Religion Briefs for Aug. 30, 2013
August 29, 2013 1:50PM
Sisters, Allison and Katie McDaniel, from Oak Forest, make scent bags during the recent Family Fun Day at Calvary Church in Orland Park. The church offered a spa room where girls and moms took advantage of free services. About 750 visitors attend the annual event. | Supplied photo
Updated: October 1, 2013 6:21AM
Here is a look at news from Southland houses of worship.
Anniversary Celebration: First Baptist Church of University Park, 450 University Parkway, will celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Rev. Reginald W. Williams Jr.’s ministry at the church, Aug. 30 to Sept. 1. A Gospel Explosion Musical will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 30 at the church. At 6 p.m. Aug. 31, there will be a banquet at the Calumet Country Club, 175th Street and Western Avenue, Homewood. Tickets are $45. The 10:15 a.m. worship service on Sept. 1 will feature guest speaker the Rev. Matthew W. Williams. Information: (708) 534-2242.
Healing Service: Infant Jesus of Prague, Flossmoor Road and Leavitt Avenue, Flossmoor, will have a Mass and healing service at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 2. Information: (708) 799-12348.
Pall Cloth Workshops: Nina Council 3602 Ladies Auxiliary will have pall cloth workshops 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays Sept. 3 and 17, and Oct. 1, 15 and 29 at St. Mary Parish Hall, 227 Monee Road, Park Forest. Knowledge of sewing is not necessary. Information: Jackie Smith, (708) 481-7949.
AWANA: Oak Lawn Bible Church, 9435 S. 54th Ave., will start its AWANA Club program Sept. 4. The weekly club for children in preschool through fifth grades focuses on building a foundation for faith and meets Wednesday nights from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The clubs by age groups are Cubbies, Sparks and Truth and Training. Sixth-graders through high school age students can join Collide. Children need not be members of the church to attend. An adult Bible Study group also meets. Information: (708) 857-9800 or www.oaklawnbible.org.
Religious Education: Registration has started for St. Joseph Parish Religious Education classes for students in first through eighth grades. The classes will be 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Sundays beginning Sept. 8 at St. Joseph School, 5641 S. 73rd Ave., Summit. The classes are designed for students who do not attend a parochial school on weekdays and who want to learn about the Catholic faith or study to receive the sacraments of first communion or confirmation. Information: (708) 359-7969 or www.StJosephRE.com.
Church Picnic: Olympia Fields United Methodist Church, 20301 Western Ave., will have its Sunday School Kickoff and Church Picnic Sept. 8 starting with a worship service at 9:30 a.m., Sunday school for all ages at 11 a.m. and a picnic at noon. Information: (708) 481-5928.
Rally Day: The United Methodist Church of New Lenox, 339 W. Haven Ave., will have Rally Day noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 8. There will be games, face-painting, entertainment and food. The Mayor of Storyville will encourage children’s creativity at 1 p.m. and Deception’s End will perform rock music with a message at 3 p.m. Hotdogs will be available for a $1 with chips at 25 cents and soda at 50 cents. Information: (815) 485-8271.
Rally Day: Salem United Church of Christ, 9717 S. Kostner Ave., Oak Lawn, will celebrate Rally Day Sept. 8 with an outdoor church service at 10 a.m. followed by a picnic, face-painting, games, bingo and entertainment by “Circus Boy.” Information: (708) 423-9717.
Kick-Off Sunday: First Presbyterian Church of Homewood, 17929 Gottschalk Ave., will kick off Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 8 as students meet with their new teachers. The teachers will be commissioned during the 10:30 a.m. worship service followed by the Heavenly Perks Coffee Fellowship Hour outdoors on the front porch sponsored by the C.E. Ministry Team. Information: (708) 798-0490.
Reunion Sunday: Sept. 8 is God’s Family Reunion Sunday at Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ, 9411 S. 51st Ave., Oak Lawn. The 9:30 a.m. worship service will include a welcome for new and returning worshipers along with a presentation by the children and youth of the congregation. After the opening part of the service, children will be dismissed for the first day of Sunday School. Food treats and fellowship will follow the service. Information: (708) 422-4200.
Rally Day: Rally Day on Sept. 8 marks the fall start of Sunday School at the First United Methodist Church of Oak Lawn, 100th Street and Central Avenue. After a “cool” meal at 9 a.m., people will meet in the sanctuary for the introduction of the Sunday School staff. Information: (708) 423-1170.
Car Show: Orland Park Church, 7500 W. Sycamore Drive, will host a family classic car show 5 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11. In addition to the show, there will be games for children and food. Information and car registration: www.orlandchurch.com.
Scout Roundup: The Olympia Fields United Methodist Church, 20301 Western Ave., will have a Boy Scout and Cub Scout Roundup from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 14 for boys in first to 12th grades. Information: (708) 481-5928.
Flea Market: Our Lady of the Ridge Knights of Columbus 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 Sept. 14 and Oct. 12. Breakfast and lunch are available. Information:(708) 425-3800.
90th Anniversary: In observance of its 90th anniversary, Mount Calvary Baptist Church 1259 W. 111th St., Chicago, will have a fellowship banquet at noon Sept. 14 at the Matteson Holiday Inn. Other celebration activities include Taste of Calvary and Community Day noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 21 and worship celebration at 10:45 a.m. Sept. 22. Information: (773) 239-4000.
Chicago Fire Soccer Club Faith Night: Join Palos Heights-based Trinity Christian College alumni, students and friends at the Chicago Fire Soccer Club Faith and Family Night at 6 p.m. Sept. 14 at Toyota Park in Bridgeview. The Trinity ticket price includes pizza and beverages at the tailgate party, the soccer match and postgame testimonies from Chicago Fire captain Logan Pause and teammate Wells Thompson. Prices are $22 for adults and $17 for children. Tickets are at https:Connect.trnty.edu/chicagofire.
Arts For Kids: The Presbyterian Church, 13401 S. Wolf Road, Orland Park, will offer W.O.W. Arts for Kids from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept 18 through Nov. 13, for children in first through sixth grades. Each week, the children will participate in games, music, art projects and have a pizza supper. Cost per family is $50 for one child and $25 for each additional child. Registration is with Cindy Stocker at (708) 448-8142.
Sloppy Joe: Thornton United Methodist Church, 712 Chicago Road, will host its monthly ministry fundraising dinner 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 18, featuring sloppy joe with cole slaw, chips, beverage and dessert. 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.
Interfaith Forum: The SouthWest Interfaith Team will host its fall forum, “How Interfaith Relations Affect Our Lives and Community,” from 3 to 6 p.m. Sept. 22 at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 9300 W. 167th St., Orland Park. Registration is at 2:30 p.m. and the program is free of charge. People are asked to bring new white tube socks that will be given to PADS to help people who do not have homes. Representing the Jewish faith viewpoint will be Rabbi Frederick Reeves, KAM Isaiah Israel, Hyde Park; and offering the Christian viewpoint will be the Rev. Terry Baeder, director of field education at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and past chairman of SWIFT. Imam Kareem Irfan, interfaith relations leader and past president of the Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago will present the Muslim viewpoint. The forum is designed to be an informative event that enables discussions not debates, organizers said. Information: (708) 717-3908 orwww.swiftinterfaith.org
Life In The Forties: St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 147th Street and Kildare Avenue, Midlothian, will present “Life In The Forties” Sept. 27, 28 and 29. The weekend begins at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 27 with a 1940s house and museum display followed by dinner with music by the Roosevelt Singers and a performance by “Those Were the Days Radio Players.” On Sept. 28, dinner with music by the Roosevelt Singers will be followed by “An Evening with FDR.” Beginning at 10 a.m. Sept. 28 and noon Sept. 29, activities include the house and museum displays, costumed docents, B-17 virtual experience, talks with World War II veterans, automobiles from the 1940s, children’s games, sing-a-long, Lollipop the clown and bake sale including 1940s recipes. General admission is $5. Dinner show and general admission is $20. Reservations required for dinner at (708) 388-4283.
Fashion Show: The Women’s Association of the First Presbyterian Church of Homewood, 17929 Gottschalk Ave., will host its annual Fall Fantasy Dinner and Fashion Show at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27 in Westminster Hall at the church. The fashions will be from The Dress Barn of Homewood. Tickets are $18. Information: (708) 798-0490.
Book Club: The book club at St. John Lutheran Church, 4247 183rd St., Country Club Hills, will meet at 3 p.m. Sept. 28 to discuss Max Lucado’s “Facing Your Giants.” Information: (708) 798-4131.