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Annual Women's Day. 9:45 a.m. and 3 p.m. June 23, Canaan Baptist Church, 402 W. Main St., U. "Amazing Women's Ministry: God's Gems Mosaic.," hosted by first lady Barbara Tatum, director, Amazing Women's Ministry. Speakers: Jennifer Ivory-Tatum, incoming superintendent, Urbana school district, 9:45 a.m.; and Dr. Angela Lewis, opthalmologist at Christie Clinic, Champaign, 3 p.m. "Order My Steps: Stepping Victoriously" and the "Crown Jewel" Gems' Teams Rally, 3 p.m.

Movie and discussion. 2 to 4:30 p.m. June 23, Fellowship Hall, Unitarian Universalist Church of Urbana-Champaign, 309 W. Green St., U. Racial Justice Project presents the documentary "The Long Shadow," a film about the lasting effects of slavery and white supremacy in our democracy; a discussion will follow the showing. Call 217-384-8862 or visit

International Taste at First Presbyterian. 4 to 7 p.m. June 23, Centennial Hall, First Presbyterian Church of Champaign, 302 W. Church St. (Hill and State streets). The church is hosting a variety of food with different flavors from around the globe, live music, games for the kids and inspirational stories. A perfect event for family and friends to hang out, prepare and bring a favorite ethnic dish and enjoy a meal. All are welcome to attend. Call 217-356-7238 for information.


Annual rummage and bake sale. 4 to 7 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Bethel Lutheran Church, 901 W. Fairchild St., Danville. Quality items and their famous homemade baked goods for sale. Call 217- 442-7352 for more information.

Food distribution:

— St. Luke's food pantry. 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, St. Luke CME Church, 809 N. Fifth St., C. Third Saturday each month. Call 217-356-4922 or email for more information.

— Wesley Evening Food Pantry. Pantry hours, 5 to 7 p.m. every Thursday in rooms 48 and 50, Wesley Student Center United Methodist Church, 120 W. Green St., U. For more information, visit or call 217-344-1120.


Gospel music with The Nelons. 10:15 a.m. June 23, Unity Baptist Church, 404 S. Duncan Road, C. Recently inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, the Dove Award-winning and Grammy-nominated recording artist family also earned the 2017 Gospel Music Association's Dove Award for bluegrass/country/roots recorded song of the year. For more information, call 217-378-5278 or visit or


Vacation Bible school. 9 a.m. to noon July 8-11, Mahomet United Methodist Church, 1302 E. South Mahomet Road, Mahomet. Theme: "To Mars and Beyond." A family party will be held on the last evening. Email or call 217-586-2147 for more information.

Vacation Bible school. 5 to 6:45 p.m. July 15-19, Crossroad of Life Community Church, 310 Borman Drive, Rantoul. Theme: "Jesus Makes a Way Every Day!" Learn about Jesus through a nightly Bible lesson, followed by craft activities and outdoor games. A light dinner will be provided each night. Contact Sis Lorena Griffin at 217-714-9030 or email to pre-register your child and get additional information.

Ignite KidZ Bible Experience. 3:30 to 7 p.m. July 21, 5:45 to 8:15 p.m. July 22-24, CrossRoads Christian Church, 3613 N. Vermilion St., Danville. For ages pre-kindergarten through children going into grade 6. On July 21, registration, 3:30 to 4 p.m.; lesson and worship, 4 p.m.; and family-fun event, 5 to 7 p.m., with food trucks, inflatable fun and fellowship for the whole family. Theme: "Kickin' It Old School!" For information, contact Kathy Robinson at or 217-443-4323.