Church news for Jan. 6

By on January 6, 2011

St. Charles Episcopal
invites public
to Taize Worship

ST. CHARLES—St. Charles Episcopal Church, 994 N. 5th Avenue (Route 25), St. Charles, invites the community to experience Taize Worship at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 9. Worship in the style of Taize, a monastic community in central France, is a service of light and shadows, chants and silence, readings and quiet prayer.
Information on other Sunday worship and services, Wednesday morning and evening Holy Eucharists, the outdoor labyrinth, youth and adult education classes and outreach opportunities is available from or by calling (630) 584-2596.

Immanuel Lutheran “Second Sunday”
concerts begin Jan. 9

BATAVIA–A series of four “Second Sunday” concerts will begin at 3 p.m. on Jan. 9 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 950 Hart Road in Batavia.
The first, a program of organ music, will be given by Jonathan Rudy, a master’s degree candidate at Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind.  Rudy, a native of Batavia, began studying organ in fifth grade under Karl Bruhn. He is a 2006 graduate of Batavia High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in music, with emphasis in church music, from Valparaiso University.

Marriage conference
at Fox Valley
Christian Church

BATAVIA—Fox Valley Christian Church, 40W150 Main St., Batavia, will host a special marriage conference on Friday, Jan. 28, and Saturday, Jan. 29. The conference will be led by Justin and Trisha Davis, founders of Refine Our Marriage, who partner with churches all over the country.
Conference sessions will include “The Marriage Matrix,” “Marriage Icebergs and Dips,” “The Sex Factor,” “Intimacy Through Conflict,” “Choosing Forgiveness” and “Good Intentions vs. Intentional Living.”
The marriage conference is open to anyone. Cost is $35 per couple, and childcare will be provided. For details and to register, visit or call the church office at (630) 208-8484.