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Religion Today is a listing of special events held at Racine County churches and is published every Saturday in Faith & Community. Notices of regularly scheduled services and sermon topics are not used. Announcements must arrive by noon Wednesday to be considered for publication the following Saturday, as space permits. Submit information to The Journal Times Online Calendar at http:www.journaltimes.com/calendar and select the Faith category; by mail to Sharon Knox, The Journal Times, 212 4th St., Racine, WI, 53403; email sknox@journaltimes.com or fax information to the attention of Sharon Knox at (262) 631-1780.

THE REV. WILLIAM A. NOE AMONG JESUIT PRIESTS BEING ORDAINED THIS YEAR

Nearly three months after the historic election of the first Jesuit Pope, the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), the largest order of priests and brothers in the Roman Catholic Church, will ordain 16 new priests this month in the United States. The Rev. William A. Noe is among those Jesuit priests being ordained this year.

Noe, 43, a native of Racine, served as a biomedical researcher and as a patent examiner prior to entering the Society of Jesus. Fluent in Spanish and with a background in electrical engineering, Noe taught electronics at a technical college in Bolivia during his time in formation.

Those called to Catholic priesthood in the Society of Jesus undergo extensive training from the moment novices enter the Society until they’re ordained, a process that can take anywhere from eight to 12 years. Following ordination, the new priests will serve in parishes and teach in Jesuit high schools and universities, among other assignments.

BAHA’IS CONDUCT MONTHLY INTERFAITH DEVOTIONAL

The Baha’is of Racine conduct their monthly interfaith devotional at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 15, in the home of Barry and Loralee Uhlenhake, 3223 Wright Ave. Emphasis is to be on creating unity amongst our diversity in Racine. People of all faiths are welcome to join and share prayers from their respective faith traditions.

Social time with light refreshments will be offered after the devotional. For questions, directions, or comments, call (262) 672-5269.

YOUTH AND ADULT VOLUNTEERS LEAVE FOR WEEKLONG MISSION TRIP

Fifteen youth and adult volunteers will leave Christ Church today for a weeklong mission trip working with the Appalachia Service Project. The two work crews from Christ Church will be in Knott County, Ky., to work on repair projects to make homes warmer, safer and drier for families in need. Their service work will be in a county located in the coal-producing area of eastern Kentucky.

This is the 30th year Christ Church, a United Methodist congregation at 5109 Washington Ave., will have volunteers working on ASP missions. ASP is a Christian ministry open to all people and has about 15,000 volunteers each year building additions, repairing roofs, installing or repairing plumbing, constructing porches, steps and handicap ramps and installing insulation and siding for people in need.

The Christ Church volunteers will return to Racine on June 22.

FATHER’S DAY AND RECOGNITION OF GRADUATES AT FAITH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Father’s Day and Recognition of Graduates will take place during the 10 a.m. worship service Sunday, June 16, at Faith United Methodist Church, 1013 Harmony Drive.

These graduates will be recognized: Louis Ayensu-Mensah, St. Norbert College, son of the Rev. Listowel and Felicia Ayensu-Mensah; Jeselyse Klyzub, Horlick High School, granddaughter of Fran Klyzub; Sam Klyzub, University of Phoenix, grandson of Fran Klyzub; Mario Falcone, M.S.O.E., grandson of Fran Klyzub; Terrence Easley, University of Wisconsin-Madison, grandson of Rodelia Hardin; Cheyenne Quandt-Walle, Xavier High School, Appleton, granddaughter of Peggy Taylor; and Karissa Quandt-Walle, Xavier High School, Appleton, granddaughter of Peggy Taylor.

PARENTS HONORED BY OLYMPIA BROWN UUC ON FATHER’S DAY

The Rev. Dr. Tony Larsen and the Multigenerational choir will sing “Be Kind to Your Parents (Though They Don’t Deserve It), then question the reality of “they don’t deserve it” at the 10 a.m. service Sunday, June 16, at Olympia Brown Unitarian Universalist Church, 625 College Ave.

The church is air-conditioned and handicapped assessable from its Seventh Street entrance.

FATHER’S DAY AT PLYMOUTH CHURCH

The Rev. Glenn Lawson will share four testimonial letters about “Dad” during the 10:30 a.m. worship service Sunday, June 16, at Plymouth Church, 1143 College Ave. For worship, the music (from children’s songs to classical) has been chosen by the fathers in the congregation.

Everyone is invited to this heart-warming worship and the party following. Plymouth Church is handicap accessible and casual dress is always in style.

FATHER’S DAY CELEBRATED DURING WORSHIP SERVICES

Father’s Day will be celebrated during the 8 and 10:15 a.m. worship services Sunday, June 16, at Yorkville United Methodist Church, 17645 Old Yorkville Road.

Root beer floats will be served after the 10:15 a.m. service. The Rev. Sue Leih is starting a summer sermon series called “Signs of Faith – on the Roads of Life.” This Sunday’s sign is “One Way” based on the scripture reading from John 14:6. Rhythm & Praise will sing “Jesus Leads Me All The Way” at the 10:15 a.m. service.  

ATTENDEES WATCH PARTS OF ‘THE AVENGERS’ MOVIE DURING WORSHIP SERVICES

In honor of Father’s Day, everyone is invited to watch parts of the movie “The Avengers” during the 10 a.m. service Sunday, June 16, at Atonement West, a second-site ministry of Atonement Lutheran Church, at the Sturtevant Sportsplex, 10116 Stellar Ave., Sturtevant.

“The Avengers” brings together a host of Marvel superheroes to battle the evil Loki’s attempt to rule the world. Attendees watch parts of the movie and look at where God can be found in the movie. For more information, call (414) 916-3241.

SUMMER WOW SERVICES BEGIN AT HOLY COMMUNION LUTHERAN CHURCH

Summer WOW (Worship on Wednesday) services begin at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, at the Holy Communion Lutheran Church Northwest Campus, 5040 Northwestern Ave. The family-friendly services, with contemporary music are led by Benjamin Mulwana on guitar and piano.

PROGRAMS OFFERED AT SIENA CENTER

The following programs are being offered at the Siena Retreat Center, 5635 Erie St.:  

• “Above All Else,” July 7-12, beginning 3:30 p.m. Sunday. This silent retreat for women and men will include various ways of prayer and ritual around the theme “Let God be God in You.” Cost to attend is  $425 including $50 non-refundable deposit, accommodations and meals.  

• “Icon Retreat,” July 7-13, beginning 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Sr. Maryam will guide participants, step-by-step, in “writing” their own icons of either Hildegard of Bingen or Christ the Teacher. Optional prayer and meditation and a presentation on the history and background of iconography will be offered. No art experience or expertise necessary. Cost to attend is $465 including $50 non-refundable deposit, accommodations and meals.

For more information or to register for a program, go to www.SienaRetreatCenter.org or call (262) 639-4100, ext. 1234.

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