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Faith Briefs: African nun addresses Serra Club

Updated: September 4, 2012 6:06AM

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African nun addresses Serra Club: Sister Angela Osuji will speak today during the Serra Club of the Aurora Deanery’s meeting. The meeting begins with a Rosary for vocations at 11:30 a.m. in the Provena Mercy Medical Center chapel, 1325 N. Highland Ave., Aurora., followed by noon Mass, lunch and Sister Angela’s discussion of the Catholic church in Africa and her fundraising to build a church in Nigeria. Learn more from Mike McKee, 630-896-6834 or

North Aurora Days flea market: As part of the North Aurora Days festivities, members of New Hope Lutheran Church, 115 Oak St., North Aurora, and Fox Valley Festival Chorus are holding a flea market, bake sale, craft sale, handmade quilt raffle and more. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Learn more at 630-896-0478 or

The 2012 Extreme Tour: The tour will stop in Aurora with a free outdoor concert at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Warehouse Church, 308 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. Music ranges from rock to hip-hop to acoustic, from bands from throughout the United States. Games and contests also available at the all-ages event.

Free immigration clinic: Roger Curless, a local coordinator of Justice for Our Neighbors, speaks at the 10 a.m. service Sunday, Aug. 5, at Fourth Street United Methodist Church, 551 S. Fourth St., Aurora. The clinic meets at 8 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month at the church. Advance appointments only. Schedule a free JFON legal consultation at 630-301-6906 or The service does not accept employment-based immigration cases.


Pork Roast and Corn Boil: St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 324 W. McKinley Ave., Hinckley, hosts their annual barbecue pork roast and locally grown corn boil supper from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 15. Eat-in or carryouts available. Cost is $10 adults and $5 kids 6 to 12, at the door. Ages 5 and younger eat free. Call Barb, 815-286-3606 or the church office, 815-286-3391.

Ice cream social: The Church of the Good Shepherd, 5 W. Washington St., Oswego, hosts its annual ice cream social from noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 18. Lunch items and desserts served. Proceeds benefit the UMM and UMW for mission and church projects.

Temple B’nai Israel annual picnic: Temple B’nai Israel hosts its annual picnic/open house from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 19 at the temple, 400 N. Edgelawn, Aurora. Cost is $8 per adult, $5 for kids 6 to 12, and free for children 6 and younger. Admission for a family with all immediate members living at home will be capped at $25. Prospective members and their families may attend the picnic for free. RSVP by calling the temple at 630-892-2450.

Vacation Bible School

Babylon—Daniel’s Courage in Captivity: First Christian Church, 635 N. Randall Road, Aurora, hosts their Vacation Bible School from 6:30 to 8:40 p.m. Aug. 6 through 10 for ages 4 through 12th grades. Music, crafts, snacks and Bible stories included. The closing program is followed by a picnic/carnival Aug. 12. Register for the free program at 630-892-5055 or

Mission news

GriefShare Seminar: GriefShare, a program for adults at any stage of grief, features biblical teaching on grief, a video seminar, group discussion and sharing. The class goes from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays Aug. 23 through Nov. 15 at Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church’s South Campus, Route 47 at Ament Road, Yorkville. It is not necessary to attend each session. The $15 registration fee includes a workbook; scholarships are available. To register, contact Karen Hardecopf, director of care ministries, at 630-385-8113 or

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