Church News for Feb. 4

By on February 4, 2010

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, contact 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.

Life Church sponsors viewing of ‘Furious Love’
St. Charles—Life Church of St. Charles is sponsoring a viewing of the movie “Furious Love,” which will be shown Sunday, Feb. 14, at 6 p.m. at the Arcada Theater, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and tickets are $5 each.
Tickets may be purchased at or by calling (630) 443-8822.

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