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Faith

Local faith events Aug. 30 through Sept. 6

Upcoming

2018 Human Rights Celebration – 10 a.m. to noon, Sept. 7, Mount Moriah Baptist Church, 1503 Arthur Ave., Joliet. Theme: “Reaching for Wholeness in Solidarity with God’s Creation.” Hosted by Joliet Unit of Church Women United. $5. For more information, call 815-726-8185.

• St. Mary Magdalene Accepting Religious Education Registrations – Classes for first through eighth grade students begin Sept. 8. The church is located at 127 S. Briggs St., Joliet. For more information, call the church office at 815-727-4600 or the rectory office at 815-722-7653.

Aug. 23

• 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 Sept. 6, Joliet Jewish Congregation, 
250 N. Midland Ave., Joliet. Torah study. $5. RSVP at 815-741-4600. Visit www.jolietjewishcongregation.com.

• Midweek Connections with Pastor Randy – 1:30 to 2 p.m.; also Sept. 6, 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 fofmin.org.

• 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 www.fbcjoliet.org.

• Wildside – 6 to 7:30 p.m. (seventh and eighth grade) and 7 to 8:30 p.m. (high school); also Sept. 6, 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 Sept. 6, First Presbyterian Church, 805 Western Ave., Joliet. Free food, games and hang time. Speaker: Joel Munyon. Topic: "Where the Wild Things Are" (Aug. 16). For information, call 815-474-2569, email info@thecenterjoliet.org or visit www.thecenterjoliet.org or Facebook.com/thecenterjoliet.

• Thursday Church – 6:30 p.m.; also Sept. 6, The Village Christian Church, 8965 S. Bell Road, Minooka. For information, visit www.thevillagechristianchurch.com.

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

Aug. 31

• 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.

Sept. 1

• First Saturday Devotion/Rosary – after 7:30 a.m., St. Mary Immaculate Parish, 15629 S. Route4 59 Plainfield. For information, call 815-436-2651.

• First Saturday Devotion Prayers – 9 a.m., Church of St Jude, 2212 McDonough St., Joliet. All welcome.

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

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

• Family Fun Fest – 4 to 7 p.m., Crosswinds Church, 14360 Route 59, Plainfield. Live music, face painting, balloon animals and inflatables for the kids.  Free refreshments available to all guests: snow cone, hot dog, cotton candy, popcorn. Entire event is free. For more information, call  815-230-7624 or visit www.xwindschurch.org

Sept. 3

• Labor Day Mass – 9 a.m., St. Mary Immaculate Parish, 15629 S. Rt. 59 Plainfield. No 7:30 a.m. Mass.

• Labor Day Mass – 9 a.m., St. Mary Nativity Church, 706 N. Broadway St., Joliet. For information, call 815-726-4031

• 6th Annual Fun Fair – Noon to 5 p.m., St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 140 Thelma St., Manhattan. Kid’s games at $.25 each, food (hot dogs and barbecue, etc.) at reasonable prices, face painting, jumpy house, raffles, a 50/50 drawing, a huge silent auction for the adults. Games end at 4 p.m. Food will be sold until 5 p.m. or until sold out. To volunteer and for more information, call Linda Wagner at 815-478-4900. Visit www.manhattanunitedchurchofchrist.org.

• 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.

Sept. 4

• 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.

Sept. 5

• 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.

• Bell Choir and Chancel Choir Rehearsal – 6 p.m. (bell choir) and 7:15 p.m. (chancel), Grace United Methodist Church, 1718 Avalon Ave., Joliet. New members welcome. Nicholas Davis directs both groups.

Sept. 6

• St. Mary Immaculate Council of Catholic Women  – 12:30 p.m., St. Mary Immaculate Parish, Faith Sharing, Harvester Rooms, 15629 S. Route 59, Plainfield. Presenter: Mary Kay Burberry, the director of religious education at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Orland Park. Topic: "Flowers and Legends of Mary." Also prayer, fellowship, desserts. For information, contact Mary Jeanne Pazin at 708-606-7515 or mjpazin1949@att.net.

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