Religion calendar, Oct. 12-19, 2018

Religion calendar, Oct. 12-19, 2018

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"The Good News." 7 p.m. today, 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Sodo Theatre, 111 S. Walnut St., C. CHM Bible Theatre Productions presents a Community Gospel Stage Play Production. Tickets at Call 317-763-0364 or email for information.

Rosary rally. Noon Saturday, St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church, 100 S. Church St., Thomasboro. Call Christine at 217-840-6749.

WOW (Women of Wealth) Conference. 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Urbana Civic Center, 108 E. Water St., U. For tickets, contact Mary Anderson at 390-6044 or

Annual Men's Day. 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. services Sunday, Morning Star Freewill Baptist Church, 1402 W. Eads St., U.

CROP Hunger Walk and disaster relief. 2 p.m. Sunday, Faith United Methodist Church, 1719 S. Prospect Ave., C. Each year for 27 years, churches and groups in the Champaign-Urbana area have walked to raise funds. Last year, almost $24,000 was raised, and 25 percent of that stayed in C-U to help with hunger.

The Call Gathering. 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Windsor Road Christian Church, 2501 Windsor Road, C. Annual gathering promoting adoption and foster care in Champaign-Urbana. Call 217-778-9636 or email


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. Food distribution. Call 217-621-5694 or 217-355-8413.

Arts and crafts bazaar. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Holy Cross Parish Center, 405 W. Clark St., C. Lunch available on Saturday. Free admission. For information, visit or call 217-721-2524.

Fair Hope Benefit Concert. 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, St. James United Methodist Church, 504 N. Vermilion St., Danville. Featuring the music of North Street Soul and Dan First. A goodwill offering is accepted at the door with all proceeds donated to Fair Hope Children's Ministry's building fund. Collection boxes on-site to donate only new socks and underwear and gently used clothing for boys and girls. Call 217-497-7616.

Annual chili and vegetable soup supper. 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Union Corner United Methodist Church, 14158 Perrysville Road, Danville. Freewill offering. Call 217-497-5764 for information.

Her House Maternity Home's annual spaghetti dinner and raffle. Doors open at 5 p.m. Saturday, CrossRoads, 3613 N. Vermilion St., Danville. Tickets, $10; available at and at the event. Call 217-213-9212.

The Pumpkin Patch. Open noon to 6 p.m. daily, Oct. 14-31, Trinity Lutheran Church, 701 E. Florida Ave., U. Pumpkins and decorative gourds available. Each purchase supports the Haiti Feeding Program, Orphan Grain Train, Eastern Illinois Foodbank and Operation Christmas Child. Call 367-8923.

Stone Creek Church Big Give. Nov. 17. Stone Creek Church, 2502 S. Race St., U. Thanksgiving Food Baskets. Stone Creek Church in cooperation with the Urbana Meijer and the University of Illinois Office of Volunteer Programs, is offering baskets containing a whole turkey and other Thanksgiving groceries for those in need. Pre-register: Google form at; call 217-600-2311; or at the church, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 29, 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 1, 10 to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 4.

Fundraiser for care packages drive. 2 to 8 p.m. Oct. 21, Central Tavern, Thomasboro. There will be food, a 50/50 drawing and music by The Woolridge Band and Broken Prairie. Toiletry items and more are needed for the annual drive held by Ruby Splittstoesser. The packages are sent to U.S. troops serving overseas and to the VA Hospital, Danville. Monetary gifts are also welcome. Call 217-643-7522 for a list of the items needed.


The Taylors. 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 21, St. John Lutheran Church, 203 E. Church St., Royal. The dynamic sibling trio from North Carolina will be in concert. No tickets required. A love offering will be collected.


Bible study. 7 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 25-Nov. 15, Bible Education Center, Lincoln Square Mall, Urbana. Free. Call 217-367-2100 or visit


"Meeting the Challenges of Global Warming." 11 a.m. to noon Sunday, First Presbyterian Church of Urbana, 602 W. Green St. Seminar 1: "The Science of Climate Change and What it Means for the American People" by Don Wuebbles, the Harry E. Preble professor of atmospheric sciences, University of Illinois. Call 356-5860 or 367-8357.


Rescue Us Meeting. 6 to 8:30 p.m. every Friday, First Church of Christ, 503 N. Main St., Georgetown. Transportation and child care provided. Call 217-474-2306 or 217-274-0333.

Jericho March. 2:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday,Planned Parenthood, 302 E. Stoughton St., C. Details at and on Facebook at 40 Days for Life Champaign-Urbana.

Second Sunday devotional program. 3:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Baha'i Center, 807 E. Green St., U. Devotions, followed by a demonstration of Tai Chi Qigong by black belt Karen Lavazza. At 5 p.m., a potluck supper. Open to everyone. Call 217-355-6557 for information.

Stitch-a-thon. 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 21, Bible Education Center at Lincoln Square, Urbana. A "work at your own pace" opportunity or donations of yarn or money are graciously accepted. Call 217-367-2100 or email

Blood drive. 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 24, First United Methodist Church, 200 E. Maple St., Fairbury. To make an appointment, visit or call800-733-2767.