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Grundy County area church briefs


Living Water Church of the
Nazarene to hold two events

The church, located at 118 E. Jefferson St. in Morris (the old movie theater), will be hosting two upcoming events:

Fight Night – A live simulcast (on the 32 foot screen) with Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott.

This is a relationship game-changer. You will laugh, grow closer and never look at fighting in the same way again. This is a free event for couples and singles that will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday. 

Financial Peace University – Dave Ramsey’s video series and class instructor aim to provide methods on how to pay off debts, set up an emergency fund and financially plan for the future.

Class begins at 5 p.m. Sunday Feb. 26. To register, visit Materials and a kit are on sale online for $93.

For information or financial help in purchasing the kit, call class leader and pastor Steve Cook at 815-252-4744.

United Methodist Church of Morris to hold 175th anniversary party

The First United Methodist Church of Morris is celebrating the church’s 175th anniversary this year. Part of this celebration includes a performance from North Central Choir, which includes a concert choir and chamber singers, at 7 p.m Friday, March 10.

The concert is at the First United Methodist Church, 118 W. Jackson St. Admission is free. Join us for this evening of music and celebration.

For information, call Sandy Bednarik at 815-941-1856 or email

Yorkville Congregational Church

“Night of Broadway – A Musical Mix-up” will hit the stage on Feb. 18 and 19. New this year:  a sit-down dinner on Saturday night and a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Our 6th annual fundraiser concert is called “Night of Broadway – a Musical Mix-up.” We’re mixing up genders, ages and whatever else we can. We have selected a variety of songs performed by talented singers in our area.

The show will be directed by Meg McGarry, with piano accompaniment by Nan Grommes and Mary Ann Free.

Since this is a fundraiser for our Theatre Arts Academy, there will be a silent auction on Saturday night. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for bidding.

Dinner will be served at 6:30 and the show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Bidding will be open through intermission, and the winners will be announced at the end of the show.

Dinner will be catered by Five B’s Catering, and will include a pork chop, chicken breast, au gratin potatoes, green beans, salad, rolls, coffee and tea. Desserts and punch will be available during intermission. Sunday’s matinee concert will start at 2 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door. Tickets are $30 for the dinner and show on Saturday and $20 for the show on Sunday. We are preparing two ensemble numbers, as well as a men’s chorus, women’s chorus, a barbershop quartet, several duets and small groups and some solos.

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