Parkview Church Motorcycle Club president Mike Hoerler (left) was joined by fellow club members Lisa Hoerler, Terry Elliott, Jan Rompala and Denise Papendik during the third annual CruZin for KidZ with Cancer Motorcycle Run, which raised more than $1,800 to benefit the Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation and childhood cancer patients. | Supplied photo
Updated: October 28, 2013 7:27AM
Here is a look at news from Southland houses of worship.
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LIFE IN THE FORTIES: St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 147th Street and Kildare Avenue, Midlothian, presents Life in the Forties from Friday to Sunday. The weekend begins at 5:30 p.m. Friday 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 Saturday, dinner with music by the Roosevelt Singers will be followed by “An Evening with FDR.” Beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday and noon Sunday, 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., hosts 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.
SEXUAL ABUSE PREVENTION: Living Springs Community Church, 19051 S. Halsted St., Glenwood, presents a free child sexual abuse prevention class from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at. The class will equip parents, child care providers, teachers and anyone who cares about children to better keep them safe from sexual abuse. Attendees will be given realistic information that empowers them to take at least small steps toward protecting children. Due to the subject matter, children are not permitted in the classroom. Information: (708) 709-0100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
RUMMAGE SALE: Friends for Life Church, 1710 Dixie Highway, Flossmoor, presents a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Information: (708) 323-7746.
HARVEST FESTIVAL: United By Faith Lutheran Church, 3240 W. 98th St., Evergreen Park, hosts a Harvest Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Featured will be a farmers market, pumpkin patch, butterfly release, labyrinth walk, live entertainment, children’s activities and lunch. Information: (708) 422-6301.
PET BLESSING: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 8659 S. Sayre Ave., Burbank, presents the fourth annual pet blessing at 2 p.m. Saturday. The service is outdoors or indoors if it’s raining. Donations of name-brand pet food, toys, gently used towels, blankets and bleach will be accepted for an area shelter. Information: holytrinityburbank.org.
BOOK CLUB: St. John Lutheran Church’s book club meets at 3 p.m. Saturday 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.
OCTOBERFEST: Salem United Church of Christ, 9717 S. Kostner Ave., Oak Lawn, conducts its annual Octoberfest at 6 p.m. Saturday. Entertainment is planned along with a roast pork dinner with all the trimmings. Tickets are $13 for adults, $5 for ages 6 to 12 and free for ages 5 and younger. Information: (708) 423-9717.
PIG ROAST DINNER: A Trinity Lutheran Church, 9701 Brandt Ave., Oak Lawn, hosts a pig roast dinner and entertainment from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday at. Cost is $25 in advance or $30 at the door per person. Dinner will include German potato salad, baked beans, macaroni and cheese, beer, wine and beverages. Legend will offer country music and country line dancing. Information: (708) 422-0193.
WOMEN’S RETREAT: Registration is due Sunday for a one-day retreat that includes worship, discussions, personal quiet time, a Panera Bread box lunch and door prizes. The event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 5 at Living Springs Community Church, 19051 S. Halsted St., Glenwood. Cost is $35 and $5 extra to make a craft. Information: (708) 709-0100 or email@example.com.
PRE-CIVIL WAR QUILTS: Reservations are due Sunday at (815) 514-3522 or firstname.lastname@example.org for Clarice C. 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.
PALL CLOTH WORKSHOPS: Nina Council 3602 Ladies Auxiliary presents pall cloth workshops from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Oct. 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.
CHARITY PROJECT NIGHT: Nina Council 3602 Ladies Auxiliary presents a charity and service project night at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mary Parish, 227 Monee Road, Park Forest. The evening will consist of writing letters to men and women in the military and also making pall cloths to send to Haiti and other countries. Refreshments will be served. Information: (708) 481-7949.
SIGHT IMPAIRED SUPPORT: 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.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: The Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Catholic Charities seeks volunteers age 55 and older to provide assistance for local activities. Volunteers can deliver meals to a homebound senior, mentor a child, visit lonely seniors in nursing homes or help coordinate craft projects at a senior center. Catholic Charities will match a volunteer’s interests with available opportunities. Catholic Charities will provide supplementary insurance, mileage and meal reimbursement during volunteer service. Information: (815) 933-7791, Ext. 125.
FALL CRAFT FAIR: Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 15050 S. Central Ave., Oak Forest, conducts a fall craft fair 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 5. There will be crafters, vendors, raffles, bake sale and food. Information: (708) 687-2170.
OKTOBERFEST: Food with sides, beverages, desserts, carnival games, raffle tables, baked goods and crafts will be available from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 5 at Christ Memorial United Church, 2440 York St., Blue Island. Tickets will be available at the door. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for ages 8 and younger.
BREADS OF THE WORLD: First Presbyterian Church of Homewood, 17929 Gottschalk Ave., observes 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 breads. Information: (708) 798-0490.
BIBLE STUDY: Women ages 18 and older discuss “When Godly People Do Ungodly Things” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. beginning Oct. 7 and continuing on Mondays to Nov. 18 at Living Springs Community Church, 19051 S. Halsted St., Glenwood. Cost for the workbook is $20. Information: (708) 709-0100 or email@example.com.
JOB CLUB: The Beverly Hills Job Club meets from 7 to 9 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at St. Barnabas Church Convent at 101st Street and Longwood Drive, Chicago. The club was established to help people in search of employment. Information: Joan Quinn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A SALUTE TO OUR ARMED FORCES: The St. Damian Women’s Club presents A Salute to Our Armed Forces dinner and show, featuring the Legacy Girls, on Oct. 12 at St. Damian Parish’s Grimmel Center, 5250 W. 155th Place, Oak Forest. Doors open at 6:15 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. and the show at 8 p.m. Tickets are $27 and can be purchased by calling Geri McLawhorn at (708) 429-2965.
GAME NIGHT: The St. Elizabeth Seton Women’s Club invites all women to game night including Bunco at 6:45 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Parish Life Center, 9300 W. 167th St., Orland Hills. Attendees can come alone or bring a friend. Fee for guests is $5. Information: (708) 364-0016.