Religion Briefs for June 29, 2012
June 28, 2012 3:32PM
Volunteers at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 295 Sauk Trail, Frankfort, joined a mobile packing effort last weekend for Feed My Starving Children. Here, Mimi Dahlin, of Frankfort Square, and Roni Bava, of New Lenox, work as “scoopers” on the assembly line
Updated: July 30, 2012 6:26AM
Here is a look at news from Southland houses of worship.
Summer Services: Temple Anshe Sholom, 20820 S. Western Ave., Olympia Fields, begins summer services at 7 p.m. 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.
Anniversary Mass: The Lansing Knights of Columbus Council 3540 will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a Mass at 5 p.m. June 30 at St. Ann Catholic Church, 3010 Ridge Road, Lansing. Information: (708) 870-8468 or (708) 895-7720.
Open House: Annunciation Church, 14610 Will-Cook Road, Homer Glen, will host an open house for Transfiguration Prairie — a former detention area the church transformed into a neighborhood prairie park — 5 to 8 p.m. June 30. The open house will include food and music. Information: (708) 645-0241.
Concert: St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, 19001 94th Ave., Tinley Park, will host a “God Bless America” concert fundraiser for Love Inc. of Tinley Park at 2 p.m. July 1. Information: www.loveinc.org.
New Pastor: Hazel Crest Community United Methodist Church, 17050 S. California Ave., welcomes its new pastor, the Rev. Linny Hartzell, during an 11 a.m. worship service followed by an ice cream social July 1. Information: (708) 335-4500.
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.
Benefit: St. Joseph Academy in Plainfield will host a benefit picnic 1 to 9 p.m. July 8 featuring live music, food, raffles and other activities. Information: (815) 723-4567.
Ice Cream Social: Tinley Park United Methodist Church, 6875 W. 173rd Place, will host an Ice Cream and Pie Social 5 to 8 p.m. July 13. Information: (708) 532-2960.
Book Program: Greek Orthodox speaker Jim Peters of Atlanta, Ga., will share the story of former socialite, housewife and mother Vassula Ryden in a free program that includes a book, “True Life in God,” 7 to 9 p.m. July 14 at the Frankfort Township Community Room, 11000 Lincoln Highway. Information: Leslie Huzyk, (708) 366-7441.
Pet Blessing: Faith United Methodist Church, 15101 S. 80th Ave., Orland Park, will have its 2nd annual Pet Blessing 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 14. Information: (708) 444-8560.
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.
VBS: New Life Church, 500 Gougar Road, New Lenox, offers Vacation Bible School, “Adventures on Promise Island,” 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 16 to 19. There is no cost to attend, but shirts and CDs will be for sale. An adult program will meet at the same times. Registration: (815) 462-0202 or www.newlifenewlenox.org.
VBS: Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ, 9411 S. 51st Ave., Oak Lawn, offers Vacation Bible School, “Operation Overboard: Dare to Go Deep With God,” 9 to 11:30 a.m. July 16 to 20 for children age 4 through fifth grade. Cost is $5. Information: (708) 422-4200.
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.
Pro-Life: Bremen-Orland Families For Life will have a program including a talk on pro-life issues 4 to 6 p.m. and the Rosary 6 to 7 p.m. July 27 at the Grotto of Our Lady of Sorrows, 5900 W. 147th St., Oak Forest. Information: Lana Stack, (708) 429-0760.
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.
Genealogy: The Illiana Jewish Genealogical Society meets at 2 p.m. Aug. 26 at Congregation Am Echad, 160 Westwood Drive, Park Forest, for a program by founding member Roslyn Greenberg on “What is in a Name?,” exploring why Jewish names changed frequently. Fee is $2 for non-members. Information: ijgs.home.comcast.net.
Anniversary Celebration: Olympia Fields United Methodist Church, 20301 Western Ave., celebrates its 50th anniversary after a 9:30 a.m. worship service Sept. 16. First pastor and church organizer, the Rev. Kenneth Dean, will participate. Information: the Rev. Leona Tichenor, (708) 481-5928.
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.