Church news: Oct. 1

By on October 1, 2009

St. Gall hosts annual Gala
St. Gall will host host its annual Gala Event on Saturday, Oct. 3, at Pheasant Run in St. Charles.
It is a silent auction, live auction, dancing with appetizer service. The gala starts at 6 p.m., and the cost for the event is $25 per person.

For reservations, contact Carrie Walter at (630) 365-3707.

Grace UMC Fall Fest Oct. 3
MAPLE PARK—Grace UMC of Maple Park, 506 Willow St., will host its annual Fall Fest on Saturday, Oct. 3.

There will be a craft walk from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a craft and game time for children from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the praise band will perform from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.

All proceeds will benefit the REACH Program.

For more information, call (815) 739-4168.

Kaneville UMC annual beef supper and bazaar Oct. 3
KANEVILLE—The Kaneville United Methodist Church, located at 46W764 Main Street Road, will host its annual beef supper and bazaar from 4 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3.

Supper is served from 5 to 7:30 p.m., and features roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, homemade cranberry relish, coleslaw, rolls and homemade pie, all served family-style. Carry-out dinners will also be available beginning at 5 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children grades K-6, and $1 for preschool-age children. 

A bazaar featuring homemade baked goods, candies and crafts, as well as numerous gift basket drawings, will take place from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Some of the basket themes are Chocolate Lovers, Hills Country Store, Fall, Christmas, Boyds Bears, and Pet Lovers. Raffle tickets are $1 each, or six for $5.

For more information, call (630) 365-1175.

Bread and soup luncheon to benefit Mutual Ground Oct. 4
SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove United Methodist Church invites area residents to enjoy a variety of hot soups and baked breads at its annual Bread and soup luncheon hosted at the Sugar Grove Community House, 141 Main St., Sugar Grove.

The Sugar Grove United Methodist Church, Mission’s Committee, will carry out the annual bread and soup luncheon beginning at 11:45 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 4. Soup bowls and dining service will be provided.

The annual fundraiser seeks to raise voluntary contributions for Mutual Ground of Aurora, a shelter whose mission is to provide care and assistance to women and children who are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Monetary donations can be made by sending a check to the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church, designating your gift to Mutual Ground. Donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 226, Sugar Grove, IL 60554.

Fox Valley Jewish Neighbors feature program for ages 10-14
GENEVA—A new program developed by the Fox Valley Jewish Neighbors (FVJN), called Contemporary Jewish Learning for Young People, is designed to explore and enhance a child’s Jewish identity through movies, music, literature, art, and above all, a fun experience.

Children ages 10 to 14 years old may be enrolled in this unique opportunity offered in the Tri-Cities. Topics to be covered include: Jewish identity, ethics, Jewish literature, Jews in the arts and media, and more. In addition, participants will be given opportunities to discuss events and experiences from their own lives, within a Jewish context.

Field trips, community service projects, crafts and games will also be included.

Jeff Zolitor, an experienced educator of Jewish ‘tweens and teens, will lead this program, which will meet the second Sunday of each month, October through May 2010, from 4 to 6:30 p.m., at FVJN: 121 S. Third St., Geneva.

Registration is required by Friday, Oct. 2. There is a $40 fee for the first child, and $20 for each additional child in the same family. All interested Jewish youth are welcome to participate in this program, regardless of affiliation or membership in a synagogue.

To register, e-mail Barb Anderson at, or by calling (630) 584-3491, with each child’s name, age, grade, parent’s name, address, phone and e-mail.

FVJN is a Jewish community group composed of Jewish individuals and interfaith families living in central Kane County and nearby towns. The goal of this group is to develop a cohesive Jewish community in the Fox Valley area for religious, charitable and educational purposes.

FVJN is a tax-exempt organization pursuant to Internal Revenue Code section 501c3. Five percent of proceeds from all FVJN events is donated to local charities.