Religion calendar, Dec. 1-7, 2017

Religion calendar, Dec. 1-7, 2017

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Remembrance service for World AIDS Day. 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. today, St. Peter's United Church of Christ Chapel, 905 S. Russell St., C. You are invited to wear red as a sign of remembrance. Call 217-356-3635.

Worship the King Celebration Anniversary Service. 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Apostolic Life, 2107 N. High Cross Road, U. Information: 217-367-5433.

Nativity walk. 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2101 S. Prospect Ave., C. Outside, a live Nativity scene with live animals, including a camel. Inside, walk through Nativity scenes displayed from all over the world. Finish your walk in the fellowship hall for refreshments.

Live Nativity. 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday,Trinity Lutheran Church, 701 E. Florida Ave., U. Join in celebrating the 20th anniversary of Trinity's commemoration of Jesus' birth. Call 217-367-8923.

Chrismon service. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday,First Mennonite Church, 902 W. Springfield Ave., U. Service is for all ages and open to the community. Call 367-5353.

Community meal and Taize service. 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, University Place Christian Church, 403 S. Wright St., C. Meal at 6 p.m., followed by a Taize service of meditation, singing and prayers for the world. All are welcome. Call 217-367-5353.


Food distribution:

— Catholic Charities' Tolono Food Pantry. 9 to 10:30 a.m. Fridays and 5 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays (excluding holidays) at St. Patrick Catholic Church parish hall, 212 E. Washington St., Tolono. Call 217-621-5694 or 217-355-8413.

— Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal Church Sack Lunch Ministry. 9 a.m. Monday through Friday excluding holidays; use office entrance at 208 W. University St., C. Free sack lunches. Visit

— Wesley Food Pantry at Parkland College. 10 a.m. to noon first and third Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Wednesday, at Parkland College, M Building, Room M-138, on the northwest side of the campus across from the planetarium, Champaign. Open to public. Call 217-344-1120, or email

— Wesley Evening Food Pantry. Pantry hours, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday in rooms 48 and 50, Wesley Student Center United Methodist Church, 120 W. Green St., U. Additionally, college students-only pantry hours, 3 to 5 p.m. first Monday of the month; student ID required. For information, or call 217-344-1120.

'Christmas Music Extravaganza.' 7p.m. today, St. James United Methodist Church, 504 N. Vermilion St., Danville. Concert of secular and sacred Christmas music by Danville Barbershop Chorus, featuring the Danville High School Madrigals. Tickets: $5-$10, children under 5 years old free; at the door. Proceeds will benefit Fair Hope Ministry in Danville.

Cookie and Craft Fair. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, St. Peter's United Church of Christ, 905 S. Russell St., C. A free event for both shoppers and vendors. Call 217-356-3635.

Cookie and Craft Corner. 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Bondville United Methodist Church, 100 Chestnut St., Bondville. Call 217-493-4012.

Feeding Body and Soul Saturday. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Wesley United Methodist Church at the University of Illinois, 1203 W. Green St., U. An evening of stories by storytellers from the CU Storytelling Guild to benefit the Wesley Evening Food Pantry. This event is geared toward adults. Suggested donation, $10; all money collected will go to the food pantry.

48th annual Christmas Benefit Concerts. Both on Sunday — 3 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church, Charleston; 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Mattoon. A freewill offering will be collected for area food pantry and homeless shelter programs. Call 217-549-6671.

Presbyterian Women Christmas Tea. Noon Dec. 7, Westminster Hall, First Presbyterian Church of Champaign, 302 W. Church St., C. "Stories of Christmas Carols." Light lunch and Christmas treats. Call 356-7238

Annual pancake and sausage breakfast. 8 to 11 a.m. Dec. 9, Bement United Methodist Church, 249 N. Piatt St., Bement. A small buffet also will be available. Cost is by donation.

Annual holiday bazaar. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 9, St. Christopher Church, 1501 E. Grove St., Rantoul. Two raffles will be held, one for an adult and one for a child. There will be a cake walk every hour to win a free cake. Chili and hot dog lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. Call 217-369-7092.


2017 annual Canaan/Community Choir performance. 6 p.m. Dec. 10, Canaan Baptist Church sanctuary, 402 W. Main St., U. All interested singers who wish to participate in singing excerpts from G. F. Handel's "Messiah" may join rehearsals, 7 to 8:15 p.m. Dec. 5 and 7 at the church. A freewill offering will be taken at the concert for the academy's scholarship fund. Call 217-367-2158.

Christmas-carol sing-along. 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday, University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright St., C. Refreshments served. Hosted by All Souls Presbyterian Church (PCA). Call 217-766-2006.

Christian-music concert. 3 p.m. Sunday, Peace Lutheran Church, Thomasboro. Featuring the singing group Chosen. An offering will be taken. Sandwiches, cookies and drinks served after the concert.


Ludlow church services. 4:30 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 1 through February 2018, Ludlow United Methodist Church, Ludlow. Beginning in December, the church is changing the service to Saturday evenings. Call 217-781-2863 for more information.

Movies at McKinley. 2 p.m. Saturday, The McKinley Foundation at the University of Illinois, 809 S. Fifth St., C. "Carbon Nation," a feature documentary film by Peter Byck. Free. Call 217-344-0297 for more information.

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