Religion calendar, Aug. 30, 2013
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Fourth annual Midwest Seniors Conference. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 17, Catlin Church of Christ, 715 W. Vermilion St., Catlin. Sponsored by the church. Main speaker: Bob Stacy, formerly Church of Christ minister, on "His Healing Presence; Exodus 15:25." Love offering collected to help Mashindi Medical Mission build a hospital in Zimbabwe. $20 includes elective guest speakers, continental breakfast and lunch. Register online at http://www.catlinchurch.com, 427-2166.
St. Lawrence 73rd annual Home- coming Fall Festival and Chicken Fry. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, St. Lawrence Parish Hall, Penfield. Dinner prices: adults, $9; children, $4. Country Store and raffle tickets sold — for $2,500 prizes.
Broadway musical. "The Cotton Patch Gospel," 7 p.m. Sept. 14 at Wesley United Methodist Church, 203 W. Green St., U, and 3 p.m. Sept. 15 at First Mennonite Church, 902 W. Springfield Ave., U. Presented in a "one-man" format by native Illinoisian, Phillip Kaufmann. Meal before Sept. 14 performance. All proceeds go to local, national and world hunger relief; half staying in the C-U community with the Wesley Evening Food Pantry. Tickets $10, available at the door. Wesley United, 344-1120; First Mennonite, 367-5353.
Marvin Lee Country Gospel Show. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, pavilion, Hale Park, Philo. Stage full of entertainers, including Marvin Lee Flessner. Philo firefighters will sell pork chop sandwiches and ice cream is also available. All proceeds will go to Salt & Light. Bring lawn chairs. firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Allen Quartet. 7 p.m. Sept. 6, First Christian Church, 502 E. Main St., Hoopeston. A ministry with Southern gospel music. Hosted by Christian Women's Fellowship. 283-6691.
Lecture by Dianne Harris. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Levis Faculty Center, second floor, 919 W. Illinois St., U. Presented by the Program in Jewish Culture and Society. Harris, director of Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities and professor, Department of Landscape Architecture, on "Little White Houses: Displaying Jewish Identity in the Postwar American Home."
Bible studies. Bible Education Center in Lincoln Square Village, Urbana. "How to Study the Bible," 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 4-Oct. 9. Fundamental techniques anyone can use to start getting much more out of the Bible. "Parables in the Gospel of John," 7 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 5-Oct. 3. 367-2100.
Anniversary services. 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Sunday, New Free Will Baptist Church, 601 E. Grove St., C. Celebrating Bishop King James and the Rev. Dr. Evelyn Underwood's 22nd anniversary. Pre-anniversary service, 7 p.m. today. Local, in-state and out-of-state pastors and churches will help them celebrate.
Blood drives. 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, River Valley Church of Christ, 17 Owlcreek, Fisher. Bloodmobile. Community Blood Services of Illinois blood donation opportunity. 367-2202, ext. 321.
— GriefShare. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, through 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.
— Little Angels. 7 p.m. Thursday, Provena United Samaritans Medical Center, Conference Room 1, 812 N. Logan Ave., Danville. Support group for parents and others who have lost an infant. First Thursday of every month. No registration. 443-5000.
— Loss and Grief Recovery. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 17-Nov. 12, Presence United Samaritans Medical Center, Conference Room 5, Danville. Sponsored by the Pastoral Care Department. For ages 16 and older who need help dealing with a death. Registration required. 877-737-4636.