Religion Briefs For June 22
June 21, 2012 2:56PM
United Methodist Church of New Lenox, 339 W. Haven Ave., will host its 37th annual Old Campground Festival 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on the church’s wooded grounds. The festival includes arts and crafts vendors, entertainment and children’s activities.| Sun-Times media File photo
Updated: July 23, 2012 7:48AM
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.
Old Campground Festival: United Methodist Church of New Lenox, 339 W. Haven Ave., will host its 37th annual Old Campground Festival 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 23 on the church’s wooded grounds located just off Lincoln Highway. The event includes arts and crafts vendors and outdoor entertainment. The day long festivities have been arranged by Mike Weirman and Bonnie Patrick. A pastoral prayer to open the festivities will be given at 10 a.m. by the church pastor, followed by the Kids and Company Preschool Entertainers. At 10:30 a.m. the “Mayor of Storyville” will be on the outdoor stage. The Sullivan School of Irish Dance takes the stage at 11:10 a.m. followed by Lyda Fox’s Guide Dog Demonstration. The festival’s first hot dog eating contest, open to all ages, is at 12:20 p.m. and will be followed by Kenny the Clown’s Magic Show at 12:55 p.m. New to the festival will be Jamie McIneney’s “Reptile Rampage” at 2 p.m. Rounding out the entertainment will be Peter Claver karate and self defense demonstrations at 3 p.m. Other activities include games for small children with prizes and face painting until 2 p.m. Refreshments include barbecue sandwiches, hot dogs, Polish sausage, brownies, chips, coffee, lemonade, pop and bottled water. Snow cones and kettle corn also will be sold. Visitors should bring lawn chairs. Admission and parking are free. The rain date is noon to 5 p.m. June 24. Information: (815) 485-8271, Ext. 52.
Garage Sale: Trinity Lutheran Church, 97th Street and Brandt Avenue, Oak Lawn, will have a garage sale and flea market 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 23. Tables are available for $10. Information: (708) 422-0193.
Garage Sale: St. Julie Church, 7399 W. 159th St., Tinley Park, will host a garage sale 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 23. Information: (708) 429-6767.
Homecoming Fair: St. Joseph Catholic Church, 416 N. Chicago St., Joliet, will have its annual homecoming fair 5 to 11 p.m. June 23 and noon to 10 p.m. June 24. The event includes Bingo, raffles, booths, children’s activities, food, beverages, entertainment and polka Mass. Information: (815) 727-9378.
Parish Reunion: Incarnation Parish will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a Mass celebrated by Cardinal Francis George at 11 a.m. June 24 followed by a reception. Information: (708) 597-3180.
Film: Lifetree Cafe will present the film “Why, God?” at 7 p.m. June 24 at The Edge Coffee House, 1366 Main St., Crete. Information: (708) 672-5400 or email@example.com.
Vacation Bible School: St. John’s United Church of Christ, 11100 Second St., Mokena, will host Vacation Bible School, “Amazing Wonders Aviation,” 5:30 to 8 p.m. June 24 to 28. Cost is $15 per child or $35 per family. Registration: (708) 479-5123 or www.stjohnsmokena.org.
Environment: The fourth annual Interfaith Day of Prayer to Heal and Renew the Environment is 4 p.m. June 24 at the Cal Sag Waterfall in Blue Island. A participatory ritual of spiritual cleansing and renewal for the water, land and air is planned. Information: The Rev. Rod Reinhart, (708) 528-9862 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Genealogical Meeting: The Illiana Jewish Genealogical Society meets at 2 p.m. June 24 at Congregation Am Echad, 160 Westwood Drive, Park Forest, for a program, “Dear Dad, I Love You.” People can bring pictures and share memories of their fathers. Cost for non-members is $2. Information: ijgs.home.comcast.net.
Fashion Show: Christian Concepts International Ministries, 19600 Glenwood Road, Chicago Heights, will host a fashion show by designer Brittney Anderson presenting her collection B. Chantel Designs at 6 p.m. June 24. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 7 to 12. Information: www.bchanteldesigns.blogspot.com.
Vacation Bible School: St. John Lutheran Church, 4247 W. 183rd St., Country Club Hills, will host Vacation Bible School 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 25 to 29. The theme is “Babylon: Daniel’s Courage in Captivity.” Registration: (708) 798-4131.
Health Fair: The 22nd District of the Chicago Police Department and the Beverly-Morgan Park Community of Churches will have a health fair June 26 at Bethany Union Church, 1750 W. 103rd St. Information: Diane Nowak, (708) 385-0132.
Summer Services: Temple Anshe Sholom, 20820 S. Western Ave., Olympia Fields, begins summer services June 29 in the Sukkah Garden, weather permitting. Information: (708) 748-6010.
Market Fair: St. Mark Lutheran Church, 11007 S. 76th Ave., Worth, will host an outdoor market fair 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. the last Saturday of each month. Food and free blood pressure screenings will be available. Information: (708) 444-1720 or (708) 233-6751.
Independence Day: Living Word Lutheran Church, 163rd Street and Wolf Road, Orland Park, will hold an Independence Day choir presentation, “I Love This Land,” during worship services at 8 and 10:30 a.m. July 1. Information: (708) 403-9673.
Healing Service: Infant Jesus of Prague Church, Flossmoor Road and Leavitt Avenue, Flossmoor, offers a Mass and Healing Service at 7:30 p.m. July 2. Information: (708) 799-1234.
Greek Festival: St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church, 12307 S. Ridgeland Ave., Palos Heights, will have its annual Greek Festival 4 p.m. to midnight July 7 and noon to 11 p.m. July 8. The event includes Greek food, music, dancing and rides for children. Free parking and shuttle available at Trinity College and Palos Courts. Admission for ages 12 and older is $2. Information: (708) 385-2311.
Blood Drive: South Suburban Vineyard Church, 3400 96th St., Flossmoor, will have a blood drive 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 7. Information: (877) 543-3768.
Ice Cream: First Presbyterian Church of Homewood, 17929 Gottschalk Ave., will host an Ice Cream Social at 11:45 a.m. July 15. Information: (708) 798-0490 or www.fpchw.org.
Genealogical Picnic: Reservations are due July 10 for the Illiana Jewish Genealogical Society’s annual indoor picnic at 4 p.m. July 22 at Bergstein’s NY Delicatessen, 200 Dixie Highway, Chicago Heights. Cost is $15, which includes a sandwich. Information: ijgs.home.comcast.net.
VBS: St. Paul Lutheran Church, 4660 W. 94th St., Oak Lawn, will have Vacation Bible School, “SonRise National Park,” 9 a.m. to noon July 23 to 27. Registration: (708) 423-1040 or www.stpauloaklawn.org.
Run Registration: Online registration is now open for the third annual Running With Faith 10K and 5K that starts at 8 a.m. Aug. 25 at St. Jude’s Church, 241 W. Second Ave., New Lenox. The event benefits St. Jude School. Registration: www.itsracetime.com. Information: email email@example.com.
Holy Land Trip: St. James the Greater Church in Sauk Village is planning a trip to the Holy Land from Nov. 8 to 18. The trip is limited to 50 participants and is sponsored by Relevant Radio. Information: (708) 757-2174.