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Religion Briefs for Nov. 1, 2013

Christ Lutheran Church OrlPark will present its annual holiday craft bazaar bake sale Friday Saturday.  |  File photo

Christ Lutheran Church in Orland Park will present its annual holiday craft bazaar and bake sale on Friday and Saturday. | File photo

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Updated: December 2, 2013 12:37PM



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

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Holiday Craft Bazaar: Christ Lutheran Church, 14700 S. 94th Ave., Orland Park, presents its annual holiday craft bazaar and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Information: (708) 349-0431.

Craft And Vendor Fair: This St. Louis de Montfort event is set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Quinn Hall, 8840 S. Ridgeland Ave., Oak Lawn.

Turkey Dinner: St. John’s United Church of Christ, 11100 Second St., Mokena, hosts its annual turkey dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Christian Community Center. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 5 to 11 and $2 for ages 2 to 4. Carry-outs will be available. Information: (708) 479-5123 or stjohnsmokena.org.

Spaghetti Dinner: First Christian Church, 1045 Dixie Highway, Chicago Heights, hosts this 51st annual event from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday. All-you-can-eat salad, spaghetti and bread will be served. Dessert is included. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for ages 4 to 8 and free for younger children. Baked goods and crafts will be on display for purchase. Information: (708) 754-3792.

Jewish Program: Congregation Am Echad, 1424 W. 183rd St., Homewood, presents a free program about the values of the Talmud from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Information: (708) 249-6194.

Mass And Healing Service: Infant Jesus of Prague Parish, 1131 Douglas Ave., Flossmoor, presents this service at 7:30 p.m. Monday and every first Monday of the month. Information: (708) 799-1234.

Children’s Choir 2013-14 Season: Living Word Lutheran Church, 16301 S. Wolf Road, Orland Park, starts this third season. Practices will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays starting on Tuesday. The church also offers a family dinner option for $75 for 22 meals from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays for families who will participate in both choir and confirmation class. Information: (708) 403-9673.

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.

Love and Respect Marriage Video Conference: Living Springs Community Church, 19051 S. Halsted St., Glenwood, conducts this event from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 8 and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 9. No matter how long one has been married, everyone can learn something from this material. Cost is $20 per person and includes all materials. Information: (708) 709-0100 or info@livingspringscc.org.

Craft Fair And Christ Kindle Market: Trinity Lutheran Church, 9701 S. Brandt Ave., Oak Lawn, hosts this annual event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 9. The Christ Kindle Market features professional crafters and vendors, Christmas and fall decor items, candy, nuts, greeting cards and gift wrap, a European bake sale with lots of homemade goodies, raffle prizes and a specialty lunch. Information: (708) 422-0193.

Annual Arts and Crafts Festival: The Presbyterian Church in Orland Park, 13401 S. Wolf Road, Orland Park, presents this event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 9. There will be more than 50 crafters, a bake sale, raffles and a luncheon. Information: (708) 448-8142.

Fall Bazaar: Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 9701 S. Melvina Ave., Oak Lawn, hosts this annual event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 9. There will be crafts, a bake sale, a raffle, Precious Moments items and a white elephant sale. Chili and hot dogs will be sold. Information: (708) 424-1059.

Open House: United Christian Church, 4351 W. 180th St., Country Club Hills, offers a meet and greet with recently hired new minister, the Rev. Cheryl Jackson from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 9. Information: (708) 798-0951.

Beef And Sauerkraut Dinner: Immanuel Lutheran Church, 12 W. 34th Place, Steger, hosts this event from 3 to 6 p.m. Nov. 9. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for ages 12 and younger. Carry-outs are available. Tickets will be available at the door or at (708) 754-2345.

Sausage, Sauerkraut And Potato Salad Dinner: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 330 W. Highland Drive, Chicago Heights, hosts this event from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 9 in honor of Martin Luther’s birthday. Carry-outs will be available. Tickets are $10 for adults and $4 for ages 12 and younger. Tickets: (708) 754-4493, (708) 755-9363 or (708) 755-2581.

Annual Celtic Mass: St. Joseph and St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 2457 Oak St., Blue Island, celebrates a Celtic Mass for St. Aidan at 5 p.m. Nov. 9. Following the Mass, the Rev. Rod. Reinhart will host an open mike night of Irish stories. Information: (708) 528-9862 or revrod@comcast.net.

Craft And Vendor Fair: St. Elizabeth Seton Women’s Club hosts this event from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 10 in the Parish Life Center, 9300 W. 167th St., Orland Hills. Admission is free. Information: (708) 460-6113.

Healing Service: The United Methodist Church of New Lenox, 339 New Lenox Road, offers a healing and anointing service at 10 a.m. the second Sunday of every month. Information: (815) 485-8271.

Parish Mission: The Rev. Charlie Smiech speaks about “Community Life — Renew Your Dreams” at 7 p.m. Nov. 11, 12 and 13 at St. George Church, 6707 W. 175th St., Tinley Park. Information: (708) 532-2243.

Veterans Recognition Program: All veterans and their spouses may attend this event presented by the church youth at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Presbyterian Church in Orland Park, 13401 S. Wolf Road. Patriotic music, a puppet show, junior handbells and Veterans Day readings will be performed. Veterans will be the honored guests. Light refreshments will be served. Information: (708) 448-8142.

Job Club: St. Barnabas Church Convent, 101st Street and Longwood Drive, Chicago, hosts the Beverly Hills Job Club meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. The club was established to help people in search of employment. Information: Joan Quinn at joan.quinn24@yahoo.com.

Gamers In Fellowship Together: Ages 12 to adult can participate in a family and friends game night at 1 p.m. every third Sunday of the month at Faith United Methodist Church, 15101 S. 80th Ave., Orland Park. Information: (708) 444-8560 or faithumcop.org.

Quilters Wanted: The Trinity Quilters from Trinity Lutheran Church, 9701 S. Brandt Ave., Oak Lawn, seeks a few new members to meet from 9 a.m. to noon the third Wednesday of each month. Members make handmade quilts that are sent to Lutheran World Relief each year. Information: (708) 422-0193.

Volunteers Welcome: Duffel bags to be sent as Christmas gifts to the entire crew of the USS Chicago submarine now stationed in Guam will be packed by volunteers from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 29 at First Presbyterian Church’s Westminster Hall, 17929 Gottschalk Ave., Homewood.

Women and Islam Presentation: Rukhsana Hasan, director of gender studies at Fatima Jinnah Women University in Pakistan, speaks at 2 p.m. Dec. 8 at B’nai Yehuda Beth Sholom, 1424 W. 183rd St., Homewood. A question-and-answer session will be included. Information: (708) 799-4110.



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