Religion briefs

2013-10-05T00:05:00Z Religion briefs nwitimes.com
October 05, 2013 12:05 am  • 

TODAY

Pet blessings

GRIFFITH | St. Mary Church will host its annual Feast of St. Francis Pet Blessing, pet food and supply drive in the church courtyard from noon to 12:20 p.m. at 525 N. Broad St. Pets must be leashed or contained. Call (219) 922-2277.

WHITING | The Whiting/Robertsdale Catholic community invites pets and their owners to the annual pet blessing from noon to 12:20 p.m. at the Barking Lot in front of the St. John Church garage, 1845 Lincoln Ave. Participants are welcome to bring a pet item to be shared with the Whiting pet shelter. Pets should be contained or on a leash. Call (219) 659-4138.

CEDAR LAKE | Cedar Lake United Methodist Church will hold a pet blessing for all pets from 3 to 3:30 p.m. at 7124 W. 137th Place. Call (219) 374-7312.

Fish fry

DYER | Casa Maria Banquet Hall on the grounds of St. Maria Goretti Church will have a fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. at 500 Northgate Drive. Bake sale and cash bar are available. Call (219) 670-2301.

Pork Chop Dinner

KOUTS | St. Mary's pork chop dinner planned from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost is $10 and $8. Call (219) 766-3519.

Church holds fundraiser

WINFIELD | Holy Spirit Catholic Church's Fall Fantasy, "Many Branches ... Touching Lives," will be held at the Joseph V. Murphy Parish Life Center from 6 to 10 p.m. at 7667 E. 109th Ave. Funds raised will be used to support the parish's St. Vincent de Paul ministry. Call (219) 794-6717.

Pet remembrance rite

MERRILLVILLE | A pet remembrance candle lighting service is planned from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at Peace United Church of Christ, 1001 W. 73rd Ave. Every person is welcome to bring a picture or other item of remembrance; a light reception will follow the service. Call (219) 769-4585.

SUNDAY

Mass in Polish

HAMMOND | All Saints Catholic Church will offer a Mass in Polish with celebrant the Rev. Steve Kosinski from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at 570 Sibley St. Call (219) 932-0204.

Blessing of animals

MERRILLVILLE | A blessing of the animals service is planned from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Peace United Church of Christ, 1001 W. 73rd Ave. All pets are welcome provided that they are friendly and on a leash or in a carrier. If your pet is sick, or is having difficulty walking, a car-side blessing can be arranged. Call (219) 769-4585.

Rosary for life

WHITING | Whiting/Robertsdale Faith Enrichment Committee invites the community to pray the rosary at the newly renovated Immaculate Conception outdoor grotto from 2 to 3 p.m. at 2017 White Oak Ave. In the event of inclement weather, service will move inside the adjacent church. Call (219) 659-4138.

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 study Pam Gillaspie's overview of the Old Testament, "Cookies on the Lower Shelf." The group will meet from 9 to 10:35 a.m. at 824 N. Calumet. The cost is $25 for the workbook. Scholarships are available. Free child care. Call (219) 759-1919.

Coffee Break Bible Study

HIGHLAND | Coffee Break Bible Study and Story Hour is planned from 9:45 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays at New Life Christian Reformed Church, 3010 Ridge Road. A nursery is provided for children younger than 3. Call (219) 924-7973.

Dyer Wind Ensemble

DYER | The Dyer Wind Ensemble is accepting new members. All instrumentation and abilities are welcome. The ensemble meets from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at Dyer United Methodist Church, 2016 Church St. The group performs several concerts a year. Call (219) 661-9510.

'Jerusalem, Center of World'

WHITING | The Whiting/Robertsdale Faith Enrichment Committee invites the public to "Jerusalem, The Center of the World," a documentary and discussion on Tuesdays, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church Rose Room, 1739 LaPorte Ave. Call (219) 659-4138.

WEDNESDAY

Rummage and Bake Sale

MERRILLVILLE | St. Helen's Philoptochos Society of Ss. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral will hold its annual Fall Rummage and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 8000 Madison St. Call (219) 696-4851.

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

Zumba at Trinity

GARY | Trinity United Church of Christ Gary will offer 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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