Religion Briefs For Aug. 24
August 23, 2012 2:30PM
Members of the Social Justice and Human Rights Committee of Theta Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. load book bags filled with school supplies into a car. | Submitted photo
Updated: September 25, 2012 10:48AM
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: The third annual Running With Faith 10K and 5K 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.
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 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 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: 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.
Loss Group: The Catholic Charities Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide Program (LOSS) meets 7 to 9 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7000 W. 111th St., Worth. The group provides services for people who are grieving a death by suicide of a family member or close friend. Information: (312) 655-7283 or visit www.catholiccharities.net/loss.
Caring Ladies: The Caring Ladies Group meets at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month in the Parish Center at St. Christina Church, 11066 S. Christina Ave., Chicago. Members meet to knit, crochet and sew small hats and blankets for nurseries at six local hospitals. Information: JoAnn Gallagher, (773) 881-3698, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.caringladies.org.
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.
Healing Service: A Mass and Healing Service will be at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 3 at Infant Jesus of Prague, 1131 Douglas Ave., Flossmoor. Information: (708) 799-1234.
Flu Vaccination Clinic: St. John the Evangelist Parish’s health ministry will host its seventh annual Flu Vaccination Clinic 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 9 in the Church Narthex, at 10701 Olcott St., St. John, Ind. Fee is $20. Pre-registration is required. Information: (219) 365-5678.
Country Fair: St Paul’s Church, 6201 Vollmer Road, Matteson, will host a Country 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. Also, there will be a casual worship service at 9 a.m. Sept. 9 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.
Bible Study: Women of the Bible will be featured at the begining session of Adult Sunday School from 9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 9 at Tinley Park United Methodist Church, 6875 W. 173rd Place. Information: (708) 532-2960 or www.TinleyMethodist.org.
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 email@example.com.
Grandpa’s Attic Sale: Old Campground will be the site of an antiques collectibles, flea market and grandpa’s attic sale 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 15, outdoors on the old Campgrounds of the United Methodist Church of New Lenox 339 W. Haven Ave., New Lenox. Rain date is 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 16. Information: (815) 485-8271 Ext. 53.
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.
Women in the Church: The University of St. Francis presents its eighth annual Bishop Joseph L. Imesch Women in the Church Lecture at 7 p.m. Sept. 18 in the university’s San Damiano Hall, Joliet. “At the Threshold: Women, Tradition, Modernity” will be presented by Dolores R. Leckey, senior research fellow at the Woodstock Theological Center. Reservations: (815) 740-2272.
Concert: State of Grace Gospel Group concert will be 6 p.m. Sept. 22 at Tinley Park United Methodist Church, 6875 W. 173rd Place. Information: (708) 532-2960 or www.TinlleyMethodist.org.
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.