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Faith calendar: From Bible school to spaghetti dinners

Updated: August 8, 2013 6:34AM


Vacation Bible school

New Song Community Church, 2858 Hafenrichter Road, will host Gotta Move! Keepin’ in Step with the Spirit from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 5 through 9 (drop off is at 9:15 a.m.). The free vacation Bible school serves children 3 years old and potty trained through fifth grade. Online registration is at or call 630-499-0542 to learn more.


Vacation Bible school

Calvary Episcopal Church, 222 S. Batavia Ave., in Batavia, invites children ages five and older to vacation Bible school from 9 a.m. to noon July 8-12 and will focus on “Paul’s Discovery: Creating Ambassadors for Christ.” Suggested donation is $25 per child. To register, call 630-879-3378 or visit


Third Friday dinners

Because of construction, the Fox Valley Presbyterian Church will serve its third Friday free community dinners from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Salvation Army, 1710 S. Seventh Ave., St. Charles. No reservation needed; dine in or take out. Fox Valley Presbyterian Church is at 227 East Side Drive, Geneva. The Salvation Army is about a mile north of the church on the same street.

Film on media’s role in war

The documentary “The War You Don’t See” will be shown at 7 p.m. July 19 at the Unitarian Universalist Society, 110 S. 2nd St., in downtown Geneva. This film investigates the media’s role in war. The film is part of the free monthly third-Friday Film programs, which are sponsored by the Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva. Register at and to receive email on future programs.


Vacation Bible school

Hope United Church of Christ, 1701 Quincy Ave., Naperville, will host vacation Bible school for children in kindergarten through fifth grade from noon till 3 p.m. July 15 through 19. “What’s So Amazing About Polar Bears?” is an ecology-based Christian curriculum. Registration is required; donations accepted.

German service

Pastor Klaus-Peter Adam, a professor at the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago, will lead this service a German service at 11:30 a.m. July 7 at St. John United Church of Christ, 1190 Olesen Drive, Naperville. Learn more by calling 630-355-5208.


50th anniversary party

Harvest Baptist Church, 5315 Douglas Road, Oswego, will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a free weekend of events, including a fun run, car show, outside celebration service and lunch.

Festivities begin with the fun run starting at 8 a.m. July 6 at Hudson Crossing Park and a car show from noon to 3 p.m. at the church. A celebration service will start at 10 a.m. July 7, followed by a barbecue lunch.

Harvest, formerly known as Oswego Baptist, held its first service on July 7, 1963, and met at the corner of Madison and Benton streets, near downtown Oswego. The church moved to its current spot at Plainfield and Douglas roads in 1993, and has continued to grow, adding a new sanctuary and education building. A larger sanctuary seating 1,200 is under construction. Call 630-554-3858 or visit


Summer Sunday school

“Everywhere Fun Fair” is the theme this summer for Summer Sunday school at the United Methodist Church of Plano. Children in preschool through eighth grade are welcome from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. through July 28. To learn more, call 630-552-3700 or Linda on 630-552-3828.


Backyard Bible school

A summer kids’ event called Kingdom Rock will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 8 through 12 at Spirit Farms. A healthy lunch will also be served at 1 p.m. every day for those who would like to stay. Kids at Kingdom Rock will join an international mission effort to share God’s message with children in India. Kingdom Rock is for kids from preschool to fifth grade. Call 815-695-5667 or

Sugar Grove

Vacation Bible school

Sugar Grove United Methodist Church invites children ages 3 to fifth grade to the Everywhere Fun Fair: Where God’s World Comes Together Vacation Bible School from July 8 through 12. Activities are from 6:15 to 8 p.m. at the church, 176 Main St., Sugar Grove. Call 630-466-4501 or email Visit

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