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Religion Briefs for Sept. 13, 2013

OrlPark residents Mollie Tommy Harlenjoy their ride 2012 Fall Fest St. Michael Parish.  |  Supplied photo

Orland Park residents Mollie and Tommy Harlin enjoy their ride at the 2012 Fall Fest at St. Michael Parish. | Supplied photo

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Updated: October 15, 2013 6:55AM



Here is a look at news from Southland houses of worship.

Religion news and photos may be submitted to religion@southtownstar.com.

FLEA MARKET: Our Lady of the Ridge Knights of Columbus Summer Flea Market will be from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 10811 Ridgeland Ave., Chicago Ridge. Breakfast and lunch will be 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 Saturday at the Holiday Inn Chicago Matteson Conference Center. Other celebration activities include Taste of Calvary and Community Day from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 21 and a worship celebration at 10:45 a.m. Sept. 22. Information: (773) 239-4000.

SCOUT ROUNDUP: Olympia Fields United Methodist Church, 20301 Western Ave., will have a Boy Scout and Cub Scout Roundup from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday for boys in first to 12th grades. Information: (708) 481-5928.

CHICAGO FIRE SOCCER CLUB FAITH NIGHT: Join Palos Heights-based Trinity Christian College alumni, students and friends at the Chicago Fire Soccer Club Faith & Family Night at 6 p.m. Saturday 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: 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. Sunday 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, there will be a banquet at Silver Lake Country Club in Orland Park. Information: (708) 349-0431.

GAME NIGHT: Senior high school students are welcome for “1 vs. 100” game night from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Living Springs Community Church, 19051 S. Halsted St., Glenwood. Information: (708) 709-0100.

PALL CLOTH WORKSHOPS: Nina Council 3602 Ladies Auxiliary will have pall cloth workshops from 2 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday 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.

DEALING WITH ANGER: Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ, 9411 S. 51st Ave., Oak Lawn, offers a six-week study series on dealing with anger. Led by the Rev. Peggy McClanahan, the sessions will take place from 7 to 8:15 p.m. starting Tuesday. Information: (708) 422-4200 or office@pilgrimfaith.org.

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. Wednesday for first- to sixth-graders. Each Wednesday to Nov. 13, 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: Cindy Stocker at (708) 448-8142.

SLOPPY JOE: Thornton United Methodist Church, 712 Chicago Road, will host its monthly ministry fundraising dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. There will be sloppy joe with coleslaw, chips, beverage and dessert. Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for ages 3 to 10 and free for ages younger than 3. Carry-outs will be available. Information: (708) 877-5541.

WINE TASTING: The St. Elizabeth Seton Women’s Club will host a wine tasting at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday in the Parish Life Center, 9300 W. 167th St., Orland Hills. Fee is $5. Attendees should bring their favorite wine glass.es Information: (708) 364-0016.

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.

GAMES AND ACTIVITIES: Join fellow junior high students from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Living Springs Community Church, 19051 S. Halsted St., Glenwood, for a big night of games and activities. Information: (708) 709-0100.

SIGHT IMPAIRED: Orland Area Sight Impaired Support for the Visually Impaired meets at 12:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month at Orland Park Church, 7500 W. Sycamore Drive. OASIS provides support and independent living workshops for people who are coping with visual impairment. Information: (708) 460-6573.

DIVORCE AND SEPARATION DISCUSSIONS: These talks from 7 to 9 p.m. start Thursday at Living Springs Community Church, 19051 S. Halsted St., Glenwood. The free discussions will run for 13 weeks and cover topics including divorce and separation. Information: confidential@livingspringscc.org or (708) 709-0100.

FALL FEST: St. Michael Parish, 14327 S. Highland Ave., Orland Park, hosts this four-day festival from Thursday to Sept. 22. The fest features carnival rides, games and activities for ages 1 to 100, “Man Cave” broadcasting live sporting events throughout the weekend and a live entertainment tent. Information: stmichaelorlandpark.info.

RUMMAGE AND BAKE SALE: Christ Lutheran Church, 14700 S. 94th Ave., Orland Park, will have a rummage and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 20 and 21. There will be clothing, jewelry, appliances, toys, tools, household items, books and more. Information: (708) 349-0431.

MOVIE NIGHT: First United Methodist Church, 1000 S. Washington St., Lockport, will conduct movie night from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 21 at Yeoman Hall. The movie will be “Epic.” The evening, which is free and for the entire family, includes candy and popcorn. Information: 1umclockport.org or (815) 838-1017.

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. for the free program. Attendees are asked to bring new white tube socks that will be given to Public Action to Deliver Shelter to help people who do not have homes. Representing the Jewish faith viewpoint will be Rabbi Frederick Reeves, of Kehilath Anshe Maarav Isaiah Israel in Hyde Park. 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 or 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 death really occurs, 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 to 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, a B-17 virtual experience, talks with World War II veterans, automobiles from the 1940s, children’s games, a sing-along, Lollipop the clown and a bake sale including 1940s recipes. General admission is $5. Dinner show and general admission is $20. Reservations are required for dinner and can be made 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 Dressbarn, of Homewood. Tickets are $18. Information: (708) 798-0490.

HARVEST FESTIVAL: United By Faith Lutheran Church, 3240 W. 98th St., Evergreen Park, will host a Harvest Festival from 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.

BOOK CLUB: St. John Lutheran Church’s book club will meet at 3 p.m. Sept. 28 at 4247 183rd St., Country Club Hills, to discuss Max Lucado’s “Facing Your Giants: The God Who Made a Miracle Out of David Stands Ready to Make One Out of You” (Thomas Nelson). Information: (708) 798-4131.

PRE-CIVIL WAR QUILTS: Reservations are due Sept. 29 at (815) 468-1084 or ruthc36@comcast.net for Clarice Boswell’s “Pre-Civil War Quilts: Their Hidden Codes to the Freedom of Slaves Through the Underground Railroad” presentation at 9 a.m. Oct. 5 at Peace Community Church, 21300 S. LaGrange Road, Frankfort. The author of “Lizzie’s Story: A Slave Family’s Journey to Freedom” (AuthorHouse), Boswell is a retired teacher and school administrator. Tickets are $10 and include breakfast.

BREADS OF THE WORLD: First Presbyterian Church of Homewood, 17929 Gottschalk Ave., will observe Breads of the World on Oct. 6. Yeast breads, quick breads and flat breads representing as many as 30 countries will be presented during the worship service at 10:30 a.m. for World Communion Sunday. During the coffee fellowship in Westminster Hall after worship, people can sample the different breads. Information: (708) 798-0490.



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