Religion calendar, May 19-25, 2017

Religion calendar, May 19-25, 2017

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Open house for Father Michael Kuse. 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Blessed Sacrament Church, 1119 S. Seventh St., Quincy. Friends from Villa Grove, Hume and Brocton area are welcome to attend. Kuse, a Catholic priest, served Sacred Heart in Villa Grove, St. Michael in Hume and St. Thomas in Brocton from 1981-1984. He was director of vocations for the diocese from 1988-2000, is celebrating his 50th jubilee and will retire June 30. A special presentation will be at 4:30 p.m. He will celebrate his 50th jubilee Masses on Saturday and Sunday in Quincy. Friends are encouraged to send cards of congratulations to or to the church. Call 222-2759 or email

Family camp opens 62nd year of camping. Evening of May 26 and ends after breakfast, May 29, Little Galilee Christian Camp and Retreat Center, 7539 Little Galilee Road, Clinton. In addition to adult programming, age-appropriate recreation, worship and Bible classes will be offered for youths from second grade through high school. The first of 43 different youth sessions offered this summer begin June 4. Call 935-3809, email or for more information.

Pastor anniversary celebration. 3 p.m. Sunday, Morning Star Freewill Baptist Church, 1402 W. Eads St., U. Pastor and Sister Jimmie O. Holmes will celebrate their 35th anniversary at Morning Star, with a special guest and speaker, Jericho Missionary Baptist Church Pastor Lekevie C. Johnson. Call 766-9529 for information.

Salem Baptist Church's 151st church anniversary. 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Salem Baptist Church, 500 E. Park St., C. Theme: "A Unified Church." Guest speaker, the Rev. Keith L. Thomas, Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church.

Vacation Bible school campout. 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 9 and 3 to 7 p.m. June 10, First United Methodist Church of Champaign, 210 W. Church St. Kids discover Jesus' light! A weekend of fun with Bible exploration, projects-with-a-purpose, wilderness games, music and more. Saturday will feature a program beginning at 5:30 p.m., followed by a meal. Suggested fee, $10 per participant; $20 per family. CDs are available for purchase, $5. Information at


Parking lot sale. 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Apostolic Life Church, 2107 N. High Cross Road, Urbana. This sale is to support the local Bible Quiz teams. Information: or call 367-5433.

Church basement and bake sale. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Saturday, Champaign Church of the Brethren, 1210 N. Neil St. Vintage glassware, household items, clothing, shoes and all the things you'd expect, plus baked goods galore, crafts, and knife sharpening ($3). Bag sale from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. Get a bag of clothing for $3. For information, call 355-3852.


Spring Music Festival. 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, 2201 County Road 900 E, C. The Praise Band and Choir and a string trio of young musicians will perform. The festival will include praise music to pop, bluegrass, jazz and other genres. The festival is free while the church will takes its usual Sunday offering. Call 766-3430.


Grace and Truth in the Gospel of John. 7 p.m. Thursdays, June 1-29, Bible Education Center, Lincoln Square Mall. John's Gospel is more than anything about the love of God. The classes will focus on the use of his grace and his truth to reveal his love. For information, go to or call 367-2100.


Interfaith Alliance of Champaign County monthly meeting. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 24, Wesley United Methodist Church, 1203 W. Green St., C. This meeting is open to members of all religious faiths, both clergy and nonclergy, and is an opportunity to develop understanding between the different faiths as they work together to advance the welfare of the people of the Champaign-Urbana community. Feel free to bring a sack lunch. For information, call 355-6557.

Stitch-a-thon. 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Bible Education Center at Lincoln Square, Urbana. The SNUGGLES volunteer organization provides knitted and crocheted squares that are sewn together in South Africa into blankets or sweaters for children in the neediest of day care centers. "Work at your own pace." Bring needles and yarn or use donated materials. Light refreshments. Call 367-2100 or email

Champaign-Urbana Christian Women's Connection. Noon Tuesday, Hilton Garden Inn, 1501 S. Neil St. C. Luncheon for all ladies in the area. Speaker: Charlene Dennis of St. Louis, "My Princess Story, and This is NO Fairy Tale." Music: Robin Hettinger. Feature: Martha Heinhorst — "Spring Cleaning." Affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries. Tickets $17 at the door. Call 621-4245.

Danville Christian Women's Connection. Noon Wednesday, Danville Boat Club. Doors open at 11 a.m., with lunch served at noon. All area women are invited to the luncheon. To register, call Kathy at 474-9996 or Sharon at 765-793-3296.

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