Religion calendar April 12, 2013
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Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church Retreat. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Sponsored by Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Champaign. Led by the Rev. Amy Ziettlow. Learning materials furnished. To register, call 351-1732.
Chosen For Life: Mercy For The Orphan Conference. 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, First Christian Church, 3601 S. Staley Road, C. Registration, 8:30 a.m. Orphan care and adoption conference. Keynote speaker: Daniel Bennett, pastor, father, author of "A Passion for the Fatherless: Developing a God-Centered Ministry to Orphans" and orphan advocate. For those who have adopted or fostered, or are considering either of these, or wanting to get involved. Free. Register at http://www.chosen-fcc.org/#!conference. 898-7616.
Performances by Matthew Moore. 10 a.m. service and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 108 E. Church St., Gifford. Two 45-minute performances by Moore, professional actor, director and educator, will present "King David," 10 a.m., and "John's Gospel," 1:30 p.m. All are welcome. 568-7196.
Bethel AME 150th anniversary service and banquet. April 28, Champaign.The Rev. Tyson J. Parks, presiding elder of the North District of the Illinois Annual Conference, will speak, 10:45 a.m. service at the church, 401 E. Park St., C. Anniversary banquet, 4 p.m. at Hawthorn Suites, 101 Trade Center Drive, C. Speaker: Right Reverend John R. Bryant, senior bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and Presiding Prelate of the 4th Episcopal District. Ollie Watts Davis, guest vocalist. Tickets $35, adults; $11, children. 840-3167.
Spring rummage sale. Continues8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Trinity Lutheran Church, 701 E. Florida Ave., U. Bag sale on Saturday.
Ninth Annual Festival of Quilts. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Saturday, Cunningham Children's Home — Spiritual Life Center, 1301 N. Cunningham Ave., U. A special tradition at the home since 1895, every young person that comes to Cunningham is given a handmade quilt. Admission $5. All proceeds benefit Cunningham children and youths. 367-3728.
Huge annual rummage sale. 5 to 7:30 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Urbana First United Methodist Church, 304 S. Race St. Something for everyone. Food available. Entry fee $2. 367-8384.
Fish fry. 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Georgetown First Church of Christ Ministry Center, Main Street. Sponsored by the church's concert committee to support the "Rush of Fools" concert at the Georgetown Fair. Meal consists of choice of fish or chicken, baked beans, cole slaw and pie for dessert. Beverages available. Free-will donation. Also, a silent auction during this event. 662-2106.
'Spell Your SOLE Out' Team Spelling Bee. 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Soma Ultralounge, 320 N. Neil St., C. Hosted by Community United Church of Christ. Teams of at least three adults compete for first and second place. CUCC is actively recruiting teams for the Spelling Bee. Fundraiser to help support a team from Champaign-Urbana to go to Jamaica with Soles 4 Souls to give shoes to people in need. Team entry (contribution) fee, $99. Sponsor a team by making a donation. Sponsorship levels at http://www.community-ucc.org/missions. Spectator passes $10. 840-6483, 714-9661, http://www.community-ucc.org/missions.
— Catholic Charities' Tolono Food Pantry. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Monday (excluding holidays) at St. Patrick Catholic Church's east entrance; 212 E. Washington St., Tolono. May come once per calendar month. Just need to be 18 or older and show a photo ID. No location restrictions. 689-1427.
— Wesley Evening Food Pantry. 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, parking entrance on Matthews, south of Green. Door on Goodwin south of Green, Urbana. Monthly food distribution for households below 200 percent of the federal poverty level. Order of food distribution is random; no need to arrive early. http://www.wesleypantry.org, 344-1120.
— St. Luke's Food Pantry. 10 a.m. to noon April 20, St. Luke CME Church, 809 N. Fifth St., C. 356-4922.
— Broadlands Spring Into Action 5K Run/Walk. 9 a.m. May 4, Broadlands Park, Main Street. Registration, 8 a.m. All proceeds go to Eastern Illinois Foodbank. Fee: $20 before April 20, includes T-shirt; $25 after April 20 (no guarantee of T-shirt on race day). Entry forms may be dropped off at or mailed to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 390 County Road 2400 E., Broadlands IL, 61816; checks made payable to Immanuel Lutheran Church.
Organ recital series. Noon to 12:30 p.m. Thursdays, through April 25, Chapel of St. John the Divine, 1011 S. Wright St., C. The April 18 luncheon recital features Michael Keeley. Free-will offering. 344-1924.
'Godspell, Jr.' 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 1101 N. Vermilion St., Danville. The North Ridge Middle School Theater Company's production. Doors open, 6 p.m. Free. 442-2915.
Choral and organ concert. 3 p.m. April 21, Trinity Lutheran Evangelical Church, 824 E. Main St., Danville. Organist Dave Schroeder will perform several solo compositions, as well as lead Trinity's choir in singing favorite pieces from the each season of the church year. Guests are invited to sing along during selected hymns. A cake and punch reception will follow. One of the events observing the church's 150-year milestone. 446-4300.
Faith in Action.' Friday Forum Spring 2013 lecture series continues, noon to 1 p.m. today and April 19, University YMCA, Latzer Hall, 1001 S. Wright St., C. Today: The Rev. Dr. Clare Butterfield, Faith in Place, and the Rev. Bob Brasmus, Saint Matthew Lutheran Church, "Helping People of Faith Understand Ecology and Economy as a Moral Issue." April 19: Irfan Ahmad of Avicenna Community Health Center and Donna Camp of Wesley Food Pantry, "Local Faith-Based Responses to Hunger and Healthcare." http://www.universityymca.org/fridayforum.
Start Working on Your Family Tree. 10 to 11:30 a.m. April 20, The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints, Rantoul Branch Meetinghouse, 2979 County Road 1800 E., Rantoul.
Blood drive. 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, 109 S. Vermilion, Potomac, sponsored by Potomac Community Nazarene Church/Middlefork United Methodist Church;. Community Blood Services of Illinois: 367-2202, 800-217-4483.
Documentary. 7 p.m. Monday, Illini Union Ballroom, second floor, 1401 W. Green St., U. Join the St. John's Catholic Newman Center for a screening of award-winning documentary "Eggsploitation." Dr. J.R. Hoffman, a local physician, will lead a discussion prior to the screening and respond to questions after the screening. firstname.lastname@example.org, http://on.fb.me/10xlsuC
Champaign-Urbana Christian Women's Connection. Noon April 23, Hilton Garden Inn, 1501 S. Neil St., C. All ladies in the area are invited. Speaker: Barbara Brocker of Indianapolis. Feature: Mary Vancleave, "Carle Mills Cancer Center." Affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries. Tickets at the door, $14. Call Mary, 621-4245, or Naomi, 367-3671.