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Local faith events: July 15 through July 22


• St. Mary Immaculate Parish School in Plainfield is now accepting registration for the 2019 to 2020 school year, preschool through eighth grade. For a tour and information, call 815-436-3953 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 Rev. Burke Masters. Ages 18 to 39. For information, call 815-221-6232.

• Catholics Returning Home – Six-week series. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Mary Immaculate Parish, north wing room A, 15629 S. Route 59, Plainfield. Overview of Series. Registration requested. For information, call Deacon Tom O’Connell at 815-230-2241 or visit

July 16

• 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. “Abortion: The Story of One Woman’s Journey with God into Healing and Wholeness” by Nancy Kreuzer. Ages 18-39. For information, call 815-221-6232.

July 17

• 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

• Orthodox Study classes – 7 p.m., St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, 1000, Barber Lane, Joliet. Orthodox and non-Orthodox welcome. Led by Led by Rev. Mykola Bodnarchuk, pastor, who has a doctorate in theology from St. Petersburg Theological Academy. First and third Wednesdays of the month. Email

• 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 18

• 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

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

• Justice on Tap — 7 p.m., Fox’s Restaurant & Pub, 14206 S. Route 30, Plainfield. “Earth Matters” by Kayla Jacobs. Ages 18-39. For information, call 815-221-6232.

• Theology on Tap — 7 p.m., Home Run Inn Pizza, 1280 W. Boughton Road, Bolingbrook. “Transitions, Decisions and Mission” by Kevin O’Donnell. Ages 18-39. For information, call 815-221-6232.

July 19

• Support Military Men and Women – 6 p.m., St. Mary Immaculate Adoration Chapel, 15629 S. Route 59, Plainfield. An hour of silent prayer. For information, contact Maria Prekop at or 312-259-6851.

July 20

• 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

July 22

• Theology on Tap — 7 p.m., Embers Tap House, 933 S. State St., Lockport. “7 Ways to Live Your Faith as a Couple” by Melissa Novak. Ages 18-39. For information, call 815-221-6232.

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