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Monday, July 03, 2006

What's Happening Around Via Christus

Here's your weekly newsletter of what's going on around Via Christus and Yorkville for the week of July 1:

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. It's too late to get the advance price, but if you still want to come you can get tickets at the door for $18.95. Just let us know so we can make travel plans. 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 July 14 & 28, and August 11 & 25.

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.

There will also be fireworks out here in Yorkville on July 4 at the site of the torn down Countryside Center on the NW corner of 34 and 47. Let Julie or I know if you'd like to come out for them.

We're Going to be on the News! (kind of)
CBS 2 in Chicago is doing a piece on the emerging church in a few weeks and have interviewed both Julie and I for it. However, they are no longer planning to come out and film our church service this weekend. Apparently they didn't have a news crew available over the holiday weekend. The piece will air on July 10th at 10pm, so make sure you watch that night.

Hometown Days in Yorkville
Yorkville's annual Hometown Days Festival will be over Labor Day weekend, September 1-3. We'll be sponsoring booths at the Fest and at the con-current Arts and Crafts booth. For our church booth we'll be sellling goods from 10,000 Villages besides handing out church fliers. We'll need everyone's help to run that booth. Also, if you have any handmade arts or crafts to display and sell at the other booth please talk to Julie soon. It will also just be a good chance to come out and rub shoulders with others here in our community. Mark your calendars!


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