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Church News: Feb. 17, 2018
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Family Fun Day at Peace Church planned for tomorrow

BROWNTOWN - Peace Church in Browntown will have a Family Fun Day from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 18. All ages are invited to enjoy music, games, food and activities at this free event.

Bluebirds to be the topic at Monroe UMC March 6

MONROE - "Flying into Spring" will be the topic at 1 p.m. March 6 at the Monroe United Methodist Church, 2227 4th St.

In this informational presentation about eastern bluebirds and other native cavity-nesting species, attendees will learn where to find local bluebird trails and how to encourage wildlife in the backyard.

This free presentation will be led by Carol McDaniel, president of Lafayette County Bluebird Society. Refreshments will follow the program.

Blood drive set for Friday at Zwingli Church of Christ

MONTICELLO - There will be a blood drive from noon to 5 p.m. Feb. 23 at Zwingli United Church of Christ. For appointments, call 800-733-2767 or visit Using RapidPass can save up to 15 minutes.

Two more fish dinners

scheduled at St. Victor Church

MONROE - St. Clare of Assisi Parish will be having a fish dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. March 2 and 16 in the St. Victor School gym, 1416 20th Ave.

The menu will include fried and baked fish, coleslaw, applesauce, baked potato, french fries, potato pancake, mac-n-cheese, dinner roll, dessert, coffee and milk. Soda will be available for an additional charge.

McConnell Annual Soup and Sandwich Lunch planned

MCCONNELL - McConnell United Methodist Church will be hosting their Annual Soup and Sandwich Lunch from noon to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at the church, 211 N. Hulbert Road.

The menu will include all-you-can-eat chili, vegetable beef soup, cheese sandwiches, celery and carrot sticks, dessert and beverage. Funds made at this event will be used for the church's new youth ministry and mission projects.

Oakley Union UMC to hold

annual soup day fundraiser

JUDA - The Oakley Union United Methodist Church's annual "Soup Day" fundraiser will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 3 in fellowship hall. Located at W2388 Gerber Road, the church is 15 minutes from both Monroe or Brodhead.

Tickets can be purchased in advance from any church member or at the door the day of the event.

All proceeds go to support the church. For more information, call 934-5398.

St. John's Lena announces Lent/Easter services

LENA - St. John's Lutheran Church will be holding special Lent and Easter worship services. The Lenten season began with a special service Feb. 14. Subsequent mid-week services during Lent will be held at 7 p.m. Thursdays, with a Good Friday worship service at 7 p.m. March 30.

The regular weekend worship services are at 5:30 p.m. Saturdays and at 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sundays.

For Easter weekend, there will be no Saturday service March 31 but there will be services at 7, 9, and 10:30 a.m. April 1.

Evening services during Lent will be based on the theme: "Not as I will, but as You will."

Sunday worship services during Lent will be built on the unified theme "In Seven Words or Less, Share Your Faith." The Sunday services each week during Lent will focus on people crafting a personal statement of faith.

All services are open to the public. For more information, call the church office at 815-369-4035.