Groups which meet monthly

Book Clubs

Because of its popularity, we now have two book clubs! Most months, both groups read the same book, making it convenient to fit Book Club into your schedule. One group meets at 7PM on the first Monday of the month (first Tuesday on holiday months) at members homes. The other group meets at 6PM on the third Monday of the month at Potestas on Green Bay Road in Gurnee.

Twice a year we have potluck dinners at 6PM at various locations that include both groups. During the Christmas season we enjoy appetizers and desserts and have a book exchange. Each May we collect book suggestions from the members and put together a list. At the May appetizer/dessert potluck gathering we vote on our preferences and ask for meeting hosts. The entire book list for the next year is assembled and distributed to the members. The book list, meeting dates and locations can be found in the newsletter, parish news or by clicking the link below






Right now the book clubs are generally made up of women in the parish and friends and acquaintances, but we welcome any and all adults who wish to join our fellowship and discussions.


Our Social Life

We enjoy being together

BUNCO for a Cause

Fund raising for a good cause, in this case seeking a cure for Huntington's Disease, was the occasion  for an evening of laughter and an auction.

  • Parish Picnic
  • BUNCO for Charity
  • Holy Week

Knitting Group
This group meets at the church on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm to have fellowship and work on knitting projects. Some members are creating prayer shawls to give away, while others are working on their own projects. In addition, members are willing to assist beginners in learning how to knit.

What is a prayer shawl?   A prayer shawl is a shawl that is lovingly and prayerfully knitted or crocheted.  It is blessed and given to someone who needs comforting and love.  The Prayer Shawl Ministry started in 1997 with two women named Janet Bristow and Victoria A. Cole-Galo, both graduates of the Women’s Leadership Institute at the Hartford Seminary. 

Our knitting group, and many others, continue to follow this ministry.  The Annunciation knitting group participated with other churches in giving prayer shawls to the families of the 2010 West Virginia mine explosion.

We welcome anyone who wishes to join our ministry. 

Parish Picnic and Outdoor Eucharist

Our beautiful park-like grounds are the perfect setting for the annual parish picnic and outdoor worship.

  • Book Clubs
  • Lunch Bunch, Etc.
  • Knitting Group

Special Events

Lunch Bunch, Etc

Lunch Bunch is a great way for the women of the parish to meet each other, share a meal and share each other’s company. A local restaurant is selected for the fourth Wednesday of each month at 1PM from suggestions by the group. The restaurant selection is advertised through email, the newsletter and the parish news, and anyone interested in attending is asked to notify the organizer to secure the reservation. Separate checks are provided at the restaurant. On some occasions the reservation will move to dinner to allow our working colleagues to attend. Come out and enjoy great food and lively conversation!


For reservations contact Jane Schaefer at 2243727940
or at cs.js@comcast.net

Maundy Thursday

Wonder what might have been on the table at the Last Supper?  An Agape Meal before the Maundy service offered some ideas, and new tastes. Especially in the holy moments we rejoice in being together.