Religion Briefs For March 15
March 14, 2013 1:20PM
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Updated: April 16, 2013 3:53PM
Fish Fry: Our Lady of the Ridge Knights of Columbus will host its annual fish fry 5 to 8 p.m. March 15, at 109th and Ridgeland, Chicago Ridge. Cost is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $7 for children. Menu includes battered and fried fish, cole slaw, rice pilaf, garden salad, mac and cheese and tater tots with dipping sauce.
Fish Fry Plus: Our Lady of Loretto Women’s Guild will host Lenten Fish Fry Fridays 4 to 6:30 p.m. through March 22 in the parish hall, 8925 S. Kostner, Hometown. Carry-out is available. Menu includes fish dinner for $7.50, shrimp dinner for $8.50 and pasta dinner for $6. Additional menu items are grilled cheese, homemade soup, macaroni and cheese, cheese sticks and zucchini sticks. Also, bake shop features chocolate covered pretzels, brownies, cookies, mini breads and cakes. Information: (708) 334-9724.
Fish Fry: St. Joseph’s Athletic Association will host an all-you-can-eat Lenten Fish Fry 4:30 to 8 p.m. Fridays through March 22 at Father Sayers Hall, 17951 Dixie Highway, Homewood. Cost is $9 for adults, $6 for children and $7 for seniors who arrive prior to 5:30 p.m. Information: (708) 798-0622.
Fish Fry: The Knights of Columbus Nina Council No. 3602 will hold a Lenten Fish Fry 5 to 7:30 p.m. Fridays through March 22 in the St. Irenaeus School gymnasium, South Orchard Drive and Indianwood Boulevard, Park Forest. Information: (708) 755-5040.
Fish Fry: St. Benedict Church, 2339 York St., Blue Island, will host its Lenten Fish Fry Fridays through March 22. Lunch hours are 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dinner hours are 4 to 7:30 p.m. Carry-out is available. Cost is $9 for adults, $3 for children 3 to 12 and $1 for children younger than 3. The entrance to the church hall is on Gregory Street. Information: (708) 385-8510.
Shabbat: During the Shabbat Service at 7:30 p.m. March 15 at Temple Anshe Sholom, 20820 S. Western Ave., Olympia Fields, couples celebrating March anniversaries will be blessed. Information: (708) 748-6010.
An Evening of Elegance: St. Paul’s Lutheran School, 330 Highland Drive, Chicago Heights, will present An Evening of Elegance dinner and silent auction at 6 p.m. on March 16, at the University Golf Club, 23520 Crawford Ave., University Park. Tickets are $50. Reservations: (708) 417-6400.
Hunger Walk Rally: The 2013 South Suburban CROP Hunger Walk is scheduled for April 28 in Homewood. In preparation for the walk, a rally is scheduled for 10 a.m. March 16, at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 18850 Riegel Road, Homewood. Materials for participation in the walk will be distributed at the rally. Information: Lucy Kokal, (708)799-7953 or www.crophungerwalk.org/homewoodil.
Free Easter Egg Hunt: Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 4041 W. 120th St., Alsip, will host a free, rain or shine, Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m. March 16. There also will be a free hot dog lunch. Registration: (708) 597-5209 or www.HC-LC.org.
Food Pantry: St. Paul Lutheran Church, 6201 Vollmer Road, Matteson, recently started a food pantry. Food items will be available 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday in the fellowship hall. Information: (708) 720-0880.
Free Movie Night: First United Methodist Church of Lockport, 1000 S. Washington St., will host a free movie night 6 to 8 p.m. March 16. The movie will be “Life of Pi.” Information: (815) 838-1017 or www.1umclockport.org.
St. Joseph Day Feast: St. Damian’s St. Vincent dePaul Society, 5250 W. 155th St., Oak Forest, will host its annual St. Joseph Day Feast 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. March 17. Menu includes mostaccoli, meatballs, salad, Italian bread, soda, coffee and pastries. Beer and wine will be sold. Information: Kathy Walker, (708) 687-7540.
Author: Evangelist and author Jimmy DeYoung will discuss Biblical prophecy at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. services March 17 at the Sauk Trail Baptist Temple, 4411 Sauk Trail, Richton Park. DeYoung has lived in Jerusalem for the past 12 years. Information: (708) 481-1490.
Friends Day: Christ First Baptist Church, 14441 S. Loomis Ave., Harvey, will have its 31st annual Family and Friends Day celebration at 9:30 a.m. March 17. A fellowship dinner will follow an 11 a.m. worship service. Information: (708) 333-7526.
10th Anniversary: Friends 4 Life Covenant Church, 1710 Dixie Highway, Flossmoor, is kicking off its 10th anniversary with an 11 a.m. worship service March 17 with the Rev. Octavious R. Wilson, associate minister and youth pastor of Carter Temple CME Church, Chicago, as the guest speaker. Other celebratory events include dinner and concert featuring Chicago gospel artists in September and a holiday tea in December. Information: Facebook at Friends4LifeCovenantChurch.
Documentary: Temple Anshe Sholom, 20820 S. Western Ave., Olympia Fields, will show the documentary “Refuge: Stories of the Selfhelp Home” at 12:30 p.m. March 17. The film reaches back more than 70 years to give voice to the final generation of Jewish victims of Nazi persecution including survivors and refugees who today live in Chicago at Selfhelp, an organization that has provided refuge for more than 1,000 Central European Jews since the end of World War II. Information: (708) 748-6010.
Marriage and Children: LaSaundra Gordon, therapist at New Leaf Resources, will give a free presentation on marriage and children at 7 p.m. March 19 at Crete Reformed Church, 24755 S. Country Lane. Child care will be provided. Information: (708) 672-5400.
Fatherhood: The Respect Life Ministries at St. Bernard’s, Our Lady of the Woods, St. Francis of Assisi and St. Michaels will host Justin Wozniak who will discuss “Fatherhood and a Pro Life Attitude” at 7 p.m. March 19, at St. Bernard’s Parish, 13030 W. 143rd. St. in Homer Glen. Wozniak and his wife founded Nativity House, a start -up non-profit home to assist unwed first-time mothers. Information: Bill Jacobs, (708) 712-0408.
Revelations: The East Gallery at the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 11th St., Chicago, will host a juried exhibit March 19 through April 18 that explores ways in which religion is becoming less significant in post-Chrstian culture. An opening reception is 5 to 7 p.m. March 23. The exhibit will be curated by Maureen Riley, a senior at St. Xavier University, Chicago. Gallery admission is free. Information: (773) 445-3838 Ext. 210, or www.beverlyartcenter.org.
Lenten Gatherings: The Christian partners of the South Suburban Ministerial Association will host Tuesday Lenten Gatherings at the First Presbyterian Church of Homewood, 17929 Gottschalk Ave. Worship is at 12:10 p.m., followed by a light lunch at 12:35 p.m. on March 19. Local pastors will preach and local church groups will provide the food. Information: (708) 798-0490 or www.fpchw.org.
Lenten Services: St. John’s Lutheran Church, 4231 183rd St., Country Club Hills, will have 7 p.m. Wednesday Lenten services focusing on “What On Earth Am I Here For.” Information: (708) 799-7491.
Lenten Series: A Wednesday evening Lenten series, co-sponsored by First Presbyterian Church of Homewood, 17929 Gottschalk Ave., and First Presbyterian Church of Chicago Heights, 900 Thomas St., includes worship, study, communion and fellowship starting at 7:30 p.m. The series will conclude on March 20, “The Innocent Lord” at Homewood. Information: (708) 798-0490 or www.fpchw.org.
Lenten Soup Suppers: Faith Lutheran Church, 18645 Dixie Highway, Homewood, offers Wednesday Lenten Soup Suppers at 6 p.m. followed by a 30-minute Taize worship service at 7 p.m. Information: (708) 799-1160.
Mid-Week Worship: United By Faith Lutheran Church, 3240 W. 98th St., Evergreen Park, will host Mid Week Worship services during Lent. The March 20 soup supper begin at 6 p.m. and worship is at 7 p.m. Information: (708) 422-6301.
WOW Services: Worship on Wednesdays revival will be Wednesdays in March at First Baptist Church of University Park, 450 University Parkway. Devotion is at 7:14 p.m. with worship at 7:30 p.m.; March 20 with the Rev. Marcus D. Cosby from Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, Houston; and March 27 with the Rev. Gail Rice from First Baptist Congregational Church, Chicago. Information: (708) 534-2242.
Ministry Dinner: Thornton United Methodist Church, 712 Chicago Road, will host its monthly fundraising dinner 5 to 7 p.m. March 20. Beef Stew with salad, roll, beverage and dessert will be served. Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 children ages 3 to 10 and free for children younger than 3. Carry-outs are available. Information: (708) 877-5541.
Soup Supper and Speaker: Marc Korton, a local beekeeper, will be the speaker for the March 20 Lenten Series program at Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ, 9411 S. 51st Ave., Oak Lawn. A soup supper begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by the program at 7:15 p.m. A children’s program on “Making the World a Better Place also will begin at 7:15 p.m. Information: (708) 422-4200 or www.pilgrimfaith.org.
Fish Fry And Elvis: From 6 to 9 p.m. March 22, St. Louis de Montfort Parish, 8840 S. Ridgeland, Oak Lawn, will host an all-you-can-eat fish fry. Menu includes cod, whitefish, popcorn shrimp, spaghetti with marinara sauce, cole slaw, potato salad, cheese pizza for children and dessert. A cash bar will be available. A live Elvis and Johnny Cash show will be presented by Joe King Grlica, the 2013 People’s Choice Award winner from the Windy City Elvis Tribute Artist Competition. Tickets sold at the door are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for children. Table of 10 is $110. Discount for advance ticket purchases. Information: (708) 599-5300.
Eggstravaganza: Christ Lutheran Church, 14700 S. 94th Ave., Orland Park, is hosting a free Easter egg hunt with a storyteller and refreshments at 10:30 a.m. March 23. Information: (708) 349-0431 or www.christlutheranorland.com.
Women’s Day of Joy: The Trinity Christian College Women’s Guild will host a “Women’s Day of Joy: Refresh, Renew and Recharge” 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 23, in the Ozinga Chapel, 6601 W. College Drive, Palos Heights. Author Jane Rubietta will be the keynote speaker. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. Cost is $32 and includes a box lunch. Reservations: trinitywomensorganization.eventbrite.com. Information: (708) 293-4990.
Spaghetti Dinner: United By Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3240 W. 98th St., Evergreen Park, will host a spaghetti dinner 4 to 7 p.m. March 23 to benefit ELCA World Hunger. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 7 to 12, free for children age 6 and younger or $20 per family. Tickets: (708) 422-6301.
Hoarding: The hidden world of hoarding will be explored at Lifetree Cafe at 7 p.m. March 24 at The Edge, 1366 Main St., Crete. The program, titled “Surrounded by Stuff: Understanding the Hidden World of Hoarding,” features a short film of a woman whose hoarding caused her such shame she wouldn’t let a plumber into her home to fix broken pipes. The program offers help for those who hoard and for those who live with hoarders. Information: (970) 292-4124.
St. Augustine Alumni: The St. Augustine Alumni Association will have its annual dinner and reunion at noon March 24 at the Lexingon House, 7717 W. 95th St., Hickory Hills. Cost is $27. Reservations: Carolann Stashak (312) 203-6023.
Spring Fling: St. John the Evangelist Parish will sponsor its Spring Fling April 5 at The Halls of St. George, 905 E. Joliet St., Schererville, Ind. Cocktails start at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7:30 p.m. and dancing to music provided by Dave and Rae. There will be live and silent auctions and raffles. Tickets are $50. Reservations due March 25 to www.stjohnparish.org. Information: (219) 808-9334.
Shrines Of Ireland Trip: Authors and speakers James and Kathleen Littleton, directors of Forming Faithful Families, will lead a trip featuring the Shrines of Ireland. A presentation about the trip will be given at 6 p.m. March 25 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 7659 W. Sauk Trail, Frankfort. Information: (815) 469-2200.
Walk of the Cross: The traditional Good Friday Walk of the Cross, sponsored by the New Lenox Ministerial Association, will take place at 10 a.m. March 29 at St. Jude Catholic Church, 241 W. Second Ave., New Lenox. Following a wooden cross being carried by youth from various churches, walkers will offer a hymn, hear a brief homily and say a prayer at St. Jude Church, United Methodist Church and Maplewood Cemetery, concluding with meditation at Trinity Lutheran Church at approximately noon.
Heart For The Homeless: Crete Reformed Church, 24755 S. Country Lane, is sponsoring a drive, “Heart for the Homeless” to collect items for homeless women served by the church. Items needed are: personal notes of encouragement, $5 gift cards to McDonald’s or Walgreens, travel size hand creams, hand sanitizers, lip balms and white tube socks. Donations may be brought to the church 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday. Information: (708) 672-5400.
Smart Choice Foods: Wesleyan Community Church, 8844 S. Austin Ave., Oak Lawn, is the site of a “low-cost food service,” Smart Choice Foods.” Information: www.smartchoicefood.com.
Vesper Worship: The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, hosts vesper services at 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Sundays in the Wayside Chapel. Information: (708) 361-3650.
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