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RELIGION BRIEFS, FEB. 23

Updated: March 24, 2013 6:03AM



CEDAR LAKE

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.

CROWN POINT

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.

EAST CHICAGO

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.

GARY

Bethel Lutheran Church: 411 N. Montgomery St. — Black history Gospel Fest IV, 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 24, 938-6677.

Centennial United Methodist Church: 777 Rhode Island St. — Annual heritage play and dinner, 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, featuring Dimples Company’s “It’s Not All Eve’s Fault” and Lady Sax, $15, 201-3640.

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.

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.

Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church: 1747 Fillmore St. — 64th annual men’s day, Sunday, Feb. 24, speakers are the Revs. Greg Frazier at 8 a.m. and Emery Varrie at 11 a.m., 885-4014.

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 www.berdiamarshall@hotmail.com.

Marquette ParkUnited Methodist Church: 215 N. Grand Blvd. — Black history program, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, lunch follows. 938-4106

Mercy Seat Missionary Baptist Church: 2629 W. 23rd Place — Ninth annual women’s conference, 9 a.m. Saturday, March 16, with guest presenter Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, presenter Tarniesha Thompson, speaker Clara Hadley and minister Yolanda Sims, 949-4794.

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. — 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.

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, 384-0300, or Maxine, 201-0840.

HAMMOND

All Saints Catholic Church: 570 Sibley St. — “Passion of Christ,” noon Sunday, March 24, 45-minute program (in English) features a Polish prayer-theatrical group from St. Hyacinth’s Basilica in Chicago, freewill donations accepted, refreshments served. 932-0204.

HOBART

Trinity United Methodist Church: 3561 Randolph St. — All-you-can-eat chili supper, 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, $6 adults, $3 ages 6 to 12, free for children up to age 6, hot dogs and chips available for children, dessert and beverage included. 962-1353.

LOWELL

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.

MERRILLVILLE

Peace United Church of Christ: 1001 W. 73rd Ave. — Soup and bread luncheon (all-you-can-eat for dine-in only), 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7, $6 adults, $3 ages 4 to 10, free for children up to age 3, $4 carryout, homebaked items for sale. 769-4585.

SS Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral: 8000 Madison St. — Church’s 100th anniversary celebration, Saturday, May 18; 769-2481, ssconstantineandhelen.org or email office@ssconstantineandhelen.org.

St. Joan of Arc Church: 200 E. 78th Ave. – Remembering the Children Service of Light Memorial Mass, 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, for those who have experienced the loss of a child through miscarriage, stillbirth or any childhood death, prior to Mass children’s names can be added to the service and items of remembrance placed near the altar, call Jill 730-9199 or Sue 838-5755, or email jillm@elizabethministry.com

Protection of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church: 8600 Grand Blvd. — Sand and Sea fashion show and luncheon, doors open with a bake sale and 1 p.m. lunch Sunday, March 24, Avalon Manor Banquet Center, 3550 E. U.S. 30 Hobart, $30, 663-2134 or 365-6360.

PORTAGE

Eckankar worship service: 11 a.m. to noon Sunday, Feb. 24, Holiday Inn Express, 2323 Willowcreek Road, topic is “What is the Master?” sponsored by Indiana Satsang Society Inc. (888) 746-4488 or www.eck-indiana.org.

Portage Avenue Baptist Church: 6605 Portage Ave. — Hot Wheels and Matchbox car racing, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 9, sponsored by Word of Life Olympian Club, trophies awarded in all divisions. 763-1827.

Portage First United Methodist Church: 2637 McCool Road — Easter egg hunt for children up to age 12, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16 (at Crossroads south of church), dinner at 5 p.m., 762-3846 or www.portageumc.org.

Portage First United Methodist Church: 2637 McCool Road — “Date Night” with spouse or significant other, 6 p.m. Friday, March 15, 6:30 p.m. light dinner, entertainment with music, comedy and tips on how to strengthen marriages and relationships, childcare available, 762-3846 for reservations or email rousselledeborah@gmail.com.

WINFIELD

Church of the Four Seasons United Methodist: 9100 E. 109th Ave. — “Spaghetti-ness 2013” supper, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, freewill offering; themed baskets raffle tickets, $1 each or $5 for 6; call Jenny, 406-0625.

VALPARAISO

St. Iakovos Church: 36 W. County Road 700N — Greek chicken fundraiser (dine-in or carryout) and bake sale, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, $10, 462-4052.

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