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Join us for an All Church Worship Service under a huge tent!

Comlara Park is located minutes from the church to the north. Address: 13001 Recreation Area Drive, Hudson, IL 61748.

All regularly scheduled activities at East White Oak will be cancelled on September 12.

10:30 AM

Plenty of chairs will be available under our huge tent! Digital song sheets will be available on Oak Central the weekend of the picnic.

11:45 AM

Immediately following the service we will move over to the beach area where we will celebrate baptisms.

12:00 PM

Boxed lunches from Jason’s Deli include sandwich, chips, pickle, cookie, and water. Vegetarian and Gluten Free lunches are available by request. Suggested $5 donation per lunch. Reserve lunches when you sign up for the picnic.

Afternoon Activities: 12:30 – 3:00 PM

Canoes, Rowboats, Paddleboats, and Motorboats are available FREE at the marina. Please limit your use to 30 minutes.

Groups up to 10 people will spend up to 15 minutes in an inflatable Escape Room themed as an intergalactic library. You & your group are tasked with solving clues by finding a series of decoders, locks, and puzzle pieces that are locked inside hidden compartments of the library.

Drop off and pick up in front of the Beach House (where the restrooms are located). Enjoy a scenic ride around Comlara Park.

Flint the Firetruck and Dino the Dinosaur Slide, Jimmy Jam Basketball Jumpshot, and both Putts Perfect Mini Golf and a Birdie Ball Golf Driving Range will be available for all ages to enjoy!

Carl’s Ice Cream will serve dessert at 2:00pm. A dairy free dessert will also be available.

Nine Square in the Air, Volleyball, and other activities will be set up for you to use. The beach is available for children to play (no swimming). Explore Comlara Park, visit with friends, and enjoy the afternoon together. We hope to see you there!

Special Guest: The Narrow

Our special guest this year is the student band called “The Narrow” from Olivet Nazarene University. They will host an afternoon concert under the tent at 1:30 PM playing contemporary worship as we enjoy the festivities.

Friends and Family are welcome!

Friends and family are invited and we encourage you to consider this an outreach to your co-workers and neighbors.

Living Stone Communities

We have invited our church plant, Living Stone Communities, to attend the service, and Pastors Scott and Larry will spend some time in prayer updating us on what God is doing in West Bloomington!

*New in 2021: Tent Camping at Comlara!

Free Group Camping (Tents Only!) on Saturday night before the picnic.

Arrive anytime on Saturday! The whole park is open for recreation, campfires, and cookouts. Check-out extends through 3:00pm on Sunday, so once the picnic has ended you’ll have plenty of time to collect your items and cleanup.

Additional Camping Details –

  • The Main Recreation Area (MRA) group site is reserved for church on Sat Sept 11. (This is at the north end of the parking lot where we park for the picnic)
  • No individual check in is needed to tent camp at the MRA group site on Saturday, Sept. 11.
  • Tents only are allowed in campsite area. There is no limit on # of tents
  • No vehicles on grass. Walk in only.
  • Campsite has 2 fire rings and approximately 10 picnic tables.
  • Additional portable off the ground fire pits for more fires can be brought in.
  • Grills can be brought in.
  • Check out of the campsite is 3:00pm Sunday and tents can stay up until that time.
  • No Campers. If someone wants to camp in camper they will have to get a site on the campground.
  • In addition to the beach house, water is conveniently located throughout the Main Recreation Area (MRA) modern campground. Hot showers and a sanitary dump station are also provided in modern areas. Firewood, ice, and fishing worms are only available during the regular business hours of the Visitor Center and MRA Campground Station. The campground is open year-round. For more information please call the COMLARA Park Visitor Center at (309) 434-6770.