Notes on Religion

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First UMC: On Sunday, Nov. 10, First United Methodist Church, 318 W. Main St. in West Dundee, wraps up its commitment campaign as they are challenged to take the next step in committing themselves to service to the world.

At 9 a.m., there is a Lectionary Bible Study with the Rev. Steven Mindrup and the adult Bible study led by Tom Miller. Worship and Sunday school at 10 a.m. is followed by a fellowship time in the Fireside Room. Nursery care is available beginning at 9 a.m.

The prayer group with the pastor meets at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays. At 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, the choir rehearses. If you love to sing, join the rehearsals. At 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, the pastor leads his Lectionary Bible Study, taking a look at the Scriptures that will be preached at the upcoming Sunday service.

To contact the pastor for prayer concerns, a visit or any other pastoral need, call the church at (847) 426-2113 or email

Light of Christ: On Nov. 9-10, the Rev. Kendall Koenig and the Rev. Sharon Rogers continue the sermon series called "It's a Wonderful Life" at Light of Christ, 100 Hanson Road, Algonquin. During the sermon series, there will be clips from the 1946 classic movie. This weekend's sermon will be "Generosity Makes a Difference," based on Philippians 4:10-20. Blended worship is at 5 p.m. Saturdays and 9 a.m. Sundays, with a contemporary service at 10:30 a.m.

Everyone is welcome to attend pastor's Bible class, which meets at 9 a.m. Wednesdays.

This weekend is "Food Focus" and they will be collecting canned fruit, macaroni and cheese, cans of tuna and chicken, boxed pasta and sauces. These items will be for the local food pantry and Turning Point. Items can be brought upon arriving for worship at any of the services this weekend.

Anyone wishing to help stock the shelves of the Algonquin/Lake in the Hills Food Pantry, 1113 Pyott Road, is welcome to join the group on Wednesdays from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m.

On Saturday, Nov. 9, from 8 a.m. to noon, the mobile food pantry returns to Light of Christ in partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank to supply for food for anyone in need of food.

For details, call (847) 658-9250 or visit

Immanuel Lutheran: On Nov. 9-10, the Rev. Phillip Baerwolf will be sharing the message, "Greater Things: If These Walls Could Talk," based on Hebrews 11:30 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 310 E. Main St. in East Dundee. Holy Communion will be served at the 10:45 a.m. service, which is a contemporary worship and praise-styled service, led by Immanuel's praise ensemble. Acts 2 Bible Fellowship for adults and Faith Factory for children meets at 9:20 a.m.

On Nov. 16-17, Immanuel will welcome the Rev. Donald Muchow, retired Chief of Chaplains of the U.S. Navy, to preach for that weekend's services, and helping to commemorate the 50 years in the ministry of Immanuel's associate pastor of visitation, the Rev. Bruce Meissner.

Immanuel is a Missouri Synod Lutheran Church. For details, call William Gade, director of music and worship, at (847) 428-4477, or visit For information on Immanuel School, visit

Zion Christian Church: Zion Christian Church, 138 N. Washington St. in Carpentersville, gathers each Sunday at 10 a.m. On Sunday, Nov. 10, enjoy traditional worship, Biblical preaching, and a family environment as the Rev. Tom Davis continues his sermon series on the "Gifts of the Spirit" with "The Gifts of Prophecy and Teaching." Coffee and treats are served immediately after all Sunday worship services. For details, contact or (847) 890-2151.

St. Peter: On Sunday, Nov. 10, the Rev. Bruce Milash's sermon will be "God of the Living," based on Luke 20:27-40, at 8 and 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 18N377 Galligan Road in Gilberts. …