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Faith

Local faith events: Nov. 22 to Nov. 29

Upcoming

• "Beyond the Nutcracker:"2 and 7 p.m., Dec. 15 and 3 p.m., Dec. 16, Lincoln Way West High School Performing Arts Center, New Lenox. Christian variation of the famous ballet: Emma goes on a magical adventure from World War II London to the very first Christmas. Features 150 local cast members and custom-designed costumes and sets. Tickets are $18 for adults, and $10 for children 12 and under. Purchase at ballet58.org or by calling 708-329-8773.

Immaculate Conception Of The Blessed Virgin Mary 150th Anniversary – Mass is 5:45 p.m. at the church in Braidwood. Potluck dinner to follow in fellowship hall. Attendees asked to bring dish to pass. Last name beginning with A to H: side dish; I to Q: vegetables and fruits; R to Z: desserts. For more information, visit icparishbraidwood.org.

Nov. 22

• Mass of Thanksgiving – 9 a.m., St. Mary Nativity, 706 N. Broadway St., Joliet

• Thanksgiving Day Mass – 9 a.m.; also Nov. 23, St. Mary Immaculate Parish 15629 S. Rt. 59, Plainfield. No 7:30 a.m. Mass.

Nov. 23

• Women’s Bible Study – 9:30 a.m., United Methodist Church, 339 W. Haven Ave., New Lenox. For information, call 815-485-8271.

• Fish fry – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Knights of Columbus Council 4400, 1813 Cass St., Joliet. Fish, chicken and shrimp. Carryout. Call 815-723-3827.

• Friday evening services – 7 p.m., Joliet Jewish Congregation, 250 N. Midland Ave., Joliet. Includes prayer and meditation in remembrance of the Pittsburgh Tree of Life Congregation shooting. For information, call 815-741-4600 or visit www.jolietjewishcongregation.com

Nov. 24

• St. Anne/St. Ambrose Religious Education – 9 to 10:30 a.m., St. Ambrose Church, 1711 Burry Circle, Crest Hill. For more information, email Sister Mary Francis at sistermaryfrancisw@gmail.com with questions/concerns.

• St. Mary Magdalene Religious Education – St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, 127 S. Briggs St., Joliet. For more information, call the religious education office at 815-727-4600 or the rectory office 815-722-7653.

• Saturday services – 9 a.m., Joliet Jewish Congregation, 250 N. Midland Ave., Joliet. Call 815-741-4600 or visit www.jolietjewishcongregation.com.

• The Ninth Annual Christmas Shoppe at Plymouth – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Plymouth Congregational Church, 24022 W Lockport St., Plainfield. Featuring Gold Canyon Candles, Beauty Counter Cosmetics, Origami owl, purses, handmade crafts, Embroidered towels, handmade greeting cards, holiday decorations, and knitted/crocheted items by The KnitWits of Plymouth Church and homemade baked goods. Free coffee and hot chocolate

• Community Christmas Caroling Sing-Along – 3 to 4:15 p.m., First United Methodist Church of Lockport, 1000 S. Washington. Traditional carols will be accompanied by an all-volunteer orchestra of amateur musicians. Light refreshments. For more information, call 815-838-1017 or visit www.1umclockport.org.

• Confession – 3:15 to 3:45 p.m. Holy Cross Church, 830 Elizabeth St. Joliet. For more information, call 815-726-4031.

• Sacrament of Reconciliation – 3:15 to 3:45 p.m. St. Mary Nativity Church, 706 N. Broadway, Joliet. For more information, call 815-726-4031

• Confession – 3:30 to 4:15 p.m., St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 710 W. Marion St., Joliet. For information, call 815-727-4746.

• Fish Fry – 4 to 8 p.m., Knights of Columbus Council 4400, 1813 E. Cass St., Joliet. Carryout. Call 815-723-3827.

• 2018 Lions Club Creche Lighting Program – 6:45 p.m., Plymouth Congregational Church, 24022 W. Lockport Street, Plainfield. 67th annual program. Spectrum Youth Singers, Gospel reading, singing hymns.

Nov. 25

Saint Mary Nativity and Holy Cross Faith Formation Program – 9 to 10:15 a.m. For more information contact Nanci at 815-726-4073 or nsmith@stmarynativity.org.

• Sunday School and Adult Bible Study – 9 a.m., First United Methodist Church, 1000 S. Washington, Lockport. For more information, call 815-838-1017 or visit www.1umclockport.org.

• Hebrew Classes for Adults – Joliet Jewish Congregation, 250 N. Midland Ave., Joliet. Call 815-741-4600 or visit www.jolietjewishcongregation.com.

• Sunday School – Joliet Jewish Congregation, 250 N. Midland Ave., Joliet. Call 815-741-4600 or visit www.jolietjewishcongregation.com.

• Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) – 9 a.m.; Sundays through May, St. Mary Nativity, 706 N. Broadway St., Joliet. High school students and adults. To register and for more information, call 815- 726-4031

• Confession (Polish) – 10 to 10:20 a.m., Holy Cross Church, 830 Elizabeth St. Joliet.
For more information, call 815-726-4031.

• Sensory Friendly Worship – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Resurrection Lutheran Church, 25050 W Eames St, Channahon. Scripture, brief homily and Communion in a sensory-friendly atmosphere. For more information, call 815-467-6875 or visit www.resurrectionchannahon.org.

Nov. 26

• Chapel Bible study – 7 p.m., United Methodist Church of New Lenox, 339 W. Haven Ave., New Lenox. New members encouraged. For topic and information, call 815-485-8271.

• Monday Night Bible Class – 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 1000 S. Washington, Lockport. For more information, call 815-838-1017 or visit www.1umclockport.org.

• Bible Study –7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Romeoville Recreational Center, Bodine Room, 900 W. Romeo Road, Romeoville. Hosted by: Maranatha Christian Center. For more information, call 708-524-2122.

• The Church Today: Changes Since Vatican II – 7:30 to 9 p.m., St. Mary Immaculate Parish, Plainfield. Second part of five-weeks series "Catholics Returning Home." Preregistration is requested but not required. For more information, call 815-436-2651 or visit www.smip.org.

Nov. 27

• Bible study – 9:30 a.m., St. Mary Nativity, Nativity Room, 706 N. Broadway St., Joliet. Book of Genesis. For information, call Denise Adelmann at 815-838-0337.

• Celebrate Recovery – 6 p.m., Restoration Christian Church, 114 Channahon St., Shorewood. Bible-based teachings and music. Men and women in separate groups. Free and open to the public. For information, call Mike Vollmer at 815-545-6522 or visit rccnow.org.

• "Cold was the Stable” – 6:30 p.m., Prairie Creek Public Library, Dwight. Performed by Prairie Creek Singers. Refreshments. Free and open to the public. New members welcome. For information, call 815-287-9806.

• 12 Step Recovery Bible Study – 7 to 8:30 p.m., Community Christian Church, 24035 Riverwalk Court, Plainfield. For more information, email John Mailhiot at jm@miatt.net.

• Families United Overcoming Addiction – 7 to 8:30 p.m., Community Christian Church, 24035 Riverwalk Court, Plainfield. For more information, email Sheree Stilwell at shereestilwell@comcast.net.

• Taizé Prayer Service – 7 p.m., Joliet Franciscan Center, 1433 Essington Road in Joliet. Free. All welcome. Light refreshments. For more information, call 815-725-8735. T

Nov. 28

• Circle of Love – 9 a.m. to noon, First United Methodist Church, 1000 S. Washington, Lockport. Provides diapers and feminine hygiene products which cannot be purchased through the government assistance program.  For more information, call 815-838-1017 or visit www.1umclockport.org.

• Grief Support Group – 10 to 11:30 a.m. or 6:30 to 8 p.m., Wednesdays, through Nov 28. St. Mary Nativity Catholic Church, Nativity Room, 706 N. Broadway, Joliet. All topics discussed are confidential. For more information, call Patricia Weiskop at 815-723-7141.

• Confession – 3 to 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 710 W. Marion St., Joliet. For information, call 815-727-4746.

• AWANA – 6:15 p.m., Parker Road Bible Church, 18512 Parker Road, Mokena. Kids learn Bible verses, sing songs and play games. For information, call 708-463-1125.

• Kidz Club – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Channahon United Methodist Church, 24751 W. Eames, Channahon. Preschool to fourth grade. Learn about Christian values through music, art, science, storytelling, drama, games, cooking and videos. Light snack. For information call 815-467-5275 or visit www.channahonumc.org.

• Youth Small Group Ministry – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Channahon United Methodist Church, 24751 W. Eames, Channahon. Grades five through 12. Fellowship and discussion. For information, call 815-467-5275 or visit www.channahonumc.org

Nov. 29

• Pray with the Franciscan Friars – 8 a.m. (morning prayer) and 5:30 p.m. (evening prayer) Monday through Friday, St. John the Baptist friary, Joliet. For information, call Brother Ed at 217-316-4335.

• Thursday Morning Scripture Reflection at St. Francis Woods – 9 to 10:30 a.m., Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart, 9201 W. St. Francis Road, Frankfort. Every Thursday – except Christmas and New Year's day – to Mother's Day. Registration not required.

• Lunch and Learn – Noon to 1:30 p.m., Joliet Jewish Congregation, 
250 N. Midland Ave., Joliet. Torah study. $5. RSVP at 815-741-4600. Visit www.jolietjewishcongregation.com.

• C3 Martial Arts Classes – 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Judson Memorial Church campus, 2800 Black Road, Joliet. Christ Centered Combat (C3) is a martial arts, self-defense class for those ages 7 and older. First two classes are free. Call 815-342-3538 or visit www.fbcjoliet.org.

• Wildside – 6 to 7:30 p.m. (seventh and eighth grade) and 7 to 8:30 p.m. (high school), United Methodist Church of New Lenox, 339 W. Haven Ave., New Lenox. Food, fun and fellowship. Grades 3 to 6. For information, call 815-485-8271.

• Hope-Filled Holiday Dessert – 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., Grace Bible Church, 748 Jones Road, Minooka. Free will offering. Fellowship, desserts, bottled water and coffee will be served. For information, call 815-467-2100 or visit www.gracewired.net.

• “The Center – 6:30 to 9 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 805 Western Ave., Joliet. Free food, games and hang time. For information, call 815-474-2569, email info@thecenterjoliet.org or visit www.thecenterjoliet.org or Facebook.com/thecenterjoliet.

• Thursday Church – 6:30 p.m., The Village Christian Church, 8965 S. Bell Road, Minooka. For information, visit www.thevillagechristianchurch.com.

• Family night – 6:45 to 8 p.m., Crystal Lawns Church of the Nazarene, 2424 Caton Farm Road, Joliet. For information, call 815-436-3380.

• Advent Evening of Reflection registration deadline – Event is 7 to 8 p.m., Joliet Franciscan Center. Topic: “Why Did God Become Human?” Presenter: Sister Joyce Shanabarger, general community leader, Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart, Frankfort,. Event open to men and woman. RSVP at 815-725-8735. 

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