16 | September 6, 2018 | The New Lenox Patriot FAITH newlenoxpatriot.com FAITH BRIEFS Christ Mission Church (22811 S. Cedar Road, New Lenox) Celebrate Recovery 7-9 p.m. every Tuesday. For anyone struggling with hurts, habits, or hang-ups. For more information, call Deb at (708) 516-6318. St. John of Chicago Chapel (112 Church Street, New Lenox) Orthodox Divine Liturgy 10-11:30 a.m. Sundays. Journey to Fullness 7 p.m. Wednesdays. This is a ten-part video introduction to the Orthodox Church. There will be an open discussion with refreshments after. Seekers are welcome. Missio Dei Church (123 W. Wood St., New Lenox) Women’s Study 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays and 9-10:30 a.m. Saturdays. Study materials will cost $10.50, and books will be distributed before the study begins. Payments will be collected on the first class. Pay by cash or make checks payable to Missio Dei Church. Elder-led Prayer 7-8 p.m. second Tuesday of every month, 123 W. Wood St., New Lenox. For more information, visit md church.us. Date With Our Beloved 7-8:30 p.m. every first Friday of every month, Kati Konkol’s house. This will be a time of silent prayer and meditation on the Lord as well as group prayer and short devotions. All women are welcome. For directions and more information, visit mdchurch.us. Gathered Worship 9:30-11 a.m. every Sunday. Parkview Christian Church (2121 S. Schoolhouse Road, New Lenox) Worship Services 4 p.m. Saturdays; 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Sundays. United Methodist Church of New Lenox (339 W. Haven Ave, New Lenox) Flea Market & Crafts 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. Enjoy a day of shopping at the 40th annual Old Campground Festival including antiques, collectibles, a flea market and craft show. The flea market will showcase more than 100 booths, and the church will sell hot sandwiches all day. Admission and parking are both free of charge. For more information call (815) 485-8271. In case of rain, the event will be held from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16. Worship Schedule Traditional worship is at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sundays. Musical Opportunities Join the vocal choirs, bells choirs, or praise team. There are opportunities for children, teens, and adults. Rehearsals are on Wednesday or Thursday evenings. For more information, call (815) 485-8271. Chapel Bible Study 7 p.m. every Monday. Mom Heart Group Book Club 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays. This group will meet on the first Thursday of every month to study “The Lifegiving Home: Creating a place of belonging and becoming” by Sally and Sarah Clarkson. Discuss how to make “home” your family’s favorite place to be. The group will meet in the Fellowship Hall and is open to the public. For more information, email stepha email@example.com. Wildside 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays. This group is for students in grades 7-12. For more information, call (815) 485-8271. Central Presbyterian Church (1101 S. Gougar Road, New Lenox) Church Service 10:30 Sundays. For more information, call the church at (815) 485-5152. Bible Study 7 p.m. Tuesdays Trinity Lutheran Church (508 N. Cedar Road, New Lenox) Sunday School and Living Lutheran 9:15 a.m. Sundays. For more information, call (815) 485-6973. Worship Services 5 p.m. Saturdays; 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sundays. Adult Bible Study 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays Teen Catechesis 6 p.m. Wednesdays Lincolnway Christian Church (690 E. Illinois Highway, New Lenox) Worship Services 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sundays. Caregiver Support Group 11 a.m. Mondays. Receive insights from those who have been on a similar journey, suggestions for dealing with various issues, and relief from isolation, with confidentiality in a non-judgmental environment. Care provided for your loved one during meeting, if needed. For more information, call Roger and Connie at (815) 722-7841. HERO Family Support Group 7-8:30 p.m. every Tuesday. This group is open to anyone with a family member currently struggling with addiction, suspected addiction, or currently in recovery. Family support meetings provide helpful tools and information to better equip people to help their loved ones through their struggle. This group provides a supportive environment with others who have had similar experiences and an opportunity to meet and network with others. Grace Episcopal Church (209 N. Pine St., New Lenox) Sunday Services 8 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II. 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II with music, followed by coffee hour. For more information, call (815) 485- 6596. Saturday Service 5 p.m. the first, third and fifth Saturday of each month. Have something for Faith Briefs? Contact Assistant Editor Amanda Stoll at a.stoll@22ndcenturymedia. com or call (708) 326-9170 ext. 34. Information is due by noon on Thursdays one week prior to publication. In Memoriam Mildred V. Daugherty Mildred V. Daugherty (nee French), 87, of New Lenox, died Aug. 19. Mildred is survived by her children Michael William (Lindy Shroba Daugherty) Daugherty and Margaret Anne (Timothy) Camp; grandchildren Kurt M. (Amanda Thompson) Daugherty, and Darren J. (Stacie Hoving) Daugherty; sibling Charlotte (the late William) Pfeiffer; sister-inlaw Stella (the late Richard) Carlson and Dortha (the late Harry) McNerney; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mildred was a lifelong Cubs fan and loved doing crossword puzzles and word search puzzles. She also enjoyed watching game shows, especially Family Feud. Mildred also bowled for many years at Galaxy Bowl (Crest Hill Lanes). Family received friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel. Interment was at Woodlawn Memorial Park. Susan Marie Blackburn Susan “Susie” Marie Blackburn, 59, of Aurora, formerly of Lockport, died unexpectedly Aug. 19. She grew up in Lockport, attending St. Dennis Grade School and graduated in 1976 from Providence Catholic High School in New Lenox. She is survived by her sisters, Linda (Stephen) Oberhaus and Mary Blackburn; aunt, Eileen White; dearest childhood friends, Cindy (Jim) Kuzma and Louise (Michael) Naples; numerous cousins and other friends survive. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, would be appreciated. Per Susie’s request, cremation rites were respectfully addressed. John W. Hausherr John W. “Jack” Hausherr, 72, of New Lenox, died Aug. 18. John is survived by his wife Lori (nee Johnson) Hausherr; children Jack (Vicki) Hausherr, Jannine (Lee) Hofman, Chad (April) Hausherr, Tech Sgt. Ben (Krystal) Hausherr and Cody (Kim) Hausherr; grandchildren Trevor, Emily, Zach, William, Lucy, Evie, Kaydence, Chase and Hayden; and numerous nieces and nephews. Jack was a U.S. Navy Veteran and retired Iron Worker, Local #1 Chicago. Family received friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel. Interment was at Manhattan Center Cemetery. In lieu of memorials, a tribute donation in Jack’s name to Lymphoma Research Foundation (lym phoma.org) would be appreciated. Wayne Town Wayne Town, 88, of New Lenox, died Aug. 23. Wayne is survived by his son Bruce (Karen) Town and daughter Kelly (Larry) Brodeur; four grandchildren, Caitlin and Spencer Town, and Brianna and Harrison Brodeur; sister-in-law Anne Chastain; sister-in-law Phyllis Harrison; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceeded in death by his wife of 62 years, Jean Town; son Brian Town; parents Gail and Hollis Town; sister Virginia Rauch; and brotherin-law Bill Harrison. Wayne was born Feb. 1, 1930 in Ames, Iowa. He worked for the E J & E Railroad for over 30 years, ending his career as senior director of engineering services. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of New Lenox. He enjoyed spending time with his four grandchildren and was an avid golfer and gardener who loved being outdoors. Private funeral services were held with interment at Maplewood Cemetery in New Lenox. In lieu of flowers, donations to Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County in Joliet would be appreciated. Arrangements were entrusted to Hickey Memorial Chapels. Have someone’s life you’d like to honor? Email Editor James Sanchez at james@newlenoxpa triot.com with information about a loved one who was a part of the New Lenox community.
newlenoxpatriot.com LIFE & ARTS the New Lenox Patriot | September 6, 2018 | 17 Fireworks go on after multiple cancellations Megan Schuller Freelance Reporter Residents crowded the Commons at last week’s Fridays after Five expecting a firework show but instead, got a lightning show. The Village of New Lenox fireworks were cancelled when the weather became too inclement to put on a show. Luckily, the rain held off on Monday to allow for the show to go on. The annual fireworks were originally planned for July 4, but, after storms forced the Village to cancel, they were rescheduled for July 6. Damage from the rain on July 5 resulted in the postponement to Aug. 31, which was rained out again. “The safety of our residents is always the No. 1 priority,” Village Special Event Coordinator Beth Alderson said after the fireworks were cancelled. “We were exploring our options and timing to try to make the fireworks display happen for the crowd that was there, but unfortunately the lightning and speed of the storm did not allow for that.” Most residents stayed Friday for the Friday’s After Five event despite the persistent drizzle that began shortly after 6 p.m. until it lead to a stronger thunderstorm. “A little rain doesn’t stop me,” Linda Laich of Oak Forest said about coming to the Fridays after Five. “It’s a beautiful venue. We’ll for sure be back next year.” Residents did all they could do to stay out of the rain during the event. Some used the municipal buildings as cover, others sat in lawn chairs with umbrellas or rain ponchos. Alderson thanked the performers from Simply Elton, Simply Billy, and the Brown Although the fireworks got cancelled, residents still enjoyed the Fridays After Five with friends and family before the storm blew through the area. Dirt Cowboys Band as well as the food truck vendors for keeping the crowd entertained. “They were also such troopers for sticking out the weather and continuing to serve throughout the night,” Alderson said. Andrea Frausto of New Lenox came to see the fireworks with her family on Friday, which has become a tradition since the family moved to New Lenox in 2014. After attending the July 4 fireworks, which were also cancelled, Frausto was disappointed but optimistic. “We came out the first time, and now we’re here again,” Frausto said. “Unfortunately it’s raining, but we’re still having fun. I look forward to when they reschedule.” Samantha Malicdem of New Lenox has been anticipating watching the rescheduled fireworks with her family for months. “I was really bummed because that [the fourth of July] is my favorite holiday,” Malicdem said. “I was excited to see the fireworks show. We’ve been looking forward to it for the whole summer and now we have this weather.’ “It’s a nice set up with the vendors and live music. So even if the fireworks don’t happen we still got a taste of some of that,” Malicdem said before the fireworks were cancelled Friday evening. Joan Linnane of Orland Park walked her two 3-yearold grandchildren dressed in raincoats around the commons. “Anytime I spend with my family is a good time,” Linnane said about the event. “It seemed like a lot of our family could make it this year. I don’t even feel the rain to be honest, it’s just nice to be together.” Alderson said that the Fridays after Five is a nice low-cost and family-friendly entertainment option for residents. “It’s always very encouraging to see the residents turn up for an event, especially when the forecast is a little iffy, as we experienced with all of the 2018 Fridays After Five events,” Alderson said. “One of our goals with these types of events is to foster a sense of community, and it’s been great to see that happen with Fridays After Two children watch the Simply Elton, Simply Billy, and the Brown Dirt Cowboys Band perform on Aug. 31. Photos by Megan Schuller/22nd Century Media Five.” When the Village finally got to set off the fireworks on Monday, Sept. 3, at the Commons, the atmosphere was not as festive without the food or entertainment, but they were sure to set the show to music. “We are so appreciative of the support and patience this year and hope we have some better weather for next year’s events,” Alderson said.