Church news for May 31

By on May 31, 2012

SGUMC summer worship schedule
SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove United Methodist Church recently announced its summer worship schedule, effective all Sundays, June through August.
The church will worship outdoors at 8 a.m. on Sundays under an open-air pavilion at UMC’s 40 acre Harter Road campus.
A golf cart is available for those who need assistance from the parking lot to the worship area. There is also indoor worship at 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary at 176 Main St. in Sugar Grove. As always, the public is welcome to attend.
Pastor Steve Good’s last Sunday to preach at UMC will take place June 10 at the 8 (4S633 Harter Road) and 9:30 a.m. (176 Main St.) worship services.
After 18 years of pastoring at Sugar Grove UMC, the Bishop of the Northern Illinois Conference is moving Rev. Good to Channahon United Methodist Church (between Joliet and Morris) to replace a retiring pastor. His wife, ordained deacon Rev. Raney Good, has served the Sugar Grove church in many ways during that time. A farewell picnic for Pastor Steve, his wife Raney, and sons Dylan and Spencer will take place at 3 p.m. at the church’s 40 acre Harter Road campus.
Rev. Vickie Hadaway, currently pastor of Irving Park United Methodist Church in Chicago, will succeed Rev. Good, beginning July 1. Rev. Hadaway and her husband Mark will move to Sugar Grove from their current home in Oak Park, Ill.

St. Gall invites kids
to attend VBS

Elburn—St. Gall invites children entering kindergarten through fourth grade to “Pandamania: Where God is Wild About You.” The program will run from Monday through Friday, June 18-22, from 9 a.m. to noon.
Kids explore a bamboo forest filled with crazy pandas as they discover that God loves us. Kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, dig into yummy treats, experience electrifying Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them of God’s wild love, and create Bible Point crafts they’ll take home and play with all summer long.
St. Gall is located at 120 W. Shannon St. (at Route 47), Elburn. Registration forms can be obtained either at the church or online at Registration fee is $25 per child. Call (630) 365-6030 for additional information.

Crafters wanted
for juried show

ST. CHARLES—Crafters are welcome to apply for a spot at the 7th Annual Arts and Craft show to be held on Saturday, Oct. 20, at St. Charles Episcopal Church, 994 N. 5th Ave., (Route 25), St. Charles.
Managers of the juried show are seeking exhibitors of handmade items, including jewelry, autumn and Christmas holiday decorations, handmade garden, fashion and baby items, children’s clothes and toys. Call (630) 497-8799 or email or visit