Updated: September 18, 2013 6:02AM
Boone Grove Christian Church: 360 W. Groveland, 10:30 a.m. service, Sunday, Aug. 18; antique car and tractor show, noon. Free lunch, yard games, entertainment and bake sale. Call 462-2295.
Christ Baptist Church: 4700 E. 7th Ave. — Celebrating their 32nd year anniversary, 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, speaker L. Tyrone Crider Sr., pastor, Mount Calvary Baptist Church of Chicago.
■ Annual picnic Saturday, Aug. 17. Call 938-5504 for more information. Rev. Lawrence E. Robertson, pastor/teacher.
Crossroads Baptist Church: 529 Jefferson St. — United Male Chorus, 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25. Rev. Roosevelt Dixon, Sr., pastor, call 882-7700.
God’s Way Church of Deliverance: 1108 Clark Rd. — Elder E. Gregory and Missionary Minnie Williams, 12th pastor’s anniversary celebration, at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16; 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17; and 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18. Call 944-1082.
Gospel of Truth Apostolic Ministry Church: 5829 W. 15th Ave. — The Food Pantry and Clothing Boutique Ministry of the Gospel Truth Apostolic Ministry distributes food from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, and from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Aug. 21, at the Gospel of Truth Apostolic Ministry Church, 5829 W. 15th Ave. Bring boxes or bags to carry items home. Call 949-5433.
Marshall Temple Church: 430 Durbin St. — Community Day, first and third Sundays monthly, food basket giveaway after 11 a.m. service; free breakfast 9 to 10 a.m. every Sunday; free clothes and household items available every Sunday, 977-0690. Bishop L.E. Marshall, pastor
Marquette Park United Methodist Church: 215 N. Grand — First Saturday, lunch, noon, every month. Enter from the parking lot in back.
Metropolitan Baptist Church: 1920 Broadway — Back to school giveaway for families with limited financial resources, 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, north parking lot, Ronald McDonald will appear at 4 p.m.
New Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church: 2533 Waite St. — Family and Friends month every Sunday, during the month of August.
■ The church and “Center Stage” with Shanell Thomas mentoring young people are sponsoring a back to school supplies give-a-way, at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24. Donations welcome. Call 427-1705.
■ A picnic, at noon, Saturday, August 31.
■ A prayer, praise, preaching and piety service 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday evenings through September. Dr. Rev. Chester L. Jones, pastor, call 218-0924.
RHEMA Inspirational Church of the Harvest: 416 E. Ridge Rd. — Annual picnic along with Trinity Educational Daycare and Academy’s back to school bash, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24. Food, entertainment, and fun. Booth rental available, call 980-0885 or 775-2415.
St. John Lutheran Church: 2235 W. 10th Ave. — Gary Historical and Cultural Society, 40th annual Writer’s Workshop, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. Cost, $20 adults and $5 youth, includes lunch. Coffee, juice, rolls, 9:30 to 10 a.m. Call 902-0524 to register or email firstname.lastname@example.org. On-site registration accepted.
St. James Missionary Baptist Church: 1333 W. 25th Ave. — 13th annual Stop the Violence Parade/2 5 Alive, 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Aug. 31. School supplies and clothing giveaway, food activities for children and music. Sign up for flu and shingles shots.
Trinity United Church of Christ: 1276 W. 20th Ave. — Somebody’s Closet Clothing Ministry, school supplies giveaway, 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Call 455-8473.
Zion Progressive Cathedral International: 1169 Connecticut St. — Clothing ministry free clothing give away, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every fourth Saturday of the month. Donations of men, women and children accepted, including household items. Only wearable items in good condition will be accepted. Call 882-9466 or 512-0550.
St. Mary Church: 525 N. Broad St. — Western Days, through Sunday, Aug. 18, on the parish grounds. Festival hours, Friday; from 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 11 p.m. Sunday. Midway ride, food booths, nightly entertainment, beer garden, bingo, jar games, casino games, Texas Hold’em, kids fun fair and more. Fireworks display Sunday, Aug. 18 at dusk. Call 924-4163.
South Lake Worship Center: 3440 W. 61st Ave. — Back to School JAM/Family Fun Fest, 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. Free food and drawings and giveaways, skate park, basketball and volleyball games, live music and entertainment. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Fun for all ages. Call 942-8777 Ext. 19.
First Baptist Church: 1309 Central Ave. — Community Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24. Free booth space, sign up by Tuesday, Aug. 20, call 962-1691 or 962-2647.
Peace United Church of Christ: 1001 W. 73rd Ave. — Antique appraisal and hors d’oeuvre luncheon, 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. A limit of two antique items can be brought in per person. For more information call Juanita at 613-5555.
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