Church news: Oct. 15

By on October 15, 2009

Calvary Episcopal Church offers silent auction, raffle
BATAVIA—Proceeds from the Calvary Episcopal Church’s annual silent auction and raffle will go toward the church’s outreach ministries, including various Fox Valley organizations like Lazarus House, the Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry, Mutual Ground and Hesed House.

A highlight of the evening will be the drawing for the raffle grand prize of $1,000 in cash.  Tickets for this raffle are on sale now and cost $5 each. Just 1,500 tickets will be sold.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17.

Admission is free and dinner is included. Calvary is located at 222 S. Batavia Ave., at the corner of Route 31 and Main Street. For further information, or to order raffle tickets, call (630) 879-3378.

Geneva Lutheran Church offers special service for healing Oct. 17, 18

GENEVA—Geneva Lutheran Church invites the public to a special Service of the Word for Healing at Geneva Lutheran Church on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 17 and 18.

Each service will weave together prayer, song, story and reflection. The services will be led by Geneva Lutheran’s Senior Pastor Doug Opp.

Worship times are Saturday, Oct. 17, at 5:30 p.m. in the chapel, and Sunday, Oct. 18, at 8 and 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary. The church is located at 301 S. Third St., Geneva.

For additional information, call (630) 232-7037.

St. Charles Episcopal offers Two Guys and Free Spaghetti event

St. Charles—Two Guys and Free Spaghetti will be held for the seventh time on Sunday, Oct. 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Charles Episcopal Church, 994 N. 5th Ave.

The event is hosted by Joe Ryan and Matt Rhead. Spaghetti, meatballs, salad, garlic bread and dessert are free, supplied by Joe and Matt and their friends, who also cook and serve the meal.

The “Two Guys” recognize that many families would enjoy a free night out, good food and fellowship, especially in these difficult times. Everyone is welcome. To attend, call (630) 584-2596 or just show up.

St. Peter Women’s Club hosts shopping night social

Geneva—The women of St. Peter Church in Geneva offer a Girls Night Out on Friday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. in the church’s multipurpose room and gym, 1891 Kaneville Road in Geneva.

“Sip, Shop & Socialize,” sponsored by the St. Peter Women’s Club, will feature raffles, refreshments, and displays of more than 30 vendors.

Wine, cheese, coffee and desserts will be served. In addition to a basket raffle, the Women’s Club will sell raffle tickets for a quilt and a hand-painted rocking chair.

Admission is $10. To register, call (630) 232-0124. Walk-ins are welcome.

For more information, call Lisa DiNovo at (630) 845-8795 or Stephanie Christensen at (847) 989-5481.

Union Congregational hosts turkey supper
NORTH AURORA—Union Congregational Church will offer its annual Turkey Supper and Bake Sale on Saturday, Oct. 24.

The church will serve dinner from 4 to 7:30 p.m. There will be a free-will offering with the proceeds going to benefit Helping Hands Corps and India Medical Camps.

There will be carry-outs available. To get passes for dinner and/or more information, call (630) 897-0013. The church is located at 405 W. State St., North Aurora.

Hosanna offers program on community resources
ST. CHARLES—A free informational session to acquaint people with helpful community resources will be presented at Hosanna! Lutheran Church on Friday, Oct. 23, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

During these economic times, many people are living on reduced incomes and are finding it difficult to get their daily needs met. This informative session, facilitated by Lazarus House Executive Director Darlene Marcusson, will give people hands-on help in locating resources for issues such as health care, rental subsidies, child care subsidies and food.

Hosanna! is located on the southeast corner of Randall and Red Gate roads in St. Charles. For more information, visit or call (630) 584-6434.

Bethany Lutheran Church offers grants
BATAVIA—Bethany Lutheran Church in Batavia offers grants once each year to the community to improve the lives of people living in the Fox Valley area. Emphasis is given to supporting ministry to and within special populations with unmet needs.

To apply, visit Applicants can also call the church office at (630) 879-3444 to have an application mailed.

Applications must be in to the church office by Monday, Nov. 2.