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Church events around the area

Minooka CrossPoint plans free end-of-summer bash

MINOOKA – Minooka CrossPoint Lutheran Church has scheduled a free family-friendly bash called “Summer’s Last Stand” for Saturday, at Minooka Village Hall, 121 McEvilly Road.

Starting at 11 a.m., Dave DiNaso’s Traveling World of Reptiles will entertain and educate guests who will be able to have a hands-on experience with live animals from around the world. 

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., families can enjoy bounce houses, hot dogs, crafts, games, face painting and more.

Minooka CrossPoint Lutheran Church meets at 9:30 a.m. every Sunday for worship and word gathering at the Minooka Village Hall. For information, call Pastor Scott Lohman at 630-379-1477 or visit

Mazon Methodist to hold luncheon and bake sale

MAZON – Starting at 7 a.m. Sept. 6, the Mazon Methodist Women’s Circle will be having a luncheon and bake sale at the Mazon American Legion Post 352, 508 Depot St. Maps of the Mazon All Town Garage Sales, which are being held the same day, also will be available there. Stop by for delicious barbecue sandwiches or a slice of homemade pie.

St. Mary Immaculate to hold Special Needs Mass

PLAINFIELD – Families who have members with special needs children or adults are invited to a Special Needs Mass at 9 a.m. Sunday in Cana Hall at St. Mary Immaculate Parish. While we want you to feel welcome at any and all parish Masses, we are pleased to offer this opportunity to attend Mass in a comfortable and supportive setting.

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

Catholic high schools set up for information fair

PLAINFIELD – Representatives from area Catholic High Schools will at St. Mary Immaculate Parish, 15629 S. Route 59, Plainfield, from 8:30 a.m. to noon Sept. 21 for an annual Catholic High School Information Fair.

Prospective students and their families are invited to stop by any time during the morning to talk with the school staff. You can learn about everything from academics and athletics to tuition and uniforms.

Participating schools include: Aurora Central Catholic High School, Benet Academy in Lisle, Joliet Catholic Academy, Montini Catholic High School in Lombard, Nazareth Academy High School in LaGrange Park, Providence Catholic High School in New Lenox, Rosary High School in Aurora and St. Francis High School in Wheaton.

Bethlehem Lutheran offering Bible study

MORRIS – Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 202 W. Jefferson St., Morris, 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.

Special senior worship service set for Thursdays

CHANNAHON – Midweek Connections Thursdays are 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

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