Updated: September 25, 2013 6:01AM
First United Methodist Church: 352 S. Main St. — All you can eat chicken dinner, 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13 at the Great Oaks Banquet Center, U.S. 41, Cedar Lake. Cost $12 adults, $6 children. Tickets available at the door. Sponsored by the United Methodist Women of the crown Point First United Methodist Church. Call 663-1515.
Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church: 3715 Butternut St. — Rev. Dr. James H. Hunter Sr., pastor and Mrs. Hattie Hunter, 51st pastor’s appreciation service, Saturday, Sept. 14 and Sunday, Sept. 15. Guest, 7 p.m. Saturday, Mount Moriah Baptist Church, Rev. Dr. Marion Johnson, Jr., pastor; guest 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Memorial Baptist Church, Chicago, IL, Rev. Dr. Nathan L. Schaffer, Jr., pastor.
Christ Baptist Church: 4700 E. 7th Ave. — 10 a.m. worship service, speaker Bishop Tavis Grant, Greater First Church International, East Chicago. Call 938-5504, Rev. Lawrence E. Robertson, pastor/teacher.
Clarkroad Missionary Baptist Church: 2841 Clarkroad — Benefit concert, 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, for Brian Hearne, who suffered major stroke. Sponsored by Loretta Hearne Thames and Hearne Family of all generations. Pharis Evans, pastor.
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.
Greater New Jerusalem Full Gospel Church: 1310 Harrison St. — Pastor Charles and First Lady Eddie Mae Williams 22nd year church anniversary, 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12 and Friday, Sept. 13; 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15. Call 886-9378.
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.
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.
New Mount Moriah Baptist Church: 1917 Carolina St. — Church’s 61st anniversary, homecoming and mortgage burning celebration, Sunday, Sept. 1. Homecoming dinner immediately following morning service. Guest, Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Chicago, IL at 4:30 p.m.
Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church: 1301 W. 21st Ave. — The Gales of Joy 47th year anniversary program, 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, with New Life Male Chorus, The Traveling Kings, The Brothers in Christ and special guest, The Gospel Gems of Dayton Ohio, New Life Missionary Baptist Church, 5444 Harrison St., Merrillville, Rev. Preston Ezell, Pastor. Cost is $10 at the door. For more information call 629-5425.
■ Music Ministry, presents, The Old Ship of Zion at 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 7; Rev. Charles L. Emery, pastor, call 944-8161.
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. 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 give away, food activities for children, and music. Sign up for flu and shingles shots.
St. Luke A.M.E. Zion Church: 1300 Jackson St. — Bus trip to the Covered Bridge Festival in Rockville, IN, Saturday, Oct. 12. The bus leaves the church at 8 a.m. and returns at 6 p.m. Cost is $40 adult. Payment deadline is Sunday, Sept. 22. Sponsored by the Senior Usher Board of the St. Luke A.M.E. Zion Church. For more information call Mary at 949-0176 or Johnnie at 949-6168. Rev. Dr. Betty Crockett, pastor.
Tarrytown Missionary Baptist Church: 601 Ralston St. — Annual Women’s Day, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 0.0..0025, speaker, Minister Deborah Randolph of Glenwood, IL.
The Whosoever Will Gospel Choir: 10th year celebration, Banquet/Fashion Show and Mini Concert, 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, Genesis Convention Center, One Genesis Plaza. Cost $40. No tickets sold at the door. Call 743-4805 or 801-0677.
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.
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