First Baptist Church of Tinley Park recently welcomed the Rev. Dale Thompson, former pastor, and a group from Philadelphia Baptist Church, of Arkansas, who led worship services for a few days and gave a Bible to each first-time visitor. | Supplied photo
Updated: November 5, 2013 6:18AM
Here is a look at news from Southland houses of worship.
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FALL RUMMAGE SALE: The United Methodist Women of First United Methodist Church, 10000 Central Ave., Oak Lawn, hosts the annual fall rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Information: (708) 423-1170.
WOW MEETING: The Southwest Suburban Widow or Widowers’ group meet at 7 p.m. Friday at Zion Lutheran Church, 17100 W. 70th Ave., Tinley Park, for a short monthly meeting, entertainment and refreshments. All denominations are welcome. Information: (630) 728-9368.
FALL CRAFT FAIR: Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 15050 S. Central Ave., Oak Forest, conducts a fall craft fair 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. There will be crafters, vendors, raffles, bake sale and food. Information: (708) 687-2170.
OKTOBERFEST: Food with sides, beverages, desserts, carnival games, raffle tables, baked goods and crafts will be available from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Christ Memorial United Church, 2440 York St., Blue Island. Tickets will be available at the door. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for ages 8 and younger.
BREAKFAST MEETING: The United Methodist Men breakfast meeting is at 8 a.m. Sunday at Tinley Park United Methodist Church, 6875 W. 173rd Place. All men of the church are invited for a homemade breakfast. Information: (708) 532-2960 or tinleymethodist.org.
BREADS OF THE WORLD: First Presbyterian Church of Homewood, 17929 Gottschalk Ave., observes Breads of the World on Sunday. Yeast breads, quick breads and flat breads representing as many as 30 countries will be presented during the worship service at 10:30 a.m. for World Communion Sunday. During the coffee fellowship in Westminster Hall after worship, people can sample the breads. Information: (708) 798-0490.
BIBLE STUDY: Women ages 18 and older discuss “When Godly People Do Ungodly Things” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. beginning Monday and continuing on Mondays to Nov. 18 at Living Springs Community Church, 19051 S. Halsted St., Glenwood. Cost for the workbook is $20. Information: (708) 709-0100 or email@example.com.
HEALING SERVICE: Infant Jesus of Prague Church, Flossmoor Road and Leavitt Avenue, Flossmoor, conducts a Mass and healing service at 7:30 p.m. the first Monday of every month at the wheelchair-accessible church.
JOB CLUB: The Beverly Hills Job Club meets from 7 to 9 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at St. Barnabas Church Convent at 101st Street and Longwood Drive, Chicago. The club was established to help people in search of employment. Information: Joan Quinn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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. Oct. 12. 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 Oct. 12 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.
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. Oct. 13 at Congregation Am Echad, 1424 W. 183rd St., Homewood. This program free to the entire community. Information: (708)-249-6194.
MEET AND GREET: Nina Council 3602 Ladies Auxiliary hosts its annual meet and greet at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 13 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. Oct. 13. 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. Oct. 13 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. Oct. 15 and 29 at St. Mary Parish Hall, 227 Monee Road, Park Forest. Knowledge of sewing is not necessary. Information: Jackie Smith, (708) 481-7949.
FUNDING MINISTRY DINNER: Thornton United Methodist Church, 712 Chicago Road, Thornton, hosts a monthly funding ministry dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 16. Stuffed shells with salad, garlic bread, 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. Oct. 16 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. Oct. 17 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. Oct. 17 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. Oct. 17 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 free-will offering will be taken for fundraising to purchase handbells for St. Paul’s music ministry. Information: (708) 423-1040.
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.
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 for church members and the community. Information: (708) 532-2960 or tinleymethodist.org.