Updated: April 10, 2013 6:02AM
Crocker Bible Baptist Church: 275 W. County Road 1050N — Free children’s Easter egg hunt after 11 a.m. service Sunday, March 31, two age groups.
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.
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.
Crossroads Baptist Church: 529 Jefferson St. — Male chorus 37th anniversary, 4 p.m. Sunday, March 24; orientation for food pantry and soup kitchen, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 25; 882-7700.
Gospel Truth Apostolic Ministry: 5829 W. 15th Ave. — Food Pantry and Clothing Boutique distributes food to general public, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 17, and 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, March 20; bring bags or boxes to carry items home; 949-5433.
Jesus Gifts Apostolic Church Inc: 1125 Grant St. — Women’s day service, 5 p.m. March 17 (third Sunday monthly), speaker is evanglelist Renee Andrews.
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.
Marquette Park United Methodist Church: 215 N. Grand Blvd. — Pastor Sharon Baker talks about her two-week pilgrimage to the Holy Land, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, March 10, fellowship with snacks follows.
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 official day service, noon Saturday, March 9.
Metropolitan Baptist Church: 1920 Broadway — First year appreciation services for pastor and wife, 9:30 a.m. Sunday, March 10, guest pastor Marlon C. Mack and Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church; 9:30 a.m. Sunday, March 17, guest pastor Charles Hudson and New Salem Missionary Baptist Church, Hammond; 9:30 a.m. Sunday, March 24, guest pastor Joseph B. Kelley Sr. and One Lord One Faith Missionary Baptist Church, Chicago.
New Beginnings Fellowship: 4500 Harrison St. — Clothing giveaway, 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 16, 985-0766.
New Hope Missionary Baptist Church: 2307 Rhode Island St. — Pastor’s seventh anniversary celebration service, 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.
Saints Home Church of God in Christ: 833 East 21st Ave. — Superintendent Rozelle Hammonds III of Houston, guest speaker at 11:30 a.m. service Sunday, March 10. Installation service for Bishop Donald Alford Sr. (4th Ecclesiastic Prelate North Central of the Indiana North Church of God in Christ )of South Bend, 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 10, emcee is Dr. Richard Hammonds, guests Gospel Experience Choir of Peoria, Ill. 883-1002.
Trinity Missionary Baptist Church: 1831 Virginia St. — Mothers Board Ministry’s annual day, 4 p.m. Sunday, March 17, speaker is the Rev. Asher Harris of Great Band Missionary Baptist Church. 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, 201-084 0.■Chakula Kitchen Ministry serves hot meals, 1 to 3 p.m. every Saturday; 944-0500, or (773) 216-0049.
Williams Chapel Church of God in Christ: 2201 Tennessee St. — Annual adult clothes giveaway, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 16.
Clark Road Missionary Baptist Church: 2841 Clark Road — Annual women’s day, 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday, March 17, morning speaker is Walterene Johnson of Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, Chicago; afternoon service is a concert with Dorothy Gilliam-Ford and her female choir “Who So Ever Will.” 944-0202.
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. 932-0 204.■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.
First Presbyterian Church of Kouts: 195 E. County Road 700S — Easter egg hunt for all ages, 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 23, visit by Easter Bunny, bring cameras, free raffle for prizes, Easter baskets, refreshments served, prize bags provided nnnat the door; rain date 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 30.
First Baptist Church: 1309 Central Ave. — Easter Eggstravaganza, 1 p.m. Saturday, March 30; Easter services, 7:30 a.m. Sunday, March 31, early service followed by breakfast; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:45 a.m. Easter celebration
SS Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral: 8000 Madison St. — Church’s 100th anniversary celebration, Saturday, May 18; 769-2481, ssconstantineandhelen.org or email email@example.com.
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.
St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran. Lutheran Church: 8601 Harrison Ave. — Compass Lecture Series, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6, with speaker and author Rev. Ken Klaus, $10 includes doughnuts, coffee and boxed lunch, registration begins at 9 a.m.; tickets or information, 836-6270 or www.stplmunster.com.
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 rousselledeborah@gm ail.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.
St. John the Evangelist Parish: 10701 Olcott Ave. — Spring Fling, Friday, April 5; 6:30 p.m. cocktails, 7:30 p.m. dinner, Halls of St. George, 905 E. Joliet St., Schererville, $50, open bar, dancing, live and silent auctions, baskets and raffles, invitations and R.S.V.P. downloads at www.stjohnparish.org. R.S.V.P. deadline is Monday, March 25; 808-9334 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Michael’s Church: 1 Wilhelm St. — Smart Chicks and Old Bags fundraiser, 2 p.m. Sunday, April 7, $5, auction and sale of pre-owned purses and jewelry, proceeds go toward purchasing ultrasound machines for pregnancy care centers in Indiana and women’s pro-life ministries; 838-3165, 838-5755, 730-9199, 588-2187 or 365-5355.
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; 759-3317; Calvary Quartet information, www.calvaryquartet.com.
Union Community Church, United Church of Christ: 602 Monroe St. – Free multiculutral event, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, Anna Lassale speaks on Puerto Rico, light meal included; R.S.V.P. deadline is Monday, March 11, call 464-3197 or email email@example.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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