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JustObriecht talks about his new homeless ministry Worthy Work during program OrlPark Reformed Church last week. | Supplied photo

Justin Obriecht talks about his new homeless ministry, Worthy of Work, during a program at the Orland Park Reformed Church last week. | Supplied photo

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Updated: May 20, 2013 7:38PM



Steve Green Concert: Four-time Grammy nominee Steve Green will perform at Trinity Christian College, 6601 W. College Drive, Palos Heights, in the Ozinga Chapel at 7 p.m. April 19. Tickets are $15, general admission, advance purchase; $20 at the door; or $30 for preferred seating with a meet and greet pass. Group rates are available. Tickets: www.itickets.com/events/299229/Palos_Heights_IL/Steve_Green.html. Information: www.trnty.edu.

American Music: An Evening with Ben Sidran, “There Was A Fire,” will be presented at 7 p.m. April 20 at Temple Anshe Sholom, 20820 S. Western Ave., Olympia Fields. Sidran will perform and discuss the Jewish influence on American popular music, through memoir, history, philosophy, sociology, music theory and musician stories. Complimentary coffee and dessert will be offered in a cafe setting. The free program is funded by a mini-grant from the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago. Reservations: (708) 748-6010.

Taste of St. John’s: St. John’s Lutheran School, 4247 183rd St., Country Club Hills, will host the Taste of St. John’s Cook Off at 2 p.m. April 20 in the school gym. Prizes will be awarded. The fundraiser is being hosted by the school PTL. Information: (708) 799-7491.

Free Movie Night: First United Methodist Church of Lockport, 1000 S. Washington St., Lockport, will host its April movie night 6 to 8 p.m. April 20. The movie will be “Rise of the Guardians.” The evening for families is free and includes candy and popcorn. Information: (815) 838-1017 or www.1umclockport.org.

Electronics Recycling: Our Lady of the Ridge, 108th Street and Ridgeland Avenue, Chicago Ridge, will host an electronics recycling event from 9 a.m. to noon April 20. People can drop off computers; household and industrial, medical and office equipment; ink jet and laser cartridges; security and communication devices; and personal electronics. Information: (708) 425-3800.

German Fest: German food, beverages and dancing to the music of the German Band, Paloma, will take place at a German Fest hosted by St. Paul Lutheran Church, 4660 W. 94th St., Oak Lawn, from 4:30 to 9 p.m. April 20. Admission is $7 at the door and refreshments will be available. A presale ticket for $14 includes the price of admission, entertainment and $9 in food and refreshment tickets. Information: (708) 423-1040.

Rummage Sale: The Presbyterian Church in Orland Park, 13401 S. Wolf Road, will have its annual rummage sale 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 20. Information: (708) 448-8142.

Easter Song: The Zion Lutheran Church of Tinley Park’s chancel and festival choirs will present the 2013 Gaither Music composition “Easter Song, A Celebration of Life,” during the 10:30 a.m. worship service April 21 at the First Presbyterian Church of Homewood, 17929 Gottschalk Ave. Information: (708) 798-0490.

Illiana JGS: At 2 p.m. April 21, the Illiana Jewish Genealogical Society will meet at Congregation Am Echad, 160 Westwood Drive, Park Forest. Roslyn Greenberg, a founding member of the society, will present “Using the Yad VaShem database.” Cost is $2. Family memberships in Illiana JGS are $20 per year. Information: http://ijgs.home.comcast.net.

Spring Salad Luncheon: The Christian Women’s Fellowship of Hometown Christian Church, 4340 W. 87th St., Chicago, will host its annual Spring Salad Luncheon at 12:30 p.m. April 24. An assortment of salads and desserts will be offered for the cost of $7 for adults and $3 for children ages 6 to 12. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Information: (773) 582-7744.

Open House: St. John’s Lutheran School, 4247 183rd St., Country Club Hills, will host an open house for prospective students and their families from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 24. Information: (708) 799-7491.

Elie Wiesel: “Jeremiah and His Lamentations” will be presented by Elie Wiesel at 7 p.m. April 25 at Temple Anshe Sholom, 20820 S. Western Ave., Olympia Fields, via satellite from New York City. Wiesel is a Romanian born Jewish American writer, Nobel Laureate, political activist, professor and Holocaust survivor. Reservations: (708) 748-6010.

Open Mic Night: First Presbyterian Church of Homewood, 17929 Gottschalk Ave., will host Open Mic Night for youths from 7 to 10 p.m. April 26. Admission if free. Information: (708) 798-0490.

Rummage Sale: Trinity Lutheran Church, 9701 S. Brandt Ave., Oak Lawn, will have its spring rummage sale 5 to 8 p.m. April 26 and 9 a.m. to noon April 27. Information: (708) 422-0193.

Care Conference: The Church Connection Initiative at Trinity Christian College, 6601 W. College Drive, Palos Heights, will host the Care and Kindness Conference, at 6:30 p.m. April 26 and 8:15 a.m. April 27. Keynote speaker, the Rev. James R. Kok, pastor at Care Ministries from the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, Calif., will present “What Are We Here For? Family First.” Lectures will cover a range of topics including how to care for aging parents, supporting endangered children, how to work toward financial freedom and sharing personal resources. Registration: www.careandkindness.org.

Spaghetti Dinner: Crete Reformed Church, 24755 S. Country Lane, will host a spaghetti dinner fundraiser 1 to 6 p.m. April 27 for Genna Mayes, 23, who is fighting Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Information: (708) 672-5400.

Chicken Fry Dinner: St. John United Church of Christ in Beecher will host its ninth annual chicken fry dinner 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 27 at the Beecher Amvet Hall, 532 Gould St. Dinner includes chicken half, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, coleslaw or applesauce, dinner roll, homemade desserts and coffee or milk. Carry-outs will be available. Tickets, available at the door, are $10 for adults and $5 for children age 10 and younger. Information: (708) 946- 6214.

Spring Luncheon: The Ladies Aid of Immanuel Lutheran Church, 12 W. 34th Place, Steger, will host its annual spring luncheon at 2 p.m. April 27. Cost is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for children ages 12 and younger. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Information: (708) 754-2345.

Spaghetti Dinner: The United Methodist Church of New Lenox, 339 New Lenox Road, will host a spaghetti dinner 4 to 7 p.m. April 27. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $4 for children ages 6 to 14. Proceeds will support the youth summer mission trip. Information: (815) 485-8271.

Game Night: St. John’s Lutheran Church, 4247 183rd St., Country Club Hills, will host family game night at 6 p.m. April 27 in the school gym. Information: (708) 799-7491.

Hymn Festival: As part of its 150th anniversary celebration, First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Blue Island will present a hymn festival called “A Celebration of the Easter Season” at 4 p.m. April 28. Participating musicians include Chris Dederer, guest organist; Sally DuBois, assistant organist; Ellen Devine, choir director; the Midwest Motet Society and the church’s festival choir. The event is co-sponsored by the Northwest Indiana chapter of the American Guild of Organists. A reception will follow. Information: (708) 385-4700.

Anniversary Observance: Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 14700 S. 94th Ave, Orland Park, will celebrate the second of its 125th anniversary services April 28 with guest speaker the Rev. Noble Lach, son of the Rev. Adolph Lach, who served as pastor at the church from 1931 to 1964. A luncheon will follow the 11 a.m. service. Information: (708) 349-0431.

Park Clean Up: On April 28, Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ, 9411 S. 51st Ave., Oak Lawn, will have worship at 9:30 a.m. as usual. However, the formal worship service will last only about 10 minutes and then people will continue to worship by picking up trash at Lakeshore Park in Oak Lawn. Information: (708) 422-4200.

Hunger Walk: The South Suburban Crop Hunger Walk will be April 28 starting at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 18850 Riegel Road, Homewood, with rest stops at Salem Lutheran Church, First Presbyterian Church, St. Paul Community Church and Millennium Park, all in Homewood. A quarter of the funds raised go to local hunger-fighting agencies including Respond Now, Jones Community Center, Rich Township Food Pantry and South Suburban PADS and the rest goes to Church World Service, a world relief agency. Registration for church groups wanting to participate is with Lucy Kokal at (708) 799-7953. Information: www.crophungerwalk.org/homewoodil.

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