Taste of Cross of Christ
CROWN POINT | Taste of Cross of Christ is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 99 S. County Line Road. The new cookbook will be on sale and there will be a holiday trash and treasure sale featuring gently used Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations. Proceeds will benefit the church building fund and programs. Call (219) 988-3650.
Children and Adult Halloween Parties
WHITING | St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church invites children and adults to dress as a Holy Saint or an Infamous Sinner and win prizes at 2002 Davidson Place. The children's party from noon to 4 p.m. will include cash prizes for best costumes at 3:30 p.m. Activities will be directed by Dynamic Music. An All Saints Dinner will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. with live music from Valparaiso's Grammy contender Keenan Baxter on keyboards. Baxter will feature music from popular movies, some popular rock songs, and his own jazz and blues originals. The adults' party begins at 7 p.m. with cash prizes for costumes selected at 9 p.m. There will be a DJ for dancing, a cash bar for wine and beer and food will be available for purchase. There's a $2 fee for all three events. Food is available for purchase. Call (219) 659-0277.
Trunk or Treat and more
MERRILLVILLE | First Presbyterian Church of Merrillville's annual Trunk-or-Treat will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. in the church parking lot, 7898 Taft St. Children will be trick-or-treating around the trunks of the cars in the parking lot, having cider and popcorn and having fun playing a few games. Call (219) 736-0707.
Time Warp Family Fun Fest
CEDAR LAKE | Gateway Christian Fellowship will hold a Time Warp Family Fun Fest at 10728 W. 133rd Ave. Experience the time warp — enjoy the life-size maze, games, cup-stacking and candy. There is no cost for the event; however, bring a canned food item for the local food pantry and receive bonus game tickets. Concessions will be available. Costumes are optional. Call (219) 712-3631.
HOBART | Barrington Ridge Baptist Church will have games, prizes, cotton candy, popcorn, hot dogs and more from 6 to 8 p.m. at the church, 97 Bracken Parkway. Call (219) 942-8016.
ST. JOHN | Holy Shepherd Lutheran Church will host Fabulous Fall Festival from noon to 2 p.m. at 9770 Keilman St. There will be Trunks-or-Treats and a hot dog and chili lunch. Participate in a cake walk. Listen to music from a DJ. Learn about bats with a live demonstration by Incredible Bats. Call (219) 365-3803.
HIGHLAND | Immanuel United Church of Christ will host Trunk-n-Treat from 2 to 4 p.m. at 2201 Azalea Drive. Several cars will be decorated in the spirit of Halloween. Children are encouraged to bring a canned food for the food bank mission. Call (219) 677-8716.
Citywide Reformation Service
GARY | Celebrating the 495th anniversary of Martin Luther's posting of the 95 theses that outlined his concerns and issues related to the Roman Catholic Church, the Gary Area Lutheran Association is hosting a Citywide Reformation Service. The Rev. B. Keith Haney, mission facilitator of the Northern Illinois District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, will be the featured speaker from 2 to 4 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 719 W. 25th Ave. People of all denominations are invited to attend. A freewill offering will be collected. Call (219) 887-2351.
Halloween Carnival and Trunk-or-Treat
MUNSTER | Ridge United Methodist Church will host a fun, safe Halloween celebration for kids of all ages from 4 to 6 p.m. at 8607 Columbia Ave. The carnival will begin at 4 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Children through fifth grade can dress up, play games and win prizes. While the kids are inside, grown-up kids will decorate cars in the parking lot and have treats ready for Trunk-or-Treat at 5 p.m. Families are asked to bring nonperishable food items to donate to local food pantries. Call (219) 838-4770.
Trunk or Treat event
PORTAGE | St. Peter Lutheran Church is sponsoring a Trunk-or-Treat event from 4 to 6 p.m. at 6540 Central Ave. Children can enjoy a safe and fun experience, trick or treating from the trunks of designated cars in the church's parking lot. The community is invited to enjoy this activity. Call (219) 762-2673.
HEBRON | New Pointe Church will host Trunk-or-Treat from 4 to 6 p.m. at 676 W. Division Road. Call (219) 759-4000
CROWN POINT | Church of the Four Seasons will host its annual Trunk-or-Treat event from 4 to 7 p.m. at 9100 E. 109th Ave. Kids and families are invited to enjoy this free pumpkin-themed event with trunk-or-treating, games, crafts, free food and a kid's costume contest. No scary costumes, please. Free-will donations accepted. Call (219) 663-7803.
'58': The Film
SCHERERVILLE | '58' is the inspiring true story of the global church in action. Witness bravery and determined faith in a journey from the slums of Kenya to the streets of New York from 5 to 7 p.m. at Lake Hills Baptist Church, 9209 W. 85th Ave. Call (219) 365-4747.
Immanuel Lutheran Trunk R' Treat
VALPARAISO | The second annual Trunk R' Treat will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church's parking lot, 1700 Monticello Park Drive. Immanuel families decorate the trunks of their cars and then children trick-or-treat from car-to-car. There will be free popcorn, hot chocolate, crafts and games. The festivities will also include prizes for the best decorated car trunk. Call (219) 462-8207, ext. 249.
All Hallows Eve Blessing of Trick or Treaters
GRIFFITH | St. Mary Church in Griffith will host its annual blessing of trick-or-treaters at 4 p.m. at 525 N. Broad St. Children dressed in costume, accompanied by an adult, are invited to come for a special blessing by St. Mary pastor the Rev. Theodore Mens before going trick-or-treating. Call (219) 921-2277.
HAMMOND | The First United Methodist Church will hold trick-or-treating for all neighborhood children from 5 to 7 p.m. at 6635 Hohman Ave. Call (219) 932-5915.
Light the Night
CHESTERTON | Road to Life Church will host Light the Night from 7 to 8 p.m. at Centennial Park in downtown Chesterton. There will be live music, a heated baptismal for baptisms and a mountain of candy. This event is weather permitting. Call (269) 208-0829.
DYER | St. Maria Goretti Church will host a fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. at 500 Northgate Drive. Adult dinners are $12 and include fried or baked fish, roasted potatoes, cabbage casserole, green beans, tater tots and an all-you-can-eat salad bar. Children 6 to 12 years old eat for $6. Their dinner includes chicken nuggets, tater tots and macaroni and cheese and the salad bar. Children under 6 eat free.Dinners include coffee and iced tea. A bake sale and cash bar will be available. Call (219) 670-2301.
All Souls Vespers
WHITING | St. John the Baptist Church will hold an All Souls Vespers evening prayer from 7 to 8 p.m. at 119th Street and Lincoln Avenue. The night will include reading the names of those who have died this year. Call (219) 659-4138.