Religion calendar June 28, 2013

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Events

Burwash Bash Community Celebration. Continues today through Sunday, Burwash Park, Savoy. Planned by First Baptist Church at Savoy, corner of Prospect and Burwash. Event for all ages. Includes a God's Backyard Bible Camp, for ages 3 through grade 5, 9 a.m. to noon today and Saturday and celebration Sunday; with a celebration of the community in the afternoon and evening hours. Today: Balloon artist, games, and a stage show, featuring the bluegrass band, Black Ridge Road. Saturday: A 32-foot climbing wall, obstacle course and bounce house, a stage show, featuring the King Family Band, a light meal and ice cream and cookies. Sunday: Pancake breakfast, 8:30 a.m., and combined service, 9:30 a.m. All free. http://www.fbc-cs.org.

20th Anniversary Block Party for Restoration Urban Ministries. 2 to 7 p.m. today, 1213 Parkland Court, C. Features a bounce house, dunk tank, tours of the facilities and music. The Rev. Sampson Green from Pacific Garden Mission, Chicago, will speak at 5 p.m. Papa John's, Hawaiian Ice and Taco Motorizado will give 10 percent of their sales back to the Ministries. Hot dogs, chips and water also provided. Learn more about the services and success stories. 390-8984.

Tolono United Methodist 115th Anniversary and Homecoming. 10:30 a.m. worship service Sunday, Tolono United Methodist Church, 302 N. Bourne St. Followed by lunch (reservations requested) and fellowship in the fellowship hall. 485-3610.

Home-schooling conference. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 15-17, Tuscola United Methodist Church 901 North Prairie Ave. Tuscola. Classical Conversations is offering a free conference for parents who are considering home-schooling or currently home-educate their children. Three days of encouragement and inspiration to understand the classical model of education and learn how to apply it in Christian home- schooling. Free. http://www.classical conversations.com, eboggs@classical conversations.com.

Vacation Bible schools:

โ€” Bethel Lutheran Church, 901 W. Fairchild St., Danville. 6 to 7:30 p.m. July 15-19, for preschool through sixth grade. Theme, "Tell It on the Mountain." Learn about Jesus through songs and crafts. Refreshments. July 19 concludes with an ice cream social. Registration: 442-7352.

โ€” Cornerstone Christian Church, 1607 Greenwood Cemetery Road, Danville. 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 22-26, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 28, for ages preschool through 12th grade. "Summer Zone 2013, The Creation Adventure." Closing celebration July 28 includes closing program, lunch, inflatables, games, face painting, prizes. http://www.cornerstonedanville.com/events, 474-2465.

โ€” Vermilion Heights Christian Church, 725 Oakwood Ave., Danville. 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 22-25, for preschool through fifth grade.

Fundraisers/bazaars/food

Catholic Charities' Tolono Food Pantry. 10 a.m. to noon every Friday and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Monday (excluding holidays) at St. Patrick Catholic Church's east entrance; 212 E. Washington St. May come twice per calendar month. Just need to be 18 or older and show a photo ID. No location restrictions. 689-1427.

Living Gift Market. 6 to 8 p.m. today, First Presbyterian Church, Centennial Hall, 302 W. Church St., C. The church is hosting an ice cream social and Living Gift Market. Vacation Bible School ends tonight and the children are collecting monetary gifts for Heifer International, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending hunger and poverty. Living Gift Market "sells" income-producing animals like goats, bees, chicks and cows. The animals go to help families in Third World countries improve their nutrition and generate income in sustainable ways. 356-7238.

"Hear Our Song: A Benefit Concert for Pediatric Stroke Awareness." 7:30 p.m. today, Faith United Methodist Church, 1719 S. Prospect Ave., C. Featuring the voices of Jason and Nicole Morgan, April and Andy Blacker, Jeff Chandler, Kari Croop, and sisters, Monica Samii and Nina Samii Frye; accompanied by Dan McCue and Andy Croop on piano and guitar. Sponsored by the church. Silent auction and baked goods and beverages for sale. Tickets $10-$15 at the door. All proceeds go to CHASA, a nonprofit organization that funds research, scholarships, family retreats and other outreach efforts. http://www.chasa.org.

Music

AudioFeed Music Festival. Noon July 5-7, Champaign County Fairgrounds, North Coler Avenue, Urbana. More than 60 bands and artists, and a few speakers. Maylene & The Sons of Disaster, Listener, The Soil & The Sun, Timbre, Bill Mallonee, hushpad, Mayhew the Traitor, Sean Michel, Glenn Kaiser Band, Michael Roe (of the 77s, Lost Dogs), Jeff Elbel+Ping, Lauryn Peacock, Spoken Nerd, Robert Deeble, Dead Artist Syndrome, Devin Shelton (formerly of Emery), The Burial, Hope for the Dying, Ashland, RAVENHILL, The Choir, Denison Witmer, While Heroes Sleep and more. Tickets for the whole festival in advance $40, $50 at the gate. One-day passes, $25. generationsmgmt @gmail.com, http://www.audiofeedfestival.com.

Speakers

Environmental Month. 10:30 a.m. Sundays in June, First Presbyterian Church, Centennial Hall, 302 W. Church St., C. June 30: Lisa Ainsworth and Andrew Leakey. Each Sunday in June, scientists and other environmental professionals will speak. 356-7238.

David Atkin, missionary to Taiwan. Sunday, First Christian Church, 1699 N. State St., Monticello. David will speak during Sunday worship services at 9 and 10:30 a.m. and again at 6 p.m. David, his son Noah, and two Taiwanese friends are bicycling across the United States this summer to bring attention to the unreached people around the world who have not heard the gospel of Christ. Their trip began in Los Angeles on May 20 and ends in New York City in early August. David and crew will be cycling from Fisher to Monticello on Saturday. 418-9751, http://www.gloritrek.com.

Miscellaneous

Liberian program. 5 p.m. today, United Methodist Church, 118 N. Axtel St., Milford. Featuring a slide show from the January Liberian mission trip taken by Pastor Gene Turner and Linda Decker. The trip was sponsored by the Methodist Cluster group of churches in Rankin, Cissna Park, Rossville, Potomac, Wellington, Milford, Stockland and Hoopeston. Program includes Dehkontee Tarr, a Liberian citizen, who is traveling the United States and is a guest of the Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference. A meal served prior to the slide show. Question-and-answer session following program. 815-889-4711.

Street Hockey. 3:30 to 5 p.m. July 2, 4, 16, 18, 30, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church ELCA, 2101 S. Prospect Ave. C. For ages fifth grade through high school. All are welcome. Lots of fun. Outside in front parking lot of church. Equipment provided. 352-1732.

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