Religion calendar July 12, 2013

Religion calendar July 12, 2013

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Vacation Bible schools/summer camps

— New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, 702 E. Mumford Drive, U. 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 15-19. Theme: Jesus Family Reunion. Scripture: Joshua 24:15.

— Central Park Church of Christ, 1735 S. Washington St., Tilton. 8:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. July 20. Son West Roundup. Wanted: preschoolers through sixth-graders. Reward: eternal life. 446-8947

— St. Peter's United Church of Christ, 905 S. Russell St., C. Summer Theatre Camp, 6 to 8 p.m. July 27, Christmas in July (A Read-Me-A-Story Event), for ages toddler through 8; $15 per child, parents attend free. Musical Theatre Camp, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 29-Aug. 16, Schoolhouse Rock, Jr. for ages 6-15; $350 per child. After-camp available, 3:30 to 5:30; $75 per child, per week. Performance on Aug. 16. 356-3635.


Food distribution:

— St. Patrick's Tolono Food Pantry. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m. to noon Fridays, St. Patrick's Parish, 212 E. Washington St. Catholic Charities Food Pantry is open to all in need. Must be 18 or older and show a photo ID. May come twice a month for food. 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., 344-1120.

— St. Luke's Food Pantry. 10 a.m. to noon July 20, St. Luke CME Church, 809 N. Fifth St., C. 356-4922.


Gospel Sing with Marvin Lee. 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Old Penfield Church during Historic Farm Days weekend. Good gospel singing and a message by Bob Dickey. Food and lots of farm equipment to view afterward.

Celebration sing. 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Urbana Civic Center, 108 E. Water St. Featuring Arlie Neaville, Albert Gentille, Bill Dollan, Allan Ierardi, Becky Deinstadt, John Dawkins, Jerry Jennings, Ryan Musick, David Wyper, Jean Dennison, Richard Cook, plus other guests. Concessions available. A free-will offering will be taken. Call 344-1719 or visit

Swing Choir Tour. 7 p.m. July 24, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2101 S. Prospect Ave., C. The Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Center Swing Choir is made up of young people in grades 9-12 from Illinois. Free. 352-1732,,

An Evening of Southern Gospel. 6:30 p.m. July 25, Unity Baptist Church, 404 S. Duncan Road, C. The PrimeTimers Quartet of Champaign sings Southern gospel of today plus classic gospel favorites. Free. 355-3607, 649-0087,


The Rev. Clay Evans. 11 a.m. Sunday, Greater New Light Missionary Baptist Church, 1500 Sheppard Drive, Rantoul. Chicago man will be the guest minister.


Blood drive. 2 to 6 p.m. July 15, St. John's Lutheran Church, 110 E. Illinois St., Sibley. Red Cross: 1-800-733-2767,

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 Aug. 7 and 14. Small group. Open to all. Attend at any time. Optional study book costs $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.

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