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Two churches to celebrate Reformation with 'Blocktober 2017'

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Immanuel Lutheran-Batavia

To celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, Immanuel Lutheran Church in Batavia and St. Mark Lutheran Church in St. Charles invites the community to "Blocktober 2017," a community block party, on Sunday, Oct. 29.

The congregations will host a joint worship at 10:30 a.m. at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St. in downtown St. Charles. The public is invited to both the church service and Blocktober events.

The four pillars of the movement help center both historic Fox Valley congregations in grace alone, faith alone, scripture alone, and Jesus alone

From noon to 2 p.m., enjoy free family fun, along Riverside Avenue, between Main Street and Walnut Avenue. There will be free inflatables, a magician, fall-themed games and more.

Trunk-or-Treat will be held in the parking lot at BMO Harris. Purchase lunch at one of the onsite food tents.

Parking is available in multiple parking garages and streets. For information, contact Megan Popp at (630) 879-7163 or or Tim Johnson at (630) 584-8638 or

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