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Church briefs: March 1, 2018

March 2, 2018


Manteno Church of the Nazarene, 698 N. Locust St., Manteno, will host the Manteno-All Church Musicfest at 7 p.m. Friday. A free-will offering will be taken to benefit the Manteno food pantry. Bring nonperishable items for the pantry. Refreshments will follow.

Public safety event

Kingdom Life Ministries 125 E. Brookmont Blvd., Kankakee, will have an information seminar on public safety at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Topics will focus on what to do in the event of a traffic stop and how to expunge your record. Guest speakers will include Officer Riley Mayer of the Village of Olympia Fields Police Department; Deputy Director Mike Sneed of Kankakee Area Metropolitan Enforcement Agency; and Jim Rowe, Kankakee County State’s Attorney. For more information, call Yvonne Robicheaux at 815-260-0548.

Ladies Day

Central Christian Church, 310 Main St. NW, Bourbonnais, will have a Ladies Day of Pampering from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, with jewelry, manicures, hand-softening, chair massage and a complimentary light breakfast. All are welcome.

Bible studies

• Calvary Bible Church, 2500 E. Armour Road, Bradley, will have the Bible study “What in the World is the Matter with People, Anyway?” at 9 a.m. Sunday, taught by the Rev. Judean Benston. The one-hour class taught for 13 weeks will cover God’s diagnosis and treatment for behavior from exceeding the speed limit to school shootings. All are invited. Call 815-932-8733 for more information.

• Peoples Church, 6644 N. 1000 W. Road, Bourbonnais, will have a three-week class, “Sharing

Your Story” and “Why the Reformation Still Matters,” at 7:15 p.m. March 14, 21 and 28.


• Risen Savior Lutheran Church, 1881 W. Division St., Manteno, will have a free supper from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday. Call 815-468-2011 for more information. All are welcome.

• Powerhouse of Refuge Ministry, 595 N. Evergreen St., Kankakee, will have a free hot meal at their day shelter from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. They are accepting donations of bedding, food and clothes. Call 815-216-7982 or email suverless@gmail.com to donate.

• Coal City United Methodist Church, 6805 E. McArdle Road, Coal City, will have a Hallelujah soup supper from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Chicken noodle soup and chili will be served with a sandwich, crackers, beverage, ice cream and dessert. Tickets sold at the door are $8; $4 for children ages 6 to 12; $2 for children ages 3 to 5; and free for children 2 and younger. Carryouts will be available. Proceeds will go to the church building fund.

Lent services

• St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 348 E. Merchant St., Kankakee, will have services at 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

• Zion Lutheran Church, 11456 N. 11000 E. Road, Grant Park, will have Vespers at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Holy Week services: 7 p.m. Good Friday; 6:30 a.m. sunrise service with Communion, 8 a.m. breakfast, 9:15 a.m. egg hunt and 10 a.m. divine service with Communion on Easter.

• Our Savior Lutheran Church, 975 W. Brookmont Blvd., Bradley, will have a 5:30 p.m. soup supper and 7 p.m. Lent service Wednesdays.

• Community Lent services by the Rev. Mel Nielson will be at 7 p.m. Wednesdays: Bonfield Evangelical on March 7; Essex UMC on March 14; and Herscher UMC on March 21. A love offering will be taken to benefit a conference initiative. For more information, call 815-426-6169.

Mom2Mom sale

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church youth will host the Mom2Mom Sale in the school gymnasium, 1780 Career Center Road, Bourbonnais, from 8 a.m. to noon March 10. Gently used kids’ clothes, toys and gear will be sold. An 8-foot-by 9-foot space for vendors (with an 8-foot table and two chairs) will be available for $15 for gently used, $20 for businesses or $25 for electrical access. Email agillespie@stpaulslutheran.net to sign up for a table.

Handbell concert

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1780 Career Center Road, Bourbonnais, will host The Agape Ringers, Chicago’s premier handbell ensemble, at 4 p.m. March 11. A free-will offering will be taken. A reception will follow.

Orchestra tour

Asbury United Methodist Church, 196 S. Harrison Ave., Kankakee, will host the I’Solisti Midwest Young Artists Conservatory Tour at 7 p.m. March 17. It’s conducted by Charles Pikler, the former principal viola of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Admission is free; donations will be accepted for the Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra.

Barber Scholarship

Applications are due May 31 for the Barber Scholarship, to assist with tuition and fees for those studying to work full time in the church. Applicants aren’t required to be United Methodist, although some preference is given for those in the Iroquois West School District or raised in the boundaries of the Iroquois River District of the Illinois Great Rivers Conference of the United Methodist Church. The minimum amount is $500 to any recipient. For an application, contact the Barber Scholarship committee at Onarga United Methodist Church at methodistof@att.net. Include a mailing address. Scholarships are awarded by July 15.

Food pantry

Wesley’s Table Food Pantry at Wesley United Methodist Church, 500 N. Cleveland St., Bradley, will be open from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sundays for Bradley and Bourbonnais residents. For more information, call the church at 815-933-7932.