Church Briefs: Oct. 11, 2018

October 12, 2018

Grace CUMC has new pastor, Sunday school time

Grace Community United Methodist Church, 735 Main Street NW in Bourbonnais, recently announced that the Sunday school start time has been moved to 10:10 a.m. and the new pastor is Amos Dillman.

St. Mark UMC hosting opioid crisis program

St. Mark United Methodist Church, 1200 W. Calista St. in Kankakee is holding Pain Pills, A Painful Problem — The Opioid Crisis from 10to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

Presenters will be Bob Gessner, Kankakee County Coroner, the Kankakee County Health Department and Pledge for Life Partnership.

Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call St. Mark UMC at 815-933-8621.

Wateska women’s group holding rummage sale

Watseka United Methodist women’s group will host a rummage sale from noon to 5 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The sale will be at the church at 301 S. Fourth St., Watseka. All proceeds support mission projects.

First United offers community pork roast dinner

The First United Methodist Church, 401 E. Kahler Road, Wilmington, is holding its annual community pork roast dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday.

The menu includes pork roast, mashed potatoes and gravy, dressing, green beans, beets, cole slaw, homemade desserts and beverages. Carryouts will be available, and a freewill offering would be greatly appreciated.

In conjunction, there will be an Our Caring Closet silent auction.

Morning Star Baptist to host Hodges benefit

Morning Star Baptist Church will host a benefit concert for Alfernez Hodges at 4 p.m. Sunday at the church at 570 N. Harrison Ave. in Kankakee.

All proceeds raised will benefit Hodges. “I Can Depend on God,” will feature musical performances by the Morning Star Music and Worship Arts Ministries and Band.

Wonder why Catholics do that?

An informative presentation on the rosary, stations of the cross, divine mercy, adoration, laws of fast and abstinence, Taize prayer and more will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Maternity BVM parish hall at 308 E. Marsile St. in Bourbonnais.

The presentation will help parishoners deepen their understanding of some of our oldest Catholic traditions. It’s sponsored by the Inter-Parish Women’s Committee.

To register, contact Alicia Parkinson at 815-932-9423 or prknsn9@gmail.com.

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