Welcome back to South Barrington!

We're excited to be able to offer open hours throughout the week for people to gather for small groups, coffee connects, playdates, and more! Entrances B, D, and F will be open to access the building during open hours. Spaces that are open for gathering include the Atrium, Main Lobby, the Link, the Café, and the indoor playground area. 

Building Open Hours:

Monday 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Saturday 7 a.m.– 12 p.m.
Sunday 7 a.m.– 12 p.m.

Note: The indoor playground is closed from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Café Hours:

Monday Closed
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday 7:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

 

ATTEND A WEEKEND SERVICE!

We are gathering each Sunday at 9 & 11:15 a.m. at 67 Algonquin Road, South Barrington.

As always, services will be streamed on YouTube and WillowCreek.TV

En Español

 

REGISTRATION

Registration is only required for Willow FriendsRegister for Willow Friends below!

 

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

When you arrive at church, our team of volunteers will get the doors for you and help direct you to your seat or check in your kids!

 

SIGN UP TO SERVE

Serving is the heartbeat of our church and volunteers are the key to successfully and safely reopening. Below are the roles with the greatest need. If you're interested in learning more about a specific position, fill out an interest form and someone on our team will reach out to you with more information.

Ready to serve with us? Explore these roles and other serving opportunities here.

 

CASA DE LUZ

Casa de Luz and Casita de Luz are open for services, on Sundays at 9 & 11:15 a.m. in the Chapel. Find specific information about Casa and Casita services here.

 

KIDS & STUDENT PROGRAMS

This last year has been challenging—especially for kids and students. We are excited to provide safe spaces for them to gather, interact, play games, and grow in their faith.

Willow Kids (ages 2–grade 5): Welcome to Willow Kids! We are so excited to have our spaces open to kids ages 2-grade 5 at this time. We will have fun, games, and large group programming to help your child learn about Jesus and grow in their faith. Your child will have time to connect with friends and a caring leader in modified small groups. While the heart of our ministry remains the same, we aim to provide the safest space possible. For those who are unable to come to Promiseland, we will have the same weekend content available for you and your family online here

Elevate (grades 6–8): Elevate can't wait to welcome your student back! Our large group program will have fun games, engaging worship, a chance to make new friends, and teaching to help students grow in their faith. We look forward to providing a space where students will be welcomed and feel safe as we regather. **Small groups will continue outside of the large group gathering. To get your student connected to a group, please email [email protected]

Impact (grades 9–12): Welcome back to Student Impact! We are so pumped to have you join us for our Impact Worship Service and House Groups on Wednesday nights at Willow’s campus. Our team’s priority is to provide a safe, authentic, and FUN community experience as we reopen! We’re hosting Wednesday services at 6:30 p.m. and House Groups on campus at 7:15 p.m. Are you new to our ministry? We’d love to get you plugged in here >>> studentimpact.com/newstudent.
Check out our Instagram (@studentimpact) to stay up to date with our ministry’s gathering details.

Willow Friends (Disability & Inclusion Ministry): Willow Friends can't wait to welcome our students back! Both our Kids side (ages 4-13) and our Teens/Adult side (ages 14+) will be open with limited capacity. We are excited to have a time of worship, engaging play, arts & crafts, and biblical teaching with our friends! We look forward to gathering safely as we engage in learning about Jesus together.

WF KIDS: If you are unable to attend, you can continue to participate in our online Sunday services.

WF TEENS/ADULTS: In addition to in-person Sunday services, our Midweek Tuesday Bible Study and our Saturday night services will continue via Zoom. Find out more information about digital services here

Starting Wednesday, April 28, from 6:30-8 pm, join us for in-person Midweek Teens & Adults Bible Study. Register here!

 

DAILY OPEN HOURS

We're excited to be able to offer open hours throughout the week for people to gather for small groups, coffee connects, playdates, and more! Entrances B, D, and F will be open to access the building during open hours. Spaces that are open for gathering include the Atrium, Main Lobby, the Link, the Café, and the indoor playground area.

Building Open Hours:

Monday 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Saturday 7 a.m.– 12 p.m.
Sunday 7 a.m.– 12 p.m.

 

Café Hours:

Monday Closed
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday 7:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

To volunteer in the Cafe, please complete this form.

 

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS, FAQS, AND PARTICIPANT AGREEMENT

Safety Precautions

Your health and safety is a top priority for us! Let's work together to make our weekends a fantastic experience for all who serve and attend.

We will...

  • Hold the doors for you to keep the surfaces clean.
  • Provide visuals for social distancing.
  • Make hand sanitizer readily available.
  • Refrain from passing offering baskets (as always, you can give online!)

Out of concern for others, we ask that you kindly...

  • Wear a mask at all times regardless of your vaccination status. If you cannot or do not wish to wear a mask, please join us online!
  • Do not attend if you have been exposed to COVID-19 or are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer frequently.
  • Maintain proper social distancing and avoid congregating before or after services.

Frequently-Asked Questions

The auditorium has the Main Floor and Mezzanine levels open. 

Doors will open about 30 minutes before the start of the service. If you have children, we ask that you allow 20–30 minutes for check-in.

Please refrain from bringing food or beverages into service. 

At this time, everyone is required to wear a mask while in the building regardless of vaccination status. 

Absolutely!

Yes! We are so excited to see your kids and students. We only require registration for those in our Willow Friends ministry. Please view registration information provided above.

Any child age 2 and older is required to wear a mask.

Yes, the Atrium is now open for remote viewing!

We hope to host small- to medium-sized gatherings in the future! At this moment, we are only able to hold worship services and kids/student programs in order to maintain proper cleaning and distancing protocols.

Please notify the church by emailing [email protected] if you test positive after you have attended a service. If we have specific contact information of the infected person, we will notify those in direct contact with them.

The Care Center has fully reopened its services as of June 14. Learn more about the Care Center's services available here.

At the moment, language interpretation will only be available online for the 11:15 a.m. service.

 


Participation Acknowledgement

Last but not least, for the safety of all joining us, we ask that you review, acknowledge, and abide by this participation agreement when attending a Willow Creek service or event:

  • There are inherent risks with any gathering, especially if I am considered to be in a high risk category or live with or have daily contact with anyone that is considered to be in a high risk category. I understand these risks and fully assume all responsibility.
  • I understand that safety precautions are in place and I agree to abide by all guidelines communicated verbally or in writing.
  • I agree to follow COVID-19 prevention guidelines from the CDC, including, but not limited to, frequent hand washing or use of hand sanitizer.
  • I agree to wear a mask at all times while indoors at any church campus and/or activity.
  • I agree to maintain proper social distancing (at least 6 feet) while indoors or outdoors at any church campus and/or activity.
  • I agree not to congregate inside the building. I will go directly to my seat and leave the building immediately after dismissal.
  • I agree that I will not visit any church campus or participate in any church activities if any of the following statements are true:
  • I or anyone in my household have any underlying health conditions that increase our health risk for COVID-1;
    • I or anyone in my household are awaiting COVID-19 test results due to concerns of being infected;
    • I or anyone in my household have had any cold or flu-like symptoms, such as fever, cough or shortness of breath, within the last 14 days;
    • I or anyone in my household have been in contact* with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 14 days;
    • I, or anyone in my household have travelled to any of the domestic states deemed restricted by the Cook County Department of Public health.
  • I agree in the event I become symptomatic or COVID-19 positive within 14 days after attending a service, I will notify the church via email ([email protected]).

*in contact described as in close proximity (within 6 ft), unmasked, for more than 10 minutes.