Religion calendar, Aug. 16, 2013
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Eleventh annual 'Youth Quake.' 6 p.m. Aug. 23, noon Aug. 24, 10:45 a.m. Aug. 25, Salem Baptist Church, 500 E. Park, C. Guest evangelist and worship facilitator Pastor Willie D. Brown of Faith United Baptist Church, O'Fallon. Sessions on Boys 2 Men, Girl Talk, Let's Talk Parenting, 6 p.m.; sermonic stage play, 7:30 p.m.; dinner, 9 p.m. Aug. 23. Picnic, noon to 3 p.m. Aug. 24 at Hessel Park. Brown's Teen Talk television taping, "The Trayvon TALK 'before/after' the Verdict," 5 p.m.; and "Gospel Night at the Apollo," 6 p.m. Aug. 24, youths sharing gospel rapping, praise dancing/stepping, poetry, faith-filled finale; call 356-3214 to register. Worship, 10:45 a.m. Aug. 25.
Rummage sale. Continues 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.Friday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Trinity Lutheran Church, 701 E. Florida Ave., U. Bag sale on Saturday.
Cellar to Garret Sale. Continues 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, St. Patrick Church, 708 E. Main St., U. Annual garage sale. Free admission, today and Saturday. All-you-can-fit in a $2 bag, Saturday; bag provided at the door.
Rummage and bake sale. 4 to 7 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Bethel Lutheran Church, 901 W. Fairchild St., Danville. Lots of items. Barbecue sandwiches to go, today only.
First Presbyterian Tent Sale. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Twice is Nice, 607 W. Elm St., U. First Presbyterian Church of Urbana sale of furniture, housewares, toys, sporting equipment, overstocks from Twice is Nice, the church's thrift shop, and much more. Proceeds support mission projects in Champaign-Urbana. 328-2724.
— 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., Tolono. May come twice per calendar month. Must be 18 or older and show a photo ID. No location restrictions. 689-1427.
— St. Luke's Food Pantry. 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, St. Luke CME Church, 809 N. Fifth St., C. Food distribution. 356-4922.
Gospel Music in the Park. 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Christman Park, Rossville. Southern gospel music, with The Allen Quartet and Cruse Brothers. Free-will offering will be taken. 495-0011.
Celebration singing. 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, 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. Sunday, Cornerstone Baptist Church, Atkins Building, 1800 S. Oak St., 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.
SafeHouse Gospel and Jazz Fest Concert. 3 to 7 p.m. Aug. 25, Hessel Park, Champaign. Benefit for the Men's and Women's SafeHouses, a local ministry led by Canaan Baptist Church, Urbana. Entertainment includes: Fellowship District Choir, Nate Banks and Mo Betta Music, Danville Community choir, As One, Vineyard Worship Team, Canaan Praise Team, Gospel Rap and Canaan Praise Dancers. Food and beverages available for purchase. Theme: "We are Stronger Together." Donations accepted at the concert and at http://www.canaansafehouse.org.
Disciple Bible Studies 1-4. Main sign-up event, 4 p.m. Aug. 25, New Horizon United Methodist Church, 3002 W. Bloomington Road, C. All four levels are open to anyone totally new to the Bible and those seeking to dig deeper. Pre-register with Barb at 359-1904.
Informational session. 1 p.m. Sunday, St. Matthew Catholic Church, St. Mark room, 1303 Lincolnshire Drive, C. Informal gathering offering information for baptized Christians seeking full communion with the Catholic faith and unbaptized persons wanting information about reception into the Catholic Church. Come and see what the Catholic faith is all about and what the process is for joining the church. No commitment is required at this time, just come and find out what RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is all about. 359-4224.
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 on north side of the church. Small group. Open to everyone. 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 provided. 356-9078.
Christian Women's Connection Luncheon. Noon Aug. 27, Hilton Garden Inn, Banquet Center, 1501 S. Neil St., C. All area ladies are invited. Speaker: Kathy Ivee of Plainfield. Feature: Justin Reed, Carle Hospice. Music by Michelle Doty. Tickets $14 at the door. Reservations: Mary, 621-4245, or Naomi, 367-3671.