Religion briefs

2013-05-18T00:00:00Z 2013-05-18T00:02:25Z Religion briefs nwitimes.com

Today

Plant sale

VALPARAISO | Christ Lutheran Church will hold its annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church parking lot, 2610 N. Campbell St. There will be perennials, annuals, vegetables, sun and shade plants. Money goes toward the local food pantries and the church grounds. Call (219) 462-0469.

Prayer breakfast

GARY | Prayer breakfast is 8:30 to 10:15 a.m. and is sponsored by the Women's Day Committee of First A.M.E. Church, 2005 Massachusetts St. Speaker is Evangelist Ruby Butler-Fincher, of Indianapolis. Cost is $10. Call (219) 381-9188.

Women's Day Weekend

MERRILLVILLE | The women of Christ Baptist Church will host the Enlightened, Encouraged and Equipped program for Women's Day Weekend today and Sunday. Prayer breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m. today at 8550 Taft St. The Rev. Evelyn Rhenwrick, of Trinity Baptist Church in Gary, will speak on the theme Christian Women in the Power of Praise. The Rev. Mary E. Watkins, of Christ Baptist Church, will speak at a 10 a.m. worship service Sunday. The celebration continues at 4 p.m. with a Women's Day Tea and fashion show. Call (219) 938-5504.

Shredable, edible fun

CROWN POINT | Trinity Lutheran Church will offer paper-shredding services, lunch and family fun activities from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in its front parking lot at 250 S. Indiana Ave. Bring documents by the box or bag full to be shredded in a commercial-sized shredder. Have your car washed and treat yourself and your family to a lunch of hot dog and chips. There will be inflatables and face painting for the kids. Live music will be featured. Everyone will have a chance to sit in a semitruck. Proceeds will benefit Awestruck. Call (219) 663-1578.

Promise Trio in concert

HIGHLAND | Promise Trio will perform from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Kolas Christian Bookstore, 2635 Highway Ave. Call (219) 972-1000.

SUNDAY

Spring bake sale

WHITING | St. John the Baptist Catholic Church's Rosary Society will hold its spring bake sale from 7:30 a.m. to noon in the Mural Room, 1849 Lincoln Ave. Bring all items in for sale by 10 a.m. In addition to baked goods, homemade soup, chili and more — packaged in non-returnable containers — are welcome. Coffee and rolls will be available. Call (219) 659-8158.

Free breakfast

MUNSTER | Munster Church is having a free breakfast for anyone in the community who would like to come from 7:45 to 9 a.m. at 214 Ridge Road. Join the congregation for food and fellowship. No need to RSVP. Call (219) 836-1400.

Men's Club golf outing

SCHERERVILLE | The St. Mary Men's Club from St. Mary Church in Griffith will host its annual golf outing at Scherwood Golf Center. All proceeds benefit charitable organizations in the area. Cost is $85. Call (219) 924-3929.

This Hope in Concert

SCHERERVILLE | This Hope will present a free concert from 6 to 7 p.m. at Lake Hills Baptist Church, 9209 W. 85th Ave. A love offering will be taken. Call (219) 365-4747.

TUESDAY

Church revival

HAMMOND | Nightly Power of Prayer will be at 6 p.m. May 21, 22 and 23 at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 1047 Kenwood St. Gospel preaching and singing at 7 nightly. Theme is The Church Advancing Through Adversities. Preachers are the Rev. Edward Turner, pastor of New Mount Sinai Baptist Church in Gary, on Tuesday; the Rev. Corey Jackson, pastor of New Shiloh Baptist Church in Gary, on Wednesday; and the Rev. Dwayne Hudson, pastor of New Salem Baptist Church in Hammond, on Thursday. Call (219) 931-4337.

WEDNESDAY

Patriotic chapel

ST. JOHN | Crown Point Christian School invites all veterans and active military personnel to a special patriotic chapel in their honor from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. at 10550 Park Place. Call (219) 365-5694.

Polish culture

MICHIGAN CITY | The Polish-American Cultural Society of Northwest Indiana-Michigan City Chapter will meet at 5 p.m. at Old St. Mary's School building, 321 W. 11th St. The beginners' Polish language session begins at 5 p.m., followed by informal discussion of Polish-related topics. The group's facilitator is Rev. Walter Rakoczy. Call (219) 464-1369.

THURSDAY

Annual St. Matthias sale

CROWN POINT | St. Matthias Church will hold its spring garage, antique and bake sale from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 101 W. Burrell Drive. Call (219) 663-2201.

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