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United Christian Church 4351 W. 180th St. Country Club Hills presents  “Instruments Thy Peace” featuring United Voices Detroit. |

United Christian Church, 4351 W. 180th St., Country Club Hills presents the “Instruments of Thy Peace” featuring the United Voices of Detroit. | Supplied Photo

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Updated: September 18, 2012 6:19AM



Food Donations: A food drive to support the Tinley Park Food Pantry and Together We Cope is under way at the Tinley Park United Methodist Church, 6875 W. 173rd Place. Canned goods, cereals and other packaged food items are needed and can be dropped off at the church 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Sunday.

Yard Sale: The Church of the Holy Family, Orchard Drive and Sauk Trail, Park Forest, will host its annual yard and bake sale 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 17 and Aug. 18. Lunch is available 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Church of the Holy Family.

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.

Girlfriends: Celebration Ministries, 424 Indianwood, Park Forest, Girlfriends group will share a light meal at 6 p.m. Aug. 18 followed by a Party Lite candle party. The group is for women of all ages. Information: (708) 748-1995 or www.celebration4.org.

Cheeseburger Party: The Lansing Knights of Columbus, 178th Lorenz Ave., will host a Cheeseburger in Paradise Party 6 p.m. to midnight Aug. 18. Admission is $10 and includes all the cheeseburgers and chips you can eat, cash bar, DJ Rick Titus & Woody and music of “The Relics.” Information: (708) 895-7720 or columbianclub@yahoo.com.

Outdoor Worship: Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ, 9411 S. 51st Ave., Oak Lawn, will host an outdoor worship service at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 19 on the shaded lawn behind the church. Grilled hot dogs, burgers and lawn games will follow the service. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Information: the Rev. Peggy McClanahan, (708) 422-4200.

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.

Job Club: The Beverly Hills Job Club will meet 7 to 9 p.m. 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 at joan.quinn24@yahoo.com.

Grandparents: Christian Life Center Church, 183rd Street and Ridgeland Avenue, Tinley Park, will be the host of an Aglow Grandparents and Grandkids program from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 22. Reservations due Aug. 20. Information: (708) 479-9291.

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.

Men’s Breakfast: Celebration Ministries, Park Forest, is hosting a Men’s Breakfast 9:30 to 11 a.m. Aug 25 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Sauk Trail and Cicero Avenue. Information: www.celebration4.org or (708) 748-1995.

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 lesnol419@yahoo.com.

Family Fun Festival: Calvary Church of the Nazarene, 5536 W. 131st St, Crestwood, is hosting a Family Fun Festival noon to 4 p.m. Aug 25. There will be inflatables, pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting, sand art, scratch art and other activities. Information: (708) 597-6122.

Scholarship Fundraiser: The third annual Joe Bartkowiak Memorial Fundraiser will be at 5 p.m. Aug. 26 at Our Lady of Loretto parish hall, 8925 S. Kostner Ave., Hometown. Tropical attire will be the theme of the evening which includes dinner, raffles, door prizes and silent auction. Dinner tickets are $20. Reservations: (708) 422-0217 or (312) 203-6669.

Backpack Blessing: Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ, 9411 S. 51st Ave., Oak Lawn, will have a “Blessing of the Backpacks” at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 26. Information: (708) 422-4200.

Concert: A concert titled “Instruments of Thy Peace” featuring the United Voices of Detroit is planned for 4 p.m. Aug. 26 at United Christian Church, 4351 W. 180th St., Country Club Hills. Information: (708) 798-0951.

Breakfast: United Methodist Men will meet for breakfast and fellowship at 8 a.m. Aug. 26 at the Tinley Park United Methodist Church, 6875 W. 173rd Place. Information: (708) 532-2960.

Fall Flower Fundraiser: The Flower Sale Committee of St. John’s Lutheran Church, 4247 W. 183rd St., Country Club Hills, is selling mums, cabbage and kale as a fall fundraiser. The plants will be in 8-inch pots, $8 each or 3 for $21. Orders must be placed and paid prior to Sept. 1 at the school office. Mum color choices are yellow/gold, white, red, purple or orange. Cabbage choices are red or white. Kale choices are purple or white. Plants need to be picked up at the church at 10 a.m. Sept. 9. Information: (708) 799-6770 or (708) 535-0966.

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: ijgs.home@comcast.net.

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.

County Fair: St Paul’s Church, 6201 Vollmer Road, Matteson, will host a County Fair 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 8. The fair will include a garage sale, auction featuring sports collectibles, visit by the Matteson fire and police and canine units, inflatables and a pie-in-the-face fundraiser. A casual worship service will be at 5 p.m. On Sept. 9 there will be a casual worship service at 9 a.m. followed by a roast beef dinner at noon. Information: Carolyn Becker, (708) 479-0204.

AWANA Kickoff: Life Church of Chicagoland, 6600 W. 127th St., Palos Heights, will have an afternoon of food, fellowship and games 2 to 5 p.m. Sept. 8 as the kick off for the 2012-2013 AWANA clubs program year. AWANA clubs are church-based, community clubs for youths. Information: (708) 824-1501 or www.lifeinchicago.org.

St. Adrian Reunion: St. Adrian Parish, 7000 S. Fairfield Ave., Chicago, will have an “All Years Reunion” noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 8. The celebration includes the appointment of the Rev. Tom Mescall parish pastor. Information: (773) 434-3223.

Pancake Breakfast: The Dolton-Riverdale Knights of Columbus, Pinta-Neri Council No. 1846, will host a pancake breakfast 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 9 at St. Mary’s Queen of Apostle Church, 207 W. 145th St., Riverdale. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Information: Brian Fitzpatrick (708) 478-3543.

Flea Market: Exhibitors are sought for Old Campground Antiques, Collectibles and Flea Market 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 15 at United Methodist Campgrounds, 339 W. Haven Ave., New Lenox. Spaces are $30. Information: (815) 485-8271, Ext. 53.

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 supermommo8@yahoo.com.

Anniversary Celebration: Olympia Fields United Methodist Church, 20301 Western Ave., celebrates its 50th anniversary at 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.

St. John Shrine: The second annual Shrine of Christ’s Passion Golf Classic will be Sept. 17 at White Hawk Country Club, Crown Point, Ind. Information: (219) 226-0300 or www.shrinegolfclassic.com.

Ritchie Boys: Illiana Jewish Genealogical Society member Henry Landauer will share his experiences of being part of the Ritchie Boys from 1943 to 1945 at 2 p.m. Sept. 23 at Congregation Am Echad, 160 Westwood Drive, Park Forest. The Ritchie Boys was a U.S. military intelligence unit during World War II comprised predominately of Jewish German-speaking immigrants. Admission to the program is $2. Information: ijgs.home.comcast.net.

Children’s Resale: Fall and winter apparel will be available 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sept. 29 at St. Christopher’s Children’s Resale, St. Christopher School gymnasium, 14611 S. Keeler, Midlothian. Information: email StChrisMothersClub@gmail.com.

Book Bags: The Social Justice and Human Rights Committee, of Theta Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., in partnership with Bobby Jackson, pastor of South Suburban Church of God, Homewood, and Walgreens in Olympia Fields provided book bags filled with school supplies to the Salvation Army for “Children of Incarcerated Parents.”

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.



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