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Faith

Local faith events: April 1 through April 8

Ongoing:

• Donations Needed – Snack pack foods for children, gently used spring clothes, and office supplies for the Cookson Hills Methodist Mission in Oklahoma. Drop off at United Methodist Church, 339 Haven Ave. New Lenox, during April. Call 815-485-8271.

April 1

• Self-Guided Stations of the Cross – 9 a.m. to 7 p.m, New Life Lutheran Church, 249 N. Bolingbrook Drive, Bolingbrook. Each station has a modern image that embodies each event. Booklets are available to share some thoughts and prayer. Daily through Palm Sunday. Call 630-759-7636 or visit newlifebolingbrook.org.

• Catholics Returning Home – Six-week series. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Mary Immaculate Parish, north wing room A, 15629 S. Route 59, Plainfield. Topic: "The Church Today: Changes Since Vatican II." Registration requested. For information, call Deacon Tom O’Connell at 815-230-2241 or visit www.smip.org.

April 2

• Lenten Bible Study – 1 p.m. or 6:30 p.m., Tuesdays, First Congregational Church of Lockport UCC, 700 E. 9th St., Lockport. Through April 3. Call 815-838-2091 or visit lockportucc.org.

• Stations of the Cross (English) – 3:30 p.m., St. Mary Nativity, 706 N. Broadway St., Joliet. Call 815-726-4031.

• 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

• Lenten Retreat – 6 p.m., St. George Serbian Orthodox Church, 300 Stryker Ave., Joliet. For information, call 815-741-1023 or visit stgeorgejoliet.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.

• 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.

• Lenten Services – 7 p.m, Mt. Ebal Missionary Baptist Church 221 Cameron Ave. Lockport. Speaker: Pastor Edward {Teddy} Winfrey Jr. The Way Church Joliet. Public invited. For more information, call 815-838-6727.

April 3

• 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 May 29. 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.

• Self-Guided Lenten Meditation – Noon to 7 p.m., Peace Lutheran Church, Morris. Artworks, scripture and prayer. For information, call 815-942-1010.

• Stations of the Cross for Married Couples – 3 p.m.; and 6 p.m., April 9, St. Mary Nativity, Joliet. For more information, call Jim and Jane Richards at 815-744-7660 or email jrichards75@hotmail.com.

• Weekday Bible School – 4 to 5:30 p.m., Divine Shepherd Lutheran Church,
985 Lily Cache Lane, Bolingbrook. Parents invited to drop off their child(ren). Mini VBS-like setting. All welcome. Call 630-759-5300 or visit ds-lcms.org.

• Lenten Potluck Dinner and Worship – 6 to 7:30 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church
1015 Winthrop Ave., Joliet. Call 815-725-6687 or visit westpresjoliet.org.

• Mid-Week Lenten Service – 6 to 7 p.m., Resurrection Lutheran Church, 25050 W. Eames St., Channahon. Includes includes a potluck meal, prayer, fellowship, Lenten study, and Holy Communion. Call Call 815-467-6875 or visit resurrectionchannahon.org.

• 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.

• Presanctified Liturgy – 6:30 to 8:15 p.m., St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, 1000 Barber Lane, Joliet. Call 815-725-4742 or visit stnicholasjoliet.org.

• Wednesday Night Prayer – 6:30 p.m., Jubilee Baptist Church, 660 Royce Road, Bolingbrook. Call 630-983-1200 or visit jubileebaptist.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

• Wednesdays at LIFE Church Joliet – 7 p.m., Life Church Joliet, 714 Bethel Drive, Joliet. Worship, Bible study, activities for youth. For more information, call 815-355-6160 or visit lcjoliet.org.

• Bible Study and Prayer Meeting – 7 to 8:30 p.m., Bible Baptist Church, 301 W. Normantown Road, Romeoville. Free. Call 815-886-5618 or visit biblebaptistromeoville.com.

• Donut Fellowship – 7 to 9 p.m., Life Church Joliet, 714 Bethel Drive, Joliet. Worship, Bible study, doughnuts, fellowship. Call 815-355-6160 or visit lcjoliet.org.

• TeamKID – 7 to 8 p.m., Friendship Baptist Church,  15801 IL-59, Plainfield, Bible skills, missions and fun. Call 815-436-2380 or visit fbcplainfield.com.

April 4

• 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.

• St. Mary Immaculate’s Council of Catholic Women (CCW) – 12:30 p.m., Faith Sharing, Harvester Rooms, 15629 S. Rt. 59, Plainfield. Craft, fellowship, desserts. Contact Mary Jeanne Pazin at 708-606-7515 or mjpazin1949@att.net.

• Pray the Rosary in Spanish – 5 p.m., St. Mary Nativity, 706 N. Broadway, Joliet. All welcome. Every Thursday. For more information, call 815-726-4031.

• 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.

• Lenten Film & Dinner Series – 6 p.m., Plainfield Congregational Church UCC
24020 West Fraser Road, Plainfield. Film viewings for both adults and youth. All welcome. Call 815-436-9441 or visit plainfielducc.org.

• “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.

• 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.

April 5

• Nine Day Novena in Honor of Blessed Margaret of Castello – St. Mary Nativity Catholic Church, 706 N. Broadway, Joliet. Helper of those who are unwanted or abandoned. Booklets in back of church. For more information, call 815-726-4031.

• First Friday Holy Hour for Vocations to the Priesthood and Consecrated Life – 5 p.m., St. Mary Nativity, Joliet. For more information, call 815-726-4031.

Ladies Conference – 5 p.m. Ends noon on April 6, Bible Baptist Church Of Romeoville
301 W Normantown Road, Romeoville. Led by Holly Stratton. Attend one day or both. RSVP and information at biblebaptistromeoville.com.

• Stations of the Cross – 6 p.m., St. Joseph Church, 416 N. Chicago St., Joliet.

• Stations of the Cross – 7 to 8 p.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church, 410 S Jefferson St., Lockport. Call 815-838-0187 or visit stjosephlockport.org.

• Stations of the Cross (Polish) – 7 p.m., St. Mary Nativity, 706 N. Broadway St., Joliet. Call 815-726-4031.

• Stations of the Cross – 7:30 p.m., St. Holy Cross Church, 830 Elizabeth St., Joliet
815-726-4031

• Shabbat services – 7:30 p.m., Joliet Jewish Congregation, 250 N. Midland Ave., Joliet. For information, call 815-741-4600 or visit www.jolietjewishcongregation.com

April 6

• Men's Study Group – 7 to 8 a.m., United Methodist Church, 339 W. Haven Ave., New Lenox. For information, call 815-485-8271.

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

• 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.

• Shabbat Services – 9:30 a.m., Joliet Jewish Congregation, 250 N. Midland Ave., Joliet. Call 815-741-4600 or visit www.jolietjewishcongregation.com.

• 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.

• "The Living Canvas" – 7:30 p.m., James at the Sag Church Hall, Lemont. Presenter: Little Flowers Dance and Theatre Troupe. Live actors and musicians recreate the beauty of famous religious art. Free or suggested donation of $15. Visit danseintegro.com/shows.

April 7

Lenten Cantata – 8:30 and 11 a.m., Plainfield United Methodist Church, 15114 S Illinois St, Plainfield. Blend of traditional hymns, worship songs, congregational singing, narration, scripture. Call 815-436-9651 or visit plainfieldumc.com.

• 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 and Religious School – 9 a.m. to noon, 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.

• Crossed Out: The End of Sin's Power – Cafe opens 9:40 a.m. Worship is 10 a.m. to noon, Cross Point Church AG Lockport, 17530 W Fox Hollow Dr, Lockport. Call 815-838-9105 or visit crosspointlockport.org.

• Hannibal-LaGrange University Chamber Choir – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., First Baptist Church Bolingbrook, 314 E Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. The choir will lead worship. Luncheon following. Call 630-739-5411or visit firstbaptistbolingbrook.com.

• Young Adult Mass and Convivio – 1 to 3 p.m., Our Lady Of Mount Carmel, 205 E. Jackson St., Joliet. Visit ourladymtcarmel.net or call 815-727-7187.

April 8

Spring Revival – 7 p.m,; also April 9 and April 10, Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, 1503 Arthur Ave., Joliet. Evangelist: Pastor Lonnie Posley.  Public is invited. Call 815-726-8833 or visit mtmoriah-joliet.org.

• Spring Prayer Lunch registration deadline – Event is noon, April 10, Joliet Franciscan Center, 1433 Essington Road in Joliet. Light lunch. For men and women. Speaker: Sister Lourdes Boyer, general secretary of the Joliet Franciscans. Topic: “Finding God in Your Garden.” Bring non-perishable food items for local food pantry. RSVP to 815-725-8735, ext. 116.

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