Religion calendar, July 4, 2014

Religion calendar, July 4, 2014

To submit items for this calendar, visit news-gazette.com/living and click “Add an event” under the miniature calendar on the page. You must be logged in, then fill in the appropriate fields and submit. Deadline is noon Tuesday before Friday publication.  Events Vacation Bible School. 6 to 7:30 p.m. July 14-18, Bethel Lutheran Church, 901 W. Fairchild St., Danville. Theme: “Wilderness Escape.” For pre-schoolers through sixth grade. Learn about Jesus, including songs and crafts. Friday night concludes with an ice cream social. Register: 442-7352. Summer Zone 2014. 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 21-25, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 27, Cornerstone Christian Church, 1607 Greenwood Cemetery Road, Danville. “TNT (Treasures Not Trinkets).” Lunch, inflatables, games, face painting, prizes, and tons of fun. Closing program, July 27. Register at cornerstonedanville.com/events. 474-2456, 304-2539. Fundraisers/food 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. Music AudioFeed Music Festival. Continues July 4 through July 6, Champaign County Fairgrounds, 1302 N. Coler Ave., U. Main hours: 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. July 4 and 5, and 10 a.m. to noon July 6. Christian music event, featuring more than 75 bands and a variety of speakers, with a focus on independent and “edgy” Christian music and culture. Full event tickets as well as day passes at audiofeedfestival.com and at the gate. 419-1463, 671-1450. Gospel Music in the Park. 6 to 8 p.m. July 12, Christman Park, Rossville. Featuring The Jerry Adams Family of Speedway, Ind., singing Southern gospel, inspirational and country gospel. And the Cruse Brothers of Tangier, Ind., playing several instruments and singing country gospel. 495-0011. Bach Vespers II. 5 p.m. July 13, First Presbyterian Church of Urbana, 602 W. Green St. Second in the Urbana Bach Cantatas Project’s series of three free concerts/services of evening prayer that center around the sacred cantatas, choral motets and psalms of Johann Sebastian Bach. It includes a professional choir, accompanied by an orchestra playing on period instruments from the 1700s. July 13 features music for solo soprano, featuring Alexandra Nowakowski.   Workshops, classes 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, BibleEducationCenter.org. Pen to Paper: A Writer’s workshop. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 19 and 1 to 6 p.m. July 20, Urbana Baha’i Center, 807 E. Green St. Facilitated by Published writers Sharon Nesbit-Davis and Heidi Hendron Baker. Open to any level of writing expertise, and any category of writing is acceptable. Participants must be at least 18 and provide their own writing materials. Fee $10, includes Saturday lunch and snacks. Register before July 17; email Sabrina at sabrinahil@comcast.net. Miscellaneous New pastor at Mount Vernon. First sermon, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Mount Vernon (Champaign) United Methodist Church, 2201 County Road 2200 North, C. The Rev. Megan Thompson is an associate pastor at Gibson City United Methodist Church and she will continue with a split appointment at Mount Vernon. She earned a Master of Divinity from Boston University School of Theology. Her husband, the Rev. Jeremiah Thompson, is pastor of Farmer City and Weedman United Methodist churches. They live in Farmer City and have one daughter and another child due in September.  BLAST (Believe, Learn and Seek Truth). 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, First United Methodist Church, 210 W. Church St., C. A monthly children’s ministry program for age 3 to 5th grade. Includes dinner, watch a re-enactment of a Bible story, sing worship songs, meet in small groups, then play games. 356-9078.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. Taize service: Peace in the marketplace. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, First Mennonite Church, 902 W. Springfield Ave., U. Meditative service of prayer and song focusing on making peace through our interactions within the marketplace. fmc-cu.org, office@fmc-cu.org.

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