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RELIGION BRIEFS, MARCH 23

Updated: April 24, 2013 6:03AM



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

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

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, Gary authors and writers, book signing; guests are Sen. Earline Rogers, D-Gary, and others.

First Emmanuel Baptist Church: 1845 W. 37th Ave. — Installation services for the Rev. Kurt D. Walton, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday, March 25.

First Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church: 643 W. 41st Ave. — Tabernacle hour, 4 p.m. Sunday, March 24. ■“The Living Last Supper,” 6 p.m. Friday, March 29. ■Teachers’ workshop, 10 a.m. Saturday, March 30. 884-6170

Freeman Temple Church of God in Christ: 715 E. 45th Ave. — Revival, 7 nightly Wednesday, March 27, Thursday, March 28, and Friday, March 29, prayer begins at 6:30 nightly, host pastor Cornelius Stewart. 378-0259, 256-4514.

Koinonia Missionary Baptist Church: 1165 Jackson St. — Mass choir and friends present “The Seven Last Words of Christ,” 6 p.m. Sunday, March 24, free. ■Passion week services, 7 nightly Monday, March 25, through Friday, March 29, guest ministers. 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, reserve baskets at 487-4957.

Metropolitan Baptist Church: 1920 Broadway — First year appreciation services for pastor and wife, 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. — Good Friday service, 7 p.m. Friday, March 2. ■Resurrection Day services, 7 a.m., 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday, March 31. 882-9339.

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.

St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church: 2300 Grant St. — Church's 97th anniversary celebration, 11 a.m. Sunday, March 24, with guest the Rev. Timothy L. Dotson, pastor of The Gathering at Bethany Church, Chicago; 4 p.m. service with the Rev. Reginald Johnson of 20th Century Missionary Baptist Church. 944-7313 or 944-7314.

Trinity Missionary Baptist Church: 1831 Virginia St. — Palm Sunday service, 4:30 p.m. 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. — Chakula Kitchen Ministry serves hot meals, 1 to 3 p.m. every Saturday. 944-0500, (773) 216-0049.

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. New Community Baptist Church: 5461 Calumet Ave. — Good Friday friends and family musical, “Jesus is the Light of the World,” 6 p.m. March 29. 931-8407

KOUTS

First Presbyterian Church of Kouts: 195 E. County Road 700S — All-ages Easter egg hunt, 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 23, Easter Bunny visits (bring cameras), free raffle for prizes, Easter baskets, refreshments, prize bags; 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. in Gary, fifth annual prayer breakfast, 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 23, at Chateau Banquets, 530 W. 61st Ave., $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. — Installation services for the Rev. Kurth D. Walton, 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.

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.

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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