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Faith

Local faith events: Dec. 13 to Dec. 20

Upcoming:

• Christmas Bake Sale – 10 a.m. to noon, St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, 1000 Barber Lane, Joliet. Potica, assorted cookie trays, nut cups, rozhki, apricot stars, Russian tea cakes, cakes made to order, poppyseed rolls. To order, call Cindy at 815-409-2047.

Dec. 13

• 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.

• 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.; also Dec. 20, 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); also Dec. 20, 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 Dec. 20, First Presbyterian Church, 805 Western Ave., Joliet. Free food, games and hang time. 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.; also Dec. 20, The Village Christian Church, 8965 S. Bell Road, Minooka. For information, visit www.thevillagechristianchurch.com.

• Family night – 6:45 to 8 p.m.; also Dec. 20, Crystal Lawns Church of the Nazarene, 2424 Caton Farm Road, Joliet. For information, call 815-436-3380.

Dec. 14

• 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.

• 2018 Vigils to #EndGunViolence – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Universalist Unitarian Church, 3401 W. Jefferson St., Joliet. For information, visit www.newtownwfoundation.org.

•  Shabbat Services – 7:30 p.m., Joliet Jewish Congregation, 250 N. Midland Ave., Joliet. For information, call 815-741-4600 or visit www.jolietjewishcongregation.com.

Dec. 15

• Confession – 8 a.m., St. Mary Immaculate Parish 15629 S. Rt. 59 Plainfield.

• Cookies by the Pound – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 1000 S. Washington, Lockport. Homemade cookies/ $7 per pound. For more information, call 815-838-1017.

• 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.

• Shabbat Services and Torah Dedication – 9:30 a.m., Joliet Jewish Congregation, 250 N. Midland Ave., Joliet. Call 815-741-4600 or visit www.jolietjewishcongregation.com.

• "Beyond the Nutcracker:" 2 and 7 p.m., Dec. 15 and 3 p.m., Dec. 16, Lincoln Way West High School Performing Arts Center, New Lenox. Christian variation of the famous ballet: Emma goes on a magical adventure from World War II London to the very first Christmas. Features 150 local cast members and custom-designed costumes and sets. Tickets are $18 for adults, and $10 for children 12 and under. Purchase at ballet58.org or by calling 708-329-8773.

• Confession – 2 to 5:30 p.m, St. Mary Immaculate Parish 15629 S. Rt. 59 Plainfield

• 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.

• “A Christmas Gift” concert – 3:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 805 Western Ave., Joliet. Choir, handbells, strings, instruments, carol sing. Variety show format. Free. Nursery care provided. For more information, call 815-727-9259 or visit www.firstpresjoliet.org.

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

• Community Christmas Event with Santa – 4 to 6 p.m., Hope United Methodist Church, 2506 Caton Farm Road, Joliet. Hot cocoa, decorating cookies, Christmas crafts, writing letters to Santa, pictures with Santa. Free.

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

• Shortest Day/Longest Hour (Blue Christmas) Service – 5 p.m. Peace Lutheran Church, 1900 E. Lincoln Highway, New Lenox. For anyone with any kind of loss (death, divorce, job, etc). For more information, call 815-485-5327.

• Southwest Community Concert Band – 5 p.m., United Methodist Church, 339. W Haven Ave., New Lenox. Holiday favorites, including a sing-along medley of carols the sanctuary. Admission is free with a canned food donation to the Orland Township Food Pantry. Pre-concert music begins at 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 815-485-8271.

• Christmas Moments – 5:30 p.m.and 8 a.m. Dec. 16, Minooka Bible Church, 412 N Wabena Ave. Minooka. See and hear of the redeeming hope of Christ this Christmas season through story and song. Call 815-467-2205 or visit minookabible.org.

• Hope! A Gospel Celebration – 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 200 E Jackson St. Morris. Joel Raney brings his rhythmic gospel-style arrangements to a Christmas cantata. The beloved story unfolds through six compelling anthems for SATB voices and scripture. Call 815-942-1871 or visit firstpresmorris.org.

• “The Mystery of the Manger – It’s the Gospel Truth!” – 6 p.m., Coal City United Methodist Church, 6805 E. McArdle Road, Coal City. Children's Christmas musical. Cooking decorating party for families follows the program.

Dec. 16

• Seeking Christmas: Peace – Worship services at 8 and 10:30 a.m., Coal City United Methodist Church, 6805 E. McArdle Road. Coal City.

• Open House – After 9 a.m. Mass, St. Francis Woods, 9201 W. St. Francis Road, Frankfort. Tour of motherhouse decorated for the holidays, refreshments. Free. All welcome.

• 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.

• Sunday School and Adult Bible Study – 9 a.m., First United Methodist Church, 1000 S. Washington, Lockport. For more information, call 815-838-1017 or visit www.1umclockport.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

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

• "Make a Joyful Noise to the Lord" cantata – 10:30 a.m., Grace United Methodist Church, 1718 Avalon Ave., Joliet. Presented by the chancel choir. Director is Karen Hewitson. Accompanist is Kevin McOlgan.

Chili Cook-off – Noon to 3 p.m., St. Paul the Apostle School. $10 or $5 for kids 12 and under. Benefits school's drama club. For tickets, contact Jenny Jasper at jjasper76@icloud.com.

• Reconciliation Services (Polish) – 2 to 4 p.m., Holy Cross Church, 830 Elizabeth St., Joliet. For more information, call 815-726-4031.

• Reconciliation Services – 2 to 4 p.m., St. Mary Nativity, 706 N. Broadway, Joliet. For more information, call 815-726-4031.

• The Living Nativity – 4 to 7 p.m., United Methodist Church, 339 W. Haven Ave., New Lenox. Drive through the grounds to experience a retelling of Christ's birth. Come inside for refreshments, communion, music. For more information, call 815-485-8271.

• “What Sweeter Music - A Festival of Carols” – 7 p.m., Coal City United Methodist Church, 6805 E. McArdle Road. Coal City. Christmas cantata by a community choir of over 50 voices.

• “What Sweeter Music - A Festival of Carols” – 7 p.m., Coal City United Methodist Church, 6805 E. McArdle Road. Coal City. Christmas cantata by a community choir of over 50 voices.

Dec. 17

• 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.

• Monday Night Bible Class – 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 1000 S. Washington, Lockport. For more information, call 815-838-1017 or visit www.1umclockport.org.

• 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.

• The Creed: What Catholics Believe – 7:30 to 9 p.m., St. Mary Immaculate Parish, Plainfield. Fourth 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.

Dec. 18

• 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.

• "The Legend of St. Nicholas" – 6 p.m ., St. Joseph Catholic Church, 416 N. Chicago St., Joliet. Actor Terry Lynch brings his one-man production on the beloved bishop of Myra. Free. All ages. For more information, call Cherie Gimbel at 815-727-9378.

• 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.

• Simbang Gabi Mass – 7:30 p.m., St Mary Immaculate Parish, 15629 S. Route 59, Plainfield. Celebrant: Bishop Daniel Conlon. Fellowship follows. Free will donations accepted, food or money. For information, call Remy at 815-254-8445.

Dec. 19

• Circle of Love – 9 a.m. to noon, First United Methodist Church, 1000 S. Washington, Lockport. Provides diapers and feminine hygiene products which cannot be purchased through the government assistance program.  For more information, call 815-838-1017 or visit www.1umclockport.org.

• 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

• "The Longest Night Hope and Healing Service – 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 401 East Kahler Road, Wilmington. For information, call 815-476-5474.

Dec. 20

• A Village Christmas – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20, 5 p.m. Dec. 22, and 9:30 and 11 a.m. Dec. 23, The Village Christian Church, 8965 S. Bell Road, Minooka. Refreshments follow service. For information, call 815-467-2265 or visit www.thevillagechristianchurch.com.


 

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