Church news for July 15

By on July 15, 2010

Sugar Grove UMC offers
Blessing of the Animals

Sugar Grove—Have you ever wished you could bring your pet to church? Well, for one service this month, you can bring your favorite animal to be appreciated and blessed during 8 a.m. outdoor worship on Sunday, July 18, at the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church’s Harter Road Pavilion.

The service will be at the church’s 40-acre campus (4S633 Harter Road), west of Route 47, past Harter Middle School.

Blessing the animals is a way of affirming God’s creatures who mean so much to us. Please be sure your pet is leashed, bridled or caged (whatever is most appropriate to keep it under control). For information, call (630) 466-4501.

St. Gall Catholic Church
offers rummage sale

Elburn—St. Gall Catholic Church in Elburn, located at the corner of Route 47 and Shannon Street, will begin accepting donations on Monday, July 19, for its 26th annual rummage sale.
The church asks that all items be in clean and usable condition. If an item is too heavy for one person to carry, the church cannot accept it. Drop-off hours are Monday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 8 a.m. to noon.
For information, call (630) 557-2819 or e-mail

Grace UMC, St. Mary’s
offer vacation Bible school

Maple Park—Grace United Methodist Church and St. Mary’s Catholic Church will present vacation Bible school, with the theme “High Seas Expedition.”

The program will run from Monday through Thursday, July 26-29, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the church, 506 Willow St., Maple Park.

Registration is available online at or call (815) 739-4168.

Kaneville UMC offers
vacation Bible school

Kaneville—The Kaneville United Methodist Church (KUMC), 46W742 Main Street Road, invites children in preschool through sixth grade to SonQuest Rainforest Vacation Bible School.

KUMC will be transformed into the Amazon rainforest, where kids will learn about God’s love for them from some of Jesus’ parables. They will also take part in music, games, crafts, snacks and storytellers.

The SonQuest Rainforest adventure begins Monday, July 26, and continues through Friday, July 30, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Registration forms are available at the church, the Kaneville Public Library, Hills Country Store and the Kaneville Community Child Center. For more information or to register, call (630) 557-2245.

Lord of Life Church offers
vacation Bible school

Elburn—Lord of Life Church, 40W605 Route 38, will offer its vacation Bible school program, titled Egypt: Joseph’s Journey from Prison to Palace, from Monday through Friday, July 26-30, from 6 to 8 p.m. nightly.

For information or to register, visit, or call (630) 513-5325.

St. Paul’s United
Church of Christ
offers spaghetti dinner

Hinckley—St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Hinckley will provide a spaghetti dinner on Wednesday, July 21, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Cost is $5 per person, and carry-outs are available.

For information, call (815) 286-3391 or (815) 286-7228.