Church news for Oct. 27

By on October 27, 2011

Traveling Pastor
Sugar Grove Pastor Rev. Steve Good (center), greets worshippers after guest preaching at Fourth Street United Methodist Church in Aurora on Sunday. From left are Laurel Gilbert, Aurora, Fourth Street UMC lay leader; Rev. Good, pastor, Sugar Grove UMC; and Marlis Hutchinson, Aurora. Rev. Good visited Aurora in an annual pulpit exchange by local UMC pastors. Courtesy Photo


Hosanna! Lutheran Church
hosts discussion
on global persecution

ST.CHARLES—Hosanna! Lutheran Church is partnering with international organization Voice of the Martyrs for a special evening of information sharing and background on the injustices suffered by the global persecuted church.
“What, Persecution?” will take place on Friday, Oct. 28, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Hosanna!’s worship space. This free event is open to the public.
For additional information, contact Dr. Stults at (918) 338-8488, e-mail vomclassroom@, or visit For questions and directions, contact Rick DeVries at Hosanna! Church at (630) 584-6434, e-mail or visit Hosanna! is located at 36W925 Red Gate Road (just east of Randall Road) in St. Charles.

Community Congregational offers Harvest Dinner

ELBURN—The Community Congregational Church will hold its annual Harvest Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Carry-outs will also be available. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children, K-6th grade, and free for preschoolers.
The dinner is a fundraising event to benefit church-supported missions such as Lazarus House, Hesed House, Mutual Ground, Emmaus House and UCC Outdoor Ministries.
In addition to the dinner, the Church Crafty Crafters will offer hand-made gift items and a holiday white elephant sale. Proceeds from these sales will be used toward local and area missions. For more information, contact the church office at (630) 365-6544.

Union Congregational
offers turkey supper

NORTH AURORA—Union Congregational Church will have its annual Turkey Supper and Bake Sale on Saturday, Oct. 29. Dinner will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $4 for children ages 5 to 12, and free for children under 5.
Your dinner will include a beverage and dessert. Carry-outs are available. You may get your tickets at the door, or you can get advance tickets or more information by calling the church office at (630) 897-0013.
UCC is located at 405 W. State St. in North Aurora.

Organ concert series begins at Bethany Lutheran
BATAVIA—Bethany Lutheran Church announces an Organ Concert Series beginning at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30, with other concerts throughout the season.
Renovation and refurbishing of Bethany’s Aeolian Skinner pipe organ is complete, and the community is invited to its dedicatory concerts. The Oct. 30 concert features the organ builder, Dean Christian, and principal organist Alan Spear and Director of Music Beth Lawniczak.
Visit or call (630) 879-3444. Bethany Lutheran Church is at the corner of Wilson and Lincoln streets in Batavia.

Revive! Christian
Fellowship Church
to host bake sale

GENEVA—Revive! Christian Fellowship Church will host a bake sale on Sunday, Nov. 6, from noon to 2:30 p.m. at the American Legion, 22 S. 2nd St. in Geneva. All proceeds will go to the Winter Clothing Drive to purchase and distribute new winter clothing items for those in need in the Fox Valley Area.