Our Faith: Speaker to address drug abuse

Lombard: High Holiday Hustle

On Sept. 28, more than 300 men, women and children will meet in the western suburbs for the second High Holiday Hustle, a 5K run/walk or 1-mile family stroll. The race kicks off at 9 a.m. at Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County, 1710 S. Highland Ave., Lombard.

Pre-registration is $30; registration on the day of the race is $35. A special rate of $100 applies for families of four.

All proceeds benefit the Robert Scott Samuels Memorial Scholarship Fund, established to provide children with a life-enriching experience at summer camp.

To register or for more information, go to www.HighHolidayHustle.org .

Duckworth to speak

At 8:15 p.m. Aug. 29, Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County will welcome U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth as the special guest speaker for its “Social Action Shabbat” service. Duckworth will speak about her life and her ideas on the issues the country faces. The service will be in the sanctuary of the synagogue at 1710 S. Highland Ave., Lombard.

Completing her first term in the 113th Congress, Duckworth represents the 8th District, which covers an area from Elgin to Wood Dale, from Schaumburg to Lombard, and points between. She is an Iraq War Veteran, and a lieutenant colonel in the Illinois Army National Guard.

After the service, Duckworth will meet congregants at the Oneg Shabbat (Joy of the Sabbath) reception in the synagogue’s social hall.

Call the synagogue office at 630-627-3912 or visit www.CongEtzChaim.org to learn more.

Naperville: International speaker to address drug abuse

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Naperville, has invited Tom McElroy, of Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, to talk about overcoming drug abuse from a religious perspective.

“The Real You — No Limitations” will be presented at 3 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Free Speech Pavilion, corner of Jackson and Webster streets, on the Naperville Riverwalk. Live music will begin at 2:30 p.m.

In the event of rain, the talk will be in the community room in the lower level of the Nichols Library, across the street from the pavilion.

Consignment sale

Little Lambs fall consignment sale will be Sept. 18- 20 at Alleluia! Lutheran Church, at Book Road and 103rd Street in Naperville.

Find kid-related items (newborn to teen), from clothing to toys to furniture.

Hours are: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 18 ; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 19; 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 20.

Yellow Box expansion

Community Christian Church will celebrate the culmination of its yearlong expansion and renovation project during three services: 9:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Yellow Box, 1635 Emerson Lane, Naperville. To learn more, visit www.CommunityChristian.org or call 630-388-5000.

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