Religion Briefs for July 27, 2012
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Updated: August 28, 2012 6:19AM
Free Meals: The First Baptist Church of University Park, 450 University Parkway, is offering free breakfast and lunch for children ages 2 to 18 on weekdays through Aug. 31. Breakfast will be served 8 to 9 a.m. and lunch is noon to 1 p.m. Information: Diane Williams, (708) 748-5491 or (708) 534-2242.
Pro-Life: Bremen-Orland Families For Life will host a program about pro-life issues at 4 p.m. July 27 at the Grotto of Our Lady of Sorrows, 5900 W. 147th St., Oak Forest. Information: Lana Stack, (708) 429-0760.
Installation: Temple Anshe Sholom, 20820 S. Western Ave., Olympia Fields, will have a barbecue following the Shabbat Service at 6 p.m. July 27. Grills, condiments, lemonade and paper goods will be provided. Participants are to bring a main course and a side dish or dessert to share. Information: (708) 748-6010.
Community Care Day: The First Apostolic Church, 22709 State St., Steger, will host a Community Care Day 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. July 29. Events include 100 bags of school supplies given to the first 100 children to register that day, free garage sale, games, prizes and food. Information: (708) 758-7536.
Lifetree Cafe: Whether the Bible is real, reliable and relevant will be discussed at 7 p.m. July 29 at the Lifetree Cafe, located at The Edge Coffee House, Crete Reformed Church, 1366 Main St. The free, 60-minute event features a filmed interview with Eugene Peterson, author of “The Message.” Snacks and beverages will be available. Information: Diedre Bodine, (708) 672-5400 or Diedre@cretechurch.com.
Cold Beer, Hot Topics: Southside Theology on Tap’s conversation series will conclude at 6:30 p.m. July 29 with “Emotionally Intelligent Relationships.” The program on the north lawn of St. Beradette Catholic Academy, 93rd and Francisco, Evergreen Park, is for people in their 20s and 30s and includes a free dinner, beer and wine. Information: email southsideTOT@gmail.com.
VBS: Set sail for Vacation Bible School 9 a.m. to noon July 30 to Aug. 3 at The Episcopal Church of the Holy Family, 102 Marquette St., Park Forest. The theme is Adventure on Promise Island. Registration: (708) 748-1100 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Theology On Tap: St. Xavier University hosts Theology on Tap, a free discussion series for Catholics in their 20s and 30s, at McDonough Chapel at SXU’s Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd St. The final session is 7:30 p.m. Aug. 1. It will focus on “Jesus: Is He the One or Shall We Look for Another?” with Graziano Marcheschi, executive director for St. Xavier University Ministry.
Pack It Up: Faith United Methodist Church, 15101 S. 80th Ave., Orland Park, will host a Mobile Pack Event for Feed My Starving Children on Aug. 2 and 3. Volunteers are needed to help pack boxes of food to send to people in need. Registration: (708) 444-8560.
Mega pass: Mega passes are available for Our Lady of The Snows Parish Carnival, 4810 S. Leamington Ave., Chicago, Aug. 2 to 5 for $40. This is a $10 savings if purchased before the carnival opens. Mega passes may be purchased at the parish office weekdays 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Information: (773) 767-4532.
Yard Sale: Living Word Lutheran Church, 163rd Street and Wolf Road, Orland Park, will host a community yard sale 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 4. Table space is available to rent. Reservations: (708) 403-9673 .
Conversion: A member of Temple Anshe Sholom, 20820 S. Western Ave., Olympia Fields, will speak on “Conversion to Judaism” during the summer service at 7 p.m. Aug. 10 in the Sukkah Garden, weather permitting. Information: (708) 748-6010.
Reel Men: The Reel Men of New Life Church in New Lenox will host their fourth annual free fishing outing for youths Aug. 4 at Nelson Prairie in New Lenox, approximately a half mile south of Laraway Road on the east side of Nelson Road. Registration starts at 9:15 a.m. with fishing starting at 10 a.m. and concluding about 11 a.m. Awards will be given in several age categories. Lunch will be served after the awards ceremony. Parents accompanying a child should have a current state fishing license which are available at Walmart or Kmart. Reel Men will have a few extra poles and bait available as well as assistance. Information: www.nlcreelmen.org or email email@example.com.
VBS: Tinley Park United Methodist Church, 6875 W. 173rd Place, will host Vacation Bible School 5:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 6 to 10. Theme will be Adventures on Promise Island. Registration: (708) 532-2960.
Healing Mass: Infant Jesus of Prague, Flossmoor Road and Leavitt Avenue, Flossmoor, will host a Mass for healing at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 6. Information: (708) 799-1234
Faith Festival: A Faith Festival will be Aug. 11 at Calvary Assembly of God, 18620 Governors Highway, Flossmoor. The free admission event offers food and games noon to 4 p.m. followed by a worship concert at 4 p.m. Bring canned goods or any non-perishable food item to redeem for food vouchers.
Back to School Blessing: Faith United Methodist Church, 15101 S. 80th Ave., Orland Park, will have a back to school program 11 a.m to 1 p.m. Aug. 11 for teachers, students, bus drivers and aides. There will be a free lunch, games and activities. Reservations: ( 708) 444-8560.
Chip In: The 23rd annual Kennedy Invitational Men’s Golf Tournament will take place Aug. 13 at Crystal Tree Country Club. The event will benefit the children and adults of St. Coletta’s of Illinois and the Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. School for Exceptional Children. Information: Barbara Siwinski, (708) 342-5246 or www.stcolettaIL.org.
Adult Choir: A “Sermon in Song” will be presented at 7 p.m. Aug. 17 by the Adult Choir during the Shabbat Service at Temple Anshe Sholom, 20820 S. Western Ave., Olympia Fields. Information: (708) 748-6010.
Congregant Talk: During Summer Service at Temple Sholom, 20820 S. Western Ave., Olympia Fields, congregants will lead the service at 7 p.m. Aug. 24. in the Sukkah Garden, weather permitting. Information: (708) 748-6010.
Run Registration: Online registration is 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Meals: Up to 100 free meals will be served on a first-come, first-served basis at the Menard Center, 90th and Menard, Oak Lawn, at 6 p.m. Aug. 26. “One Community: One Meal Prepared Together, Shared Together” is a joint venture of several Oak Lawn churches and members of The Mosque Foundation in Bridgeview. An interfaith team of Christians and Muslims has worked together for nine months to plan, prepare and serve the meal. A similar meals will be served Sept. 23.
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: email@example.com.
Golf Outing: Our Lady of Loretto Men’s Club will host its third annual Joe Bartkowiak Memorial Golf Outing at noon Aug. 26. at the Meadows Golf Course, 2802 W. 123rd St., Blue Island. The fee is $75 per person which includes golf and dinner. The cost for golf only is $60. Dinner only is $20 at 5 p.m. at Our Lady of Loretto parish hall, cash bar. Proceeds will be donated to the Joe Bartkowiak Memorial Scholarship at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign School of Music and to Our Lady of Loretto Parish. Reservations: (708) 422-0217 or (312) 203-6669.
Seeking Vendors: Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ, 9411 S. 51st Ave., Oak Lawn, is seeking antique dealers for its Autumn Antique Fair 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 15. Information: Kathy Faulkner at (312) 485-9465 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Family Art: The Illiana Jewish Genealogical Society will meet at 2 p.m. Sept. 23 at Congregation Am Echad, 160 Westwood Drive, Park Forest. Sherry Dieckman will discuss “The Hare with Amber Eyes: a Family’s Century of Art and Loss,” a family memoir by Edmund De Waal, Britain’s foremost ceramicist. Cost is $2 for non-members. Information: www.ijgs.home.comcast.net.
Mark Your Calendar: St. Christopher’s second annual 5K Walk/Run will start at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 13 in the St. Christopher parking lot at 147th Street and Keeler Avenue, Midothian. Registration: www.stchrisschool.org/5K.
Holy Land Trip: St. James the Greater Church in Sauk Village is planning a trip to the Holy Land Nov. 8 to 18. The trip is limited to 50 participants and is sponsored by Relevant Radio. Information: (708) 757-2174.