Annual Events

Listed below are some unique and noteworthy events that we offer at the Glenview New Church.



Begin a New Life: Four Universal Steps of Life Change and Spiritual Transfrmation
A Saturday in winter or spring, Date TBA, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

This is a full-day, public workshop on four steps of life change and spiritual transformation that bridge across all faiths and cultures. If you've ever had a significant change that you've wanted to make in your life, and you either haven't made it yet, or you haven't made it as fully as you might wish, then this workshop can help.  Or, if you'd simply like to discover an effective program for making any personal change that you'd like to make, then this may be one to try. The workshop includes an optional six-week follow-up series for small groups that will help you assimilate the four-step process into your life.  There is a cost for the workshop, and all proceeds are used to cover the cost of workbooks, refreshments, and lunch.


Winter Carnival
Saturday, February 1, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Wintertime fun for the whole family, including train rides, a moon walk, games, prizes, face painting, a raffle, a craft table, and other attractions. Cost of admission is $5.00 per person, children under 2 are free.  The cost of admission includes lunch. There are separate costs for things like popcorn, cotton candy, craft table, and the like. All proceeds benefit private education at the Glenview New Church School.


Rummage Sale
Saturday, April 12, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

A wide variety of clothing and other items are available at low prices. This event has become well known and popular in Glenview.

Palm Sunday
Sunday, April 13, 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.

Good Friday
Friday, April 18, 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 19, 10:00 a.m. to Noon

A popular community event for children and young people ages, from one year old through grade 8. Come fill your basket with treats that are scattered around our beautiful campus. This event is hosted by the Glenview New Church School and there is a minimal cost per family.

Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 20, Festival Worship for Families 9:30 a.m.; Traditional Adult Service 11:00 a.m.

These services celebrate 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 traditional service for adults (9:30) includes a full Easter sermon. Our festival service for families (11:00 o’clock) includes a floral procession, and people are welcome to bring flowers as an offering for the occasion. The spiritual message in the 11:00 o’clock service is a combined talk for children and adults.

Men's Weekend at Deep Lake, Wisconsin
Friday evening, April 25, through Sunday lunch, April 27

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.


New Church Day Festival Worship
A Sunday nearest June 19th (date TBA) 11:00 a.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 “recharge their batteries” as they look forward to serving the public again in the fall with renewed energy and enthusiasm.


Charity Bike-A-Thon
Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, 1:45 p.m. (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.


Harvest Fest
Saturday, October 26, 2013, 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.


Autumn Gift Boutique...and More!
Saturday, November 9, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Get ready for the holidays with our great array of quality gift items (at a fraction of their cost), handmade craft items, and home business products.


Indoor Farmer's Market
Saturday, November 23, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Buy the freshest ingredients for your Thanksgiving celebration and support local farmers and food vendors at the same time. Apples, pears, cider, potatoes, squash, carrots, onions, celery root, parsnips, beets, mushrooms, grass-fed or grain-fed beef, pork, chicken, turkey, bread, pastries, gluten-free baked goods, eggs, honey, cheese, granola, jams, jellies, soups, sauces, salsa, frozen ravioli & veggie burgers & tamales, variety canned goods, candles, soap and much more! Link cards accepted. Enjoy a made-to-order hot sandwich and cup of coffee while you're here. Children's activities provided by the Glenview New Church School. For more information contact Roxanne Junge at or 847-962-4073.

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
Tuesday, November 26, 7:30 p.m.
Location: The Glenview New Church, 74 Park Dr. Glenview 60025

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.

The Story of Christmas
All Sundays in December prior to Christmas day

This series will focus on different parts of the Christmas story as it applies to your life.  The series will dovetail with a book of daily inspirational readings for the month of December, which will be available to the public on this site.


Christmas Carols Service
Sunday, December 8, 9:30 a.m. Family service; 11:00 Traditional adult service

Join us for our annual Christmas Carol Service, which includes plenty of singing, a church choir, and a short Christmas message for children and adults. A nice time for the whole family.

"A Child Is Born" Christmas Pageant
Sunday, December 15, 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.

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.

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.

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.