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Grundy County area church briefs

Living Water Church plans
Christmas Eve, Christmas services

Living Water Church of the Nazarene will be having a Christmas Eve service at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24.

Hear the Living Word as they honor the newborn King and enjoy a time of fellowship after. 

The Christmas Day service will be at 9 a.m. at 118 E. Jefferson St. in Morris (the old movie theater).

Join us in rekindling the blaze of Christ in our hearts.

Christmas Eve Special Needs Mass at St. Mary Immaculate

Families who have children or adult members with special needs are invited to the Christmas Eve Special Needs Mass at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24, at St. Mary Immaculate Church’s Cana Hall, 15629 S. Route 59 in Plainfield.

We want you to feel welcome at any and all parish Masses, and we are pleased to offer this opportunity to attend Mass in a comfortable and supportive setting. Families needing ease of access to our Parish Center at Cana Hall can use the drop-off drive at door No. 15 behind the Church on Frederick St., and then park around front in the lot.

For information, visit

United Methodist Church to hold ‘Hallelujah’ soup supper on Jan. 7

Coal City’s United Methodist Church, located at 6805 E. McArdle Road in Coal City, invites the community to join them for their first “Hallelujah” Soup Supper of the New Year from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017.

They will be serving homemade cheesy potato and stuffed green pepper soups.

The cost will be $8 for adults and children ages 13 and older, $4 for children ages 12 to 6, $2 for children age 5 to 3, and children ages 2 and younger can eat for free. All proceeds will go to the church’s building fund. Tickets will be sold at the door. Each meal includes a choice of soup, a sandwich, crackers, a beverage, ice cream and dessert. Carry-outs will be available.

Helmar Lutheran Church Kumla Dinner fundraiser on Jan. 21

Helmar Lutheran Church is holding an All-You-Can-Eat Kumla Dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017.

The proceeds will go to support the HLC FoodPantry, which has grown from serving 10 families to 120 families, twice a month, in its nine years of operation.

The dinner includes ham, kumla (like a dumpling), applesauce, dessert and a beverage.

For those who would prefer an alternative meal, a baked potato can be substituted for kumla. 

The church is at 11935 Lisbon Road, Rural Newark, IL. For information, call 815-695-5489. Carry-outs will be available. It is a free-will donation dinner. Come help support the fundraiser and help your neighbor in need.

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