Religion calendar, Oct. 18-25, 2013
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Justice in Motion. Responding to Changing Needs with Nicaragua's poor Presentation and Craft Display," 7 p.m. Monday, Channing-Murray Foundation, 1209 W. Oregon St., U. Craft items will be available for sale. Faith Allies and October Immigration Justice Month event.
Live drama production. "Maximilian: Saint of Auschwitz," 7 p.m. Oct. 26, St. Matthew Parish Hall, 1303 Lincolnshire Drive, C. One-man drama telling the story of one man who stood up to the evil forces of Nazism. Stars actor Leonardo Defilippis of Saint Luke Productions. Suitable for ages 10 and older. Free-will offering. Sponsored by the GIFT Cluster Parishes of the Champaign-Urbana area. 367-2665.
Celebrating 125th anniversary. Worship service, 10 a.m. Oct. 27, St. John's Lutheran Church, Sibley. Sermon by Bishop John Roth of the Central Southern Illinois Synod.
Annual Wesley Haunted House. 9 to 11 p.m. Thursday, 7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 25-27, Wesley Foundation, 1203 W. Green St., U. Sponsored by the Wesley Student Foundation; Student Fellowship, and Etc. Coffeehouse. The largest student-run fundraiser for the Wesley Evening Food Pantry. Tickets $7, T-shirts $10. email@example.com.
Trunk or Treat. 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 27, Vermilion Heights Christian Church, 725 Oakwood Ave., Danville. Family friendly, safe environment. Kids trick or treat from car to car. Wiener roast, chips, hot chocolate. 446-3595.
Trunk or Treat. 4:30 to 6 p.m. Oct. 27, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2101 S. Prospect Ave., C. For children ages 0-10 years. Carnival games, candy, prizes and more. Wear a costume. 352-1732.
All ages Trunk-or-Treat Crock Potluck. 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27, parking lot of First United Methodist Church, 210 W. Church St., C. After the children get to go from trunk to trunk to get treats, enjoy a crock potluck dinner and an outdoor movie. 356-9078.
Coat drive. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, now through Nov. 7, Vermilion heights Christian Church, 725 Oakwood Ave., Danville. Collecting clean, gently used and new coats, gloves, hats and scarves in adult and children's sizes. The coat giveaway will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 9 at the church. 446-3595.
— 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. 356-4922.
Ham and bean and cornbread supper. 5 to 7 p.m. today, First Christian Church, 220 E. Market, Farmer City. Hosted by First Christian Church Women's council. Carry-outs available. Cost: $6, ages 12 and older; $4, ages 5 through 11; free, 4 and younger. 309-928-3741.
Pancake breakfast and bake sale. 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Vermilion Heights Christian Church, 725 Oakwood Ave., Danville. 446-3595.
Chili and vegetable soup supper. 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Union Corner United Methodist Church, 14158 Perrysville Road, Danville. Chili and vegetable soup, hot dogs/barbecue, desserts and drink. Bake sale items. Free-will offering. 442-5759.
SNUGGLES Stitch-a-thon. 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Bible Education Center — Lincoln Square Mall, Urbana. SNUGGLES is a volunteer organization dedicated to providing knitted or crocheted 6-by-6-inch yarn squares that will be sewn together (in Africa) into small blankets and sweaters for the children in the neediest of the day care centers. "Work at your own pace" opportunity. 367-2100.
Basement, Bake and Vegetable Sale. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 25 and 26, Champaign Church of the Brethren, 1210 N. Neil St., C. Donations of winter clothing (particularly boys clothing), household linens and small appliances for the basement sale may be dropped off from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, through Oct. 24. 398-2787.
Applebee's Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast. 8 to 10 a.m. Oct. 26, Applebee's, 1201 N. Dunlap Ave., Savoy. Breakfast includes pancakes, bacon, juice, coffee and soft drinks. Help support Friendship Lutheran Church of Joy's House for Haiti. Two family homes are being built in Haiti. Tickets $5. 714-7282, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arts and Crafts Bazaar. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 26 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 27, Holy Cross Parish Center, 405 W. Clark St., C. Fundraiser for Children of Hope and Faith to help provide funding for scholarships to orphans and need children in Tanzania, Africa. Featuring handmade treasures, homemade baked goods, concessions and kids craft activities. Free admission. 721-2524.
James Mark Maxey. 7 p.m. Saturday, Tuscola Community Building. Maxey, of Tuscola, will sing and lead worship at the revival meeting. He preaches the word of God through the folk-rock and country genre.
Fall musical. 8 p.m. Oct. 25, Grove Street Church of God, 501 E. Grove St., C. Hosted by the women's department of the church. Guest singers will be Justified, a gospel group from Rockford, and other local guest appearances. Free and open to the public. 766-4070.
Crosswalk. Gospel group from Terre Haute, Ind. in concert, 9 a.m. Oct. 27, United Community Church, 300 S. Lincoln, Broadlands. Musical worship service. Love offering taken to support their ministry. 369-7813.
Bach cantata. "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God," sung at a special Evening Prayer on Reformation, 4 p.m. Oct. 27, Grace Lutheran Church, 313 S, Prospect Ave., C. Sponsored by Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana and East Central Illinois Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Meditation and prayer led by Pastor John Setterlund, AGO chaplain.
Dr. David Webb. Returns to the pulpit, 10:30 a.m. service Oct. 27, Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, 2201 County Road 900 E. (corner of county roads 2200 N. and 900 E.), Champaign. Sermon, "Zaccheus: A Fresh Look at an Old Friend." Webb, family physician at Carle Clinic in Mahomet for 36 years, has served with his wife as medical missionaries in Liberia and he teaches adult education at Second Presbyterian Church, Bloomington. 586-4888.
Rheticus Forum. 7 p.m. Oct. 28, St. Andrew's Lutheran Campus Center, 909 S. Wright St., C. "Atheism, Skepticism and Science: Not Always Hand in Hand (In Hand)," the second and final presentation of the Fall 2013 Rheticus Forum, will be given by Joanne Manaster, faculty lecturer for the School of Integrative Biology, blogger with Scientific American and new media specialist. 344-1593, email@example.com.
Workshops, seminars, classes
Public Seminar Series on Fresh Water Availability and Use. 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. Sundays, Oct. 20-Nov. 17, except Oct. 27, Fellowship Hall, First Presbyterian Church of Urbana, 602 W. Green St. First four seminars address fresh water issues at global, national and local levels; the last two, household best-use practices. Oct. 20: Traci Barkley, water resources scientist, Prairie Rivers Network, "Central Illinois Industrial Water Use: I. Coal mining, Coal's Impact on clean water in Illinois." Free. 356-5860, 367-6445, http://www.firstpresurbana.org.
Food Security Forum. 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, First Mennonite Church, 902 W. Springfield Ave., U. Learn about the causes of food insecurity and how we can address the problem. Sessions include "Living with Hunger," "Building Blocks for Food Security," "Small Scale Solutions for Food Security," "Shopping and Cooking on a Food Stamp Budget" and more. Attend any or all. Free and open to the community. Register at http://www.fmc-cu.org or 367-5353.
The Well. 5 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, First Presbyterian Church, 302 W. Church St., C. Seminar for youth ministry. Jen DeJong, ministry architect from Belleville, on "Building Sustainable Ministry," "Time Management," "Collaboration & Delegation" and "Fail Proof Way to Recruit Volunteers." Worship music led by Tim Price of Harvest Ministry Teams. Discussion and networking with other local youth pastors. Discounts for multiple registrations. Meal provided. Registration: HarvestMinistryTeams.com/thewell, 618-667-6241, ext. 14.
Women's Day. Service, 11 a.m. and program, 3:30 p.m. Sunday, New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, 702 E. Mumford Drive, U. "A Vessel for the Master." Speakers: Lady Michaela Williams of New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, 11 a.m.; First Lady Gladys Stuart of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, Decatur, 3:30 p.m.
Refresh worship service. 4 to 4:45 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 20-Dec. 15, wUniPlace Christian Church, Fisher Chapel, 403 s. Wright St., C. New alternative worship experience. Worship, reconnect and "refresh" our lives through songs, readings and a message from Pastor Kris Light. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.