Religion calendar, May 9, 2014

Religion calendar, May 9, 2014

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'A Day at Stateville.' 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today, Unitarian Universalist Church of U-C.309 W. Green St., U. A staged reading of a play presented by The Changing Minds Campaign. Written by Stateville Correctional Center prisoners and performed by former Stateville prisoners.Question-and-answer session. Church sponsors include Unitarian Universalist Church of Urbana-Champaign, U-C Friends Meeting, Channing-Murray Foundation, First Mennonite Church. Free. 384-8862.

A Caribbean Weekend. 10 a.m. to noon Saturday and 8 and 9 a.m. services Sunday, First Presbyterian Church of Champaign, 302 W. Church St. Saturday morning, meet (via Skype) Jo Ella Holman, the Presbyterian Church USA liaison to the Caribbean, followed by Nils Jacobsen from the University of Illinois Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies on "Cuba in the Caribbean Context." Noon Saturday, over a lunch of Jamaican jerk chicken, Joe Grant will talk about the evolution of the Mass and the use of the steel drums and other instruments. Sunday services feature a performance of Glenn McClure's "Caribbean Mass," by the choir, soloists and the IPan,University of Illinois' steel drum ensemble. For lunch cost and registration, call 356-7238.


Rummage sale. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Trinity Lutheran Church, 701 E. Florida Ave., U. Bag sale on May 10.

Garage and bake sale. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 16 and 8 a.m. to noon May 17, Centerville United Methodist Church, 2269 Lickskillet Road, White Heath.

Food distribution:

— 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. 689-1427.

— Wesley Evening Food Pantry. 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, parking entrance on Matthews, south of Green. Door on Goodwin 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.

— St. Luke's Food Pantry. 10 a.m. to noon May 17, St. Luke CME Church, 809 N. Fifth St., C. 356-4922.


Brent Vernon. 7 p.m. today, Mansfield United Methodist Church, Mansfield. Vernon, an accomplished Christian music artist, songwriter, ventriloquist and children's book author and illustrator, presents a family friendly performance, including his music and comedic skits with Sam the Dummy. Free-will offering. Refreshments afterward. 489-5691,


Rachel Rebecca Berry. 10:30 a.m. service, Sunday, Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, 2201 County Road 900 E., Champaign. Berry, a mission intern with the United Methodist Church assigned to Mary's Place, a shelter for local women and children and for refugees from Sudan, Eritrea and Somalia, will speak about her work with homeless women and children in the greater Seattle, Wash., area. 359-0196.


Good Samaritan Senior Outreach Services Potluck. 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, St. Patrick Parish Church, Tolono. Kevin Polonus of North Western Mutual presents a program on "Financial Planning for Seniors." Everyone over 55 is invited. Donation $2, along with a dish to share and a White Elephant prize for bingo. Call Celeste, 485-7775, Nancy, 485-5594 or JoAnn, 485-5311.

Support groups:

— Cancer Prayer and Support Group. 6:30 p.m. Monday, Fithian United Methodist Church, 101 Clinton St. 548-2416, 582-2517.

— Depression support group. 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 108 E. Church St., Gifford. 568-7196, 568-7516.

— GriefShare. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through May 22, Southside Nazarene Church, 1629 King St., Tilton. Christ-centered, grief recovery group. 446-7876, 354-4149.

Blood drive. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 16 at CrossRoads Christian Church, 3613 N. Vermilion St. in Danville, Ill. Red Cross: 800-733-2767, to make an appointment.

Little Galilee Christian Camp. Two family camps, May 23-26 (Memorial Day weekend) and Aug. 29-Sept. 1 (Labor Day weekend), 7539 Little Galilee Road, Clinton. Age-appropriate recreation, worship and Bible classes offered for the entire family Friday evening through Monday morning. Forty-six different youth camp sessions for youths entering second grade through high school, June 8-Aug. 10., 935-3809,

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