Religion Briefs For March 29
March 28, 2013 12:16PM
Todd Koper, of Mokena, and John Hilton, of Oak Forest, carry the cross out of Maple Wood cemetery during last year's Good Friday Cross Walk in New Lenox. | File Photo
Updated: May 1, 2013 2:10PM
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. Information: (815) 485-8049.
Tenebrae Service: Tinley Park United Methodist Church, 6875 W. 173rd Place, will have a Tenebrae service at 7 p.m. on Good Friday. Information: (708) 532-2960 or www.TinleyMethodist.org.
Easter Eggstravanganza: Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 9701 S. Melvina Ave., Oak Lawn, will host a free Easter Eggstravanganza 2 to 3 p.m. March 30. Children 12 and younger can hunt for Easter eggs, do crafts, win prizes and eat treats. Children must be accompanied by an adult and should bring their own baskets. Information: (708) 499-1259 or email@example.com.
Easter Services: Hazel Crest Community United Methodist Church, 17050 California Ave., will have a Good Friday Service at 7 p.m. March 29 and Easter Sunday services at 11 a.m. March 31. Information: (708) 335-4500.
Easter Sunrise Service: An inter-denominational Easter Sunrise Service will be at 7 a.m. at the Wayside Chapel at The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway in Palos Park. Led by the Rev. Chris Hopkins, the service begins indoors and proceeds to the chapel garden. Information: (708) 361-3650.
Easter Breakfast: The Presbyterian Church in Orland Park, 13401 S. Wolf Road, plans Easter services at 10 a.m. The Men’s Club will serve Easter breakfast at 8 a.m. Information: (708) 448-8142.
Easter Breakfast: Holy Week services at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 330 W. Highland Drive, Chicago Heights, will be 7 p.m. on Good Friday, and 7 and 10 a.m. on Easter. The youth group will have an Easter Breakfast 7 to 10 a.m. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5.50 for children, kindergarten through eighth grade. Information: (708) 754-4493.
Easter Services: Faith United Methodist Church, 15101 S. 80th Ave., Orland Park, will have services at 7 p.m. on Good Friday and at 9 and 10:45 a.m. on Easter Sunday. Information: (708) 444-8560,
Easter Brunch: Faith Lutheran Church, 18645 Dixie Highway, Homewood, will have services at 7 p.m. Good Friday and at 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. on Easter Sunday. Easter brunch is 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and an egg hunt is set for 10:15 a.m. Information: (708) 799-1160.
Easter Breakfast: Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ, 9411 S. 51st Ave., Oak Lawn, will have services at noon on Good Friday and at 9:30 a.m. on Easter Sunday concluding with Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus.” An Easter breakfast will be served at 10:30 a.m. Information: (708) 422-4200.
Easter Breakfast: Christ Lutheran Church, 14700 S. 94th Ave., Orland Park, will have services at 11 a.m. on Good Friday with a focus on the “Seven Words of Christ” and at 7 p.m. with a solemn choral Tenebrae service; no services on Saturday; and services at 6:30 a.m. on Easter Sunday with a Sonrise communion and outside procession; and at 9 and 11 a.m. Easter Sunday. Breakfast, hosted by the youth, will be 8 to 9 a.m. Information: (708) 349-0431.
Egg Hunt: Olympia Fields United Methodist Church, 20301 Western Ave., Olympia Fields, will have services at 9:30 a.m. Easter Sunday, which will conclude with Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus.” An Easter egg hung for children age 12 and younger will be at 2 p.m. March 30. Information: (708) 481-5928 or www.ofumc.net.
Easter Services: Resurrection of Christ Elim Evangelical Free Church, 10000 S. Kostner Ave., Oak Lawn, will have Good Friday services at 7 p.m. and Easter services at 10:45 a.m. Information: (708) 636-6161.
Cantata: At 10:45 a.m. Easter Sunday, the Calvary Assembly of God, 18620 Governors Highway, Flossmoor, will present the Easter cantata, “Lift Up the Cross.” Information: (708) 957-0986.
Easter Breakfast: Easter breakfast will be served after the 9:30 a.m. Easter service, about 10:30 a.m., at Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ, 9411 S. 51st Ave., Oak Lawn. Menu is egg casseroles, scrambled eggs, fresh fruit, muffins and juice and coffee. Information: (708) 422-4200 or www.pilgrimfaith.org.
Bitty Basketball: Faith United Methodist Church, 15101 S. 80th Ave., Orland Park, will sponsor Bitty Basketball at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. The program is free. Registration: (708) 444-8560.
Blood Drive: United Methodist Church of New Lenox, 339 New Lenox Road, in conjunction with Heartland Blood Centers, is sponsoring a blood drive 3 to 7 p.m. April 4. Information: (815) 485-8271.
Coffee And...: From 9 to 11 a.m. April 4, St. Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd St., Chicago, will host Judith Valente, print and broadcast journalist, poet and essayist, who will discuss “How to Live A Contemplative Life.” Cost for the program in the Butler Reception room is $6. Information: (708) 857-8495.
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.
Concert For Peace: The Lira Ensemble, which specializes in Polish music and dance, will present a Concert for Peace and Reconciliation Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising at 8 p.m. April 6 at KAM Isaiah Israel Synagogue, 1100 E. Hyde Park Blvd., Chicago. The concert is a collaboration between the Lira Ensemble and Chicago a cappella. Admission is free. Information: (773) 308-7040 or www.liraensemble.org.
High Tea: Nina Council 3602 Ladies Auxiliary is hosting a High Tea at 2 p.m. April 7 at St. Mary Church, 227 Monee Road, Park Forest. Tickets are $15. Reservations: Renee Wagner at (708) 755-2441 or Linda Marron at (708) 747-0105.
Forgiveness and Healing Service: The Respect Life Ministries of St. Michael, Our Lady of the Woods and St. Francis of Assisi in Orland Park and St. Bernard’s in Homer Glen are sponsoring a Forgiveness and Healing Service at 6:30 p.m. April 7 at St. Michael Church, 14327 Highland Ave., Orland Park. The program is for people whose lives have been touched by abortion. The Rev. Paul Burak will conduct the program.
Revelations: The East Gallery at the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 11th St., Chicago, is hosting a juried exhibit through April 18 that explores ways in which religion is becoming less significant in post-Chrstian culture. Admission is free. Information: (773) 445-3838 Ext. 210, or www.beverlyartcenter.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.
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.
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