School and Family Zone

The decision in U-46 to begin the school year a little earlier –two full weeks before Labor Day — might have some students pining away this last week of the summer break, but we are ready at Elgin Covenant for the start of a new season.  As students get back in to the groove we at the church will help families ease in to the fall with some late-season celebrations. Larkin students looking for parking privileges, see below under Student Parking.

On August 25th our church will hold its annual Picnic. Visitors are invited to come! Dress will be casual, and the main meat will be provided. Participants are asked to bring along their own table-ware and a dish to share. Service will begin at 10:30 with lunch following. Look for the tents on the property of the church, 1565 Larkin Avenue!

September 1 is Labor Day week-end and our September communion service.

September 8 is our Rally Day, the launch of the church’s program year. From this week through to the end of May Children’s Church will be provided for kids from pre-school (out of diapers) through fourth grade. Our nursery is staffed all year for infants and toddlers still in diapers. Adult programs also resume their regular Sunday morning and midweek schedule.

Larkin Student Donut Klub

That Rally week also marks the beginning of the Donut Klub: Wednesday, September 11. Larkin Students can come in for a free donut provided by generous donors in the community, and hot chocolate or coffee. Runs from 7 AM to 7:30 AM. Get your breakfast, grab a table and play a quick board-game with friends –and make new ones!


Elgin Covenant treasures the family. As we teach and preach Biblically-centered ethics that society today calls “traditional morality” (see related posts under “Hot Topics”), we also want to welcome  families into an environment that promotes trust. We have a two-adults policy for every program and environment which requires the supervision of minors. Independent background checks have been conducted on all supervisors and teachers of children.


At Elgin Covenant we have a wheel-chair accessible entrance with a button-operated door; we also have a wheel-chair friendly single-stall restroom, and a chair-lift to reach the fellowship hall. Only the basement classrooms for children are at this time inaccessible.

Listening devices for the hearing impaired during the worship service are available on request. Large-print Bibles are also available.

Student Parking

Students at Larkin High School can secure parking passes for school-day privileges. $85 covers the whole year, or $45 per semester. Call 847-888-2302. The week of August 12-16 please try to arrive before noon to fill out the application and pick up the sticker. Otherwise please call for an appointment or to make another arrangement. And tell your friends!