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Religion Briefs for Jan. 17, 2014

First United Methodist Church Lockport will screen 'Monsters University' Saturday.  |  Phocourtesy Disney-Pixar

First United Methodist Church in Lockport will screen "Monsters University" on Saturday. | Photo courtesy of Disney-Pixar

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Updated: February 18, 2014 6:24AM



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

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

Movie Night: First United Methodist Church, 1000 S. Washington St., Lockport, offers this event from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. The movie will be “Monsters University.” The evening is free for the family and includes candy and popcorn. Information: 1umclockport.org or (815) 838-1017.

Community Choir: The Beverly/Morgan Park Community Choir is recruiting singers for its 2014 season. Rehearsals are from 3 to 5 p.m. Sundays beginning Sunday at Immanuel United Church of Christ, 9815 S. Campbell Ave., Evergreen Park. Sheet music is provided. Information: (773) 779-7387 or bmpcchoir@gmail.com.

Children’s Activities Program: The Presbyterian Church in Orland Park, 13401 S. Wolf Road, presents Welcome on Wednesdays: Arts for Kids from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays from Wednesday to March 19. Children in grades one to six are welcomed for art projects, music and games, a bowling outing and a grand finale celebration. Cost is $50 for the entire program. Registration: (708) 448-8142 or pcorlandpark.org.

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.

Spaghetti Dinner And Bingo: The Christian Women’s Fellowship of the Hometown Christian Church, 4340 W. 87th St., Chicago, hosts this annual event at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 24. Tickets at the door are $6 for adults, $3 for ages 6 to 12 and free for younger than age 6. Information: (773) 582-7744.

Blessings For Children: Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ, 9411 S. 51st Ave., Oak Lawn, blesses children younger than age 5 during the annual Candelmas celebration at the 9:30 a.m. worship service on Jan. 26. Information: (708) 422-4200.

Sermon On The Mount: Tickets for this Frank Runyeon performance are $10 and may be purchased after weekend Masses to Jan. 26 at St. Kieran Catholic Church, 724 W. 195th St., Chicago Heights, or (708) 755-3986. St. Kieran’s Woman’s Club hosts this event set for 1 p.m. Jan. 26.

Afternoon Of Encouragement: Registration is due Jan. 26 for an afternoon of encouragement for women set for 12:30 to 3 p.m. Feb. 8 at Living Springs Community Church, 19051 S. Halsted St., Glenwood. The Giggle Girls, guest speakers, surprises and prizes will be part of the free event. No registration will be accepted at the door. Attendees should bring an item for the food pantry. Information: info@livingspringscc.org.

Discovering Disabilities Viewing: Lutheran Special Education Ministries and Christ Lutheran Church, 14700 S. 94th Ave., Orland Park, offers this event to help raise awareness of specific disabilities and explore the unique strengths of individuals with disabilities. A viewing of “The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia” kicks off at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 27. There will be a general discussion and time for some questions and answers. Information: lsem@luthsped.org or (888) 488-5736.

Comedy Show: Southbridge Church, 15500 73rd Ave., Orland Park, hosts Tracy DeGraaf’s “Life Happens, Laugh Anyway,” a 90-minute comedy event for women ages 18 and older, at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 31. Seating is limited. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door and $10 each for groups of 10 or more. Tickets can be purchased at Evilena’s Red Dresser and By Grace Boutique, 59 & 67 W. Bankview Drive, Frankfort. Information: (708) 691-5091.

Open House: St. Patricia School offers a tour to meet with students, faculty, staff and parents to get a better sense of what the school has to offer one’s family. Tours run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 2 at 9000 S. 86th Ave., Hickory Hills. Information: (708) 598-8200 or stpatriciaparish.com.

Super Bowl Fundraiser: The 31st annual St. Patricia Parish Super Bowl Party fundraiser will be on Feb. 2 in the Parish Center, 9000 S. 86th Ave., Hickory Hills. The event includes a tailgate party, theater-size big screens and prize raffles with a huge grand prize. Presale tickets and table reservations are encouraged. Presale admission donation is $30. Information: (708) 598-5222.

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) 799-5400.

Valentine Pancake Breakfast: The St. Elizabeth Seton Women’s Club hosts this all-you-can-eat event from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 9 in the Parish Life Center, 9300 W. 167th St., Orland Hills. Tickets are $7 for adults, $6 for children and seniors and free for ages 3 or younger. Raffle tickets will be available for prizes. Information: (708) 364-0016.

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.

Bible Seminar: Orland Park Christian Reformed Church, 7500 Sycamore Drive, hosts a two-day seminar with well-known speaker and author Ray Vander Laan from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 14 and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 15. “Your Kingdom Come: The Ministry of Jesus in Its First Century Setting” will offer a greater understanding of the message of the Bible in light of its Jewish context. Registration: orlandchurch.com or (708) 532-4900.

Preschool Registration: Trinity Lutheran Preschool, 9701 S. Brandt Ave., Oak Lawn, begins its open registration for the 2014-15 school year from 7 to 8 p.m. Feb. 19. Information: (708) 422-0193.

Men’s Conference: Orland Park Christian Reformed Church, 7500 W. Sycamore Drive, invites males ages 13 and older to attend the Iron Sharpens Iron National Men’s Equipping Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 4:55 p.m. Feb. 22. This conference offers 16 different seminars, group worship time, exhibitors and resources designed to help build men up as individuals and to equip them to minister to other men in their lives. Registration: focalpointministries.net or (708) 532-4900.



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