Religion briefs

2013-11-09T00:05:00Z Religion briefs nwitimes.com
November 09, 2013 12:05 am  • 

TODAY

Church garage sale

LANSING | Lansing Presbyterian Church will have a garage sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 2625 Ridge Road. Proceeds benefit local missions. Donations welcomed. Call (708) 224-8448.

Craft show, bake sale

PORTAGE | First Presbyterian Church will hold a Kandy Kane Lane craft show, bake sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 6225 Lute Road. Call (219) 759-1548.

Craft and vendor fair

CROWN POINT | St. Matthias Catholic Church will hold a craft and vendor fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 101 W. Burrell Drive. Call (219) 577-2974.

Two-day Holiday Happenings

HIGHLAND | Our Lady of Grace Church will hold Holiday Happenings, its 42nd annual Christmas bazaar, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday at 3025 Highway Ave. Call (219) 924-8483.

MLK holiday anniversary

GARY | Commemorate the 30th anniversary of the historic signing of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday bill from noon to 1:45 p.m. at First AME Church, 2045 Massachusetts St. Sponsored by the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Holiday at 30 Ecumenical Committee and the Katie Hall Educational Foundation. Richard Gordon Hatcher, former mayor of Gary, will deliver the keynote speech. He will be joined by state Sen. Lonnie Randolph, Gary Councilwoman Mary Brown and Barbara A. Bolling, president of the Indiana State NAACP. Open free to the general public. Call (510) 938-6973.

Hope's Closet

GRIFFITH | Hope's Closet provides free clothing, shoes and household essentials to those in need from 2 to 4 p.m. at 826 N. Lillian Ave. Sponsored by Griffith Free Methodist Church, the closet is open on the second Saturday of every month. Call (219) 924-7296.

AYCE chili supper

DYER | Zion United Church of Christ is hosting an all-you-can-eat chili supper, including salad, garlic or corn bread, dessert, coffee or lemonade from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the church, 14808 W. 113th Ave. There will also be a bake sale and raffle. The cost is $8 for ages 10 and older, $4 for children 9 and younger. Call (219) 365-5288.

St. Ed's trivia night

LOWELL | St. Edward's Youth Ministry will host a trivia night with 10 rounds of 10 trivia questions with different categories from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the school gym, 210 S. Nichols St. Teams of eight to 10 will be formed. Winning team doubles its money. Snacks and refreshments will be available to purchase. Raffle tickets and mulligans (free spaces) can be purchased. The cost is $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Call (219) 314-2686,

SUNDAY

Fall Thanksgiving concert

HAMMOND | First Presbyterian Church will host a free fall concert and reception from 2 to 4 p.m. at 6021 Hohman Ave. The concert will feature local musicians including organists, pianists, harpists, violinists, guitarist and vocalists. A monetary and nonperishable food free-will offering will be accepted. It will be donated to Greater Hammond Community Services. Call (219) 931-2174.

Message from Billy Graham

HAMMOND | Billy Graham will share a message about God's concern for America and the importance of knowing the Lord in a very real and personal way by way of a video program from 6 to 7 p.m. at Hessville Bible Church, 6518 Grand Ave. Call (219) 844-8900.

Concert aids Art House Project

HOBART | Artist's Refuge Network is sponsoring a night of praise and worship from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Hobart Assembly of God Church, 7545 E. Ridge Road. Featured artist is singer/songwriter Gene Schmidt. Other performers for the event will be The Hobart Assembly Praise Band, Dave Priest and Friends and James Veatch. All proceeds of this fundraising event will go directly toward costs of The Art House Project which is live/work spaces for Christian artists. Call (312) 494-5844.

TUESDAY

Women in the Word

CHESTERTON | Liberty Bible Church invites all women to attend a Tuesday morning Bible Study, Women in the Word. The group will be studying Pam Gillaspie's overview of the Old Testament, "Cookies on the Lower Shelf," from 9 to 10:35 a.m. at 824 N. Calumet. Call (219) 759-1919.

Bible study

HIGHLAND | New Life CRC Coffee Break Bible Study meets from 9:45 to 11 a.m. and 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 3010 Ridge Road. Fellowship, refreshments, and interfaith Bible study. No Bible knowledge needed. Call (219) 838-0506.

Surviving the Holidays

HAMMOND | The holidays can be difficult for those who are divorced or separated. Surviving the Holidays is a seminar offered from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today and again Thursday that will help attendees learn how to enjoy the holidays again from a Biblical view point at Cornerstone S.B. Church, 3425 Orchard Drive. Call (219) 845-0752.

THURSDAY

Zumba At Trinity

GARY | Trinity United Church of Christ Gary offers zumba fitness from 6:15 to 7 p.m. at 1276 W. 20th Ave. The classes are free and all are welcome. Call (773) 203-4649.

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