Religion calendar July 19, 2013

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Events

Vacation Bible Schools/summer camps:

— 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.

— Bible Baptist Church, 4001 W. Kirby Ave., C. Tell it on the Mountain, 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 29-Aug. 2. For children 3 through fifth grade. 359-3021; bbccu.org; bulletin@bbccu.org.

— Princess-in Training Camp. 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 3, St. Peter's United Church of Christ, 905 S. Russell St., C. For girls 3-10. $30 per child, parents attend free. Girls wear your finest dress or come dressed as your favorite princess. Pirate camp, 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 10, for boys 3-10. $30 per child, parents attend free. 356-3635.

Fundraisers/bazaars/food

Children of Hope and Faith Garage Sale. 5 to 8 p.m. July 20 (early bird sale, $2 admission) and 8 a.m. to noon July 21 and 1 to 4 p.m. ($3 bag sale) July 21, The High School of St. Thomas More, 3901 N. Mattis Ave., C. Proceeds benefit mission to sponsor and support education for orphans and needy children in Tanzania. 721-2524, 352-9708, http://www.childrenofhopeandfaith.org.

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 with photo ID. May come twice a month for food. 689-1427.

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

Music

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, http://www.gslc-cu.org, http://www.lomc.org.

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, http://www.gospelgigs.com/theptq.

Jazz Worship Service. 9:30 a.m. July 21, Wesley United Methodist Church, 1203 W. Green St., U. As part of the Wesley Foundation's 100th anniversary, jazz musicians (Chip McNeil, Ron Bridgewater, Tito Carrillo, Lawrence Gray, Mark McKnight, Crofton Coleman and Barrington Coleman) will lead songs to exclaim the purpose stated in Psalm 150:6 — "Let everything that hath breath, praise the Lord." 344-1120; http://www.wesleyui.org; info@wesleyui.org.

Concert in the Park. 7 to 9 p.m. July 31, Gibson City North Park Pavilion. Featuring Tim Zimmerman and the King's Brass (hymn classics with a contemporary flair). Comprised of professional musicians — three trumpets, three trombones, a tuba, percussion and keyboards — who desire to use the instruments they love to lead others in praise and worship. Food available beginning at 5:30 p.m. Free. Sponsored by Gibson City Bible Church. 784-5702, 784-5722.

Youth Orchestra Summer Concert. 7 p.m. Aug. 1, St. Patrick's Parish Center, 708 W. Main St., U. Evening of Classical Favorites. Free. mardiabishop@comcast.net.

Speakers

Children's Ministry Forum. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 27, Windsor Road Christian Church, 2501 W. Windsor Road, C. Thinking Backwards: Learning to Change the Thought Process of your Children's Ministry. Carlos Velez of Calvary Church in Pennsylvania will speak on the why and what of children's ministry, followed by the how of children's ministry. Urbana Seminary is excited to help children's ministers from around central Illinois connect with one another and think creatively about their ministries. 365-9005, office@urbanaseminary.org.

Dr. David Webb. 10:30 a.m. July 28, Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, County Roads 900 E and 2011 N, C. Carle Clinic Mahomet doctor will talk about The Two Most Critical Questions of Life, based on Mark 10:35-52. 359-0196.

Miscellaneous

Champaign-Urbana Christian Women's Connection luncheon. noon July 23, Hilton Garden Inn banquet center, 1501 S. Neil St., C. Speaker Cindy Bair of Ottawa, Ill. "Flowers in The Attic" music by Cammy Sherrill of Mahomet. Featuring Marsha Lenski with Beauty Tips on a Budget. Affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries. Tickets at the door, $14. Mary, 621-4245; Naomi, 367-3671.

Street Hockey. 3:30 to 5 p.m. July 30, Aug. 1, 13, 15, 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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