Religion calendar, July 25, 2014

Religion calendar, July 25, 2014

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Pastoral anniversary celebration. Services, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, Jericho Missionary Baptist Church, 1601 W. Bloomington Road, C. Celebrating Pastor and Sister Rickey E. Parks’ sixth anniversary serving Jericho. Speakers: The Rev. Reggie Howard of Mount Harmony Missionary Baptist Church, Pine Bluff, Ark., 11 a.m., and the Rev. Lekevie C. Johnson of Jericho Missionary Baptist Church, 3 p.m.

Champaign-Urbana Christian Women’s Connection Luncheon. Noon July 29, Hilton Garden Inn, 1501 S. Neil St., C. Speaker: Linda Sill of Chillicothe, ”Who is Your Best Friend.” Feature: Gretchen Potter. “A Fun Time With Hats.” Tickets $15 at the door. Affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries. 621-4245, 367-3671.

Vacation Bible School. 6 to 8:15 p.m. Aug. 3-8, Crossroads Christian Church, 3613 N. Vermilion St., Danville. “SHINE — Crowns of Heaven.” For children pre-kindergarten through grade 5. Information: 443-4323.

Barbecue supper/pie auction. 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Shiloh United Methodist Church, 352 County Road 2700 N., Mahomet. Annual barbecue supper, ice cream social and pie auction.

Hunger Jam. 7 to 10 p.m. Aug. 3, Georgetown Fairgrounds, 413 N. Seminary, Georgetown. Annual Christian concert hosted by First Church of Christ to raise funds for local food pantries. Headliner, Manic Drive with guests, Ryan Stevenson, The Lasting Hope and the FCOC Worship Band. Bring a nonperishable item for the local food pantry. Admission $10 at the gate. Information: 662-2106,

Bach Vespers III. 5 p.m. Sunday,First Presbyterian Church of Urbana, 602 W. Green St. Urbana Bach Cantatas Project’s last in a series of three, free concerts/services of evening prayer that center around the sacred cantatas, choral motets and psalms of Johann Sebastian Bach. July 27, music for the meeting of the Town Council, featuring professional chorus, period instrument orchestra and organist Christopher Holman.

Gospel music service. 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Chestnut Street Church of Christ, 709 E. Chestnut St., Hoopeston. Featuring Bob and Marsha Grider as special guests at 5:45 p.m. with a singalong with service following at 6 p.m.

Gospel sing. 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Bismarck First Church of Christ, 100 Maiden Lane, Bismarck. Country gospel music provided by The Dave Borders Band.


First aid and CPR certification course. 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Urbana Baha’i Center, 807 E. Green St. The class is taught by Joel Swetin, a certified instructor. Participants will learn first aid for bleeding, burns, hypothermia, choking and CPR. The course is free and open to all, but space is limited to 12 participants. To sign up, contact Janie by today at

Blood drive. 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, First Baptist Church, 201 S. Central Ave., Paris, Ill.; 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, CrossRoads Christian Church, 3613 N. Vermilion St., Danville; 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, First United Methodist Church, 2 Chestnut, LeRoy. Red Cross: 800-733-2767, to make an appointment

Summer street hockey. 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, through Aug. 7, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church ELCA, 2101 S. Prospect Ave. C. For ages fifth grade through high school. All are welcome. Outside in front parking lot of the church. Information: 352-1732.

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