With its being Palm Sunday weekend, the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce Business Expo was perfectly timed for churches.
Lots of people go to church, at least on Christmas and Easter.
Lots of Protestant churches had booths. Now, that I think about it, I wonder why the Catholic Church didn’t. They have this elaborate public relations campaign to get lapsed Catholics to “Come Home.” This would have been a natural place for a “high touch” approach.
The Crystal Lake Evangelical Free Church
Crystal Lake’s Evangelical Free Church was the first I saw. Hannah Beardsley Middle School was built next to it.
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church's booth.
I didn’t shoot these pictures in order, but Prince of Peace Lutheran Church was in the main hall.
I must have shot photos on Saturday, as well as Sunday, because the one below has different people manning the booth.
I remember that my legislative assistant Pete Castillo helped the church, located on McHenry Avenue just north of South High School, received the license for its day care center. I wondered then and this weekend again what kind of a government requires a state legislator to help a church get a day care license. One that doesn’t work very well, I’d suggest.
The Prince of Peace Lutheran Church booth on Saturday.
Down the row from the Republican booth where I was gathering petition signatures for to put the reapportionment constitutional amendment on the ballot this fall was the Christian Fellowship booth. The church is located on the blacktop between Crystal Lake and McHenry.
Christian Fellowship Church booth.
It had bean bag toss to attract children.
Hope Covenant Church was in the smaller gym.
Hope Covenant Church was next. It was in the second room of the exhibit. The church is at the corner of Ackmann and Randall Roads across from CVS Pharmacy.
Lord and Savior Lutheran Church was the last one I saw.
The last was Lord and Savior Lutheran Church. It was near the food and in the hallway toward the exit. I got a homemade book mark from the young lady. The church is located on Route 14 beyond McHenry County College.