This museum exhibit of a typical kitchen in the 1940s is among several such exhibits on display at "Life in The Forties," being hosted Sept. 27, 28 and 29 by St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 147th Street and Kildare Avenue, Midlothian. There also will be vintage cars on display, costumed docents, B-17 virtual experience, talks with World War II veterans, children’s games, sing-a-long, Lollipop the clown and bake sale including 1940s recipes. General admission is $5. For information and tickets call (708) 388-4283. | Supplied photo
Updated: October 7, 2013 12:36PM
Outdoor Worship: Living Springs Community Church, 19051 S. Halsted St., Glenwood, will have an outdoor worship service at 10 a.m. Sept. 8 followed by a free barbecue picnic. People should bring lawn chairs or blankets Information: (708) 709-0100.
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.
Rally Day: Faith Lutheran Church, 18645 Dixie Highway, Homewood, resumes 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. services Sept. 8, which is also Sunday School “Rally Day” with activities planned between the services from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Information: (708) 799-1160.
First Responders: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 8659 S. Sayre Ave., Burbank, will have First Responders Appreciation Sunday and a 9/11 Memorial Service at 10 a.m. Sept. 8. Information: (708) 598-8070.
Parish Picnic: St. Liborius will host its annual parish picnic noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Mother Teresa Catholic Academy campus, 24201 S. Kings Road, Crete. There will be food, a band, karaoke, a jump house, children’s games and face painting. Information: (708) 754-1363.
Revival Services: The Lighthouse Church of All Nations, 4501 W. 127th St. Alsip, will host revival services at 7 p.m. Wednesdays in September. Guest speakers include Bishop William Ellis, Bishop William Hudson and Karen Clark Sheard. Information: (708) 385-6020.
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. Sept. 14 at 10811 Ridgeland Ave., Chicago Ridge. 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.
125th Anniversary: Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 14700 S. 94th Ave., Orland Park, will conclude its 125th anniversary celebration with a worship service at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 15 with the Rev. Walter A. Ledogar, pastor emeritus, as the guest speaker. Ledogar served as senior pastor at the church for more than 40 years. The Kapelle Choral Performance Ensemble from Concordia University, Chicago, will provide music at the service. Following the service, a banquet will be at Silver Lake Country Club in Orland Park. Information: (708) 349-0431.
Anger: Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ, 9411 S. 51st Ave., Oak Lawn. is offering a six-week study series on dealing with anger, led by the Rev. Peggy McClanahan, from 7 to 8:15 p.m. starting Sept. 17. Information: (708) 422-4200 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Pall Cloth Workshops: Nina Council 3602 Ladies Auxiliary will have pall cloth workshops 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays Sept. 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.
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.
Wine Tasting: The St. Elizabeth Seton Women’s Club will host a wine tasting event at 6:45 p.m. Sept. 18 in the Parish Life Center, 9300 W. 167th St., Orland Hills. Fee is $5. Bring your favorite wine glass. Information: (708) 364-0016.
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
End Of Life: Bill Beckman, executive director of the Illinois Right to Life Committee will discuss Christian preparation for the end of life at 7 p.m. Sept. 23 at St. Bernard’s Parish, 13030 W. 143rd. St., Homer Glen. Topics include extraordinary vs. ordinary care, attempts to justify hastening of death, brain death, when does death really occur, advance directives, medical assessments and hospice considerations. Information: (708) 301-6952
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, there will be 14 daytime activities including museum exhibits and vintage cars on display, 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. For information and tickets: (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.
Harvest Festival: United By Faith Lutheran Church, 3240 W. 98th St., Evergreen Park, will host a Harvest Festival 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 28. Featured will be a farmers market, pumpkin patch, butterfly release, labyrinth walk, live entertainment, children’s activities and lunch. Information: (708) 422-6301.
Pre-Civil War Quilts: Clarice Boswell will present “Pre-Civil War Quilts: Their Hidden Codes to the Freedom of Slaves Through the Underground Railroad” during a program at 9 a.m. Oct. 5 at Peace Community Church, 21300 S. LaGrange Road, Frankfort. Author of “Lizzie’s Story: A Slave Family’s Journey to Freedom,” Boswell is a retired teacher and school administrator. Tickets are $10 and include breakfast. Reservations due Sept. 29 at (815) 468-1084 or email@example.com.
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