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20 | February 16, 2017 | The Lockport Legend FAITH faith briefs St. Dennis Church (1214 S. Hamilton St., Lockport) Financial Peace University (FPU) 7-9 p.m. Thursdays in February in Stalzer Room. FPU is a nine week biblically based class that teaches how to handle money God’s way. You learn practical steps to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely. Cost is $100; scholarships available. Adults only. Call Ed Ellis at (708) 528-8666 or Weekend Worship 4:30 p.m. Saturdays 7:30 a.m., 9:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sundays. All are welcome. Healing Prayer Following weekend services, 4:30 p.m. Saturdays, 9:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sundays. All are welcome. Contact Parish Secretary at or call (815) 838-2592 for more information. Assumption Greek Orthodox Church (15625 S Bell Road, Lockport) Sunday Services 8:15 a.m. Orthros; 9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy; 10 a.m. Sunday School. For more information, call (708) 645- 0652. THRIVE Church (1605 Washington St, Lockport) Sunday Service 10:15 a.m. coffee; 10:30 service meeting at Taft School. For more information email info@encounterthrive. com or call (608) 772-6806 Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church (925 E. 9th St., Lockport) Worship Services 5 p.m. Saturdays 9 a.m., 10:35 a.m. Sundays Sunday School 10:35 a.m. Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays Preschool Registration Parents can call 815-838- 0708 to schedule an appointment to visit the school and meet the staff. Weight Watchers 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays in the church basement. Weigh-in at 5:30 p.m. Mexican Train Dominoes 9 a.m. Fridays First Baptist Church of Lockport (800 Thornton St., Lockport) Sunday Services 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship Wednesday Night AWANA Clubs 6:15-8 p.m. for children 3 years old through sixth grade Angel Food House Food Pantry 12:15-1 p.m. Sundays and 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Open to the public. First United Methodist Church of Lockport (1000 S. Washington St., Lockport) Souper Soup Supper 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. A variety of soups will be offered, along with crackers, rolls, dessert, and beverages. The cost is $7 for adults, $3.50 for children (3-12), under age 3 are free. Carry-outs available. Sunday Worship 9 a.m. Sunday School 10:25 a.m. Worship Circle of Love 9 a.m. Wednesdays. Circle of Love provides diapers, feminine and incontinence products to clients who are qualified to use the local FISH Food Pantry. For more information, call (815) 838- 1017. Communion First Sunday of the month. First Congregational United Church of Christ (700 E. 9th St., Lockport) Greet & Meet over Treats 10:30 a.m. Sundays. Children’s Sunday Mornings 9:45 a.m. Second through fourth Sundays. Stories with Puppets. Contemplative Evening Worship 6:30 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays. Casual blend of music & meditation over scripture. First Class Kids Preschool Registration To register children for openings, call (815) 838- 8361 Dartball 7 p.m., first, third and fourth Tuesdays of the month. Contemplative Worship 6:30 p.m., second and forth Wednesday of the month. Includes prayer, scripture and music. Worship 9:30 a.m. Sundays. Treats and Talk 10:30 a.m. Sundays. Fellowship time. Voices 9:45 a.m. Sundays. Children’s program which helps them discover the Messiah through stories, drama and crafts. Grace Baptist Church (501 N. State St., Lockport) Sunday Schedule 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 10:45 a.m. Morning service; 6 p.m. Night service. Cross Point Church of Lockport (17530 W. Fox Hollow Drive, Lockport) Sunday Service 10 a.m. For more information, call (815) 838-9105. Joliet Seventh-Day Adventist Church (21514 W. Division St., Lockport) Saturday Services 9:30 a.m. Sabbath school; 10:45 a.m. Worship Hour. Prayer Meeting 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Attendees can share their praise reports and prayer requests. The call-in number is (530) 881-1200. When prompted enter the access code: 761835 then the # key. The prayer line is free, and there is no additional cost beyond regular phone charges. St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church (312 E. 11th St., Lockport) Holy Eucharist 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sundays. For more information, call (815) 834-1168 or email office@stjohns-lockport-il. org. Wednesday Services 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesdays. 12 Step Meetings 8 p.m. Mondays, 7 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. Fridays. Christ United Methodist Church (224 Bruce Road, Lockport) Holy Communion First Sunday of the month. For more information, email pastorchristumclockport@ Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. Sundays. For more information, call (815) 726-1041. Bible Study 10 a.m. Wednesdays. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (1500 S. Briggs St., Lockport) Divine Worship 5:30 p.m. Saturdays and 9 a.m. Sundays with Fellowship to follow at 10 a.m. Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church (18101 W. Oak Ave., Lockport) Sunday Services 8:30 a.m. Sunday school; 10 a.m. Morning worship, Nursery ministry (ages infant to 4) and Youth church (ages 5-12); 12 p.m. Adult Bible Study. New Life Community Church (14832 W. 163rd St., Lockport) Sunday Service 5:30 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, call (815) 838-1416. Kids Zone Ministry 10 a.m. Sundays. Children up to fifth grade can participate in games, singing, take part in interactive Bible teaching and participate in hands-on crafts. Participants should arrive 5-10 minutes prior to the service to sign children up for the group. For more information, call (815) 838-1416. Women’s Ministry 9:30 a.m. Fridays. Bible study for women of all ages. Prayer Meeting 10 a.m. Tuesdays. Participants can study biblical teaching of prayer and spend time lifting up prayer requests. For more information, call the church at (815) 838-1416. Have something for Faith Briefs? Contact Assistant Editor Erin Redmond at e.redmond@22ndcentury or call (708) 326- 9170 ext. 15. Information is due by noon Thursday one week prior to publication. In Memoriam Olga L. Mares Olga L. Mares (Nee: Wilke), 75, of Lockport died Feb. 5 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Chicago and resided there until moving to Lockport in 1997. She was a member of Shepherd of the Hill Luthern Church, volunteering many hours at the Shepherd of the Hill Resource Center. She was an avid reader, Blackhawks fan and gardener who adored her children and grandchildren. Mares is survived by her children Anthony (Ann) Mares of Springfield and Priscilla (John) Plebanek of Lockport; grandchildren Victoria and Nicholas Mares, Bethany, Sabrina and Ashton Plebanek; brother Edward (Maryann) Wilke; two nieces and numerous first cousins. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Shepard of the Hill would be appreciated. Services for Mares were held Feb. 9. Lawrence Bebej Lawrence “Bosco” Bebej, 66, of Lockport, died Feb. 4. He is survived by his wife Sue Bebej (Richie), children, Jennifer (Ray) Mazeika, Jeff (Christy) Bebej, Melissa (Ed) Kuzia, siblings, Thomas (Bernie) Bebej, Judi (Gary) Harold, Papa of Catherine Mazeika, Jacob Mazeika, Brett Bebej, Kyle Bebej and Kalyn Bebej. He was a member of Ingalls Park AC in Joliet, and of the IBEW Local 336. He retired from Ameritech after 30 years of service and was also a mail courier for Will County. Services were held Feb. 11. Have someone’s life you’d like to honor? Email e.redmond@22ndcentury with information about a loved one who was a part of the Lockport community. life & arts the Lockport Legend | February 16, 2017 | 21 John Lane Farm fundraiser aims to restore barn Holiday Sweetheart Dance serves as first-ever John Lane Farm fundraiser Amanda Del Buono Freelance Reporter Historical John Lane Farm Inc., a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the restoration of John Lane Farm, hosted The Holiday Sweetheart Dance, its first-ever fundraiser in support of the restoration of the farm’s barn on Saturday, Feb. 11. The event took place at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5788, located at 1026 E. 9th St. in Lockport, and attracted community members from Lockport and nearby communities. “Our Board of Directors, we kicked ideas around and decided this would be the first event we would try,” said Sylvia Ziekle-Kuffel, president of the Board of Directors for the organization. “… We’d just like to fill the room and sell every ticket we have, about 200, and that would help us a great deal. It’s not a lot, but it would be a start.” The event featured live music from Classique Rock Band, a Geneva, Ill.-based band, and food was offered by New Lenox’s Smokin’ Z BBQ. Additionally, a silent auction was offered featuring items donated by a several local merchants. “We’ve been really blessed with a lot of donations,” Ziekle-Kuffel said. “… A lot of wonderful merchants out there were happy to help, and we were very surprised. We certainly want to thank them all.” Along with the fun, the event was a reminder of Lockport’s history. At its heart was maintaining the history of Historic John Lane Farm, the location where the first steel plow is said to have been invented, according to Ziekle-Kuffel. She has been working with the organization to restore the original barn and create a community center. Although the organization has made advancements in its efforts, there still is much work to be done to the barn before it can become the community center Ziekle- Kuffel is envisioning. “It’s a huge piece of history we have here, and we don’t want to lose it,” she said. Among those present was Joan Reeves, the great-greatgreat granddaughter of John Lane. Reeves has been supportive of the organization and said that she’s happy to see the farm being restored. “I think it’s awesome they have taken on this project to preserve the history,” she said. “… I just wish my parents, grandparents and greatgrandparents were here to see this.” Reeves added that she was enjoying the fundraiser and was happy to see people having fun and supporting the cause. Ziekle-Kuffel also saw much support from her friends. Among them, Karen and Tom Hartford, life-long Lockport residents, were happy to help the cause and support their friend. “I just got out of the hospital yesterday, but I wanted to come because I wanted to support Sylvia,” Karen said. While for a good cause, many in attendance were those who simply enjoyed dancing. Joanne Pitulla and Larry Claffy, Lockport residents, dance at the VFW often and were encouraged to come for another opportunity to dance. However, while there, the couple learned about the organization and the history of the farm. “It’s for a good cause,” Claffy said. Mike and Sandy Vidmar, Joliet residents, dance at the VFW often as well, but were happy to support the organization at Saturday’s event. “They’re keeping history alive,” Mike said. “It’s a good thing.” The organization will host its Historic John Lanes Days event at the farm July 8-9, with rain days scheduled for July 15-16. The organization is currently looking for volunteers for the festival. Homer Glen resident Annie Benda (right) shows Sylvia Ziekle-Kuffel how to use a 100-year-old drill that was donated for the Holiday Sweetheart Dance fundraiser Saturday, Feb. 11, held at the Lockport VFW. Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media FUNERAL SERVICES DIRECTORY Kim O’Neil Golob Kelli Hartseil Mores Kelly Furlong Foresman, Secretary It was easy to decide on cremation. Now, what about the rest of the decisions? 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