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Friday, December 6th, 2019

 

Rev. Derek Rogers, Flowing Forth pastor, opened a four-week sermon series titled "B-List Christmas" by preaching on Luke.

Aurora Methodists open Advent season with music, candles

Advent candle lighting

AURORA, Ill., Dec. 1, 2019 — Songs by a children’s trio and Advent wreath candle lighting opened the Advent season Sunday, Dec. 1, at Flowing Forth United Methodist Church in Aurora. Young singers were Noelle Walters, 4, of North Aurora; Danika MIller, 9, Earlville; and Lilly Walker, 5, Elburn. Matt Erion of Batavia provided guitar accompaniment. Ivy Walker of North Aurora directed the performance. Danika Miller, 9, of Earlville, aided by grandmother Giuliana Eggert of Aurora, lit the first of five candles in an Advent wreath. Church families will light candles weekly duringRead More


Sheen was an early adopter of mass media as a form of evangelization in the United States...

Sainthood process for Fulton Sheen stalled

Archbishop Fulton Sheen

by: Jack Jenkins Dec. 3, 2019 (RNS) — The beatification of late Catholic Archbishop Fulton Sheen was postponed this week, marking the latest setback on the road to sainthood for the beloved television and radio preacher. Sheen was an early adopter of mass media as a form of evangelization in the United States, regularly appearing on “The Catholic Hour” radio program from 1930 to 1950. After becoming bishop, he launched his successful “Life Is Worth Living” television series in 1951, attracting millions of viewers. Bishop Daniel Jenky of the DioceseRead More


The breakfast menu includes pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee a hot chocolate bar.

Oswego Methodists to host pancakes with Santa, Dec. 7

OSWEGO, Ill., Nov. 27, 2019 — Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist, 5 W. Washington St. in Oswego, will host a pancake breakfast with Santa from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 7. The public is invited. Parking is free. Breakfast donations are $10 for adults and $8 for children ages 4 to 11. Children three and under are free with an adult ticket. The breakfast menu includes pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee a hot chocolate bar. Attendees are invited to take photos with Santa. Co-sponsors are Good Shepherd youthRead More


A craft bazaar and bake sale will be included.

Oswego Methodists’ chili, pie supper to feature nativity sets – tonight, Dec. 6

OSWEGO, Ill., Dec. 2, 2019 — Church of the Good Shepherd, 5 W. Washington St. in Oswego, will hold a chili and pie supper from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6. The public is invited. Parking is free. The event is part of the Oswego Christmas Walk. The menu includes chili dogs, potato chips, homemade pies, brownies, cookies and beverages. Items are priced individually. Varied nativity sets loaned by congregants will be displayed in the sanctuary.  Music will be provided by the Fox River Music Academy. A craft bazaarRead More


The live nativity will be held on the church's east lawn. Cast members will include Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus, wisemen and shepherds.

Aurora Lutherans to stage first live nativity

Live Nativity at Our Savior Lutherans

AURORA, Ill., Dec. 3, 2019 — Our Savior Lutheran Church, 420 W. Downer Pl. in Aurora, will stage its first live nativity performance Saturday, Dec. 14, from 4 to 7 p.m. The public is invited. Admission, parking and refreshments are free. The live nativity will be held on the church’s east lawn. Cast members will include Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus, wisemen and shepherds. Costumes will be provided for the public to participate. Animals will include three horses costumed as camels, sheep, goats, alpacas, donkeys, cows and mini-horses. The church willRead More