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Church Bulletins

Grace Lutheran Church Lenten Workshop

MORRIS -- Grace Lutheran Church will gather for midweek Lenten worship at 7 p.m. on Wednesday evenings through April 9. A light supper will be served beginning at 6 p.m.

These midweek services, under the theme "Lessons from the Passion of Christ" are designed to put our focus on the last days of Jesus' ministry here on earth and all that leads up to Resurrection morning.

Grace Lutheran is located right across from the Morris Municipal Airport, north on Route 47 in Morris.

Park Street Church of Mazon Annual Spring Ham Dinner

MAZON -- Park Street Church in Mazon is hosting its annual spring ham dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 8.

The menu includes sliced ham, scalloped potatoes, corn or beans, roll with butter, jello salad, homemade pie, coffee or milk.

A fee applies for adults, there is a discount for children four to 10 years old, while under four are free. Carryouts available. For more information call the church office at 815- 448-5514.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church Lenten services

MORRIS – Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 202 W. Jefferson St. in Morris, will hold weekly Lenten services. Services start at 6:30 p.m. There will be a soup and sandwich supper at 5 p.m. This year's Lenten theme is "Jesus and His Holy and Precious Blood." 

Minooka United Methodist Lenten Fish Fry

MINOOKA – Minooka United Methodist Church, 205 W. Church St., Minooka, will have Lenten Fish Fry from 4 to 7 p.m. March 7, 14, 21, 28 and April 4, 11 and 18. There will be a variety of meals and sides to choose from, complete with beverage and dessert. Other items on the menu include grilled cheese and fries, chicken strips and fries.

The prices vary from $5 to $12 and will be served in the annex just north of the church. Carry out is available and the events are open to the public. No reservations are needed. For information, call 815-467-2322.  

Channahon United Methodist Church Antique Fair

CHANNAHON -- The 2014 Antique Fair is this weekend at the Channahon United Methodist Church, 24751 W. Eames in Channahon.

The event is from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, March 7 and 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 8. A donation of $2 is requested for entry.

In addition to items for purchase, people can bring in one item for free appraisal and addition items for $2. Appraisals will be done by Kent Felix from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. No firearms allowed.

A silent auction and bake sale will also be featured, as well as concessions.

From 4 to 6:30 p.m Friday a baked potato bar will also be offered for $6 a plate.

For more information call 815-467-7026 or 815-467-5275.

Ladies Tea in Braidwood

BRAIDWOOD -- The Presbyterian Women of the First Presbyterian Church of Braidwood will be holding a Ladies Tea at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 9.

Sharon Ruane, who is an “Inspirational Speaker of the Gospel in Colors,” will be creating drawings before your very eyes. Sharon is a spirited speaker whose stories are told with eagerness and fervor.

A proper English Tea, including scones, tea sandwiches will be served. Door prizes will be given away throughout the event. The cost is $25, $20.00 if you bring a friend. For reservations or information call Roberta Neumann at 815-458-2407 or Linda Bumgardner at 815-458-6548.

St. Mary's Church Hall in Minooka serves corned beef and cabbage

MINOOKA – Corned beef and cabbage will be served from noon to 7 p.m. March 9 at St. Mary's Church Hall in Minooka.

In addition to the food, Irish entertainment will be provided throughout the day in the music tent on Massasoit Street.

Cost for adults is $12, children is $6 and families is $30. Beverages, as well as ham and hot dogs, will also be available. A quilter's raffle also will be held. All proceeds go toward scholarships for high school seniors at St. Mary's Church entering college.

Reconnect with your Faith through Catholics Returning Home

Catholics Returning Home is a program to help Catholics reconnect with their faith and renew their relationship with Christ. There is no obligation or cost. 

Join us and you will find a supportive, nonjudgmental group where you can freely explore your concerns and questions; small community with others thinking about returning, recently returned Catholics and clergy; safe haven in which private issues are identified and dealt with privately, with compassion; and warm environment where you will be welcomed.

This six-week series begins from 7:30 to 9 p.m. March 10 at St. Mary Immaculate Parish in the North Wing Room A. Preregistration is requested. For information, call the group’s facilitator, Deacon Tom O’Connell, at 815-230-2241 or visit  

St. Mary Immaculate Parish is at 15629 S. Route 59 in Plainfield. For information about St. Mary Immaculate Parish, call 815-436-2651.

Sheridan United Methodist Church Supper

From 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 10 the Sheridan United Methodist Church, 219 S. Bushnell St. in Sheridan, will have its second Monday supper.

The menu features turkey breast, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, cranberry sauce and dessert. For more information or call 815-496-2021. Carry out and delivery are available.

St. Mary Immaculate hosting job search workshop

The St. Mary Immaculate Employment Ministry helps you build confidence and accelerate your job search success. We help job seekers succeed. During our March 11 session at 6:30 p.m. you can work one-on-one with job coaches to: improve your resume and networking tools; develop interviewing and networking skills; expand your job search network; get spiritual, emotional, or social service help; and we can also take free portrait photos you can use in your LinkedIn profile.

The group meets at 6:30 p.m. March 11 at St. Mary Immaculate Parish, 15629 South Route 59 in Plainfield. There is no cost to attend, preregistration is not required, and everyone is welcome. Bring copies of your handbill or resume to distribute. Dress is casual. For information, email

Peace Lutheran Church Midweek Gathering begins March 12th

MORRIS --Peace Lutheran Church, 101 Candlelight Lane in Morris, is offering a unique midweek gathering for Lent.

Beginning Wednesday, March 12 through April 9, at 6:30 p.m. a gathering will be held and sharing of soup and dessert.

Following the soup supper, there will be an informal time of learning about where Jesus walked in the last week of his life. This presentation by Pastor Lu contains scripture, maps, a power point presentation and a time for discussion. The evening will conclude around 7:45 p.m.

Channahon Knights of Columbus Fish Fry

The Channahon Knights of Columbus Counsel 12863 will be holding Lenten Fish Frys from 4 to 7 p.m. every Friday through April 11 in the St. Ann Parish Center at 24500 S. Navajo Dr. in Channahon. Dine in or carry out. There is a 10 percent discount for dine In before 5 p.m.

St. Patrick's Dinner in Seneca

SENECA -- A corn beef and cabbage dinner sponsored by the Altar & Rosary Society in the church hall on Union Street Saturday, March 15.

From 4:30 to 7 p.m. dinner will be served. Tickets are $9 for adults, $3 for children under 12 and preschoolers are free. Tickets are available at the door. Carryouts are available.

The menu will feature corn beef, cabbage, carrots, potatoes, bread, coffee and lemonade as well as home-made pie.

There also will be a Branson Getaway Raffle at a two bedroom condo. The second prize is $200. Raffle tickets are one for $5, three for $10 and seven for $20. Proceeds go toward the restoration of the bell tower.

Verona United Methodist Church annual pot roast supper

VERONA -- The 19th annual Pork Roast Supper will be held at the Verona United Methodist Church, 433 Ann St. in Verona, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 22.

The menu consists of pork roast, mashed potatoes and gravy, dressing, green beans, homemade dessert and drinks. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children five to 12 years old. Carryouts are available. 

Any questions, call 815-287-2180 or 815-448-2371.  The Nurture, Outreach, & Witness committee will also be selling raffle tickets for gift baskets with proceeds going to local charities.

Coal City United Methodist Church to hold last “Hallelujah” Soup Supper of season

COAL CITY -- Coal City United Methodist Church, 6805 E. McArdle Road in Coal City, invites the community to join them for their last “Hallelujah” Soup Supper of the season from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 5.

They will be serving delicious homemade stuffed green pepper and cheesy potato soups. The cost will be $8 for adults and children age 13 and older; $4 for children age six to 12; $2 for children ages three to five; and children two and under eat free.

Each meal includes choice of soup, choice of ham or turkey sandwiches, crackers, a beverage, ice cream and dessert. Carry-outs are available. All proceeds will go to the church’s building fund. Tickets will be sold at the door.

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