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Local faith events: Oct. 21 through Oct. 28

Ongoing

• 3rd Annual Coat Drive – Through Oct. 31. Drop off gently used coats at St. Mary Nativity,  702 N. Broadway, Joliet. Call 815-722-8518.

Oct. 21

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

40 Days for Life at St. Mary Nativity Church – Noon, Mondays, through Oct. 28, St. Mary Nativity, 706 N. Broadway, Joliet. Weekly prayer vigil. Laurie Pottorff at 815-370-4533 or lauriepottoff@yahoo.com.

• Mary Margaret’s Rosary Group – 4 p.m.; also Oct. 28, St. Mary Nativity Church, 706 N. Broadway St., Joliet. Call 815-726-4031.

• Simchat Torah Service – 6 p.m., Joliet Jewish Congregation, 250 N. Midland Ave., Joliet. Call 815-741-4600 or visit jolietjewishcongregation.c

Oct. 22

• Bible Study – 9:30 a.m., St. Mary Nativity Church, Nativity Room, 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.

• Families United Overcoming Addiction-Substance Use Disorders – 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Community Christian Church, 24035 Riverwalk Court, Plainfield. In addition, walk-in site for people to meet privately for support and resources is 9:30 a.m. to noon, Wednesdays. Email Sheree Stilwell at shereestilwell@comcast.net.

Oct. 23

• 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 1umclockport.org.

• Youth Small Group Ministry – 6 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Channahon United Methodist Church, 24751 W. Eames, Channahon. Grades five through 12. Bible discussion, group activities. For information, call 815-467-5275 or visit channahonumc.org

• Come as You Are – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Channahon United Methodist Church, 24751 W. Eames St., Channahon. Vespers service. Prayer, music, reflection. For information call 815-467-5275 or visit channahonumc.org.

• Kidz Club – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Channahon United Methodist Church, 24751 W. Eames, Channahon. Preschool to fourth grade. Bible lesson, crafts, games. Light snack. For information call 815-467-5275 or visit channahonumc.org.

Oct. 24

• 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 jolietjewishcongregation.com.

• “The Center – 6:30 to 9 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 805 Western Ave., Joliet. Free food, games and hang time for teens. Call or text 815-474-2569, email info@thecenterjoliet.org or visit 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.

• Unpacking Your Grief Case – 7 p.m., Church of the Good Shepherd Evangelical Covenant, 2437 Plainfield Road, Crest Hill. Anne Anderson, retired teacher and author, provides tips for surviving the loss of a loved one. Call 815-436-5945.

Oct. 25

• Shabbat Services and Dairy Potluck – 7:30 p.m., Joliet Jewish Congregation, 250 N. Midland Ave., Joliet. Call 815-741-4600 or visit jolietjewishcongregation.com.

Oct. 26

• St. Joseph Pro-Life Group – Join the Joliet church every Saturday through Nov. 2 to peacefully pray and stand witness outside Aurora Planned Parenthood, 3051 E. New York St., Aurora. Carpool leaves St. Joseph Church, 416 N. Chicago St., Joliet) at 9 a.m. and returns at noon or meet at the Aurora facility. Email Jim Armbruster at jimarmbruster@aol.com.

• 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 – 7:30 p.m., Joliet Jewish Congregation, 250 N. Midland Ave., Joliet. Call 815-741-4600 or visit jolietjewishcongregation.com.

Oct. 27

• Hebrew and Religious School – 9 a.m. to noon, Joliet Jewish Congregation, 250 N. Midland Ave., Joliet. Call 815-741-4600 or visit jolietjewishcongregation.com.

• Rosary for the Holy Souls in Purgatory – 9:40 a.m., St. Mary Nativity Church, 706 N. Broadway St., Joliet. Call 815-726-4031.

• Contemporary Worship Service – 5 p..m.,United Methodist Church, 339 W. Haven Ave., New Lenox. Light dinner served after service. Call 815-485-8271 or visit umcnl.com.

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