Church news for April 22

St. Peter barn sale changes venue
What do you get when you take one gigantic garage sale and turn it into 10 smaller garage sales? The same great bargains and 10 times the fun.
Organizers of the annual St. Peter Barn Sale are excited about this year’s new venue. In the past, the Barn Sale was held on one weekend in September. For the first time in over 30 years, the sale will be held on 10 different days.
The first Barn Sale will be held Saturday, May 1, from 9 a.m. to noon. The location has also changed. It has moved to the Campana Building, located at the northwest corner of Fabyan Parkway and Route 31 in Batavia.
As with all events of this magnitude, it takes hundreds of volunteers to make it successful. Parish members have been working for the last several weeks to gear up for the first sale. Volunteers sort, price and display merchandise. There is also a crew that picks up donations when they are too large for donors to transport.
This event also requires many donations. The Barn Sale began accepting donations at the warehouse in March, but more are always needed. The more donations, the better the selection for customers.
If interested in making a donation or in volunteering at the Barn Sale, contact John Easton, barnsale.john@gmail.com, or Mike Haddad, barnsale.mhaddad@gmail.com.
The 2010 Barn Sale dates are as follows: May 1 and 15, June 5 and 26, July 17 and 31, Aug.14, Sept. 4, 18 and 19.
Sales will run from 9 a.m. to noon. Times of the final two days may be extended. For more information, visit www.stpeterchurch.com.

Sugar Grove UMC offers
chili supper on April 24

Sugar Grove—The Sugar Grove United Methodist Church invites the public to a benefit chili supper on Saturday, April 24, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Sugar Grove Community House, 141 Main St.
Free-will donations will help send the church’s pastor, the Rev. Steve Good, to Haiti to assist with earthquake relief efforts. Good speaks Haitian Creole and has participated in many mission trips to the poorest nations in the western hemisphere.
Call (630) 466-4501 or visit www.sgumc.net.

Immanuel Lutheran
offers one-day trip
to Amish Country

Batavia—The I AM group of Immanuel Lutheran Church, 950 Hart Road, will have a one-day trip to Indiana Amish Country on Saturday, April 24. I AM is Immanuel’s Senior Citizen group. The tour is open to anyone.
The group will leave the church at 7 a.m. and arrive back at approximately 8 p.m. The fee is $98 with a minimum of 30 participants and includes all admissions, dinner, a McDonald’s breakfast and snacks, all tips and gratuities. Transportation will be by deluxe motor coach. The tour will leave from the church.
Call (630) 879-7163 for more information.