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Mobile pantry coming Wednesday!

Wednesday (June 15), Mobile Food Pantry at Aurora church

Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church

AURORA, Ill., June 11, 2022 — A “drive thru” mobile food pantry will be offered to the community on Wed., June 15, 4:30 – 6 p.m., at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, 701 S. Eola Road, Aurora.  The Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet Mobile Food Pantry will be delivering healthy food (meat, produce, and non perishable items) to people in need. No identification or information will be required or collected. This event is open to anyone in-need of food! Mobile food pantries use a “drive thru” method to distributeRead More


National Association of Letter Carriers, Branch 219 (Aurora)

Results of “Stamp Out Hunger” in Aurora

"Stamp Out Hunger" 2022 in Aurora

AURORA, Ill. — The 2022 edition (two year absence because of COVID-19) of “Stamp Out Hunger” took place in Aurora on May 14, 2022. The National Association of Letter Carriers, Branch 219 (Aurora) and local carriers brought donated food stuff to the main Aurora post office where it was unpacked & sorted by letter carriers with help from community volunteers (Kiwanis Club of Aurora & others). Local pantries (Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry, Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry, Salvation Army – Aurora) received the food goods. Thank you Aurora letter carriersRead More


Food drive coming this Saturday to Aurora & the Fox Valley

Letter Carriers 30th Food Drive Will Help Feed Needy Families in All 50 States; Aurora & Fox Valley

Letter carriers Stamp Out Hunger

WASHINGTON, April 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct its annual national food drive on Saturday, May 14. NALC’s food drive, which was first held in 1983, helps feed millions of Americans. The Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive, the country’s largest one-day food drive, provides residents with an easy way to donate food to those in need. Customers simply leave their donation of non-perishable food items next to their mailbox before the delivery of the mail on Saturday, May 14. Letter carriers will collect these food donations on thatRead More


Tisby told RNS the allegations that his sermon promoted CRT are “ludicrous.”

Grove City College rejects ‘wokeness,’ CRT in new report

Grove City College

by: Kathryn Post April 25, 2022 (RNS) — Grove City College insists it’s not “going woke.” A new report from the conservative Christian college in Pennsylvania denounced school-sponsored courses and trainings they say promoted “CRT concepts” and characterized inviting historian Jemar Tisby to speak at a 2020 chapel service as a “mistake.” “Grove City College has not changed,” a committee composed largely of Grove City board members said in the report released last week. “It remains a Christ-centered, conservative institution.” The report, a product of the committee’s assignment to ascertainRead More


World Council joins Graham in appeal for an Easter cease-fire

World Council of Churches urges Patriarch Kirill to lobby for Easter cease-fire

World Council of Churches thinking of the refugees.

by: Jack Jenkins April 19, 2022 (RNS) — The head of the World Council of Churches is urging Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, to call for a cease-fire in Ukraine as Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter this weekend. “People lost their trust and hope in politicians and in a possible peaceful negotiation and a ceasefire,” the Rev. Ioan Sauca, a Romanian Orthodox priest and acting general secretary of the World Council of Churches, wrote in a letter published Tuesday (April 19). “We receive daily requestsRead More


Mobile pantry coming Wednesday!

Wednesday (April 20), Mobile Food Pantry at Aurora church

Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church

AURORA, Ill., April 18, 2022 — A “drive thru” mobile food pantry will be offered to the community on Wed., April  20, 4:30 – 6 p.m., at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, 701 S. Eola Road, Aurora.  The Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet Mobile Food Pantry will be delivering healthy food (meat, produce, and non perishable items) to people in need. No identification or information will be required or collected. This event is open to anyone in-need of food! Mobile food pantries use a “drive thru” method to distributeRead More


Annual Community Event Commemorates the Resurrection of Jesus

Churches Unite for Aurora Easter 2022 Sunrise Service at McCarty Park

AURORA, Ill., April 15, 2022 – Several Aurora churches are uniting for a brief Easter sunrise (6:30 a.m.) worship service at Aurora’s historic McCarty Park, East Galena Boulevard at Fourth Street. The early morning service will feature praise songs, prayer, and a brief devotional. The service is being spearhead by Pastor Randy Schoof of the Warehouse Church. All the community is invited. Bring a lawn chair if needed. For more information on Warehouse Church… http://www.warehousechurch.org/ Read more articles at…https://xpian.news


Sign-up at https://KiwanisOneDay.org.

Kiwanis Encourage Volunteers for Fox River Cleanup Tomorrow, April 9

Kiwanis "One Day" Fox River Cleanup 2018

Aurora, Ill. – Kiwanis members serve their communities all year long, but the excitement for service really builds in April of each year. Kiwanis members come together for Kiwanis One Day – a day of community service that is felt around the world. This year, One Day in Aurora is Saturday, April 9, 8 a.m. – noon. The “One-Day” objective is to unite volunteers to participate on the same day in a hands-on service project to better the community. At the last cleanup event in 2019, there were over 400 volunteers who helped removeRead More


Graham returns from Ukraine visit.

Franklin Graham writes to Putin, Zelenskyy to ask for a cease-fire during Holy Week

Graham asks for Holy Week. He prays with Lviv staff. cease-fire.

by: Yonat Shimron March31, 2022 (RNS) — Fresh from a two-day visit to Ukraine, the Rev. Franklin Graham said he wrote to Russian President Vladimir V. Putin and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to ask for a cease-fire in the war in observance of Holy Week in the Western and Eastern Christian churches, which together span from April 10 to April 24. Graham visited Ukraine this week to see the work that his humanitarian relief organization, Samaritan’s Purse, is doing to aid refugees and other victims of the war. He saidRead More


Update from World Relief

World Relief Welcomes Announcement of Ukrainian Refugee Resettlement and Humanitarian Assistance, Urges Broader Welcome

BALTIMORE – Today, President Biden announced a plan to admit as many as 100,000 Ukrainians to the United States as refugees and through other means. In addition, the United States is committing to provide more than $1 billion in new funding towards humanitarian assistance for those affected by Russia’s war in Ukraine and its impacts around the world. World Relief welcomes this announcement of additional humanitarian aid and is eager to welcome more Ukrainians to the United States, while also insisting that the U.S. should also welcome a larger number of refugeesRead More