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Faith

Local faith events: Sept. 14 through Sept. 21

ONGOING

• “Catholic Central” – New web series by Family Theater Productions in Hollywood offers entertaining and authoritative answers to questions about Catholic thought, spirituality and practice. The first collection of short videos will be released Sept. 15 on 
www.FamilyTheater.org.

• Choir members wanted – For Mokena United Methodist Church. Choir practice is at 7:30 p.m., Mokena UMC, 10901 W. LaPorte Road, Mokena. Attend weekly practices on Wednesdays and sing at 10:15 a.m. Sunday worship. May join anytime. Call the church office at 708-479-1110.

• Crafters and vendors sought – For Grace Bible Church/ Minooka's Craft & Vendor Show on Nov 11. $20 per space. For registration and information contact office@gracewired.net
815-467-2100.

• Crafters and vendors sought – For Red Sled Holiday Bazaar on Oct. 14, Channahon United Methodist Church. $25 a space. Registration deadline is Sept. 30. Forms available at www.channahonumc.org. For information, call the church office at 815-467-5275 or email office@channahonumc.org.

• Grace United Methodist Church fall schedule – Worship services are 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday School is 9 a.m. Classes for age 4 through high school, nursery for younger children. Adult classes include a discussion group, Bible study, Methodist awareness, and a class for adults with special needs. Visitors and new members welcome. For information, call 815-725-7632. For Sunday School forms, email Michelle at graceyouth1@comcast.net

• Musical opportunities at United Methodist Church of New Lenox – Vocal choirs, bell choirs or praise team. Children, teens and adults. Rehearsals on Wednesday or Thursday evenings. Contact Mike Weirman about vocal and bell choirs and Tom Burns about the praise team. Call 815-485-8271.

• Sacraments – For children in third through eighth grade who haven’t received baptism, Holy Communion or reconciliation. For information, contact Nanci Smith of St. Mary Nativity at 815-726-4073 or nsmith@stmarynativity.org.

• St. Mary Immaculate Home & School Craft Fair – Accepting vendors for the
Nov. 4 event. First come, first served. Handmade items only. For information and an application, contact Abby LeRoy at 815-556-8279 or abbyjleroy@gmail.com.

UPCOMING

• 2nd Annual Pints and Pork Challenge – 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 30, St. Joseph’s Parish, 255 W. North St., Manhattan. Craft breweries, barbecue; attendees sample and vote on favorites. Bags, 50/50 raffle, bonfire pits, music by acoustic singer/songwriter Casey Moss. $40 (advance) and $45 (at door). Benefits St. Joseph Parish. For tickets and information, visit www.PintsandPork.com.

• 4th Annual "Nite at the Races" – Event is Oct. 14, Gardner American Legion Hall, 426 Industry Ave., Gardner. Doors open 6 p.m. First race begins at 7 p.m. $10 at door. 21 and up only. Proceeds benefit parish hall renovations.

• 20th annual St. Mary Immaculate Golf Outing – Sept. 22, Bolingbrook Golf Club, Bolingbrook. Lunch, golf, cocktails, dinner, raffles and prizes. For information and sponsorships, visit smigolf.org.

• Crafters and vendors sought for Holiday House Craft/Vendor Show – Nov. 18, Grace United Methodist Church, Joliet. Registration deadline is Nov. 10. For registration or information, email Michelle at graceyouth1@comcast.net.

• Crafters and vendors sought for Red Sled Holiday Bazaar – Oct. 14, Channahon United Methodist Church. $25 a space. Registration deadline is Sept. 30. Registration forms at www.channahonumc.org. For information, call the church office at 815-467-5275 or email office@channahonumc.org.

• Creation Retreat at Starved Rock: Centered on St. Francis of Assisi – 9 a.m. Oct. 5. Leave from St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 404. N. Hickory St., Joliet. $35. Includes motor coach and breakfast. Self-pay for lunch. For information, call Brother Ed at 217-316-4335.

Sept. 14

• Exaltation of the Holy Cross Rosary Walk – 10 a.m., Holy Cross Cemetery, Theodore.

• Lunch and Learn – Noon to 1:30 p.m.; also Sept. 21, Joliet Jewish Congregation, 250 N. Midland Ave., Joliet. Torah study. $5. RSVP at 815-741-4600. Visit www.jolietjewishcongregation.com.

• Wildside – 6 to 7:30 p.m. (seventh and eighth grade) and 7 to 8:30 p.m. (high school); also Sept. 21, United Methodist Church of New Lenox, 339 W. Haven Ave., New Lenox. Food, fun and fellowship. Grades three to six. For information, call 815-485-8271.

• “The Center” – 6:30 to 9 p.m.; also Sept. 21, The Hub, 1303 Schoolhouse Road, No. 3, New Lenox. Free food, games, hang time, music and inspirational talk for teens.
Sept. 14 topic: “Wisdom.” Presenter: Jay Peters. Sept. 21 is worship night with The Center band. For information, call 815-474-2569, email info@thecenteryouth.org or visit www.thecenteryouth.org, or facebook.com/cycteennight.

• Family night – 6:45 to 8 p.m.; also Sept. 21, Crystal Lawns Church of the Nazarene, 2424 Caton Farm Road, Joliet. For information, call 815-436-3380.

Sept. 15

• Women’s Bible Study – 9:30 a.m., United Methodist Church, 339 W. Haven Ave., New Lenox. For information, call 815-485-8271.

• Fish fry – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Knights of Columbus Council 4400, 1813 Cass St., Joliet. Fish, chicken and shrimp. Carryout. Call 815-723-3827.

• Bingo – Doors open at 4 p.m. Cards begin at 6 p.m., St. Mary Nativity School, 702 N. Broadway St., Joliet.

• Dairy Potluck & Friday Evening Services – 6 p.m., Joliet Jewish Congregation, 250 N. Midland Ave., Joliet. RSVP at 815-741-4600. For information, visit www.jolietjewishcongregation.com.

• Support Military Men and Women – 6 p.m., St. Mary Immaculate Adoration Chapel, 15629 S. Route 59, Plainfield. An hour of silent prayer. For information, contact Maria Prekop at maria.prekop@navigant.com or 312-259-6851.

Sept. 16

• Yard Sale & Bake Sale – 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Hope United Methodist Church, 2506 Caton Farm Road, Joliet. For information, call 815-436-2009.

• “Grandpa’s Attic” flea market – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. United Methodist Church of New Lenox campgrounds,  339 W. Haven Ave., New Lenox. Rain date is 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 17. For more information, call 815-485-8271, ext. 53.

• Saturday services – 9 a.m., Joliet Jewish Congregation, 250 N. Midland Ave., Joliet. Call 815-741-4600 or visit www.jolietjewishcongregation.com.

• Dellwood Block Party – 1 to 6 p.m., Dellwood Park, Lockport. Activities for kids at 1 p.m. Other programming begins 2:30 p.m. Music and dance will fill the afternoon from the band shell. Ha Ha Men perform at 4:30 p.m. Headliner Renew Movement will close out the event. For information, visit hahamenimprov.wixsite.com or thesozogroup.org/block-party-17/.

Muslim community's Plainfield Community Center open house – 1 to 3 p.m.,  St. Mary Immaculate Parish, Cana Hall, 15629 S. Rt. 59, Plainfield. Light refreshments. Public welcome.

• Confession – 3:30 to 4:15 p.m., St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 710 W. Marion St., Joliet. For information, call 815-727-4746.

• Fish fry – 4 to 8 p.m., Knights of Columbus Council 4400, 1813 E. Cass St., Joliet. Carryout. Call 815-723-3827.

Sept. 17

• Breakfast Buffet – 8 to 11 a.m., Knights of Columbus Council #382, 100 S. 129th Infantry Drive, Joliet. $8 (adult) and $5 (ages 6 to 12). Children 5 and under are free.

• Catholic High School Information Fair – 8:30 to noon, St. Mary Immaculate Parish School, 15629 S. Rt. 59 Plainfield. Aurora Central Catholic High School, Benet Academy (Lisle), Joliet Catholic Academy, Francis High School (Wheaton), Marmion Academy (Aurora), Montini Catholic High School (Lombard), Nazareth Academy High School (LaGrange Park), Providence Catholic High School (New Lenox), Rosary High School (Aurora). For information, call 815-436-2651.

• Experience Youth Group – Worship is at 8:45 a.m. Discussion is from 10:20 a.m., United Methodist Church, 339 W. Haven Ave., New Lenox. Meet in narthex. For information, call 815-485-8271.

• Rosary for the Holy Souls in Purgatory – 9:40 a.m., St. Mary Nativity Church, 706 N. Broadway St., Joliet.

• Sunday School – 10 a.m., Joliet Jewish Congregation, 250 N. Midland Ave., Joliet. Call 815-741-4600 or visit www.jolietjewishcongregation.com.

• Kever Avot – 1 p.m., Mount Moriah Cemetery, Joliet. A visit to the cemetery prior to the holidays. For more information, call Joliet Jewish Congregation at 815-741-4600.

• Lockport area CROP Hunger Walk – Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. and step-off is at 2 p.m. Dellwood Park, Lockport. Begins at the band shell. Proceeds benefit Lockport FISH Food Pantry and Church World Service. Free to participate. Each walker encouraged to raise $100 in donations. For information, contact Sandra Rutter at 815-838-4040 or sandrarutter53@yahoo.com.

• Cool Christians Club – 5 to 6:30 p.m., United Methodist Church of New Lenox, 339 W. Haven Ave., New Lenox. Food, fun and fellowship. Grades three to six. For information, call 815-485-8271.

Sept. 18

• Chapel Bible study – 7 p.m., United Methodist Church of New Lenox, 339 W. Haven Ave., New Lenox. New members encouraged. For current topic and information, call 815-485-8271.

• Michael Johnston’s Bible Study Group – 7 p.m., United Methodist Church, 339 W. Haven Ave., New Lenox. For current topic and information, call 815-485-8271.

Sept. 19

• Bible study – 9:30 a.m., St. Mary Nativity, Nativity Room, 706 N. Broadway St., Joliet. Book of Genesis. For information, call Denise Adelmann at 815-838-0337.

• DivorceCare – 6:30 p.m., United Methodist Church in New Lenox. For those going through or struggling with divorce. This is a Bible-based support group that uses both videos and discussion. For information, call 815-485-8271.

Sept. 20

• Confession – 3 to 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 710 W. Marion St., Joliet. For information, call 815-727-4746.

• AWANA – 6:15 p.m., Parker Road Bible Church, 18512 Parker Road, Mokena. Kids learn Bible verses, sing songs and play games. For information, call 708-463-1125.

Sept. 21

Rosh Hashanah – 9 a.m.; also Sept. 22, Joliet Jewish Congregation, 250 N. Midland Ave., Joliet. Call 815-741-4600 or visit www.jolietjewishcongregation.com.

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