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Local faith events: Dec. 9 through Dec. 16

Dec. 2

• Mary Margaret’s Rosary Group – 4 p.m.; also Dec. 15, St. Mary Nativity Church, 706 N. Broadway St., Joliet. Call 815-726-4031.

• Catholics Returning Home – 7:30 to 9 p.m. Mary Immaculate Parish, north wing room A, 15629 S. Route 59, Plainfield. Topic: "The Creed: What Catholics Believe. Registration
requested. Call Deacon Tom O’Connell at 815-230-2241 or visit smip.org.

Dec. 10

• Bible Study – 9:30 a.m., St. Mary Nativity Church, Nativity Room, 706 N. Broadway St., Joliet. Call 815-726-4031.

• 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.

• Families United Overcoming Addiction-Substance Use Disorders – 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Community Christian Church, 24035 Riverwalk Court, Plainfield. In addition, walk-in site for people to meet privately for support and resources is 9:30 a.m. to noon, Wednesdays. Email Sheree Stilwell at shereestilwell@comcast.net.

•  Lewis University Choir Performs Russian Liturgical Music – 7:30 p.m., St. John of Chicago Orthodox Chapel, 112 Church Street, New Lenox. Free. Visit lewisu.edu.

Dec. 11

• 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 1umclockport.org.

• Advent Prayer Lunch – Noon, Joliet Franciscan Center, 1433 Essington Road, Joliet. Presenter: Rev. Jack Welch. $10. RSVP at  85-725-8735

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

• Come as You Are – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Channahon United Methodist Church, 24751 W. Eames St., Channahon. Vespers service. Prayer, music, reflection. For information call 815-467-5275 or visit channahonumc.org.

• Kidz Club – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Channahon United Methodist Church, 24751 W. Eames, Channahon. Preschool to fourth grade. Bible lesson, crafts, games. Light snack. For information call 815-467-5275 or visit channahonumc.org.

Dec. 12

• 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.

• 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 jolietjewishcongregation.com.

• “The Center – 6:30 to 9 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 805 Western Ave., Joliet. Free food, games and hang time for teens. Call or text 815-474-2569, email info@thecenterjoliet.org or visit thecenterjoliet.org or Facebook.com/thecenterjoliet.

• 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.

• Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass – 7 p.m., St. Mary Nativity Church, 706 N. Broadway St., Joliet. Call 815-726-4031

Dec. 13

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

Dec. 14

• Co-Dependents Anonymous – 8 to 9:30 a.m., Channahon United Methodist Church, 24751 W. Eames St., Channahon. 12-step program for healthy relationships. Call Nancy at 708-912-3056.

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

Dec. 15

• Christmas Cantata: "Joy Has Dawned" – 9 and 10:45 a.m., New Lenox United Methodist The church’s chancel choir, a 24-piece live orchestra and liturgical dancers will perform.

• Hebrew and Religious School and Chanukah Party – 9 a.m. to noon, Joliet Jewish Congregation, 250 N. Midland Ave., Joliet. Call 815-741-4600 or visit jolietjewishcongregation.com.

• Rosary for the Holy Souls in Purgatory – 9:40 a.m., St. Mary Nativity Church, 706 N. Broadway St., Joliet. Call 815-726-4031.

• Christmas Musical Benefit Concert – 2 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 401 E. Kahler Road, Wilmington. The community choir, Praise Ringers bell choir and Island City brass quintet will perform both religious and secular arrangements. Benefits Kuzma Care Cottage and Christian Help Association. Refreshments. Call 815-476-5474.

• “Hallelujah, I Believe" – 2 p.m., Dec. 15, St. Patrick Catholic Church, Seneca. The Prairie Singers will perform carols. Free will offering.

• Contemporary Worship Service – 5 p.m.,United Methodist Church, 339 W. Haven Ave., New Lenox. Light dinner served after service. Call 815-485-8271 or visit umcnl.com.

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