Church News for April 27

Grace UMC of Maple Park
presents VBS Kickoff

Maple Park—Grace United Methodist Church in Maple Park invites interested families to its VBS Kickoff on Friday, April 27, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the church, 506 Willow St., Maple Park.

At the kickoff event, kids can learn what to expect at this year’s VBS. In addition, they will be able to do some crafts, receive a music CD of this year’s VBS songs, learn one VBS song, and meet some VBS characters, as well as get to enjoy some desserts.

Registration will also open that night for VBS week, which will be held July 23-26, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Additionally, the church will launch its annual mission project, Build Up Our Backpacks, in which the church collects school supplies for the Kaneland School District.

Sugar Grove UMC hosts
benefit spring buffet

Sugar Grove—The Sugar Grove United Methodist Church will host a spring buffet on Saturday, April 28, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Sugar Grove Community House, 141 Main St.

A variety of dishes will be prepared and served by congregation members, with free-will donations being used to support mission outreach programs. Everyone is invited to come and join together for food and fellowship. Call (630) 466-4501 with any questions.

Paul Colman
concert at KUMC

KANEVILLE—Paul Colman, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter/entertainer, will perform a concert at Kaneville United Methodist Church on Sunday, April 29, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $17.

For more information, call (630) 557-2483.

Two Guys and
Free Spaghetti
celebrates 3 years

St. Charles—Two Guys and Free Spaghetti will celebrate its third anniversary from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 29, at St. Charles Episcopal Church, 994 N. 5th Ave., St. Charles.

The free dinner of spaghetti and meatballs, salad, garlic bread and homemade dessert will be accompanied by live music.

For more information, call Joe at (630) 890-6586.

Annual plant sale,
Fay’s BBQ
at Calvary Episcopal

BATAVIA—Calvary Episcopal Church in Batavia will hold two annual fundraisers on Saturday, May 5. Both events will be held rain or shine.

Calvary’s Lay Weeders will host its annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., offering both perennials and annuals. Proceeds will benefit a variety of programs of the parish.

Later in the day, Fay’s BBQ will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m., offering full chicken, pork chop and combo dinners for just $12 a dinner. All proceeds from the barbecue will go to local charities.

Drive-up orders are welcome, but advance ticket purchase is suggested to avoid disappointment, as the event sold out in past years.

Calvary is located at 222 S. Batavia Ave., on the corner of Route 31 and Main Street. For further information or to get Fay’s tickets, call (630) 879-3378 or visit www.calvaryepiscopalbatavia.com.

Kaneville UMC
hosts Mother-Daughter
Banquet May 6

KANEVILLE—All women of the community are invited to KUMC’s annual Mother-Daughter Banquet on Sunday, May 6, from 5 to 7 p.m.

The program, “Memories,” will feature musing from across several generations of mothers and daughters. Awards, prizes and special music will complete the evening’s program. Bring a dish to pass and your own table service.

For more information, call the church at (630) 557-2353.