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Local faith events: May 6 through May 13

May 6

The Frontlines: Managing Ministry Stress – 11:30 a.m. May 6 and May 9, Heritage Counseling Center, Plainfield. Lunch included. RSVP at

• Annual Congress of Christian Education – May 6 to May 9, Second Baptist Church, 156 S. Joliet Street, Joliet. Food served at 5 p.m. Classes for all ages 5:45 to 8:15 p.m. Worship services 8:15 p.m. Free and open to the public. To register, call 815-726-3731.

• Bible Study – 5 p.m., Central Presbyterian Church, 1101 Gougar Road, New Lenox. Call 815-485-5152.

May 7

• 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

• Bolivia Re-Entry Meeting – 7 to 9 p.m., Partnership in Mission - Catholic Diocese of Joliet 16555 Weber Road, Crest Hill. Call 815-221-6100 or visit

• Families United Overcoming Addiction-Substance Use Disorders – 7 to 8:30 p.m., Community Christian Church, 24035 Riverwalk Court, Plainfield. For more information, email Sheree Stilwell at

May 8

• 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

• 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.

• 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

• 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

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

• 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

• AWANA – 7 to 8:30 p.m., Bible Baptist Church, 301 West Normantown Road, Romeoville. Kindergarten through fifth grade. Call 815-886-5618 or visit

• 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

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

May 9

• 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

• “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 or visit or

• 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.

• Prayer Time – 7:30 p.m., The Village Christian Church, 8965 S. Bell Road, Minooka. Call 815-467-2265 or visit

May 10

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

May 11

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

• Kamakshi (Lalitha amma) Abhishekam – 10 a.m., Ganesha Gayathri Temple 16059 151st St., Lockport. For information, visit Ganesha Gayathri Temple on Facebook or call 630-567-0014

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