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Local faith events July 5 through July 12

July 5

• Pray with the Franciscan Friars – 8 a.m. (morning prayer) and 6:30 p.m. (evening prayer) Monday through Friday, St. John the Baptist friary, Joliet. For information, call Brother Ed at 217-316-4335.

• Lunch and Learn – Noon to 1:30 p.m.; also July 12, Joliet Jewish Congregation, 
250 N. Midland Ave., Joliet. Torah study. $5. RSVP at 815-741-4600. Visit

• Midweek Connections with Pastor Randy – 1:30 to 2 p.m.; also July 12, Families of Faith, 24466 W. Eames St., Channahon. Good old-fashioned Bible preaching, music from a hymnal and fellowship and snacks after service. For information, call
815-467-6846 or visit

• C3 Martial Arts Classes – 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Judson Memorial Church campus, 2800 Black Road, Joliet. Christ Centered Combat (C3) is a martial arts, self-defense class for those ages 7 and older. First two classes are free. Call 815-342-3538 or visit

• Wildside – 6 to 7:30 p.m. (seventh and eighth grade) and 7 to 8:30 p.m. (high school). Also July 12, United Methodist Church of New Lenox, 339 W. Haven Ave., New Lenox. Food, fun and fellowship. Grades 3 to 6. For information, call 815-485-8271.

• “The Center – 6:30 to 9 p.m.; also July 12, First Presbyterian Church, 805 Western Ave., Joliet. Free food, games, hang time.  Jason Villiaros's topic will be "Welcome Home." For information, call 815-474-2569, email or visit or

• Thursday Church – 6:30 p.m.; also July 12, The Village Christian Church, 8965 S. Bell Road, Minooka. For more information, visit

• Family night – 6:45 to 8 p.m.; also July 5,, Crystal Lawns Church of the Nazarene, 2424 Caton Farm Road, Joliet. For information, call 815-436-3380.

• Theology on Tap – 7 p.m., Fox's Restaurant, 14206 S Route 30, Plainfield. Hosted FIAT and by St. Mary Immaculate Parish. Speaker: Rebecca Siar. “Topic: Adulting as a Catholic." Ages 18 to 39. Call 815-436-2651 or visit

July 6

• 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.

• Freedom for Revival Conference – 6:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. July 7, Legacy Vineyard Church Lockport 315 E 11th St., Lockport. For information and tickets, visit

• Elyse Fitzpatrick: How to Delight in God's Word – 7 to 9:30 p.m; and 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. July 7, Grace Pointe Plainfield, 14210 S. Route 30, Plainfield. For information, call 815-556-8364 or visit

July 7

• First Saturday Devotion/Rosary – after 7:30 a.m., St. Mary Immaculate Parish, 15629 S. Route4 59 Plainfield. For information, call 815-436-2651 or visit

• First Saturday Devotion Prayers – 9 a.m., Church of St Jude, 2212 McDonough St., Joliet. All welcome.

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

• Confession – 3:30 to 4:15 p.m., St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 710 W. Marion St., Joliet. For information, call 815-727-4746.-329-8773.

July 9

• Vacation Bible School – 9 a.m.,United Methodist Church of New Lenox, 339 W Haven Ave, New Lenox. For information, call 815-485-8271

• Vacation Bible School – 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., through July 13, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1015 Winthrop Ave., Joliet. Preschool through seventh grade. For information, call 815-725-6687.

• Rolling River Rampage VBS – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., through July 12, Plainfield United Methodist Church 15114 S Illinois St., Plainfield. Free. Ages 3 through eighth grade. For information, call 815-436-9651 or email to

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

• Summer Prayer Luncheon registration deadline – Event is noon, July 11, Joliet Franciscan Center, 1433 Essington Road in Joliet. Sister Judith Diltz will speak about prayer. Men and women welcome. $10. RSVP by July 9 at 815-725-8735

July 10

• 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.

July 12

Free Senior Citizen Health Fair – 9 a.m. to noon, Mary Immaculate Parish 15629 S. Rt. 59 Plainfield.  refreshments, health screenings and door prizes. No registration necessary.
Mobile shredding truck available 9 to 11 a.m. in the southeast corner of the parish parking. May bring up to two bags/boxes of sensitive documents to be securely shredded. Hosted by State Rep. Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield). For information, call 815-254-0000.

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