RELIGION BRIEFS, MARCH 2
Religious announcements March 1, 2013 4:12PM
Updated: April 3, 2013 6:04AM
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 after 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 family-style catered luncheon, 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.
First Baptist Church of East Chicago: 4911 McCook Ave. — First appreciation service for pastor Douglas C. Sloss and family, 4 p.m. Sunday, March 17, guests are the Rev. Corey B. Brooks Sr. and New Beginnings Church of Chicago. 398-0758.
Abundant Grace Church of God in Christ: 4353 Massachusetts St. — Seminar on foster care, parenting skills and domestic violence, 7 p.m. Thursday March 7, with representatives from Campagna Academy. 884-4353.
Marshall Temple Church: 430 Durbin St. — Community Day, first and third Sundays monthly, 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.
Mercy Seat Missionary Baptist Church: 2629 W. 23rd Place — Ninth annual women’s conference, 9 a.m. Saturday, March 16, with guest presenters Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and Tarniesha Thompson, speakers Clara Hadley and minister Yolanda Sims, 949-4794.
Miracle Temple Church of God in Christ: 4709 E. 13th Ave. — Indiana Second Jurisdiction Churches of God in Christ 65th annual ministers and workers convention, Sunday, March 3 through Saturday, March 9; begins with a 5 p.m. musical March 3; services 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, special sessions 7 a.m. Tuesday through Friday; official day service noon March 9.
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; guests The Gospel Aires of South Bend, The Winslett Family of Gary and Men of Macedonia; $20 advance, $25 at the door. 884-4402.
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. ■ Chakula Kitchen Ministry serves hot meals, 1 to 3 p.m. every Saturday; Mrs. Jackson, 944-0500, or (773) 216-0049.
Whole Truth Church of God in Christ: 717 West 45th Ave. — Church’s 41st anniversary celebration, 4 p.m. Sunday, March 3, with pastor Elder Jessie Johnson Sr. and guest speaker Tony Johnson of Schamburg, Ill. 884-7667.
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, refreshments served. 932-0204. ■ Dyngus Day Celebration, Monday, April 1, doors open 5 p.m., musical entertainment 6 to 9 p.m. by Ted Tomczak and Take 5, $15 includes soft drinks, beer and wine, reservations required, age 21 and older, 932-0204.
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 service. 696-9465.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Protection of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church: 8600 Grand Blvd. — Sand-and-Sea fashion show and luncheon, Sunday, March 24, doors open 1 p.m. with a bake sale and lunch, Avalon Manor Banquet Center, 3550 E. U.S. 30 Hobart, $30. 663-2134 or 365-6360.
Ridge United Methodist Church: 8607 Columbia Ave. — Healing Hearts for Kids free six-week support group program for children ages 6 to 12 who have lost a loved one, begins 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 13; sponsored by Hospice of the Calumet Area; registration deadline Friday, March 8, call from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 922-2732 or (708) 895-8332.
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. ■ “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 email@example.com. ■ 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.
Emmanuel Baptist Church of South Haven: 760 McCool Road — Church’s 50th anniversary celebration, 9:30 a.m. Sunday, March 17, with Calvary Quartet in concert call; 759-3317; Calvary Quartet information, www.calvaryquartet.com.
Church of the Four Seasons: 9100 E. 109th Ave. — Easter Walk, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 30, 663-7803 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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