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Local faith events: July 8 through July 15

July 8

Miraculous Mission VBS – 9 a.m. to noon, through July 12, Peace Lutheran Church 24024 W Main St., Plainfield. Age 3 through those entering fifth grade. Register at, email Elizabeth Balla at or call 815-436-9847.

• VBS – 9 a.m., through July 12, Highpoint Church, Sanctuary Campus 1251 Windham Pkwy, Romeoville. Ages 4 to 10. $15. Register at

Roar into fun at VBS! – 5 to 8:30 p.m., through July 12, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1015 Winthrop Ave., Joliet. Age 3 through seventh grade. Free. Register at 815-725-6687.

• VBS Incredible Race – 5:30 through 7:45 p.m., through July 12, Plainfield Congregational Church UCC 24020 West Fraser Road, Plainfield. $5 per child. Register at

• Power Evangelism Group – 6 p.m.; also July 15, Legacy Vineyard Church 315 E 11th St., Lockport. Call 815-726-1155 or visit

• Vacation Bible School – 6 to 8:30 p.m., through July 12, First Baptist Church Bolingbrook 314 E Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Ages 5 to 11. Contact 630-739-5411 or

• Vacation Bible School – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., through July 12, Lincolnway Christian Church 690 E. Illinois Hwy, New Lenox. Register at

• Feast of Tabernacles Revival – 7 to 10:15 p.m., through Friday and 6 to 10 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, God's Way International Ministry 665 Collins St., Joliet. Eight speakers, eight dinners. Call 815-272-8961.

• Theology on Tap — 7 p.m., Embers Tap House, 933 S. State St., Lockport. Topic: “The Eucharist, the Prairie and the Transformation of the World” by Fr. Thomas Loya. Ages 18 to 39. For information, call 815-221-6232.

July 9

• 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

• 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

Theology on Tap — 7 p.m., Gatto’s Restaurant & Bar, 1938 E. Lincoln Highway, New Lenox. Topic: “Relying on Faith in the Midst of Suffering” by Becca Siar. Ages 18 to 39. For information, call 815-221-6232.

July 10

• 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

• Faith and Economic Freedom – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Legacy Vineyard Church 315 E 11th St., Lockport. Call 815-726-1155 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

July 11

• 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.

• Justice on Tap — 7 p.m., Fox’s Restaurant & Pup, 14206 S. Route 30, Plainfield. Topic: “Reflecting on God’s Love: A Conversation on Anti-Racism” by Andrew Lyke. Ages 18 to 39. For information, call 815-221-6232.

July 12

Youth Jubilee 2019 – 9 to 10 p.m.,; also 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 13; and 7 to 9 p.m., July 14, Church Of God of Joliet ,1801 Maple Road, Joliet. Call 815-774-9254.

July 13

• 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

July 14

• Filipino Mass and Fellowship – 2 p.m., St. Mary Immaculate Parish, 15629 S. Rt. 59, Plainfield. Presider will be Rev. Fr. Mario Quejadas. Fellowship and refreshments will follow at 3 p.m. in the Faith Sharing/Harvester Rooms. Reception will be potluck style.

• Understanding Death : 9th Annual Interfaith Conference – 3 to 5:30 p.m., Kriya Vedanta Gurukulam - Temple of Harmony 3400 Earl Dr, Joliet. Promotes inter-religious awareness, appreciation and mutual respect while encouraging ongoing goodwill dialogue and cooperation among peoples of all cultures and religious traditions. Topic: understanding death from different cultures and traditions. Call 815-267-8977 or visit

July 15

• Eyes to the Skies VBS – 9 a.m. to noon, July 15 through July 19, Judson Church, 2800 Black Road, Joliet. Preschool through sixth grade. Free. Register at

• Giddyup Junction Vacation Bible School – 10 a.m. to noon, July 15 through July 19, Phelan Acres Bible Church, 26009 Willow Lane, Wilmington. Ages 3 through eighth grade. Call Coleen Chappell at 815-210-8698.

• Theology on Tap — 7 p.m., Embers Tap House, 933 S. State St., Lockport.Topic: “Becoming a Missionary Disciple” by Fr. Burke Masters. Ages 18 to 39. For information, call 815-221-6232.

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