A fitness program and tai chi are available at Faith United Methodist Church in Orland Park. | File photo
Updated: March 15, 2014 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.
Fitness Group: This walking and exercise group meets from 9 to 10 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Faith United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 15101 S. 80th Ave., Orland Park. You will be supplied with a pedometer to record miles and the use of some fun and easy exercise equipment. Information: (708) 444-8560 or email@example.com.
School Open House: St. John’s Lutheran School, 18100 Wentworth Ave., Lansing, hosts this event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. 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. Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. “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. Saturday at Union Evangelistic Baptist Church, 1625 Center Ave., Chicago Heights. Registration fee is $25. Information: (708) 747-6133 or (708) 757-5153.
Tai Chi Program: Faith United Methodist Church hosts this free program from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Fellowship Hall, 15101 S. 80th Ave., Orland Park. Information: (708) 444-8560 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presentation About Abortion: Sponsored by several parishes, this event features Silent No More Awareness Campaign’s Nancy Kreuzer at 7 p.m. Monday 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. Wednesday 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. Wednesday. 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.
Chili Dinner: Calvary Lutheran Church, 11249 S. Spaulding Ave., Chicago, hosts this from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 22. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children. Information: (773) 233-3533.
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.
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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre-Lenten Mission: The Rev. Bob Miller preaches for this event at 7 p.m. March 2 to 4 at Most Holy Redeemer Parish, 9525 S. Lawndale Ave., Evergreen Park. Information: (708) 425-5354.
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 email@example.com.
Celtic Ceili: Queen of Martyrs Parish, 10233 S. Central Park Ave., Evergreen Park, hosts this third event on March 8. There will be a 5K run-2K walk, pancake breakfast, award ceremony, Irish family Mass, traditional Irish fare, Irish soda bread contest, Irish dancers and live entertainment. Tickets are $20 for a family or $10 for a single or couple. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Information: (708) 423-8110 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Basketball Program: Faith Falcons Bitty Basketball takes place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 20 to May 1 at Faith United Methodist Church’s gym, 15101 S. 80th Ave., Orland Park. This free program is designed to introduce ages 4 to 11 to basketball. Registration: (708) 444-8560 or email@example.com.