Religion briefs

2013-06-22T00:00:00Z Religion briefs
June 22, 2013 12:00 am  • 


Fundraiser planned

MERRILLVILLE | Catholic Teens of America will hold an indoor craft, art, flea market, cafe, bake sale and car wash at Ameling Hall at St. Andrew, 801 W. 73rd Ave. Car wash is $10. Call (219) 791-9077.

Church rummage sale

MERRILLVILLE | Living Grace Church is hosting a rummage sale to raise funds to replace its chair lift from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 2408 W. 78th Ave. Call (219) 769-2240.

Gary Fifth Avenue UMC Church yard sale

GARY | Join Fifth Avenue United Methodist Church for its annual Trash to Treasure Yard Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday in June, at 2600 W. Fifth Ave. Items for sale include housewares, electronics, clothing and more. All proceeds go to assist church-sponsored children and youth programs in the community. Call (334) 324-7901.

Clothing drive

GARY | Join the Women for Christ Ministry of Christ Baptist Church at its annual clothing drive in the south parking lot of the church, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 4700 E. Seventh Ave. All are welcome to drop off clothing that is clean and in good condition from 8 to 10 a.m. Call (219) 938-5504.

Style show and luncheon

MERRILLVILLE | Peace United Church of Christ will hold a Summer Breeze Style Show and Luncheon, with clothing from the Dress Barn in Schererville, from 1 to 4 p.m. at 1001 W. 73rd Ave. Cost is $25. Call (219) 769-4585.

Choir mini Serb fest

SCHERERVILLE | Bishop Stefan Lastavica Choir will host a Mini Serb Fest with Serbian food, refreshments, activities for children and music by Sumadija, from 3 to 11 p.m. at St. George Serbian Orthodox Church grounds, 905 E. Joliet St. Call (219) 322-3355.


Free breakfast

MUNSTER | Munster Church is having a free breakfast from 7:45 to 9 a.m. at 214 Ridge Road. Call (219) 836-1400.

Patriotic salute

SCHERERVILLE | Join the Lake Hills Ensemble and sing along with favorite patriotic songs from 2:30 to 3 p.m. at Redar Park. Veterans and those currently serving in the military will be honored. Call (219) 365-4747.

Annual ushers day services

EAST CHICAGO | First Baptist Church will hold its annual Ushers Day services from 4 to 6 p.m. at 4911 McCook Ave. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Isaac Culver Jr., of Jerusalem Baptist Church. Call (219) 614-2941.

Youth program

GARY | Christ Baptist Youth will display their talents during the youth program from 4 to 6 p.m. at Christ Baptist Church, 4700 E. Seventh Ave. There will be The Youth Choir and Special Talents, oratorical contest, essay contest winner, GPA winners for grades 9-11, and the Highest Achiever Award for High School Seniors. Call (219) 938-5504.

Dinner and movie

HAMMOND | Hoffman Street Baptist Church will hold a dinner at 5 p.m., followed by a screening of "Meet the Robinsons" at 5:15 p.m. at 1116 Hoffman St. Call (219) 931-4918.


Vacation Bible school

LANSING | Trinity Lutheran School and St. John's Lutheran School host a Vacation Bible school, Tell It on the Mountain, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. June 24 to 28. Child-friendly meal followed by fun, Bible-based activities at 18144 Glen Terrace. Call (708) 474-8539.

Summer camp

GARY | God's Grace Church and Grace Community Development will offer a free Summer Feeding Enrichment Program for children 5 to 18 years old, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Aug. 9. Breakfast will be served 8 to 9 a.m. and lunch from noon to 1 p.m. at the church. Call (219) 902-2010.

Vacation Bible school

GRIFFITH | Children preschool to fourth grade are invited to Playing on God's Team vacation Bible school for a fun-filled week 9 a.m. to noon June 24-28 at St. Mary Church, 525 N. Broad St. Children must be registered before attending the program. The event is free. Call (219) 922-2277.

Portage Bible Church to host VBS

PORTAGE | Portage Bible Church invites children to Kingdom Rock: Where kids Stand Strong for God. This vacation Bible school is 5 to 8 p.m. from June 24 to 28. Activities include Bible-learning activities, songs, teamwork-building games, treats and Bible adventures at 2748 Willowdale Road. Call (219) 762-8951.

Depend on God

LANSING | Youth ages 4 to grade 5 are invited to D.O.G. - Depend on God vacation Bible school, where participants will meet real working dogs, rescue dogs, and other dogs from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at First Christian Church of Lansing, 2921 Ridge Road. Register by phone. Call (219) 805-8343.

Vacation Bible school

HOBART | South Lake Worship Center will hold vacation Bible school from 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 24 to 28. Call (219) 942-8777, ext. 14.

Bible school week:

EAST CHICAGO | Vacation Bible school will be in session daily June 24 to 28, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Monday and 6 Tuesday through Friday, with classes for all ages at First Baptist Church of East Chicago, 4911 McCook Ave. Call (219) 398-0758.

Everywhere fun fair

GRIFFITH | First United Methodist Church of Griffith is offering a week of vacation Bible school, Everywhere Fun Fair, Where God's World Comes Together, for ages 4 to 10. Each night, from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. June 24 to 28, participants will visit a different country and a different Bible story to learn about how God's world comes together, at 400 44th Place. Registration required by phone. Call (219) 838-6900.

Vacation Bible school

SCHERERVILLE | This free outdoor vacation Bible school event will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 24 to 28 at Rohrman Park, 6750 Rohrman Road. Step back in time to ancient Athens and explore Paul's adventures as he journeys into foreign lands. Kids and adults participate in a memorable Bible-times marketplace, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, visit Paul, and collect Bible Memory Makers to remind them of God's Word. Call (219) 558-2488.


Polish-American Cultural Society

MICHIGAN CITY | Polish American Cultural Society will meet from 5 to 8 p.m. at the old St. Mary's School building, 321 W. 11th St.  Guest speaker will be Don Thomas, of Chesterton, who will share his experience in WWII-era Poland as a prisoner of war and labor camp survivor. Call (219) 464-1369.


Taize prayer service

HEGEWISCH | St. Columba is having a Taize prayer service at 7 p.m. at 3340 E. 134th St. Call (773) 664-2660.

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