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Church bulletins

Morris Pastor to be ordained

LELAND – Pastor Gerald L. Steele of Morris will be ordained in the Office of the Holy Ministry at 2 p.m. this Sunday at St. Petrie Lutheran Church, 1720 N. 43rd Road in Leland.

The officiating pastor is Pastor Lyndon Korhonen, president of the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations. All are welcome, and a luncheon will follow.

Special senior worship service to be held

CHANNAHON – You are cordially invited to Midweek Connections Thursdays held at 1:30 p.m. at Families of Faith Church, 24466 W Eames St., Channahon.

You will hear good old fashioned Bible preaching, music from a hymnal and fellowship.

For information, visit

Joshua Team presents Vacation Bible School at Grace Lutheran Church 

MORRIS – Grace Lutheran Church will host a four member “Joshua Team” from the Association of Free Lutheran Bible School of Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

The team will leave five engaging and enriching evenings of vacation bible school at Grace Lutheran Church, 10025 N. Route 47 in Morris. At “Gangway to Galilee” children learn about God’s amazing grace through five Galilee adventures illustrated through stories, puppets, music, games and hands-on activities. All ages 3 to 12 are invited to join this seafaring expedition. 

The team is made up of students who are extensively trained in children’s ministry who are spending the summer traveling through the Midwest and southern states, assisting AFLC congregations with bible school programs, summer youth camps and other services. 

Daily vacation bible school will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. June 9 through June 13 at the church. To register, visit or call 815-2252 by June 8. 

First Presbyterian in Morris to hold Vacation Bible School

MORRIS – First Presbyterian Church, 200 W. Jackson St. in in Morris, has scheduled its Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. daily from June 23 to June 27. Wilderness Escape, where God guides and provides, will be the focus for VCB this school year at the church. Come and caravan with Moses and the Israelites as they escape Egypt and learn to trust God. Kids will get to meet Moses and learn about his faith-stretching adventures in the desert. As they hear Moses stand up for his faith in God, they'll discover how they can trust God in their everyday lives. Children 4 through fifth grade are welcome. Pre-register by June 15 by calling 815-942-1871.

Bethlehem Lutheran to hold Vacation Bible School

MORRIS – Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Morris, 202 W. Jefferson St., will hold its Vacation Bible School from June 9 to June 13, from 9 a.m. to noon. Children from preschool through fifth-grades are invited. This year's theme is "Gangway to Galilee." During VBS children will learn about our mighty God and Jesus through five Bible stories on and around the Sea of Galilee, meet new friends, do fun activities, sing songs, make crafts, play games, eat snacks and more. Call the church at 815-942-1145 to register your child.

First United Methodist in Morris holding Vacation Bible School

MORRIS – Come take a Walk on the Wild Side at First United Methodist Church’s Weird Animal Vacation Bible School where Jesus’ love is one of a kind. VBS takes place June 9 through June 13 at 118 W. Jackson St. in Morris. Each day’s fun begins at 9 a.m. and ends at noon. For information, call the church at 815 942 0809. Register online at

Nondenominational Bible talks set

MORRIS – Nondenominational Bible talks are held at the Morris VFW, 309 McKinley St. in Morris at 4 p.m. on Sunday, as well on June 1.

Please come and spend one quiet hour with God's word. For information, call Elaine Mitchell at 815-985-7576.

Mazon United Methodist 5K set

MAZON – The 4th Annual Mazon United Methodist 5K will be held June 7.

Race day registration will start at 7:30 a.m. until the pavilion in Mazon City Park on Center Street, and the race will start at 9 a.m. on Seneca Street, following certified course IL-12095-JW.

Pre-registration is available online at For a written registration form, email our race director, Karen Fabian, at or call or text 815-483-9343.

T-shirts and goody bags will be given to all pre-registered entrants, and to race day entrants until we run out. A total of 72 age group medals will be awarded, as well as trophies to the top three male and female finishers. This year we will also award a trophy to the youngest and oldest finishers. All profits support our outreach ministries in the local community. 

Camp Eagle Summer Camp Registration

CHANNAHON – Register now for Families of Faith Christian Academy’s summer camp for kids entering pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. Camp is 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 2 and runs through Aug. 8. Registration fee is $50 (discounted to $25 if registered before May 17), and camp fees are $125 a week or $30 per day. 

An optional hot lunch is also available. Campers will enjoy crafts, music, field trips, movie days, bowling, sports, water fun days, and participate in the Camp Eagle Reading Challenge to promote summer reading.

Register in person at 24466 W Eames, Channahon or call 815-521-1381 for information.

Sheridan United Methodist holding monthly supper

SHERIDAN – Sheridan United Methodist Church, "The Church With The Praying Hands," at 219 S. Bushnell St. will hold its Second Monday Monthly Supper on June 9 from 5 to 6:45 p.m. while food lasts. On the menu will be fried chicken prepared by Calico Cafe, mashed potatoes with country gravy, scalloped corn, dinner roll, fruit, dessert and beverage. Donations appreciated, as proceeds will help local and national missions. Cary out and Sheridan delivery, call 815-496-2021.

Braceville United Methodist Church 4th Annual Fish Fry

BRACEVILLE -- The Nurture, Outreach, Witness committee of the Braceville United Methodist Church is holding their 4th annual fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 14 at the Braceville United Methodist Church, 106 Gould St. in Braceville. Crispy fried fish, greens, red beans and rice, cornbread and pecan pie will be served. The meal is free but donations will be accepted. All proceeds will be used for the 2014 Workshops of Wonders Vacation Bible School program held July 28 through Aug. 1. Come join us for some great food and good fellowship!

Joliet Jewish Congregation services and dinner

JOLIET – Joliet Jewish Congregation Shabbat Services are at 7 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. Saturdays at the congregation, 250 N. Midland Ave., Joliet.

On June 1 the Congregation's annual picnic will be held at the small pavilion at Inwood Park at noon.

To RSVP call the office at 815-741-4600. For information, visit

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