Families enjoy a hayride at Calvary Church in Orland Park during last year’s Fall Fest. This year, the free fest, which includes trick-or-treating out of car trunks, will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the church, 16100 S. 104th Ave. | Suppplied photo
Updated: November 27, 2012 10:55AM
Here is a look at news from Southland houses of worship.
Phantom Of The Organ: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 8955 Columbia Ave., Munster, Ind., will host a Phantom of the Organ Concert at 7:13 p.m. Oct. 26. Members of the Northwest Indiana Chapter of the American Guild of Organists will perform the 10th annual program of pipe organ music and other musical surprises appropriate to the season. Featured will be ragtime music of Scott Joplin. Concertgoers are being encouraged to wear costumes and treats will follow the free family friendly event. Information: (708) 895-2466.
Family Fun Night: A Family Fun Night will be 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 26 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 4800 Sauk Trail, Richton Park. The evening will include family talent competition, open mic night and games. Food and beverages will be available. Information: (708) 748-1995.
Craft/Vendor Fair: Salem United Church of Christ, 9717 S. Kostner Ave., Oak Lawn, will host its annual Craft and Vendor Fair 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 27. Admission is free. Lunch and bake sale items will available. Information: (708) 424-7109.
All You Can Eat: Crete Reformed Church, 24755 S. Country Lane, will serve its Fall Fest Spaghetti Dinner 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 9 to 4. Advance tickets can be purchased at Country Financial, 1406 Main St. Proceeds will benefit Angels on Assignment: www.angelsassigned.org. Information: (708) 672-1500.
Faith Workshop: United By Faith Lutheran Church, 3240 W. 98th St., Evergreen Park, will host a Vibrant Faith Workshop 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 27. The program teaches how to share faith with children through devotions, conversations, traditions and service. A $10 registration fee is required but it will be returned at the workshop. Reservations: (708) 422-6301.
Musical Concert: The Presbyterian Church in Orland Park, 13401 S. Wolf Road, will present a concert featuring Charles Worth on the piano and Larry Deweese on the organ, along with duets and solos from various genres, at 4 p.m. Oct. 27. Donations will be divided to support the church’s music fund and Operation Southern Comfort, an organization that assists church music programs that have been ravaged by hurricanes in the New Orleans area. Information: (708) 448-8142.
Trunk N Treat: Peace Memorial Church, 10300 W. 131st St., Palos Park, will host its annual Trunk N Treat 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 27 in the parking lot. Decorate your car trunk or hatchback, bring candy to pass out and bring the children in costume. Prizes will be awarded for best trunks and costumes. Information: (708) 448-7833.
Spaghetti Dinner: First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2519 Grove St., Blue Island, is having a spaghetti dinner 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 27. Tickets are $8 for adults, plus a non-perishable food item to be given to a local food pantry and $4 for children ages 3 through 12. There also will be bake sale and a raffle for a handmade quilt. Information: (708) 385-4700.
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, daily 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.
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. Oct. 27, The 1559 Prayer Book; Nov. 3, The 1662 Prayer Book and Nov. 10, The 1928 American Prayer Book. Information: (708) 614-7404.
Israeli Cinema: Temple Anshe Sholom, 20820 S. Western Ave., Olympia Fields, is organizing an Oct. 27 bus trip to the Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema at the Thorne Auditorium, Northwestern Law School, 375 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago. The film is “Salsa Tel Aviv,” in Hebrew and Spanish with English subtitles. There will be a dinner and a salsa dance party, celebrating 60 years of Israeli-Mexican friendship. Cost is $30 per person. Information: (708) 748-6010.
Trunk or Treat: Calvary Church, 16100 S. 104th Ave., Orland Park, is hosting a free night of Trunk or Treat from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27. The evening will include hay rides, bounce houses, food, trick-or-treating out of car trunks and a costume parade as well as prize drawings. Information: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Polka Mass: A 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. Information: (708) 755-2398.
Trunks Of Treats: St. Paul’s Lutheran Sunday School will host Trunks Of Treats 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 28 in the church parking lot, 10th Street and Ashland Avenue, Chicago Heights.
Spaghetti Dinner: St. Irenaeus Parish’s 32th annual spaghetti dinner will be 3 to 6 p.m. Oct. 28 at 78 Cherry St., Park Forest. Tickets are $10 for adults and $3 for children younger than 10. The menu includes spaghetti, meatballs, homemade sauce, bread, butter, salad and dessert tables. Beer, pop and wine will be available. Information: (708) 748-6891 or www.stirenaeuschurch.com.
Evening In Italia: St. Fabian Knights of Columbus Council 967’s “Evening In Italia” spaghetti dinner will be 4:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 28 at St. Fabian’s Kash Hall, 8300 S. Thomas, Bridgeview. There will be an Italian restaurant atmosphere with dinner served at the tables and music provided by Dino, Frankie and Tony. Presale tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children age 7 and younger. At the door prices are $12 for adults and $7 for children. Children younger than 3 can eat free of charge. Price includes dinner, coffee and one desert. Beer, wine, pop and water will be available for purchase. Information: www.kofc967.org
Breakfast and Bake Sale: Our Lady of Loretto Women’s Guild will host a Breakfast and Halloween Bake Sale 8:30 to 11 a.m. Oct. 28 in the parish hall, 8925 S. Kostner, Hometown. Breakfast will be $6 per person, $3 for children ages 3 to 10 and free for children age 2 or younger. The breakfast includes one serving of eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, hash browns, toast, beverage and unlimited coffee. Halloween candy and bakery items will be sold. Information: (708) 424-7471 during office hours.
Florida Fresh Fruit Sale: The United Methodist Church of Worth, 7100 W. 112th St., is taking orders for fresh fruit from Florida Oct. 28 to Nov. 12. Pickup will be the first weekend in December. Information: (708) 448-6682 or email email@example.com.
Book Review: “The Hare with Amber Eyes; a Family’s Century of Art and Loss” will be presented by Sherry Dieckman at 2 p.m. Oct. 28 for the Illiana Jewish Genealogical Society at Congregation Am Echad, 160 Westwood Drive, Park Forest. Admission is $2 for nonmembers. Information: ijgs.home.comcast.net.
Festival of Banners: The First Presbyterian Church of Homewood, 17929 Gottschalk Ave., will have a Festival of Banners worship service at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 28. Sanctuary banners will be paraded for the opportunity to explain their symbols and history. Families with Scottish ancestry wear their plaids, kilts, or clan crest to add to the celebration. Information: (708) 798-0490 or www.fpchw.org or.
‘What We Can’t Not Know:’ At 7 p.m. Oct. 30, Relevant Radio show host Sheila Liaugminas will speak at St. Joseph Church, 416 N. Chicago St., Joliet, about “Election 2012: What We Can’t Not Know.” Information: (815) 727-9378.
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.
Trunk or Treat: Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 4041 W. 120th St., Alsip, will host Trunk or Treat from 3 to 6 p.m. Oct. 31. Hot chocolate, donuts and hot cider will be available. Information: (708) 597-5209.
Listening To God: Theology South will take place 9 to 11 a.m. Nov. 1 at St. Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd St., Chicago. Coffee will be available at 9 a.m. followed by the program “Listening to God in the Heart of Life” by Sister Kathy Sherman, director of spiritual worship and prayer. Cost is $6. Information: Donatta Yates, (708) 422-1635.
Chili Lunch/Supper: St. Philip Lutheran Church, 121st and Greenwood, Blue Island, will host its annual chili supper 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2 in the church hall. Carryout is available. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children, 12 and younger. Information: (708) 388-3336.
Holiday Craft Bazaar: Christ Lutheran Church, 14700 S. 94th Ave., Orland Park, will host its annual Holiday Craft Bazaar and Bake Sale 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 2 and 3. The bazaar will feature hand-crafted items for Christmas and autumn, as well as a bake sale. Information: (708) 349-0431.
Beef And Sauerkraut: Immanuel Lutheran Church, 12 W. 34th Place, Steger, is hosting a beef and sauerkraut dinner 3 to 6 p.m. Nov. 3. Charges are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for children. Carry-outs available. Information: (708) 754-2345.
Fall Shopping Fest: Faith United Methodist Church, 15101 S. 80th Ave., Orland Park, will host a Fall Shopping Fest 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 3. Featured will be commercial product vendors, demonstrations, crafters, lunch and a bake sale. Information: (708) 444-8560.
Turkey Dinner: St. John’s United Church of Christ, 11100 Second St., Mokena, is hosting its annual turkey dinner 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Christian Community Center. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 5 to 11 and $2 for children 2 to 4. Carryouts will be available. Information: (708) 479-5123 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holiday Bazaar: The Evergreen Park Presbyterian Church, 89th and Francisco, will hold a Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 3. Crafts, vendors, baked goods, new linens and gently used items will be for sale. Gift baskets will be raffled. Lunch will be available at Deacons’ Diner. Information: (708) 422-7107.
All You Can Eat: From 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 3, St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, A Reformed Episcopal Parish, 18001 94th Ave., Tinley Park, will host an all-you-can-eat spaghetti supper. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 6 to 12 or $15 for families. Information: (708) 614-7404 or www.andrewrec.org.
Organ Recital: Immaculate Conception Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 8756 S. Commercial, Chicago will have an organ recital at 2 p.m. Nov. 4 featuring Henry DiCristofano. Information: (773) 768 2100 or email email@example.com.
Mystery With Dinner: The doors will open at 2:45 p.m. Nov. 4 for “Murder at the Moonlight Manor Mystery with Dinner” at St. Fabian Parish, 83rd and Oketo Ave., Bridgeview. Tickets for the event, sponsored by St. Fabian Women’s Club, are $25. Reservations: (708) 638-3426 or (708) 743-1485.
Crafters Wanted: The annual Our Lady of Loretto Women’s Guild Christmas Arts and Crafts Show will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 25 in the Parish Hall, 8925 S. Kostner, Hometown. There will be pictures with Santa, raffles, homemade candy and a bakery and a lunchroom. Spaces for crafters are available. The non-refundable entry fee is $35. Information: Pat Walker, (708) 423-4206 after 6 p.m.