Religion calendar, May 10-17, 2019

Religion calendar, May 10-17, 2019

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Spring revival. 7 p.m. today, Salem Baptist Church, 500 E. Park, C. Final service in a three-night revival with the Rev. Denny Davis of St. John Church Unleashed, Grand Prairie, Texas, revival evangelist for the services. Music by Salem's Music Ministry and visiting churches in the community.

Church's 136th anniversary celebrated. 10 a.m. May 19, Second Baptist Church, 940 Franklin, Danville. Second Baptist will celebrate its anniversary at the morning service with Pastor James A. Green of Greater Gethsemane Baptist Church, Indianapolis, delivering the message. Green is a native of Danville.

2019 Family Festival. Noon to 2 p.m. May 19, Wesley United Methodist Church, 1203 W. Green St., U. Free event, featuring food and fun for the whole family. Activities include a soda ring toss, family Polaroid picture with costumes, face painting and more. Call 217-344-1120.

"Ignite Your World" Youth Rally. June 1, First Baptist Church, 231 N. Illinois, Atwood. Registration, 4:30 p.m. Free meal, 5 p.m. For all kids who just completed Grades 5-12. Guest speaker: Doug Davis of Arthur, a full-time high school teacher of 26 years and pastor for 13 years at Arthur Southern Baptist Church. Worship leader: Mitch Fleming of Atwood, leads praise and worship for Ignite Youth Ministry each Wedesday evening. Music will be contemporary Christian songs. For information, email or call 217-57-2555.

Vacation Bible School. 9 to 11:30 a.m. June 3-7, Muncie Baptist Church, Muncie. Farm Fresh Faith, an underwater adventure, is an exciting and interactive learning experience for all children, ages kindergarten to seventh grade. To register, call 217-548-2116. Children can also register at the event.


Rummage sale. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 10-11, Hammond United Methodist Church fellowship hall, located at 3rd and D streets, Hammond. Shop and eat as the ladies will serve snacks, and beginning at 11 a.m. there will be homemade soup, sandwiches, desserts and drinks available. This is a fundraiser for the Methodist Women mission projects. This sale is in connection with the Hammond all-around-town garage sales.

McKinley Food Pantry at Garden Hills. 4 to 6 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, Garden Hills Elementary School, 2001 Garden Hills Drive, C. Food distribution is available to any family in need, especially those families within the Garden Hills community. Call 217-344-0297 or email

Culinary fundraiser. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Sinai Temple, 3104 Windsor Road, C. The event features award-winning chef Michael Solomonov and restaurateur Steven Cook, and includes appetizers and a meal, featuring several of the recipes from their cookbook, "Israeli Soul: Easy, Essential, Delicious," followed by a Q&A. Proceeds will benefit Sinai Temple's Yesod Le'Atid Foundation for the Future renovation campaign. Admission, $250; includes a copy of the cookbook. Tickets available on a limited basis. Call 217-352-8140 or

Flea market/silent auction and bake sale. 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 18, Countryside United Methodist Church, 1807 County Road 1000 N, (between Sidney and Philo). Clothes Closet, Book Nook, Sonshine Café, Children's Store and more. Call 217-688-2777.


Spring Music Sunday. 9 a.m. Sunday, First Presbyterian Church of Champaign, 302 W. Church St. The Sanctuary Choir with an orchestra present Mozart's Missa Brevis in C. All are welcome to this festive music Sunday. Call 217-356-7238.

Westward Road concert. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, River Valley Church of Christ, 17 Owl Creek Lane, Fisher. The gospel trio Westward Road will appear in concert. Free, but an offering will be received. There will be a potluck salad supper afterward; all are welcome. Call 217-897-1260.


Chai luncheon. 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, Sinai Temple, 3104 W. Windsor Road, C. Jeffrey Loewenstein, associate dean of graduate education and professor of organizational behavior at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Gies College of Business, will speak on the craft of creativity. This talk will present a different way to understand creativity. Lunch served. Cost is $5. To register, call 217-367-9873 or email

"Affordability, Access and the Changing Landscape of Higher Education" forum. 7 p.m. May 23, Philo Presbyterian Church,105 E. Jefferson St., Philo. Dr. Barbara Wilson, executive vice president of the University of Illinois System, will speak. All are invited to attend this timely forum.


Blood drives. May 21, Sidney Christian Church, 305 E. Main St., Sidney. To make an appointment, email Also, 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. May 22, First United Methodist Church, 200 E. Maple St.., Fairbury; and 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. May 23, First United Methodist Church, 201 N. Chestnut St., LeRoy. To make an appointment, visit or call800-733-2767.

Lifeline-connect Ribbon Cutting and Open House. 4 to 6 p.m. May 30, 2107 N. High Cross Road, U. Ribbon cutting and open house for the new 24-man facility. Lifeline-connect is a Christian faith-based solution to life-controlling drug and alcohol addictions. Enjoy refreshments, see the dorm, and meet the staff, graduates, and others who made it happen. Visit our website at Please call Brenda Rogers, administrative director, at 217-621-9649 for more information.