Vision Team Blog

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Hi Friends,

Another week of reminders about what's going on with Via Christus Community Church and around the Yorkville area:

Weekly Worship Gathering
As usual we'll be gathering this Saturday at our home (505 Freemont St) in Yorkville for our Via Christus gathering. We'll be spending time from 5-6:30pm worshipping, sharing and studying scripture, and then will go out for dinner afterwards for all who are interested. This week Julie will be leading us in discussion. I'm really looking forward to it. Hope to see you there!

Food Drive
As a service to the Kendall County Food Pantry here in Yorkville we'll be doing a food drive sometime later this summer. We'll be distributing paper bags with notes attached to as many houses as we have bags for and then collecting them again a few days later. That means we need lots and lots of paper bags. Please ask for paper every time you're at the grocery store between now and August and bring them church with you on Saturdays. Thanks!

Renaissance Faire Trip
We'll be taking a trip to the Bristol Renaissance Faire (just over the border in Bristol, WI) on Sunday, July 9. You are all invited to come along. We can buy advance tickets for much cheaper than the usual entrance price (~$13/adult, $5/child) but we need to know if you're attending before this coming Wednesday, June 28 in order to get that price. Please let us know whether you'll be coming some time this next week. If you've never been to the Ren Faire before you can check it out at

Music & Movies in the Park
Every Friday night Yorkville sponsors either live music or family movies in one of the city parks. Live music is at the Town Square Park (along Rt. 47 just north of the river) on June 23, July 14 & 28, and August 11 & 25. June 23rd's offering will be beach party music with Parrothead Express (I've never heard of them either but it sounds fun!)

Movies are monthly on July 21, August 18 & September 15 and start at dusk in the Beecher Community Park (on Game Farm Rd - just take Somonauk St across 47 and it curves to become Game Farm). Bring some camp chairs if you want to come and enjoy a movie together with potential new friends from Yorkville. They also let you camp out overnight in the park if you so desire.

Yorkville Fine Arts Festival
This Saturday, June 24, from 9am-4pm is the annual Yorkville Fine Arts Festival with photography, glass, jewelry, sculpture, wood, graphic, printmaking, drawing, mixed media, painting, ceramics, performing and literary arts demos - music, theater, dance, puppets and children's arts and activities. The Festival will be held at Riverfront Park along Hydraulic St in downtown Yorkville. Come on out and spend time in our community. It should be a lot of fun and a chance to meet new people!

We're Going to be on the News!
CBS 2 in Chicago is doing a piece on the emerging church in a few weeks and wanted to come out and film part of our worship gathering on July 1st. They'll also be interviewing me and a few others from the group. I hope most of you can make it out for that (even though it is a holiday weekend), and if you're willing to be interviewed briefly please let me know.

That's all for now. Hope to see you on Saturday!


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