Valentine’s Feast Benefit for Open Arms Free Clinic – 2.15.19

For immediate release, January 3, 2019

Contact Julie Morse 847-830-4356 or 

Linn Church Celebrates 175 YEARS Serving Geneva Lake Area Communities

2019 Anniversary Year Opens with Valentine’s Feast Benefit for Open Arms Free Clinic, 

on Friday, February 15, 4:30-7:30pm 

The year was 1844.  Samuel Morse sent the first electric telegram, James Polk was elected the 11th . President of the United States, and George Williams (of Wisconsin college fame) founded the worldwide YMCA organization…It was also the year that Linn Presbyterian Church was founded!    

Located near the shores of Lake Geneva, Linn Church (as it is referenced locally) is one of only a handful of regional churches that can claim such a long, strong history.  In following, 2019 will be a year filled with celebratory events at the Church, all open to the community-at-large.  The first is detailed here!  

Linn Church’s Valentine’s Feast for Open Arms Free Clinic – Friday, Feb. 15, 4:30-7:30pm.

Freewill donation, all welcome, no reservations required.

Come one and all for the church’s legendary spaghetti-and-salads benefit dinner, complete with breads from Simple Bakery of Lake Geneva – and, of course, home-made desserts!    Families and individuals of all ages in Walworth County are invited to come enjoy this never-too-late Valentine of a feast, with music and fellowship included. The feast, coordinated by church volunteers, will be held at the Church, W3335 Willow Road, Lake Geneva in Linn Township.

Freewill donations on this night will help support Open Arms Free Clinic (OAFC).  Located in Elkhorn, Open Arms is a volunteer-driven, donor-supported, non-profit 501C3 organization serving hundreds of low-income and uninsured residents of Walworth County with much-needed primary and specialty medical, dental, vision, and behavioral health services, as well as lab and pharmaceutical assistance.  Information about the clinic can be found at 

Come eat, enjoy, and give as you can for Open Arms!

Linn Church is located at W3335 Willow Road, Lake Geneva in Linn Township.  Services are held Sundays at 10 a.m, led by Pastor Terry Hennesy. In addition to benefits like this one, the church has a multi-faceted outreach program, including free afterschool childcare on Wednesdays and early school release days.   Self-described as “A Traditional Church with a Contemporary Vision”, the Linn Presbyterian Church invites people of all ages and spiritual backgrounds to attend its services and events, and participate in its outreach programs.  For more information on any or all of Linn Church’s 175th Anniversary Year events, please call the church office at 262-248-1588 or visit the church website at