Religion Briefs For June 1
May 31, 2012 3:16PM
Fourth-grader Joseph Adam and his second-grade brother, Stephen, play a piano duet at Zion Lutheran’s recent hymn recital at the Beecher church and school. The school offers preschool through eighth-grade classes. | Supplied photo
Updated: July 6, 2012 9:54AM
Garage Sale: St. Jude Parish, 241 W. Second Ave., New Lenox, will host its fourth annual garage sale 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 1 and 2 and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 3. Information: (815) 485-2549.
Family Service: Temple Anshe Sholom, 20820 S. Western Ave., Olympia Fields, will have Shabbat Family Service at 7:30 p.m. June 1. Information: (708) 748-6010.
Flea Market: Holy Trinity Church, 87th Street and Sayre Avenue, Burbank, will have a flea market 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 2. Information: Gary Canon, (708) 385-4179.
Sale: Salem United Church of Christ, 9717 S. Kostner Ave., Oak Lawn, will have a sale 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 2 in its parking lot. Table space is $15. Also, the church will sell pews, chairs, carts and other items. Information: (708) 389-2121.
Book Sale: First Christian Church, 1045 Dixie Highway, Chicago Heights, will host a “Huge Book Sale and Cafe” 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 2 and 9, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 10. Thousands of sorted books will be for sale, as well as bakery items and beverages. Information: (708) 754-3792.
Flea Market: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 87th Street and Sayer Avenue, Burbank, will have a flea market 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 2. Information: (708) 385-4179.
Parish Reunion: Incarnation Parish will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a parish reunion 6 to 10 p.m. June 2 at 115 Bourbon Street, 3359 W. 115th St., Merrionette Park. Cost is $40 in advance or $45 at the door. The celebration continues at 11 a.m. June 24 with a Mass celebrated by Cardinal Francis George followed by a reception. Information: (708) 597-3180.
Ladies Tea: Faith United Methodist Church, 15101 S. 80th Ave., Orland Park, will have a Ladies Tea 12:30 to 4 p.m. June 2. Cost is $15 for adults, $10 for girls age 12 and younger. Information: (708) 444-8560.
Prayer Luncheon: Union Evangelistic Baptist Church, 1625 Center Ave., Chicago Heights, will host a prayer luncheon at 11 a.m. June 2. Information: (708) 757-5153.
Poverty: Beverly Unitarian Church, 10244 S. Longwood Drive, Chicago, will present a free forum, “Poverty and Inequality: The Challenge of Our Time” 3 to 5 p.m. June 3. The event features a panel discussion. Information: (773) 233-7080 or www.beverlyunitarian.org.
Spring Tea: First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2515 Grove St., Blue Island, will have its sixth annual spring tea 1 to 3 p.m. June 3. Tickets are $10 for adults age 13 and older and $5 for children ages 5 to 12. Guest speaker is Lynn Austin, author of “Eve’s Daughter.” Reservations: (708) 385-4700.
Healing Mass: Infant Jesus of Prague Church, Flossmoor Road and Leavitt Avenue, Flossmoor, will have a Mass and healing service at 7:30 p.m. June 4. Information: (708) 799-1234.
Bible Study: Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ, 9411 S. 51st Ave., Oak Lawn, begins a four-week Bible Study, “Overcoming Obstacles,” led by the Rev. Peggy McClanahan at 7 p.m. June 5 and continuing on the next three Tuesdays. Information: (708) 422-4200.
Wednesday Worship: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 295 Sauk Trail, Frankfort, offers Worship on Wednesdays starting June 6 and continuing to Aug. 22, excluding July 4 and 18. Services start at 6:15 p.m. Information: (815) 469-2549.
Community Picnic: The American Islamic Association, 8860 St. Francis Road, Frankfort, is hosting its seventh annual community picnic noon to 4 p.m. June 10. Activities include American and ethnic foods, tours of the mosque, games for children and adults, pony rides, basketball competitions, vendors, a blood drive and other activities. Information: (815) 469-1551 or www.aiamasjid.org.
Men’s Brunch: Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ, 9411 S. 51st Ave., Oak Lawn, will host its annual men’s brunch at 10:45 a.m. June 10. This year’s theme is “Hats Off to Dad.” Prizes will be given for favorite hats. Information: David Faulkner, (708) 925-9552.
Vacation Bible School: Faith United Methodist Church, 15101 S. 80th Ave., Orland Park, offers a free Vacation Bible School, “Operation Overboard,” 6 to 8 p.m. June 11 to 15. Registration: (708) 444-8560 or www.faithumcop.org.
Vacation Bible School: The Presbyterian Church in Orland Park, 13401 S. Wolf Road, will offer Vacation Bible School, “Operation Overboard: Go Deep With God,” 9 to 11:30 a.m. June 11 to 15. Registration: (708) 448-8142.
Vacation Bible School: First Presbyterian Church of Homewood will host Vacation Bible School, “God’s Heroes,” for first- to fourth-graders at Jones Memorial Community Center in Chicago Heights the mornings of June 11 to 14. Information: (708) 798-0490 or www.fpchw.org.
Aglow International: The Oak Lawn Chapter of Aglow International meets at 7 p.m. June 14 at Mama Luigi’s Restaurant, 7500 S. Harlem Ave., Bridgeview, for a program by the Rev. Scott Boggs, founder of Potter’s Field Christian Ministries. Dinner tickets are $13. Reservations: June Hamer, (708) 424-1656.
Men’s Club Dinner: Temple Anshe Sholom, 20820 S. Western Ave., Olympia Fields, will have the annual congregation and men’s club dinner at 6 p.m. June 15. Information: (708) 748-6010.
Rummage Sale: St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, 18001 94th Ave., Tinley Park, will host a rummage sale 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 16 and 23. Information: (708) 614-7404.
Cookout: Tinley Park United Methodist Church, 6875 W. 173rd Place, will have a cookout and silent auction noon to 2 p.m. June 16. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children. Information: (708) 532-2960 or www.tinleymethodist.org.
Block Party: First Presbyterian Church of Homewood, 17929 Gottschalk Ave., will host the Gottschalk Avenue Block Party 2 to 6 p.m. June 16 with an ice cream social at 4:30 p.m. Information: (708) 798-0490 or www.fpchw.org.
Vacation Bible School: Lighthouse Fellowship, 8128 W. Lincoln Highway, Frankfort, is offering a free Vacation Bible School 6 to 9 p.m. June 18 to 22. Information: (815) 469-0611 or www.yourlighthouse.org.
Vacation Bible School: Zion Lutheran Church in Beecher will have Vacation Bible School, “Amazing Desert Journey,” 9 to 11 a.m. June 18 to 23. Registration: (708) 946-2271.
Psalm Celebration: First Presbyterian Church of Homewood, 17929 Gottschalk Ave., will host “A Psalm Celebration” 7 to 8:30 p.m. June 18 to 21. The daily events include worship, music and workshops for youth and adults. Cost is $5 per person with a $15 family maximum. Registration due June 10 at (708) 798-0490.
Vacation Bible School: Christ Lutheran Church in Orland Park, 14700 S. 94th Ave., will offer Vacation Bible School, “Amazing Desert Journey: Where Jesus Leads Us Home,” 9 a.m. to noon June 18 to 22. Fee is $10 per child. Registration: (708) 349-0431 or www.christlutheranorland.com.
Meal Packing: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 295 Sauk Trail, Frankfort, will host a mobile packing event for Feed My Starving Children June 22 and 23. More than 100,000 meals for children around the world will be packed by volunteers. Information: www.goodshepherdfrankfort.org/mobilepack.
Pall Cloth Workshops: The Nina Council 3602 Ladies Auxiliary will have pall cloth workshops 6:30 to 9 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at St. Mary’s Parish Hall, 227 Monee Road, Park Forest, and 2 to 4:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays also at St. Mary’s. Information: Jackie Smith, (708) 481-7949.
Volunteers Needed: The Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Catholic Charities is seeking volunteers age 55 and older to provide assistance for a variety of local activities. Volunteers can deliver meals to a housebound senior, mentor a child, visit lonely seniors in nursing homes or help coordinate craft projects at a senior center. Catholic Charities will match a volunteer’s interests with available opportunities. Catholic Charities will provide supplementary insurance, mileage and meal reimbursement during volunteer service. Information: (815) 933-7791 Ext. 125.
Walkers: People can join the free walkers club at John’s Lutheran School’s gym, 4247 W. 183rd St., Country Club Hills. The gym is open to people interested in walking at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Thursdays and noon Sundays. Information: (708) 798-4131.
Sight Impaired: OASIS, Orland Area Sight Impaired Support, meets at 12:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month at Orland Park Church, 7500 W. Sycamore Drive. The group provides support and independent living workshops for people who are coping with visual impairment. Information: (708) 460-6573.