Willow News

Learn what's happening at all our Willow Creek locations.


70,000 Gifts for Prisoners 

Willow Creek Community Church has an important message aimed at blessing the lives of an often forgotten population this holiday season: the incarcerated. For the fourth consecutive year, the church spearheads a compassion and justice initiative called Prison Packs, and gifts every inmate in the state of Illinois a Christmas package.

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Love Everyone, Always.

This fall, we declared a bold message: Love Everyone, Always. The campaign focused on love, forgiveness, and acceptance amidst a heated time in our country around politics and the election. "Jesus invites us to love everyone, always. The people who don't look like us, vote like us, or act like us—God still deeply loves them. Help us spread this message!” says Teaching Pastor Steve Carter.

The campaign was picked up by the Chicago Tribune and the Associated Press.

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Special Friends Production

Willow Creek's Special Friends ministry performed Disney's Aladdin Jr. to a 5000+ crowd in Willow South Barrington's Main Auditorium. The musical garnered the attention of the Chicago Tribune and local news stations, but more importantly, it gave more than 40 kids and students with special needs the opportunity to put their abilities on display. They captivated the crowd and received a standing ovation!

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New Buildings for Two Willow Campuses

Willow North Shore and Willow Crystal Lake have undergone major capital campaigns to fund the building of new church homes. Willow North Shore plans to open their state-of-the-art building designed by world-renowned architect Adrian Smith on December 3/4. Willow Crystal Lake breaks ground on their new location on November 1.  

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Press Releases and News

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