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Faith

Local faith events: Nov. 29 to Dec. 6

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. Dec. 8 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. 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.; also Dec. 6, 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); also Dec. 6, 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.

• “The Center – 6:30 to 9 p.m.; also Dec. 6, First Presbyterian Church, 805 Western Ave., Joliet. Free food, games and hang time. Nov. 29: Janice Masokas will be speaking on "Love of Family and Friends - When Relationship Go Wrong." Jacob Madden will lead worship. 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.; also Dec. 6, The Village Christian Church, 8965 S. Bell Road, Minooka. For information, visit www.thevillagechristianchurch.com.

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

Nov. 30

• 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

Dec. 1

• First Saturday Devotion/Rosary – after 7:30 a.m., St. Mary Immaculate Parish, 15629 S. Route4 59 Plainfield. For information, call 815-436-2651.

• Trinity Lutheran Cookie Walk – 8:30 to 11 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 508 N. Cedar Road, New Lenox.

• First Saturday Devotion Prayers – 9 a.m., Church of St Jude, 2212 McDonough St., Joliet. All welcome

• 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.

• Santa Shoppe & Vendor Fair – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., St. John’s Gym – 403 N. Hickory St., Joliet. Main vendor: Santa Shoppe. 20 additional vendors. Call St. John’s Religious Education Office at 815-727-9077

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

• Trinity Christian's 4th Annual Christmas Craft & Vendor Fair – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 901 Shorewood Drive, Shorewood. Over 70 vendors in gym and cafeteria Accepting vendors now until Nov. 16 or full. Call 815-577-9310.

• A Family Christmas Manger Tale –2c to 3:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 200 E. Jackson St., Morris. Crafts, a game of Dreidel, reading of the Christmas, live creation of the Nativity, singing traditional Christmas carols, snacks. To register and for more information, call 815-942-1871.

• Confession – 2 to 5:30 p.m, St. Mary Immaculate Parish 15629 S. Rt. 59 Plainfield

• 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.

• “Hallelujah”Soup Supper – 4 to 7 p.m., Coal City United Methodist Church, 6805 E. McArdle Road, Coal City. Stuffed green pepper and turkey and rice soups. Choice of soup along with a sandwich, crackers, a beverage, ice cream and dessert. Carryout available. $8 (ages 13 and up), $4 (ages 6 to 12), $2 (ages 3 to 5). Children age 2 and under eat free. Tickets at door. Benefits church building fund.

• Prairie Singers – 7 to 9 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 200 E. Jackson St., Morris
Carols that reflect on the Holy Family at the stable with the theme “Cold Was the Stable." Refreshments follow. The Prairie Singers are a chamber ensemble comprised of singers from Grundy, LaSalle, Kendall, and Livingston counties. For information, call 815-287-9806.

Dec. 2

• Pancake Breakfast – 8 a.m. to noon, St. Mary Immaculate Parish School, Door B, 15629 S. Rt 59 Plainfield. $5. Family photos with Santa, photo booth, write letters to Santa.

• Christmas Gift Sale & Bakery – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m, St. John’s Gym, 403 N. Hickory St., Joliet. Call St.John’s religious education office at 815-727-9077.

• 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.

• Healing Prayer Service – 1:30 p.m., St. Mary Immaculate Parish, 15629 S. Route 59, Plainfield. For information, call 815-436-2651

Dec. 3

• Celebrate Illinois' 200th Birthday with Prayer – 1:30 p.m., St. Mary Nativity Catholic Church, 706 N. Broadway, Joliet.

• 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.

• Our Lady of Guadalupe novena – 7 p.m.; also 7 p.m. Dec. 4, 7 p.m. Dec. 5, 7 p.m. Dec. 6, 8 p.m. Dec. 7, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 8, 1:30 p.m. Dec. 9, 7 p.m. Dec. 10, 7 p.m. Dec. 11. Mass is 6:30 p.m. Dec. 12 followed by fellowship, St. Mary Immaculate Parish, 15629 S. Route 59, Plainfield.

• 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 Mass – 7:30 to 9 p.m., St. Mary Immaculate Parish, Plainfield. Third 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.

Dec. 4

• 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.

• 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.

• Advent Reconciliation Services – 7 p.m., St. Mary Immaculate Parish, 15629 S. Rt. 59, Plainfield

• 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.

• Gingerbread House Making Night registration deadline – Event is 6:30 p.m. Dec. 7, First United Methodist Church, 1000 S. Washington, Lockport. A donation of $3 per house will help defray cost of the meringue, decorations and pizza. Bring one box of frosted Pop Tarts for each house you build. Call 815-838-1017.

Dec. 5

• 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.

• 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

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