Religion calendar Aug. 23, 2013
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Eleventh annual 'Youth Quake.' 6 p.m. today, noon Saturday, 10:45 a.m. Sunday, 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. today. Picnic, noon to 3 p.m. Saturday 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. Saturday, youths sharing gospel rapping, praise dancing/stepping, poetry, faith-filled finale; call 356-3214 to register. Worship, 10:45 a.m. Sunday.
St. Lawrence 73rd annual Homecoming-Fall Festival Chicken Fry. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 1, St. Lawrence Parish Hall, Penfield. Dinner prices: adults, $9; children, $4. Country Store and raffle tickets sold for $2,500 prizes.
— 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.
Gospel sing. Featuring Crystal Valley Quartet, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Morey Chapel Church of Christ, 19194 E. 1100 North Road, Danville. Concert of Southern gospel music. Food and fellowship following the concert.
SafeHouse Gospel and Jazz Fest Concert. 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, 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.canaansafe house.org.
Baha'i game day. 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Baha'i Center, 807 E. Green St., U. Devotions, 10:30 a.m. Potluck dinner at noon, followed by an afternoon of games, puzzles, fellowship. For all ages and whatever your religious faith, you are welcome to join. Come for all or part of the day.
Blood drives. 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, First Baptist Church, 201 S. Central Ave., Paris, Ill.; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, McKinley Church and Foundation, 809 S. Fifth St., C. American Red Cross: 800-733-2767 or redcrossblood.org.
Christian Women's Connection Luncheon. Noon Tuesday, 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.
GriefShare. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29-Nov. 21, Southside Nazarene Church, 1629 King St., Tilton. A Christ-centered grief recovery group that includes video, workbook and group session. Source: Church Initiative. 446-7876, 354-4149.