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Dale List (left) TetMinuzzo (right) volunteered for First Presbyterian Church Libertyville’s monthly Mobile Food Pantry recently.

Dale List (left) Teta Minuzzo (right) volunteered for the First Presbyterian Church of Libertyville’s monthly Mobile Food Pantry recently.

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Updated: September 24, 2012 6:37AM

North Chicago

Party: The Youth Department of the First Baptist Church of North Chicago will host its annual Community Back to School (charitable) Block Party Aug. 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 2219 14th St. The Church’s goal for this event is to assist needy families in the community with their back-to-school supply needs. Details, (847) 276-5892.

Anniversary: The Voices of First Corinthian MBC, 1529 Elizabeth Ave. will celebrate its 84th anniversary Aug. 26 at 3:30 p.m. featuring Rev. Tranelle Duffie and Youth Praising God, The Corinthian Spirituals and Pretty Young Praise. Very special guest will be Gospel Music According To Chicago (GMAC), showcasing Chicago’s historical and contemporary legacy that continues to make Chicago the “Gospel Music Capital of the World.” Details, (847) 473-1610.

Round Lake

Movie: Community Church will continue its monthly film series with the film “Johnny” Aug. 25 at 6 p.m. at 217 Goodnow Ave., one block south of the Route 134 Metra station. This is the story of a young man convinced he has a mission in life as he becomes part of a grieving family. Refreshments provided. Details, (847) 546-1000.

Lake County

Community service: Members of the Alpha Nu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International, a society of women educators, worked alongside members from the First Presbyterian Church of Libertyville distributing 150 backpacks and school kits to children from kindergarten through 12th grade recently during the church’s monthly Mobile Food Pantry. What started as a small community service with fewer than 100 families attending, Mobile Food Pantry has now become a growing public outreach with more than 250 families attending. The backpacks and kits were purchased through Staples’ Kits for Kidz program. Alpha Nu members Rosemary Troxel and Jan Ellen Shawgo wrote and received a grant from the Lambda State Foundation for Educational Studies for $500 to help finance this extremely worthwhile project. The Alpha Nu grant was added to funds provided by the Deacon Board, the congregation of First Presbyterian and additional “pocket change” donations from the Alpha Nu members. These generous funds were used to supply not only the 150 backpacks and kits for the Mobile Food Pantry guests, but also to purchase an additional 50 kits and backpacks for First Presbyterian’s sister church, Hope Presbyterian Church of Chicago, and another 62 kits for the Waukegan2College Program.

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