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Faith

Local faith events Oct. 11 through Oct.18

Upcoming

• 150th Celebration – Event is 5 p.m. Oct. 27, Mokena United Methodist Church, 10901 LaPorte Road, Mokena. To RSVP, call the church at 708-479-1110 and leave your
name, the number of people who will be attending and a phone number.

• Donations needed by Oct. 19 – St Mary Nativity students will pack bags for the Child Life Center. Donations of silly putty or play-doh, crayons, coloring books or puzzle books, bubbles, and decorative Band-Aids. needed. Drop off at 702 N. Broadway at., Joliet. For information, call 815-722-8518

• Feed My Starving Children MobilePack registration – First Presbyterian Church, 805 Western Ave., Joliet. There is one shift on Friday, Nov. 2, and 3 shifts on Saturday, Nov. 3. Community clubs, sports teams, dance groups, scouts, etc. are encouraged to sign up as a group. To register, visit www.firstpresjoliet.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.

Oct.11

• 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.

• Second-Hand Sale – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; also 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oct. 12, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Clara and Winthrop Streets, Joliet.

• Thursday Morning Scripture Reflection at St. Francis Woods – 9 to 10:30 a.m.; also Oct. 18, 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 Oct.18, Joliet Jewish Congregation, 
250 N. Midland Ave., Joliet. Torah study. $5. RSVP at 815-741-4600. Visit www.jolietjewishcongregation.com.

• Midweek Connections with Pastor Randy – 1:30 to 2 p.m.; also Oct.18, 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 fofmin.org.

• 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 Oct.18, 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. Each Thursday through Nov. 15. 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.; also Oct.18, 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 Oct. 18, The Village Christian Church, 8965 S. Bell Road, Minooka. For information, visit www.thevillagechristianchurch.com.

• Family night – 6:45 to 8 p.m.; also Oct.18, Crystal Lawns Church of the Nazarene, 2424 Caton Farm Road, Joliet. For information, call 815-436-3380.

Oct. 12

• 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.

• Annual Trunk or Treat – 5 to 8 p.m., St. Mary Immaculate Parish, 15629 S. Rt. 59 Plainfield. $5 per person or $20 per family. Costumes encouraged.

• Friday evening services – 7 p.m., Joliet Jewish Congregation, 250 N. Midland Ave., Joliet. For information, visit www.jolietjewishcongregation.com.

Oct. 13

• 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.

• Craft and Vendor Fair – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 508 N. Cedar Road
New Lenox. Free admission. Visit www.trinitynewlenox.org.

• That’s Amore Craft and Vendor Fair – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Channahon United Methodist Church, 24751 W. Eames, Channahon. Suggested donation $1 and lunch for sale. Call 815-467-5275 or email office@channahonumc.org.

• 2018 Public Square Rosary Crusade – Noon, St. Mary Immaculate Parish 15629 S. Rt. 59 Plainfield. For more information, contact Deacon Tom O’Connell at 815-230-2241.

• 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.

• 2018 Grecian Fall Festival – 4 to 9 p.m.; also noon to 8 p.m., Oct. 14, All Saints Greek Orthodox Church, 102 N. N. Broadway, Joliet. Carryout available.

• Pork Roast Dinner – 4 to 7 p.m., First Methodist Church, 401 E. Kahler Road, Wilmington. Carryout available. Also silent auction for Our Caring Closet

Oct. 14

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.

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

• Healing Prayer Service – 1:30 p.m., St. Mary Immaculate Parish, 15629 S. Route 59, Plainfield. For information, call 815-436-2651.

• Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary – 6 p.m. (meal) and 7 p.m. (meeting), St. Mary Immaculate Parish, grey house at the NW corner of the parking lot, Plainfield. For information, contact Annemarie Burns 815-254-9878 or annemariejb@gmail.com.

• Knights of Columbus Good Shepherd Council 5573 meeting – 6 p.m. (light supper), 7 p.m. (business meeting). For information, contact GKRich Blaszak 815-254-7078 or blaszak@sbcglobal.net.

Oct. 15

• 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.

• 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.

Oct. 16

 New Mass Schedule – St. Bernard Catholic Church, Sterling Ave. and High St., Joliet Starting today, weekday Masses will be celebrated at 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Saturday vigil Mall will be offered at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday Mass at 9 a.m. For more information, call 815-726-4474.

• 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.

• 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.

Oct. 17

• 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.

• Alzheimer’s: Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behavior – 1 to 2:30 p.m., Channahon United Methodist Church, 24751 W. Eames. A speaker from the Illinois Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will explain how to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers and learn strategies to help intervene in behavioral issues. To register, call 815-467-5275.

• 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

• Chancel Choir Practice – 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 401 East Kahler Road, Wilmington. Voices needed. For information, call 815-476-5474.

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