CHURCH CORNER from July 4, 2013

Green Faith
  United By Faith is one of 11 new congregations nationwide that have been accepted into the Green Faith Certification Program (, through which religious institutions of all faiths and denominations commit to being leaders in environmental stewardship. United by Faith will during a two-year period engage in a variety of initiatives to be more environmentally conscious within the walls of their spiritual community, to deepen the awareness among their congregation of the relationship between their spiritual beliefs and environmental responsibility and to provide youth and adult education on how individuals can live in greater harmony with Mother Earth. For more information call Bonnie Osborne at 424-6301 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Bible School
  Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ, 9411 S. 51st Ave. in Oak Lawn, will hold the “Everywhere Fun Fair” Vacation Bible School July 29 to Aug. 2 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Each day will feature games, crafts, Bible stories and music with dance moves. Children 4 years old through fifth grade are welcome. Cost is $5 per child for the week. Register at or call 422-4200.

Classical Music
  “Of the Soul: Music for Strings and Woodwinds” will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 24 at Sacred Heart Church, 8245 W. 111th St. in Palos Hills. The program will include works by Corelli, Massenet, Mozart, Piazzola, Poulenc, Sibelius, Widor and others. Admission is a free will offering. For more information call James Grzadzinski at 974-3336, Ext. 245.

Bishop in Palos
  Sacred Heart Church in Palos Hills in will present the Rev. Alberto Rojas, auxiliary bishop of Chicago and Episcopal Vicar of Vicariate III, as celebrant and homilist for Solemn Choral Evening Prayer I of the Assumption at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14. A Choral Prelude will begin at 6:45 p.m.

  Oak Lawn Bible Church will hold its annual free Vacation Bible School July 22 to 26 at the church, 9435 S. 54th Ave. The program will run from 9:30 to noon daily and is open to children in kindergarten through those entering fifth grade. This year’s program is “Colossal Coaster World.” Children need not be members of the church to attend. The program is free. For more information and to register call 857-9800 or visit