Annual Events

Listed below are some unique and noteworthy events that we offer at the Glenview New Church. Please refer to the Church Calendar section for exact dates and times.

January

Emanuel Swedenborg Birthday  
January 29

February

 

March

April

TAG Rummage Sale
A Saturday in April, 8:00 a.m. till 2:00 p.m. (date tbd)

A major fundraiser featuring a wide variety of clothing, household and other items at reasonable prices. All proceeds support a variety of church and school uses. This event has become well known and popular in Glenview.

 
Palm Sunday
Sunday, April 9, Festival Worship Service for Families, 11:00 a.m.
This worship service commemorates Jesus’ ride into Jerusalem. It includes a procession of palms in symbolic recognition of the Lord as our Savior and King. Palm branches are provided at no cost, and the service features a combined talk for children and adults. A Traditional Palm Sunday Service is offered at 9:30 am in the Church Sanctuary.
 
Good Friday
Friday, April 14, Communion Service for adults, 7:30 p.m.
This is an opportunity to come to the table with the Lord – to feel His presence, to gain His help and power in your personal efforts to grow spiritually, and to be strengthened by Him in a life of goodness and truth.
 
Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 15, 10:00 a.m. Hunt; Activities until Noon
A popular community event for children and young people ages, from one year old through grade 8. Come fill a bag with treats that are scattered around our beautiful campus. This event is hosted by the Glenview New Church and School, and there is a minimal cost per family.
 
Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 16, Festival Worship for Families 11:00 a.m.
This worship service celebrates the Lord’s rising on Easter morning into full divine power—the power to help people of all faiths and cultures make life choices that they truly care about. “All power has been given to Me in heaven and on earth….” Our festival service for families includes a floral procession, and people are welcome to bring flowers as an offering for the occasion. The spiritual message is a combined talk for children and adults. A Traditional Easter Service is offered at 9:30 am in the Church Sanctuary.

Men’s Weekend at Deep Lake, Wisconsin
Friday evening through Sunday lunch (April 21-23, 2017)
A combination spiritual retreat and renewal weekend. This event includes presentations and discussions around a yearly theme, worship and prayer, good food, good fun, and shared outdoor activities. It’s a great opportunity for men ages 18 and up to relax, unwind, and learn and grow spiritually.

May

Women’s Spiritual Retreat
Saturday, May 6
Watch for details to come. 

June

New Church Day Pageant
Sunday June 11, 5:00 p.m.
You are warmly invited to celebrate our church’s birthday with us (June 19, 1770). This service offers a glimpse of what the New Church is all about, with particular emphasis on the book of Revelation. It often includes pageantry. At the end of the service gifts are given by the New Church to all infants and children in attendance, up through 8th grade. The service is followed by a “BYO” picnic. All are welcome.

July and August

Break for the Summer
Between July 4th and September 1st, we offer one or two ongoing groups (see Ongoing Programs section). Otherwise, we take a break from special events and course offerings. This gives our workers and volunteers a chance to rest and “recharge their batteries” as they look forward to serving the public again in the fall with renewed energy and enthusiasm.

July 4th in the Park
Join us for our traditional July 4th festivities in the Park. Independence Day begins with our traditional neighborhood parade around the Park circle at 9:30 am. (Parade entries assemble at 9:15 am in the Church parking lot.) Prizes will be awarded to float and bicycle entrants. The parade will be followed by a flagpole ceremony, which will include a patriotic speech. The Village of Glenview parade starts from Jackman Park at 11:15 am. There will be a picnic in the Pine Grove (near the playground opposite the Church) beginning at 12:30 pm. The event will include races, softball, and of course, lots of visiting with community members and out of town guests. Most have enjoyed ending the day by watching fireworks. This year the Glenview Twilight Show concert and fireworks display will be at Gallery Park in The Glen (Patriot Boulevard and Navy Boulevard). Our congregation tends to be a wonderful gathering place for a lot of people on this important national holiday. Here’s to another fantastic celebration! The day’s program and events are organized and hosted by the GNC July 4th Committee.

September

Women’s Retreat at Deep Lake, Wisconsin
Friday evening through Sunday lunch (2017 date TBD)
A combination spiritual retreat and renewal weekend. This event includes presentations and discussions around a yearly theme, worship and prayer, good food, good fun, and shared outdoor activities. It’s a great opportunity for women ages 18 and up to relax, unwind, and learn and grow spiritually.

Charity Bike-A-Thon
Sunday, September 18, 2016 –  2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ride
This annual event happens on the scenic, half-mile ring road around the Glenview New Church. The road is closed off to traffic during the event, and children are separated into age-specific lanes, making this a safe and enjoyable event for children of all ages, Pre-K through Grade 8. All proceeds are donated to a charity chosen each year by the children of the Glenview New Church School.

October

Harvest Fest
A Saturday in October (date TBA), 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Bring your whole family for a day of harvest fun! Includes hay ride, pumpkin decorating, pumpkin launch, moon walk, pie contest, lunch and other food, campfire & hot cider, and more. Cost is $10 dollars per child (includes one pumpkin), $5 dollars per adult, $30 max. per family.

November

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
Tuesday, November 22, 7:30 p.m.
Location: St. David’s Episcopal Church, Glenview IL
You and your family are warmly invited to Glenview’s annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service. This is an opportunity to give thanks for the blessings and freedoms that our country enjoys–physical, economic, and spiritual.

Thanksgiving Day Festival Worship
Thursday, Thanksgiving Day at 11:00 am
This Festival Worship Service is a time of thanks to the Lord for the many benefits that He provides for us — both natural and spiritual. It includes a fruit procession, and people are welcome to bring fruit as an offering for the occasion. The spiritual message in this service is a combined talk for children and adults.

December

Christmas Carols Service
Sunday, December 4
Join us for our annual Christmas Carol Services, which include plenty of singing, a church choir, and a Christmas message for children and adults. A nice time for the whole family. 9:30 am Family Worship Service (Auditorium) and 11:00 am Traditional Worship Service (Sanctuary)

“A Child Is Born” Christmas Pageant
Sunday, December 11, 4:30 p.m.
Bring your entire family to our annual Christmas Pageant and experience the wonder and peace of the season. This stage show includes still-life scenes, Christmas story readings, and singing of some of your favorite Christmas carols. It’s a beautiful event for the whole family. (Pendleton Hall)

Christmas Eve Family Worship
December 24, 5:00 p.m.
Bring your family to our annual Christmas Eve Worship Service which features songs of Christmas, a Christmas choir, and a message for the whole family from one of our pastors. (Auditorium)

Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship
December 24th, 10:00 p.m.
Wind down on Christmas Eve at this quiet devotional service, which features Christmas music, readings from the Christmas story, prayer, and a candle-lighting ceremony. (Church Sanctuary)

Christmas Day Worship
December 25, 11:30 a.m.
This is a worship service for adults on Christmas morning, and it includes a full Christmas sermon from one of our pastors. It’s a delightful way to celebrate our Lord’s birth into the world. (Church Sanctuary)

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