Religion briefs

2013-11-16T00:00:00Z Religion briefs nwitimes.com
November 16, 2013 12:00 am  • 

TODAY

Clothes Give-Away

GARY | Trinity United Church of Christ offers clothing give-away for men, women, children and infants from 8 a.m. to noon at 1276 W. 20th Ave. Call (219) 455-8473.

Amazi Craft Fair

DYER | Faith Church will host an Amazi crafts fair with more than 40 crafters and vendors from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 100 81st Ave. Proceeds will help supply clean water for a village in Africa. Call (219) 864-0148.

Bake, Crafts and Book Sale

CHICAGO | Lebanon Lutheran Church women present a bake, crafts and book sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 13100 Manistee Ave. Lunch will be available. Call (773) 646-1747.

Christmas Bazaar

CROWN POINT | St. Christopher's Episcopal Church will host its annual Christmas Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 12718 Marshall St. Vendors and crafters will be featured. There will be a soup and bake sale, door prizes and more. Proceeds benefit local charities. Call (219) 661-1644.

Gospel stage play

GARY | Clark Road M.B. Church Foundations presents Kelvin Bride's "In the Midst of It All" stage play from 4 to 7 p.m. at 2841 Clark Road. Doors open at 3 p.m. cost is $10. Call (219) 210-5259.

Country and Gospel Show

LOWELL | The monthly Country and Gospel Music Show at the First United Methodist Church of Lowell will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at 520 E. Commercial Ave. Area musicians will perform some Country Gold and Gospel Greats. Admission is free. Food is available for purchase. People are welcome to bring their instruments and play along. Call (219) 765-2088.

Gospel trio in concert

HIGHLAND | Mercy's Bridge is a top nominated trio at the Diamond Awards in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., featuring three gospel singers making their first Kolas Christian Bookstore appearance from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. at 2635 Highway Ave. Call (219) 972-1000.

SUNDAY

Pastoral Appreciation Service

GARY | Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church invites the public to share with them in the first-year appreciation services honoring the church's pastor, the Rev. Hollis D. Manna, at 2075 Kentucky St. The theme for this celebration is A Shepherd Chosen by God, Jeremiah 3:15. Appreciation services are at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Call (219) 883-6149.

Missions Sunday

VALPARAISO | Faith Evangelical Bible Church's 2013 Missions Conference will feature Bob Gillespie, from Answers in Genesis with the theme Why Won't They Stay? He will be speaking on the ideas that threaten our families and how to protect them with biblical answers at 9:15 a.m. at 305 E. County Road 400 North. There will be a potluck fellowship meal at noon. Call (219) 464-8418.

The Life of Billy Graham

HAMMOND | Come and see where Billy Graham lived, grew up, and how he placed his trust in God from 6 to 7 p.m. at Hessville Bible Church, 6518 Grand Ave. Call (219) 844-8900.

MONDAY

Life Action Revival Summit

SCHERERVILLE | Through a series of evening services and seminars, a team from Life Action, a ministry dedicated to living and teaching practical, daily applications from God's Word, will present thought-provoking messages and worshipful music focusing on God's life-giving truths from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at Lake Hills Baptist Church, 9209 W. 85th Ave. There will be instructional teaching, family seminars, music and programs for children and youth. Call (219) 365-4747.

THURSDAY

Church musical encore

GARY | The Jerusalem Drama Ministry, 1747 Fillmore St., will present two encore performances of the stage play "Choir Rehearsal" by Roosevelt Wright. The Lord shows up at choir rehearsal and no one knows who he is, and they carry on business as usual. Laughs, songs and a powerful message. Special appearance by South Dance Alliance. Doors open at 6 p.m. Free will offering accepted. Call (219) 713-4071.

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