Religion Briefs for Oct. 11, 2013
Here is a look at news from Southland houses of worship.
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ITALIAN DINNER: St. John’s Lutheran Church and School, 4231 183rd St., Country Club Hills, hosts an Italian dinner featuring an appetizer, salad, chicken mozzarella, sausage and peppers, dessert and beverages at 6 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $15 for adults, $7.50 for ages 5 to 12 and free for ages younger than 5. Reservations: (708) 798-4131.
A SALUTE TO OUR ARMED FORCES: The St. Damian Women’s Club presents A Salute to Our Armed Forces dinner and show, featuring the Legacy Girls, on Saturday at St. Damian Parish’s Grimmel Center, 5250 W. 155th Place, Oak Forest. Doors open at 6:15 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. and the show at 8 p.m. Tickets are $27 and can be purchased by calling Geri McLawhorn at (708) 429-2965.
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.
HEBREW BIBLE STUDIES: A four-part series about the Hebrew Bible begins with a program about the book of Job from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Congregation Am Echad, 1424 W. 183rd St., Homewood. This program is free to the entire community. Information: (708) 249-6194.
PUMPKIN PATCH: Beginning Sunday and continuing to Oct. 31, First United Methodist Church, 10000 Central Ave., Oak Lawn, hosts its annual pumpkin patch from noon to dusk Sundays and 10 a.m. to dusk Mondays to Saturdays. Included will be a huge selection of pumpkins, a variety of gourds, Indian corn and strawberry corn, tractor rides for the children and a craft and gift tent. Information: (708) 423-1170.
MEET AND GREET: Nina Council 3602 Ladies Auxiliary hosts its annual meet and greet at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Irenaeus Church’s school building, 78 Cherry St., Park Forest. All Christian ladies age 18 and older can participate in a light brunch and learning about the organization. Information: (708) 747-0105 or (708) 821-8759.
50’S DINER: Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 8607 S. Narragansett Ave., Burbank, presents its annual 50’s Diner from noon to 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The teens of the church will be dressed in their 1950s attire, and attendees can join them for music and refreshments. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Information: (708) 599-4780.
SPAGHETTI DINNER: Knights of Columbus Council 967 presents A Taste of Italia spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at St. Fabian Parish’s Kash Hall, 8300 S. Thomas Ave., Bridgeview. Dinner includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread and butter, free coffee and one free dessert ticket. Extra dessert tickets, beer, pop, wine and water will be available for purchase. Discounted presale tickets are available at St. Fabian Church after all Saturday and Sunday Masses or by calling (708) 598-8971. At-the-door tickets are $12 for adults, $11 for seniors, $7 for children and free for ages 3 and younger. Information: kofc967.org.
PALL CLOTH WORKSHOPS: Nina Council 3602 Ladies Auxiliary presents pall cloth workshops from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Oct. 29 at St. Mary Parish Hall, 227 Monee Road, Park Forest. Knowledge of sewing is not necessary. Information: Jackie Smith, (708) 481-7949.
QUILTERS WANTED: The Trinity Quilters from Trinity Lutheran Church, 9701 S. Brandt Ave., Oak Lawn, seeks a few new members to meet from 9 a.m. to noon the third Wednesday of each month. Members make handmade quilts that are sent to Lutheran World Relief each year. Information: (708) 422-0193.
FUNDING MINISTRY DINNER: Thornton United Methodist Church, 712 Chicago Road, Thornton, hosts a monthly funding ministry dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Stuffed shells with salad, garlic bread, a beverage and dessert will be served. Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for ages 3 to 10 and free for ages younger than 3. Carry-outs are available. Information: (708) 877-5541.
GAME NIGHT: The St. Elizabeth Seton Women’s Club invites all women to game night including Bunco at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday in the Parish Life Center, 9300 W. 167th St., Orland Hills. Attendees can come alone or bring a friend. Fee for guests is $5. Information: (708) 364-0016.
COUNTRY FAIRE AND LUNCHEON: The Beverly South chapter of Christian Women’s Club hosts a Country Faire and luncheon from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at Belvedere Chateau, 8055 W. 103rd, Palos Hills. Entrance is free, but luncheon and program cost $15. Reservations are required at (773) 233-7949.
SIGHT IMPAIRED SUPPORT: Orland Area Sight Impaired Support for the Visually Impaired meets at 12:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month at Orland Park Church, 7500 W. Sycamore Drive. OASIS provides support and independent living workshops for people who are coping with visual impairment. Information: (708) 460-6573.
WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION MEETING: First Presbyterian Church of Homewood, 17929 Gottschalk Ave., hosts the Women’s Association meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday in Westminster Hall. The program will be Love Letters, a craft project for making cards to send to children facing life-threatening illness. Dessert will be served for $2. Information: (708) 798-0490.
PIPE ORGAN CONCERT: Minister of music Jonathan Swett performs a pipe organ concert at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 4660 W. 94th St., Oak Lawn. The show will feature “Hymnthology,” a display of the beauty, power and drama inherent in 10 beloved hymn tunes. A freewill offering will be taken for fundraising to purchase handbells for St. Paul’s music ministry. Information: (708) 423-1040.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: The Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Catholic Charities seeks volunteers age 55 and older to provide assistance for local activities. Volunteers can deliver meals to a homebound senior, mentor a child, visit lonely seniors in nursing homes or help coordinate craft projects at a senior center. Catholic Charities will match a volunteer’s interests with available opportunities. Catholic Charities will provide supplementary insurance, mileage and meal reimbursement during volunteer service. Information: (815) 933-7791, Ext. 125.
HEBREW BIBLE STUDIES: A four-part series about the Hebrew Bible continues with a program about the book of Ecclesiastes from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 20 at Congregation Am Echad, 1424 W. 183rd St., Homewood. This program is free and open to the community. Information: (708) 249-6194.
GAMERS IN FELLOWSHIP TOGETHER: Beginning Oct. 20, ages 12 to adult can participate in a family and friends game night at 1 p.m. every third Sunday of the month at Faith United Methodist Church, 15101 S. 80th Ave., Orland Park. Information: (708) 444-8560 or faithumcop.org.
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.
WORK DAY: The trustees host their annual all-church work day at 9 a.m. Oct. 26 at First Presbyterian Church of Homewood, 17929 Gottschalk Ave. Attendees should come dressed for cleaning or gardening. A light lunch will be provided. Information: (708) 798-0490.
HOLIDAY CRAFT & VENDORS FAIR: Salem United Church of Christ, 9717 S. Kostner Ave., Oak Lawn, hosts this free event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 26. There will be a variety of crafters, vendors, raffles, bakery items, a nearly-new room, books and food. Information: (708) 424-7109.
RUMMAGE SALE: Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 8607 S. Narragansett Ave., Burbank, hosts its annual rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 26 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 27. Information: (708) 599-4780.
SPAGHETTI DINNER: Angels on Assignment hosts an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner and festivities from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 26 at Crete Reformed Church, 24755 S. Country Lane. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Advance tickets: (708) 672-1500.
HARVEST HOOT FALL CELEBRATION: After the service at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 27 at Tinley Park United Methodist Church, 6875 W. 173rd Place, there will be homemade chili, a potluck and treats for children. The event is for church members and the community. Information: (708) 532-2960 or tinleymethodist.org.
FALL FESTIVAL AND TRUNK OR TREAT: Food, fellowship and fun are set for 3 to 6 p.m. Oct. 27 at Palos Evangelical Lutheran Church, 12424 S. 71st Court, Palos Heights. This is a safe Christian family alternative to door-to-door trick-or-treating. Events will include congregation members hosting trunk or treating in the church parking lot and a costume parade with prizes and games for the children. Information: (708) 448-2761 or paloslutheran.org.
TRUNKS OF TREATS: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 330 W. Highland Drive, Chicago Heights, hosts this event from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 27 in the parking lot. Information: (708) 754-4493.
TURKEY DINNER: St. John’s United Church of Christ, 11100 Second St., Mokena, hosts its annual turkey dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Christian Community Center. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 5 to 11 and $2 for ages 2 to 4. Carry-outs will be available. Information: (708) 479-5123 or stjohnsmokena.org.
CRAFT FAIR AND CHRIST KINDLE MARKET: Trinity Lutheran Church, 9701 S. Brandt Ave., Oak Lawn, hosts this annual event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 9. The Christ Kindle Market features professional crafters and vendors, Christmas and fall decor items, candy, nuts, greeting cards and gift wrap, a European bake sale with lots of homemade goodies, raffle prizes and a specialty lunch. Information: (708) 422-0193.
ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR: The Presbyterian Church in Orland Park, 13401 S. Wolf Road, hosts this event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 9. Information: (708) 448-8142.
(EDITED 10/21) FALL BAZAAR: Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 9701 S. Melvina Ave., Oak Lawn, hosts this annual event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 9. There will be crafts, a bake sale, a raffle, Precious Moments items and a white elephant sale. Chili and hot dogs will be sold. Information: (708) 424-1059.