Religion Briefs for Aug. 3, 2012
August 2, 2012 3:04PM
The Rev. Leona Tichenor
Updated: September 4, 2012 6:17AM
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. 3. Volunteers are needed to help pack boxes of food to send to people in need. Registration: (708) 444-8560.
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 .
Immanuel Fest: Celebration Ministries, 424 Indianwood, Park Forest, will host Immanuel Fest Aug. 4. The day begins with a pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Other activities include the Jesse White Tumblers at 2:30 p.m., a book fair, food and activities for children. Information: (708) 748-1995.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Job Club: The Beverly Hills Job Club will meet 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 8 and Aug. 22 at St. Barnabas Church Convent at 101st and Longwood Drive, Chicago. The club was established to help people in search of employment. Meetings are the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Information: email Joan Quinn, The Beverly Hills Job Club Organizer, at email@example.com.
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.
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. Information: (708) 957-0986
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 be 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.
Sermon Song: 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.
Our Lady of Knock Commemoration: A recitation of the rosary, procession and benediction will take place at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th St., Oak Forest, to commemorate Our Lady of Knock. The ceremony will be followed by tea and desserts provided by the Gaelic Park Ladies Auxiliary. Information: (708) 687-9323 or at www.chicagogaelicpark.org.
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 meal 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. Proceeds go 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.
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.
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. In 1962, there was gathering of people who were interested in organizing a Methodist Church in the Olympia Fields community. As is typical for a Methodist Church a picnic soon followed as well as a number of potlucks. The first elected officers of the new church engaged the Little Theater at Rich Central High School for use as a temporary place of worship. Charter Sunday was Dec. 2, 1962, with 103 members representing 38 families. Enthusiasm was so great that a building committee was named immediately. The groundbreaking ceremony, on Feb. 9, 1964, was preceded by a morning service at Rich Central High School. The first service in the new building was Aug. 30, 1964. Celebration information: The Rev. Leona Tichenor, (708) 481-5928.
Free Exercise Class: During the summer Tinley Park United Methodist Church, 6875 W. 173rd Place, offers its P90X exercise class at 9:30 am. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. The class is free. Bring a towel and bottled water. Information: (708) 532-2960 or www.TinleyMethodist.org.
Coffee And Comfort: Orland Park Christian Reformed Church, 7500 W. Sycamore Drive, Orland Park, offers Coffee and Comfort, a support group for grieving moms who have lost a child. The group meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 1 p.m. Information: (708) 460-1392.