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Local faith events: June 17 through June 24


• Our Savior Lutheran Preschool and Kindergarten open enrollment – Call 815-725-1688 or visit

• St. Mary Nativity 2019/2020 Faith Formation Session Registration – Call Nancy Smith at 815-726-4073 or e-mail


• St. Mary Nativity Class of 1984 Reunion – June 29, 4 p.m. Mass at St. Mary Nativity, Tour of the School at 5:15 to 5:30pm (approx.), dinner and conversation: Cemeno’s Pizza on Essington, 6 to 9 p.m. $25. Contact Julie Nelson for payment/more info: at

June 17

• To Mars and Beyond VBS – 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., June 17 through June 21, Messiah Lutheran Church, 40 Houbolt Road, Joliet. $20 per student or $60 max per family. Register by May 26 at For information, email

• Vacation Bible School – 9 a.m. to noon, June 17 through June 21, Hope Lutheran Church, 305 E. Black Road, Shorewood. Theme: The Incredible Race: "One Family, One Race, One Savior." Register by June 16. Call 815-741-2428.

• Bible Study – 5 p.m.; also June 24, Central Presbyterian Church, 1101 Gougar Road, New Lenox. Call 815-485-5152.

June 18

• 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

June 19

• 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

• 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

June 20

• 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

• Memorial Services – 5 and 7 p.m., Joliet Jewish Congregation, 
250 N. Midland Ave., Joliet. Call 815-741-4600. Visit

• Stay and Play – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Village Christian Church, 8965 S. Bell Road, Minooka. Free will offering dinner is 5:45 p.m. Infants through fourth grade will learn about Jesus and play bags and other games while parents are in church. Call 815-467-2265 or visit

• “The Center – 6:30 to 9 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 805 Western Ave., Joliet. Free food, games and hang time for teens. Speaker: Rick Tustin. Topic: "Jesus Invitation."
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.

June 21

• Craft Night – 6 to 8 p.m., Channahon United Methodist Church, 24751 W. Eames, Channahon. Grades six to 12. Call 815-467-5275 or visit

• 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.

June 22

• 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

June 23

• “Faith, Family and Friends Day” – 11:15 a.m., Prayer Tower church of God in Christ, 500 Stryker Ave., Joliet. Fellowship service. Call 815-630-5283.

• Feast of Corpus Christi Eucharistic Procession – After 12:15 p.m. bilingual Mass, St. Mary Immaculate Parish, 15629 S. Route 59, Plainfield. English, Polish and Spanish songs along the procession. Procession ends with Adoration in the Church.

June 24

• Totus Summer Camp – June 24 through June 28, St. Mary Nativity 702 N. Broadway St., Joliet. Catholic camp for youth entering grades one through 12. Register at or contact Nanci at 815-726-4073 or

• In The Wild VBS – 6 to 8:30 p.m., June 24 through June 28, Friendship Baptist Church, 15801 S. Route 59, Plainfield. Free. Register by June 26. Call 815-436-2380 or visit

• Roar VBS – 9 a.m. to noon, June 24 through June 28, First Presbyterian Church, 805 Western Ave., Joliet. Ages 3 through grade five. Register online at For information, call 815-727-9259.

• "Roar! Vacation BibleSchool" – 6 to 8 p.m., through June 28, Hope UnitedMethodist Church, 2506 Caton Farm Road, Joliet. Register at 815-436-2209.

• VBS – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., through June 28, Mt. Ebal Missionary Baptist Church, Lockport. Bible lessons, crafts, refreshments. Theme: Farm Fresh Faith. Call 815-838-6727.

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