Updated: March 17, 2013 6:03PM
St. Ann of the Dunes: 433 W. Golfwood Road — Lenten program schedule: Soup Talk, Wednesday, Feb. 20 doors open at 11:30 a.m., author Judith Kunst discusses “Jewish Midrash: A New (Ancient) Way to Read Scripture During Lent”: the Rev. Monsignor Kenneth Velo of the Archdiocese of Chicagop discusses “Lent, A Time of Grace and Growth” after 10 a.m. Mass Sunday, Feb. 24; Soup Talk, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, Ellen Skerrett, author and Chicago historian, speaks on “Parish by Parish: Constructing Chicago as Catholic Space”; James Houlihan discusses “Faith and Public Service” after 10 a.m. Mass Sunday, March 3, James Houilihan, “Faith and Public Service”; 879-7565.
Cedar Lake United Methodist Church:7124 W. 137th Place — Spaghetti dinner and salad bar, 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23; $8 adults, $4 children, carryouts available; 374-7312.
The First United Methodist Church: 352 S. Main St. – World Day of Prayer celebration, 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, March 1, social hour in Fellowship Hall followed by 10 a.m. service, theme is “I was a Stranger and You Welcomed Me,” 663-1515.
St. Patrick’s Church: 3810 Grand Blvd. — Fish fry, 4 to 7 p.m. every Friday during Lent, salad bar included for dine-in only; raffle tickets for 51-inch Samsung TV, $5 each or three for $10. St. Patrick’s Feast Day celebration, Sunday, March 3, with 10:30 a.m. Mass, noon catered luncheon family style, entertainment by Mayer Irish Dancers, $15 adults, $8 children up to age 12, doors open 11:30 a.m., program at 1:30 p.m.; 398-1036.
Bethel Lutheran Church: 411 N. Montgomery St. — Black History Month program Gospel Fest IV, 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, 938-6677.
Deliverance Temple Church of God in Christ: 3476 Virginia St. — Revival, Sunday, Feb. 24 through Wednesday, Feb. 27; 10 a.m. Feb. 24 service features prophet Carl Brown of Mobile, Ala.; continues 7 nightly Feb. 25 to 27; 887-0544.
First African Methodist Episcopal Church: 2005 Massachusetts St. — Annual Allen day tea, 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17; 886-7561.
First Baptist Church: 626 W. 21st Ave. — Black history program “Linking Our Past and Present,” 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, sponsored by the Miriam Mission Circle, guest speaker is Kwame Lance David, United Male Chorus of Gary presents the program in song.
Great Band Baptist Church: 2649 Wabash Ave. — Black History Month program, 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, theme is “At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: Celebrating Our Past and Shaping Our Future,” 885-2055.
Marshall Temple Church: 430 Durbin St. — Community Day first and third Sundays monthly, free food basket giveaway after 11 a.m. service. 977-0690 ■Free breakfast, 9 to 10 a.m. every Sunday. ■Free clothes and household items available every Sunday. ■Annual tea, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, $5, vendors sell jewelry, cosmetics, hats, clothing, accessories and more, call 614-0968, 077-0690 or email email@example.com
Marquette Park United Methodist Church: 215 N. Grand Blvd. — Black history program, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, lunch follows. 938-4106
Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church: 735 E. 20th Ave. — Arm our bearer’s service, 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24. 882-9339.
New Hope Missionary Baptist Church: 2307 Rhode Island St. — Anita Roberts honored Sunday, Feb. 17; 7:30 and 10 a.m. services with guest prophetess Sherilyn Mahiri; 5 p.m. guest is elder Andria Hudson.
■Pastor’s seventh anniversary celebration services: 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, 7 and 8; 5 p.m. Sunday, March 10; various guests. 883-5743.
New Mount Moriah Baptist Church: 1917 Carolina St. — 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, annual African American heritage program, soul food dinner served after morning service in fellowship hall. 886-2555.
New Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church: 1845 W. 37th Ave. — Singles Ministry presents God is Love Fiesta, 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, $10, entertainment by Christian Comedy Showcase, “Capture the Moment” photo opportunity, dance marathon (advance sign-up), call Dorothy Dillion at 951-2321 or Karen Parks at 682-7228.
Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church: 1301 W. 21st Ave. — Gospel Sunrise Productions presents an Evening with Doc McKenzie and the Hi-Lights, Friday, March 22, doors open 6 p.m., program at 7; other guests The Gospel Aires of South Bend, The Winslett Family of Gary and Men of Macedonia; $20 advance, $25 at the door. 884-4402.
Temple Israel: 601 N. Montgomery St. — “Sisterhood’s Fabulous Community Bagel Brunch,” 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday Feb. 24, $8 advance, $5 per child, $10 at the door. 938-5232.
Trinity Missionary Baptist Church: 1831 Virginia St. — Fish fry, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, March 1, $8, assorted soda pop 75 cents each, peach cobbler $1.
■ The Sounds of Peace of the Calumet Area presents “Wounded for Me,” a story in song of the crucifixion and resurrection, 4:30 p.m. Palm Sunday (March 24), Communion served, sponsored by Ruth Circle of Ministry. 883-2720
Trinity United Church of Christ: 1276 W. 20th Ave. — Somebody’s Clothing Ministry prom dress giveaway 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 16, donations of new or used formal attire and accessories accepted, call Joyce at 384-0300 or Maxine at 201-0840.
Trinity United Methodist Church: 3561 Randolph St. — All-you-can-eat chili supper, 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, $6 adults, $3 children ages 6 to 12, free for children up to age 6, hot dogs and chips available for children, dessert and beverage included. 962-1353.
United Methodist Church: 520 E. Commercial Ave.— World Day of Prayer celebration, 10 a.m. Friday, March 1, 10 a.m. fellowship followed by Bible study, noon complimentary lunch of soup, salad and desserts, 1 p.m. prayer worship service. 696-9465.
SS Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral: 8000 Madison St. — Church’s 100th anniversary celebration, Saturday, May 18; deadline for program book advertising is Wednesday, Feb. 20; 769-2481, ssconstantineandhelen.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
House of Prayer: 2738 Blake Road — Grand opening of House of Prayer Food Pantry, noon to 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16, food giveaway. 938-2208.
Salem United Methodist Church of Porter Township: 756 W. County Road 350S — Annual pancake and sausage breakfast, 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, fellowship hall, $7 adults, $5 children ages 5 to 12, free for children up to age 4, frozen whole-hog sausage $3 per pound, homebaked items for sale, call 988-4700 on Wednesday.
St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church: 2011 Clark St. — Lent schedule: services, 3 p.m. Wednesdays; presanctified liturgy, 7 p.m. Fridays; all-souls liturgies beginning Saturday, Feb. 23 (call 659-0277 for times); matins/divine liturgy, 9 a.m. Sundays; confession, 4:30 p.m. Saturdays or arranged upon request.
Church of the Four Seasons United Methodist: 9100 E. 109th Ave. — “Spaghetti-ness 2013” supper, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, includes choice of three sauces, breadsticks, salad, ice cream, coffee, tea or water; soda pop available for purchase; freewill offering; themed baskets raffle tickets, $1 each or $5 for 6; call Jenny, 406-0625. ■Easter Walk, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 30, a journey through the last few days of Jesus’ life on Earth, free; 663-7803 or email email@example.com.
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