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Free Community Dinners in the Tri-Cities

Community dinner

BATAVIA, Ill., March 4, 2019 – The Tri-Cities area is blessed with seven free monthly community dinners. The dinners take place at churches with the exception of the Elburn Lions Club. Beginning on third Monday to the last Sunday of the month, residents are treated to a wide variety of foods. The Batavia dinner on the last Friday of the month is hosted by Bethany Lutheran Church. The meal is served in two distribution lines. Carry-out is offered. Homemade sweet delights and other desserts such as ice cream are featured.Read More

The Vatican usually waits 70 years after the end of a pontificate to open up the relevant archives.

Pope: Vatican next year to open archives on wartime Pius XII

Pope Pius XII

by: Frances D’Emilio Mar. 4, 2019 VATICAN CITY (AP) — Declaring that the church “isn’t afraid of history,” Pope Francis said Monday he has decided to open up the Vatican archives on World War II-era Pope Pius XII, who has been criticized by Jews of staying silent on the Holocaust. Francis told officials and personnel of the Vatican Secret Archives that the archive would be open to researchers starting March 2, 2020. Pius was elected pontiff on March 2, 1939, six months before World War II erupted in Europe. PiusRead More

The Christian nonprofit has been partnering with Christian artists and authors over the past four decades

Compassion International’s Roadshow Tour combines music and ministry

Roadshow by Compassion International shows music & ministry.

by: Steve Rabey Mar 1, 2019 (RNS) — Compassion International encourages people to “Sponsor a child today!” — donating a small monthly amount to help a child in poverty go to school or receive medical care. Child sponsorship, says the Colorado Springs-based nonprofit, helps children stay in school and provides them with medical care, nutritious food and mentoring in a local church. Donors are also “personally connected with a boy or girl who will know your name and treasure the thought that you care.” For many of Compassion’s one millionRead More

Learn about Habitat for Humanity Women Build at info breakfast Saturday

Women to build Habitat for Humanity home

Fox Valley Habit for Humanity Women Build

Editor’s note: Time of breakfast is 9 a.m. and NOT 8 a.m. as earlier published. MONTGOMERY, Ill., March 4, 2019–Women are invited to learn about Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity’s fourth annual Women Build at an information breakfast 9 a.m. Saturday, March 9, at Riverview Diner, 1420 SE River Rd. in Montgomery. Women 18 and older are invited. Admission and breakfast are free. Julie Clark, Habitat volunteer coordinator, said details will be provided about the Women Build May 9-11 at 823 Gillette Ave. in Aurora. Clark said 20 women per day  areRead More