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Friday, January 11th, 2019

 

Benefits World Relief DuPage/Aurora

Aurora chili cookoff to benefit refugee agency

AURORA, Ill., Jan. 11, 2019–Eight Fox Valley restaurants will compete in a second annual Chili Bowl cookoff to benefit World Relief DuPage/Aurora, an agency that serves refugee and immigrant families.   The cookoff is Saturday, Jan. 19, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Gillerson’s Grubbery and Endiro Coffee, 33 W New York St. in Aurora.   The public is invited. Ticket sales will benefit World Relief’s life-changing services for refugee and immigrant families in DuPage and Kane Counties. The goal is to raise $5,000 to support a citizenship clinic to help immigrantsRead More


Rev. John Bell, Wesley pastor, thanked Chase for her service...

Musical retirement tribute: Surprise concert salutes 15-year Methodist music director

AURORA, Ill., Jan. 8, 2019–Lucinda “Cindy” Chase of Aurora was surprised Sunday (Jan. 6, 2018) with a concert by congregants at Wesley United Methodist Church in Aurora. Chase had been invited to a reception marking her retirement as the church’s praise music director for 15 years. Instead of relaxing in the audience, she was called to the stage in the Gathering Place room where she sang several numbers and played guitar. Pieces included “Twenty Naked Pentacostals in a Pontiac,” a Chase favorite. Other performers were Chase’s sons Dan and Nathan,Read More


January sermon series at Flowing Forth UMC

Aurora Methodist pastor opens ‘Fake News’ sermon series

AURORA, Ill., Jan. 6, 2019–Rev. Derek Rogers, pastor at Flowing Forth United Methodist Church in Aurora, says the bible contains some untruths. On Sunday he opened his January sermon series, “Fake News: Things the Bible Doesn’t Really Say.” His first of four sermons was themed “Everything happens for a reason.” The series continues with: Jan. 13: God helps those who help themselves. Jan. 20: God won’t give you more than you can handle. Jan. 27: Do good and God will bless you. The public is invited to 10 a.m. worship servicesRead More


The dedication ceremony culminates work on Thursdays and Saturdays by 300 volunteers from the Chicago area.

Aurora Habitat for Humanity to dedicate 62nd home Jan. 13

MONTGOMERY, Ill., Dec. 28, 2018—With music, presentations and an open house, Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity will dedicate its 62nd home on Sunday, Jan. 13, at 2 p.m. at 1551 Solfisburg Ave. in Aurora The public is invited. The program will feature presentation of house keys to the future homeowners Juventino and Marisa Marrufo of Aurora, and children Manuel, Soledad and Alexis. Habitat officials and volunteers will also present a family bible and housewarming gifts to the Marrufo family. An open house with refreshments will conclude the dedication. The homeRead More