Church news for June 10

By on June 10, 2011

Christ Community Church serves local communities
ST. CHARLES—Christ Community Church, St. Charles, will release 600 volunteers into the surrounding communities on Saturday, June 11, for their semiannual Super 2nd Saturday.

The Christ Community campuses at Blackberry Creek in Aurora and DeKalb will also participate. Each campus has a list of available service projects for individual, family or group participation.

Registration begins at all locations at 7:45 a.m. and closes at 8:15 a.m. Dismissal to project sites is between 8:30 and 8:40 a.m. Half and full-day projects are offered. Opportunities are also available for groups to adopt a community partner whom they can individually bless prior to June 11.

To participate in the Super 2nd Saturday event, register online at It is not necessary to be a church member or attendee to volunteer. For information, visit www.ccclife .org/s2s.

Fox Valley Festival
Chorus presents concert
of movie songs

AURORA–The Fox Valley Festival Chorus presents “Sunday Afternoon at the Movies: Featuring Decades of Favorite Movie Songs” at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 12, at Westminster Presbyterian Church at the corner of Edgelawn and Galena in Aurora.
The chorus includes local resident Mary Gramley of Elburn, as well as other members from all areas of Kane, Kendall and DuPage counties.
Audience members will recognize songs from “The Wizard of Oz,” “Beauty and the Beast,” as well as “Sister Act,” “Singin’ in the Rain,” and dozens more.
Ticket prices $8 for ages 12 and under, $10 for senior citizens, and $12 for adults. A special family rate of $25 is also available.
The Fox Valley Festival Chorus is under the direction of Mary Beth McCarthy, Director of Instrumental Music at IMSA.
The audience is invited to a reception following the concert.

Sunday Afternoon
at the Movies with Fox Valley Festival Chorus

AURORA—The Fox Valley Festival Chorus announced a special family-friendly ticket price for a special family-friendly concert.
“Sunday Afternoon at the Movies: Featuring Decades of Favorite Movie Songs” will be presented by the Fox Valley Festival Chorus on Sunday, June 12, at 3 p.m. at the Westminster Presbyterian Church at the corner of Edgelawn and Galena in Aurora.
A movie-themed reception follows the concert, and audience members are invited to visit the Disney table, the Wizard of Oz table and end up “Under the Sea” for some special treats.
For $25, a family of up to five members can enjoy classical movie songs ranging from “The Wizard of Oz” and “Singin’ in the Rain” to modern favorites from “Beauty and the Beast,“ “Aladdin,” “Shrek” and “The Little Mermaid.”
In addition to the special $25 family rate, individual ticket prices are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $8 for children age 12 and under. Tickets will be sold at the door.
Additional information is available from or

Summer Bible school
ELBURN—St. Gall invites children entering kindergarten through fourth grade to “Pandamania: Where God is wild about you!”
The program runs from Monday through Friday, June 13-17, from 9 a.m. to noon.
St. Gall is located at 120 W. Shannon St. in Elburn. Registration forms can be obtained either at the church or at Registration fee is $25 per child. Call (630) 365-6030 for additional information.

UCC Couples’ Night Out
NORTH AURORA—Union Congregational Church (UCC) will host a Couples’ Night Out on Saturday, June 18.
This is an open invitation to all couples in the community. Free child care will be provided.
This event is from 5 to 8 p.m. (4:45 p.m. if using child care).
UCC is located at 405 W. State St., North Aurora. Contact Pastor Matt Gruel at (630) 897-0013 for more details or register at

St. Katharine Drexel
Catholic to break ground
on new church

Sugar Grove—Nearly three years after its founding Mass, St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church will host a groundbreaking ceremony on Sunday, June 19, at 1:30 p.m. The groundbreaking will initiate what will be an 18-month build-out for the new facility, to be located on Dugan Road in Sugar Grove. The land was donated to the parish by the Rich Family.
St. Katharine pastor, Rev. Robert Jones, is celebrating the growing parish’s milestone.
Currently, St. Katharine Drexel worships at John Shields Elementary School. The new church, to be located just south of Rich Harvest Farms on Dugan Road, will offer worship space for 350 parishioners and guests and will also feature 11 multipurpose rooms for religious education, parish meetings and funeral luncheons. It is anticipated that the new facility will be ready for services by the fall of 2012.
St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church currently has 460 registered parishioners and offers Saturday evening and Sunday services. For more information, visit