Church news for April 1

By on April 1, 2010

offers special services

Elburn—Community Congregational Church of Elburn will celebrate Maundy Thursday with worship and Holy Communion on Thursday, April 1, at 7 p.m. at 100 E. Shannon St. in Elburn.

A highlight of the evening’s worship will be the presentation of a Living Last Supper, complete with readings by a narrator, Jesus, and each of the disciples, as depicted in DaVinci’s Last Supper.

An ecumenical Good Friday worship service will be held at Kaneville United Methodist Church, 46W742 Main Street Road, in Kaneville at 7 p.m. Pastors from various local churches will participate in this service, which is open to all.

Easter Sunday will be celebrated at Community Congregational Church at 10:30 a.m., with special music by the choir and the hand bell choir.

Sugar Grove UMC
offers Holy Week services

Sugar Grove—The public is invited to experience a Seder Meal observance of the Last Supper of Jesus on Thursday, April 1, at 7 p.m., at Sugar Grove UMC, 176 Main St. It will feature a symbolic meal by candlelight, where passover food will be served and tasted while readings are given by children and youth.

On Easter morning, April 4, Sugar Grove UMC will offer an Easter Cantata celebration at 8 and 10:30 a.m., featuring vocalists, readers and musicians. For more information, call (630) 466-4501 or visit

St. Gall announces
Holy Week schedule

Elburn—At St. Gall Catholic Church, Elburn, liturgies for Holy Week include the following: Holy Thursday, April 1, Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:30 p.m., followed by a period of adoration; Good Friday, April 2, Stations of the Cross at 1 p.m., Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion, 7:30 p.m.; Holy Saturday, April 3, Blessing of Easter Foods at 11 a.m.

The Easter Vigil will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 3. Please note the usual 4:30 p.m. Saturday Mass was cancelled.

Call (630) 365-6030.

Elburn Hill Church offers
Easter sunrise service

Elburn—Elburn Hill Church will hold an Easter sunrise service on Sunday, April 4, at 7:30 a.m. on the lawn (weather permitting) for a complete re-telling of the Resurrection story as the sun rises.

The church will hold an Easter breakfast at 8:30 a.m. in the mansion dining room and Easter Sunday Worship Service, “A Radical New Happiness,” at 10:30 a.m.

The church can be reached at (630) 365-9064 or at gary.augustine@ElburnHillChurch .org, or seen online at www.ElburnHillChurch .org.

Country Evangelical
offers worship services

Campton Hills—Country Evangelical Covenant Church, located on Route 47 at McDonald Road in Campton Hills, invites the public to its upcoming services.

The church will offer a combined service at Elgin Covenant Church at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 1; a Lord’s Supper service at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 2; a men’s breakfast at the Rose Garden Restaurant in Hampshire at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 3, and an Easter breakfast at 9 a.m. on Sunday, April 4, followed by a 10:30 a.m. Easter service.

For information, call (847) 464-5381 or visit

Yom Hashoah: Holocaust
Remembrance Day event
set for April 11

Geneva—The Fox Valley Jewish Neighbors (FVJN) invite the public to its annual Holocaust Remembrance Day event. The program will be on Sunday, April 11, at 3 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Society in Geneva, 102 S. Second St., Geneva. All are welcome.

The program will start off with an opening by Rev. Lindsay Bates of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva. Speakers will include Holocaust survivor Dr. Hans Kautzky, a renowned scientist from Fermilab who was born in Vienna and survived the horrors of the Nazi persecutions in Europe. Holly Price, Holocaust/Genocide scholar and teacher, will also be speaking. Rabbi Fred Margulies of Geneva, Minister John Rogers of the United Church of Christ in St. Charles, and Geneva mayor Kevin Burns will also participate in the program.

The full name of the day commemorating the victims of the Holocaust is “Yom Hashoah Ve-Hagevurah,” which literally means the “Day of (Remembrance of) the Holocaust and the Heroism.” Each year, this Holocaust Remembrance Day is observed a week after the seventh day of Passover, and a week before Yom Hazikaron, which is Memorial Day for Israel’s fallen soldiers.

We hope that you will join us for this meaningful observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day. A reception will follow the program.

Questions can be sent to

FVJN is a Jewish community group composed of Jewish individuals and interfaith families living in central Kane County and nearby towns. The goal of this group is to develop a cohesive Jewish community in the Fox Valley area for religious, charitable and educational purposes. Please visit for upcoming events and more information.

FVJN is a tax-exempt organization pursuant to Internal Revenue Code section 501c3. Five percent of proceeds from all FVJN events is donated to local charities.