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22 | April 12, 2018 | The frankfort station faith frankfortstation.com Faith Briefs Lighthouse Fellowship (8128 W. Lincoln Highway, Frankfort) Group Prayer Meeting 7 p.m. Wednesdays. All are welcome. Revolution Youth Group 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays. This youth ministry is for those in grades 7-12. Meet for worship, games, food and Bible study. Enter through the upper-west doors. For more information, call (815) 469-0611. Men’s Prayer Group 8-9 a.m. Saturdays. Bible Study 9:30-10:30 a.m. Sundays. These small groups meet at the church and are open to anyone who wants to attend, offering a place to ask questions and get answers without being put on the spot. Coed groups for students and adults of all ages are offered along with men’s and women’s groups. For more information, call (815) 469- 0611. Peace Community Church (21300 S. LaGrange Road, Frankfort) Worship Services 9:30 a.m. Sundays. The church offers a staffed nursery during the service, Sunday School programs and biblically based teaching. For more information, visit www.peaceinfrankfort.org. Food Pantry Peace’s food pantry is open the first Sunday of every month. For more information on the pantry’s services, email deacons@ peaceinfrankfort.org. Healing Hope 7:30-8:30 p.m. every other Sunday. Women’s Bible Study 9:15-11:15 a.m. and 6:30- 8 p.m. Wednesdays. Men’s Meeting 7-8:30 a.m. Saturdays in the Fellowship Room Heritage Baptist Church (21739 S. La Grange Road, Frankfort) Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. Sundays. Evening Worships 6 p.m. Sundays. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sundays. Ladies’ Bible Study 9 a.m. Tuesdays. Truth Trackers 7 p.m. Wednesdays. This group is for students in grades K-6. International Community Church (200 S. Elsner Road, Frankfort) Sunday Service 10 a.m. Sundays. Nursery available. For more information, visit www.icchurch.us. Adult Sunday School 9 a.m. Sundays. Teen Impact Study 10:30 a.m. Sundays. Highpoint! 10:30 a.m. Sundays. This children’s church teaches character-buildling virtues in a fun and interactive way. Frankfort United Methodist Church (215 Linden Drive, Frankfort) Worship Service 9-10 a.m. Sundays. For more information, call (815) 469-5249. Living Streams / Calvary Chapel (7837 W. Lincoln Highway, Frankfort) Midweek Bible Study 7 p.m. Wednesdays. The group study will focus on Old Testament-II Kings. For more information, call (815) 464-5230. Sunday Morning Service 10 a.m. The weekly service will focus on Book of Matthew. For more information, call (815) 464-5230. American Islamic Association (8860 W. St. Francis Road, Frankfort) Daily Prayer Services For service times, visit www.AIAmasjid.org. Jum’ah Prayer Services Fridays. Sermon at 1:10 p.m. followed by prayers at 1:30 p.m. The Family Hearth (119 Kansas St., Frankfort) Spiritual Direction By appointment. Personal spiritual direction session for men or women with a male/female spiritual director who is fully trained and experienced with 15 years of experience. Free will donation. To register, call (708) 334-1988 or email family hearthfrankfort@gmail.com. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (177 Luther Lane, Frankfort) Divine Worship Service 8 a.m. Sundays. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sundays. Adult Bible Class 9:30 a.m. Sundays. Contemporary Worship Service 10:46 a.m. Sundays. Weight Watchers 9:30-10:30 a.m. Mondays. Alcoholics Anonymous 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays. St. Peter’s United Church of Christ (12 W. Sauk Trail, Frankfort) Sunday Worship with Communion 9:30 a.m. every first Sunday of the month. Sunday School 9:30-10:45 a.m. Sundays. Sew What? This is an ongoing gathering for beginning to advanced sewers that alternates on Fridays and Saturdays. For dates and more information, call (815) 469-2220. USO Drop-off The church serves as a drop-off location for donations to the USO from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. every weekday. The church accepts entertainment items such as movies and games; food including beef jerky, powdered drink mix and coffee; hygiene items such as baby wipes, shampoo and toothpaste; and miscellaneous items such as bug spray, sunscreen and fabric softener. For a list of things that can and cannot be donated, or for more information, call (815) 469-2220. Hickory Creek Community Church (10660 W. Lincoln Highway, Frankfort) Worship Services 5 p.m. Saturdays and 9 a.m., 11 a.m. Sundays. For more information, call (815) 469-9496. Powerzone Kids Ministries During worship at 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m., 11 a.m. Sundays. Children newborn to fifth grade will enjoy ageappropriate Bible lessons each week. For more information, call (815) 469-9496. Reach Student Ministries 6:45-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Students from sixth grade through high school can worship, connect with other students, learn about God and his word, and enjoy high energy activities. For more information, call (815) 469-9496. Mixed Bible Studies We have many Bible studies that meet throughout the week in the evenings. Contact the church at (815) 469- 9496 for a current schedule. Women’s Bible Study Gathering is typically on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays at various times throughout the year. Contact the church at (815) 469-9496 for a current schedule. Men’s Bible Study 7:30-9 a.m. Saturdays at the church. Session is off the last Saturday of every month. Amazing Love Lutheran Church (21301 S. Pfeiffer Road, Frankfort) Mornings with Mommy 10–11 a.m. first and third Wednesdays of each month. The cost to attend the onehour session is $5 per child per session, and payments can be made by cash or check. Registration is required, and those interested may do so online. For more information, contact program director Marlena Spurbeck at mar lenaspurbeck@gmail.com or visit www.amazinglove.org/ mornings-with-mommy. Teen Group Teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to join. There will be a meeting with new activities every second Saturday of the month. For more information, visit www. amazinglove-ministries.org. Women’s Group 9:30-11:30 a.m. every first and third Saturday of the month, at the church. This semester we will be studying “Uninvited” by Lysa Ter- Keurst. More information is available at the church. Men’s Group 6:30-8 a.m. every second and fourth Saturday of the month, at the church. This group uses the Men’s Fraternity curriculum, which is currently focusing on “Winning at Work and Home.” St. Anthony Catholic Church (7659 Sauk Trail, Frankfort) Mass Service 5 p.m. Saturdays; 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 p.m. and noon Sundays. Reconciliation 4-4:50 p.m. Saturdays. Knights of Columbus Meetings 7:30 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday of the month in St. Anthony Hall. The Knights help at parish functions such as the church picnic and their annual pancake breakfast. Pro-Life Rosary Group 7 p.m. every first Monday of the month in the Padua Center. This group prays for the Rosary of Life for the unborn. If interested in joining, call (815) 469-3750. Bereavement Support 7 p.m. once a month at the Padua Center. For more information, call (815) 469- 3750. Tuesday Morning Rosary and Scripture Group 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Padua Center. To join, call the Parish Office at (815) 469-3750. St. Anthony Seniors Wednesday afternoons monthly. Seniors gather for meetings, bingo and more. For more information, contact Pat Backus at (708) 720- 9321. Sew ‘n’ Sews 10 a.m. Tuesdays in Memenas Hall. Attendees make handmade crafts for the church. For more information, call (815) 469-3750. Holy Spirit Prayer Group 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the Padua Center. Meetings are open to anyone who would like to join to grow spiritually through praise, prayer, scripture and music. For more information, call (815) 469-3750. St. Anthony Religious Education Faith formation Classes are Wednesdays or Sundays weekly beginning first through eighth grade. Please call (815) 469-3750 for more information. To have your church’s events included in Faith Briefs, email them to Assistant Editor Amanda Stoll at a.stoll@22ndcenturymedia.com or call (708) 326-9179 ext. 34. Deadline is noon Thursdays one week prior to publication.

frankfortstation.com life & arts the frankfort station | April 12, 2018 | 23 Creating a community with healthy teeth, access to care Amanda Stoll, Assistant Editor The dentist’s office isn’t most people’s favorite place to find themselves, but for those who cannot afford a visit, it is even harder to get themselves in that chair. Dayna Mazurek, a dental hygienist at Advanced Family Dental in Frankfort, is not only helping patients find their way to an office but finding her way to them as well. After completing an American Dental Association training to become a community dental health coordinator, Mazurek has increased her involvement in the community and on social media. “I bring all my experiences out in the public and to here where I can educate the patients more one-toone,” said Mazurek, who said she is able to better talk to patients and educate them about their oral health both in the office and at public events such as health fairs. Mazurek said it can be difficult for those who are uninsured or underinsured to find the resources they need, but she is hoping to change that by distributing information on those programs more widely. “I grew up in a singlefamily household,” Mazurek said. “As I was a teenager and younger adult I was on Medicaid, so I have that experience to help those less fortunate because I was in their shoes, too.” Advanced Family Dental in Frankfort accepts both private insurance and public aid and has HMO and cash patients as well. Mazurek said the office treats all its patients the same regardless of their insurance status, unlike some dental practices where she has worked in the past. In addition to educating the public about their options financially and spreading the word about free or discounted dental care programs, Mazurek said she spends a lot of her time educating people about their own health and how it relates to their mouth. “A lot of patients are really unfamiliar with dental terminology, dental care and health,” she said. “They don’t realize the link between their oral health and their systemic health.” She said many times people with certain medical conditions, including diabetes, are unaware the effect their dental health can have on other factors such as blood pressure, blood sugar, and wound healing. Many prescription medications can also cause side effects, such as dry mouth, that Mazurek said can have a detrimental effect on overall oral health. “By having them in here and educating them it really helps them be more familiar with their body,” she said. Through her own personal social media and networking with other dental professionals, Mazurek said she has been effectively reaching more and more people than she ever could otherwise. Add that to the patients she sees both in the office and out of the office, and she is positively impacting more people than she could ever know. Tickets on sale for LWE production Submitted by Lincoln-Way East music Tickets are on sale now for Lincoln-way East's production of Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame. All shows will be held in the LWE Fine Arts Auditorium, 201 Colorado in Frankfort. Shows are scheduled for April 27 and 28 at 7 p.m., April 28 at 1 p.m. and April 29 at 3 p.m. Tickets are available at lwemusic.org. Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz. Peter Parnell’s new book embraces story theatre and features verbatim passages from Hugo’s gothic novel. The set is an amazing recreation of Notre Dame, complete with stained glass and life-size "bells of Notre Dame." Tickets are only $10 with a $1 online service fee. For tickets and more information please visit lwemusic.org. Lincoln-Way science students participate in hands-on learning Submitted by Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210 Phone: 630-381-1100 Throughout the past two decades, Lincoln-Way District 210 has supported a motivating and experiential Anatomy & Physiology Medical (A&P Medical) class. This class has worked closely with the Lincoln-Way community by fostering relationships with nearby hospitals, including Presence St. Joseph, St. James, and Silver Cross. “It is unbelievable how our community embraces our students,” said Lincoln-Way Central Science Department Chair Sarah Highfill. “The local hospitals open their doors to the future nurses, doctors, medical administrators, physical therapists and physician assistants to an experience which helps cement their interest and dreams.” The program began with Lincoln-Way Central students visiting Presence St. Joseph in the mid-1990s. Since then, partnerships have formed between other area hospitals as well. Lincoln- Way East students attend St. James Hospital in Olympia Fields and Silver Cross Hospital, and Lincoln-Way West students attend Presence St. Joseph as well. The program accepts senior A&P Medical students through an application and interview process. “Each week at the hospital, we shadow different departments to understand the different day to day tasks that take place and what the reality of each job is,” says senior Katherine Kedzior. “…I am able to experience actual patient to employee interactions and gain a better understanding of what type of field I would like to go into.” The experiential learning aspects of the course draw the interest of many. The class meets for two periods per day, giving students time to examine and study each topic in-depth. During the first semester, students complete the coursework; during the second semester, students travel to the hospital during class to complete the observations. At all Lincoln-Way campuses, the A&P Medical teachers invite medical professionals to serve as guest speakers in their classrooms. 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