Church news for May 17
Castle Bank donates
riding lawn mower
to Sugar Grove UMC
Sugar Grove—Castle Bank, based in DeKalb, recently made a donation to help support the United Methodist Church in Sugar Grove.
Castle Bank Sugar Grove Branch Manager Lisa Lund, along with Castle Bank Facilities Manager Lee Legner, presented the church with a riding lawn mower.
The United Methodist Church’s lawn mower had recently broken down, and with 17 acres of land to care for, Castle Bank felt their need for its support was critical.
“We are happy to help support our local partners in Sugar Grove,” Lund said. “We strive to give back to the communities we were born and raised in, and we hope this donation will help bring them one step closer to achieving their goals.”
Castle Bank is a division of First National Bank of Omaha and has 14 locations in Northern Illinois.
Churches team up
for event series
Elburn—Hope Anglican Church and Community Congregational Church will join Elburn Hill Church on the first of several events that will inform and inspire you to greater well-being though spiritual connection on Sunday, May 20, at 6 p.m.
The event, called “Restoring Body-Spirit Wellbeing,” includes shared experiences, music and demonstrations of the power of prayer.
For more information, call (630) 365-9064.
St. Gall invites kids
to attend VBS
Elburn—St. Gall invites children entering kindergarten through fourth grade to “PANDAMANIA: WHERE GOD IS WILD ABOUT YOU!”
The program will run from Monday through Friday, June 18-22, from 9 a.m. to noon.
Kids explore a bamboo forest filled with crazy pandas as they discover that God loves us. Kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, dig into yummy treats, experience electrifying Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them of God’s wild love, and create Bible Point crafts they’ll take home and play with all summer long.
St. Gall is located at 120 W. Shannon St. (at Route 47), Elburn. Registration forms can be obtained either at the church or online at www.stgall.com. Registration fee is $25 per child. Call (630) 365-6030 for additional information.
Annual spring luncheon
GENEVA—Ladies of the Fox Valley area are invited to join the women of Faith Baptist at Mill Creek on Saturday, May 19, at 11 a.m. for a spring program and luncheon, “Bloom and Grow.”
The guest speaker this year will be storyteller/dramatist Gayle Haas, who will portray Corrie ten Boom, a Dutch Holocaust survivor who helped Jews escape the Nazis during World War II.
As “Corrie,” Gayle brings history to life through her gifted presentation of details and information while accurately portraying the emotion and personality of her character.
Following the program, guests will enjoy a noon salad buffet and delicious dessert bar. There will be table favors for the first 50 to register, a drawing for a grand prize, and a special quiz to test your “blooming I.Q.”
For additional information, contact the church office at (630) 845-2532 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Faith Baptist Church at Mill Creek is located at 1S455 S. Mill Creek Drive in Geneva.