Religion calendar, April 4, 2014

Religion calendar, April 4, 2014

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Second Seder with Sinai Temple and Hillel. 5:30 p.m. April 15, Illini Hillel, 503 E. John St., C. Family-friendly community seder, led by Rabbi Alan. Doors open, 5 p.m. Complimentary valet parking, 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. and again at the conclusion of the seder. Cost: $12-$24, children under 5 years old, free. Register by today, or 352-8140.


Churchwide indoor flea market. 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Countryside United Methodist Church, 1807 County Road 1000 N, between Sidney and Philo. Also, a silent auction, bake sale, Sonshine Cafe and more. Proceeds will benefit the Salvation Army and the Unit 7 Schools. 684-5276.

ASP Fundraiser Trivia Night. 5:30 p.m. April 12, First United Methodist Church, 210 W. Church St., C. Sponsored by First United Methodist Youth Group. Form a team of six to eight people. Registration, 5:30 p.m. Trivia, 6 p.m. Entry fee $10. Fee used to support the costs of the participants in the 2014 ASP (Appalachia Service Project) trip. Free child care. Snacks. No registration. 356-9078.

Wesley Evening Food Pantry. 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, parking entrance on Mathews Avenue, south of Green Street. Door on Goodwin Avenue south of Green, Urbana. Monthly food distribution for households below 200 percent of the federal poverty level. Order of food distribution is random; no need to arrive early., 344-1120.


Christian comedian and singer. 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, United Community Church, 300 S. Lincoln St., Broadlands. Performance by Greg Strange from Nashville, Tenn., followed by refreshments. Information: 369-7813.


Dr. David Webb of Carle Clinic, Mahomet. 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Mount Vernon (Champaign) United Methodist Church, 2201 County Road 900 E, C. Delivers the second part of a two-part message delving into Mary's anointing of Jesus in preparation for his passion and crucifixion. A family physician, Webb has taught and chaired the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, and has been an adult Christian educator in central Illinois for 38 years, currently at Second Presbyterian Church, Bloomington.

Workshops, classes

Sustainability seminar series. Continues 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. Sundays, through April 13, education wing, First Presbyterian Church of Urbana, 602 W. Green St. Series in three sessions on "Sustainability and the Champaign County Land Resource Management Plan," sponsored by the church's Earth Care team and open to the public. April 6: Dan Olson, executive director of the Champaign County Forest Preserve District, will consider whether the management plan adequately protects the preserves from the negative impacts of discretionary development in adjacent areas and minimizes disturbance of their natural quality, habitat value and aesthetic character. Free.

Conversational English class. Two weekly classes, 6:30 p.m. Mondays through April 14 and 10 a.m. Thursdays through April 17, First United Methodist Church of Urbana, 304 S. Race St. Class offers assistance in better understanding the English language. Free, no registration. 367-8384,

English as a second language. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays through Dec. 15, Bible Education Center, Lincoln Square, Urbana. Classes at three levels of competency for developing English skills including spoken and written language. 367-2100,

Bible classes. 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, Bible Education Center, Lincoln Square, Urbana. Online Bible Study Resources Class, continues 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays through April 23. Students should bring their own laptop, tablet or smartphone. To bring a desktop system to class, contact the center to make arrangements for power. The "Gospel of Peter" — I and II Peter — continues 7 to 8 p.m. Thursdays through May 15. 367-2100,


School open house/registration night. 6 to 8 p.m. today, First Baptist Christian School, 1211 N. Vermilion St., Danville. Games and registration table in the gym and food items in the lunchroom. 442-2424.

Sinai Temple Passover Showcase. Continues 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Davis Chapel, Sinai Temple, 3104 W. Windsor Road, C. Everything you need to observe and celebrate Passover. Additional hours in the Gift Shop: 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 13. By appointment, call 352-8140.

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

Blood drives. 2 to 6 p.m. Monday, Community Church of God, 535 S. Bowman Ave., Danville; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Wesley Church and Foundation, 1203 W. Green St., U; 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Mahomet Christian Church, 908 N. Lake of the Woods Road, Mahomet; noon to 6 p.m. Thursday, Father Paul F. Dinan Parish, Hall, 150 N. Maple St., Paxton. Appointments or more information: 800-733-2767,

Depression support group. 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 108 E. Church St., Gifford. Meets the second Tuesday of every month. 568-7196 or 568-7516.

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