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Local faith events: Dec. 16 through Dec. 23

Dec. 16

• Mary Margaret’s Rosary Group – 4 p.m.; also Dec. 23, St. Mary Nativity Church, 706 N. Broadway St., Joliet. Call 815-726-4031.

Dec. 17

• 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.

Dec. 18

• 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.

Dec. 19

• 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. Christmas dinner and open mic. 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.

• Simbang Gabi Mass – 7 p.m., St. Mary Immaculate Parish 15629 S. Rt. 59, Plainfield. Fellowship follows in gym. Free will donations will be accepted, with both food and monetary donations appreciated. All funds collected will be sent to Simbang Gabi. For more information, call Remy at 815-254-8445. 

Dec. 20

• 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 maria.prekop@navigant.com or 312-259-6851.

• Shabbat Services and Dairy Potluck – 6:30 p.m., Joliet Jewish Congregation, 250 N. Midland Ave., Joliet. Call 815-741-4600 or visit jolietjewishcongregation.com.

Dec. 21

• 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 jolietjewishcongregation.com.

• "Beyond the Nutcracker" – 2 and 7 p.m.; also 3 p.m., Dec. 22, Lincoln Way West High School, 21701 Gougar Road, New Lenox, $18 (adults) and $10 (age 12 and under). Purchase at ballet58.org or by calling 312-725-4752; seating is reserved. Performance information is at ballet58.org/beyond-the-nutcracker.

• Shortest Day/Longest Night service – 5 p.m., Peace Lutheran Church, 1900 E. Lincoln Highway, New Lenox. For anyone who is struggling or has experienced a loss of any kind. For more information, call the church office at 815-485-5327.

• Longest Night – 5 p.m., United Methodist Church, 339 W. Haven Ave., New Lenox. For anyone who is struggling or experiencing a loss of any kind. Worship will include readings, hymns, prayers and the opportunity to receive Holy Communion. For more information call 815-485-8271. 

Dec. 22

• 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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