Church Corner from 9-12-13


  Salem United Church of Christ, 9717 S. Kostner Avenue, Oak Lawn, will hold its Annual Octoberfest at 6 p.m. September 28. Entertainment is planned along with a roast pork dinner with all the trimmings. Tickets are $13 for adults; $5 for children age 6 to 2; children 5 and under are free.
  If you have any questions or wish to purchase tickets please call the church office at 708-423-9717.
  Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ is offering a six-week study series on dealing with anger, led by Pastor Peggy McClanahan. The class will meet on Tuesday evenings from 7 to 8:15 p.m. beginning Tuesday in the church lounge. Enter through the courtyard on 51st Avenue.
  For more information contact the church at 708-422-4200 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The church is at 9411 S. 51st Ave. in Oak Lawn.
  A free community meal will be served on at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Menard Center at 90th and Menard in Oak Lawn. Up to one hundred meals will be served on a first come, first served basis to all who could use a free meal or want to share a meal with others in the community. This is the last of three free meals this summer.
  “One Community: One Meal” is a joint venture of the Oak Lawn Clergy and Religious Worker’s Association, the Muslim American Society and The Mosque Foundation in Bridgeview. An interfaith team of Christians and Muslims is working together to plan, prepare and serve the meals.


Benefits & Fundraisers from 10-3-13

  The 12th annual Multiple Sclerosis Fundraiser — Raising Awareness takes place from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 2 at 114 Bourbon Street. All proceeds are donated to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society — Greater Illinois Chapter in Chicago. The event costs $30 and there will be a split the pot, raffle prizes and live entertainment.
  This annual event was inspired by two women who have been fighting this disease for 30-plus years, Most Holy Redeemer parishioner Susan Berry and St. Linus parishioner Mary Fecht.
  The Hickory Hills Lions Club will host the fourth annual Roar and Run for Fun 5K Run/Walk race. The race will be held on Saturday, at 9 a.m. Oct. 26. All participants receive a long-sleeve shirt. There will be awards, door prizes, food and drink following the race.
  The start/finish line will be at Hickory Hills City Hall, 8652 W. 95th Street. For more information about the race:, or to signup online:
  If you would like to volunteer or become a sponsor please call Vince Uzzardo 708-430-2210 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
  Proceeds from the race will help the Hickory Hills Lions Club in their mission to provide programs and assistance to aid people who are blind or visually impaired. The Hickory Hills Lions Club has served the needs of the community for more than 50 years.
  The Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima-Chicago Area Chapter will hold its first gala fundraiser on Oct. 12, from 5 to 10 p.m., at the Noonan Academy, 19131 Henry Drive in Mokena.
  Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. The cost of dinner is $50 per person, $250 for a table of six.
  The group will honor Gloria Violante, past president. Father Apostoli, a fequent host on EWTN and author of “Fatima for Today,” will be talk about the Urgent Marian Message of Hope. There will be a silent auction to help raise funds to support the Blue Army and promoting Our Lady’s Messages of Fatima.
  R.S.V.P. by Thursday, Oct. 3, by calling Tom Dunn at 420-6721 or emailing
  If unable to attend, send your monetary donations to Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima at 13811 S. Western Ave. Blue Island, IL. 60406.