A signed and numbered print of Marikay Peter Whitlock's “Prairie Chapel” is available with a $75 or more donation to the Friends of Thorn Creek Woods. The print was inspired by the former 1861 Immanuel Lutheran Church, Richton Park. | Supplied photo
Updated: October 15, 2012 9:53AM
Rummage Sale: St. John’s Catholic Church Women’s Club will host an indoor rummage sale 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.
Seeking Vendors: Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ, 9411 S. 51st Ave., Oak Lawn, will host 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, by the United Methodist Church of New Lenox 339 W. Haven Ave. Rain date is 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 16. Information: (815) 485-8271 Ext. 53.
Men’s Retreat: From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 15, the United Brothers in Christ and the Rev. Dale A. Lawson Sr. of Christ Temple Baptist Church, 16200 S. Wood St., Markham, will host a men’s retreat. Fees are $15 for adults, $7 for youths age 12 to 20. Youths younger than 12 will be admitted free of charge. Registration: (708) 308-1158 or (708) 339-1822.
Blood Drive: A blood drive will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 15 at Beecher Fellowship Baptist Church, 1160 Romans Road. Also, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. there will be a craft, vendor and bake sale. Lunch will be available. Information: (708) 283-4190.
Human Trafficking: The Disciples Women of United Christian Church-Disciples of Christ, 4351 W. 180th St., Country Club Hills, will host “Breaking the Chains of Human Trafficking” at 10 a.m. Sept. 15. The Rev. Sharon Ellis Davis of St. Mark United Church of Christ, Chicago Heights, will be the guest speaker. Reservations: Shirley Powell, (708) 206-1117 or Denise James at (708) 339-6523.
The Story: A Bible experience, “The Story,” will begin at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 16 at Peace Memorial Church, 10300 W. 131st St., Palos Park. The program offers 31 weeks of Bible studies. Information: www.pmcucc.org. or www.thestory.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.
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.
Good God Questions: At 9:45 a.m. on Sundays starting Sept. 16 Trinity Lutheran Church, 97th Street and Brandt Avenue, Oak Lawn, is sponsoring an adult study focusing on “Good God questions” including why do people suffer and does everyone worship the same god. The class meets just through the door off the parking lot. Information: (708) 422-0193.
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.
Celebrate Recovery: At 7 p.m. every Monday St. Mark Lutheran Church, 11007 S. 76th Ave., Worth, hosts Celebrate Recovery, a group meeting for people with a habit or hang up that they can’t break. Information: www.stmarkworth.org or (708) 448-6555.
Women In The Church: The University of St. Francis will present its eighth annual Bishop Joseph L. Imesch Women in the Church Lecture at 7 p.m. Sept. 18 in the 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.
Mom’s Group: Hope Church, 5825 151st St., Oak Forest, will host a time for coffee and fellowship for moms 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Free child care is provided for infants through 4 years old. Information: (708) 687-2095.
Women’s Luncheon: The Women’s Association of the First Presbyterian Church of Homewood, 17929 Gottschalk, will gather at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 20 for a salad potluck luncheon. For the program, the group will car pool to the Darland Howe Museum in Homewood. Information: (708) 798-0490.
Jewelry Sale: From 3 to 7 p.m. Sept. 19 Faith United Methodist Church, 15101 S. 80th Ave., Orland Park, will host Vivian’s Jewelry from Paris sale. Information: (708) 444-8560.
Ministry Dinner: Thornton United Methodist Church, 712 Chicago Road, will host its monthly funding ministry dinner 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 19. Sloppy Joe with cole slaw, chips, beverage and dessert will be served. Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 3 to 10 and no charge for children younger than 3. Carryouts are available. Information: (708) 877-5541.
Ten Percent: From 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sept. 20 the Culvers in Tinley Park, 18248 Sayre, will give 10 percent from all receipts to the Tinley Park United Methodist Church Women’s Society. Customers must mention the society for the discount to be donated. Information: (708) 532-2960.
Girls Night Out: At 7 p.m. Sept. 21, Peace Community Church, 21300 S. LaGrange 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 at the door. Registration: www.flourishwomen.org.
Outdoor Movie Night: Oak Lawn MOPS will host an outdoor movie night at 6 p.m. Sept. 21 at Oak Lawn Wesleyan Church, 8844 S. Austin. During the movie, “Finding Nemo,” hot dogs, popcorn, nachos and candy will be available. Information: (708) 599-3660.
Fall Rummage Sale: From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 21 and 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 22, the Christian Women’s Fellowship of the Hometown Christian Church, 4340 W. 87th St., will host its Fall Rummage Sale. Items include clothing, shoes, purses, books, toys, kitchen equipment and household accessories. Information: (312) 448-4640.
Gospel Music Concert: State of Grace Old Time Gospel Music Group will perform at 6 p.m. Sept. 22 at Tinley Park United Methodist Church, 6875 W. 173rd Place. Information: (708) 532-2960.
Concert: State of Grace Gospel Group will perform at 6 p.m. Sept. 22 at Tinley Park United Methodist Church, 6875 W. 173rd Place. Information: (708) 532-2960 or www.TinlleyMethodist.org.
Fall Flower Sale: Mums, asters, pansies and corn rroom arrangements will be offered 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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.
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.
Craft, Vendor Fair: St. Patricia School, 9000 S. 86th Ave., Hickory Hills, is hosting a Craft and Vendor Fair 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 23. There will be a bake sale and raffle prizes 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Information: (708) 599-5578.
Concert Series: St. John the Evangelist, 10701 Olcott Ave., St. John, Ind., will host a concert at 3 p.m. Sept. 23 featuring the Keith Hampton Singers of Chicago performing 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.
Honky Tonk Mayhem: The Worthwhile Players will present Honky Tonk Mayhem, a four-course meal and a four-act play Oct. 19 and 20 at the United Methodist Church of Worth, 7100 W. 112th. St. Tickets are $20 each, $15 for children younger than 12. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Reservations: (708) 448-6682 or email@example.com.
Prairie Chapel: Inspired by the former 1861 Immanuel Lutheran Church, Richton Park, now the Thorn Creek Nature Center’s “Prairie Chapel,” an original graphite drawing by Marikay Peter Witlock is being sold to raise funds for the nature center. A limited edition of 300 signed and numbered prints are available for $75 each. Information: (708) 747-6320 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.