Church news for Aug. 5

By on August 5, 2011

St. Gall announces Centennial Picnic
ELBURN—St. Gall Catholic Church in Elburn will hold a Centennial Picnic on Sunday, Aug. 7, at the Elburn Forest Preserve. All parishioners, former and current, are invited to attend this event, which will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday with an outdoor Mass.
All attendees are asked to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Immediately following the Mass, there will be a chili cook-off. Information regarding the chili cook-off can be found on the parish website at
The parish will provide the meat for the picnic, and attendees are asked to bring a dish to pass. Suggested items are based on the parishioner’s last name: A-H—bring a dessert; I-Q—bring an appetizer; R-Z—bring a salad.
For more information, contact the parish office at (630) 365-6030.

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 3 years old to 5th 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.

UMC Rummage Sale
SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove United Methodist Church, located at 176 Main St. in Sugar Grove, will hold a Rummage Sale on Friday, Aug. 12, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 13, from 8 a.m. to noon. The church will sell books, toys, games, clothing, DVDs, CDs, sporting goods, linens, furniture, tools, lawn and garden items, art, home decor, jewelry, household items, kitchen accessories, small appliances and more.
For more information, call the church at (630) 466-4501.

Volunteers, donations
needed for school supply, clothing giveaway

ST. CHARLES—Hosanna! Lutheran Church will host its school supply and clothing giveaway Friday and Saturday, Aug. 12 and 13, with the help of other area churches Bethlehem Lutheran and St. John Neumann Catholic.
Volunteers are needed for setup at noon on Sunday, Aug. 7, and to help with clothing sorting at various times on Aug. 8-12
Help is also needed at the giveaway on Friday, Aug. 12, from 4 to 8 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 13, from 9 a.m. to noon. Spanish-speaking volunteers are especially needed at the giveaway
Donations can include new and gently used backpacks, coats and jackets for any age, clothing in sizes infant through high school, various school supplies including No. 2 pencils, folders, and notebooks. Cash donations are always accepted. All donations can be dropped off at any of the participating churches. between Aug.7 and 11.
For information, e-mail, call (630) 584-6434, or visit Hosanna! is located at 36W925 Red Gate Road in St. Charles.