"Jack the Giant Slayer" puts a delightful twist on an old fairy tale. The film stars (from left) Ian McShane, Ewan McGregor, Eleanor Tomlinson and Nicholas Hoult. | Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures
Updated: December 16, 2013 6:24AM
Here is a look at news from Southland houses of worship.
Religion news and photos may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Movie Night: This event from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, 1000 S. Washington St., Lockport, features “Jack the Giant Slayer.” The family evening is free and includes candy and popcorn. Information: 1umclockport.org or (815) 838-1017.
Musical Sing-Along: Christmas at Our House, a nostalgic event about the season of giving, will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Assembly of God Church, 18620 Governors Highway, Flossmoor. Free tickets: (708) 957-0986.
Super Bingo: St. Patricia Parish, 9000 S. 86th Ave., Hickory Hills, offers bingo, pull tabs and special games from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Doors open at 11 a.m. Tickets are $20 in advance at (708) 598-5222 or (708) 945-3583 or $25 at the door.
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.
Turkey Tetrazzini Dinner: Thornton United Methodist Church, 712 Chicago Road, Thornton, offers turkey tetrazzini with salad, roll, beverage and dessert from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for ages 10 and younger. Carry-outs will be available. Information: (708) 877-5541.
Holiday Cooking Demonstration: The St. Elizabeth Seton Women’s Club invites all women to a holiday cooking demonstration at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Parish Life Center, 9300 W. 167th St., Orland Hills. Attendees can learn how to make new appetizers for the holidays and will have a chance to sample them. Cost for nonmembers is $5. Information: (708) 364-0016.
50th Birthday Luncheon: The Beverly South Christian Women’s Club celebrates its 50th birthday with a fashion show, speaker and luncheon at noon Thursday at Belvedere Chateau, 8055 W. 103rd St., Palos Hills. Luncheon is $15. Reservations: (773) 233-7949.
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.
Craft Fair: St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 9300 W. 167th St., Orland Hills, hosts a fair-trade store from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 23 and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 24 in the hall. Hundreds of handmade baskets, ornaments, toys, jewelry, teas, coffees, chocolates, musical instruments, candleholders, home decor items and more will be offered. All crafts are created by artisans from developing countries around the world and marketed by Ten Thousand Villages, one of the oldest fair-trade nonprofit organizations. Fresh-brewed fair-trade coffee, chocolates, cookies and olive oils also will be offered.
Thanksgiving Dinner: Hazel Crest Assembly Church, 17801 S. Cicero Ave., Country Club Hills, has its annual pre-Thanksgiving dinner to help feed the less fortunate from noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 23. An open invitation is extended to all families who may be experiencing difficult times. Information: (708) 206-0158.
Bakers Pie Sale: Apple, cherry and pumpkin pies will be for sale after 5 p.m. service Nov. 23 and after 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. services Nov. 24 at Christ Lutheran Church, 14700 S. 94th Ave., Orland Park. All sales are freewill offerings with 100 percent of the proceeds directly benefitting families in need of assistance. Information: (708) 349-0431.
Holiday Craft And Vendor Show: This event is from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 24 in St. Patricia Parish’s Parish Center, 9000 S. 86th Ave., Hickory Hills. Information: email@example.com or (773) 712-0891.
Choir Concert: The 13th annual presentation of George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” is at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 24 in Morgan Park Presbyterian Church’s sanctuary, 2017 W. 110th Place, Chicago. Tickets are $20 for adults and free for ages 12 and younger. The concert will be followed with a reception in Westminster Hall. Information: (773) 779-3355 or firstname.lastname@example.org with “Messiah” in the subject line.
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 email@example.com.
Thanksgiving Day Dinner: This free event is at noon Nov. 28 at Peace Lutheran Church, 1900 E. Lincoln Highway, New Lenox. Those who are alone, in need or would like to spend the holiday in fun and fellowship with others are encouraged to come. Reservations: (815) 485-5327 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers Welcome: Duffel bags to be sent as Christmas gifts to the entire USS Chicago submarine crew now stationed in Guam will be packed by volunteers from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 29 at First Presbyterian Church of Homewood’s Westminster Hall, 17929 Gottschalk Ave. Information: (708) 798-0490.
Christmas Expo: Trinity Lutheran Church, 6850 W. 159th St., Tinley Park, hosts its fifth annual Christmas vendor, crafter and home business expo from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 30 in the gymnasium. Admission is free. Information: email@example.com or (708) 772-3664.
Craft Fair: The Our Lady of Loretto Women’s Guild hosts its annual craft fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 1 at 8925 S. Kostner Ave., Hometown. Cost is $35 per space for vendors, who can apply at (708) 423-4206.
Mass And Healing Service: Infant Jesus of Prague Parish, 1131 Douglas Ave., Flossmoor, presents this service at 7:30 p.m. every first Monday of the month. Information: (708) 799-1234.
Chili Supper: Thornton United Methodist Church, 712 Chicago Road, Thornton, hosts a chili supper with beverage and dessert from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 6. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for ages 10 and younger. Carry-outs will be available. Information: (708) 877-5541.
Santa’s Breakfast And Jamboree: Faith United Methodist Church, 15101 S. 80th Ave., Orland Park, offers visits with Santa, free photos with Santa, crafts, storytelling, puppets and a pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Dec. 7. Registration for photos: faithumcop.org/Jamboree2.php or (708) 444-8560. Breakfast tickets cost $5 for adults, $3 for children and $15 for families up to six people and are available at the door. Information: (708) 444-8560.
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.
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.