Religion calendar, Aug. 17-24, 2018

Religion calendar, Aug. 17-24, 2018

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Religious school student registration. 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday, Sinai Temple, 3104 W. Windsor Road, C. Registration is a family-focused event, so come for pancakes, registration and a blood drive (until 1 p.m.). Breakfast is open to the community; the cost is $5, $20 max per family; email Rabbi Jody,, by Aug. 15, reservations not required. To sign up for the blood drive, call 217-378-5155 to reserve a time.

Farmer City End of Summer Community Party. Noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Weedman Park, Farmer City. The party is a fun, free event for the entire Blue Ridge community. Food, music, games and more. Visit for more information.

Back to School Bash. 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Hessel Park, 1400 Grandview Drive, C. Sponsored by Apostolic Life. Giveaways, free food and drinks, free games, free inflatables and more. For more information, visit or call 217-367-5433.


Fair Hope Children's Ministry's garage sale fundraiser. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Bowman Avenue United Methodist Church, 911 N. Bowman Ave., Danville. Household items and attic treasures for sale. This is a fundraiser for the faith-based children's organization's building fund. The ministry is currently outgrowing its facility located behind Bowman Avenue United Methodist Church. Call 217-497-5764 for more information.

St. Luke's food pantry. 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, St. Luke CME Church, 809 N. Fifth St., C. Food distribution on the third Saturday each month. Call 217-356-4922 or email

Jesus Is The Way's "Circle of Love" Fundraiser 2018. 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 24, Laborers' International Union North America Local 703, 108 E. Anthony Drive, U. This annual fundraising banquet is to celebrate the lives being changed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ through Jesus Is The Way Prison Ministry. In addition to the meal, hear from the lives being affected through JITWPM. Guest speaker Les Alderson, who has been doing prison ministry for many years and is also the State Representative for Celebrate Recovery (CR) Inside. Seating is free but limited to adults only. To register, call 217-892-4044 or visit


Transitional housing program orientations. 10 a.m. Wednesdays, through Aug. 22, Restoration Urban Ministries, 1213 Parkland Court, C. To participate in Restoration Urban Ministries' program, attendance to one of these orientations is needed and an application needs to be completed at that time. The faith-based transitional living facility empowers individuals and families toward "Christ centered self-sufficiency" through 260 hours of classroom instruction. For more information, call 217-355-2662.

Blood drive. 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, First United Methodist Church, 200 E. Maple St., Fairbury. To schedule an appointment, visit or call800-733-2767.

GROW Self-Help Group. 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 12, First United Methodist Church of Rantoul, 200 S. Century Blvd. A weekly mutual help support group. Free. Call 217-390-2583 or email

Champaign/Urbana Christian Women's Connection Luncheon. Noon Aug. 28, Hilton Garden Inn, 1501 S. Neil St., C. Luncheon for all ladies in the area. Speaker: Sue Tunberg of Moline, "Angels." Music: Teresa Rund. Feature: "Angels" by Sue Tunberg. Tickets are $17 at the door. Affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries. Call 217-649-1592 or 217-586-7026 for more information.

Danville Christian Women's Connection Luncheon. Noon to 2 p.m. Aug. 29, Danville Boat Club, 15750 Boat Club Road, Danville. Doors open, 11 a.m. Lunch theme: "Angels of Giving." Speaker: Sue Tunberg, "Angels." Feature: Tracy Cherry Designs. Music will be provided by Stephanie Spangler. Affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries. Cost, $15. Call Kathy at 217-474-999 by Sunday to register.