Church news for Dec. 8

By on December 8, 2011

St. Gall announces Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Mass Schedule
ELBURN—St. Gall Church in Elburn announces its Mass schedule for the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Dec. 8. This is a Holy Day of Obligation to attend Mass. The Mass schedule is 8:30 a.m., 12:10 and 7:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend the celebration. St. Gall is located at 120 W. Shannon St.

‘The Best Christmas
Pageant Ever’

BATAVIA—The Albright Theatre announced the return of the holiday extravaganza “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” by Barbara Robinson. This heart-warming holiday tale is an Albright Theatre favorite.
The cast includes Linda Miller, Morgan Miller and Abigail Stein of Elburn, and Evie Beck of Sugar Grove.
“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” will run weekends, Dec. 9-18. Performance times are Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday afternoons at 2:30 p.m. The show is rated G. Albright Theatre Company is located at 100 N. Island Ave. (third floor of the Batavia Government Center) in Batavia.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students/seniors. Bring in a non-perishable food donation and receive $1 off your admission (discounts limited to one per ticket purchased. $1 discount applies per ticket, not per food item donated). Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made by calling (630) 406-8838.
For more information, visit the Albright Theatre website at

Annual cookie walk,
bake sale

HINCKLEY—St. Paul’s United Church of Christ (UCC) located on the corner of View and McKinley streets in Hinckley, will host its annual cookie walk and bake sale on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Homemade cookies and candy are $6 per pound. Along with the cookies, there will be a bazaar and mini-craft show including but not limited to beautiful silk arrangements, wreaths, bows, jewelry, handmade cards, crocheted items, Mary Kay cosmetics, candles, etc.
St. Paul’s is handicapped accessible and has lots of parking.
For more information, call Donna at (815) 286-7228 or the Church at (815) 286-3391.

Chanukah Bazaar
at Congregation
Kneseth Israel

ELGIN—Browse a wide selection of menorahs, candles, dreidles (holiday tops) and many other holiday items at the Chanukah Bazaar on Sunday, Dec. 11, and Wednesday, Dec. 14, from 9 a.m. to noon.
Traditional chocolate gelt (coins) are also in stock. In addition to holiday items, the CKI gift shop contains a wide variety of Judaica and Jewish themed gifts.
The bazaar is hosted by the Sisterhood of Congregation Kneseth Israel. Contact Tina Wolf at (630) 377-1287 or Sue Johnson, co-chair of the event, at (847)-695-7160.

St. Mary’s of Maple Park Christmas Cookie Sale
MAPLE PARK—St. Mary’s of Maple Park annual Christmas Cookie Sale will be held on Saturday, Dec. 17, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Novak Center on County Line Road in Maple Park.
Homemade cookies will be sold for $6 per pound. Choose your own cookie. Advance orders for assorted cookies may be placed until Dec. 14. For more information or advance orders, call Anne at (815) 827-3302.

Batavia United Methodist
Church to hold
Christmas Cookie Walk

BATAVIA—Want to enjoy a variety of holiday cookies this season but have no time to bake? Don’t miss the annual Batavia United Methodist Church (BUMC) Cookie Walk.
This year’s Cookie Walk will be organized and staffed by the church’s youth. All proceeds will benefit a mission trip the youth and their adult leaders have planned to the needy Appalachia region next summer.
The Cookie Walk will be held at the church located at 8 N. Batavia Ave., near corner of Route 31 and Wilson Street in downtown Batavia on Saturday, Dec. 17, from 9 a.m. to noon and on Sunday, Dec. 18, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Enter the Cookie Walk area in the rear of the church, off Water Street. The cost is $6 per pound; there will be dozens of holiday cookie favorites to choose from.
For more information, call the church at (630) 879-7060.

Fox Valley Jewish
Neighbor’s annual
Chanukah party, potluck

GENEVA—Grab your menorahs, bundle up the kids and come to the annual FVJN Chanukah Party on Sunday, Dec. 18, 12:30 to 3 p.m. at the Persinger Rec Center in Geneva. This event will feature friends, food, activities for kids, music and more.
A dairy/vegetarian potluck meal is part of our annual FVJN Chanukah Party. Bring a dish to share from the following list:
• Latkes
• Salads (green, tuna salad, tomato salad)
• Matzo ball soup (but remember bowls/spoons)
• Bagels (cut into quarters since little kids often eat less than one-half))/cream cheese
• Hummus and veggies
• Cheese/crackers
• Desserts
E-mail Erin at with what food you will bring. Be sure to put “FVJN Chanukah Party” as the subject of your e-mail response.
FVJN will provide sour cream and applesauce, as well as beverages and paper products.

Two Guys
and Free Spaghetti

ST.CHARLES—Two Guys and Free Spaghetti will provide a homemade spaghetti and meatballs dinner with salad, garlic bread and homemade dessert to anyone who attends the monthly event held on Sunday, Dec. 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Charles Episcopal Church, 994 N. 5th Ave. (Route 25) in St. Charles.
For information, call Joe at (630) 890-6586.