The Rev. Linny Hartzell
Updated: November 13, 2012 6:28AM
New Pastor: The Hazel Crest Community United Methodist Church and the Grace United Methodist Church, Blue Island, have a new pastor, the Rev. Linny Hartzell. She is a graduate of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary with a master of divinity degree with a concentration in pastoral care. Her ministry training includes an internship as a student pastor and completion of training in chaplaincy at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove. Her calling to the pastorate grew out of serving God as a layperson in local churches in various roles. She is a mom of two children, Abigail, 11 and Luke, 8.
Concert: The South Suburban Chorale, a 100-plus community chorus affiliated with South Suburban College, will present a musical journey from the Orthodox cathedrals of Russia to the gospel sanctuaries of deep South United States, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at All Nations Community Church, 18620 S. Kedzie Ave., Homewood, and again at 4 p.m. Oct. 14 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 17951 Dixie Highway, Homewood. Admission is free of charge. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall Fest: Trinity Reformed Church, a congregation of the Reformed Church in America, 8411 Columbia, Munster, Ind., will host its fall festival and open house noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 13. Planned activities include Pumpkin giveaways, inflatable jumps, hay maze, puppet theater, clowns and refreshments. Information: (219) 838-3929 or wwwtrinitymunster.org.
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.
Oktoberfest: St. Joseph Academy, 51 W. Jackson, Joliet, will host its third annual Oktoberfest 3 to 10 p.m. Oct. 13 at St. Joe’s Park, Thedore and Raynor. Bingo is 3 to 6 p.m. Live music by Jimmy’s Bavarians is 4 to 6:30 p.m. followed by the Harvest Moon dinner 7 to 10 p.m. Dinner is $10 for adults and $8 for seniors. For $5, children will receive a hot dog, chips and juice box. Information: (815) 723-4567.
Food makeover: Peace Memorial Church, 10300 W. 131st St., Palos Park, will host a Maximized Living Total Food Makeover session at 11 a.m. Oct. 14. Products will be for sale. Tickets are $10 for two people. Information: (708) 349-0040 or www.MaxLivingChicago.com.
Meet and Greet: At 12:30 p.m. Oct. 14 the Ladies Auxiliary, Knights of Columbus Nina Council 3602 will hold a Meet and Greet in Room 8 at St. Irenaeus School, 78 Cherry St., Park Forest. A light brunch will be served and door prizes will be awarded.
Pumpkin Patch: The First United Methodist Church of Oak Lawn, 100th Street and Central Avenue, is having a Pumpkin Patch 10 a.m. to dusk, Oct. 14 through Oct. 31. Sunday hours are noon to dusk. There will be a selection of pumpkins and gourds, a gift and goodies tent and tractor rides for the children. Admission is free. Information: (708) 423-1170.
Ground Breaking: Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 14269 W. 143rd St., Homer Glen, will break ground for its new church at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 14. Following the ceremony, there will be a banquet at the Odyssey Country Club, 19110 S. Ridgeland Ave., Tinley Park. Social hour is at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Dinner is $55 per adult, $30 for children ages 10 to 16 and free for children younger than 9. Reservations: (708) 478-5593 or (708) 989-2443.
Protecting Children: At 7 p.m. Oct. 15, St. John Church, 301 S. Cottage Grove Ave., Beecher, is offering a presentation “Protecting your Children.” Daniel McDevitt will present a variety of cunning techniques utilized by perverts to ultimately victimize children sexually, both on the computer and off. McDevitt holds a masters degree in criminology and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, an author and teacher at various colleges and police academies. Information: (708) 758-5098.
Supper Club: St. Paul Community Church, 18200 Dixie Highway., Homewood, will have a Supper Club gathering at 6:15 p.m. Oct. 16. A bingo night with prizes is also planned for the evening. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to share and individual table service. Cost is $5. Information: (708) 798-0700.
Live from New York: Temple Anshe Sholom, 20820 S. Western Ave., Olympia Fields, begins the three-part series of live via satellite TV from New York City at 7 p.m. Oct. 16. Michael Oren, Israel’s current ambassador to the United States will be interviewed by Thane Rosenbaum, a novelist and law professor at Fordham University. Future programs are Nov. 29 and Dec. 9. Cost for each program is $10 for $25 for the series. Students with identification will be admitted free of charge. Information: (708) 748-6010.
Divorce Care Group: The United Methodist Church of New Lenox, 339 New Lenox Road, will host a Divorce Care Group for people struggling with divorce at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays starting Oct. 16 at the church. This is a Christian based support group that has 13 weekly sessions. Information: (815) 485-8271.
Stuffed Shells Dinner: Thornton United Methodist Church, 712 Chicago Road, will have its monthly funding ministry dinner 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 17. Stuffed shells with salad, garlic bread, beverage and dessert will be served. Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 children ages 10 to 3 and no charge for children younger than 3. Carryouts are available. Information: (708) 877-5541.
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.
Lunch and Travelogue: The Women’s Association of First Presbyterian Church of Homewood, 17929 Gottschalk Ave., Homewood, will gather at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 18 in Westminster Hall for a luncheon served by Rebecca Circle. For the program, Joan Sheppard will present a travelogue of a trip to Viet Nam. Cost is $5. Information: www.fpchw.org or (708) 798-0490.
Choir Appreciation: The Religious and Ritual Committee of Temple Anshe Sholom, 20820 S. Western Ave., Olympia Fields, will present a Choir Appreciation Shabbat Dinner at 5:45 p.m. Oct. 19. The Shabbat Service begins at 7:30 p.m. Information: (708) 748-6010.
Free Movie: “I Am,” a documentary by Tom Shadyac, creative force behind “Ace Ventura.” “Liar Liar,” “The Nutty Professor” and “Bruce Almighty,” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 9401 S. Oakley, Chicago. The film poses two questions: what’s wrong with the world and what can be done to make it better. Discussion facilitated by the Rev. Jennie English will follow. Babysitting will be provided. Information: (773) 445-7558.
Youth Summit: Christ Universal Temple, 11901 S. Ashland Ave., Chicago, is holding a summit for youths in grades six to 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 20 focusing on wise choices with guest speaker Che “Rhymefest” Smith. Workshop topics include conflict resolution, reap what you rap and career planning. Registration due Oct. 16 at (773) 568-2282.
Fashion Show: A lunch and fashion show is planned for 12:30 p.m. Oct 20 at St. Gerald’s Chapel Hall, 93rd and Central Ave., Oak Lawn. Taylor Marie’s will bring clothing and accessories that will be available for purchase following the show sponsored by the St. Gerald Women’s Club. Tickets are $20 and will be sold at the door. Information: (708) 425-6380 or (708) 422-0234.
Spaghetti Dinner: Calvary Lutheran Church, 11249 S. Spaulding, Chicago, will host a spaghetti dinner and bake sale 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 20. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children younger than 12. Information: (773) 233-3533.
Harvest Celebration: Trinity Church, 26900 Will-Center Road, Monee, will host its second annual Harvest Celebration from noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 20. Activities will include hayrides out to the pumpkin patch, pumpkin decorating, crafts, face painting, food, trunk or treat and harvest photos. Admission is free of charge, but reservations are requested at (708) 534-9084.
Prayer: In honor of the 350th anniversary of the 1662 edition of The Book of Common Prayer, St. Andrew’s Anglican Church of Tinley Park, 18001 94th Ave., will host a series of communion services illustrating the history and development of the liturgy and practice of the Anglican Church from the first edition of the Prayer Book to the 20th Century. Services start at 5 p.m. and include Oct. 20, The 1549 Prayer Book; Oct. 27, The 1559 Prayer Book; Nov. 3, The 1662 Prayer Book and Nov. 10, The 1928 American Prayer Book. Information: (708) 614-7404.
Special Liturgy: Queen of Peace High School will honor active and retired police officers, firefighters/emergency medical services providers and military personnel at a Mass at 10 a.m. Oct. 21 in the Queen of Peace Chapel, 7659 S. Linder, Burbank. Coffee and bagels will be served following the Mass. Information: (708) 496-4768 or www.queenofpeacehs.org.
Blood Drive: Faith United Methodist Church, 15101 S. 80th Ave., Orland Park will host a blood drive 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 21. Information: www.heartlandbc.org.
Fall Festival: The St Vincent DePaul Society of Our Lady of the Ridge will host its third annual Fall Festival 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 21 in the parish’s north parking lot, 108th and Ridgeland avenues. There will be children’s games, food and music. Ten hand-crafted afghans will be raffled off. The Chicago Ridge Police and Fire Departments will provide two of the teams competing in a pizza eating contest. The day will be capped off with a homemade pie judging with each of the entrants providing a duplicate pie for auction. Proceeds benefit the St. Vincent DePaul Society which provides food and aid to people in need in the communities of Chicago Ridge and Worth.
Hunger Walk: Step-off for the Southwest Suburban CROP Hunger Walk at 2 p.m. Oct. 21 at Christ Lutheran Church, 14700 S. 94th Ave., Orland Park. The walk is about 3 miles walk. Information: (708) 349.0431.
Anniversary Celebration: At 10 a.m. Oct. 21, the Calvin Christian Reformed Church, 10056 S. Central Ave. Oak Lawn, will host its 125th anniversary celebration worship service. A luncheon will follow. A video of the church’s history will be presented at a banquet at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at Trinity College, Palos Hills. Reservations: 708) 422-0790 or email CalvinCRC@juno.com.
Pasta Dinner: The Order Sons of Italy Leone D’Oro Lodge 2700 will sponsor its 11th annual pasta dinner 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 21 at Tinley Park High School, 6111 W. 175th St. Proceeds go to the Joseph Caldarone College Scholarship Fund, charity and general lodge activities. The family event will include entertainment by Nino Folino while dining on a meal of pasta and meatballs prepared by Palermo’s Restaurant of Orland Park. Salad, bread by Labriola Bakery, dessert and a beverage are included. There will be door prizes and a raffle. Tickets are $10 in advance and $11 at the door. Tickets for children ages 5 to 12 are $5.
Polka Mass, Lunch: A special Polka Mass will take place at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 28 at St. Liboris Church, 35th Street and Halsted Boulevard, Steger. Dennis Motyka, Good Times, will provide music. Lunch follows in the parish hall and is sponsored by the St. Joseph Rosary Ladies Fidelity of St. Liborius. Lunch tickets are $13 and must be purchased by Oct. 24. Tickets: (708) 755-2398.
Vibrant Faith Workshop: United By Faith Lutheran Church, 3240 W. 98th St., Evergreen Park, will host a Vibrant Faith Workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 27. The program teaches how to share faith with your children through devotions, caring conversations, rituals, traditions and service. A $10 registration fee is required but it will be returned at the workshop. Reservations due Oct. 19 at (708) 422-6301.
Prayer Flag Project: Monkey Mind Art Studio and Gallery, 3 W. Nebraska St., Frankfort, is sponsoring a Prayer Flag Project. Flags collected by Oct. 30 will be distributed at a reception at the gallery at 7 p.m. Nov. 1, the proceeds of which will benefit the Monkey Mind Art Studio scholarship fund. To participate, pick up a blank flag and decorate it in the studio or at home. Place a prayer on front or back. Tickets for the reception are $20 per person, and each purchaser will receive a number to win a flag. Information: (815) 464-8818 or www.monkeymindartstudio.com.