St. Paul’s Lutheran Church: 330 W. Highland Dr. — The Sunday School will host a Pumpkin Patch & Car Show Oct. 6 at 10th St. & Ashland Ave. The Pumpkin Patch will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Chicago Heights Southside Cruisers car show will be from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Trophies will be awarded. The Pumpkin Patch fall decorative items for sale, scarecrows, a bake sale and face painting. The annual Lutherfest German Dinner will be from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 13. The menu includes German potato salad, sauerkraut and sausage. The cost is $12 per person. Carry outs are available. For tickets, call 708-754-4493, 755-9363, or 755-2581 or go to the church office. Information: 708-754-4493
Infant Jesus of Prague: 1131 Douglas Ave. — A special healing mass to the Miraculous Infant Jesus of Prague celebrated by Father Jerome Moras, OCD will be at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8. Moras will bring a holy porcelain replica of the Infant Jesus of Prague statue.
Hazel Crest Community United Methodist Church: 17050 S. California — The United Methodist Women will host “Songs for my Circle of Friends,” a dinner and concert featuring Beth Anne Hostert, Oct. 13. Dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. and the concert will be at 7 p.m. The cost of the concert is $15 per person and the cost of the dinner and concert is $25 per person. There will be a dessert reception and silent auction following the concert. Information: 708- 995-4500.
First Presbyterian Church of Homewood: 17929 Gottschalk Ave. — Free Community Dinners will be from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday nights. Tuesday Bible Study will meet from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Panera Bread. 18416 Governors Hwy., Homewood. No purchase is necessary. All religions welcome. Information: 708-798-0490 or www.fpchw.org.
St. Andrew United Methodist Church: 18850 Riegel Rd. — The St. Andrew 60th Anniversary Celebration will be from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 30. Bishop Sally Dyck of the Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church will be guest speaker. A light brunch will follow the service. Information: 708-798-8904 or online at homewoodsaintandrew.org.
Mokena United Methodist Church: 10901 LaPorte Rd. — A 150th anniversary celebration will be at 5 p.m. Oct. 27. To register, leave name, phone number and number of people attending at 708-479-1110.
St. John’s United Church of Christ: 11100 Second St. — The church will sponsor a blood drive with Heartland Blood Centers from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 14 in the Christian Community Center next to the church. Donors will be required to bring photo identification. Schedule an appointment at 708-479-5123 or at www.versiti.org. Donors will receive a free entry voucher to Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm Pumpkin Fest valid to Oct. 31.
St. Jude Church: 241 W. Second Ave. — The St. Jude Peace and Social Justice Ministry will host “Chosen,” a documentary about teens who experienced real-life encounters with human trafficking, at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 in St. Jude Franciscan Hall. Information: 815-485-8049.
Trinity Lutheran Church: 9701 Brandt Ave. — The Senior Fellowship Group in Oak Lawn will host a trip to Opera in Focus Oct. 18. A bus will leave from the church parking lot at 10:45 a.m. Entertainment will be scenes from “Phantom of the Opera,” “The Clock Scene” and “The Cathedral Scene” portrayed by rod puppets. The cost for transportation and the performance is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. The cost does not include lunch at Sam’s of Arlington. Senior citizens ages 55 and older should make reservations by Oct. 4 at 708-422-2355.
Christ Lutheran Church: 14700 S. 94th Ave. — A Pumpkin Palooza Picnic will be held at 3 p.m. Oct. 21. Games and activities for all the children and their families will include choosing a pumpkin to decorate from the “Pumpkin Patch.” Hot dogs, chili, pulled chicken, macaroni and cheese are among the picnic items. Tickets are $5 per person. Children three years old and younger are free but require a ticket. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Call the church office at 708-349-0431.
The workshop “Help! This is not what I expected,” by Stephanie Thompson, will be at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26. Thompson will discuss the challenges for a family affected by the mental health issues of a child. The workshop “Grief & Loss Challenges during the Holidays” will be at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 30. Chaplin Christine Jaksy will speak on how holiday celebrations can be impacted by grief and loss in families with loved ones with mental illness. Information: call 708-349-0431.
The Presbyterian Church in Orland Park: 13401 Wolf Rd. — Applications to be a crafter for the 2018 Arts & Crafts Fair Nov. 10 are available at the church office or at www.pcorlandpark.org. The fee per table space with two chairs is $30. Tables are available for $5. Information: 708-448-8142 or [email protected]
St. Michael Parish: 14327 Highland Ave. — The Prayer Shawl Ministry “Hooks and Needles,” will meet from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month to knit or crochet prayer shawls, hats and scarves. The items will be donated to hospitals, hospice units, food pantry, cancer units, the American Red Cross and individuals. There are also six evening meetings a year. Information: call Donna at 708-403-2122.
First Baptist Church of Tinley Park: 7025 W. 179th St. — A Senior Luncheon and Fellowship will be at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 10. Lunch will be served at noon. The event is free. Register at 708-532-3536 or call Jill Kidd at 708-462-3334.
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