Church news for May 11

By on May 11, 2012

Elburn Hill Church offers
Mother’s Day plant sale

Elburn—Elburn Hill Church will hold its annual Mother’s Day plant sale Friday and Saturday, May 11 and 12. Various lilies, hostas and many other plants and flowers will be available.

Additionally, the church will host guest speaker Ngarday Bako during the Mother’s Day worship service at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 13. Bako is the leader of the Evangelical Church in the African country of Chad. He was the overseer of an orphan school for 400 children built in part with support from the Elburn community.

The church is located at 506 N. Main St., and can be reached at (630) 365-9064 or

Hosanna! Lutheran Church ‘Bikes for Tikes’
ST. CHARLES—For the third year in a row, Hosanna! Lutheran Church will collect bikes for distribution to children and families in under-resourced neighborhoods.

The “Bikes for Tikes” effort has received, fixed-up and given away more than 130 bicycles and tricycles in the past two years. The program is expanding this year as the church is asking for adult-sized bikes, as well. All bikes will be distributed in Carpentersville, Ill. If you have a bike that is just taking up space in your garage, shed or basement (no matter what condition), drop it off to help someone in need.

The public is invited to bring their bicycle or tricycle donations for “Bikes for Tikes” to Hosanna! for cleanup/repair and distribution from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, or 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday, May 13. Follow signs to drop-off point.

Hosanna! Lutheran Church is located at 36W925 Red Gate Road (entrance just east of
Randall Road) in St. Charles. For additional information, contact the church office by telephone at (630) 584-6434, email to or visit our website at

Annual spring luncheon
GENEVA—Ladies of the Fox Valley area are invited to join the women of Faith Baptist at Mill Creek on Saturday, May 19, at 11 a.m. for a spring program and luncheon, “Bloom and Grow.”

The guest speaker this year will be storyteller/dramatist Gayle Haas, who will portray Corrie ten Boom, a Dutch Holocaust survivor who helped Jews escape the Nazis during World War II.

As ‘Corrie,’ Gayle brings history to life through her gifted presentation of details and information while accurately portraying the emotion and personality of her character.

Following the program, guests wil enjoy a noon salad buffet and delicious dessert bar. There will be table favors for the first 50 to register, a drawing for a grand prize, and a special quiz to test your “blooming I.Q.”

For additional information, contact the church office at (630) 845-2532 or Faith Baptist Church at Mill Creek is located at 1S455 S. Mill Creek Drive in Geneva.