Religion Briefs For Jan. 25
Spaghetti Dinner: The Christian Women’s Fellowship of the Hometown Christian Church, 4340 W. 87th St., will host its annual spaghetti dinner at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 25. The meal will be followed by bingo. Tickets may be purchased at the door and cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 6 to 12 and free for children younger than 6. Information: (773) 582-7744.
Family Fun Night: Celebration Ministries will host a Family Fun Talent Night 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 25 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 4800 Sauk Trail. Information: (708) 748-1995 or www.celebration4.org.
Shabbat Service: At 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at Temple Anshe Sholom, 20820 S. Western Ave., Olympia Fields, the adult choir will sing the Sea-Shirat HaYam, which is sometimes called the oldest known song in history according to a news release. Information: (708) 748-6010.
Pancakes: Faith United Methodist Church, 15101 S. 80th Ave., Orland Park, will host a pancake breakfast 8 a.m. to noon Jan. 26 to raise funds for an Oak Forest family whose home was destroyed by a fire. Cost is $16 per family, $5 for adults, $3 for children younger than 12 and free for children younger than 5. Information: (708) 444-8560.
Chili Cook-Off: St. Paul’s Lutheran School, 330 Highland Drive, Chicago Heights, is hosting a chili cook-off 4 to 6 p.m. Jan. 26, in the school gym. Tickets are eight bowls for $10, four bowls for $5 and $1 per each extra bowl. Baked items also will be available. Information: (708) 754-4493.
Blue Mass: St. Liborius Council No. 14562 of the Knights of Columbus will honor police, fire, EMS and ESDA personnel at a 5 p.m. Mass Jan. 26 at St. Liborius Parish, 35th and Halsted, Steger. The Mass will include an honor guard and bag pipes. Information: Mike Smith (708) 473-2674 or Jim Piacentini (708) 754-9191.
Lasagna Dinner: Tinley Park United Methodist Church, 6875 W. 173rd Place, Tinley Park, will host its annual Lasagna Dinner Jan. 26. Seatings are at 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Cost is $14 for adults and $7 for children and includes salad, lasagna, garlic bread, desserts and beverages. Take-home dinners are $14 and one-half pans are $25. Advance reservations required at (708) 532-2960.
Trivia Night: The Alumni Mothers Club of Brother Rice will hold a Trivia Night Jan. 26 in the Brother Rice Cafeteria, 10001 S. Pulaski Road, Chicago. Check-in begins at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $15 per person. A cash bar will be available for beer, wine, soda and water. Bring your own snacks. Tables of up to 10 people will compete against other tables for prizes. Reservations: Peggy Gannon at firstname.lastname@example.org, Jan Hickey at email@example.com, Marleen Mrozek at firstname.lastname@example.org or www.brotherrice.org.
Polar Bear Picnic: Faith Lutheran Church, 18645 Dixie Highway, Homewood, will hold the youth group’s annual Polar Bear Picnic at noon Jan. 27. Reservations: (708) 799-1160.
Movie Screening: “Band of Sisters,” the journey of Catholic nuns from “daughters of the church to citizens of the world” will be shown at 2 p.m. Jan. 27 at St. Irenaeus Parish, 78 Cherry St., Park Forest. Mary Fishman, director of the movie, will answer questions after the screening. Information: bandofsistersmovie.com/screenings.
Bingo: St. Joseph Parish in Joliet is hosting its next monthly afternoon of bingo 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 27 at St. Joe’s Park, Theodore Street and Raynor Avenue. Information: (815) 727-9378.
125th Anniversary: Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 14700 S. 94th Ave., Orland Park, will celebrate its 125th anniversary this year. The theme for the year will be Celebrate Christ, Celebrate Christ’s Church. The first of four special services planned this year will be at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Jan. 27. The Rev. Dan Gilbert, president of the Northern Illinois District of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, will be the guest preacher. Information: (708) 349-0431.
d’Vine Affair: Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago’s annual d’Vine Affair, A Tasting of Fine Wines, will take place 2 to 6 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W. Jackson Blvd. The annual fundraiser supports Catholic Charities’ self-sufficiency programs that help families. The d’Vine Affair guests will have an opportunity to taste and select from among 250 wines offered by more than 90 vintners from around the world. Two wine appreciation seminars are available with advance reservations. Presentations are set for 1:30, 2 and 2:30 p.m. For an additional cost, there will be an exclusive pre-tasting guided tour at 1 p.m. During the pre-tasting, guests can learn more about the vintners and the wines available. Tickets for the wine tasting and seminars are $125 per person; additional cost for the pre-tasting guided tour is $50 per person. Information: Hillary Fash at (312) 948-6797. Reservations: www.catholiccharities.net/registrations/event/dvine.
Schindler Survivor Featured: The story of Oskar Schindler’s youngest Holocaust survivor will be presented at 7 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Lifetree Cafe located at The Edge Coffee House, 1366 Main St., Crete. The program features a film of Leon Leyson, who was 13 when Schindler put him to work in his enamelware factory near Krakow, Poland. After the war, Leyson moved to the United States. He remained quiet about his wartime experience until the release of the Stephen Spielberg film “Schindler’s List.” Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Lifetree Cafe is a group of people who gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting sponsored by the Crete Reformed Church, 27455 S. Country Lane Information: (708) 672-5400.
The Mormons Next Door: A local leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints will offer a sectarian multimedia presentation, “The Mormons Next Door,” at 7 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Frankfort Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road. Scott Clark serves as president of the Joliet Stake for the Mormon Church, equivalent in structure to a Catholic diocese.
Junior Congregation: At 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1 at Temple Anshe Sholom, 20820 S. Western Ave., Olympia Fields, the fifth grade junior congregation will lead the Shabbat service. Information: (708) 748-6010.
Reel Men Chili Cook Off: The Reel Men of New Life Church, 500 Gougar Road, New Lenox, will host a chili cook off noon to 2 p.m. Feb. 2 with proceeds benefiting the Reel Men’s Kids Fishing Outing held in every summer. Chili taste testing is $2 per person, payable at the door. Contestants should pre-register online by Jan. 26, at www.newlifenewlenox.org/chilicook-off.cfm. There is a $10 entry fee. Chili competitors will be awarded prizes. Information: (815) 462.0202.
Day of Renewal: Living Word Lutheran Church, 16301 Wolf Road, Orland Park, will host a Women’s Day of Renewal 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 2. The Rev. Karl E. Galik, author of “The Love Paradox,” will share insight and experiences during interactive sessions. Cost is $45 which includes a copy of the book, snacks and lunch. Register by Jan. 27 and receive a $10 discount. Reservations: (708) 403-9673.
Pre-Civil War Quilts: Peace Community Church Women’s Breakfast Connection will host “Pre-Civil War Quilts, Their Hidden Codes to the Freedom of Slaves Through the Underground Railroad” by Clarice Boswell at 9 a.m. Feb. 2 at the church, 21300 S. LaGrange Road, Frankfort. Tickets are $10 and include breakfast Reservations due Jan. 27 at (815) 468-1084 or email@example.com.
Phoebe’s Closet: The Theodora Mayo Women’s Missionary Society on behalf of Mayo African Methodist Episcopal Church will open Phoebe’s Closet 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of the month at the church, 20839 Homeland Road, Matteson. They will provide gently used clothing for men, women and children. Information: (708) 503-1400.
Super Bowl Party: St. Patricia Parish, 9050 S. 86th Ave, Hickory Hills, will host its 30th annual Super Bowl Party fundraiser at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 3. Tickets are $30 per person, including big screen viewing of the game, tailgate party food, half-time buffet dinner and beer, wine or soda. Raffle prizes include a Las Vegas trip for two. Tickets: (708) 598 3671 or www.stpatriciaparish.com.
Redefining Diversity: B’nai Yehuda Beth Sholom, 1424 W. 183rd, Homewood, is hosting a community forum and discussion on “Redefining Diversity: Race, Religion and Identity in a Multi-Cultural World” presented by Jeanne McInerney at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 3. The free program will explore new ways to examine identity in a world where the boundaries of race, culture and identity are continually shifting, according to program planners. McInerney, former director of development for Healing Racism Chicago Southland, is an adjunct professor of sociology for Governors State University and is president of Align 20/20. Information: Ellen Kahn, (708) 206-1628.
Healing Service: A Mass and Healing Service will be at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4 at Infant Jesus of Prague, Flossmoor Road and Leavitt Avenue, Flossmoor. The church is wheelchair accessible. Information: (708) 799-5400.
Solutions ‘13 Financial Conference: Solutions ’13, a free conference, will be at Family Harvest Church, 18500 92nd Ave., Tinley Park, 7:15 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 7 and 8 and 9:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 9. Speakers will include Robb Thompson, Garrett Gunderson, Jim Frey, Daniel Anderson and Chris Wallace. Topics will include managing income, personal investment and refinancing a home. Information: (708) 614-6000 or www.familyharvestchurch.org.
St. Patrick’s Day Party: The 26th annual St. Patrick’s Day Party will be March 2 at St. Margaret of Scotland Church, 9837 S. Throop St., Chicago. The party will begin following a 4:30 p.m. Mass. Admission is $25 and includes wine, beer, pop, corned beef buffet, music and a raffle. Information: www.stmargaretofscotland.com.
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