Neighborhood Food Distribution
GARY | The members of Christ Baptist Church Food Pantry Ministry will conduct a food distribution on a first-come, first-served basis, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 4700 E. 7th Ave. Call (219) 938-5504.
Annual Cookie Walk
SCHERERVILLE | A Cookie Walk featuring homemade cookies, ethnic pastries, roshky, and more hosted by Ladies Altar Society will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Descent of the Holy Spirit Orthodox Church, 545 E. 77th Ave. Doors open at 10 a.m. Choose you own cookies and pay by the pound on a first-pick-and-pay basis. Homemade pierogi will also be sold by the dozen. Call (219) 864-4342,
Country and Gospel Show
LOWELL | First United Methodist Church of Lowell will host a Country and Gospel Christmas Show featuring local musicians from 6 to 9 p.m. at 520 E. Commercial Ave. Admission is free and an elevator will provide convenient access for all. Food is available for purchase. Proceeds benefit local mission projects. Call (708) 769-6973 or (219) 765-2088.
Christmas Candlelight Service
GRIFFITH | Hope Church will hold a Christmas Candlelight service with special music, Christmas songs, and a live nativity from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Griffith YMCA Franklin Center, 201 N. Griffith Blvd. Following the one-hour service, there will be refreshments served and a visit by Santa Claus. Bring a camera for photos. Call (219) 595-7495.
Church offers breakfast
MUNSTER | Munster Christian Reformed Church will serve a free breakfast for the community from 7:45 to 9 a.m. at 214 Ridge Road. Join the congregation for good food and fellowship. RSVP not required. Call (219) 836-1400.
Trinity Lutheran Advent Song Service
HOBART | Trinity Lutheran Church Advent song service, Star of Joy, will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. at 900 Luther Drive. Trinity's Vocal Choir and the Quartet will perform. Call (219) 942-2589.
Christmas Bake Sale
MERRILLVILLE | The annual St. Elijah Christmas Bake Sale will feature fresh baked nut rolls, strudels, pastries and bread just in time for Christmas from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.at 8700 Taft St. Call (219) 942-6230 or Millie at (219) 226-1725.
Christmas Eve Services
MUNSTER | Ridge United Methodist Church will celebrate Christmas Eve with three candlelight services at 8607 Columbia Ave. At 5 p.m. children and families will hear the children's choir and a Christmas story, at 9 p.m. the Chancel Choir will perform and at 11 p.m. enjoy a service of special music. Call (219)-838-4770, or visit www.ridgeumc.org. Call (219) 838-4770.
Christmas Eve Service
GRIFFITH | All are invited to join The Calumet Episcopal Ministry Partnership - St. Barnabas Gary, St. Paul Munster, and St. Timothy Griffith as they gather together at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church to celebrate the Christmas Feast on Christmas Eve. The service begins with singing of carols followed by the Christmas Mass at 1115 N. Cline Ave. Call (219) 838-3803.
GRIFFITH | St. Mary Church in Griffith and Pastor, Rev. Theodore Mens invite you to worship on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Christmas Eve mass will take place at 5:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. Dec. 24. Christmas Day mass will take place at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Dec. 25 at 525 N. Broad St. Call (219) 924-4163.