Religion calendar, Oct. 11-18, 2013
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100th anniversary events. Continue 4 to 11 p.m. today, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday, Wesley Foundation, 1203 W. Green St., U. Thursday: Community Choir Concert featuring works of Adolphus Hailstork, sanctuary. Today: Informal reception, International Coffeehouse, etc. Saturday: Reunions, brunch, service ministries, Wesley remembrances, potluck, reading of "An Heroic Faith," midweek worship service. Sunday: Unified worship service with Bishop Jonathan D. Keaton, catered lunch buffet and program. Registration: 344-1120, http://www.wesleyui.org.
Woman to Woman Second Annual Conference. 6 p.m. today and 10 a.m. Saturday, Crossroad of Life Community Church, 310 Borman Ave., Rantoul. Worship service, 6 p.m. today; prayer and praise, 10 a.m. Saturday. Register online at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/8262618715 or Facebook at WTW 2013 Conference — From Trauma to Forgiveness. 898-8777.
Ethnic food festival. 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Three Hierarchs Greek Orthodox Church, 2010 Three Hierarchs Court, C. Food and desserts from Greece, Russia, the Middle East and other parts of the world. Learn how to Greek dance and enjoy music from the Balkans. Take a tour of an Orthodox Church and learn how its members still worship the same way Christians did 2,000 years ago. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Immigrant Justice Month film screening/discussion. 7 p.m. Monday, Unitarian Universalist Church of Urbana-Champaign, 309 W. Birch St., U. "abUSed: The Postville Raid." Weaves together the personal stories of those directly affected by the Immigration Customs Enforcement raid in Postville, Iowa, in 2008. Presented by Allies of Faith of the CU Immigration Forum.
Annual Apple Festival/Fair Trade Sale/Multi-Family Garage Sale. 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2101 S. Prospect Ave., C. Homemade apple pies, cookies and other baked goods. Handmade international goods for sale, including gifts from around the world; benefiting Lutheran World Relief. And, the once a year, mega garage sale. 352-1732, http://www.gslc-cu.org.
— Catholic Charities' Tolono Food Pantry. 10 a.m. to noon every Friday and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Monday (excluding holidays) at St. Patrick Catholic Church's east entrance, 212 E. Washington St., Tolono. May come twice per calendar month. Must be 18 or older and show a photo ID. No location restrictions. 689-1427.
— Wesley Evening Food Pantry. 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, parking entrance on Matthews, south of Green. Door on Goodwin south of Green, Urbana. Monthly food distribution for households below 200 percent of the federal poverty level. Order of food distribution is random; no need to arrive early. http://www.wesleypantry.org, 344-1120.
— St. Luke's Food Pantry. 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 19, St. Luke CME Church, 809 N. Fifth St., C. 356-4922.
Arts and Crafts Festival. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Faith United Methodist Church, 1719 S. Prospect Ave., C. Sponsored by Faith United Methodist Women to raise money to support missions. Features many arts and crafts, used book sale including videos, DVDs and CDs, a Sweet Shoppe and a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. serving white bean chicken chili meal, $8, or hot dog meal, $4. Luncheon tickets also available in advance, 359-3631.
Chicken noodle dinner. 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Rossville United Methodist Church, 116 Maple St., Rossville. Homemade chicken and noodles, roll, salad, dessert and beverage. All proceeds go to mission projects of Rossville United Methodist Women. $8, adults; $5, children; free for ages 3 and younger.
St. Malachy School annual Fall Fest. Sunday, St. Malachy School, Rantoul. School's fundraiser to benefit the students. Turkey dinner, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., tickets $6-$10. Before and after dinner: Cake walk, inflatables, face painting and games, raffles, home-baked goods room, kids' corner, free throw contest, religious items store, local home businesses and more. 892-2011.
Soul Food: New Jerusalem Style. 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, 702 E. Mumford Drive, U. Fundraiser sponsored by New Jerusalem Men's Fellowship Ministry. Men's Day theme: "Men Created to Work for Christ Jesus." Choice of two meats: Fried chicken, baked chicken, spare ribs, neck bones or pigs feet. Two sides: cabbage, greens, corn, green beans, macaroni and cheese or black-eye peas. All dinners come with yams, cornbread and dessert. Cost $7. To place an order, call 344-0440.
Ham and bean and cornbread supper. 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 18, First Christian Church, 220 E. Market, Farmer City. Hosted by First Christian Church Women's council. Carry-outs available. Cost: $6, ages 12 and older; $4, ages 5 through 11; free, 4 and younger. 309-928-3741.
Pancake breakfast and bake sale. 7 to 11 a.m. Oct. 19, Vermilion Heights Christian Church, 725 Oakwood Ave., Danville. 446-3595.
Chili and vegetable soup supper. 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 19, Union Corner United Methodist Church, 14158 Perrysville Road, Danville. Chili and vegetable soup, hot dogs-barbecue, desserts and drink. Bake sale items. Free-will offering. 442-5759.
SNUGGLES Stitch-a-thon. 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 20, Bible Education Center — Lincoln Square Mall, Urbana. SNUGGLES is a volunteer organization dedicated to providing knitted or crocheted 6-by-6-inch yarn squares that will be sewn together (in Africa) into small blankets and sweaters for the children in the neediest of the day care centers. "Work at your own pace" opportunity. 367-2100.
Celebrating singing. 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Urbana Civic Center, 108 E. Water St., U. Featuring Arlie Neaville and guests, Albert Gentille, Rebecca Deinstadt, Charles Green, Allan Ierardi and others. Free refreshments. Free-will offering. http://www.anachristianmusic.com.
James Mark Maxey. 7 p.m. Oct. 19, Tuscola Community Building, Tuscola. Maxey, of Tuscola, will sing and lead worship at the revival meeting. He preaches the word of God through the folk-rock and country genre.
Workshops, seminars, classes
Public Seminar Series on Fresh Water Availability and Use. 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. Sundays, Oct. 13-Nov. 17, except Oct. 27, Fellowship Hall, First Presbyterian Church of Urbana, 602 W. Green St. First four seminars address fresh water issues at global, national and local levels; the last two, household best-use practices. Oct. 13: George Roadcap, hydro-geologist, Illinois State Water Survey, "Central Illinois Water Availability; The Sustainability of the Mahomet Aquifer. "Free. 356-5860, 367-6445, http://www.firstpresurbana.org.
Bible studies. 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 16 through Nov. 13. Bible Education Center, Lincoln Square Village, Urbana. "Living Out Your Faith." Class looks at how we face life choices in a way that exalts our Lord, from basic honesty to forgiving rather than retaliating. 367-2100:.
Food Security Forum. 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19, First Mennonite Church, 902 W. Springfield Ave., U. Learn about the causes of food insecurity and how we can address the problem. Sessions include "Living with Hunger," "Building Blocks for Food Security," "Small Scale Solutions for Food Security," "Shopping and Cooking on a Food Stamp Budget" and more. Attend any or all. Free and open to the community. Register at www. fmc-cu.org or 367-5353.
The Well. 5 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 22, First Presbyterian Church, 302 W. Church St., C. Seminar for youth ministry. Presenter: Jen DeJong, ministry architect from Belleville, on "Building Sustainable Ministry," "Time Management," "Collaboration & Delegation" and "Fail Proof Way to Recruit Volunteers." Worship music led by Tim Price of Harvest Ministry Teams. Opportunity for discussion and networking with other local youth pastors. Discounts for multiple registrations. Meal provided. Registration: HarvestMinistryTeams.com/thewell, 618-667-6241 extension 14.
Music devotions. 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Urbana Bahai' Center, 807 E. Green St. All are welcome.
Pet blessing. 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2101 S. Prospect Ave., C. Join us with your beloved pet for a blessing ceremony. Each animal receives a special blessing. 356-5711.
Men's Day. 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Morning Star Freewill Baptist Church, 1402 W. Eads St., U. Program includes guests the Rev. Larry Lewis of Bethel AME Church and congregation. 367-5912.
Cancer Prayer and Support Group. 6:30 p.m. Monday, Fithian United Methodist Church, 101 Clinton St. Meets the second Monday of each month. Open to all; do not need to be involved with a church. 548-2416, 582-2517.
CHAI Seniors Program. 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Davis Chapel, Sinai Temple, 3104 W. Windsor Road, C. Join us for lunch and meet Rabbi Alan Cook, the new rabbi at Sinai Temple, and hear how Reform Judaism has shaped his rabbinate. $5; includes lunch. To register, call 367-9872 or email@example.com by today.