Our Worship service provides an opportunity to be closer to God and to celebrate our love for Jesus. As is traditional in the Disciples of Christ denomination, we celebrate Holy Communion at every servie
Classes are available for all ages:
Preschool and Kindergarten
Junior High and High School
Adult Class (The Present Word)
Adult Class (Passages)
All classes begin at 9:30am.
The choir meets to practice each Wednesday at 7:15pm. While there are many talented musicians in the congregation, there are also plenty of us who come to choir simply to make a joyful noise, and practice is a joyful time, too. Everyone — whatever your skill level — is welcome.
Rachel - Rebekah Circle
The Rachel-Rebekah Circle, our women's fellowship group, meets on the third Thursday of every month to eat lunch, to talk together, and to sign cards for our sick and home-bound members. This group also organizes several service projects throughout the year, including a mitten drive at Christmas, and Easter basket collections and blanket Sunday in the spring.
The men of our congregation gather for breakfast at Elly's on the third Saturday of each month. Some people order the same thing each month, while others mix it up. Either way, the food is delicious and a good time is had by all.
Adults Coming Together (ACT)
ACT, our fellowship group for young adults, meets one Friday evening a month for food and fellowship. Sometimes we spend a portion of the evening in deep conversation about religion, spirituality, and the meaning of faith, and sometimes we spend it beating each other at mind-teasers or board games. We conclude each meeting with prayer.
The church book club meets on the third Friday of every month to discuss works of fiction. The group has read and discussed such books as: "Still Alice" by Lisa Genova, "The Paris Architect" by Charles Belfoure, "Dreamers of the Day" by Mary Doria Russell. and “Grace Without God” by Katherine Ozment. If yoou would like more information on the bookclub, one of the members, Irvana Wilks, has a blog on her website. at the following link: http://www.irvanawilks.com/bookblog/
Our yoga group gathers on Wednesday evenings before choir practice at 6pm for easy to moderate yoga stretches and breathing. Any donations given for the class go to suicide prevention.
When a month has Five Sundays ... we devote the 5th Sunday to service projects. We begin with a brief worship service, then adjourn to Jordan Hall for a variety of activities from preparing trail mix for The Night Ministry to labeling coin holders for Feed My Starving Children to making blankets for the homeless and cage pads for an animal humane group. All are welcome to join us and we often have outside groups involved.
CCAH members went caroling on Thursday, December 14th. We visited Luther Home and a pads shelter in Arlington Heights. Music ... and some cookies ... made for a special evening.
Vacation Bible Camp
Rolling River Rampage, our 2018 Vacation Bible Camp, was a huge success. CCAH joined with Congregational UCC, St. John UCC and Trinity United Methodist Church to give camp attendees "The Ride of a Lifetime with God." Our Vacation Bible Camps are geared to children three years old to 5th grade. Older students act as crew leaders.