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Faith Local faith events July 12 through July 19

July 12

• Free summer camp for kids – 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. through July 20, Hope United Methodist Church, 2506 Caton Farm Road, Joliet. Kindergarten through grade six. To register, call 815-436-2209 or contact Pastor Linny at 847-274-0095.

• 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.

• Free Senior Citizen Health Fair – 9 a.m. to noon, St. Mary Immaculate Parish, 15629 S. Route 59, Plainfield. Refreshments, health screenings and door prizes. No registration necessary. Mobile shredding truck available from 9 to 11 a.m. in the southeast corner of the parish parking lot. 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.

• Lunch and Learn – Noon to 1:30 p.m.; also July 19, 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 19, 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). 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 19, First Presbyterian Church, 805 Western Ave., Joliet. Free food, games and hang time.  For information, call 815-474-2569, email or visit or

• Thursday Church – 6:30 p.m.; also July 19, The Village Christian Church, 8965 S. Bell Road, Minooka. For information, visit

• Family night – 6:45 to 8 p.m.; also July 19, Crystal Lawns Church of the Nazarene, 2424 Caton Farm Road, Joliet. For information, call 815-436-3380.

July 13

• 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.

July 14

• Lighthouse Vacation Bible School –
9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Creekside Elementary School, 13909 S. Budler Road, Plainfield. To register and for information, visit

• 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.

July 15

• Holy Cross Parish Picnic – Noon to
9 p.m., St. Joseph Park, Theodore Street and Raynor Avenue, Joliet. The Gora Band is from noon to 4 p.m. Charlie the Clown and face painting is from 1 to 3 p.m. Tony Blazonczyk New Phase is from 5 to 9 p.m. Bingo. Polish food. Car show. For information, call 815-726-40318.

• “Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus” Vacation Bible School – 6 to 8:30 p.m., through July 19, Channahon United Methodist Church, 24751 W. Eames St., Channahon. Ages 3 through fifth grade. Free. To register, visit For information email or call 815-467-5275, ext 11.

July 16

• Kingdom Quest Vacation Bible School – 9:30 a.m. to noon, Judson Memorial Baptist Church, 2800 Black Road, Joliet. Preschool through fifth grade. Free. For information, visit

• “Camp Moose on the Loose” Vacation Bible School – 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Phelan Acres Bible Church, 26009 Willow Lane, Wilmington. To register or for information, call 815-476-7818 or visit

• 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.

July 17

• 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 18

• 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.

• Sounds of Summer Free Concert Series – 6:30 p.m.,  First Presbyterian Church,
805 Western Ave., Joliet. Features Matthew Miller Band. Jazz-influenced spirituals, standards. Freewill offering benefits First Presbyterian’s Feed My Starving Children MobilePack Event this fall. For information, visit or call 815-727-9259.

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