Religion calendar June 14, 2013

Religion calendar June 14, 2013

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SpiriTed. Broadway-style show with comedy and inspiration, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Mahomet Lutheran Church, 410 E. Andover Drive, Mahomet. With Jonathan Richard Cring, columnist/humorist, and Janet Clazzy, artist/musician, during their "2013 Tour: Finding a Message in a World aTwitter." Comedic and inspiration essays from Cring's national daily column with original musical tunes played by Clazzy on oboe and WX-5 Wind Machine. Free-will offering. 586-4786,

Citywide Christian Fellowship and Agape Feast. 3 to 8 p.m. June 23, I Hotel and Conference Center, ballroom, 1900 S. First St., C. Christians from across Champaign-Urbana worshipping together. Guest speaker, international missionary Erin Roberts, will share his experience spreading the gospel in the Middle East. Dinner, 5:30 p.m. Registration fee $5: 855-463-7324,

Vacation Bible schools/camps:

— Champaign Church of the Brethren, 1210 N. Neil St., C. Summer crafts for kids, 10:15 to 11:15 a.m.: "Japanese Kumihimo Braiding," Monday; "Snakes in Eggs," Tuesday; "Hats Off!," Wednesday; and "Make an Origami Bouquet," Thursday. "Wire Basket Weaving," June 24. "Japanese Kumihimo Braiding," June 27. Supplies provided. $10 fee each day, but June 19, $25. 390-8911,

— East Park Church of Christ, 1224 E. Voorhees St., Danville. Super Saturday Vacation Bible School, "God's CSI (Christians Seeking Information) Team," for kids age 3 to grade 5, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 22. Registration, 9 a.m. Lunch provided. Information: 442-2386.

— Catholic Churches of Vermilion County. Summer Youth Program, "Totus Tuus": June 23-28, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Schlarman Academy south campus, 1307 N. Walnut St., Danville, for grades 1-6; and 7 to 9:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Church Motsett, 106 W. Voorhees St., Danville, for grades 7-12. Cost: grades 1-6, $10; grades 7-12, $5; $25 max per family. Registration forms at or at Holy Family and St. Paul in Danville, St. Isaac Jogues, Georgetown, St. Anthony's, Hoopeston, and St. Mary's, Westville. Information: 442-5313.

— First United Methodist Church, 210 W. Church St., C. "Kingdom Rock," 8:45 to 11:30 a.m. June 24-27 and 8:45 a.m. to noon June 28, for kids ages 3 years through fifth grade. Sciency-fun gismos, team-building games, Bible songs and tasty treats. Registration: 356-9078.

— St. Peter's United Church of Christ, 905 S. Russell St., C. Summer Theatre Camp, "Puppet Camp," 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 15—19, for ages 6-15. $240. After-camp, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. $75. Performance, July 19. Registration: 356-3635.

— Fellowship of Christian Athletes Day Camp. 7:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. July 22-26, Centennial High School, 913 S. Crescent Drive, C. Session 1, July 22, 23, for those entering third through fifth grade and Session 2, July 24, 25, 26, for those entering sixth through eighth grade. Free co-ed sports day camp. Solid athletic training from local high school coaches and collegiate athletes, dynamic assembly speakers, and biblical discussions led by high school and college FCA athletes. Registration:, 480-7903.


Youth car wash. 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, parking lot, First Presbyterian Church, 100 N. Franklin St., Danville. Mid-high/high school and college youth groups at the church. Cost $5 per car, $6 per truck. Additional donations welcome to help fund their 2013 mission trip, this year in Mount Vernon. Next year, July 2014, the youths will host a mission trip/work camp in Danville. 442-0541,

Food distribution:

— St. Luke's Food Pantry. 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, St. Luke CME Church, 809 N. Fifth St., C. Food distribution. 356-4922.

— Wesley Evening Food Pantry. 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, parking entrance on Mathews Avenue, south of Green Street, Urbana. Door on Goodwin south of Green. Monthly food distribution for households below 200 percent of the federal poverty level. Order of food distribution is random; no need to arrive early., 344-1120.

Wine and cheese reception. 7 to 8:30 p.m. June 27, Social, 38 N. Vermilion St., Danville. Hosted by Friends of Laura Lee Fellowship House to benefit the 99-year-old Laura Lee Fellowship House, a United Way agency in Danville. $20 donation. Any donations above $100 will get a special invitation to a VIP reception.


Gospel Music in the Park. 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Christman Park, Rossville. Southern gospel music by The Melton Family Trio and Hoopeston local groups. Bring lawn chairs. If it rains, listeners will be directed to a dry location. Free-will offering taken. 495-0011.

Celebration singing. Featuring Arlie Neaville, 2 p.m. Sunday, Lincoln Square Village, Urbana. With Albert Gentille and Rebecca Deinstadt. Free refreshments. Free-will offering. Information: 344-1719,

Back to Church Musical. 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, 1310 N. Sixth St., C.

Powell Family Concert. 7 p.m. June 22, Living Word Fellowship Church, 1000 Park Ave., St. Joseph. Celebrating the release of their new CD. Performing new songs as well as Powell Family classics. Free.


Environmental Month. 10:30 a.m. Sundays in June, First Presbyterian Church, Centennial Hall, corner of State and Hill streets, Champaign. June 16: Ty Newell on "Living On Our Daily Solar Allowance." Newell has built a complete solar house in Urbana and has a 100 percent electric-powered car. Each Sunday in June, scientists and other environmental professionals will speak. 356-7238.


Catholic annulment informational meeting. 9 a.m. Saturday, St. Patrick's Parish Center, U. Hosted by notary-auditors from Champaign, Urbana and Rantoul area Catholic churches. Talks will focus on the nature of an annulment process and how to begin the petition process. Time for questions and opportunities to talk privately with a notary. The Office of the Tribunal is sponsoring meetings throughout the Peoria Diocese as part of the Year of Faith. Free. 367-2665.

Summer schedule begins Saturday. 5:30 p.m. Saturday, upstairs Parish Hall; and 9 a.m. Sunday in the sanctuary, Bethel Lutheran Church, 901 W. Fairchild St., Danville. Through Aug. 31. 442-7352.

GriefShare Support Ministry. 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, through Sept. 4, First United Methodist Church, 210 W. Church St., C. Enter through parking lot door, north side of church. Class will not meet July 3, Aug. 7 and 14. Small group. Anyone can come. Attend at any time. Optional study book, $15. One-time purchase for the class. If you already have a book, you may use the same book for this class. No child care. 356-9078.

Christian Women's Connection Luncheon. Noon June 25, Hilton Garden Inn, Banquet Center, 1501 S. Neil St., C. All area ladies are invited. Speaker: Cindy Blair of Ottawa. Feature: Marsha Lenski, "Beauty Tips on a Budget." Music by Cammy Sherrill of Mahomet. Tickets $14 at the door. Information: Mary, 621-4245, or Naomi, 367-3671.

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