Church news for Sept. 16

By on September 16, 2010

Celebrate High Holidays
with Fox Valley
Jewish Neighbors

Geneva—Celebrate the Jewish High Holy Days in the Tri-Cities with Fox Valley Jewish Neighbors (FVJN). Whether you are Jewish or part of an interfaith Jewish family, and whether or not you are a member of a neighboring synagogue, you are invited to spend time with your Jewish neighbors.

A Yom Kippur Service will be held Friday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m., at FVJN. Break-the-Fast will be Saturday, Sept. 18, at 5:30 p.m., at the Geneva History Center (immediately north of FVJN). This family-friendly and interfaith-friendly potluck will include signaling the ending of Yom Kippur with the blowing of the shofar.

For additional information and upcoming events, visit

Benefit bread, soup, salad
luncheon set for Sept. 26

Sugar Grove—The Sugar Grove United Methodist Church will host a benefit Bread, Soup, Salad, and Dessert Luncheon on Sunday, Sept. 26, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Sugar Grove Community House, 141 S. Main St., Sugar Grove.

All members of the community are invited to come and share in food and friendship. Michelle Curry, Director of Mutual Ground, Inc., will give a short talk about their chartered, not-for-profit social service agency, which serves victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in southern Kane and Kendall counties. Free-will donations will support Mutual Ground’s objectives. Call (630) 466-4501.

Sugar Grove UMC
annual fall rock concert

sugar grove—The Sugar Grove United Methodist Church will hold its annual fall rock concert on Saturday, Sept. 18, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the church’s 40-acre farm site at 4S633 Harter Road.

For information, call (630) 466-4501 or visit

St. Peter offers series
for returning Catholics

Geneva—St. Peter Catholic Church, 1891 Kaneville Road, Geneva, will conduct an ongoing series called Catholics Returning Home on six consecutive Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. in the Cabrini room, lower level of the church, beginning Sept. 22.

These sessions are for nonpracticing Catholics who are seeking answers to questions about returning to the church. There will be informal sharing and an update of the Catholic faith. For more details, call (630) 232-0124.

Servants of the Holy Heart
celebrate 150 years

Batavia—Join the Sisters, the Servants of the Holy Heart of Mary, on Sunday, Sept. 26, as they celebrate their 150th anniversary.

Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m., followed by an open house with refreshments. The celebration takes place at the convent, 717 N. Batavia Ave., Batavia. Those wishing to attend are asked to call (630) 879-1296 to ensure there is space to accommodate everyone.