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Faith

Local faith events: Nov. 15 to Nov. 22

Nov. 15

• Pray with the Franciscan Friars – 8 a.m. (morning prayer) and 5:30 p.m. (evening prayer) Monday through Friday, St. John the Baptist friary, Joliet. For information, call Brother Ed at 217-316-4335.

• WIC (Women, Infants, & Children) Clinic – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 401 E. Kahler Road, Wilmington. For information, call 815-476-5474.

• Thursday Morning Scripture Reflection at St. Francis Woods – 9 to 10:30 a.m., Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart, 9201 W. St. Francis Road, Frankfort. Every Thursday – except Christmas and New Year's day – to Mother's Day. Registration not required.

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

• 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 www.fbcjoliet.org.

• Wildside – 6 to 7:30 p.m. (seventh and eighth grade) and 7 to 8:30 p.m. (high school), 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.

• Alpha – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Community Christian Church Plainfield, 24035 Riverwalk Court, Plainfield. Last night of the series. Discussion regarding some of the basic teachings of the Christian faith in a warm, friendly, non-judgmental, and informal atmosphere. Any question or comment is welcome. Each Thursday evening involves a meal, a teaching session, and discussion on the topic. Visit https://communitychristian.org/plainfield/alpha-course-plainfield/

• “The Center – 6:30 to 9 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 805 Western Ave., Joliet. Free food, games and hang time. Tonight is a Thanksgiving dinner celebration. For information, call 815-474-2569, email info@thecenterjoliet.org or visit www.thecenterjoliet.org or Facebook.com/thecenterjoliet.

• Thursday Church – 6:30 p.m., The Village Christian Church, 8965 S. Bell Road, Minooka. For information, visit www.thevillagechristianchurch.com.

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

• Book Club – 7 to 8 p.m., Resurrection Lutheran Church, 25050 W Eames St. Channahon
COST & INFO: Carolyn Hilk will lead a discussion on the series "Sensible Shoes" by Sharon Garlough Brown. The series has four books that you can purchase or borrow from the library, available in audible, too. For information, 815-467-6875 or visit www.resurrectionchannahon.org.

Nov. 16

• 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. Must be 18 to play.

• Kids Movie Night and Parents Night Out – 6 to 8 p.m., Channahon United Methodist Church, 24751 W. Eames, Channahon. Craft, game, movie, popcorn and refreshments. Free. Grades six to 12. To register, call 815-467-5275 or visit www.channahonumc.org.

• 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.

• Friday evening services – 7 p.m., Joliet Jewish Congregation, 250 N. Midland Ave., Joliet. Includes prayer and meditation in remembrance of the Pittsburgh Tree of Life Congregation shooting. For information, call 815-741-4600 or visit www.jolietjewishcongregation.com

Nov. 17

• Lockport Women's Club Christmas Crossroads – 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; also 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nov. 18, Lockport Township East Campus, 1333 E. 7th St.,. Lockport. 185 vendors. Email Christmascrossroads@gmail.com.

• 13th Annual St. Nicholas Festival craft and vendor fair – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., St. Jude Parish, 2212 W. McDonough St., Joliet. Bistro open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Crafters, vendors, bake sale, raffles, Avenue of Trees contest. Crafters and Vendors needed. Sponsored by St. Jude Council of Catholic Women. Call Melba at 815-744-9212 or Mary at 815-351-8949.

• St. Anne/St. Ambrose Religious Education – 9 to 10:30 a.m., St. Ambrose Church, 1711 Burry Circle, Crest Hill. For more information, email Sister Mary Francis at sistermaryfrancisw@gmail.com with questions/concerns.

• St. Mary Magdalene Religious Education – St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, 127 S. Briggs St., Joliet. For more information, call the religious education office at 815-727-4600 or the rectory office 815-722-7653.

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

• Bakery & Recycle sale – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Nov. 18, St. Mary Nativity, Nativity Room, 706 N. Broadway, Joliet. Bakery, Assortment, gently used autumn and holiday decor, 50/50 raffle.

• Harvest Saturday Food Drive – Nov. 17. Place food donation in plastic bags outside front door by 11 a.m. Pick-up is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Or drop off at St. Andrew the Apostle, Kingston and Arlington, Romeoville. For information, call 815-886-4165, ext. 301. On Harvest Saturday, call Sherry or Karen from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 815-886-4165, ext 425. For a list of accepted items, visit andrewcc.org/harvest-saturday.

• Confession – 3:15 to 3:45 p.m. Holy Cross Church, 830 Elizabeth St. Joliet. For more information, call 815-726-4031.

• Sacrament of Reconciliation – 3:15 to 3:45 p.m. St. Mary Nativity Church, 706 N. Broadway, Joliet. For more information, call 815-726-4031

• 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.

• Roast Pork and Dressing dinner – 4 to 7 p.m., Elwood Community Church, 101 N. Chicago St., Elwood. $10 (adults) and $5 (Under 12). Carryout available.

Nov. 18

• CCW Bake Sale – 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. Mary Immaculate Parish 15629 S.  Rt. 59 Plainfield. Pies, cakes, cookies, brownies, bread, cupcakes, fruit bars, muffins.

• Rev. Dr. Sally Dyck, Bishop of the Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church will speak – 9 a.m., Channahon UMC, 24751 W. Eames, Channahon. For information, call 815-467-5275 or visit www.channahonumc.org.

Saint Mary Nativity and Holy Cross Faith Formation Program – 9 to 10:15 a.m. For more information contact Nanci at 815-726-4073 or nsmith@stmarynativity.org.

• Hebrew Classes for Adults – Joliet Jewish Congregation, 250 N. Midland Ave., Joliet. Call 815-741-4600 or visit www.jolietjewishcongregation.com.

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

• Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) – 9 a.m.; Sundays through May, St. Mary Nativity, 706 N. Broadway St., Joliet. High school students and adults. To register and for more information, call 815- 726-4031.

• Annual St. Joseph Seniors Christmas Bazaar – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Joseph Park, 700 Theodore St., Joliet. Vendors, crafters bakery sale, refreshments. Strollers welcome.

• Confession (Polish) – 10 to 10:20 a.m., Holy Cross Church, 830 Elizabeth St. Joliet.
For more information, call 815-726-4031.

• Spaghetti Dinner – Channahon United Methodist Church, 24751 W. Eames, Channahon. Carryout begins at 10:30 am and dine-in is from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free will offering. Benefits church mission projects. For information, call 815-467-5275 or visit www.channahonumc.org.

• Learn about the Methodist faith – Four classes starting 1:30 to 3 p.m. Oct. 28, United Methodist Church, 339 W. Haven Ave. New Lenox. For information, contact Pastor Wesley at 815-485-8271 or wesley@umcnl.com.

• Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration – 3 p.m., First Congregational Church of Lockport, 700 E 9th St., Lockport. Participating: Islamic, Jewish, Hindu, Episcopalian, Baptist, United Methodist, Lutheran, United Church of Christ and independent Christians along with others. Accepting non-perishable food items for Fairmont and FISH Food Pantries and monetary donations for the Lockport Resource Center. For more information, call 815.838.2091.

• 22nd Annual Thanksgiving Dinner registration deadline – Event is noon, Nov. 22, Peace Lutheran Church, 1900 E. Lincoln Highway, New Lenox. Turkey with all the traditional trimmings. For anyone who wants to spend the holiday with others, whether you are alone, in need, new to the area or want to meet others. Free. Call 815-485-5327 or email peacechurch@peacenewlenox.org.

Nov. 19

• 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.

• Bible Study –7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Romeoville Recreational Center, Bodine Room, 900 W. Romeo Road, Romeoville. Hosted by: Maranatha Christian Center. For more information, call 708-524-2122.

• Presentation on Inactive Catholics – 7:30 to 9 p.m., St. Mary Immaculate Parish, Plainfield. First part of five-weeks series "Catholics Returning Home." Preregistration is requested but not required. For more information, call 815-436-2651 or visit www.smip.org.

Nov. 20

• 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.

• Celebrate Recovery – 6 p.m., Restoration Christian Church, 114 Channahon St., Shorewood. Bible-based teachings and music. Men and women in separate groups. Free and open to the public. For information, call Mike Vollmer at 815-545-6522 or visit rccnow.org.

• Community Thanksgiving Service – 6:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 805 Western Ave., Joliet.  Westminster Presbyterian Church, Faith Lutheran Church, the Joliet Jewish Congregation, St. John Missionary Baptist Church, and First Presbyterian Church join together. Rev. Jana Howson will give the message. Dessert following.

• Community Thanksgiving Service – 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 401 East Kahler Road, Wilmington. Local church pastors, community choir, Praise Ringers Bell Choir, refreshments. For information, call 815-476-5474.

• 12 Step Recovery Bible Study – 7 to 8:30 p.m., Community Christian Church, 24035 Riverwalk Court, Plainfield. For more information, email John Mailhiot at jm@miatt.net.

• Families United Overcoming Addiction – 7 to 8:30 p.m., Community Christian Church, 24035 Riverwalk Court, Plainfield. For more information, email Sheree Stilwell at shereestilwell@comcast.net.

• Praise Ringers Bell Choir – 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 401 East Kahler Road, Wilmington. Bell ringers needed. For information, call 815-476-5474.

Nov. 21

• Grief Support Group – 10 to 11:30 a.m. or 6:30 to 8 p.m., Wednesdays, through Nov 28. St. Mary Nativity Catholic Church, Nativity Room, 706 N. Broadway, Joliet. All topics discussed are confidential. For more information, call Patricia Weiskop at 815-723-7141.

• 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.

• Kidz Club – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Channahon United Methodist Church, 24751 W. Eames, Channahon. Preschool to fourth grade. Learn about Christian values through music, art, science, storytelling, drama, games, cooking and videos. Light snack. For information call 815-467-5275 or visit www.channahonumc.org.

• Youth Small Group Ministry – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Channahon United Methodist Church, 24751 W. Eames, Channahon. Grades five through 12. Fellowship and discussion. For information, call 815-467-5275 or visit www.channahonumc.org

Nov. 22

• Mass of Thanksgiving – 9 a.m., St. Mary Nativity, 706 N. Broadway St., Joliet

• Thanksgiving Day Mass – 9 a.m.; also Nov. 23, St. Mary Immaculate Parish 15629 S. Rt. 59, Plainfield. No 7:30 a.m. Mass.

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