Church news for July 8

By on July 8, 2011

Hosanna! Lutheran
Church Vacation
Bible School

St. Charles—During the week of July 25-29, Hosanna! Lutheran Church will hold its annual Vacation Bible School, “God’s Wild Ride,” from 9 to 11:45 a.m. each day. This free event is open to all children who will be 4 years of age by Sept. 1, up to and through students entering fifth grade. Registration forms are available at the church office or at For more information, call (630) 584-6434 or e-mail to
Hosanna! is located at 36W925 Red Gate Road (entrance just east of Randall Road) in St. Charles.

Bethany Lutheran
Church holds VBS 2011

BATAVIA—Bethany Lutheran Church will hold its Vacation Bible School, “Jesus Chooses Us!” from Monday through Friday, Aug. 8-12, from 9 a.m. to noon.
The VBS is for children from 3 years old to fifth grade. To register, call the church office at (630) 879-3444 to have a packet mailed or sign up online at Bethany Lutheran Church is located at 8 S. Lincoln St. in Batavia.

St. Peter Church
concludes centennial year

Geneva—St. Peter Church in Geneva will conclude its year-long celebration of 100 years as a parish on Sunday, July 10. St. Peter was founded on July 5, 1911. The church and rectory were originally located at 5th and James Street in Geneva. The rectory building still stands and is now occupied by the Child Advocacy Center.
“It has been a year of celebration and thanksgiving. We commemorated through worship, play, learning and connecting with our past. I feel great about the way parishioners came together to honor God and all those who came before us. I found it a great and unique opportunity for parishioners to recommit to building and keeping St. Peter Catholic Church on the path of love, faith, and service to God and neighbor,” said the St. Peter pastor, Rev. Martins C. Emeh.
A centennial committee, chaired by church members Phil Page (Chair) and Mary Jaeger (co-chair), was formed in late 2009. The group focused on ways to celebrate and honor the grand milestone in simplicity, reminiscent of by-gone years. The congregation kicked off their celebration on July 10 last year. Myriad festivities and ways to honor the milestone were planned.
St. Peter Church celebrations continue through July 10 this year, culminating in a Mass of Thanksgiving and a Memory Lane Brunch for the whole parish. Former priests have been invited back to Mass, and former parishioners are welcome to participate in the finale as well.

Vacation Bible Study
ELBURN—Vacation Bible Study will take place July 11-15, from 9 a.m. to noon at Community Congregational Church, 100 E. Shannon St. in Elburn.
Children, ages 4 through fifth grade, are welcome. The cost for the week is $10 per child.
For registration information, call (630) 365-6544 or visit

Sugar Grove UMC offers
vacation Bible school

Sugar Grove—Sugar Grove United Methodist Church invites all children, ages 3 through fifth grade, to Island Odyssey Vacation Bible School.
The fun begins Monday, July 11, and ends Friday, July 15, from 6:15 to 8 p.m. at Sugar Grove United Methodist Church, 176 Main St. in Sugar Grove.
Each island attendees visit includes a Bible story, music, art projects, games and a snack.
To be a part of all the excitement at Island Odyssey, call the church office at (630) 466-4501 or visit

Lord of Life holds VBS
LA FOX—Vacation Bible School at Lord of Life is scheduled for Monday through Saturday, July 25-30, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The theme is Hometown Nazareth. For more information or to sign up, visit