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Church news for Aug. 5

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St. Gall announces Centennial Picnic
ELBURN—St. Gall Catholic Church in Elburn will hold a Centennial Picnic on Sunday, Aug. 7, at the Elburn Forest Preserve. All parishioners, former and current, are invited to attend this event, which will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday with an outdoor Mass.
All attendees are asked to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Immediately following the Mass, there will be a chili cook-off. Information regarding the chili cook-off can be found on the parish website at www.stgall.com.
The parish will provide the meat for the picnic, and attendees are asked to bring a dish to pass. Suggested items are based on the parishioner’s last name: A-H—bring a dessert; I-Q—bring an appetizer; R-Z—bring a salad.
For more information, contact the parish office at (630) 365-6030.

Bethany Lutheran
Church holds VBS 2011

BATAVIA—Bethany Lutheran Church will hold its Vacation Bible School, “Jesus Chooses Us!” from Monday through Friday, Aug. 8-12, from 9 a.m. to noon.
The VBS is for children 3 years old to 5th grade. To register, call the church office at (630) 879-3444 to have a packet mailed or sign up online at www.bethanybatavia.org. Bethany Lutheran Church is located at 8 S. Lincoln St. in Batavia.

UMC Rummage Sale
SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove United Methodist Church, located at 176 Main St. in Sugar Grove, will hold a Rummage Sale on Friday, Aug. 12, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 13, from 8 a.m. to noon. The church will sell books, toys, games, clothing, DVDs, CDs, sporting goods, linens, furniture, tools, lawn and garden items, art, home decor, jewelry, household items, kitchen accessories, small appliances and more.
For more information, call the church at (630) 466-4501.

Volunteers, donations
needed for school supply, clothing giveaway

ST. CHARLES—Hosanna! Lutheran Church will host its school supply and clothing giveaway Friday and Saturday, Aug. 12 and 13, with the help of other area churches Bethlehem Lutheran and St. John Neumann Catholic.
Volunteers are needed for setup at noon on Sunday, Aug. 7, and to help with clothing sorting at various times on Aug. 8-12
Help is also needed at the giveaway on Friday, Aug. 12, from 4 to 8 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 13, from 9 a.m. to noon. Spanish-speaking volunteers are especially needed at the giveaway
Donations can include new and gently used backpacks, coats and jackets for any age, clothing in sizes infant through high school, various school supplies including No. 2 pencils, folders, and notebooks. Cash donations are always accepted. All donations can be dropped off at any of the participating churches. between Aug.7 and 11.
For information, e-mail Welcome@HosannaChurch.com, call (630) 584-6434, or visit www.HosannaChurch.com Hosanna! is located at 36W925 Red Gate Road in St. Charles.

Church News for July 29

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Free homemade
spaghetti dinner
at St. Charles Episcopal

ST. CHARLES—Two Guys and Free Spaghetti will provide a homemade spaghetti and meatballs dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 31, at St. Charles Episcopal Church, 994 N. 5th Ave. The monthly free meal will include a beverage, salad, garlic bread and homemade dessert to anyone who attends the event.
For information, call (630) 890-6586.

Kaneville UM
hosts Beach Bash VBS

Kaneville—The Kaneville United Methodist Church invites all children, preschool through sixth grade, to grab their surfboards and paddle out to ride a wave of fun and adventure at SonSurf Beach Bash VBS. As the kids explore the wonders of the beach, they’ll also get Big Answers to their Big Questions about Jesus: Who is Jesus? Why can I trust Jesus? Why do I need Jesus? How can Jesus help me when I mess up? What does Jesus want me to do? They will have an amazing time with the music, games, crafts, snacks, storytellers, and over-the-top decorations that make KUMC’s Vacation Bible School so much fun.
The SonSurf Beach Bash begins Monday, Aug. 1, and continues through Friday, Aug. 5, from 9 a.m. to noon. The church is located at 46W742 Main Street Road in Kaneville. Registration forms are available at the church, the Kaneville Library, Hills Country Store and the Kaneville Community Child Center.
For more information or to register, call Carol Alfrey at (630) 557-2245.

Sanctuary Church
offers ‘Son Surf,
Beach Bash, VBS’

BATAVIA—Sanctuary Church in Batavia is hosting “Son Surf, Beach Bash, VBS,” Monday through Friday, Aug. 1-5, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. for ages 4 years through fourth grade.
The cost for the week-long VBS is $5 a child. As children participate in fun-filled activities, children will learn what it means to meet up with Jesus.They will have a great time with lively songs, hilarious skits, creative crafts, Bible stories, exciting games and tasty snacks.
Visit www.sanctuaryag.com or call (630) 879-0785 for registration information. Sanctuary Church is located at 1S430 Wenmoth Road.

Bibletimes Marketplace
at St. Charles Episcopal

ST. CHARLES—A program of crafts, stories and songs will be presented Monday through Friday, Aug. 1-5, at St. Charles Episcopal Church for children in grades K through 5. Bibletimes Marketplace meets 9 a.m. to noon each day. Registration is $10 per child and is open to the public now through Saturday, July 30. St. Charles Episcopal Church is at 994 North 5th Ave. To register, call (630) 584-2596.

Bethany Lutheran
Church holds VBS 2011

BATAVIA—Bethany Lutheran Church will hold its Vacation Bible School, “Jesus Chooses Us!” from Monday through Friday, Aug. 8-12, from 9 a.m. to noon.
The VBS is for children 3 years old to fifth grade. To register, call the church office at (630) 879-3444 to have a packet mailed or sign up online at www.bethanybatavia.org. Bethany Lutheran Church is located at 8 S. Lincoln St. in Batavia.

Church news for July 22

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Lord of Life holds VBS
LA FOX—Vacation Bible School at Lord of Life is scheduled for Monday through Saturday, July 25-30, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The theme is Hometown Nazareth. For more information or to sign up, visit lolchurch.net/vbs.

Hosanna! Lutheran
Church Vacation
Bible School

St. Charles—During the week of July 25-29, Hosanna! Lutheran Church will hold its annual Vacation Bible School, “God’s Wild Ride,” from 9 to 11:45 a.m. each day. This free event is open to all children who will be 4 years of age by Sept. 1, up to and through students entering 5th grade. Registration forms are available at the church office or at www.HosannaChurch.com. For more information, call (630) 584-6434 or e-mail Welcome@Hosanna Church.com.
Hosanna! is located at 36W925 Red Gate Road (entrance just east of Randall Road) in St. Charles.

Free homemade
spaghetti dinner
at St. Charles Episcopal

ST. CHARLES—Two Guys and Free Spaghetti will provide a homemade spaghetti and meatballs dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 31, at St. Charles Episcopal Church, 994 N. 5th Ave. The monthly free meal will include a beverage, salad, garlic bread and homemade dessert to anyone who attends the event.
For information on Sunday’s dinner, call (630) 890-6586.

Kaneville UM
hosts Beach Bash VBS

kaneville—The Kaneville United Methodist Church invites all children in preschool through sixth grade to grab their surfboards and paddle out to ride a wave of fun and adventure at SonSurf Beach Bash VBS. As the kids explore the wonders of the beach, they’ll also get Big Answers to their Big Questions about Jesus: Who is Jesus? Why can I trust Jesus? Why do I need Jesus? How can Jesus help me when I mess up? What does Jesus want me to do? They will have an amazing time with the music, games, crafts, snacks, storytellers, and over-the-top decorations that make KUMC’s Vacation Bible School so much fun.
The SonSurf Beach Bash begins Monday, Aug. 1, and continues through Friday, Aug. 5, from 9 a.m. to noon. The church is located at 46W742 Main Street Road in Kaneville. Registration forms are available at the church, the Kaneville Library, Hills Country Store and the Kaneville Community Child Center.
For more information or to register, call Carol Alfrey at (630) 557-2245.

Sanctuary Church
offers ‘Son Surf,
Beach Bash, VBS’

BATAVIA—Sanctuary Church in Batavia is hosting “Son Surf, Beach Bash, VBS”, Monday through Friday, Aug. 1-5, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. for ages 4 years through fourth grade.
The cost for the week-long VBS is $5 a child. As children participate in fun-filled activities, children will learn what it means to meet up with Jesus.They will have a great time with lively songs, hilarious skits, creative crafts, Bible stories, exciting games and tasty snacks.
Visit www.sanctuaryag.com or call (630) 879-0785 for registration information. Sanctuary Church is located at 1S430 Wenmoth Road.

PandaMania VBS
BATAVIA—Calvary Episcopal Church invites everyone to PandaMania, this year’s Vacation Bible School. The program will run Monday through Friday, August 1-5, from 9 a.m. to noon. Calvary is located at 222 S. Batavia Ave., at the corner of Route 31 and Main Street.
Music, Bible stories, crafts and many other activities are all part of the fun. Children from age three through those entering fifth grade in the fall are welcome to participate. Church membership is not required.
Admission to VBS is free, but each family is asked to volunteer at least one day during the week. Childcare will be provided for younger children of volunteers.
Advance registration is required by Sunday, July 24. Register in person at Calvary on Sunday morning or during regular office hours, or obtain a form by calling or e-mailing the church office at (630) 879-3378 or calvaryepiscopal@sbcglobal.net.

Bibletimes Marketplace
at St. Charles Episcopal

ST. CHARLES—A program of crafts, stories and songs will be presented Monday through Friday, Aug. 1-5, at St. Charles Episcopal Church for children in grades K through 5. Bibletimes Marketplace meets 9 a.m. to noon each day. Registration is $10 per child and is open to the public now through Saturday, July 30. St. Charles Episcopal Church is at 994 North 5th Ave. To register, call (630) 584-2596.

Bethany Lutheran
Church holds VBS 2011

BATAVIA—Bethany Lutheran Church will hold its Vacation Bible School, “Jesus Chooses Us!” from Monday through Friday, Aug. 8-12, from 9 a.m. to noon.
The VBS is for children from 3 years old to fifth grade. To register, call the church office at (630) 879-3444 to have a packet mailed or sign up online at www.bethanybatavia.org. Bethany Lutheran Church is located at 8 S. Lincoln St. in Batavia.

Church news for July 15

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Blessing of the Animals
in Sugar Grove

SUGAR GROVE—The public is invited to Sugar Grove United Methodist Church for a Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, July 17, during the 8 a.m. outdoor worship at its 40-acre Harter Road campus west of Route 47 at 4S633 Harter Road.
Participants are asked to keep their pet on a leash. During the worship service, the owner and pet will be invited to come forward to receive a blessing. This is an old tradition observed by many churches to recognize God’s creatures who have become important parts of their lives.
Water for pets will be provided. After the service, pets and owners are welcome to explore the 40 acres together.
Call Pastor Steve Good at (630) 466-4501 for more information or e-mail sugargroveumc@sbcglobal.net.

Pandamania Vacation Bible School at Grace UMC
MAPLE PARK—Grace UMC and St. Mary’s of Maple Park will host Pandamania Vacation Bible School from Monday through Thursday, July 18-21, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at 506 Willow St. in Maple Park. Registration is online at www.groupvbspro.com/vbs/ez/maplepark. For more information, contact Theresa at (815) 739-4168.

Lord of Life holds VBS
LA FOX—Vacation Bible School at Lord of Life is scheduled for Monday through Saturday, July 25-30, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The theme is Hometown Nazareth. For more information or to sign up, visit lolchurch.net/vbs.

Hosanna! Lutheran
Church Vacation
Bible School

St. Charles—During the week of July 25-29, Hosanna! Lutheran Church will hold its annual Vacation Bible School, “God’s Wild Ride,” from 9 to 11:45 a.m. each day. This free event is open to all children who will be 4 years of age by Sept. 1, up to and through students entering fifth grade. Registration forms are available at the church office or at www.HosannaChurch.com. For more information, call (630) 584-6434 or e-mail Welcome@Hosanna Church.com.
Hosanna! is located at 36W925 Red Gate Road (entrance just east of Randall Road) in St. Charles.

Bibletimes Marketplace
at St. Charles Episcopal

ST. CHARLES—A program of crafts, stories and songs will be presented Monday through Friday, Aug. 1-5, at St. Charles Episcopal Church for children in grades K through five. Bibletimes Marketplace meets 9 a.m. to noon each day. Registration is $10 per child and is open to the public Friday, July 15, through Saturday, July 30. St. Charles Episcopal Church is at 994 North 5th Ave. To register, call (630) 584-2596.

Bethany Lutheran
Church holds VBS 2011

BATAVIA—Bethany Lutheran Church will hold its Vacation Bible School, “Jesus Chooses Us!” from Monday through Friday, Aug. 8-12, from 9 a.m. to noon.
The VBS is for children from 3 years old to fifth grade. To register, call the church office at (630) 879-3444 to have a packet mailed or sign up online at www.bethanybatavia.org. Bethany Lutheran Church is located at 8 S. Lincoln St. in Batavia.

Church news for July 8

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Hosanna! Lutheran
Church Vacation
Bible School

St. Charles—During the week of July 25-29, Hosanna! Lutheran Church will hold its annual Vacation Bible School, “God’s Wild Ride,” from 9 to 11:45 a.m. each day. This free event is open to all children who will be 4 years of age by Sept. 1, up to and through students entering fifth grade. Registration forms are available at the church office or at www.HosannaChurch.com. For more information, call (630) 584-6434 or e-mail to Welcome@HosannaChurch.com.
Hosanna! is located at 36W925 Red Gate Road (entrance just east of Randall Road) in St. Charles.

Bethany Lutheran
Church holds VBS 2011

BATAVIA—Bethany Lutheran Church will hold its Vacation Bible School, “Jesus Chooses Us!” from Monday through Friday, Aug. 8-12, from 9 a.m. to noon.
The VBS is for children from 3 years old to fifth grade. To register, call the church office at (630) 879-3444 to have a packet mailed or sign up online at www.bethanybatavia.org. Bethany Lutheran Church is located at 8 S. Lincoln St. in Batavia.

St. Peter Church
concludes centennial year

Geneva—St. Peter Church in Geneva will conclude its year-long celebration of 100 years as a parish on Sunday, July 10. St. Peter was founded on July 5, 1911. The church and rectory were originally located at 5th and James Street in Geneva. The rectory building still stands and is now occupied by the Child Advocacy Center.
“It has been a year of celebration and thanksgiving. We commemorated through worship, play, learning and connecting with our past. I feel great about the way parishioners came together to honor God and all those who came before us. I found it a great and unique opportunity for parishioners to recommit to building and keeping St. Peter Catholic Church on the path of love, faith, and service to God and neighbor,” said the St. Peter pastor, Rev. Martins C. Emeh.
A centennial committee, chaired by church members Phil Page (Chair) and Mary Jaeger (co-chair), was formed in late 2009. The group focused on ways to celebrate and honor the grand milestone in simplicity, reminiscent of by-gone years. The congregation kicked off their celebration on July 10 last year. Myriad festivities and ways to honor the milestone were planned.
St. Peter Church celebrations continue through July 10 this year, culminating in a Mass of Thanksgiving and a Memory Lane Brunch for the whole parish. Former priests have been invited back to Mass, and former parishioners are welcome to participate in the finale as well.

Vacation Bible Study
ELBURN—Vacation Bible Study will take place July 11-15, from 9 a.m. to noon at Community Congregational Church, 100 E. Shannon St. in Elburn.
Children, ages 4 through fifth grade, are welcome. The cost for the week is $10 per child.
For registration information, call (630) 365-6544 or visit www.ccc-elburn.org.

Sugar Grove UMC offers
vacation Bible school

Sugar Grove—Sugar Grove United Methodist Church invites all children, ages 3 through fifth grade, to Island Odyssey Vacation Bible School.
The fun begins Monday, July 11, and ends Friday, July 15, from 6:15 to 8 p.m. at Sugar Grove United Methodist Church, 176 Main St. in Sugar Grove.
Each island attendees visit includes a Bible story, music, art projects, games and a snack.
To be a part of all the excitement at Island Odyssey, call the church office at (630) 466-4501 or visit www.sgumc.net.

Lord of Life holds VBS
LA FOX—Vacation Bible School at Lord of Life is scheduled for Monday through Saturday, July 25-30, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The theme is Hometown Nazareth. For more information or to sign up, visit lolchurch.net/vbs.

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St. Gall Parish held a special Veterans Mass at St. Gall Cemetery on Sunday. The mass was offered in remembrance of those deceased (a number of whom are buried in the parish cemetery). Names of all parishioners known to have served in the military were read in a special prayer. American Legion, Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts also participated. Photo by John DiDonna

Church news for July 1

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Bridal show and luncheon
In celebration of its centennial anniversary, St. Gall Catholic Church recently held a Bridal Show and Luncheon. Wedding dresses from the past 100 years were modeled and displayed, as well as wedding photographs, china and other wedding items. Luncheon, including wedding cake, was also served. Courtesy Photo

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St. Gall to hold
Veteran’s outdoor Mass

ELBURN—St. Gall Parish is celebrating its centennial anniversary. The parish history is a major focus during this centennial year and reveals many parishioners who have served in the United States military.
St. Gall Church will hold a special Veteran’s Mass on Sunday, July 3, at 11 a.m. at the St. Gall Cemetery, located on Route 47 in downtown Elburn. This special Mass is offered in remembrance of those deceased, a number of whom are buried in the parish cemetery, and in thanksgiving to those living service men and women.
American Legion members from the community will also be in attendance. Names of all parishioners known to have served will be read in a special prayer.
Bring lawn chairs or blankets for this special mass. All community members are invited to attend.
Names of those involved in military service—living or deceased—are needed. Please contact the St. Gall Parish office at (630) 365-6030 to submit a name to be recognized.

Respect Life Mass
GENEVA—St. Peter Church in Geneva will come together with the Diocese of Rockford on Tuesday, July 5, for a monthly time of prayer and a Mass offered for the protection of all life and for an end to abortion.
The prayer and Mass will be held at St. Peter Church, 1891 Kaneville Road in Geneva. The Rosary is recited at 6:40 p.m. followed by Mass at 7 p.m. Questions can be directed to the parish office, (630) 232-0124.

Vacation Bible Study
ELBURN—Vacation Bible Study will take place July 11-15, from 9 a.m. to noon at Community Congregational Church, 100 E. Shannon St. in Elburn.
Children, ages 4 through fifth grade, are welcome. The cost for the week is $10 per child.
For registration information, call (630) 365-6544 or visit www.ccc-elburn.org.

Lord of Life holds VBS
LA FOX—Vacation Bible School at Lord of Life is scheduled for Monday through Saturday, July 25-30, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The theme is Hometown Nazareth. For more information or to sign up, visit lolchurch.net/vbs.

Hosanna! Lutheran
Church Vacation
Bible School

St. Charles—During the week of July 25-29, Hosanna! Lutheran Church will hold its annual Vacation Bible School, “God’s Wild Ride,” from 9 to 11:45 a.m. each day. This free event is open to all children who will be 4 years of age by Sept. 1, up to and through students entering fifth grade. Registration forms are available at the church office or at www.HosannaChurch.com. For more information, call (630) 584-6434 or e-mail to Welcome@HosannaChurch.com.
Hosanna! is located at 36W925 Red Gate Road (entrance just east of Randall Road) in St. Charles.

Bethany Lutheran
Church holds VBS 2011

BATAVIA—Bethany Lutheran Church will hold its Vacation Bible School, “Jesus Chooses Us!” from Monday through Friday, Aug. 8-12, from 9 a.m. to noon.
The VBS is for children from 3 years old to fifth grade. To register, call the church office at (630) 879-3444 to have a packet mailed or sign up online at www.bethanybatavia.org. Bethany Lutheran Church is located at 8 S. Lincoln St. in Batavia.

Church news for June 24

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Vacation Bible Study
ELBURN—Vacation Bible Study will take place July 11-15, from 9 a.m. to noon at Community Congregational Church, 100 E. Shannon St. in Elburn.
Children, ages 4 through fifth grade, are welcome. The cost for the week is $10 per child.
For registration info, call (630) 365-6544 or visit www.ccc-elburn.org.

Lord of Life holds VBS
LA FOX—Vacation Bible School at Lord of Life is scheduled for Monday through Saturday, July 25-30, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The theme is Hometown Nazareth. For more information or to sign up, visit lolchurch.net/vbs.

Bethany Lutheran
Church holds VBS 2011

BATAVIA—Bethany Lutheran Church will hold its Vacation Bible School, “Jesus Chooses Us!” from Monday through Friday, Aug. 8-12, from 9 a.m. to noon.
The VBS is for children from 3 years old to fifth grade. To register, call the church office at (630) 879-3444 to have a packet mailed or sign up online, www.bethanybatavia.org. Bethany Lutheran Church is located at 8 S. Lincoln St. in Batavia.

Church news for June 17

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Helping victims of the Joplin, Mo. tornado
St. Charles—Hosanna! Lutheran Church of St. Charles invites the community to help collect needed items to support the families of Joplin, Mo., who were devastated by the massive tornado there on May 22. All collected donations will be delivered for direct distribution to those affected through Immanuel Lutheran Church right there in Joplin. This effort is being undertaken as part of the Joplin Renaissance Project started through St. Luke Lutheran Church in Chicago.
On Thursday and Friday, June 16-17, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., a collection will take place at Hosanna! of only these requested listed relief supplies (no clothing please):

• Coffee (ground or instant, no whole beans)
• Sugar and/or sweetener
• Batteries
• Empty plastic storage containers
• Safety goggles
• Powdered drinks
• Flashlights
• Heavy plastic sheeting
• Staple guns and staples
• Weather stripping (furring strips)
• Tarps
• Sunscreen
• Pull-ups
• Individually bottled drinks
• Between 8-10 compatible walkie-talkies
with ear pieces and which recharge on a
base station

Two opportunities to assist in packing and loading the donated items are also available on June 18 and 19. To find out how your family, Scout troop, sports team, business, church, neighborhood, or other group can support the Joplin Renaissance Project, contact Frank Christensen through the Hosanna! Lutheran Church office at (630) 585-6434 or e-mail Welcome@HosannaChurch.com. Ongoing updates and details will be published through the Hosanna! website—click the “serve” link on the homepage.
Hosanna! is located at 36W925 Red Gate Road (entrance just east of Randall Road) in St. Charles.

UCC Couples’ Night Out
NORTH AURORA—Union Congregational Church (UCC) will host a Couples’ Night Out on Saturday, June 18.
This is an open invitation to all couples in the community. Free child care will be provided.
This event is from 5 to 8 p.m. (4:45 p.m. if using child care).
UCC is located at 405 W. State St., North Aurora. Contact Pastor Matt Gruel at (630) 897-0013 for more details or register at www.unioncong.com.

St. Katharine Drexel
Catholic to break ground
on new church

Sugar Grove—Nearly three years after its founding Mass, St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church will host a groundbreaking ceremony on Sunday, June 19, at 1:30 p.m. The groundbreaking will initiate what will be an 18-month build-out for the new facility, to be located on Dugan Road in Sugar Grove. The land was donated to the parish by the Rich Family.
St. Katharine pastor, Rev. Robert Jones, is celebrating the growing parish’s milestone.
Currently, St. Katharine Drexel worships at John Shields Elementary School. The new church, to be located just south of Rich Harvest Farms on Dugan Road, will offer worship space for 350 parishioners and guests and will also feature 11 multipurpose rooms for religious education, parish meetings and funeral luncheons. It is anticipated that the new facility will be ready for services by the fall of 2012.
St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church currently has 460 registered parishioners and offers Saturday evening and Sunday services. For more information, visit www.stkatharinedrexel-sugargrove.org.

Vacation bible school
at Faith Baptist Church

GENEVA—Children 3 years old through fifth grade are invited to attend Vacation Bible School at Faith Baptist Church from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, June 19-24.
Faith Baptist Church, 1S455 S. Mill Creek Drive, will be transformed into an adventure where kids will learn how their lives can be changed by God’s awesome love for them. This year’s event, Hero Headquarters, will focus on heroes in the Bible.
A free-will offering will be collected each day. The estimated cost per child for the week is $10, or $30 per family. For more information, feel free to contact the church office at (630) 845-2532 weekdays between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., or e-mail secretary@fbcmillcreek.org.

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Christ Community Church serves local communities
ST. CHARLES—Christ Community Church, St. Charles, will release 600 volunteers into the surrounding communities on Saturday, June 11, for their semiannual Super 2nd Saturday.

The Christ Community campuses at Blackberry Creek in Aurora and DeKalb will also participate. Each campus has a list of available service projects for individual, family or group participation.

Registration begins at all locations at 7:45 a.m. and closes at 8:15 a.m. Dismissal to project sites is between 8:30 and 8:40 a.m. Half and full-day projects are offered. Opportunities are also available for groups to adopt a community partner whom they can individually bless prior to June 11.

To participate in the Super 2nd Saturday event, register online at ccclife.org. It is not necessary to be a church member or attendee to volunteer. For information, visit www.ccclife .org/s2s.

Fox Valley Festival
Chorus presents concert
of movie songs

AURORA–The Fox Valley Festival Chorus presents “Sunday Afternoon at the Movies: Featuring Decades of Favorite Movie Songs” at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 12, at Westminster Presbyterian Church at the corner of Edgelawn and Galena in Aurora.
The chorus includes local resident Mary Gramley of Elburn, as well as other members from all areas of Kane, Kendall and DuPage counties.
Audience members will recognize songs from “The Wizard of Oz,” “Beauty and the Beast,” as well as “Sister Act,” “Singin’ in the Rain,” and dozens more.
Ticket prices $8 for ages 12 and under, $10 for senior citizens, and $12 for adults. A special family rate of $25 is also available.
The Fox Valley Festival Chorus is under the direction of Mary Beth McCarthy, Director of Instrumental Music at IMSA.
The audience is invited to a reception following the concert.

Sunday Afternoon
at the Movies with Fox Valley Festival Chorus

AURORA—The Fox Valley Festival Chorus announced a special family-friendly ticket price for a special family-friendly concert.
“Sunday Afternoon at the Movies: Featuring Decades of Favorite Movie Songs” will be presented by the Fox Valley Festival Chorus on Sunday, June 12, at 3 p.m. at the Westminster Presbyterian Church at the corner of Edgelawn and Galena in Aurora.
A movie-themed reception follows the concert, and audience members are invited to visit the Disney table, the Wizard of Oz table and end up “Under the Sea” for some special treats.
For $25, a family of up to five members can enjoy classical movie songs ranging from “The Wizard of Oz” and “Singin’ in the Rain” to modern favorites from “Beauty and the Beast,“ “Aladdin,” “Shrek” and “The Little Mermaid.”
In addition to the special $25 family rate, individual ticket prices are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $8 for children age 12 and under. Tickets will be sold at the door.
Additional information is available from foxvalleyfc@gmail.com or www.foxvalleyfc.org

Summer Bible school
ELBURN—St. Gall invites children entering kindergarten through fourth grade to “Pandamania: Where God is wild about you!”
The program runs from Monday through Friday, June 13-17, from 9 a.m. to noon.
St. Gall is located at 120 W. Shannon St. in Elburn. Registration forms can be obtained either at the church or at www.stgall.com. Registration fee is $25 per child. Call (630) 365-6030 for additional information.

UCC Couples’ Night Out
NORTH AURORA—Union Congregational Church (UCC) will host a Couples’ Night Out on Saturday, June 18.
This is an open invitation to all couples in the community. Free child care will be provided.
This event is from 5 to 8 p.m. (4:45 p.m. if using child care).
UCC is located at 405 W. State St., North Aurora. Contact Pastor Matt Gruel at (630) 897-0013 for more details or register at www.unioncong.com.

St. Katharine Drexel
Catholic to break ground
on new church

Sugar Grove—Nearly three years after its founding Mass, St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church will host a groundbreaking ceremony on Sunday, June 19, at 1:30 p.m. The groundbreaking will initiate what will be an 18-month build-out for the new facility, to be located on Dugan Road in Sugar Grove. The land was donated to the parish by the Rich Family.
St. Katharine pastor, Rev. Robert Jones, is celebrating the growing parish’s milestone.
Currently, St. Katharine Drexel worships at John Shields Elementary School. The new church, to be located just south of Rich Harvest Farms on Dugan Road, will offer worship space for 350 parishioners and guests and will also feature 11 multipurpose rooms for religious education, parish meetings and funeral luncheons. It is anticipated that the new facility will be ready for services by the fall of 2012.
St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church currently has 460 registered parishioners and offers Saturday evening and Sunday services. For more information, visit www.stkatharinedrexel-sugargrove.org.

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Summer Bible school
ELBURN—St. Gall invites children, entering kindergarten through fourth grade to “Pandamania: Where God is wild about you!”
The program runs from Monday through Friday, June 13-17, from 9 a.m. to noon.
St. Gall is located at 120 W. Shannon St. in Elburn. Registration forms can be obtained either at the church or at www.stgall.com. Registration fee is $25 per child. Call (630) 365-6030 for additional information.

St. Katharine Drexel
Catholic to break ground
on new church

Sugar Grove—Nearly three years after its founding Mass, St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church will host a groundbreaking ceremony on Sunday, June 19, at 1:30 p.m. The groundbreaking will initiate what will be an 18-month build-out for the new facility, to be located on Dugan Road in Sugar Grove. The land was donated to the Parish by the Rich Family.
St. Katharine pastor, Rev. Robert Jones, is celebrating the growing parish’s milestone.
Currently, St. Katharine Drexel worships at John Shields Elementary School. The new church, to be located just south of Rich Harvest Farms on Dugan Road, will offer worship space for 350 parishioners and guests and will also feature 11 multipurpose rooms for religious education, parish meetings and funeral luncheons. It is anticipated that the new facility will be ready for services by the fall of 2012.
St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church currently has 460 registered parishioners and offers Saturday evening and Sunday services. For more information, visit www.stkatharinedrexel-sugargrove.org.

Christ Community Church serves local communities
ST. CHARLES—Christ Community Church, St. Charles, will release 600 volunteers into the
surrounding communities on Saturday, June 11, for their semiannual Super 2nd Saturday.
The Christ Community campuses at Blackberry Creek in Aurora and DeKalb will also participate. Each campus has a list of available service projects for individual, family or group participation.
Registration begins at all locations at 7:45 a.m. and closes at 8:15 a.m. Dismissal to project sites is between 8:30 and 8:40 a.m. Half and full-day projects are offered. Opportunities are also available for groups to adopt a community partner whom they can individually bless prior to June 11.
To participate in the Super 2nd Saturday event, register online at ccclife.org. It is not necessary to be a church member or attendee to volunteer. For information, visit www.ccclife .org/s2s.

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SG Methodist announces
worship schedule

SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove United Methodist Church announced their summer worship schedule for all Sundays in June, July and August.
A choice of outdoor or indoor worship is offered. At 8 a.m., outdoor worship is held in an open air pavilion on 40-acre setting, rain or shine. The property is at 4S633 Harter Road. A self-guided prayer path is also available, where you can walk anytime among the trees, the farm field or along a winding creek.
At 9:30 a.m., indoor worship is offered among the stained glass windows of the sanctuary at 176 Main St. Call the church office for further directions or questions at (630) 466-4501.

Summer Bible school
ELBURN—St. Gall invites children, entering kindergarten through fourth grade to “Pandamania: Where God is wild about you!”
The program runs from Monday through Friday, June 13-17, from 9 a.m. to noon.
St. Gall is located at 120 W. Shannon St. in Elburn. Registration forms can be obtained either at the church or at www.stgall.com. Registration fee is $25 per child. Call (630) 365-6030 for additional information.

Faith Baptist
offers spring luncheon

Geneva—The Ladies of Faith Baptist Church in Mill Creek in Geneva will host “Variety is the Spice of Life” at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 28. This spring luncheon will provide great food and fellowship, as well as entertainment and door prizes. The event is free.
RSVP at (630) 845-2532, by Sunday, May 15.

Two Guys and Free Spaghetti event
ST. CHARLES—Two Guys and Free Spaghetti on Sunday, May 29, from 5 to 7 p.m., will provide a homemade spaghetti and meatballs dinner with beverage, salad, garlic bread and homemade dessert to anyone who attends the monthly event held at St. Charles Episcopal Church, 994 N. 5th Ave. in St. Charles.
Carry-out is available. For information, call (630) 890-6586.

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Swedish pancake
breakfast planned

BATAVIA—”Simply Swedish … Simply Good” is the theme of the 12th annual benefit Swedish Pancake Breakfast, presented by the Swedish American Children’s Choir on Saturday, May 21, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Bethany Lutheran Church, 8 S Lincoln St. in Batavia.
Also available will be a bake sale, Scandinavian gift items and live Swedish music, including a brief performance by the Swedish American Children’s Choir. All proceeds from the event will be used to defray expenses for the choir’s tour fund.
Breakfast tickets are by reservation only, and carry-out orders are available.
Tickets are $11 for adults, $6 for children 4-10 years old, and under 4 are free.
Call the choir office (630) 414-9700 for reservations.

St. Gall Church to hold pancake breakfast
ELBURN—St. Gall Church will hold a pancake breakfast on Sunday, May 22, from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The Boy Scouts of St. Gall Parish will prepare the pancake breakfast. Donations to the St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Gall are requested.
St. Gall is located at 120 W. Shannon Street. Call (630) 365-6030.

Union Church hosts
World War II Radio Hour

NORTH AURORA—Union Church, 405 W. State St. in North Aurora, will honor all veterans with a World War II Radio Hour concert presented by The Festive Singers on Sunday, May 22, at 7 p.m.
Come and enjoy the music and stay for fellowship with light refreshments after the performance. There will be a love offering taken with the proceeds going to the Hines Veterans Hospital. Call (630) 897-0013 for more information.

Faith Baptist
offers spring luncheon

Geneva—The Ladies of Faith Baptist Church in Mill Creek in Geneva will host “Variety is the Spice of Life” at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 28. This spring luncheon will provide great food and fellowship, as well as entertainment and door prizes. The event is free.
RSVP at (630) 845-2532, by Sunday, May 15.

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Swedish pancake breakfast set for May 21
BATAVIA—”Simply Swedish … Simply Good” is the theme of the 12th annual benefit Swedish Pancake Breakfast, presented by the Swedish American Children’s Choir on Saturday, May 21, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Bethany Lutheran Church, 8 S Lincoln St. in Batavia.
Also available will be a bake sale, Scandinavian gift items and live Swedish music, including a brief performance by the Swedish American Children’s Choir. All proceeds from the event will be used to defray expenses for the choir’s tour fund.
Breakfast tickets are by reservation only, and carry-out orders are available.
Tickets are $11 for adults, $6 for children 4-10 years old, and under 4 are free.
Call the choir office (630) 414-9700 for reservations.

St. Gall Church to hold pancake breakfast
ELBURN—St. Gall Church will hold a pancake breakfast on Sunday, May 22, from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The Boy Scouts of St. Gall Parish will prepare the pancake breakfast. Donations to the St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Gall are requested.
St. Gall is located at 120 W. Shannon Street. Call (630) 365-6030.

Union Church hosts
World War II Radio Hour
NORTH AURORA—Union Church, 405 W. State St. in North Aurora, will honor all veterans with a World War II Radio Hour concert presented by The Festive Singers on Sunday, May 22, at 7 p.m.
Come and enjoy the music and stay for fellowship with light refreshments after the performance. There will be a love offering taken with the proceeds going to the Hines Veterans Hospital. Call (630) 897-0013 for more information.

Faith Baptist
offers spring luncheon
Geneva—The Ladies of Faith Baptist Church in Mill Creek in Geneva will host “Variety is the Spice of Life” at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 28. This spring luncheon will provide great food and fellowship, as well as entertainment and door prizes. The event is free.
RSVP at (630) 845-2532, by Sunday, May 15.

Plant sale barbecue at Calvary

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Batavia—Calvary Episcopal Church in Batavia will hold dual annual fundraisers on Saturday, May 7. Both events will be held rain or shine.

Calvary’s Lay Weeders host their annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., offering both perennials and annuals. Proceeds will benefit a variety of programs of the parish.

Later in the day, Fay’s BBQ will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m., offering full chicken, pork chop and combo dinners for $12. All proceeds from the barbecue will go to local charities; last year, the event raised $2,600. Drive-up orders are welcome, but advance ticket purchase is suggested to avoid disappointment, as the event sold out last year.

Calvary is located at 222 S. Batavia Ave., on the corner of Route 31 and Main Street. Call (630) 879-3378.

KUMC to host Mother-Daughter banquet

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KANEVILLE—All women of the community are invited to the Kaneville United Methodist Church (KUMC) annual Mother-Daughter Banquet on Sunday, May 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. The program, “Reflections on My Mother,” will feature the KUMC not-ready-for-prime-time players in two humorous skits: “An Essay on My Mother” and “All Mom Wants.”

Awards, prizes and special music will complete the evening’s program. Please bring a dish to pass and your own table service. For more information, call the church at (630) 557-2353.

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Maple Park—Grace UMC and St. Mary’s announce Vacation Bible School for summer 2011.

Join the churches on Friday, April 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the St. Mary’s Novak Center for their VBS Kickoff. You will get a glimpse of what to expect this year at VBS and a music CD so you can start practicing all the songs. After a short presentation and craft, there will be a dessert bar. Registration for VBS will also be open that night.

The churches will also launch a special mission project called Build Up Our Backpacks. If you need more information about Kickoff, VBS week, or Build Up Our Backpacks, visit www.groupvbspro.com/vbs/ez/maplepark or call (815) 739-4168

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St. Peter Parish to present Living Stations of the Cross
GENEVA—Members of St. Peter Parish, Geneva, will present the Living Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, April 22, at 7 p.m. The tableaux-style dramatization will take place at the Church, 1891 Kaneville Road.
Each station will highlight a particular character who, in monologue fashion, responds to the penetrating question, “Were you there?” The production is based on the meditation entitled “Journey of Decision: A Way of the Cross,” by Sarah A. O’Malley, OSB; and Robert D. Eimer, OMI. Characters move during music, but freeze during the monologues and narrations. Costuming is minimal, and a prayerful, meditative spirit sets the tone of the presentation.
There is no charge for the one-hour presentation. For more information about the Living Stations of the Cross, please call the Church at (630) 232-0124.
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Sugar Grove UMC
announces schedule

Sugar Grove—Sugar Grove United Methodist Church offers a variety of Holy Week services and events. The church is located at 176 Main St., Sugar Grove, and can be contacted at (630) 466-4501.
To recall the Last Supper of Jesus, and to find meaning in the Passover celebration that he observed in his life, the church will gather in its Upper Room for a traditional Seder Meal at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 21. There is no cost and no reservation required.
Grace UMC in Maple Park will hold this year’s ecumenical Kaneland Area Good Friday service on April 22 at 7 p.m. Sugar Grove UMC will join with churches from throguhout the area for this remembrance service. The church is located at 506 Willow St., Maple Park.
Easter services will be held at 8 and 10:30 a.m. on April 24. Special service and a youth-served breakfast will be provided from 9 to 10 a.m. In addition, the children are invited to bring a basket for an egg hunt at 10 a.m. at the church’s front lawn.

Holy Week schedule
set for KUMC

KANEVILLE—The following Holy Week events will take place at Kaneville United Methodist Church, 46W742 Main Street Road:
• April 21—Holy Thursday at 7 p.m. “Living Last Supper” and Communion. “Living Last Supper” is a dramatic presentation of Jesus’ last evening with his disciples.
• April 22—Good Friday will be hosted by Maple Park UMC at 7 p.m.
• April 23—Holy Saturday, Easter Vigil at 10 p.m. in the outdoor garden worship area. An Easter Vigil entails community prayer, scripture and singing with an anticipatory look toward Easter.
• April 24—Easter Sunday, 8 and 10:30 a.m.

St. Charles Episcopal Church services
St. Charles—The St. Charles Episcopal Church invites the community to observe the following Holy Week services.
Maundy Thursday, April 21, 7:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist will be followed by the Watch at the Altar of Repose until 9 a.m.
Good Friday, April 22, at 9 a.m. There is a service to end the Watch. At 11 a.m. there will be an Intergenerational Stations of the Cross, and at 7:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist will be distributed from the Reserved Sacrament
Easter Vigil, Saturday, April 23, 7:30 p.m., will begin with the Lighting of the Paschal Fire in the Memorial Garden. Following the vigil there will be a reception in Ludtke Hall.
Easter Festival Eucharist services, Sunday April 24, will be held at 7:30, 9 and 10:45 a.m.

Holy Week services
at Calvary Episcopal

Batavia—Calvary Episcopal Church announces the following schedule of special services that continue through Easter Sunday, April 24. The public is invited to all services and special events.
Maundy Thursday, April 21, 9:30 a.m. a Morning Prayer and Reflection Service will be held. At 6 p.m., there will be a Simple Agape Dinner. At 7 p.m., the Liturgy of the Lord’s Supper, including ceremonial foot washing, procession and garden watch, will be presented. From 8:30 p.m. to midnight, there will be a Garden Watch at the Altar of Repose. At midnight , there will be a Night Prayer at the Altar of Repose.
Good Friday, April 22, 9:30 a.m. there will be a Morning Prayer and Reflection. At noon, there will be a Community Ecumenical Service of the Seven Last Words. At 3 p.m. there will be a Traditional Stations of the Cross. At 7 p.m. the Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion and Death (incense will be used)will be held.
Holy Saturday, April 23, 9:30 a.m. Morning Prayer, Reflection and Preparation of the Pascal Candle; 7:30 p.m. Great Vigil of Easter, including Service of Light, Liturgy of the Word of God and Renewal of Baptismal Vows. First Eucharist of Easter—with Bethany Lutheran Church (incense will be used).
Easter Sunday, April 24, 6 a.m. Community Sunrise Service at Logan Street Baptist Church—clergy from Batavia Covenant, Batavia United Methodist, Calvary Episcopal and Logan Street Baptist churches will participate at 8 and 10:15 a.m. Festival Holy Communion Service, followed by Festive Coffee Hour after each service (incense will be used at 8:00 a.m.).
Calvary is located at 222 South Batavia Ave., at the corner of Route 31 and Main Street. The Rev. Michael Rasicci, rector of Calvary, will officiate and preach at each worship service. For further information, call (630) 879-3378 or visit www.calvary-episcopal.org.

St. Gall Church
announces Easter
Mass schedule

Elburn—St. Gall church announced the following services to observe the Lord’s Passion and His Rising on Easter Sunday:
On Holy Thursday, April 21, there will be the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:30 p.m., followed by adoration.
On Good Friday, April 22, the church will be open from noon to 3 p.m. for personal prayer and private reflection time. Stations of the Cross will be held at 1 p.m., and at 7:30 p.m. there will be a Service in Remembrance of the Lord’s Passion.
On Holy Saturday, April 23, at 11 a.m., there will be Blessing of Easter Food and Children’s Candy Baskets. Mass of the Easter Vigil will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Holy Saturday.
On Easter Sunday, Masses are at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. In order to accommodate the large number of parishioners and attendees, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Mass will be held in both the church and St. Gall Parish hall. Please note there will not be a 5 p.m. Easter Mass.
St. Gall is located at the corner of Shannon Street and Route 47 in downtown Elburn.

Elburn Hill Church
Easter Sunrise Service

ELBURN—Elburn Hill Church will have its annual Easter Sunrise Service, which includes the dramatic reading of the Easter story outside on the lawn, at 7:30 a.m. Buffet breakfast will follow in the Victorian Mansion at 8:30 a.m., and the Easter worship service will be at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary.

VBS kick-off
Maple Park—Grace UMC and St. Mary’s announce Vacation Bible School for Summer 2011.
Join the churches on Friday, April 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the St. Mary’s Novak Center for their VBS Kickoff. You will get a glimpse of what to expect this year at VBS and a music CD so you can start practicing all the songs. After a short presentation and craft, there will be a dessert bar. Registration for VBS will also be open that night.
The churches will also launch a special mission project called Build Up Our Backpacks. If you need more information about Kickoff, VBS week, or Build Up Our Backpacks, visit www.groupvbspro.com/vbs/ez/maplepark or call (815) 739-4168

KUMC to host Mother-Daughter banquet
KANEVILLE—All women of the community are invited to the Kaneville United Methodist Church (KUMC) annual Mother-Daughter Banquet on Sunday, May 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. The program, “Reflections on My Mother,” will feature the KUMC not-ready-for-prime-time players in two humorous skits: “An Essay on My Mother” and “All Mom Wants.”
Awards, prizes and special music will complete the evening’s program. Please bring a dish to pass and your own table service. For more information, call the church at (630) 557-2353.

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Lord of Life Church
offers family movie night

LaFOX—Join Lord of Life Church for a “drive-in movie’ on Saturday, April 16. The church will present the Disney movie “Cars.” Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the movie will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Each child is asked to bring a cardboard box big enough to sit in. The boxes will be turned into cars. Bring decorating materials to share; however, the church cannot allow glue, paint or permanent markers. Bring washable markers, crayons, paper towel tubes, aluminum foil, tape, pieces of cardboard, and other items.
The “car show” is at 6:15 p.m., with winners for first and second place. Popcorn, water and juice bags will be available for purchase. This is a free event.

Holy Week schedule
set for KUMC

KANEVILLE—The following Holy Week events will take place at Kaneville United Methodist Church, 46W742 Main Street Road:
• April 17—Palm Sunday 8 and 10:30 a.m. service. The Chancel Choir will present the Cantata titled “Forsaken.”
• April 21—Holy Thursday at 7 p.m. “Living Last Supper” and Communion. A “Living Last Supper” is a dramatic presentation of Jesus’ last evening with his disciples.
• April 22—Good Friday will be hosted by Maple Park UMC at 7 p.m.
• April 23—Holy Saturday, Easter Vigil at 10 p.m. in the outdoor garden worship area. An Easter Vigil entails community prayer, scripture and singing with an anticipatory look toward Easter.
• April 24—Easter Sunday, 8 and 10:30 a.m.

Faith Baptist Church
Easter Egg Hunt April 17

GENEVA—Faith Baptist Church’s Easter Egg Hunt will be on Palm Sunday, April 17, at 3 p.m. at the church, 1S455 South Mill Creek Drive, Geneva. The day’s event will include a family craft and story time.
This event is free to children of all ages and will commence rain or shine. Bring a basket and a friend.
For more information, call (630) 845-2535 weekdays between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

St. Gall Church
announces
Holy Week schedule

Elburn—St. Gall church announced the following services to observe the Lord’s Passion and His Rising on Easter Sunday:
On Holy Thursday, April 21, there will be the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:30 p.m., followed by adoration.
On Good Friday, April 22, the church will be open from noon to 3 p.m. for personal prayer and private reflection time. Stations of the Cross will be held at 1 p.m., and at 7:30 p.m. there will be a Service in Remembrance of the Lord’s Passion.
On Holy Saturday, April 23, at 11 a.m., there will be Blessing of Easter Food and Children’s Candy Baskets. Mass of the Easter Vigil will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Holy Saturday.
On Easter Sunday, Masses are at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. (all in both the church and parish hall).
St. Gall is located at the corner of Shannon Street and Route 47 in downtown Elburn.

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St. Charles Episcopal Church Rummage Sale
ST. CHARLES—St. Charles Episcopal Church, 994 N. Fifth Ave. (Route 25), St. Charles will host its annual Rummage Sale from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 9. Come find treasures among the wide assortment of clothing, sports equipment, household goods, baby items, books, holiday decorations and more.
For more information, call (630) 584-2596 or visit StCharlesEpiscopal.org.

Faith Baptist Church
Easter Egg Hunt April 17

GENEVA—Faith Baptist Church’s Easter Egg Hunt is on Palm Sunday, April 17, at 3 p.m. at the church, 1S455 South Mill Creek Drive, Geneva. The day’s event will include a family craft and story time.
This event is free to children of all ages and will commence rain or shine. Bring a basket and a friend.
For more information, call (630) 845-2535 weekdays between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Lord of Life Church offers
family movie night

LAFOX—Join Lord of Life Church for a “drive-in movie’ on Saturday, April 16. The church will present the Disney movie “Cars.” Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the movie will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Each child is asked to bring a cardboard box big enough to sit in. The boxes will be turned into cars. Bring decorating materials to share; however, the church cannot allow glue, paint or permanent markers. Bring washable markers, crayons, paper towel tubes, aluminum foil, tape, pieces of cardboard, and other items.
The “car show” is at 6:15 p.m., with winners for first and second place. Popcorn, water, and juice bags will be available for purchase. This is a free event.

Holy Week schedule
set for KUMC

KANEVILLE—The following Holy Week events will take place at Kaneville United Methodist Church, 46W742 Main Street Road:
• April 17—Palm Sunday 8 and 10:30 a.m. service. The Chancel Choir will present the Cantata titled “Forsaken.”
• April 21—Holy Thursday at 7 p.m. “Living Last Supper” and Communion. A “Living Last Supper” is a dramatic presentation of Jesus’ last evening with his disciples.
• April 22—Good Friday will be hosted by Maple Park UMC at 7 p.m.
• April 23—Holy Saturday. Easter Vigil at 10 p.m. in the outdoor garden worship area. An Easter Vigil entails community prayer, scripture, and singing with an anticipatory look toward Easter.
• April 24—Easter Sunday, 8 and 10:30 a.m.

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