Religion briefs

2012-12-01T00:00:00Z Religion briefs
December 01, 2012 12:00 am  • 


Advent morning of reflection

WHITING | The Whiting/Robertsdale Faith Enrichment Committee will hold its Advent morning of spiritual refreshment on Preparing Our Hearts for Christmas from 8:45 to 11:30. The Rev. Kevin Scalf, St. John Church associate pastor, will be the guest speaker at the Rose Room of Sacred Heart Church, 1739 LaPorte Ave. Call (219) 659-4138.

Two-day bazaar planned

MILLER | St. Mary of the Lake Church will hold a two-day bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and Sunday at Lessard Hall, 6060 Miller Ave. There will be new items, homemade baked goods. Lunch will be available. Call (219) 938-0913.

Cookie walk, craft fair

WESTVILLE | Westville United Methodist Church will hold its ninth annual cookie walk and craft fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Family Life Center, 154 W. Main St. Call (219) 325-8503 or (219) 608-4747.

Feeding the Flock

MERRILLVILLE | Several churches partner to serve a free community meal and fellowship from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, 7898 Taft St. Call (219) 736-0707 or visit

Yule bazaar, cookie sale

GRIFFITH | Griffith United Methodist Women will host its annual Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. to noon at 400 W. 44th Place. Enter on 44th St. and proceed downstairs. Handcrafted gifts made by the Krafty Ladies and gently used Trash and Treasures will be offered for sale both days. Homemade cookies will be available for $7 a pound. Call (219) 924-7312.

Holiday goodies and crafts

CROWN POINT | Southlake Christian Church is having its annual Holiday Goodies & Crafts event featuring fresh baked goodies, handmade candies and crafts from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 501 Pratt St. E-mail

At home parties fair

HAMMOND | Woodmar United Methodist Church will host an at home party from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 7320 Northcote Ave. $1 admission. Call (219) 844-3030.

Vendor event, bake sale

PORTAGE | St. Peter Lutheran Church will hold its seventh annual Christmas vendor event and bake sale from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 6540 Central Ave. Call (219) 763-4065.

Cookie and novelty sale

HAMMOND | Our Lady of Fatima at St. Casimir Church will hold its annual Cookie & Novelty Sale along with its Santa's Second Hand Corner from noon to 5 p.m. at 4329 Cameron Ave. Homemade assorted cookies will be available for $5. There will be novelty and crafts items for sale as well as many items to be raffled. Call (773) 569-9487.

Live Nativity drive-thru staged

KOUTS | A live, outdoor, drive-thru Christmas Nativity will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at Kouts Christian Church, 208 S. Polland. Six scenes with live actors, camels, donkeys, sheep and goats. The Journey begins with the prophecy of Jesus Christ in the book of Isaiah and ends with Jesus' birth in Bethlehem. Come and see a live rendition of the journey of the Magi, the appearance of angels to shepherds and Christ's birth in a humble stable. Victorian Christmas Carolers also will be on hand. Call (219) 242-4485.


Muslim community welcome

HAMMOND | Hessville Bible Church welcomes the Muslim community to learn along with its congregation the teachings of Jesus. A study on the Old Testament begins with Sunday morning services at 11 at 6518 Grand Ave. Call (219) 844-8900.

Junior high student group

MUNSTER | EPIC Junior High Student Ministries, for students from sixth to eighth grades, meets from 4 to 6 p.m. every Sunday in the Munster Christian Reformed Church basement, 214 Ridge Road. Students can hang out, play games, eat food and make friends. Call (219) 836-1400.


Free community dinner

HAMMOND | Hammond Christian Reformed Church will sponsor a free community dinner with ham, scalloped potatoes, corn, salad, bread, dessert and a beverage. The dinner is from 6 to 7 p.m. at 1920 167th St. Call (219) 924-8461.


Soup and salad luncheon

HOBART | St. Bridget Catholic Church will host its semiannual Soup & Salad Luncheon and Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the parish center, 568 E. Second St. Soups will be provided by local restaurants and homemade desserts will be available. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Carry-outs available. A variety of vendors offer an opportunity for early Christmas shopping. Call (219) 942-3922.

Fish fry, bake sale set

DYER | St. Maria Goretti Church will hold a fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. at 500 Northgate Drive. The adult dinner is $12 and consists of fried or baked fish, roasted potatoes, cabbage and noodles, green beans, fries and all-you-can-eat salad bar. The children's dinner for ages 6 to 11 is chicken nuggets, tater tots, macaroni and cheese and all-you-can-eat salad bar. Cash bar and bake sale available. Call (219) 670-2301.

Free children's program

HIGHLAND | Immanuel United Church of Christ will offer a free children's program from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at 2201 Azalea Drive. There will be a snack, game and a brief lesson about Christmas. Call (219) 677-8716.

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