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2013-08-31T00:00:00Z Religion briefs nwitimes.com
August 31, 2013 12:00 am  • 

TODAY

Church bake sale

CROWN POINT | Macedonian Orthodox Church will hold a bake sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 9660 Broadway. Macedonian specialties include baklava, strudels, meat and cheese pitas and more. Call (219) 629-5541.

Celebrate High Holy Days

MUNSTER | Temple Beth-El, 10001 Columbia Ave., offers complimentary tickets to members of the Jewish community to attend High Holy Day worship services this year. Visit the temple office any weekday to register and pick up tickets. Rabbi Leonard Zukrow and the congregation look forward to welcoming you. Tickets for nonmembers will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Temple Beth-El is a member of the Union For Reform Judaism. Services are 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Selichot; Wednesday, Erev Rosh Hashanah; Thursday, Rosh Hashanah first day; Friday, Rosh Hashanah second day; Sept. 13 Erev Yom Kippur/Kol Nidre and Sept. 14, Yom Kippur. Call (219) 934-9600.

SUNDAY

Church grand opening

HOBART | Crown of Life Church grand opening planned from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 2825 E. Cleveland Ave. There will be a service followed by food, family, fellowship and fun. Call (219) 921-5861.

Mass in Polish

HAMMOND | All Saints Catholic Church will have a Mass in Polish from 1 to 2 p.m. at 570 Sibley St. The celebrant is the Rev. Steve Kosinski. Call (219) 932-0204.

WEDNESDAY

Card and bunco reservations

WHITING | A card and bunco luncheon is planned from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 8 at Sacred Heart Church Rose Room, 1723 LaPorte Ave. Make reservations by today. This is sponsored by the St. Ann Sodality along with members of FCSLA, this fundraiser benefits Immaculate Conception Church and the Grotto Renovation Fund. The $8 tickets may be purchased by calling (219) 659-6444.

AWANA kickoff

SCHERERVILLE | The new AWANA year for youth kicks off with a hot dog roast, bonfire and games from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lake Hills Baptist Church, 9209 W. 85th Ave. Parents are invited, and participants can purchase their new handbooks. Call (219) 365-4747.

GEMS Girls Club meets

MUNSTER | Munster Christian Reformed Church welcomes all first- to eighth-grade girls to its free GEMS Girl's Club (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior). Learn more about Who is the Greatest? by participating in crafts, badge work, outings and praise through music.  Kickoff is 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 214 Ridge Road. Meetings will be various Wednesday evenings throughout the year. Call the church office (219) 836-1400 for a complete schedule of all meetings or more information.

Girls Club kickoff

HIGHLAND | Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior (GEMS) Girls Clubs is a relationship building, club program created especially for girls in grades 4 to 8. Participate in team building, singing, creative movement and dance, develop life skills through badge activities, learn how to apply the Bible to your life, make crafts and participate in service projects. The kickoff is 6:30 to 9 p.m. at New Life Christian Reformed Church, 3010 Ridge Road. Call (219) 789-9131.

FRIDAY

Fish Fry

DYER | Casa Maria Banquet Hall, located on the grounds of St. Maria Goretti Church, will host a fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. at 500 Northgate Drive. A dinner includes fried or baked fish, roasted potatoes, cabbage and noodles, green beans and a salad bar. The children's dinners include chicken nuggets, mac and cheese, tater tots and a salad bar. Children younger than 6 eat for free. Coffee and iced tea are included with the dinner. Cash bar and bake sale are available. Call (219) 670-2301,

Friday fish fry

MERRILLVILLE | Descent of the Holy Ghost Orthodox Church holds fish fries from 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays at 750 W. 61st Ave. Call (219) 980-0374.

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