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Grundy County area church briefs

Life Chain

All who value the lives of unborn children are invited to join the Morris Life Chain by meeting in front of Life Church at 118 E. Jefferson St. in Morris on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 3:15 p.m. Participants of Life Chain join together one day each year, from churches all across our nation, to pray to end abortion in the U.S., and help bring awareness by holding approved signs. Come and invite a friend. For more information contact Annie Rasmusson at 214-608-7446.

Octoberfest Breakfast

Sunshine Circle of Coal City United Methodist invites the community to their Octoberfest Breakfast in the church's fellowship hall on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 8-10 a.m. They will be serving biscuits & sausage gravy, assorted pastries, fresh fruit, juice, coffee and tea. The cost is $5 for adults and ages 13 and older; $3 for ages 6-12; ages 5 & under eat free. The church is located at 6805 E. McArdle Road in Coal City.

Pet Blessing

Braceville United Methodist Church will be having a Pet Blessing on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 10 a.m. under a tent in the garden behind the church off Merrill St. All animals and their owners are welcome. If you cannot bring yours, you may bring a photo and your pet will be blessed via the photo. Each pet will receive a blessing certificate and a treat, and photo will be taken for you.

HCE 20th Annual Victorian Tea

Kendall County Association for Home and Comunity Education (HCE) will hold their 20th Annual Victorian Tea, "Tea With Jackie O", on Sunday, Oct. 14 at Cross Lutheran Church in Yorkville. The three-course Tea will begin at 2 p.m. and last until 4:30 p.m. Doors will open at 1:15. The program about Jackie Kennedy Onasiss will begin promply at 2. Reservations will be taken starting in August, by calling Bevery Scott at 630-554-1530. Donation is $15 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under. All seats will be reserved. No tickets will be sold at the door. This fund raiser is used to support 4-H and Extension programs, and other community outreach and education in Kendall County.

Fall Rummage Sale

First United Methodist Church of Morris will have its annual Fall Rummage Sale from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10, and again from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11. The church is located at 118 W. Jackson Street in Morris.

Fall Festival

What activities do you think of when you hear fall festival? How about games, cookie decorating, or apple cider? That’s not all! The Village Christian Church in Minooka will be hosting its annual Fall Festival on Sunday, Oct. 21, right after the 11 am service. You definitely want to bring the kids because they won’t want to miss out. There will be plenty of games to play, cookies to decorate and eat, and apple cider to drink. Take some fun fall pictures in the photo booth. Let the kids put on their Halloween costumes for the Trunk or Treat in the parking lot. And, last but not least, let them explore the petting zoo or take a ride on a pony. This event is open to everyone and it is FREE! Make sure to invite your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers to join in the fun. The Village Christian Church is located at 8965 S. Bell Road, Minooka. To learn more about The Village, visit

Peace Lutheran Church

• Free yoga class at 5:30 p.m. every Monday and Thursday night

Immaculate Conception Church, Morris

• The rosary is recited every Tuesday at church. All are welcome to join each and every week they are available to come. 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays

• The Stitchery Group meets each Wednesday in the Church Narthex. Bring your crocheting or knitting and join the group. 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays

• The PADS shelter at Immaculate Conception Parish is open through April. It provides a place to sleep, eat dinner and breakfast, as well as a sack lunch to go. If you would like to volunteer for our Parish please contact Joanne Morrall at 815-942-8389 or Kris Werden 815-942-5338. Opens at 7 p.m. every Thursday and Friday.

• Organizations from the parish help with preparation and serving of coffee and doughnuts after Mass one weekend each month in the Narthex of the Church. Stop by after Mass and visit while enjoying refreshments.

The Village Christian Church in Minooka

Located at 8965 S. Bell Road in Minooka, the Village is not your typical church. For example, we keep church pretty simple, and we don’t get caught up in a lot of rules and regulations. Instead, we allow scripture to be our guide and try to live our lives according to what the Bible outlines. It doesn’t matter what your history is, you are welcome here. It’s not easy to sum up all of who we are, but here are a few basics about us. We’re a non-denominational Christian church and followers of Jesus Christ. That means all backgrounds are welcome here, whether you’ve never been to church, haven’t been in a long time, or have been a part of a church all your life. We like to have fun and don’t think that church should be boring. You might even be a little surprised when you visit because we’re different than a lot of churches. You’ll have to stop by to find out more. Services are Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and Sundays at 8:30, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Call ​​815-467-2265 or visit for more information.

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church

The church is located at 195 South Kankakee Street in Coal City. Reverend Robert Noesen presides over weekend masses Saturdays at 4 p.m. and Sundays at 7:30 and 11:15 a.m. Confessions are heard from 3:20 to 3:45 on Saturday. Daily Mass and Devotions: Monday – 8 a.m. rosary, communion service; Tuesday – 8 rosary, communion service at Immaculate Conception in Braidwood; Wednesday – 8 a.m., rosary, confessions, Mass, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Novena; Thursday – 8 a.m., rosary, Mass at Immaculate Conception; Friday – 8 a.m. rosary Mass at Assumption. First Friday of the month – 8 a.m. Rosary, Confession, Mass; First Saturday of the month – 8 a.m. rosary, Immaculate Conception Novena Mass with the distribution of the Sacrament of the Sick. Monthly Devotional prayers (Novena) to our Lord and His servant, Saint Peregrine, patron saint of those who suffer with cancer or any incurable disease or condition, Solemn Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament – First Tuesday of every month following the 6:30 p.m. Mass. Mother of the Eucharist Perpetual Adoration Chapel is across from the church at 195 South Kankakee Street. The chapel is a place of silent prayer in the presence of Jesus Christ, truly present in the Eucharist. The Eucharist is solemnly exposed for adoration 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Everyone is encouraged to stop in anytime, make regular visits and sign up for a specific time of adoration each week. Visit for more information.

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