Religion calendar, Jan. 31, 2014

Religion calendar, Jan. 31, 2014

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Faith and Family Night. 7 p.m. Feb. 7, David S. Palmer Arena, Danville. Attend a Danville Dashers professional hockey game. Sponsored by Faith in Action and Faith in Action South. Designed to provide entertainment and fellowship to church groups and families. Tickets: $5 in advance (until 3 p.m. game day) from Faith in Action South, 267-2752; $6-$8 at the box office; for a church group, Chris Good, 267-2752 or 202-9459.


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. Food distribution. May come twice per calendar month. Just need to be 18 or older and show a photo ID. No location restrictions. 689-1427.


Blue Suede Crew in concert. 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 8, Savoy United Methodist Church, 3002 W. Old Church Road, C. Tickets $15 at or at the door. Kids under 10 years, free.


Tolkien and the Arts Conference. 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, University Baptist Church, 314 E. Daniel St., C. Presented by Urbana Theological Seminary. Discussing the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. Keynote speaker: Jef Murray, artist and author, "Fanning the Secret Fire: Sub-Creation as a Spiritual Voyage." Murray's artwork will be used to discuss humanity's role as "the servants of the secret fire." Other speakers: the Rev. Charles Klamut, St. John's Catholic Newman Center; Rick Williams, Baptist Student Foundation at the University of Illinois; Melody Green, Urbana Theological Seminary; and Bryan Mead, Judah Christian School. Free. No registration.

Workshops, classes

'To Be a Jew in the Free World.' 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sundays, Feb. 2 to March 9, Chabad Center for Jewish Life, 509 S. Fourth St., C. Jewish identity through the lens of modern history. Six-week course from the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute. Fee $79, includes textbook. 355-8672,

Conversational English class. Two weekly classes, 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 3 through April 14, and 10 a.m. Thursdays, Feb. 6 through April 17, First United Methodist Church of Urbana, 304 S. Race St. Class offers assistance in better understanding the English language. Free. 367-8384,

Dinner and Alpha Bible Course. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Feb. 4 through April 22, plus one Saturday (date to be determined), First United Methodist Church of Urbana's Parsonage, Urbana. Explores various aspects of the Christian faith. Register by Sunday. Free. 367-8384,

'Making Peace with the Land: Ecology and Christianity Study.' Four-week study, two small groups, 10:15 a.m. or 7 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Feb. 6, Wesley United Methodist Church, 1203 W. Green St., U. Examining biblical call to ecological faithfulness. Focus on the book by Fred Bahnson and Norman Wirzba., 344-1120.


Children's Church. 10:30 a.m. Sundays, Feb. 2 through April 13, Kids' Room, First United Methodist Church of Urbana, 304 S. Race St. Except Feb. 23 and March 30. Breakfast, Scripture reading and discussion, singing/music. On Feb. 16, March 16 and April 13, includes lunch and an outing. 367-8384,

Little Angels. 7 p.m. Thursday, Presence 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.

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