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Local faith events: June 14 through June 21

June 14

• Pray with the Franciscan Friars – 8 a.m. (morning prayer) and 6:30 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.; also June 21, Joliet Jewish Congregation, 
250 N. Midland Ave., Joliet. Torah study. $5. RSVP at 815-741-4600. Visit

• Midweek Connections with Pastor Randy – 1:30 to 2 p.m.; also June 21, Families of Faith, 24466 W. Eames St., Channahon. Good old-fashioned Bible preaching, music from a hymnal and fellowship and snacks after service. For information, call
815-467-6846 or visit

• C3 Martial Arts Classes – 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Judson Memorial Church campus, 2800 Black Road, Joliet. Christ Centered Combat (C3) is a martial arts, self-defense class for those ages 7 and older. First two classes are free. Call 815-342-3538 or visit

• Wildside – 6 to 7:30 p.m. (seventh and eighth grade) and 7 to 8:30 p.m. (high school). Also June21, United Methodist Church of New Lenox, 339 W. Haven Ave., New Lenox. Food, fun and fellowship. Grades 3 to 6. For information, call 815-485-8271.

• “The Center – 6:30 to 9 p.m.; also June 21, First Presbyterian Church, 805 Western Ave., Joliet. Free food, games, hang time. The band Enlivened will play. For information, call 815-474-2569, email or visit or

• Thursday Church – 6:30 p.m.; also June 21, The Village Christian Church, 8965 S. Bell Road, Minooka. For more information, visit

• Family night – 6:45 to 8 p.m.; also June 21, Crystal Lawns Church of the Nazarene, 2424 Caton Farm Road, Joliet. For information, call 815-436-3380.

June 15

• Women’s Bible Study – 9:30 a.m., United Methodist Church, 339 W. Haven Ave., New Lenox. For information, call 815-485-8271.

• Fish fry – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Knights of Columbus Council 4400, 1813 Cass St., Joliet. Fish, chicken and shrimp. Carryout. Call 815-723-3827.

• Bingo – Doors open at 4 p.m. Cards begin at 6 p.m., St. Mary Nativity School, 702 N. Broadway St., Joliet.

• 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.

• "Hope's Cafe" – 7:30 p.m., Danse Integro - LFPAC, 750 Center Road, Frankfort. Live Catholic sitcom. $10 (advance) and $15 (door). Purchase tickets at

June 16

• Saturday services – 9 a.m., Joliet Jewish Congregation, 250 N. Midland Ave., Joliet. Call 815-741-4600 or

• Soul Care Fair – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 530 Adella St., Joliet. For information, call Minister Mary White at 815-685-6279 or email

• Confession – 3:30 to 4:15 p.m., St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 710 W. Marion St., Joliet. For information, call 815-727-4746.-329-8773..

June 17

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

June 18

• "Hero Center" Vacation Bible School – 9 a.m. to noon, through June 22, First Christian Church, 1701 Laraway Road, Joliet. Age 3 through eighth grade. Free.

• Rolling River Rampage – 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., through June 22, Messiah Lutheran Church, Joliet. $20 per student. $60 maximum per family. Registration deadline is May 27. To register and for more information, call 815-741-4488.

• Shipwrecked: Saved By Jesus" Vacation Bible School – 9 a.m. to noon, through June 22, Coal City United Methodist Church, 6805 E. McArdle Road, Coal City. Open to all children preschool through grade five. For more information, call 815-634-8670

• "Shipwrecked" Vacation Bible School – 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., through June 22, First Presbyterian Church, 805 Western Ave., Joliet. Bible-learning activities, songs, team--building games, treats. Age 3 through fifth grade. Free. To register, visit or call 815-727-9259.

• Bible School – 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Through June 22, Friends in Christ Lutheran Church, 1338 Clay Street, Morris. Theme: "Splash Canyon." Games, Bible stories, songs, crafts, snacks. Kindergarten through grade six. Register at or 815-941-1255.

• "Hero Central" – 5:45 p.m. and 8 p.m., Through June 22, Minooka United Methodist Church. Theme: “Hero Central”." For information, call 815-467-2322, visit or email

• "Game On" Vacation Bible School – 6 to 8:30 p.m., through June 22, 15801 S. Route 59, Plainfield. May register through June 20. Free. To register or for more information, call 815-436-2380 or visit

• The King is Coming! – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., through June 22, Living Word Bible Church, 304 E. Jackson St., Morris.Ages 4 through sixth grade. For more information, call 815-513-5516.

• Chapel Bible study – 7 p.m., United Methodist Church of New Lenox, 339 W. Haven Ave., New Lenox. New members encouraged. For topic and information, call 815-485-8271.

June 19

• Bible study – 9:30 a.m., St. Mary Nativity, Nativity Room, 706 N. Broadway St., Joliet. Book of Genesis. For information, call Denise Adelmann at 815-838-0337.

June 20

• Confession – 3 to 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 710 W. Marion St., Joliet. For information, call 815-727-4746.

• 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.

• Sounds of Summer Free Concert Series – 6:30 p.m.,  First Presbyterian Church, 805 Western Ave., Joliet. Features Ed Thompson, a third-generation missionary, acclaimed recording artist and published author, will mix music and comedy in a family-friendly format. Fellowship and refreshments. Freewill offering benefits First Prebyterian's Feed My Starving Children MobilePack Event this fall. For more information, visit or call 815-727-9259.

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