Category: Religion

Carter Crane editor of The Voice

Remembrance of Rev. Wesby, 30 years later, a celebration

There will be a celebration Friday through Sunday of the life and good works of the late Reverend Robert Wesby of Aurora. It has been 30 years since his untimely death and a strong group, 14 committee members, of the Progressive Baptist Church in Aurora, will bring to life what...

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Aurora's Grace Community Christian Church 25th anniversary celebration

25th anniversary celebration of Aurora’s Grace Community Christian Church

Reverend Yvonne T. Gilmore, participates in the 25th anniversary celebration of Aurora’s Grace Community Christian Church Saturday. Gilmore was installed as pastor of the church. She was called to serve Grace Community Christian Church in October 2016.  Al Benson/The Voice...

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Iron Chef Junior cooking contest at Grace Community Christian Church in Aurora

Iron Chef Junior cooking contest at Grace Community Christian Church in Aurora

From left, Skylaar Banks, Naperville; Nate Calvo, Aurora; and Kaiyaahn Banks, Naperville; assemble submarine sandwiches Sunday in an Iron Chef Junior cooking contest at Grace Community Christian Church in Aurora. Al Benson/The Voice...

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Pastor Rogers delivered his first sermon at the former Fourth Street United Methodist Church in Aurora

New chapter begins for two churches in Aurora with new minister

North Aurora resident Reverend Derek Rogers, left, and wife, Breann, greet congregants Sunday after Pastor Rogers delivered his first sermon at the former Fourth Street United Methodist Church in Aurora. The church merged July 1 with Flowing Grace UMC in Aurora to form Flowing Forth UMC, which meets at both...

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Grace Community Christian Church will celebrate 25th Anniversary

Grace Community Christian Church (GCCC), 2770 E. Montgomery Road in Aurora, will celebrate its 25th anniversary with events Saturday and Sunday. Reverend Yvonne Gilmore invited the public to participate in activities for adults and youth. Reverend Bob Brooks, founding pastor of Fox Valley Christian Church, predecessor of GCCC, will return...

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Flowing Forth new United Methodist Church

By Al Benson –  Two Aurora Methodist churches will come together Sunday to begin services and serving as one church: Flowing Forth United Methodist Church! Flowing Forth UMC was created in a union of historic Fourth Street UMC, 551 S. Fourth Street in Aurora, and Flowing Grace UMC, at Aurora...

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Children’s Day will be observed Sunday; started in 1860s

Communities, individuals, and churches are preparing for the Sunday’s “Children’s Day.” Since 2007 and again this year, the governor of Illinois has proclaimed “Children’s Day” the second Sunday in June. Cities such as Aurora, Batavia, Fort Collins, Colo., and Vancouver, Wash., have issued proclamations. The 2018 proclamations by Illinois governor...

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St. Peter School: 87-year legacy

St. Peter Catholic School in Aurora will celebrate its 87-year legacy of teaching our children academics, faith, and citizenship Sunday, May 20. As we prepare to close our doors in June and consolidate our school with St. Therese of Jesus, Our Lady of Good Counsel, and St. Joseph, all in...

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Martin Luther changed history with 95 theses in 1517

Sometimes, by design or destiny, one person changes the course of human history. Think of Jesus Christ, Charlemagne, Joan of Arc, Michael Faraday, Queen Victoria, Gutenberg, or Jonas Salk. What fascinates is the charisma, the intelligence, the raw emotional power that one individual possesses and which transforms the world. Today’s...

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