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Faith

Local faith events: June 24 through July 1

Ongoing

• Register for fall religious education and confirmation classes in the fall at St. Mary Immaculate Parish in Plainfield. Registration forms are available at smip.org or onsite. Confirmation classes meet on Monday nights. RE classes meet on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday nights or Saturday mornings. Registration ends Aug. 6. For more information,call 815.436.4501.

June 24

• Totus Summer Camp – June 24 through June 28, St. Mary Nativity 702 N. Broadway St., Joliet. Catholic camp for youth entering grades one through 12. Register at givecentral.org/totus_tuus or contact Nanci at 815-726-4073 or nsmith@stmarynativity.org.

• In The Wild VBS – 6 to 8:30 p.m., June 24 through June 28, Friendship Baptist Church, 15801 S. Route 59, Plainfield. Free. Register by June 26. Call 815-436-2380 or visit FBCPlainfield.com.

• Roar VBS – 9 a.m. to noon, June 24 through June 28, First Presbyterian Church, 805 Western Ave., Joliet. Ages 3 through grade five. Register online at firstpresjoliet.org. For information, call 815-727-9259.

• "Roar! Vacation BibleSchool" – 6 to 8 p.m., through June 28, Hope UnitedMethodist Church, 2506 Caton Farm Road, Joliet. Register at 815-436-2209.

• VBS – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., through June 28, Mt. Ebal Missionary Baptist Church, Lockport. Bible lessons, crafts, refreshments. Theme: Farm Fresh Faith. Call 815-838-6727.

June 2

• 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

• An Hour of Prayer and Reflection – 7 to 8 p.m., Joliet Franciscan Center, 1433 Essington Road in Joliet. Theme: "Spaces in our Lives." All welcome. Free. Light refreshments.

• 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 shereestilwell@comcast.net.

June 26

• 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.

• Splash Party – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Channahon Community Park Splash Station. Sponsored by Channahon United Methodist Church. Preschool though grade 12. Call the church office at 815-467-5275 or visit 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.

June 27

• 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.

• 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.

• Memorial Services – 5 and 7 p.m., Joliet Jewish Congregation, 
250 N. Midland Ave., Joliet. Call 815-741-4600. Visit www.jolietjewishcongregation.com.

• Stay and Play – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Village Christian Church, 8965 S. Bell Road, Minooka. Free will offering dinner is 5:45 p.m. Infants through fourth grade will learn about Jesus and play bags and other games while parents are in church. Call 815-467-2265 or visit thevillagechristianchurch.com.

• “The Center – 6:30 to 9 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 805 Western Ave., Joliet. Free food, games and hang time for teens. Speaker: Rashaad Gibbs. Topic: "A really bad day."
Teen summer camp is July, 29 to July 31. Call or text 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.

June 29

• Co-Dependents Anonymous – 8 to 9:30 a.m., Channahon United Methodist Church, 24751 W. Eames St., Channahon. 12-step program for healthy relationships. Call Nancy at 708-912-3056.

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

• St. Mary Nativity Class of 1984 Reunion – June 29, 4 p.m. Mass at St. Mary Nativity, Tour of the School at 5:15 to 5:30pm (approx.), dinner and conversation: Cemeno’s Pizza on Essington, 6 to 9 p.m. $25. Contact Julie Nelson for payment/more info: at sweetjuliblueyes@gmail.com.

• J. Shannon Webster to appear – 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1015 Winthrop Ave. in Joliet. Webster will share the story and challenge of First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham, Alabama when the pastor and congregation responded to the letter from Birmingham Jail written by The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Registration will be at 9:30 a.m. Free. RSVP encouraged since light lunch will be served. Call 815-725-6687.

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