Visitation of the Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa
MERRILLVILLE | A replica icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa will visit the Salvatorian Fathers Monastery, 5755 Pennsylvania St., as part of its From Ocean to Ocean international campaign in defense of life. The schedule is as follows: 5:30 p.m.-- Welcoming ceremony and recitation of the Divine Mercy Chaplet 6 p.m. -- Holy Rosary The Joyful Mysteries (in Polish/English) 7 p.m.-- Holy Mass in honor of Our Lady of Czestochowa (in Polish) Vigil Prayer 8-9 p.m.-- The Spiritual Adoption of Unborn Children 9 p.m. --Jasna Gora Appeal, immediately following the procession with lights outside the Shrine;Holy Rosary The Light Mysteries 10 p.m. -- The Spiritual Reflection 11 p.m. -- Holy Rosary The Sorrowful Mysteries. The event will continue into Sunday with a Mass at noon. Call (219) 884-0714.
Ladies Day 2014
BOURBONNAIS | Shine.FM and Olivet Nazarene University present Ladies Day 2014 featuring guest speaker Lisa Harper from the Women of Faith Tour from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Centennial Chapel, 1 University Ave. Music will be performed by Meredith Andrews. Cost is $35. Call (815) 928-5791.
Soup on Saturday
GARY | St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in the Dunes will host its Soup on Saturday event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 601 Pottawatomi Trail. Lunch will include all-you-can-eat soup and/or chili, salad and bread. The event will also feature a bake sale and an estate-type sale. Seating is limited, so please come early. Call (219) 938-2834.
GARY | Zion Progressive Cathedral International continues its Divine Mandate Ministry with hot meals and free clothing to community members every fourth Saturday of the month throughout the year from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1169 Connecticut St. Call (219) 882-9466.
Hat Fashions and Auction
EAST CHICAGO | Pastor's Aide Committee at Faith Temple Church of God In Christ is sponsoring a Hat Fashion Show and Auction fundraiser honoring Pastor David and First Lady Mo. Delores Blakely from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Faith Temple Fellowship hall, 3711 Pennsylvania Ave. Cost is $7. Call (219) 397-0172.
4 ONE in Concert
HIGHLAND | 4 ONE will perform in concert from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Kolas Christian Bookstore, 2635 Highway Ave. Call (219) 972-1000.
St. Florian Spring Brunch
CHICAGO | St. Florian Spring Brunch takes place in the school's gymnasium from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 131st Street and Houston Ave. All-you-can-eat breakfast and lunch items served. Advance tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for ages 4 to 10. Tickets at the door are $15 for adults and $6 for ages 4 to 10. Raffles, bake sales and more. Tickets available at the rectory. Call the school at (773) 646-2868.
HAMMOND | The First Presbyterian Church of Hammond will host a spring concert from 2 to 4 p.m. at 6021 Hohman Ave. It will feature local organists, pianists, violinist, soloists and more. A reception will take place immediately following the concert. A monetary or non-perishable food item free-will offering will be accepted to assist a local agency. Call (219) 931-2174.
Divine Mercy Sunday
GRIFFITH | St. Mary Catholic Church hosts Divine Mercy Sunday Services with a blessing of the Divine Mercy Portrait, followed by confessions at 4 p.m. at 525 N. Broad St. Call (219) 922-2282.
Crosby Lane Concert
HIGHLAND | Calvary Baptist Church will present Crosby Lane, named for the most prolific hymn writer of all time, Fanny Crosby, at 6 p.m. at 9516 Kennedy Ave. A free will offering will be taken. Call (219) 924-4600.
HIGHLAND | Elder Guilford Spragg will be speaking at 11 a.m. at Community of Christ Church, 8629 Kennedy Ave., to give a unique Bible based talk. He will be accompanied by local musician Ronnie Sutton. Call (219) 923-4822.
Columbian Ladies To Meet
LANSING | The Columbian Ladies of Lansing Council 3540 will meet at 7 p.m. Call (708) 474-8680 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
GARY | The Rev. Jeffrey Johnson, of Indianapolis, will be the revival speaker at Christ Baptist Church at 7 p.m. through April 30 at 4700 E. Seventh Ave. Call (219) 938-5504.
Love & Logic
VALPARAISO | Come learn clever, fun and effective parenting skills to have more laughter while raising children from toddler to teens from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 103 Franklin St. Non-denominational M.O.M.S. Club will learn from a wise member about the Love & Logic techniques. Free child care with light breakfast and a great group of moms from all steps on this parenting journey. Call (219) 465-1661.
Forgiveness, faith seminar
CHESTERTON | Liberty Bible Church is offering a free seminar on forgiveness and faith with international public speaker, Carol Kent and her husband, Gene, at 6:30 p.m. in the Worship Center of Liberty Bible Church, 824 N. Calumet Ave. The Kents will share their journey through their son’s imprisonment. Call (219) 926-3038
PORTAGE | St. Peter Lutheran Church will hold a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 1 and 2 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 3 at 6540 Central Ave. There will be a concession stand. Call (219) 762-2673.
National Day of Prayer
CROWN POINT | National Day of Prayer planned with the theme One voice United in Prayer at noon on the East lawn of Old Courthouse on Main St. Call (219) 663-7876.
Annual women's retreat
CHESTERTON | Liberty Bible Church's annual Women's Retreat is taking place May 2-4 at the Farmstead Inn in Shipshewana. Come and learn from best-selling author and international speaker, Carol Kent, as she shares from her newly published book, Unquenchable: Growing a Wildfire Faith that Will Endure Anything. Call (219) 926-3038.
May Friendship Day
MUNSTER | May Friendship Day worship service will be held by Church Women United of Greater Hammond on May 2. Registration is at 9 a.m., continental breakfast at 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 10:30 a.m. at Salvation Army, 8225 Columbia Ave. There will be a fellowship of the Least Coin special offering. Donations of nonperishable food for Salvation Army's food pantry is optional. Call (219) 923-3657.