns' quarterback, and former Chicago Bears' quarterback, Josh McCown will be our special guest.
McCown will be available on Saturday evening after service to sign autographs.
After services on both Saturday and Sunday, there will be games, activities, free food and photo booths for the entire family to enjoy.
Help us stock the Crystal Lake Food Pantry by bringing a can of chili.
February 12, 6:30–8 p.m.
Looking for a great opportunity to spend some quality time with your son, grandson or nephew? Come out to the Mom and Son Night Out– enjoy dinner and 's'mores, and then visit the Archery Range, the Art Lab, and the Board Game Cafe!
February 19, 20, 26 and 27, 6–9 p.m.
Take this opportunity to dress up and enjoy a special evening at Willow’s Father Daughter Date Night. There are 4 nights to choose from each evening includes dinner, dancing, dessert, and a framed keepsake photo of you and your daughter.
Father Daughter Date Night will be held at Stonegate Banquet Centre, Hoffman Estates. The cost is $45 for dads and $30 for each daughter.
Registration opens December 1 and closes February 17. Space is limited.
February 5 and 6
Do you want to grow stronger in your marriage relationship? Join us at the Marriage Retreat and learn practical ways to connect with your spouse and deepen your relationship.
Tuesdays, 7-8 p.m.
The Pointe, 5650 NW Highway, Crystal Lake
Each week Lifetree Café welcomes people from all walks of life into a safe place to explore how life and faith intersect. The Lifetree Café experience features video elements, the sharing of real stories, friendly conversation and time to build relationships.
For more information about weekly topics, check out Lifetreecafe.com.
Next Steps to Belong, Grow and Serve
Receive the new Bring it Home email series – a weekly email delivered to your inbox every Sunday afternoon – helping you and your family go deeper with what you are learning on the weekend.
At the start of each week, you will receive an email with three opportunities to guide your reading and prayer time with your family, small group, or in your own personal time with God. Each will contain a reading from the Bible, questions to consider, and a prayer to close your time.
March 5, 5:30 p.m. and March 6, 9 and 10:45 a.m.
Baptism is an opportunity to go public with your faith, identify with and follow the example of Christ, and mark your spiritual journey. If you haven't yet made this declaration, we hope you will participate in any of our 3 services.
Willow Creek is led by a board of Elders that are nominated by those who call Willow Creek their church home. The Elders are responsible for spiritually guiding the church and providing oversight. Please review Elder qualifications before submitting a nomination.
Join the Advance Team, a group of early adopters committed to Willow Crystal Lake's God given vision to move into our new permanent home so that we can have an even greater impact on our region.
Subscribe here to receive emails, updates, and invitations to upcoming meetings and gatherings.
January 22 and 23
Two to One pre-marital workshop is designed for couples seriously considering marriage and want to prepare well to begin their married life. Learn how your personality, family, and history impact the way you interact in your relationship.
Wednesdays, January 27 – March 23, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Financial Peace University is a 9-week life-changing program that empowers and teaches you how to make the right money decisions to achieve your financial goals. The average family pays off $3,500 in debt and saves $2,700, while learning lessons on developing a spending plan, saving for retirement and college and eliminating debt.
Thursday, January 21 – March 24, 6:30–8:45 p.m.
If you are new to faith, you grew up a Christian, or still exploring what it means to follow Christ, we encourage you to check out Alpha. This 10–week interactive class is a great way to explore the basics of the Christian faith in a friendly, relaxed environment.
Creating an Uncommon Marriage
Sunday, February 14, 10:45 a.m. – Noon, Room 107
Founded on one of the key principles in Tony and Lauren Dungy's book Uncommon Marriage this workshop will introduce you to fun and meaningful ways to make time for one another, learn about your spouse's passions and interests, and stay connected as a team! Come enjoy Valentine treats and a chance to win prizes.
All marriages need support and encouragement to be successful. Our marriage mentoring program offers couples in every season of life and opportunity to connect with experienced mentors in a safe environment.
Please complete the registration questionnaire HERE. We will contact you once you both spouses complete the registration questionnaire.
We exist to help women of all ages grow closer to God while building deep and meaningful relationships with others. If you would like to know what classes, Bible studies, small groups and events are available register for our Women's Ministry Updates.
Men's Breakfast: Saturday, February 20, 8:30– 10 a.m.
Men's Fraternity: Tuesdays, September 15 – February 16, 7–9 p.m.
The Great Adventure provides men with an encouraging experience that explores how to live lives of authentic manhood as modeled by Jesus Christ.The Tuesday evening gathering will include biblical teaching and small group interaction, equipping men in the great adventure of noble manhood. Men are invited to join at any time throughout the year.
To learn more about Willow Crystal Lake Compassion & Justice ministries subscribe to the Compassion & Justice Updates.
Take a moment to tell us how God has been in at work in your life through the people and ministries of Willow Crystal Lake.