Today there was an article about Schaumburg’s Waterfront Community Church in the Daily Herald. They came to visit us on our opening day, and wrote this article for today’s paper. It’s pretty cool to see how this church is getting people talking. Pay special attention to the comments at the bottom of the page.
Yesterday was our final day of meeting at the Schaumburg Community Rec Center as Waterfront Community Church. The CRC was a fantastic place for us to meet as we prepared for launch and met with our core team for the last 2 months. The staff there is wonderful and the facilities were exactly what we needed. What a great place to have in the community. But from now on we’re going to be meeting in Schaumburg High School. It’s pretty exciting. On the 5th of October, we’re going to be setting up for a “preview” service. We’ll have another preview service on the 12th, and then the next weekend, the 19th, we have our very first Waterfront Community Church Worship experience launched to the public! It’s less than a month away now. Pretty exciting!
After sweat and toil, through fire and through rain, Waterfront has made it’s first major step into the information age with this website. Yaaahoooo! Welcome to all of you who have stumbled upon this site and are simply checking us out, and welcome back to those who . . . well . . . have come back. Feel free to wander around the site, and if you’d like a quicker way to search for the stuff you want to know about, try out the search bar at the top of the page. Thanks everyone!
Matthew chapter 22 tells this story:
The Greatest Commandment
Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question:
“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: ” ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
That’s why our mission is to “love God and people well.”
It was Jesus’ mission too.
We want to make a difference in Schaumburg. How do we plan to do that?
- We want to be generous financially. Our goal is to leverage our financial resources to make life easier for the people of Schaumburg that need help. So, we will give away all our weekend offerings.
- We want our hearts to follow our treasure.
We don’t just want to give our money away, we want to be involved with the organizations and people we support. We look forward to serving throughout the Schaumburg area.
- We hope to serve the city of Schaumburg by providing a place where families can experience community.
Make sure you join us Sunday, October 19th, as we launch Waterfront! Service is at 10am.