Religion calendar, May 11-18, 2018

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Entertainment listings, May 10-17, 2018

EVENTSThis weekend


What: Live music by Tony and Craig, Country Heart Band, raffles, 50/50 drawing, car show, American Legion Riders 568 bike display, kids activities, laser tag by Alpha Dog Entertainment, fun for all ages. Fundraising event for the Post.

When: Noon to 7 p.m. May 12.

Where: VFW Gung Ho Post 6750, 675 N. Ohio Ave., Rantoul.

Leap of faith: From a chance meeting in Haiti to a home in Urbana

It was a connection made out of the rubble of Haiti's devastating 2010 earthquake, and Chris Roegge still can't quite explain why he and Stevenson Jean Baptiste were drawn to each other.

Former Champaign residents to tell kidnapped daughter's story Sunday

CHAMPAIGN — The parents of a Christian aid worker who was kidnapped in Syria and later presumed killed in an airstrike will speak Sunday at a Champaign church.

Clergy Corner, May 4, 2018

TUSCOLA — A Tuscola minister is devoting his retirement years to meeting the spiritual needs of people who have undergone divorces and separations.

When the Rev. Ralph Deal, 72, isn't serving his home flock at Tuscola United Church of Christ, he can often be found leading seminars or workshops or providing counseling.

Chorale sets Young Artist Scholarship Concert on Saturday in Champaign

CHAMPAIGN — The Chorale's 2018 Young Artist Scholarship Concert will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at Faith United Methodist Church, 1719 S. Prospect Ave., C.

The audience will be entertained by The Chorale as well as winners of this year's Young Artist Scholarship competition.

Admission is $15 per person. Donations to the scholarship fund are also accepted.

Entertainment listings, May 3-10, 2018


This weekend


A Life Remembered | Bondville hog farmer 'was about helping everybody'

BONDVILLE — A Bondville hog farmer is being remembered as a pillar of his community, a staunch Republican, a dedicated volunteer firefighter and an all-around great man.

John Rayburn, 96, died Monday afternoon of injuries he sustained in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 72.

Significant Structures | First Presbyterian's Upper Room kept mud at bay

CHAMPAIGN — First Presbyterian Church rose from the swamps, and that's why its sanctuary is on the second floor.

Longtime member Jack Waaler noted the intersection of Church and Hill streets, where it's situated, was only a few hundred yards from "where West Side Park is — it used to be a marsh."

Some say pigs were on the loose in the neighborhood, Waaler added.

Don Follis | Learning to grieve well is crucial to a healthy life

When I meet caring pastors, I am reminded that the best pastors are great grievers. They take the words of Jesus seriously — "Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted."