Calvary Lutheran Church in Chicago's Mount Greenwood community hosts a chili dinner Saturday. | File photo
Updated: March 22, 2014 6:24AM
Here is a look at news from Southland houses of worship.
Religion news and photos may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Men’s Conference: Orland Park Christian Reformed Church, 7500 W. Sycamore Drive, invites males ages 13 and older to attend the Iron Sharpens Iron National Men’s Equipping Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 4:55 p.m. Saturday. This conference offers 16 seminars, group worship time, exhibitors and resources designed to help build men up as individuals and to equip them to minister to other men in their lives. Registration: focalpointministries.net or (708) 532-4900.
Chili Dinner: Calvary Lutheran Church, 11249 S. Spaulding Ave., Chicago, hosts this from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children. Information: (773) 233-3533.
Soup Buffet: First United Methodist Church, 1000 S. Washington St., Lockport, hosts this annual event from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Several varieties of soup plus crackers, rolls and dessert will be served. Carry-outs will be available. Donation is $6 for adults, $3.50 for ages 3 to 12 and free for age 3 and younger. Information: (815) 838-1017.
Soup Supper: The First United Methodist Church of Oak Lawn, 10000 Central Ave,, hosts this event from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday. All-you-can-eat soups and breads will be available for $7. Information: (708) 423-1170.
The Chicago Association Of Black Storytellers: This Black History Month event is set for 6 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Cathedral of Joy Baptist Church Family Life Center, 20401 Western Ave., Olympia Fields. Tickets are $5 for children and $10 for adults. Information: (708) 679-3950.
Handbell Concert: St. Paul Lutheran Church, 4660 W. 94th St., Oak Lawn, presents the handbells and spirit bells of Concordia University from Irvine, Calif., performing their Winter-Ring in the Midwest series at 1 p.m. Sunday. A freewill offering will be taken to help offset tour expenses. Information: (708) 423-1040.
Women’s Worship Breakfast: Sign-up is due Monday for United Methodist Women’s Ash Wednesday worship breakfast for all women of United Methodist Church of New Lenox, 339 New Lenox Road. The event is set for 9 a.m. March 5. There will be a worship service and Communion followed by breakfast. Information: (815) 485-8271.
Job Club: St. Barnabas Church Convent, 101st Street and Longwood Drive, Chicago, hosts the Beverly Hills Job Club meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. The club was established to help people in search of employment. Information: Joan Quinn at email@example.com.
Craft Fair Help: Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 15050 S. Central Ave., Oak Forest, needs crafters for the spring fair taking place April 5. Applications: (708) 687-2170.
Winter Farmers Market: Beverly Unitarian Church hosts this from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 1 at the castle building, 10244 S. Longwood Drive, Chicago. There will be a locally grown organic produce and herbs, meat from grass-fed animals, cheese, soups, pestos, baked goods, ice cream, yogurt, fair-trade coffee and cocoa. Local businesses from Chicago’s Beverly community also are expected to participate, offering fair-trade jewelry, accessories, craft items and craft brew. Information: (708) 423-6392 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre-Lenten Mission: The Rev. Bob Miller preaches for this event at 7 p.m. March 2 to 4 at Most Holy Redeemer Parish, 9525 S. Lawndale Ave., Evergreen Park. Information: (708) 425-5354.
Mass And Healing Service: Infant Jesus of Prague Parish, 1131 Douglas Ave., Flossmoor, presents this service at 7:30 p.m. every first Monday of the month. Information: (708) 799-1234.
Ashes To Go: Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ of Oak Lawn offers ashes from 6:30 to 8:15 a.m. Ash Wednesday, March 5, at the SouthWest Service Metra train station, 9525 S. Tulley Ave., Oak Lawn. Information: (708) 422-4200.
Bible Study: This group meets from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursdays beginning March 6 at Living Word Lutheran Church, 16301 S. Wolf Road, Orland Park. “The Easter Experience” is a DVD-driven study bringing the passion and resurrection of Jesus to life through dramatic storytelling and challenging teaching done in a highly cinematic style. Baby-sitting is available upon request. Information: (708) 403-9673.
Concert: Soprano Elizabeth Reiter, baritone Jonathan Beyer and pianist Stephen Hargreaves perform at 7:30 p.m. March 7 at the Presbyterian Church in Orland Park, 13401 S. Wolf Road. Tickets are $15 in the church office. Information: (708) 448-8142 or email@example.com.
Celtic Ceili: Queen of Martyrs Parish, 10233 S. Central Park Ave., Evergreen Park, hosts this third event on March 8. There will be a 5K run-2K walk, pancake breakfast, award ceremony, Irish family Mass, traditional Irish fare, Irish soda bread contest, Irish dancers and live entertainment. Tickets are $20 for a family or $10 for a single or couple. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Information: (708) 423-8110 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Healing Service: The United Methodist Church of New Lenox, 339 New Lenox Road, offers a healing and anointing service at 10 a.m. the second Sunday of every month. Information: (815) 485-8271.
Sounds Of Spring Concert: Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 15050 S. Central Ave., Oak Forest, offers a performance with pianist Ilya Vanichkin and the Glory Ringers Handbell Choir at 2 p.m. March 15. Information: (708) 687-2170.
Basketball Program: Faith Falcons Bitty Basketball takes place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 20 to May 1 at Faith United Methodist Church’s gym, 15101 S. 80th Ave., Orland Park. This free program is designed to introduce ages 4 to 11 to basketball. Registration: (708) 444-8560 or email@example.com.