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Church bulletins

Verona United Methodist holding ice cream social

VERNOA – The Verona United Methodist Church will be holding its 33rd annual ice cream social Sunday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The menu will be: BBQ, hot dogs, chips, homemade desserts, drinks and delicious homemade ice cream. The church is at 433 Anne St., Verona.

Morris church

offering bible study

MORRIS – Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 202 W. Jefferson St., is having Thursday evening bible studies this summer at 6:30 p.m. Pastor Lohse is teaching on topics such as spiritual warfare, death, stewardship, worship, bible interpretation and suffering. The community is welcome to attend. For information, call the church at 815-942-1145.

ICS offers vacation

bible school

MORRIS – Immaculate Conception Church is offering “Arctic Edge” vacation bible school from Monday through July 11. The vacation bible school will be at 716 E. Jackson St. in Morri, from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $25 a child and is offered to children in grades preschool through fifth grade. Teens from sixth grade and up help as leaders and teacher aides. Contact Julie Dillenburg at 815-942-4177 for information.

West Lisbon to hold

‘Give Away Day’

LISBON – West Lisbon Church has scheduled its fifth annual “Give Away Day” for 8 a.m. to noon July 12. There will be clothes (baby through adult sizes), shoes, kitchen/household items, linens, baby items, toys, holiday decorations and more. No admission is charged for this event and the public is free to take what it needs. For information, call 815-736-6331. The church is 21⁄2 miles west of the Village of Lisbon on Joliet Road.

Channahon church to hold car wash

CHANNAHON – The Outreach Committee of Channahon United Methodist Church will be holding a car wash from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 12. A $5 donation would be appreciated. Funds raised will benefit the “Imagine No Malaria”  2014 campaign. The church is at 24751 W. Eames St. in Channahon.

Open house to be held at Channahon academy

CHANNAHON – Join Families of Faith Christian Academy for an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. July 23. Tours of the facility will be offered, and attendees can meet the staff and learn more about programs. Day care is offered for infants and toddlers (6 weeks to 3 years). The academy serves students from pre-K through high school. The academy is at 24466 W. Eames St. in Channahon. For information, call 815-521-1381 or visit

Special senior worship service to be held

CHANNAHON – Midweek Connections Thursdays are 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

Taste of West

Lisbon to be held

LISBON – West Lisbon Church will hold its Taste of West Lisbon event from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 3. A variety of foods will be offered, from main dishes to desserts, from snacks to Norwegian delicacies. A Kid’s Corner will include a moonwalk, a clown performer and yard games. All donations received will be given to the church’s building fund. West Lisbon Church is 2½ miles west of the village of Lisbon at 14381 Joliet Road. For information, call 815-736-6331.

Jewish Congregation 

hosts services and events

JOLIET – Joliet Jewish Congregation will not be holding Friday services in July and August. Saturday services are at the congregation, 250 N. Midland Ave., Joliet. Join Joliet Jewish Congregation at the 9 a.m. Saturday service to celebrate Zach Eaton’s bar mitzvah.

There also will be no Sunday school during the summer.

The congregation’s Lunch and Learn is a way to study the Torah. The group meets every Thursday from noon to 1:30 p.m; cost is $5 a week.  No Lunch & Learn on July 10.

The congregation’s Hadassah book club meets monthly at a congregant’s home to discuss Jewish works and authors. Please call the office for details and to RSVP; 815-741-4600. 

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

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