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Religion Briefs for Feb. 7, 2014

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The St. Elizabeth Seton Church Women's Club hosts an all-you-can-eat Valentine pancake breakfast on Sunday in the Parish Life Center in Orland Hills. | File photo

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Updated: March 8, 2014 6:22AM



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

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

Boot Camp And Zumba Classes: First Baptist Church, 450 University Parkway, University Park, offers these classes from 10:30 to 11:20 a.m. Saturday and each Saturday afterward. The class is free but a $5 donation is requested. Information: (708) 534-2242.

Women’s Prayer Group: Participants can put their faith into practice through prayer, meditation and journaling through this group at 1 p.m. Fridays at the Family Hearth, 32 W. Nebraska St., Frankfort. There is a fee for the cost of journals and materials. Information: formingfaithfulfamilies.com or (708) 334-1988.

Spaghetti Dinner: This second annual youth spaghetti dinner takes place from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 12 W. 34th Place, Steger. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for ages 5 to 11 and free for ages 5 and younger at the door or (708) 754-2345.

Family, Faith And Fun Night: First United Methodist Church, 1000 S. Washington St., Lockport, offers a night of games and fun for all ages from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday in Yeoman Hall. Reservations: (815) 838-1007.

Black Tie Gala: Olympia Fields United Methodist Church, 20301 Western Ave., hosts a night of gourmet food, laughter and live music featuring classical, jazz and rock ‘n’ roll at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $25 for one, $40 for a couple, $50 for a family of three or four and $70 for a family of six to eight. Reservations: (708) 481-5928.

Valentine Pancake Breakfast: The St. Elizabeth Seton Church Women’s Club hosts this all-you-can-eat event from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday 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.

Preschool Registration: Kids & Company Preschool, 339 W. Haven Ave., New Lenox, is accepting registration for the 2014-15 school year for ages 21/2 to 5 until Sunday. Information: (815) 485-9504.

New Church: Services are available at 5 p.m. starting Sunday at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 12642 S. Massasoit Ave., Palos Heights. Information: (708) 762-9303.

Women’s Book Study Group: The Family Hearth, 32 W. Nebraska St., Frankfort, offers this group to help women embrace their pivotal role in the family and society at 10 a.m. Mondays at. There is a fee for the cost of the book study materials. Information: formingfaithfulfamilies.com or (708) 334-1988.

Financial Course: Registration is due Tuesday for David Ramsey’s Financial Peace University’s nine-week course about achieving financial goals through eliminating debt, saving for the future and giving like never before. The course begins at 6 p.m. Feb. 18 at Tinley Park United Methodist Church, 6875 W. 173rd Place. The $93 cost covers the class and materials. Scholarships are available. Registration: daveramsey.com/fpu/locations/org/49365/class/251607.

Scripture Reflection Group: The Family Hearth, 32 W. Nebraska St., Frankfort, hosts this free group at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Participants should bring their Bibles. Information: formingfaithfulfamilies.com or (708) 334-1988.

Women’s Prayer Group: The Family Hearth, 32 W. Nebraska St., Frankfort, hosts this book study and prayer group at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Information: formingfaithfulfamilies.com or (708) 334-1988.

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.

Cancer Support Group: The Family Hearth, 32 W. Nebraska St., Frankfort, hosts this free Christian group for patients and family members affected by cancer at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays. Information: formingfaithfulfamilies.com or (708) 334-1988.

School Open House: St. John’s Lutheran School, 18100 Wentworth Ave., Lansing, hosts this event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 14. Information: (708) 895-9280 or stjlansing.org.

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.

Christian Education Seminar: This 32nd annual Rosie Wells south suburban event features four Christian educators and Bible scholars from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at Union Evangelistic Baptist Church, 1625 Center Ave., Chicago Heights. Registration fee is $25. Information: (708) 747-6133 or (708) 757-5153.

Presentation About Abortion: Sponsored by several parishes, this event features Silent No More Awareness Campaign’s Nancy Kreuzer at 7 p.m. Feb. 17 at St. Bernard Parish, 13030 W. 143rd. St., Homer Glen. Information: (708) 301-3020.

Joy Is Far Greater Than Happiness: The St. Elizabeth Seton Church’s Women’s Club invites all women to a presentation by the Rev. Robert Rohrich at 6:45 p.m. Feb. 19 in the Parish Life Center, 9300 W. 167th St., Orland Hills. Attendees should bring a baby item to donate to the Courage Program, which assists pregnant young women and their families. Information: (708) 364-0016.

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 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.

Soup Buffet: First United Methodist Church, 1000 S. Washington St., Lockport, hosts this annual event from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 22. Several varieties of soup plus crackers, rolls and dessert will be served. Carry-outs will be available. Donation is $6 for adults, $3.50 for ages 3 to 12 and free for age 3 and younger. Information: (815) 838-1017.

The Chicago Association Of Black Storytellers: This Black History Month event is set for 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at Cathedral of Joy Baptist Church Family Life Center, 20401 Western Ave., Olympia Fields. Tickets are $5 for children and $10 for adults. Information: (708) 679-3950.

Handbell Concert: St. Paul Lutheran Church, 4660 W. 94th St., Oak Lawn, presents the handbells and spirit bells of Concordia University from Irvine, Calif., performing their Winter-Ring in the Midwest series at 1 p.m. Feb. 23. A freewill offering will be taken to help offset tour expenses. Information: (708) 423-1040.

Winter Farmers Market: Beverly Unitarian Church hosts this from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 1 at the castle building, 10244 S. Longwood Drive, Chicago. There will be a wide selection of locally grown organic produce and herbs, meat from grass-fed animals, cheese, soups, pestos, baked goods, ice cream, yogurt, fair-trade coffee and cocoa. Local businesses from Chicago’s Beverly community also are expected to participate, offering fair-trade jewelry, accessories, craft items and craft brew. Information: (708) 423-6392 or frannevpk@yahoo.com.

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.

Concert: Soprano Elizabeth Reiter, baritone Jonathan Beyer and pianist Stephen Hargreaves perform at 7:30 p.m. March 7 at the Presbyterian Church in Orland Park, 13401 S. Wolf Road. Tickets are $15 in the church office. Information: (708) 448-8142 or preschurchop@comcast.net.



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