Religion Briefs For Aug. 31
August 30, 2012 3:12PM
Cal Starr (left) and Bill Ward, interim pastor at First United Methodist Church of Oak Lawn are teaming up for “Country Music’s Cal Starr Meets Barbershop Quartet.” an evening of entertainment set at 7 p.m. Sept. 8. | Supplied photo
Updated: October 1, 2012 5:50PM
Rummage Sale: The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, will have a rummage sale 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. The indoor riding arena will be filled with housewares, clothes, sporting goods, hardware, CDs, DVDs, books, furniture and toys. Hotdogs and cold drinks will be sold by the Kiwanis Club of Palos Heights.
Concert Series: St. John the Evangelist, 10701 Olcott Ave., St. John, Ind., launches its fourth concert season. The series opens with a 3 p.m. concert on Sept. 2 featuring Matthew Carroll and other artists of the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Narration and story lines will accompany the selections. Sept. 23, the Keith Hampton Singers of Chicago will perform spirituals, gospel and classical music. And, on Sept. 30, Michael Koller and Keith Hampton, both organists from Chicago, will perform on the church’s Fratelli Ruffatti/Rodgers organ. Information: (219) 365-5678, Ext. 266 or www.stjohnparish.org.
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.
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.
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.
Rally Day: The First United Methodist Church of Lockport, 1000 S. Washington St., will host its annual Rally Day celebration at 5 p.m. Sept. 8 in the parking lot. Food, children’s games and live music by P. Diddy & The Trustees will be provided. Information: (815) 838-1017 www.1umclockport.org.
Musical Revue: St. Mary Council of Catholic Women will host “Legacy Girls,”a musical revue at 6 p.m. Sept. 8 at Burnett Hall, 19515 S. 115th Ave., Mokena. This event will salute the music of the Andrews Sisters. There will be a catered dinner from Glenwood Oaks Rib & Chop House. Tickets are now on sale for $23. Tickets or information: (708) 479-1736 or (708) 479-7322.
Man’s Yard Sale: Calvary Assembly of God, 18620 Governors Highway, Flossmoor, will host a yard sale 7 a.m. to noon Sept. 8 featuring hand and power tools, lawn equipment, utility cabinets and other items. Information: (708) 957-0986 or www.calvarflossmoor.org.
Musical Fundraiser: The First United Methodist Church of Oak Lawn, 100th and Central Avenue, is having a fundraiser, “Country Music’s Cal Starr Meets Barbershop Quartet” at 7 p.m. Sept. 8. Tickets are $15. Information: (708) 423-1170.
President’s Faith: The importance of the U.S. President’s religious faith will be discussed at 7 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Lifetree Cafe at the Edge Coffee House and Roasting Co., 1366 Main St., Crete. Interviews with Michael Gerson, columnist for The Washington Post and chief speech writer for George W. Bush, and Jim Wallis, president of Sojourners and spiritual advisor to Barack Obama are featured in program. Information: www.lifetreecafe.com.
Fall Schedule: At 9 and 10:45 a.m. Sept. 9 Sunday School begins for ages pre-kindergarten to fifth grade at Faith United Methodist Church, 15101 S. 80th Ave., Orland Park. Information: (708) 444-8560 or www.faithumcop.org.
Fall Schedule: Faith Lutheran Church, 18645 Dixie Highway, Homewood, returns to 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services on Sept. 9 which also is Sunday School Rally Day. Sunday School is 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Information: (708) 799-1160.
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 beginning session of Adult Sunday School 9 a.m. Sept. 9 at Tinley Park United Methodist Church, 6875 W. 173rd Place. Information: (708) 532-2960 or www.TinleyMethodist.org.
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.
Arts For Kids: The Presbyterian Church in Orland Park, 13401 S. Wolf Road, will offer W.O.W. Arts for Kids for children in first through sixth grades. The fall, nine-week session is 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. starting Sept. 12. Registration: (708) 448-8142 or www.pcorland.org.
God Squad: From 6 to 7:30 p.m. starting Sept. 12, a Wednesday evening children’s program, God Squad, featuring Bible stories, games, crafts and activities for ages pre-kindergarten to fifth grade will be offered at Faith United Methodist Church, 15101 S. 80th Ave., Orland Park. Information: (708) 444-8560 or www.faithumcop.org.
Rummage Sale: St. John Catholic Church Women’s Club will host an indoor rummage sale 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 13, noon to 8 p.m. Sept. 14 and 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 15 in the social hall, 301 S. Cottage Grove Ave., Glenwood. Information: (708) 758-6276 or (708) 758-5098.
Rally day: Sept. 16 is Rally Day for children’s ministries at Tinley Park United Methodist Church, 6875 W. 173rd Place. The day begins with a 10:30 a.m. worship service followed by games and food in the fellowship hall. Information: (708) 532-2960.
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.
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.
Girls night out: At 7 p.m. Sept. 21, Peace Community Church, 21300 S. La Grange Road, Frankfort, will host a Coffee House presentation with desserts, What Women Tell Me, a night with Anita Lustrea, host of Mood Radio’s Midday Connection. Tickets are $5 per person in advance or $8 per person at the door. Registration: www.flourishwomen.org.
Concert: State of Grace Gospel Group concert will perform at 6 p.m. Sept. 22 at Tinley Park United Methodist Church, 6875 W. 173rd Place. Information: (708) 532-2960 or www.TinleyMethodist.org.
Fall Flower Sale: Mums, asters, pansies, corn rroom arrangements and more will be offered 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 22 during the Splash of Color Fall Flower and Plant Sale at Grace United Methodist Church, 12739 Maple Ave, Blue Island. Information: (708) 204-6565
Free Movie: A free movie night featuring Christian comedy will begin at 7 p.m. Sept. 22 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 4041 W. 120th St. Alsip. Information: (708) 597-5209 or HC-LC.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.
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. Sept. 23. “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.
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.