Religion Briefs For May 3
Graduation: The Temple Anshe Sholom Hebrew School and Sunday School graduation will take place at 7:30 p.m. May 3 at the temple, 20820 S. Western Ave., Olympia Fields. Information: (708) 748-6010.
Flower Sale: Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ, 9411 S. 51st Ave., Oak Lawn, will have its annual flower sale 3 to 6 p.m. May 3, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 4 and 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 6. Choose from flats, baskets or potted plants. Information: (708) 422-4200.
‘Room For Eddie:’ The Worthwhile Players will present their Spring Murder Mystery Dinner Play “Room for Eddie” May 3 and 4. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church of Worth, 7100 W. 112th St. The evening will include a four-course meal and a four-act play. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for children younger than 12. No tickets will be sold at the door. Reservations: (708) 448-6682 or email@example.com.
Rummage Sale: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 87th and Sayre streets, Burbank, will have a rummage sale 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 3 and 9 a.m. to noon May 4.
Rummage Sale: Christ Lutheran Church, 14700 S. 94th Ave., Orland Park, will have a rummage and bake sale 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 3 and 4. Information: (708) 349-0431.
Faith Fair: The Evergreen Faith in Daily Life Center, 3240 W. 98th St., Evergreen Park, will host its annual Faith Fair 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 4. Featured will be the kick-off of the CommUnity Garden, assorted plants for sale provided by the Alsip Nursery, a craft fair, meditation garden, outdoor Labyrinth tours at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., storyteller and musician Gwen Hilary and Enoch Williamson at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., musical entertainment by Tank and the Beez noon to 2 p.m., bake sale and lunch 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Information: (708) 422-6301.
CommUnity Garden: United By Faith Lutheran Church, 3240 W. 98th St., Evergreen Park, is accepting applications from community groups and residents to lease garden beds for the upcoming growing season. Last year, every bed was rented and hundreds of pounds of produce was grown in the raised boxes, which were built in accordance with American with Disabilities Act guidelines. The garden promotes the use of collected rainwater and repurposed materials. University of Illinois certified master gardener and master composter Kate Bradley will offer workshops and answer questions. Fee is $50 per bed plus a $10 refundable deposit. Information: Robin Huiras, (708) 422-6301 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Informal Church Service: Living Springs Community Church, 19051 S. Halsted St., Glenwood, will start Saturday Night @ the Springs, a casual atmosphere with an informal worship service at 5 p.m. Starbucks and Panera snacks will be available. The evening will include programs for children and a nursery will be provided. Information: (708) 709-0100.
Homelessness: “Homelessness in the South Suburbs” will be the focus of a panel discussion at 1:30 p.m. May 5 at B’nai Yehuda Beth Sholom, 1424 W. 183rd St., Homewood. The panel will include representatives from Public Action to Deliver Shelter, Respond Now, Together We Cope, South Suburban Family Shelter and the Cook County Housing Authority. The moderator will be William Lazarus, an attorney whose practice focuses on personal injury and business disputes. Information: Ellen Kahn, (708) 206-1628.
Healing Service: Infant Jesus of Prague, Flossmoor Road and Leavitt Avenue, Flossmoor, will have a Mass and healing service at 7:30 p.m. May 6, Information: (708) 799-1234.
Tea: The Presbyterian Women of Chicago Heights will host its annual May Fellowship Tea at 1 p.m. May 7 in the social hall of the church at 900 Thomas St. The Chansonettes will entertain with “I’ll Give You the Sun, Moon and Stars.” Information: (708) 481-3754.
Common Ground: Ahmad Sadri, professor of Islamic world studies at Lake Forest College and faculty member at Common Ground, a non-profit organization for the study of religion, philosophy and culture, will present a lecture and discussion at 7 p.m. May 8 at Flossmoor Village Hall, 2800 Flossmoor Road. Information: www.cg.org/Calendar/Satellite/CG-Flossmoor.aspx
Grace Boutique: “by grace boutique,” 67 Bankview Drive, Frankfort, will celebrate its grand opening at 10 a.m. May 9. Proceeds from the upscale resale shop will go to G3 Global Girls for God, a nonprofit ministry to help girls and women. Information: bygraceboutique.com and globalgirlsforgod.com.
Trivia Night: Faith United Methodist Church, 15101 S. 80th Ave., Orland Park, will host trivia night May 10. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Game starts at 7 p.m. Cost is $10. Prizes will be awarded. Proceeds will help pay for a summer mission trip. Registration due May 6 at (708) 444-8560.
Benefit Concert: Tenor Eric Christopher Perry, soloist and chorister at Trinity Episcopal Church in Copley Square, Boston, Mass., will star in a benefit concert for the Good Shepherd Center for exceptional children on May 11 at the First Presbyterian Church of Homewood, 17929 Gottschalk Ave. Dinner featuring a salad bar, shrimp etouffee over rice, cornbread and dessert is at 6 p.m. and the concert is at 7:30 p.m. Perry will perform music from “Les Miserables,” “West Side Story,” “Cabaret” and other favorites. Accompanying Perry will be members of the Homewood-Flossmoor High School Viking Orchestra. Dinner and concert tickets are $25, dinner only is $15 and concert only is $15. Reservations: (708) 798-0490.
Plant, Flower Sale: Grace United Methodist Church, 12739 Maple Ave., Blue Island, will have its annual plant and flower sale 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 11. There will be hanging baskets; flats of annuals, perennials and vegetables; and herbs. Information: (708) 388-5340.
Final Mass: Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th St., Oak Forest, will host its final Mass and Irish breakfast of the season at 10 a.m. May 12. Breakfast is $8. Information: (708) 687-9323 or www.chicagogaelicpark.org.
Outdoor Service: Tinley Park United Methodist Church, 6875 W. 173rd Place, will host an outdoor worship service at 11 a.m. May 12 with Faith United Presbyterian Church, featuring the contemporary Christian rock band, NewFire. Information: (708) 532-2960 or www.TinleyMethodist.org.
Domestic Violence: “When Love Hurts: Ending the Cycle of Domestic Violence” will be discussed at 7 p.m. May 12 at the Lifetree Cafe, 1366 Main St., Crete. Lifetree Cafe is a place where people gather for conversations about faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting sponsored by the Crete Reformed Church. Information: (970) 292-4697.
Seniors: Attorney Bernadette Garrison Barrett, partner in the Barrett & Sramek Law Firm in Palos Heights, will discuss issues related to seniors at 8 p.m. May 13 at the St. George Holy Name Society meeting at St. George School Hall, 6707 W. 175th St., Tinley Park.
Garage Sale: St. John’s United Church of Christ, will have its annual garage sale 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 16 and 17 and 9 a.m. to noon May 18 at the Christian Community Center 11100 Second St., Mokena. Information: (708) 479-5123 or stjohnmokena, org.
Comedy: Hickory Creek Church, 10660 W. Lincoln Highway, Frankfort, will host author Tracy DeGraaf’s one woman show Life Happens, Laugh Anyway at 7 p.m. May 17. Tickets are $13. Tickets can be purchased at the church or at Evilena’s Red Dresser, 59 W. Bankview Drive, Frankfort. Information: (815) 469-9496.
Movie Night: First United Methodist Church of Lockport, 1000 S. Washington St., will host a free movie night 6 to 8 p.m. May 18. The movie will be “Parental Control.” The family evening includes candy and popcorn. Information: (815) 838-1017 or www.1umclockport.org.
Arts and Crafts Sought: Artists and craftsmen can reserve selling space for the 38th annual “Old Campground Festival” slated for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 22. The event, sponsored by the United Methodist Church of New Lenox will take place outdoors at the wooded campgrounds just off U.S Route 30 in New Lenox. The fee for a 12-foot by 15-foot space is $45 or $50 to park in space. Application forms may be obtained by mailing a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1289, New Lenox, 60451. Information: (815) 485-8271, Ext. 52.
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