Church news for Nov. 12
Swap Shop at Lord of Life welcomes donated items
Elburnâ€”Lord of Life Church, at Route 38 and LaFox Road in Elburn, will host a Swap Shop from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, and from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Nov. 18.
The event is an opportunity for families to exchange gently used clothing and toys, with no money involved.
People may drop items off in advance of the Swap Shop, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14.
Acceptable items include gently used clothing and shoes, toys, books, puzzles, games, movies, and tools. No furniture or equipment will be accepted. For more information, contact Hope Collins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Churchesâ€™ Turkey Drop Nov. 21 in Maple Park
MAPLE PARKâ€”Donations of turkeys, hams and other items to complete a holiday meal for those in need will be collected from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, at Grace United Methodist Church, 506 Willow St., Maple Park.
Grace, along with St. Maryâ€™s Catholic Church in Maple Park, will distribute the food through local food pantries to families in need this holiday season.
Suggested drop-off items are canned yams, cranberries and vegetables; instant mashed potatoes; and prepared gravy.
The churches will offer coffee, hot chocolate and desserts to those who donate.
For more information, call (630) 291-0494 or (815) 827-3490.
Churchâ€™s fall festival offers food, auctions, raffles
VIRGILâ€”Saints Peter and Paul Church will host its Fall Festival from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, at the church, 5N939 Meredith Road, Virgil.
Open to the public, the event will feature an auction, raffles, childrenâ€™s games and movies, food and beverages.
Thanksgiving eve worship at SG United Methodist
SUGAR GROVEâ€”The public is invited to the Kaneland Area Thanksgiving Eve Worship on Wednesday, Nov. 24, at 7 p.m. This ecumenical service will be hosted by Sugar Grove United Methodist Church, 176 Main St.,Sugar Grove.
The service will include congregations and clergy from Maple Park, Elburn, Kaneville and Sugar Grove, as well as the general public. The Thanksgiving offering will be divided between the Elburn Food Pantry and “Between Friends” Food Pantry.
Attendees also may bring a nonperishable food item to the church for local pantries. Refreshments will be provided after the service.
For directions or other info, contact the church at (630) 466-4501 or visit www.sgumc.net.