Church news for Oct. 21

By on October 21, 2010

Bethlehem Lutheran to host Halloween party
DeKalb—A full day of autumn-inspired fun is in store at Bethlehem Lutheran Church Saturday, Oct. 23.

Kicking off the event is the annual Halloween party from 3 to 5 p.m. Children are invited to attend in costume and enjoy the festivities.

The annual Chili Fest will round out the day from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. All are invited to participate in this community-wide event. Bring a batch of your favorite chili—hot or mild, meat or vegetarian, long-held family recipe or your newest concoction.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church is located at 1915 North First Street in DeKalb. For details, stop by the church office, call (815) 758-3203 or visit

St. Charles Episcopal
offers craft fair

St. Charles—Crafters are invited to apply for the annual Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23, at St. Charles Episcopal Church, 994 N. 5th Ave., St. Charles.
The juried show will highlight holiday and home decorating items, children’s clothing and toys, and adult fashion accessories. Only handcrafted items will be sold. An application may be downloaded at or by contacting Fay at Canadafay@

Musicians stage
benefit for ‘Capt. Tim’

St. Charles—Tim Hearn (a.k.a. Capt.Tim, his musical stage name) is recovering from a near-fatal traumatic brain injury across the state from his parents’ home in St. Charles. Five years after his injury, he continues his slow but vigorously addressed therapy at Winning Wheels, a nonprofit rehabilitation facility in Prophetstown, Ill.
Dozens of talented musicians who are connected to Tim’s parents, Warren and Emily Hearn, at Baker Memorial United Methodist Church in St. Charles, and many who are inspired to aid Winning Wheels and the hope it provides for residents, will stage a Sunday Afternoon of Music and Art at Baker Church on East Main Street and 4th Avenue on Sunday, Oct. 24, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
The many volunteer musicians will be sharing the event with an artist, Sandy Flores, who will paint along with the music.

Rockin’ for a Cause
suports mission trip

Geneva—Rockin’ for a Cause, a benefit to fund a mission trip to an area ravaged by Hurricane Katrina, will be held Sunday, Oct. 24, from 6 to 9 p.m. in Geneva.
More than 30 missionaries from Rejoice Lutheran Church will travel to Slidell, La., in November to help rebuild houses and lives devastated by the hurricane. The benefit, which will be held at Rejoice in the Geneva subdivision of Mill Creek, will feature an evening of musical entertainment, a silent auction, prizes, raffles and food.
During the November trip, the Rejoice missionaries will partner with Thrivent Builds/Habitat for Humanity to rebuild houses, as well as the Mount Olive Homeless Shelter and Soup Kitchen to serve the homeless and hungry.
A free-will offering or donations of the following care package items—100 percent of which go to the shelter and soup kitchen—will be collected in lieu of an admission fee:
• Disposable razors and nail clippers
• Lotion (travel size)
• Toothbrushes and toothpaste
• Shampoo and conditioner (travel size)
• Soap and body washes (travel size)
• Combs, emery boards and deodorant
• Candy and gum
• Energy bars and hot chocolate packets
Rejoice Lutheran Church is located at 0N377 N. Mill Creek Drive, Geneva. For more information, visit or call (630) 262-0596.

Congregational Church
hosts Harvest Dinner

Elburn—The Elburn Community Congregational Church, at the corner of Route 47 and Shannon Street in Elburn, will host its annual Harvest Dinner to support local missions on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Carry-outs and delivery are available. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens and $6 for children 6-12. Children under 6 eat for free. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door.
For information, call (630) 365-2734 or e-mail

Sanctuary Church
hosts pumpkin party

Batavia—Sanctuary Church in Batavia will host a free Great Pumpkin Party on Sunday, Oct. 31, from 5 to 7 p.m.
There will be a chili and hot dog dinner at 5 p.m., and children will be able to enjoy face painting, a viewing of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” and candy, in addition to various games and prizes.
For information, visit or call (630) 879-0785 for more information.
Sanctuary is located at 1S430 Wenmoth Road in Batavia.

Two Guys, Free Spaghetti at St. Charles Episcopal
St. Charles—Two Guys and Free Spaghetti will provide a homemade spaghetti and meatballs dinner on Sunday, Oct. 31, from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Charles Episcopal Church 994 N. 5th Ave.,(Route 25) in St. Charles. Carry-out is available. The building is handicapped accessible. For information, call (630) 890-6586.