Updated: October 8, 2013 6:02AM
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.
God’s Appointed Place: 1922 N. Main St. — Installation service for Joyce Davis, pastor, 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8. Reception immediately following at the Avalon Manor, 3550 E. U.S. 30. Guest, pastors: Rev. Cedric Howard, Goodwill Baptist Church, East Chicago; Rev. Kenneth and Rev. Cynthia Williams, True Deliverance Church, Chicago, IL; Rev. Lawrence Robertson, Christ Baptist Church. Call 213-2837.
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. — The Women for Christ Ministry of Christ Baptist clothing give-away, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9. Donated, clean, good condition, clothes may be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. during the clothing drive.
Church of God in Christ, Inc., of Gary: 5718 W. 9th Ave. — “It’s Revival Time” 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12 and Friday, Sept. 13. Guest, Dr. J. Louis Felton of Mount Airy Church of God in Christ, Philadelphia, PA. Call Judith Winfield at 949-2626, Bishop B. A. Sanders, pastor.
First Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church: 643 W. 41st Ave. — Women’s day celebration, 8 to 10 a.m. Sept. 15, Conference; 10:45 a.m. morning worship, speaker Minister Almeda Harris, Associate, New Life Christian Center, Rev. May Thomas, pastor, call 884-6170.
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.
Israel C.M.E. Church: 2301 Washington St. — Pre-fall bazaar and rummage sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14. Donations of clean, gently used men, women and children’s clothing and shoes and household items may be delivered to the church between the hours of 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. by Tuesday, Sept. 10.
■ “An Afternoon of Fun” for children and youth from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the church, 2301 Washington St. Snacks, hot dogs, free prizes and games, sponsored by the Steward Board of Israel C.M.E. Church.
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 Friendship Missionary Baptist Church: 1545 Waite St. — Presents H.E. Dixon, pastor and the Truth Tabernacle Church of Florence South Carolina, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 8. Rev. Royce F. Thompson, Sr., pastor.
New Hope Missionary Baptist Church: 2307 Rhode Island St. — Celebration of the church’s 64th anniversary, Sundays, Sept. 8 and 15.
■ 7:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, seniors honored
■ Sunday, September, 15, all services held at Marquette Park Aquatorium
■ 10 a.m. morning service, brunch follows morning service
■ 3 p.m. guest, Herman Polk, pastor and New Hope Missionary Baptist Church of Hammond.
New Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church: 2533 Waite St. — 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 Shiloh Baptist Church: 1727 W. 15th Ave. — Senior Ushers celebrate their annual day, 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8.
■ Rummage sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 in the church parking lot. Table rental $15. Items for all ages.
Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church: 1301 W. 21st Ave. — Music Ministry, presents, The Old Ship of Zion at 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 7; Rev. Charles L. Emery, pastor, call 944-8161.
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.
St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church: 4632 W. 21st Ave. — Annual Taste of St. Mark, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21. Food, music, singing, fun and games for kids and prizes. Call 977-9458.
The Praise House: 565 Adams St. — Fourth anniversary, Rev. Marcus T. Hurt, Sr. pastor, 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, guest Revival Center, Superintendent Dewitt Jackson, pastor and congregation.
■ Rev. Hurt’s annual banquet, 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, Genesis Convention Center, 5th Avenue and Broadway, cost, $30, call Laron at 886-2618.
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