Religion calendar, Nov. 10-16, 2017

Religion calendar, Nov. 10-16, 2017

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Movies at McKinley. 7 p.m. Fridays through Nov. 17, The McKinley Foundation at the University of Illinois, 809 S. 5th St., C. Today, Part II movie of a new film series, "Confronting Racism Head On: Examining Race Relations Portrayed by Hollywood," is "Gentleman's Agreement" (1948); Part III on Nov. 17 is "The Visitor" (2008). Call 217-344-0297.

Laymen's Ministry's 73rd annual day. Services at 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Nov. 19, Salem Baptist Church, 500 E. Park, C. Theme: "If God Is For Us, Who Can Be Against Us." Morning message by the Rev. Dr. Claude E. Shelby Sr., pastor of Salem, and by Nathaniel Banks, former superintendent of Sunday school at Bethel AME Church, at the afternoon service. Music by Salem Men's Choir.

Interfaith Thanksgiving Program. 3 p.m. Nov. 19, I Hotel, 1900 S. First St., C. Hosted by Interfaith Alliance of Champaign County. The program features poetry and reflections from various faith communities, music by the Barrington Coleman Family and Amasong, and a children's activity. Nonperishable foods will be collected to donate to Eastern Illinois Foodbank. Free. Information at


Chicken-noodle dinner. 4 to 6 p.m. today, United Methodist Church 1400 N. Vermilion St., Danville. Cost: adults, $8; children ages 6-12, $4; ages 5 and younger are free.

Villa Grove United Methodist Church annual fundraiser. 7 a.m. to noon Saturday at the church, 302 Second St., Villa Grove. Assorted craft and food items for sale. Tickets also sold for drawing with prize of a colorful batik quilt, hand-pieced and hand-quilted by the Villa Grove United Methodist Quilters. Proceeds go to Cunningham Children's Home. Call 832-3971.

Fall bazaar. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Rankin United Methodist Church, Berquist Fellowship Hall, 328 N. Main St., Rankin. Coffee and rolls, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 397-2340.

Annual holiday bazaar. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Meadowbrook Community Church, 1902 S. Duncan Road, C. Breakfast and lunch available for purchase. Call 530-7068.

Champaign-Urbana Jewish Federation Annual Campaign Kickoff. 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Cohen Center for Jewish Life (Hillel), 503 E. John St., C. CUJF launches its annual fundraising campaign with speaker Josh George, gold-medalist Paralympian athlete and a graduate of the University of Illinois. Drinks, appetizers and dessert. Tickets: $20, adults; $10, students. Call 367-9872 or email for more information.

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Collection Week. Shoeboxes can be dropped off the week of Nov. 13-20 at locations throughout central Illinois. Drop-off times are different for each church. Locations at Email Loretta at

Drummer Boy Bazaar. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Immanuel Lutheran Church, school gym, 1930 N. Bowman Ave., Danville. Hosted by the Women's Guild. Pulled pork luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; $8. Carryouts available. Proceeds will benefit local and Lutheran charities. Call 442-5675.

St. Luke's food pantry. 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, St. Luke CME Church, 809 N. Fifth St., C. Food distribution. Call 356-4922 or email


Bible study. 7 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 7, Bible Education Center, Lincoln Square Mall, Urbana. The class, "Little Words, Big Meanings." Free. Call 367-2100 or visit


Friday Forum. Noon to 1 p.m. today, University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright St., C. Fall series, "Building a Better Environmental Movement-2017." Jonathan Pereira, executive director of Plant Chicago, on "Conservation, Waste and the Revitalization of Urban Communities." Call 217-337-1500 or visit


At The Cross. 7 p.m. Saturday, Countryside United Methodist Church, 1807 County Road 1000 N, U. Contemporary worship service centered around worshiping Jesus. Contact Jamie Essien at

Veterans coffee. 8 to 10 a.m. Monday, St. Peter's United Church of Christ, 905 S. Russell St., C. All veterans are invited to a coffee and doughnut gathering. Free.

GROW Self-Help Group. 1 to 3 p.m. every Monday, First Presbyterian Church, 302 W. Church St., C. Groups vary in size from three to 15, and are run by their own members. Strictly voluntary and anonymous, and there are no fees or dues. Call 217-390-2583 or email

Champaign-Urbana Christian Women's Connection Luncheon. Noon Tuesday, Hilton Garden Inn, 1501 S. Neil St. C.Luncheon for all ladies in the area. Speaker: Theresa Rutherford of Plainfield on "Do You Need a Hero?" Feature: Fundraiser, come and win a money tree. Bake sale and silent purse auction. Tickets $17 at the door. Call 621-4245.

Taize service. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, First Mennonite Church, 902 W. Springfield Ave., U. All are welcome. Call 217-367-5353.

Danville Christian Women's Connection Luncheon. Noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Danville Boat Club. Feature: Christopher & Banks Fall Style Show. Speaker: Terry Rutherford on "Do You Need a Hero?" Music: Darin Troglia. Cost $15. To register, call Kathy at 474-9996 or Sharon at 765-793-3296.

GROW Self-Help Group. 2 to 4 p.m. every Wednesday, First United Methodist Church of Rantoul, 200 S. Century Blvd. Free. Call 390-2583 or email

Blood drive. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 18, Living Hope Christian Church, 201 S. Seminary St., Downs.To schedule an appointment, visit or call 800-733-2767.

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