Religion Briefs For Sept. 28
September 27, 2012 3:14PM
St. Paul’s Lutheran Sunday School, 10th Street and Ashland Avenue, Chicago Heights, is readying its pumpkin patch, which will be open Oct. 6 and 7. | Supplied photo
Updated: October 29, 2012 6:54AM
Fall Fantasy Dinner: At 6:30 p.m. Sept. 28 the Women’s Association of the First Presbyterian Church of Homewood, 17929 Gottschalk Ave., will present its annual Fall Fantasy Dinner and Fashion Show in Westminster Hall. The fashions will be from Dress Barn of Homewood, and there will be a raffle and door prizes. Tickets are $18. Information: (708) 798-0490.
Rummage Sale: Christ Lutheran Church, 14700 S. 94th Ave., Orland Park, will host a rummage and bake sale 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 28 and 29. Information: (708) 349-0431.
Harvest Festival: A butterfly launch, pumpkin sale and kids activities are planned 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 29 during the Harvest Festival at United By Faith Lutheran Church, 3240 W. 98th St., Evergreen Park. Information: (708) 422-6301.
Oktoberfest: Salem United Church of Christ, 9717 S. Kostner Ave., Oak Lawn, will host its annual Oktoberfest with a pork roast dinner at 6 p.m. Sept. 29. Chicken tenders are available for children for $3. Tickets are adults, $13; children 6 to 12, $5; Children 5 and younger, no charge. Reservations: (708) 423-9717.
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.
Friends of Poor Walk: The fifth annual Friends of the Poor Walk will be Sept. 29 at Jesk Park, 155th and Ridgeland Ave., Oak Forest. Registration is 8 a.m. with the walk starting at 8:30 a.m. The event is sponsored by the St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Damian Parish. Registration: www.svdpfriendsofthepoorwalk.org. Information: Sue Kelly, (708) 535-1568.
Pet Blessing: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 8659 S. Sayre Ave., Burbank, will conduct a pet blessing at 2 p.m. Sept. 29. Donations of name brand pet food, toys, gently used towels, blankets and bleach will collected for use at an animal shelter. Information: (708) 598-8070.
Dinner Outing: Southwest Archdiocesan Singles have planned a dinner outing for Sept. 29 at Granite City Restaurant, 14035 S. LaGrange Road, Orland Park. Reservations: (630) 739-3797 or (773) 3230.
Erev Sukkot Service: At 7 p.m. Sept. 30 the Erev Sukkot Service will begin at Temple Anshe Sholom, 20820 S. Western Ave., Olympia Fields. Information: (708)748-6010.
Florian Fest: St. Florian Parish, 131st and Houston Ave., Hegewisch, will host its annual Florian Fest 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 30. Attendees will be able to meet the Dancing Busias and dine on various ethnic foods. Dancing, Zinngo, bean bag tournament, silent auction, children’s games and a $5,000 cash raffle will be offered. Information: (773) 646-4877.
Taking God to Work: A discussion group will meet at 6:30 p.m. on five Sunday evenings beginning Sept. 30 at Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ, 9411 S. 51st Ave., Oak Lawn, to discuss issues that come up in the workplace. Registration: (708) 422-4200 or email@example.com.
Worship in the Woods: The third annual Worship in The Woods, a free concert, will be 2 p.m. until dusk Sept. 30 at Pine Ridge Christian Center, a half mile west of Norway, which is near the Fox River Resort. The headline group will be Alathea from Unicoi Tennessee. Other groups include Soul Shine, Sherri Countryman, Eddie Bertand and Friends and Jim Larson of Bangkok, Thailand. The lineup provides a variety of styles of Gospel and worship music. Concertgoers should bring a lawn chair or blanket. Information: Glenn Harms, (815) 617-2758 or www.ccwm.org.
Morning Service: The Sukkot Morning Service will take place at 10 a.m. Oct. 1 at Temple Anshe Sholom, 20820 S. Western Ave., Olympia Fields. Information: (708)748-6010.
Mass and Healing Service: At 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1 a Mass and Healing Service will offered at Infant Jesus of Prague Church, Flossmoor Road and Leavitt Avenue, Flossmoor. Information: (708) 799-1234.
Fall Meeting: The fall meeting of the Council of Catholic Women will take place at 7 p.m. Oct. 1 at Our Lady of the Snows Parish, 4810 S. Leamington Ave., Chicago. Representatives from the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate will speak. Information: (773) 767-4532.
Bereavement Support: St. Michael Church is offering a bereavement program, “How To Go On After a Loved One Has Died,” at 7 p.m. beginning Oct. 4 and continuing Oct. 11, 18 and 25. The group will meet in the church’s ministry room, 14327 Highland Ave., Orland Park. Enter the church from the parking lot on West Avenue. Registration: (708) 873-4634.
Theology Seminar: St. Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd St., Chicago, will host the program “St. Hildegard, Doctor of the Church: Implications for Today” at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 4 in the Butler room. Coffee will start at 9 a.m. Cost is $6. Professor Avis Clendenen will be the speaker.
Shabbat Service: People celebrating October birthdays will be blessed during Shabbat Services at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at Temple Anshe Sholom, 20820 S. Western Ave., Olympia Fields. Information: (708)748-6010.
Fall Rummage Sale: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 8659 S. Sayre, Burbank, is hosting its fall rummage sale 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 5 and Oct. 6. On Oct. 6, there will be $3.50 bags. Information: (708) 598-8070.
Vendors Wanted: Vendors are being sought for the Fall Shopping Fest set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 3 at Faith United Methodist Church, 15101 S. 80th Ave., Orland Park. Booth space is $25, plus $10 if a table is needed and $5 if electricity is needed. Reservations due Oct. 6 to Lynn Low at firstname.lastname@example.org or the church office at (708) 444-8560.
Pet Blessing: All pets, leased or in a carrier, will be blessed at 10 a.m. Oct. 6 at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 11007 S. 76th Ave., Worth. Information: (708) 448-6555 or www.stmarkworth.org.
Pumpkin Patch, Car Show: St. Paul’s Lutheran Sunday School, 10th Street and Ashland Avenue, Chicago Heights, will have a sale of all sizes of pumpkins, Indian corn, corn stalks, gourds, scarecrows and baked items from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 6. The Pumpkin Patch will be open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 7 with the Chicago Heights South Side Crusiers displaying their cars from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Information: (708) 473-7620.
Breads of the World: First Presbyterian Church of Homewood, 17929 Gottschalk Ave., will observe Breads of the World with breads representing as many as 30 countries presented during the worship service at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 7 for World Communion Sunday. After the service, people can sample the breads. The Purdue Men’s Glee Club will provide music for the service. Information: (708) 798-0490 or www.fpchw.org.
Animal Blessing: At 1 p.m. Oct. 7, feathery, furry, scaly, warm-blooded and cold-blooded creatures will be blessed at Peace Lutheran Church in New Lenox, 1900 E. Lincoln Highway. Animals should be in carriers or on leashes. Information: (815) 485-5327.
Comedy: The Living World Lutheran Church of Orland Park will present an improvisational comedy troupe, Improv Unlimited, with their show “Satire Night Live!” at 2 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Performing Arts Center at Sandburg High School, 13300 LaGrange Road, Orland Park. Advance tickets are $10 for students 18 and younger, $12 for adults or $40 for a family or group of up to five people. Proceeds will benefit the church’s “Angels Among Us” program. Tickets: (708) 403-9673 or www.comedy-show-tix.com.
Banquet: The Sisters of St. Casimir Auxiliary will host its 92nd annual fundraising banquet Oct. 7 at Mama Luigi’s Restaurant, 7500 S. Harlem Ave., Bridgeview. Doors open at noon for raffles Lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $35. Reservations: (773) 776-1324.
Trinity Travelers: Trinity Lutheran Church, 9701 S. Brandt Ave., Oak Lawn, Adult Travel group will have an outing Oct. 8 to 13. The trip will cover Kentucky, Tennessee and North Carolina with stops at the Biltmore Mansion, Carl Sandburg Home, Lake Lure and Grandfather Mountain. Information: Linda Bensen (708) 422-0193 or email email@example.com.
5K Walk/Run: 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 Ave., Midothian. Other activities include a kids dash and music. Registration: www.stchrisschool.org/5K.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers Needed: Salem United Church of Christ, 9717 S. Kostner Ave., Oak Lawn, will be a PADS shelter site for women and children. Volunteers are needed to cover the 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. and 3 to 7 a.m. shifts on the fourth Sunday of the month. Information: Gerry Krakowsky, (708) 259-3566.
Give Back: Ultra Foods, 134th and Cicero Ave., Crestwood, is teaming up with St. Christopher School, 4130 W. 147th St., Midlothian, for a fundraiser. Now through Jan. 27 Ultra Foods is offering a 5 percent give back to the school program. To participate, submit cash register receipts to the school or parish office. Information: (708) 385-8776.
Crafters Wanted: Crafter applications are being accepted for the annual Arts and Crafts Fair of the Presbyterian Church in Orland Park, 13401 S. Wolf Road. The fair will be Nov. 10. Fee is $30. Information: www.pcorland.org
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.
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.