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Grundy County area church briefs

Morris Life Chain

All those who value the lives of unborn children are invited to the Morris Life Chain from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8.

At 3:15, we will meet in front of the Living Water Church at 118 E. Jefferson St. in Morris to sign in and pick up our sign and then proceed to Route 47.

Life Chain is an annual event in which Christians in cities all over this nation gather together to help bring awareness to how abortion is taking the lives of unborn children.

Last year, thousands took part in approximately 1,600 cities and towns across the U.S. and Canada.

For information, contact Anne Rasmusson at or 214-608-7446. 

Living Water Church

Living Water Church of the Nazarene, located at 118 E. Jefferson St. in Morris (in the old movie theater) invites you to worship at 8:30 or 10:30 a.m. Sunday for our September message series, “Helping Parents Win,” with Pastor Steve Cook. Other opportunities to worship are:

• 7 p.m. Wednesdays for Bible study class, led by Pastor Cook.

• 7 p.m. Thursdays for prayer night, a silent time of worship in the sanctuary.

• Coming soon – Celebrate Recovery.

Oct. 8 – Holy Communion, a special message on “The Prodigal Son” and a pot luck lunch (Lunch Bunch) after second service.

Thursday, Oct. 26 – Trunk or Treat. Bring your kids dressed for Halloween to our outdoor event from 5 to 7 p.m. in front of the church. You can’t miss us and you won’t want to.

Friday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. – Free Movie Night. Watch a family friendly movie on the big screen with free popcorn.

Saturday, Nov. 25 – Children’s Fun Fair, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Held at the church during the Home For the Holidays event.

Friday, Dec. 1 – Our yearly and ever popular “Polar Express” movie night. Come a few minutes early to see the conductors and pick your spot to enjoy the 7 p.m. show. Interested, have questions or want to volunteer?

Call Pastor Steve at 815-252-4744.

4th annual Nite at the Races

The Immaculate Conception Church of Braidwood will be holding its fourth annual “Nite at the Races” event on Saturday,
Oct. 14 at the Gardner American Legion Hall, 426 Industry Ave. in Gardner. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the first race will be at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased at the door.

The Race Nite Committee is looking forward to another fun and exciting event. This year’s theme is “Country & Western” and attendees wearing country or western attire will receive an extra $10 in “funny money.”

There will be racing, food, an auction and raffles, featuring lots of raffle baskets. The popular cupcake raffle returns, as well. Proceeds from the Race Nite will help with renovations to the Parish Hall.

Everyone 21 and older is invited to attend.

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