Church news for June 7
ELBURN—During worship service on Sunday, June 10, at 9:30 a. m., Judy Leesley will present this year’s Bob Miller Scholarships to Billy Osborne, son of Bill and Tammy Osborne of Kaneville, and Alex Siebert, son of Jenni Siebert of Elburn.
SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove United Methodist Church recently announced its summer worship schedule, effective all Sundays, June through August.
The church will worship outdoors at 8 a.m. on Sundays under an open-air pavilion at UMC’s 40-acre Harter Road campus.
A golf cart is available for those who need assistance from the parking lot to the worship area. There is also indoor worship at 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary at 176 Main St. in Sugar Grove. As always, the public is welcome to attend.
Pastor Steve Good’s last Sunday to preach at UMC will take place June 10 at the 8 a.m. (4S633 Harter Road) and 9:30 a.m. (176 Main St.) worship services.
After 18 years of pastoring at Sugar Grove UMC, the Bishop of the Northern Illinois Conference is moving Rev. Good to Channahon United Methodist Church (between Joliet and Morris) to replace a retiring pastor. His wife, ordained deacon Rev. Raney Good, has served the Sugar Grove church in many ways during that time. A farewell picnic for Pastor Steve, Raney, and sons Dylan and Spencer will take place at 3 p.m. at the church’s 40-acre Harter Road campus.
Rev. Vickie Hadaway, currently pastor of Irving Park United Methodist Church in Chicago, will succeed Rev. Good, beginning July 1. Rev. Hadaway and her husband Mark will move to Sugar Grove from their current home in Oak Park, Ill.
ELBURN—Beginning Sunday, June 3, the summer worship schedule will be in place for Community Congregational Church. Adult Bible Study will take place at 8:20 a.m., followed by worship at 9:30 a.m. A time of fellowship will follow at 10:30 a.m. downstairs in Schneider Hall. On June 3, July 1 and August 5, worship will take place at ground level in the old nursery on the east end of the building. Since the church has had elevator issues for the past few years, our stairs have provided a barrier to worship for older or handicapped people. CCC hopes to remedy this by having the service in the nursery. On June 10, the church will offer a more contemporary service in the main sanctuary. At that service, the church will honor high school graduates and present the Bob Miller Memorial Scholarship.
For more information about the church, call the office at (630) 365-6544.
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.