Religion calendar, Oct. 25, 2013

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Events

Live drama production. "Maximilian: Saint of Auschwitz," 7 p.m. Saturday, St. Matthew Parish Hall, 1303 Lincolnshire Drive, C. One-man drama about one man who stood up to the evil forces of Nazism. 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. Sunday, St. John's Lutheran Church, Sibley. Sermon by Bishop John Roth of the Central Southern Illinois Synod.

Annual Wesley Haunted House. Continues 7 to 11 p.m. today through Sunday, 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. tcspoh24@gmail.com.

Trunk or Treat. 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, 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. Sunday, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2101 S. Prospect Ave., C. For children 10 and younger. Carnival games, candy, prizes and more. Wear a costume. 352-1732.

All ages Trunk-or-Treat Crock Potluck. 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, 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.

World Community Day. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 1, First Baptist Church of Champaign, 1602 Prospect Ave., Savoy. Church Women United of C-U celebrate with theme "Walking through the Doors of Opportunity." 377-9148.

Fundraisers/bazaars/food

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. Coat giveaway will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 9 at the church. 446-3595.

Basement Bake and Vegetable Sale. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Saturday,Champaign Church of the Brethren, 1210 N. Neil St., C. Basement sale includes clothing, household goods, books, more; bag sale, 12:15 to 3 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds go to support ministries. The Randolph Street Community Garden will sell sweet potatoes, tomatoes, pumpkins, squash, collards, chard, okra. Proceeds go to buy tools, seeds, starter plants and finish paying for the Porta Potty. The "Fabulous Baker Girls" (middle and high school ages) will sell cookies, brownies, cake slices and other pastries to help fund ministries. 398-2787.

Applebee's Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast. 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, 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, tondahartle @sbcglobal.net.

Arts and Crafts Bazaar. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Holy Cross Parish Center, 405 W. Clark St., C. Fundraiser for Children of Hope and Faith to help provide scholarships to orphans and needy children in Tanzania, Africa. Featuring handmade treasures, homemade baked goods, concessions and kids craft activities. Free admission. 721-2524.

Bazaar In a Jar and Baskets Too! 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 1 and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 2, First United Methodist Church, 210 W. Church St., C. United Methodist Women Bazaar. Jars of homemade soup, handcrafted items, baked goods, jams, candy, more. Seven silent auction items to bid on. Proceeds benefit women, children and youth missions global and local. Free parking in back lot off of Hill Street. 356-9078.

Christmas Bazaar and Bake Sale. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 2, Bethel Lutheran Church, 901 W. Fairchild St., Danville. Please use east door. Handcrafted gifts and decorations along with lots of baked items.

Hunters Luncheon. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 2, Sadorus United Methodist Church, 214 W. Church St., Sadorus. Oyster stew, chili, hot dogs, Polish sausage, grilled cheese, dessert, beverage. Donation.

Music

Fall musical. 8 p.m. today, 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.

New Jerusalem Men's Day Musical. 6 p.m. Saturday, New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, 702 E. Mumford Drive, U. Male chorus, guests and solos from different churches. Men praising God with songs.

Crosswalk. Gospel group from Terre Haute, Ind. in concert, 9 a.m. Sunday, United Community Church, 300 S. Lincoln, Broadlands. Musical worship service. Love offering taken to support their ministry. 369-7813.

Gospel Sing with The Nehrkorns. 10 a.m. Sunday, Judson Chapel Baptist Church, 302 Wilber Ave., C. This Marion-based trio will also play during the 11 a.m. service. "I Have a Friend" was The Nehrkorns' first hit; recently the group had success in southern gospel radio with its Singing News Top 40 song, "The Arms of The Shepherd." 688-2918.

Bach cantata. "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God," special evening prayer on Reformation, 4 p.m. Sunday, 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 the Rev. John Setterlund, AGO chaplain.

Gospel Sing. 6:30 p.m. Sunday, First Church of Christ, 100 Maiden Lane, Bismarck. Featuring Mark and Pam Fisher of Springfield.

Speakers

Dr. David Webb. Returns to the pulpit, 10:30 a.m. service Sunday, 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, 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. Monday, 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, lutherancampuscenter@gmail.com.

The Real Exorcist Returns. 7 p.m. Monday, Foellinger Auditorium, 708 S. Mathews Ave., U. Father Vince Lampert, one of a few exorcists in the United States, will share his true experiences with real-life exorcisms and the reality of evil in the world. Sponsored by St. John's Catholic Newman Center at the University of Illinois. Register by http://on.fb.me/17fTOFc.

Workshops, seminars, classes

Creation Seminar. Sessions at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. Monday through Oct. 30, Calvary Baptist Church and Christian Academy, 2106 E. Windsor Road, U. Featuring Jeff Setzer of South Carolina. Topics include the creation of the Earth, dinosaurs, events in Genesis, etc. Children's meetings will also be held each night. 367-2262.

Miscellaneous

Missions and Mothers Restoration Day. 9 a.m. Saturday and 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Morning Star Freewill Baptist Church, 1402 W. Eads St., U. Theme: "God's Chosen Witnesses." Speakers: Sister Samantha Andrews of Restoration Urban Ministry; Sister Pauline Boatwright of Stone Creek Church; Minister Jessie Myles of Morning Star Freewill Baptist; Sister Mary Perry of Canaan Baptist; Sister Yvette Rose of Morning Star; Minister Michael Walker of We Worship Center, on Saturday; Pastor Robert Perry and the Grove Street Congregation, on Sunday.

Blood drive. 8:15 a.m. to noon Sunday, St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 708 W. Main St., U, Bloodmobile. Community Blood Services of Illinois: 367-2202.

Game Day. 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Urbana Baha'i Center, 807 E. Green St. Musical devotions, 10:30 a.m. led by Keith and Cora Hays. Potluck dinner at noon. Activity time for all ages, with fellowship, games, puzzles, 1 to 4 p.m. 355-6557.

Allies of Faith and Immigration Justice Month. Events include:

— Sunday, University Place Christian Church, 403 S. Wright, C. Immigration Justice Fair, 12:30 p.m. Faith groups and civic organizations highlight ways they welcome the stranger and show hospitality to immigrants in Champaign-Urbana. Interfaith worship service, 2 p.m., led by faith leaders from many congregations.

— 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Unitarian Universalist Church of Urbana-Champaign, 309 W. Birch, U. An interactive presentation, "Our View From the Border," by desert aid workers Kate Morgan-Olsen and Ricky Cheney from No More Deaths, a ministry of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson.

New Jerusalem Men's Day. 4 p.m. Sunday, New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, 702 E. Mumford Drive, U. Theme: "Men created to work for Christ Jesus." Guest speaker: Pastor Robert Angel of Redemption Fellowship Church, Milwaukee.

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