Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ of Oak Lawn will offer ashes to go on Ash Wednesday morning at the SouthWest Service Metra train station in Oak Lawn. | File photo
Updated: April 1, 2014 10:11AM
Here is a look at news from Southland houses of worship.
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Preschool: United Methodist Church Of New Lenox, 339 W. Haven Ave., has openings for 3- and 4-year-olds for the 2014-15 school year of Kids & Company Preschool. Information: (815) 485-9504.
Winter Farmers Market: Beverly Unitarian Church hosts this from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the castle building, 10244 S. Longwood Drive, Chicago. There will be 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.
Farewell Reception: A farewell reception for the Rev. Shawn Nettleton and the Nettleton family follows the Sunday service in the gym of Ledogar Hall at Christ Lutheran Church, 14700 S. 94th Ave., Orland Park. Information: (708) 349-0431.
Spaghetti Dinner: Our Lady of Loretto Women’s Guild hosts an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday in the parish hall, 8925 S. Kostner Ave., Hometown. The menu features spaghetti, meatballs, tossed salad, bread and homemade deserts. Cost is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3 for ages 3 to 9 and free for ages 3 or younger. Information: (708) 636-9415.
Pre-Lenten Mission: The Rev. Bob Miller preaches for this event at 7 p.m. Sunday to Tuesday 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) 799-1234.
Ash Wednesday: Christ Lutheran Church, 14700 S. 94th Ave., Orland Park, has four Communion services with imposition of ashes at 6, 6:45 and 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Ash Wednesday. Information: (708) 349-0431.
Ashes To Go: Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ of Oak Lawn offers ashes from 6:30 to 8:15 a.m. Ash Wednesday at the SouthWest Service Metra train station, 9525 S. Tulley Ave., Oak Lawn. Information: (708) 422-4200.
March Gladness: First Baptist Church, 450 W. University Parkway, University Park, hosts this Worship on Wednesday Revival at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays to March 26. Guest revivalists include the Rev. Frederick Haynes III from Friendship-West Baptist Church in Dallas on Wednesday, the Rev. Alise Barrymore from the Emmaus Community in Chicago Heigts on March 12, the Rev. Michael Pfleger from the Faith Community of St. Sabina in Chicago on March 19, and the Rev. Marcus Crosby from Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church in Houston. Information: (708) 534-2242.
Bible Study: This group meets from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursdays beginning Thursday at Living Word Lutheran Church, 16301 S. Wolf Road, Orland Park. “The Easter Experience” is a DVD-driven study bringing the passion and resurrection of Jesus to life through dramatic storytelling and challenging teaching done in a highly cinematic style. Baby-sitting is available upon request. Information: (708) 403-9673.
Fish Dinner: Our Lady of Loretto Women’s Guild hosts a fish fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Fridays from Friday to April 11 in the parish hall, 8925 S. Kostner Ave., Hometown. The fish inner includes one refill of fish and costs $8. The shrimp dinner costs $9. Both dinners include baked or french-fried potatoes, coleslaw, roll and dessert. The meatless pasta dinner costs $7 and includes a salad and dessert. Additional menu items are macaroni and cheese, grilled cheese, homemade soup, cheese sticks and zucchini sticks. A Loretto’s Luscious Creations bake sale will feature chocolate-covered pretzels, brownies, cookies, mini breads and cupcakes. Information: (708) 334-9724.
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.
Bible Program: Rabbi Ben Kraemer presents the mini-grant program “A Search into How the Bible Came to Be What It Is” from 10 to 11:30 a.m. March 9 at Congregation Am Echad, 1424 W. 183rd St., Homewood. Information: (708) 249-6194.
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.
Lenten Bible Studies: Olympia Fields United Methodist Church, 20301 Western Ave., Olympia Fields, hosts Bible studies on Mondays or Wednesdays throughout Lent beginning at 7 p.m. March 10 or 10 a.m. March 12. Information: (708) 481-5928 or ofumc.com.
Documentary: The new documentary “The 40 Film,” which investigates the affects of abortion in the United States during the last 40 years, is being shown at 7 p.m. March 11 at St. Michael Parish, 14327 Highland Ave., Orland Park. Information: (708) 349-0903.
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.
Sounds Of Spring Concert: Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 15050 S. Central Ave., Oak Forest, offers a performance with pianist Ilya Vanichkin and the Glory Ringers Handbell Choir at 2 p.m. March 15. Information: (708) 687-2170.
Corned Beef And Cabbage Dinner: Olympia Fields United Methodist Church, 20301 Western Ave., Olympia Fields, hosts this event at 11:30 a.m. March 16. Carry-outs will be available. Prices are $10 for adults and $5 for ages 12 and younger. Reservations are required at (708) 481-5928.
Organ Concert: United By Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3240 W. 98th St., Evergreen Park, hosts a Lenten organ concert and hymn sing at 4 p.m. March 16. The concert will benefit Dyskeratosis Congenita Outreach Inc., a foundation that supports patients and families affected by this rare genetic disease. A freewill offering is welcome. Information: (708) 422-6301.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Speakers Forum: South West Interfaith Team presents “Women Who Shaped Our Faith” from 4 to 6:30 p.m. March 23 at the Prayer Center of Orland Park Quran Academy Hall, 16550 S. 104th Ave. Registration is at 3:30 p.m. Information: email@example.com or (708) 253-2834.
Spaghetti Dinner: United By Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3240 W. 98th St., Evergreen Park, hosts this meal and benefit from 4 to 7 p.m. March 29. Donations are $8 for adults, $4 for ages 7 to 12 and free for ages 6 and younger. Maximum family donation is $20. Information: (708) 422-6301.
Craft Fair Help: Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 15050 S. Central Ave., Oak Forest, needs crafters for the spring fair taking place April 5. Applications: (708) 687-2170.