Marti Hubbard portrays Mary and Mike Fisher portrays Joseph during a Nativity pageant at Christ Lutheran Church, 14700 S. 94th Ave., Orland Park. The pageant will be at 6 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 and 6 p.m. Dec. 8. | Supplied photo
Updated: January 1, 2013 6:27AM
Feast of St. Andrew: The observance of the feast of St. Andrew the Apostle will start with a potluck diner at 6:30 p.m. followed by a communion service at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church of Tinley Park, 18001 94th Ave. Information: (708) 614-7404 or www.andrewrec.org.
Christmas Connection: Flourish Women’s Ministry at Peace Community Church, 21300 S. LaGrange Road, Frankfort, is having a women’s Christmas Connection at 6 p.m. Nov. 30. A catered dinner will be served by the men of Peace. A chalk artist and inspirational speaker, Sharon Ruane, will present “Unwrapping the Gift of Christ.” Tickets are $20. Reservations: (815) 468- 1084 or email email@example.com.
Chili Supper: Thornton United Methodist Church, 712 Chicago Road, Thornton, will host a chili supper with beverage and dessert 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 30. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children 3 to 10. Carry-outs are available. Information: (708) 877-5541.
Emmanuel: St. John the Evangelist Parish, 10701 Olcott Ave., St. John, Ind., will present a Laudate Concert Series, featuring Tajci performing “Emmanuel – The Story of Christmas” at 7 p.m. Dec. 1. Information: (219) 365-5678 or www.stjohnparish.org/laudate.pjp.
Shop-Til-You-Drop: Trinity Lutheran Church, 6850 W. 159th St., Tinley Park, will host its annual Christmas Expo 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dec. 1. The expo will include vendors, crafters and home-based businesses. Admission is free. For table fees contact Judy Green at (708) 772-3664 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chili Dinner: St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 140 Thelma St., Manhattan, is having an All-You-Can-Eat Chili Dinner 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1. Santa will be there 6 to 7:30 p.m. Hotdogs also will be available for children. Cost is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and children ages 6 to 12 and $3 for children 5 and younger. Carry-outs are available. Information: (815) 478-4900.
Fair Trade Fair: St. Mary’s ninth annual Fair Trade Fair will be at 6 p.m. Dec. 1 and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 2 in the lower level of the church, 19515 115th Ave., Mokena. Fair Trade eliminates intermediaries who exploit low-income producers and artisans, according to organizers. The fair will feature handcrafts, coffee, tea and chocolate. Information: (708) 479-3383.
Christmas Tree Sale: Beverly Unitarian Church’s Christmas tree sale is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 1 and will continue Dec., 2, 8 and 9 in the church parking lot, 103rd Street and Longwood Drive. Information: Jean Hardy Robinson, (773) 445-9121.
Craft Workshop: The annual Christmas Craft Workshop at Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ, 9411 S. 51st Ave., Oak Lawn, will be 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 2 for children with their parents. The program begins with Christmas carols and the lighting of the Christmas tree. Then children can make a variety of crafts, including an edible gingerbread house. A “Christmas Treasure” sale, with gently used treasures ready for bargain hunters, will be open. Information: (708) 422-4200.
Messiah: The Chancel Choir of Morgan Park Presbyterian Church, 2017 W. 110th Place, Chicago, will give its 12th annual “Messiah” presentation at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 2. Tickets are $20. Information:(773) 779-3355.
Madrigals: United Methodist Church of New Lenox, 339 New Lenox Road, will host two Madrigal services. The Lincoln-Way Central High School Madrigals will perform at the 9 a.m. service Dec. 2 and the Lincoln-Way West High School Madrigals will perform at the 10:45 a.m. service. Information: (815) 485-8271.
Healing Service: Infant Jesus of Prague in Flossmoor will offer a Mass and Healing Service at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3 in the wheelchair accessible church at the corner of Flossmoor Road and Leavitt Avenue. Information: (708) 799-5400.
Puppet Program: The Christmas puppet musical “Christmas Hangups” will be presented at 7 p.m. Dec. 7 and 8 at the First United Reformed Church of Oak Lawn, 94th Street and 54th Avenue. The story is told by ornaments as they prepare for another season on the Watson’s Christmas tree. Admission is free.
Christmas Cookie Walk: The Zion Lutheran Church Dorcas Society will host its annual cookie walk 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 8 at the parish hall, 540 Oak Park Ave., Beecher. The homemade cookies will be $6 per pound. There also be a silent auction for a handmade quilt. Information: (708) 946-2271.
Christmas Concert: Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 4041 W. 120th St., Alsip, will host its annual Christmas concert and social featuring the Chimers for Christ at 3 p.m. Dec. 8. Information: (708) 597-5209 or www.HC-LC.net.
Cookie Walk: Immanuel United Church of Christ, Women’s Fellowship, 311 W. Corning Ave., Peotone, will be have its annual Cookie Walk at 9 a.m. to noon, or until they sell out, Dec. 8 in the fellowship hall. Items available include an assortment of cookies, gift trays, coffee cakes, homemade bread, fudge and other candies, Chex-Mix, homemade baked items and a small Christmas craft table. Information: (708) 258-6966.
Chanukah Gift Show: The Sisterhood of Temple Anshe Sholom, 20820 S. Western Ave., Olympia Fields, will hold its Chanukah Gift Show 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sundays to Dec. 9. Information: (708) 748-6010.
Santa Jamboree: From 8 a.m. to noon Dec. 8, Faith United Methodist Church, 15101 S. 80th Ave., Orland Park, is hosting a Santa Jamboree. The event is free for children from birth to 12. Events include Christmas crafts, games and puppet show. Children will receive a gift from Santa and will have their pictures taken with Santa. A pancake breakfast is from 8 a.m. to noon. Price for breakfast is $5 for adults, $3 for children and $15 for families. Registration for the children’s program is at (708) 444-8560.
‘Winterlude’ Concert: The Grande Prairie Singers will perform its “Winterlude” concert at 4 p.m. Dec. 9 at Faith United Protestant Church, 10 Hemlock St., Park Forest. The concert will feature classical and contemporary holiday music. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door and $10 for students with student identification. Information: (708) 481-8684 or email@example.com.
Gift Drive For Veterans: St. Joseph/St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 2453 Oak St., Blue Island, is hosting a holiday potluck party and gift drive for hospitalized and homeless veterans at 4 p.m. Dec. 9. People can bring holiday gifts and survival gear. The gifts will be given to wounded soldiers or homeless veterans at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, Hines VA Hospital, and Manteno VA Hospital. Bring the gifts, unwrapped, with a personal card or note. Suggested gifts are blue jeans, sweat suits, coats, gloves, socks, scarves, sweaters, caps, toiletries, toothpaste, shaving kits, books, gift-cards, phone cards, pro sports tickets. Information: Rod Reinhart (708) 528-9862 or (708) 389-0733, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.stsjoseph-aidan.org.
Breakfast with Santa: Calvary Lutheran Church, 11249 S. Spaulding Ave., Chicago, will host a Breakfast with Santa 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 15. In addition to breakfast, there will be Story Time with Santa as well as a craft. Information: (773) 233-3533.
Hurricane Sandy Relief: The United Methodist Church of Worth, 7100 W. 112th St., will have its annual Christmas Cookie Sale 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 15. Homemade cookies will be sold for $3 a dozen. Proceeds will go to Hurricane Sandy Relief. Information: (708) 448-6682.
Cookies By The Pound: To help relieve the holiday pressure of baking cookies, the First United Methodist Church, 1000 S. Washington St., Lockport, is hosting a Cookies by the Pound sale 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 15. The homemade cookies will be sold for $5 per pound. Information: (815) 838-1017 or www.1umclockport.org.
Mrs. Scrooge: CBC Productions will perform the play “The Gospel According to Mrs. Scrooge” at 1 and 5 p.m. Dec. 15 in the auditorium at Bloom Trail High School, 22331 Cottage Grove Ave., Chicago Heights. In the play, Mrs. Scrooge tires in court to prove that Christmas is a sham and that God doesn’t really exist. The cost is $20 for the 1 p.m. show and $25 for the 5 p.m. show. Information: www.thespaa.org or (708) 785-7371.
Christmas Cantata: United Methodist Church of New Lenox, 339 New Lenox Road, will host a Christmas Cantata, “Let the Whole World Sing” presented by the chancel choir with a 25-piece orchestra at the 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services Dec. 16. Information: (815) 485-8271.
Blue Christmas Service: Faith United Methodist Church, 15101 S. 80th Ave., Orland Park, is offering a worship service that acknowledges the “Blue” feelings people may have at Christmas at 12:15 p.m. Dec. 16. Information: (708) 444-8560 or www.faithumcop.org.
Christmas Concert: Faith United Methodist Church, 15101 S. 80th Ave., Orland Park, will host a concert at 3 p.m. Dec. 16 featuring the praise teams and a cantata by the chancel choir. Information: (708) 444-8560 or www.faithumcop.org.
Choir: Orland Park Church, 7500 W. Sycamore Drive, will a choir program, “A Song in the Air,” at 6 p.m. Dec. 16. Information: www.orlandchurch.com.
Coat Drive: Love Inc is conducting a coat drive for the Tinley Park community. Gently used coats can be dropped off between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesday through Friday at the Tinley Park United Methodist Church, 6875 W. 173rd Place. Information: (708) 532-2960. or www.tinleymedthodist.org.
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