Eighty-five members of the local congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses attended their annual Cir-cuit Assembly for Bible Training and worship held in Romeoville, Ill., this past weekend.
The Assembly’s theme, “Safeguard Your Mind,” was taken from Matthew 22:37.
Andrew Eley, Phillip How-ell, Michelle Howell, and Christina Preston shared in presenting the program of instruction.
Two people from Coal City, Ill., were baptized in symbol of their having dedicated their life to God and the doing of his Will.
The Scriptural encouragement answered nine principal questions regarding protecting our mind and controlling our thoughts, so we can withstand efforts to corrupt it.
Peak attendance was 2,353.
Soup supper, concert planned on April 6
Coal City United Meth-odist Church, located at 6805 E. McArdle Road in Coal City, will host its last “Hallelujah” soup supper of the season from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 6.
The meal will include a choice of Stuffed Pepper Soup or White Chicken Chili, ham or turkey sandwiches, crackers, a beverage, ice cream and dessert.
The cost will be $8 for adults and children 13 and older; $4 for children ages 6-12; and $2 for children ages 3 to 5.
Children 2 and under will eat for free. Carry-outs will be available.
All proceeds will go to the church’s building fund and tickets will be sold at the door.
Everyone is invited to stay for a Christian music concert performed by “Wrong Perception” at 7 p.m., immediately following the soup supper.
“Wrong Perception” is a contemporary Christian group from the Grundy County area that plays a wide variety of music. The cost for the concert is a free-will donation and everyone is invited to attend.
Mazon Methodist Circle meets, plans
The March meeting of the Mazon Methodist Circle was held with Sharon Knopp as hostess.
It is going to be a very busy month with all the upcoming events. Easter Sunday, Circle members will be helping with the breakfast following the service.
A concert by Jake Tackett to be held at 7 p.m. April 13. The Circle will be providing a punch, coffee and cookie reception in the fellowship hall.
Plans were also made for the Buffet Dinner to be held on April 27.
Kay Tucek provided patterns for the senior coverups that are in the process of being made.
A donation has been made to the 3rd annual 5K Run/Walk, which will be on June 1st.
Spend a ‘Nite at the Races’ April 13
GARDNER — St. Law-rence Church will host its fourth annual “A Nite at the Races” at the Gardner American Legion Hall on Saturday, April 13.
Doors will open at 6 p.m., with the first race beginning at 7 p.m.
Everyone 21 years of age and older is welcome to attend.
Admission is $10 per person; tickets may be purchased at the door.
“Funny Money” is used to bet on horses in each race. Use your winnings to bid on items in the live auction following the last race.
There will also be raffle items, food and a cash bar.
Proceeds will fund parish hall improvements, including restroom updates.
Representative of orphanage to speak
Charla Perau, from Foundation For His Ministry (Orphanage) in Baja, California (Mexico), will speak at the Helmar Lutheran Church, 11935 Lisbon Road, Newark, during Sunday School at 10:15 a.m. April 14.
Sunday evening, April 14, she will speak at the West Lisbon Church, 14345 Joliet Road, Newark, during their Family Mission.
Everyone is invited to attend either of these opportunities to hear what is happening in the many ministries of the orphanage.
St. Rose’s annual card party set for April 21
WILMINGTON - The St. Rose Catholic Church Women will be holding their annual card party in the St. Rose School Gym, 626 S. Kankakee St., Wilmington, on Sunday, April 21, at 1 p.m.
All card games and Bunco will be played. A light lunch will be served and there will be table prizes, door prizes and raffles. The donation is $6.50.
The card party committee includes Marie Rodawold, Vera Habing, and Mary Ellen McGrath. For more information phone (815) 476-7491.
Estrada to speak on Principles of Catholic Social Teaching
JOLIET, Ill — Keith Michael Estrada, Justice and Peace Coordinator for the Diocese of Joliet, will present a program highlighting “The Principles of Catholic Social Teaching.”
The program will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, in the Commons at the Cathedral of St. Raymond in Joliet.
Estrada will discuss the Church’s teaching on life and how God intends the fullness of life for all people.
The Peace and Justice Committee of the Cathedral is sponsoring the program to which the public is invited.The entrance to the Commons is from the parking lot behind the Cathedral, located at 604 N. Raynor Ave.
Estrada, who has a masters degree in philosophy from the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio, is also the founder of the Students for a Fair Society, a student-run group dedicated to the promotion of authentic Catholic doctrine.
“Justice and Peace” is part of the recently created Office for Human Dignity of the Diocese of Joliet. The purpose of the department is to promote the gospel of peace and social justice through its programs and ministries, locally, nationally, and globally.