Updated: April 29, 2013 2:17AM
Lecture: Jerrol Leitner, Common Ground, will present a lecture titled “Jesus of Nazareth” March 5 at 7 p.m. at Wildwood Presbyterian Church, 18630 Old Gages Lake Road. Who was Jesus the Man? As a Jewish male of the first century, Jesus was probably just over five feet tall and weighed a little more than 100 pounds. A peasant, perhaps illiterate, he preached a simple message: the kingdom of God is coming. Through his words and by his actions, Jesus demonstrated how to transform earth into heaven. But he made enemies and he pushed too much. Follow Jesus around Galilee and into Jerusalem, listening, watching and marveling. Details, (847) 223-0073.
Conference: The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community will host a conference to respond to allegations against history’s most peace-loving person, Prophet Muhammad, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the College of Lake County, 189351 W. Washington St. This event is an opportunity for people of all backgrounds to learn about Prophet Muhammad from practicing American Muslims. Over the past several years, Muhammad’s character has been maligned on numerous occasions, including a hateful video. This event provides an educational and civil response, demonstrates why over 1 billion Muslims revere Muhammad, and serves to build bridges of understanding. Details, www.muslimsforpeace.org/events.
World Day of Prayer: Church Women United will sponsor a World Day of Prayer service March 1 at Gurnee Community Church, 4555 Old Grand Ave. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. followed by the service at 1 p.m. This year’s service is titled “I was a Stranger and You Welcomed Me” written by a committee of Christian women from France. A fellowship hour will follow the service. Non perishable food items for the food pantry will be gratefully received. Details, (847) 662-2873.
Fund-raiser: Community Protestant Church, UCC will hold its annual Pancake Breakfast March 2 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 418 N. Prairie The Ushers’ Club will prepare pancakes — dripping with syrup, sausages and a variety of drinks. Tickets are $6, $3 for ages 4 to 12 and free for kids age 3 and under. Details, (847) 566-4000 or www.communityprotestant.org.