Church news for Nov. 25

By on November 25, 2009

Calvary Episcopal offers wreath, roping sale, bazaar and vendor show
Batavia—Following a more than 10-year tradition, Calvary Episcopal Church in Batavia offers affordable, high-quality, locally grown Christmas wreaths and roping for sale this holiday season.

The sale takes place Friday through Sunday, Nov. 27-29, and Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 5 and 6.

In addition, the church will offer a bazaar and vendor show on Friday, Nov. 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Shop from more than 25 crafters and vendors for such products as jewelry, health and beauty, fashion and accessories, home decor, gourmet food and drink, crafts and holiday items, professional services, stationery, florals, kitchen and cooking tools, fine linens and more. 

Proceeds from both events benefit the church’s outreach ministries. Calvary is located at 222 S. Batavia Ave., at the corner of Route 31 and Main Street. For information, call (630) 879-3378.

Two Guys and Free Spaghetti
St. Charles—Two Guys and Free Spaghetti will be held for the eighth time on Sunday, Nov. 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Charles’ Episcopal Church, 994 N. 5th Ave. in St. Charles.

The event is hosted by Joe Ryan and Matt Rhead, who supply a free spaghetti dinner to anyone who wants to attend. Spaghetti, meatballs, salad, garlic bread and dessert are free, supplied by Ryan and Rhead 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.

Immanuel Lutheran Church presents St. Nicholas Day program
BATAVIA—Christmas music, a puppet show and skit will be presented at a St. Nicholas Day program from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6. It will be at the Peg Bond Center on Batavia’s Riverwalk. The program will be presented by members of Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Dec. 6 is celebrated as St. Nicholas Day in many parts of the world. St. Nicholas, a bishop in the 4th century, ministered to people in Myra, which is now in modern-day Turkey. He was known for his generosity and outreach to the poor and children, especially during difficult times. Today in the United States, people know him as Santa Claus.

St. Nicholas was known for putting gifts in the shoes of poor people. Those attending the program are asked to bring used, but still useable, shoes that will be donated to various agencies, and non-perishable food for the Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry.

Music will be by the church’s Third Voice contemporary choir, the traditional Christus Choir, and Immanuel Lutheran School students. Instrumental music will include dulcimer music by Mary Cook. There will be a puppet show by Immanuel’s Hands Alive Children’s Puppet Ministry, and a skit presented by adults to tell the story of St. Nicholas. The program will end with community singing.

Hot chocolate and cookies will be served.

For information, call the church, (630) 879-7163.