With a Route 66 themed float including a juke box playing patriotic tunes and oldies, these float riders from Palos Evangelical Lutheran Church have plenty of giveaways for the Fourth of July parade in Palos Heights. The float included information about Vacation Bible School which opens July 22. The group also sponsored a tent on church grounds located at 125th Street and Harlem Avenue offering free popcorn, water and balloons for parade goers. | Supplied photo
Updated: August 13, 2013 6:15AM
Ice Cream Social: Tinley Park United Methodist Church, 6875 W. 173rd Place, will host an ice cream and pie social 5 to 8 p.m. July 12. Information: (708) 532-2960 or www.TinleyMethodist.org.
Yard Sale: Calvary Assembly of God, 18620 Governors Highway, Flossmoor, will have a yard sale 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 13. Information: (708) 957-0986.
Flea Market: Our Lady of the Ridge Knights of Columbus 2013 Summer Flea Market is 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the second Saturday of every month at 10811 Ridgeland Ave., Chicago Ridge. The next one is July 13, Aug. 10, Sept. 14 and Oct. 12. Breakfast and lunch are available. Information:(708) 425-3800.
Open House: Summer open house dates for St. Paul’s Lutheran School, 330 Highland Drive, Chicago Heights, are 9 a.m. to noon July 13 and 3 to 7 p.m. Aug. 2. The school services students in prekindergarten through eighth grade. Information: (708) 754-4493.
Picnic Celebration: Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 14700 S. 94th Ave., Orland Park, will observe the third event of its year-long 125th anniversary celebration. The Rev. Michael Hagenow, who was a member of the church while growing up, will be the guest speaker at 8 and 10 a.m. services on July 14. He is the pastor of Resurrection Lutheran Church in Coronado, Calif. Following the 10 a.m. service, there will be a picnic on the church grounds. Information: (708) 349-0431.
Vacation Bible School: Faith United Methodist Church, 15101 S. 80th Ave., Orland Park, will host Vacation Bible School 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 14 to 19 for children in prekindergarten through fifth grade. The theme is “Everywhere Fun Fair: Where God’s World Comes Together.” The free program includes interactive Bible games, music, science, crafts and mission work. Registration: (708) 444-8560 or www.faithumcop.org.
Vacation Bible School: Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 4041 W. 120th St., Alsip, will host Vacation Bible School 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 14 to 19 for children age 3 to those in eighth grade. Registration: (708) 597-5209 or www.HC-LC.org.
Vacation Bible School: Trinity Evangelical Covenant Church, 9230 S. Pulaski Road, Oak Lawn, will have Vacation Bible School 9 to 11:30 a.m. July 15 to 19 for children ages 3 to those in sixth grade. The theme is SonWest Roundup. Registration: (708) 422-5111 or www.trinitycovoaklawn.org/events.
Theology On Tap: St. Bernadette Parish, 93rd and Francisco streets, Evergreen Park, will host South Side Theology on Tap for the fourth consecutive summer. The four-week conversation series will have new topics and speakers this summer. The first session is 6:30 p.m. July 14 with Jason Novak discussing “Faith, Hope, and Hardship: Making It through the Worst.” The program, geared to people in their 20s and 30s, includes a free dinner with beer or wine. Free childcare is available for children older than 2. Information: www.facebook.com/stbernadetteparish.evergreenpark.
Vacation Bible School: Trinity Evangelical Covenant Church, 9230 S. Pulaski Road, Oak Lawn, will have Vacation Bible School 9 to 11:30 a.m. July 15 to 19 for children ages 3 to those in sixth grade. The theme is “SonWest Roundup.” Registration: (708) 422-5111 or www.trinitycovoaklawn.org/events.html.
Pall Cloths: Nina Council 3602 Ladies Auxiliary Pall Cloth Group will have their next workshop at 2 p.m. July 16 at St. Mary Parish Hall, 227 Monee Road, Park Forest. The group is seeking pillowcases to use in making infant burial cloths. Information: Jackie Smith, (708) 481-7949.
Garage Sale: Immanuel Lutheran Church, 12 W. 34th Place, Steger, will have a garage sale 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 19 and 20. Information: (708) 754-2345.
Vacation Bible School: HayDay, Redeemer Lutheran Church’s Weekend Vacation Bible School, takes place 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 19 and 9 to 11:30 a.m. July 20 with a celebration at 9:30 a.m. July 21 at 4955 W. 158th St., Oak Forest. To register children age 3 through those in fifth grade call (708) 687-1964.
Movie Night: First United Methodist Church of Lockport, 1000 S. Washington St., will host a free family movie night 6 to 8 p.m. July 20. The movie will be “Oz The Great and Powerful.” Information: (815) 838-1017.
Vacation Bible School: Palos Evangelical Lutheran Church, 12424 S. 71st Court, Palos Heights, will host Vacation Bible School 9 to 11:30 a.m. July 22 to 26. Registration: (708) 448-2260 or www.paloslutheran.org.
Theater Camp: Calvary Church, 16100 S. 104th Ave., Orland Park, will host a Spotlight Youth Theater Summer Camp for youths ages 5 to 18. The camp, which runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 22 to 26, focuses on developing interests in singing, dancing, acting and other theater-related skills. After camp classes in dance, voice, drama and theatrical specialties also are available. The program also helps students with special needs to participate in classes and productions. Camp registration has started and can be completed by calling (847) 516-2298 or going to www.spotlight.org/summercamp.
Vacation Bible School: Oak Lawn Bible Church, 9435 S. 54th Ave., will have its annual Vacation Bible School 9:30 a.m. to noon July 22 to 26 for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. This year’s free program is “Colossal Coaster World.” Registration: (708) 857-9800 or www.oaklawnbible.org.
Vacation Bible School: Living Word Lutheran Church, 163 Street and Wolf Road, Orland Park, will have Vacation Bible School, “God’s Backyard Bible Camp,” July 22 to 26 for children ages 3 to 11. The morning session will be 9 a.m. to noon and will be repeated in the afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m. Closing service will be at 10:30 a.m. July 28, followed by a celebration with food, games and other activities. Registration is $15 per child with a $30 maximum per family. Registration: (708) 403-9673 or www.livingwordorland.org.
Vacation Bible School: Our Savior Lutheran Church, 8607 S. Narragansett, Burbank, will host Vacation Bible School 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. July 22 to 25 for children age 3 to those in eighth grade. The theme is “Kingdom Rock.” A light dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Registration: (708) 598-4780.
Parish Festival: St. John the Evangelist Parish, 9400 Wicker Ave., St. John, Ind., will host its annual parish festival, July 25 to 28. The theme of this year’s event is “Food, Family, Fun,” featuring free nightly entertainment, carnival rides, children’s games, indoor bingo, Texas hold’em tournaments, $10,000 raffle, beer tent and an assortment of food. July 25 is tropic fest featuring hula dancers, fire performers, steel drum band and tropic featured food and drink. July 26 is wristband night. July 28 is race day with a 5K and a family fun run with registration at www.stjohnparish.org.
Vacation Bible School: Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ of Oak Lawn, 9411 S. 51st Ave., will host Vacation Bible School 9 to 11:30 a.m. July 29 to Aug. 2 for children age 4 through those in fifth grade. The theme is “Everywhere Fun Fair.” Cost is $5. Registration: (708) 422-4200.
World Youth Day: The archdiocese of Chicago will hold the Midwest Celebration of World Youth Day from 1 to 11 p.m. July 27 at Marian Catholic High School, 700 Ashland Ave., Chicago Heights. Cardinal Francis George will be the main celebrant at the closing liturgy at 9:15 p.m. Keynote speakers will be Noelle Garcia-McHugh, a World Library Publications recording artist whose topic is “I Praise You for I am Wonderfully Made,” and Pat Rinker, youth ministry director in the diocese of Lansing, Mich., who will discuss “Be Transformed.” Registration: www.youthministry-chicago.org.
Vacation Bible School: Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ of Oak Lawn, 9411 S. 51st Ave., will host “Everywhere Fun Fair” Vacation Bible School 9 to 11:30 a.m. July 29 to Aug. 2 for children age 4 through fifth grade. There will be games, crafts, music and Bible stories. Registration: (708) 422-4200 or wwww.2013.cokesburyvbs.com/pilgrimfaithvbs.
Vacation Bible School: First United Methodist Church of Evergreen Park, 9358 S. Homan Ave., will host Vacation Bible School 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 5 to 9 for children in prekindergarten through sixth grade. “Everywhere Fun Fair: Where God’s World Comes Together” is the theme. Registration: Nicole Zable, (708) 385-1268, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to 2013.cokesburyvbs.com/FUMCEP. Information: (708) 422-8451.
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