The Community Church of Lake Forest & Lake Bluff

Inspiring worship, compassionate service, spiritual growth Lake Bluff, IL
The Community Church of Lake Forest & Lake Bluff


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117 Scranton Avenue
Lake Bluff, IL 60044

847 234 8191


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Who We Are

The Community Church is an innovative, spiritually diverse congregation rooted in the Christian faith that is known for authentic worship & amazing music. We use existing community spaces for worship such as the Lake Forest College Chapel and the Lake Bluff Beach, have no formal membership, and virtually no bureaucracy - yet over 250 families call us their church home. As far as churches go, we are pretty fun...

About Us




Our Services

What are services like?
Our services are one hour in length and include prayer, scripture, sermon, and lots of music (depending on the week - blues, jazz, classical, bluegrass, you-name-it!) People come as they are to worship, particularly during 17-week summer "Worship on the Beach" season. We try to make the services the best hour of the week.

What is the community like?
Open. Authentic. Grateful. Spirited.

What if I'm not a Christian?
While we are rooted in the Christian faith and have participants who reflect a wide range of Christian denominations and beliefs, we also have many people who are on a journey and are not comfortable with any spiritual label. If you are not a Christian, you will certainly be comfortable in our decidedly open and inclusive culture.

Leadership View all

Thomas Dickelman
Founder & Pastor

A graduate of the University of Utah (BS) and McCormick Theological Seminary (M.Div, D.Min), Tom is ordained in the Presbyterian Church (PCUSA). In addition to starting the Community Church, Tom has also founded KidsUganda, the Center for Innovative Ministry, and the Dancing Bohemian Ukulele Team.

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