Church News for Jan. 28

By on January 28, 2010

Haitian Earthquake Relief
supplies drop-off site

La Fox—Lord of Life Church, LaFox, located on the corner of Route 38 and LaFox Road, will accept donations of supplies for Haiti earthquake relief until noon on Sunday, Jan. 31.

A list of items accepted is available Due to need and space limitations, only items on the list will be accepted and all items must be new. This list can be downloaded from the website to distribute to groups and organization willing to help.

Donations can be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the lower level main entrance (east side of building). Lord of Life is one of 18 official drop-off points in Illinois for the Lutheran Church Charities relief effort. Additional information about the relief effort is available at Monetary donations can also be made at that website. All of the money will used for Haitian earthquake relief.

Volunteers are needed for this effort. To volunteer or for more information, please contact Curt Berg at (630) 513-5325, ext. 31, or

Haiti: An urgent
call for help

Sugar Grove—Sugar Grove United Methodist Church, 176 Main St., invites the public to respond to the earthquake victims in Haiti by purchasing and bringing to the church new items from the following list of personal care items: One gallon size resealable plastic bags, hand towels, washcloths, combs (large and sturdy), nail files or fingernail clippers (no emery boards), bath-size bars of soap, toothbrushes (single adult-size brushes, individually wrapped), adhesive plastic strip sterile bandages, toothpaste (4.5 oz or larger—expiration date must be at least one year in future). These items will be assembled into kits and distributed in Haiti by United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).

People wanting to make financial donations can do so directly online at for general Haiti relief or to to support relief efforts through Grace Children’s Hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Checks can also be made payable to “Sugar Grove UMC,” designating Haiti Relief in the memo and mailed to Sugar Grove United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 226, Sugar Grove, Illinois 60554.

The church is located one block west of Route 47 and one block south of Cross Street, across from the Sugar Grove Community House.

For questions, call the church at (630) 466-4501 or visit to

Lord of Life
hosts Movie Night

LA FOX—Share the enjoyment of viewing the most popular family film of all time, “The Sound of Music,” at Lord of Life Church, Route 38 and LaFox Road, on Saturday, Jan. 30.

There is no charge for admission. Doors will open at 4 p.m. Hot dogs, pizza, popcorn, fruit and drinks will be available to purchase for a light supper.

Register for a prize drawing to be held at intermission. Pre-movie entertainment will begin at 5 p.m. Screening of the movie on the big screen will start at 5:30 p.m. Attendees may bring pillow and blankets if they would prefer to sit on the floor and are also encouraged to come dressed as their favorite character from the movie. A prize for the best costume will also be awarded.

Call Lori Pfortmiller at (847) 888-4471 for additional information.

Bethany Lutheran Church
offers annual dinner

Batavia—The public is invited to the annual Bethany Lutheran Church Dinner Dance from 6 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Bethany Ministry Center Gym. Experience the atmosphere and music of “Yesterday” while dining on a full menu including prime rib prepared by Chef Jim Smigo.

Live dinner music will be provided by Alan Spear, and post-dinner dance music will be spun by DJ Doug Clark. Cost is $20 per person. For tickets, please contact the Bethany at (630) 879-3444.

Calvary Episcopal hosts
Mardi Gras game night

BATAVIA—Calvary Episcopal Church invites the public to an authentic Cajun dinner in a festive Mardi Gras setting.

Then join in the fun of a variety of board or card games, or bring your own to share.

Admission is free for this adult social event; please bring your own beverage.

The fun begins at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13, at the church, located at 222 S. Batavia Ave. For information, call (630) 879-3378.