Upcoming Church Happenings

Trunk or Treat is BACK!!

Join us Saturday October 28 from 10am-12pm for this year’s trunk or treat. We are looking for volunteers (groups, families, friends, or individuals) that would come, decorate their cars, and pass out candy. Car decorating can be as simple or complex as you would like to make it, this is not a contest. This is a fun event that the church would like to bring to our community. If you are unable to come, then we will be accepting candy or trinket donations. There will be a box for donations in the fellowship hall. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please contact Elena Rossiter at 815-483-0692 or laney029@aol.com. Please contact Elena by Saturday October 21st to ensure we can have a good layout of cars.
Potato Project is a program of the Society of St. Andrew that diverts potatoes rejected by food processors to the poor. The Potato Project has salvaged over 500 million pounds of produce since 1979, reducing landfill waste while supplementing the diets of the poor. Tractor-trailer loads of potatoes are often rejected by commercial markets or potato chip factories due to imperfections in shape, size, surface blemishes, or sugar content. The United Methodist Men of UMCNL will be hosting a special drive-thru event on Saturday, October 14 to distribute 42,000 Lbs. of potatoes. The potatoes will be in 10 Lb. bags, ready for pick up by local food pantries and government agencies in our surrounding communities.
We are asking our church family to help in the organization and distribution of these potatoes. That morning, we will be loading approximately 30 vehicles, we will start to distribute at 9 a.m. This would be a great opportunity for our youth to get service points.
If you are interested in participating in this event, please sign the sign-up sheet that is attached. If you have any questions, contact Bob Bruozas at 708-429-9151.
Potato Bar Luncheon:
Second Time Around Shop, Bake Sale & Craft Shop
Saturday, November 4, 2022
Tickets available beginning October 1 in the Narthex between the 9 and 11 a.m. worship services or church office during the week! Potato Bar Tickets will be for two different seatings at 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. respectively. Carry out meal tickets are also available at each seating. The cost per ticket is $12 for adults and $8 for children ages 12 & under. There are only 140 tickets for in-person and 20 carry out for each seating. Each ticket includes a large baked potato with your choice of many different toppings: cheese, broccoli and cheese, chili, onions, tomatoes, sour cream, etc. There will also be your choice of coffee or lemonade and a dessert.
We are accepting gently used items (no clothing, please) and newly made craft items for the Second Time Around Shop & Craft Shop beginning in October. There will be a collection bin in Fellowship Hall for the donated items. We will also be accepting donations of freshly baked items for our Bake Sale tables beginning on Friday, November 3 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. or just before the Potato Bar and sale on Saturday, around 9 a.m. All proceeds for the Potato Bar, Second Time Around Shop, Bake Sale & Craft Shop go to fund over 300 missions supported by United Women in Faith in the USA and around the world which give aid to women, youth and children in need.
For more information, please call the church office
Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 815-485-8271.
Contemporary Worship Service is back!
We are proud to offer a much more relaxed experience of worship each Sunday evening at 5:00 p.m. Enjoy a small service with great music, a more interactive style of preaching and the sacrament of Holy Communion with each weekly service. Invite a friend and come check it out!

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