Religion calendar, Aug. 9, 2013
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'Adopt a Student' for back-to-school season. Saturday, Salt & Light, 1512 W. Anthony Drive, C. Salt & Light is partnering with area churches, businesses and organizations to help families prepare for the school year. Families were required to pre-register for this event. Purchase a student's required school supplies or make a financial contribution to cover the cost of supplies. Rally a small group, church family or neighbors to help those in need. 355-5654, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community prayer vigil. 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, American Evangelical Lutheran Church, Illinois 9, Gibson City. To kick off the fall activities of churches, schools and the community. Prayers will be offered for students, teachers, parents, families and staff members. Printed prayers, a list of prayer concerns and prayer aids will be available to everyone. A prayer partner will be available for anyone desiring special prayers.
Garage sale. 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1700 Crescent Drive, C. Presented by the Westminster Presbyterian Church Women's Association. Proceeds will be used for mission projects.
Free rummage. 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, East Park Church of Christ, 1224 E. Voorhees St., Danville. Clothing of all sizes, toys, books, household items and other miscellaneous items will be available free of charge to anyone who has a need for them. 442-2386.
Rummage sale. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 15 and 16, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 17, Trinity Lutheran Church, 701 E. Florida Ave., U. Bag sale on Aug. 17.
Cellar to Garret Sale. 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 16 and 7 to 11 a.m. Aug. 17, St. Patrick Church, 708 E. Main St., U. Annual garage sale. Presale, Aug. 15.; admission $2. Free admission, Aug. 16 and 17. All-you-can-fit in a $2 bag, Aug. 17; bag provided at the door.
Rummage and bake sale. 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 16 and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 17, Bethel Lutheran Church, 901 W. Fairchild St., Danville. Lots of items. Barbecue sandwiches to go, Aug. 16 only.
— 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 Aug. 17, St. Luke CME Church, 809 N. Fifth St., C. 356-4922.
Fifth annual Hymn Festival. "Promises From Our Loving God," 3 p.m. Sunday, Gibson City United Methodist Church, corner of North Church and Tenth streets, Gibson City. Led by Pastor Jim Davis of American Lutheran Church, Gibson City.
Celebration singing. 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 18, Urbana Civic Center, 108 E. Water St., U. Featuring Arlie Neaville, Albert Gentille, Bill Dolan, Allan Ierardi, Jerry Jennings, Ryan Musick, David Wyper, Jean Dennison, Charles Green and One Star Praise. Concession available. Free-will offering taken. 344-1719.
Crystal River in concert. 2 p.m. Aug. 18, Cornerstone Baptist Church, Atkins Building, 1800 S. Oak Street, C. Looking for a church home: Join us at 10:50 a.m. Crystal River will be participating in the worship service. Love offering. Call Tammy at 714-1053 to let her know you are attending.
Blood drive. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, New Horizon United Methodist Church, 3002 Bloomington Road, C. Bloodmobile. Community Blood Services of Illinois: 800-217-4483, 367-2202.