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Grundy County area church briefs


United Methodist Church to hold ‘Hallelujah’ soup supper March 4

Coal City United Methodist Church at 6805 E. McArdleRoad in Coal City invites the community to join them for its “Hallelujah” soup supper from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 4.

The church will serve homemade cheese potato soup as well as chili. The cost will be $8 for adults and children ages 13 and older; $4 for children ages 12 to 6; $2 for children ages 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.

Confessions and stations of the cross during Lent now listed

The Confessions and Stations of the Cross observance will be every Friday during Lent at St. Mary Immaculate Church, 15629 S. Route 59 in Plainfield – except on Good Friday, April 14. 

The schedule will be confessions at 6 p.m.; English stations at 7 p.m. in the narthex; Spanish stations at 7:30 p.m. in the narthex; and Polish stations at 7 p.m. in the cana.

Channahon Antique Fair
planned for weekend in March

Residents from all over are invited to discover antique treasures galore at the 2017 Antique Fair, now in its 17th year. The fair will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, March 10, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 11. The fair will be held at Channahon United Methodist Church, 24571 W. Eames in Channahon.

Admission is $2. Visitors can bring in one item per person for free appraisals, as well as an additional item for $2. The show’s appraiser will conduct appraisals from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

No firearms, please.

A church-sponsored silent auction and bake sale also will be featured. Food and beverages will be on sale in the new Fellowship Hall throughout the event. The CUMC Thrift Shop will be open during the show from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and from 8:30 until noon Saturday. For information, call 815-351-1254 or 815-467-5275. 

First United Methodist Church 175th anniversary concert

The First United Methodist Church of Morris is celebrating the church’s 175th anniversary this year.

Part of the celebration includes a performance from North Central Choir, made up of the 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. in Morris.

Admission is free. For information, call the church office at 815-942-0809. Join us for this evening of wonderful music and celebration.

Phelan Acres to begin new
Saturday night service at 7 p.m.

Phelan Acres has begun a new contemporary Saturday night service starting at 7 p.m. It will be run by Jeff Whittum,
future pastor of Phelan Acres Biible Church.

The church invites the public to attend, and is located off Pine Bluff Road – through the covered bridge north to Willow Lane and turn right. For information, call 815-476-7818.

Midweek Lenten Workshop scheduled for Wednesday nights

Grace Lutheran Church will gather Wednesday evenings, March 8 through April 5. This year, its Lenten focus will be “The Truth about Forgiveness.”

Visitors can come to hear Pastor Steve Heilmann speak about the Biblical idea of forgiveness.

He and the church hope to see friendly faces each Wednesday evening as well as at 7 p.m. Maundy Thursday for Holy Communion, and at 9:30 a.m. for Easter Sunday.

Wednesday evenings begin at 6 p.m. with a light supper followed by worship at 7 p.m. Grace Lutheran Church is located across from the Morris Airport, north of Morris on Route 47.

For information or questions, call 815-942-2252 or visit

– Morris Herald-News

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