Church news for Nov. 19

By on November 19, 2009

St. Mary, Grace UMC, pair up for Turkey Drop
Maple Park—St. Mary Catholic Church and Grace United Methodist Church, both in Maple Park, will hold their annual turkey drop on Sunday, Nov. 22, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Stop by Grace UMC, 506 Willow St., and drop off a turkey, ham or any other items to complete a holiday meal for an area family that is experiencing financial difficulties this year. Please enter through the south doors at the back of the church.

Full holiday meals will be delivered to families in the Maple Park area and Kaneland School District. Any items received above and beyond the needs of these families will be delivered to area food pantries.

Coffee, hot chocolate and desserts will be offered to all those who stop by to donate.

SS Peter & Paul Fall Festival raffle & live auction

Virgil—SS Peter and Paul Parish will hosts its annual Fall Festival raffle and live auction from 3 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 22.

This year’s raffle includes turkeys and hams, sports tickets, a Diamond Mart certificate, gift cards, autographed White Sox baseball, cooking lessons and much more.

The festival also includes kids games. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

The parish hall is located at 5N939 Meredith Road, Virgil. For more information or to donate a raffle item, call (630) 365-6618.

St. Gall offers Thanksgiving service
Elburn—The Community Ecumenical Thanksgiving Worship Service will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 25, at St. Gall Catholic Church at 7 p.m.

Hosanna! Lutheran works with Operation Christmas Child

St. Charles—Hosanna! Lutheran Church will be a regional drop-off site this year for Operation Christmas Child.

This ministry project of international Christian relief organization Samaritan’s Purse has collected and hand-delivered more than 68 million shoe box gifts to hurting kids in over 130 countries since 1993. This ministry helps to spread the word about the hope and brings joy to millions of needy boys and girls throughout the world during the holiday season.

Shoe boxes filled with small gifts can be dropped off at Hosanna! through Monday, Nov. 23. Hours for the drop-off are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Saturday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon. On Monday, Nov. 23, drop-off hours are from 10 a.m. to noon.

Gift selections to put in the shoe boxes include small toys, school supplies, hygiene items, hard candy and gum (double bagged) and a special note of encouragement. A donation of $7 would also be appreciated to help cover the shipping cost.

For more information, call (630) 584-6434, e-mail or visit Hosanna! is located at 36W925 Red Gate Road in St. Charles.