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Faith Briefs: Sandwich church to offer zombie series

Updated: September 23, 2013 11:10AM


Church renovation

First Presbyterian Church, 325 E. Downer Place, in Aurora, will begin worshiping in the Harkness Center across the street on Sept. 22. Services will remain their while the main sanctuary is redecorated. Services will be at 10:15 a.m. and Sunday school at 9 a.m. at the usual location. Call 630-844-0050 to learn more.

Community day

Progressive Baptist Church is Having Family and Friends day Sept. 15 at 275 Barnes Road, Aurora. Contact Sharon Waters at 630-892-5010.


Church offers grief support

A grief support group called “Tiers of Grieving” meets at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva, 110 S. Second St., from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. the third Saturday of each month. Led by UUSG member Debbie Leoni, this group is for anyone who is suffering from a loss, whether it be the passing of a loved one, the loss of a relationship or job. Visit to learn more.

Friends of the Poor Walk

The sixth annual Friends of the Poor Walk will be Sept. 28 at the Fabyan Forest Preserve in Geneva.

The conferences participating are St. Patrick Parish and St. John Neumann Parish, St. Charles; St. Katharine Drexel, Sugar Grove; St. Gail, Elburn; Holy Cross, Batavia; and St. Joseph, St. Therese of Jesus, Our Lady of Good Counsel and St. Rita Cascia, Holy Angels, all in Aurora.

Last year’s nationwide walk attracted 19,000 participants, in 110 districts, raising more than $1.8 million. The southeast district of Rockford earned $11, 787.50. All funds raised will be used locally to provide help to people in need.

To become a participant, register with one of the above parishes or at T-shirts will be available for $5 each.


Zombie series

The Way Community Church in Sandwich will explore the Gospels’ message of Jesus by using clips from some of the popular Zombie movies.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Sundays through Oct. 6 at Woodbury Elementary School, 322 E. Third St, Sandwich.

The idea of zombies and the Gospels is not new. In fact, Paul makes references to waking dead in the New Testament in Ephesians 5:14, “Wake up, sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”

For more information, go to the church’s Facebook page or call 815-498-2288.

ST. Charles

Crafters wanted

Crafters are welcome to apply for a spot at the eighth annual Arts and Craft Show on Oct. 19 at St. Charles Episcopal Church, 994 N. 5th Ave., St. Charles.

Managers of the juried show are seeking exhibitors of handmade items, including jewelry, autumn and holiday decorations, handmade garden items, fashion items, baby items, children’s clothes, and toys.

Exhibitors can learn more by contacting or 630-497-8799 or visit

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