Religion briefs

2013-11-02T00:00:00Z Religion briefs nwitimes.com
November 02, 2013 12:00 am  • 

TODAY

Holiday Bazaar

HAMMOND | St. John Bosco holiday bazaar planned from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 171st Street off Columbia Ave. There will be lunch available and cookie trays along with other baked goods. Call (219) 844-9027.

Annual holiday bazaar

HIGHLAND | Fall Holiday Bazaar planned from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Glory To God Lutheran Church, 3711 Ridge Road. Call (219) 923-7126.

Camels for a Cause

MUNSTER | Join Camels for a Cause at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Meet and greet live animals of the nativity from 1 to 4 p.m. and have your family's Christmas card photo/holiday portrait taken with live baby animals from 1 to 4 p.m. at 8955 Columbia Ave. Enjoy pre-Advent crafts and activities and make a free will offering to benefit Heifer International. Call (219) 838-3131.

Harvest dinner

CEDAR LAKE | A Harvest Dinner will be served from 3 to 7 p.m. at Cedar Lake United Methodist Church, 7124 W. 137th Place. Eat in or carry out. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Call (219) 374-7312.

Family night

MUNSTER | Munster Church will hold a Fall Family Night and Trunk or Treat with food, games and activities, from 4 to 7 p.m. at 214 Ridge Road. Costumes are encouraged. Call (219) 836-1400.

Spaghetti dinner

GARY | Spaghetti dinner planned, with breadsticks and dessert, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Ross Community Reformed Church, 3900 W. 41st Ave. Proceeds go to building improvements fund. Call (219) 789-8313.

Chicken and noodle dinner

HAMMOND | Hyde Park United Methodist Church will host a chicken and noodle dinner with dessert and salad bar from 5 to 7 p.m.  at 6348 Harrison Ave. Children 4 years old and younger eat free, those 5 to 12 years are $3 and adults 13 years old and up are $5. Call (219) 932-0613.

Chili fest

HAMMOND | Trinity G.R.A.C.E. Youth Group will host a chili fest cook-off from 5 to 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 7227 Hohman Ave. Chili, hotdogs and brats, sausage with sauerkraut, German potato salad, apple slices, cherry pie and pumpkin pie will be served. Buy tickets at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Youth Group with expenses to attend the 2016 Youth Conference. Call (219) 932-4660.

Pancake breakfast, bake sale

HEBRON | Boone Grove Christian church (DOC) will hold its semi-annual pancake breakfast and bake sale fundraiser from 7 to 11 a.m. at the church, 356 Groveland. Call (219) 462-2295.

SUNDAY

Pancake breakfast, bake sale

HAMMOND | All Saints Church will host a pancake breakfast/bake sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at All Saints Church at 570 Sibley St. Call (219) 932-0204.

Thanksgiving dinner

MERRILLVILLE | The Ladies' Auxiliary of Descent of the Holy Ghost Orthodox Church will host its annual Thanksgiving Dinner from 12:15 to 2 p.m. at 750 W. 61st Ave. Proceeds help fund the various ministries the Ladies assist. The Mighty Men of God musical group will entertain. Call (219) 980-0374.

Mass in the Polish Language

HAMMOND | Mass in Polish will be celebrated with the Rev. Steve Kosinski from 1 to 1 p.m. at All Saints Catholic Church, 570 Sibley St. Call (219) 932-0204.

Gospel Choir performance

CHICAGO | The Gospel choir from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, under the direction of Keith Hampton, will perform in concert at 4 p.m. at Lebanon Lutheran Church, 13100 Manistee Ave. Additional music will be presented by the East Side United Methodist Church choir, the New Jerusalem Church of God in Christ choir and the Lebanon Lutheran Church choir. A freewill offering will be collected to support the Lutheran School of Theology gospel choir ministry. Fellowship and refreshments following the performance.

MONDAY

All Souls Day Vespers

WHITING | The Whiting Robertsdale Catholic Community will gather in prayer, remembering deceased family members, parishioners, and friends, especially those who have died this past year at 7 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 1845 Lincoln Ave. Names of the recently deceased will be read as the church bell tolls. Appropriate scriptures and hymns will enhance the All Souls Vespers Service. Call (219) 659-4138.

WEDNESDAY

Awana meets

SCHERERVILLE | Awana, where kids learn the Bible, is offered from 6:15 to 8 p.m. at Lake Hills Baptist Church, 9209 W. 85th Ave. Each Awana night includes a game time to create a spirit of fun team competition. Call (219) 365-4747.

GEMS Girls Club meets

MUNSTER | Munster Church welcomes all first- to eighth-grade girls to its free GEMS Girls Club (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 214 Ridge Road. There will be crafts, badge work, outings and praise through music. Call (219) 836-1400.

Awana offered

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso Baptist Church offers Awana, where kids learn the Bible, from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. at 612 Emmettsburg Road. Each Awana night includes a game time to create a spirit of fun team competition. Call (630) 816-1509.

THURSDAY

K of C Chili Dinner and Taste Off

MERRILLVILLE | The Knights of Columbus Msgr. Hoffman Council based at St. Joan of Arc is sponsoring a chili dinner and taste off from 4 to 7 p.m. at 200 E. 78th Ave. The dinner will include all-you-can-eat chili and hot dogs. Proceeds support various Parish ministries, Pro Life activities, and community outreach. Call (219) 718-9904.

FRIDAY

St. Clare's Kitchen benefit dinner/silent auction

CEDAR LAKE | The Fourth Annual St. Clare's Kitchen Benefit Dinner/Silent Auction will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at Great Oaks Banquet Hall, 13109 Wicker Ave. The cocktail hour (cash bar) and silent auction begin at 6 p.m., followed by a buffet dinner at 7. Cost is $25. Call (219) 741-1591.

Friday fish fry

MERRILLVILLE | Descent of the Holy Ghost Orthodox Church hosts Friday night fish fries with homemade side dishes from 4 to 7 p.m. Call ahead to confirm, since it is canceled for holidays and special occasions in the banquet hall at 750 W. 61st Ave. Call (219) 980-0374.

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