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Local faith briefs for this week
Local faith briefs

Local faith briefs for this week


Holy Rosary Thanksgiving Food Drive set

KENOSHA — The annual Holy Rosary Thanksiving Food Drive for St. Vincent de Paul will be held ontoday and Sunday.

In addition, Our Lady of the Holy Rosary of Pompeii will collect socks for men, women and children. Special marked boxes will be set up in the back of the church for donations.

The church is at 2224 45th St. in Kenosha.


Sunday to talk on human trafficking

KENOSHA — A program on human trafficking and exploitation of children takes place 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church, 919 60th St.

Paula Meyer Besler, Selah Freedom’s vice president of advocacy and operations, will discuss how to identify human trafficking and exploitation, take action against it, and protect children.

The program is free and open to the public.

For more information about Selah Freedom, go to

Jewish foundation brunch to be held Sunday

KENOSHA — The annual brunch of the Jewish Community Foundation of Southeastern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Beth Hillel Temple, 6050 Eighth Ave.

The speaker will be Nir Buchler, vice president of the Israel and Global Philanthropy at the Jewish Agency for Israel in Washington, D.C.

Brunch will include lox, bagels and other breakfast/lunch items, including a selection of kosher food.

The foundation raises funds for philanthropic purposes, supporting major Jewish institutions around the world, including the Jewish Federations of North America. The foundation also supports Jewish education, youth and college services and local food pantries and social services.

For more information and to RSVP, contact Connie Covey at, Judith Fai-Podlipnik at 504-723-6771 or Beth Hillel Temple at 262-654-2716.

Great Lakes Church to host speaker on Kenya

KENOSHA — Great Lakes Church, 7600 75th St., will host a guest speaker on Thursday.

Meryl Fury RN, will be sharing a presentation about a recent trip to Kenya, Blue Zone comparisons with Kenya, and details about her plant based lifestyle for over 30 years along with experiences from a lifelong career in nursing. She is president of the Board of Directors for the fast growing Plant Based Nutrition Movement of Chicago. She will be providing gourmet plant based food samples.

The program will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public, with a $3 suggested donation requested.

For more information, contact Blue Zones Plant Based Nutrition, Jay Robinson, at 262-515-4151.

Area church to host free clothing giveaway

SILVER LAKE — Community Baptist Church, 203 N. Fourth St., in Silver Lake, will host a free clothing giveaway next week that is open to the public.

It will take place Thursday and Friday, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.; and on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Clothing for infants, toddlers, girls, boys, ladies, mens and junior attire is available, along with winter jackets, shoes and accessories.

Park in the parking lot and the church and enter through the front door off the alley.

Fair trade holiday boutique, meal planned

KENOSHA — Operation Outpour will host “Raise the Roof 2.0” a fair trade Christmas boutique and soup supper fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 30, from 4-6 p.m. at Kenosha Christian Reformed Church, 7506 25th Ave.

All purchases help support Operation Outpour and the Haiti school building project. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and children over 12; $5 for children age 3-12.

For more information, contact Marianna Giebel at Kenosha Christian Reformed Church, 262-654-6234.

Bible Church hosts Celebrate Recovery

KENOSHA — Celebrate Recovery meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at Kenosha Bible Church, 5405 67th St.

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12-step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurts, hangups or habits of any kind. Meetings are open to anyone 18 years or older.

Childcare is available for newborns through fifth grade. For more information, visit or or call 262-764-1876.

Somers church offers diapers, wipes

SOMERS — Somers Community United Church of Christ, 9918 12th St., is offering free diapers and wipes to families in need from 2 to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays.

Parents or authorized caregivers need to bring photo identification and a utility bill with current address.

Women who are expecting may begin visiting the diaper bank at the beginning of their third trimester.

For more information, call 262-859-2540.


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