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Updated: May 29, 2013 6:45AM
CommUnity Garden: United By Faith Lutheran Church, 3240 W. 98th St., Evergreen Park, is accepting applications from community groups and residents to lease garden beds for the upcoming growing season. Last year, every bed was rented and hundreds of pounds of produce was grown in the raised boxes, which were built in accordance with American with Disabilities Act guidelines. The garden promotes the use of collected rainwater and repurposed materials. University of Illinois certified master gardener and master composter Kate Bradley will offer workshops and answer questions. Fee is $50 per bed plus a $10 refundable deposit. Information: Robin Huiras, (708) 422-6301 or email@example.com.
Rummage Sale: Trinity Lutheran Church, 9701 S. Brandt Ave., Oak Lawn, will have its spring rummage sale 5 to 8 p.m. April 26 and 9 a.m. to noon April 27. Information: (708) 422-0193.
Open Mic Night: First Presbyterian Church of Homewood, 17929 Gottschalk Ave., will host Open Mic Night for youths from 7 to 10 p.m. April 26. Admission if free. Information: (708) 798-0490.
Care Conference: The Church Connection Initiative at Trinity Christian College, 6601 W. College Drive, Palos Heights, will host the Care and Kindness Conference, at 6:30 p.m. April 26 and 8:15 a.m. April 27. Keynote speaker, the Rev. James R. Kok, pastor at Care Ministries from the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, Calif., will present “What Are We Here For? Family First.” Lectures will cover a range of topics including how to care for aging parents, supporting endangered children, how to work toward financial freedom and sharing personal resources. Registration: www.careandkindness.org.
Spaghetti Dinner: The United Methodist Men at First United Methodist Church of Oak Lawn, 100th Street and Central Avenue, will have a spaghetti dinner 5 to 7 p.m. April 27. Tickets, available at the door, are $7 for adults, $3.50 for children ages 12 to 6 and free for younger children. Information: (708) 423-1170.
Spaghetti Dinner: Crete Reformed Church, 24755 S. Country Lane, will host a spaghetti dinner fundraiser 1 to 6 p.m. April 27 for Genna Mayes, 23, who is fighting Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Information: (708) 672-5400.
Chicken Fry Dinner: St. John United Church of Christ in Beecher will host its ninth annual chicken fry dinner 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 27 at the Beecher Amvet Hall, 532 Gould St. Dinner includes chicken half, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, coleslaw or applesauce, dinner roll, homemade desserts and coffee or milk. Carry-outs will be available. Tickets, available at the door, are $10 for adults and $5 for children age 10 and younger. Information: (708) 946- 6214.
Spring Luncheon: The Ladies Aid of Immanuel Lutheran Church, 12 W. 34th Place, Steger, will host its annual spring luncheon at 2 p.m. April 27. Cost is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for children ages 12 and younger. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Information: (708) 754-2345.
Spaghetti Dinner: The United Methodist Church of New Lenox, 339 New Lenox Road, will host a spaghetti dinner 4 to 7 p.m. April 27. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $4 for children ages 6 to 14. Proceeds will support the youth summer mission trip. Information: (815) 485-8271.
Game Night: St. John’s Lutheran Church, 4247 183rd St., Country Club Hills, will host family game night at 6 p.m. April 27 in the school gym. Information: (708) 799-7491.
Hymn Festival: As part of its 150th anniversary celebration, First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Blue Island will present a hymn festival called “A Celebration of the Easter Season” at 4 p.m. April 28. Participating musicians include Chris Dederer, guest organist; Sally DuBois, assistant organist; Ellen Devine, choir director; the Midwest Motet Society and the church’s festival choir. The event is co-sponsored by the Northwest Indiana chapter of the American Guild of Organists. A reception will follow. Information: (708) 385-4700.
Anniversary Observance: Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 14700 S. 94th Ave, Orland Park, will celebrate the second of its 125th anniversary services April 28 with guest speaker the Rev. Noble Lach, son of the Rev. Adolph Lach, who served as pastor at the church from 1931 to 1964. A luncheon will follow the 11 a.m. service. Information: (708) 349-0431.
Anniversary Mass: St. Louis De Mont Fort Parish, 8808 S. Ridgeland Ave., Oak Lawn, will observe its 50th anniversary with an 11:30 a.m. Mass April 28 with Cardinal Francis George. A reception will follow. Information: (708)599-5300.
Park Clean Up: On April 28, Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ, 9411 S. 51st Ave., Oak Lawn, will have worship at 9:30 a.m. as usual. However, the formal worship service will last only about 10 minutes and then people will continue to worship by picking up trash at Lakeshore Park in Oak Lawn. Information: (708) 422-4200.
Hunger Walk: The South Suburban Crop Hunger Walk will be April 28 starting at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 18850 Riegel Road, Homewood, with rest stops at Salem Lutheran Church, First Presbyterian Church, St. Paul Community Church and Millennium Park, all in Homewood. A quarter of the funds raised go to local hunger-fighting agencies including Respond Now, Jones Community Center, Rich Township Food Pantry and South Suburban PADS and the rest goes to Church World Service, a world relief agency. Registration for church groups wanting to participate is with Lucy Kokal at (708) 799-7953. Information: www.crophungerwalk.org/homewoodil.
“Room For Eddie:” The Worthwhile Players will present their Spring Murder Mystery Dinner Play “Room for Eddie” May 3 and 4. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church of Worth, 7100 W. 112th St. The evening will include a four-course meal and a four-act play. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for children younger than 12. No tickets will be sold at the door. Reservations: (708) 448-6682 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rummage Sale: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 87th Street and Sayre in Burbank, will have a rummage sale 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 3 and 9 a.m. to noon May 4.
Rummage Sale: Christ Lutheran Church, 14700 S. 94th Ave., Orland Park, will have a rummage and bake sale 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 3 and 4. Information: (708) 349-0431.
Faith Fair: The Evergreen Faith in Daily Life Center, 3240 W. 98th St., Evergreen Park, will host its annual Faith Fair 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 4. Featured will be the kick-off of the CommUnity Garden, assorted plants provided by the Alsip Nursery, a meditation garden and outdoor Labyrinth tours at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., a craft fair, storyteller and musician Gwen Hilary and Enoch Williamson at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., musical entertainment by Tank and the Beez noon to 2 p.m., bake sale and lunch 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Information: (708) 422-6301.
Flower Sale: Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ, 9411 S. 51st Ave., Oak Lawn, will have its annual flower sale 3 to 6 p.m. May 3, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 4 and 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 6. Choose from flats, baskets or potted plants. Information:(708) 422-4200.
Homelessness: “Homelessness in the South Suburbs” will be the focus of a panel discussion at 1:30 p.m. May 5 at B’nai Yehuda Beth Sholom, 1424 W. 183rd St., Homewood. The panel will include representatives from PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter), Respond Now, Together We Cope, South Suburban Family Shelter and the Cook County Housing Authority. The moderator will be William Lazarus, an attorney whose practice focuses on personal injury and business disputes. Information: Ellen Kahn, (708) 206-1628.
Healing Service: Infant Jesus of Prague, Flossmoor Road and Leavitt Avenue, Flossmoor, will have a Mass and healing service at 7:30 p.m. May 6, Information: (708) 799-1234.
Tea: The Presbyterian Women of Chicago Heights will host its annual May Fellowship Tea at 1 p.m. May 7 in the social hall of the church at 900 Thomas St. The Chansonettes will entertain with “I’ll Give You the Sun, Moon and Stars.” Information: (708) 481-3754.
Trivia Night: Faith United Methodist Church, 15101 S. 80th Ave., Orland Park. will host trivia night May 10. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Game starts at 7 p.m. Cost is $10. Prizes will be awarded. Proceeds benefit summer mission trip. Registration due May 6 at (708) 444-8560.
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