2017 Public Square Rosary Crusade
The public is invited to pray the rosary for the nation at noon Saturday, Oct. 14, at the corner of Pontoon and Maryville Roads in Granite City. Information: Kay Clay, 618-931-3763.
Rector’s Forum at St. George’s Episcopal Church
At 9:15 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, the Rev. Dale Coleman will continue a study of “Being Christian” by Archbishop Rowan Williams, a book about what it means to be a Christian, in the parish hall of St. George’s Episcopal Church, 105 E. D St., Belleville. Information: 618-233-6320.
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Metro-east Interfaith Book Study
The Metro-east Interfaith Book Study has two groups studying “Abraham: One God, Three Wives, Five Religions” by Frances Worthington. A day group meets from 2-3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, Oct. 11, 18, and 25, at Forbes Insurance, 9805 Foley Drive, Belleville. An evening group meets from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 12, 19 and 26, at the Community of Christ Church, 350 Tamarack Drive, Shiloh. A special presentation by the author Frances Worthington will take place from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Community of Christ Church, 350 Tamarack Drive, Shiloh. For more information: call the Rev. Lana Gilbert, 618-660-7937.
Calvary Lutheran Church dinner and sock collection
In honor of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, the Calvary Lutheran Church, 6606 W. Main Belleville, will have a German dinner from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10. The menu will include bratwurst, mashed potatoes and gravy, more side options, drinks and German desserts for $5.
Calvary Lutheran is asking the public to donate new black or white socks to send to military men and women overseas. Sock collection boxes are located at The Abbey, the Associated Bank at 6902 W. Main, Dollar General at Belleville Park Plaza, the Olympika Restaurant of Swansea, Peace Lutheran Church of Belleville and Calvary Lutheran of Belleville. Information: Kelly Casey, 618-444-6371.
‘Taking Care of Me’ Bonanza for Women
Church Women United is currently selling tickets for its “Taking Care of Me” Bonanza for Women that will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Granite City Township Hall. No tickets will be sold at the door. The cost is $5 and includes breakfast and lunch. This event features speakers, attendance prizes, vendors, exhibits and vendor prizes. To purchase tickets: contact Ollie, 618-877-8251 or any other Church Women United member. All proceeds from this event will go to the Community Care Center.
‘The Woman Behind the Reformation’ presentation
Blessed Savior Lutheran Church will have a presentation about Martin Luther’s wife, Katherina von Bora, at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at 1205 N. Lincoln Ave., O’Fallon. Barbara Kay, a retired educator, will portray von Bora in costume and story. There is no charge for this program. Information: 618-632-0126.