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RELIGION BRIEFS, MARCH 16

Updated: April 17, 2013 6:01AM



CROWN POINT

First United Methodist Church: 352 S. Main St. — Second annual adult prom, “Sand Between Your Toes, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 13, $12.50 (buy tickets at church), attire is beach casual, proceeds benefit St. Jude House. 663-1515.

Town and Country Christian Church: 7037 E. 117th Ave. — Live portrayal of Leonardo Da Vinci’s painting, “The Last Supper,” 7 p.m. Thursday, March 28, free. 663-7896.

CHESTERTON

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.

EAST CHICAGO

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.

GARY

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.

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.

First AME Church: 2005 Massachusetts St. — Second annual history of Gary Expo, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 30, showcases local students and their talents, businesses and organizations, authors and writers of Gary, book signing; guests are Sen. Earline Rogers, D-Gary, and others.

First Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church: 643 W. 41st Ave. — Tabernacle hour, 4 p.m. Sunday, March 25. ■“The Living Last Supper,” 6 p.m. Friday, March 29. ■Teachers’ workshop, 10 a.m. Saturday, March 30. 884-6170

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.

Holy Bethel Missionary Baptist Church: 810 W. 8th Ave. — Church’s 50th anniversary homecoming musical, 4 p.m. Sunday, March 17.

Jesus Gifts Apostolic Church Inc: 1125 Grant St. — Women’s day service, 5 p.m. March 17 (third Sunday monthly), speaker is evangelist Renee Andrews.

Koinonia Missionary Baptist Church: 1165 Jackson St. — Annual men’s day, 10:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 17, guest pastor John Talley and the Calvary Institutional Baptist Church. ■Mass Choir and friends present “The Seven Last Words of Christ,” 6 p.m. Sunday, March 24, free. 882-8118

Love Feast Church of God in Christ: 2456 Chase St. — Annual Easter clothing giveaway, 9 a.m. Saturday, March 23, variety of gently used spring and summer clothes, shoes, items available while supplies last. 944-8729.

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. ■Easter service, 11:30 a.m. Sunday, March 31, free dinner follows with food basket giveaway, to reserve a basket call 487-4957.

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.

Metropolitan Baptist Church: 1920 Broadway — First year appreciation services for pastor and wife, 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.

Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church: 735 E. 20th Ave. — Annual nurses day, 4 p.m. Sunday, March 17, guest pastor is the Rev. Royce F. Thompson Sr., New Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. ■Good Friday service, 7 p.m. Friday, March 29. ■Resurrection Day services, 7 a.m., 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday, March 31. 882-9339.

New Beginnings Fellowship: 4500 Harrison St. — Clothing giveaway, 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 16. 985-0766.

New Mount Moriah Baptist Church: 1917 Carolina St. — Annual men and women’s day service, 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 24, guests are the Rev. Charles Emery and Pilgrim Baptist Church. 886-2555.

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.

St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church: 2300 Grant St. — 97th church anniversary celebration, 7 p.m. Friday, March 22, guest, Rev. Rodney C. Griffith, pastor of St. John Missionary Baptist Church; 11 a.m. Sunday, March 24 morning service guest, Rev. Timothy L. Dotson, pastor of The Gathering at Bethany Church, Chicago; 4 p.m. service Rev. Reginald Johnson, pastor, 20th Century Missionary Baptist Church. 944-7313 or 944-7314.

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. ■Ninth annual Lifting As We Rise Mentoring Ministry Right of Passage graduation exercise, 6 p.m. Friday, March 29, men are asked to wear black suit with white shirt. 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. 944-0500, (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.

HAMMOND

All Saints Catholic Church: 570 Sibley St. — “Passion of Christ,” 11:45 a.m. 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.

KOUTS

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 at the door; rain date 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 30.

LAKE STATION

First Baptist Church: 1309 Central Ave. — Easter Eggstravaganza, 1 p.m. Saturday, March 30. ■Easter schedule: 7:30 a.m. service Sunday, March 31, breakfast follows; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 10:45 a.m. Easter celebration.

MERRILLVILLE

Annual prayer breakfast: Women’s Auxiliary Brother’s Keeper Inc., fifth annual prayer breakfast, 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 23, at Chateau Banquets, 530 W. 61st Ave., cost $15, raffle tickets $1; call 882-4459 or 616-1982 for information or tickets; tickets also available at 2120 Broadway.

First Emmanuel Baptist Church: 1845 W. 37th Ave. — Pastor installation of the Rev. Kurth D. Walton, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, March 17; 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, and Friday, March 22; and 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday, March 24. 614-0256, 949-0246.

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.

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, 365-6360.

MUNSTER

St. Paul’s Evangelical 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.

ST. JOHN

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 wanderson@stjohnparish.org.

SCHERERVILLE

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, 365-5355.

VALPARAISO

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.

Faith Fellowship Church: 84 S. County Road 500W — Food pantry open to residents of Porter and Lake counties (must show valid driver’s license), 9 to 11 a.m. second and fourth Mondays monthly. 548-8585.

Temple Israel: 1405 E. Evans Ave. — Robert Melton, professor at Purdue University, West Lafayette, presents “Hiding in Plain Sight: A Jewish Family Survives The Holocaust,” 2 p.m. Sunday, March 17; Melton signs copies of his book “False Papers” afterward; free.

WINFIELD

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 lstmyers@mycofs.org.

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