A 16-piece string ensemble from Homewood-Flossmoor High School will be part of Calvary Assembly of God in Flossmoor's Christmas at Our House on Sunday. | Supplied photo
Updated: January 7, 2014 6:09AM
Here is a look at news from Southland houses of worship.
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One-Woman Show: The Girlfriends of Calvary Church host Tracy DeGraaf’s one-woman show “It’s a Wonder-Full Life, Laugh Anyway” at 1 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Church, 16100 S. 104th Ave., Orland Park. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Seating is limited. Tickets are $12. The event also includes music, inspiration and fellowship and is open to all women ages 18 and older. Advance tickets are recommended. A limited amount of tickets may be available at the door. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Choir Presentation: Olympia Fields United Methodist Church chancel choir presents its annual Christmas cantata Rejoice Believers at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at 20301 Western Ave., Olympia Fields. Information: (708) 481-5928 or ofumc.com.
Musical And Comedy Presentation: Christmas at Our House, a sing-along, takes place at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Calvary Assembly of God in Flossmoor, 18620 Governors Highway. This one-hour presentation is a nostalgic and humorous look back at the Christmas season and highlights the effects of the holidays on people’s lives now. Information: (708) 957-0986.
Christmas Performance: The First Presbyterian Church of Homewood chancel choir and the Zion Lutheran Church festival choir of Tinley Park perform a Christmas cantata and combined handbell performance at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday at First Presbyterian, 17929 Gottschalk Ave., Homewood. Information: (708) 798-0490 or fpchw.org.
Christmas Craft Workshop: This annual event is from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ, 9411 S. 51st Ave., Oak Lawn. The workshop features Christmas carols, the lighting of the Christmas tree, crafts and the opportunity for children to their own edible gingerbread houses. A Christmas sale with gently used treasures ready for bargain hunters also will be open. Information: (708) 422-4200.
Help Homeless Or Hospitalized Veterans: St. Joseph and St. Aidan Church, 2457 W. Oak St., Blue Island, hosts the sixth annual survival gear drive and Christmas party at 4 p.m. Sunday to help homeless and hospitalized veterans. Attendees should bring new or used jackets, hats, gloves, jeans, hooded sweat shirts, socks, underwear and more for veterans. Information: (708) 528-9862 or email@example.com.
Special Advent Thursdays: Weekday Advent Communion services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday and Dec. 19 at Christ Lutheran Church, 14700 S. 94th St., Orland Park. The Older Wiser Livelier Seniors group will serve a luncheon following each morning service. Information: (708) 349-0431.
Cookie Walk: Zion Lutheran Church, 3840 W. 216th St., Matteson, hosts this seventh annual event from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 14. Homemade cookies and candy will be sold by the pound. Cookie jars, mugs, plates, tins and many more gifts will be for sale. Information: (708) 747-5838.
Cookie And Candy Sale: The Church of the Holy Family, Sauk Trail and Orchard Drive, Park Forest, conducts this fifth annual holiday event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 14. Informations: (708) 748-1100.
Chicago Bronze: Trinity Evangelical Covenant Church, 9230 S. Pulaski Road, Oak Lawn, presents this performance at 3 p.m. Dec. 14. Information: (708) 422-5111, firstname.lastname@example.org or chicagobronze.com.
Holiday Dinner: Entertainment, chicken dinner and dessert will be served Dec. 14 at Tinley Park United Methodist Church, 6875 W. 173rd Place. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for ages 15 and younger at the church office or after Sunday service. Information: (708) 532-2960 or tinleymethodist.org.
Handbell Choir: The Olympia Fields United Methodist Church handbell choir perform at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 15 at 20301 Western Ave., Olympia Fields. Information: (708) 481-5928 or ofumc.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.
Still Night Service: Anyone in the community who wishes for a time of stillness to meditate and pray during the hectic holiday season can gather at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17 in First Presbyterian Church of Homewood’s sanctuary, 17929 Gottschalk Ave. The service includes Scripture, carols, Communion and an optional laying on of hands for a blessing. Information: (708) 798-0490 or fpchw.org.
Quilters Wanted: Trinity Lutheran Church, 9701 S. Brandt Ave., Oak Lawn, seeks a few new members to meet with the Trinity Quilters 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.
Soup R Salad Dinner: All women are invited by the St. Elizabeth Seton Women’s Club to this popular event at 6 p.m. Dec. 18 in the Parish Life Center, 9300 W. 167th St., Orland Hills. Food will be provided, but everyone is encouraged to bring and share their favorite soup, salad, side dish, appetizer or dessert. Cost is $3 for members and $5 for guests. Attendees should bring a wrapped gift worth $10 each if they wish to participate in the grab bag exchange. Information: (708) 364-0016.
Rock Band Presentation: Olympia Fields United Methodist Church rock band Amperage plays at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 22 at 20301 Western Ave., Olympia Fields. Information: (708) 481-5928 or ofumc.com.
Christmas Pageant: The children and youth of Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ, 9411 S. 51st Ave., Oak Lawn, present the Christmas pageant “Live from Bethlehem” at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 22. Information: (708) 422-4200.
Soup Lunch: This event takes place immediately following the 10:30 a.m. Dec. 22 worship service at First Presbyterian Church of Homewood, 17929 Gottschalk Ave. Information: (708) 798-0490 or fpchw.org.
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.
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.
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.