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Religion roundup: Greek Fest, party in parking lot, and more


Oak Lawn

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 10301 S. Kolmar Ave.: Greek Fest from 3 to 11 p.m. June 15 and 2 to 10 p..m. June 16. The festival, celebrating 60 years, features live music, Greek coffee and frappé, cold beer, wine and specialties such as Greek chicken, gyros, souvlaki, baklava, loukoumades and Greek fries. DJ Yianni will spin tunes at 2 p.m. both days, and Strung Out performs at 7 p.m. both days. Raffle tickets will be sold for $100; first prize is $5,000, second prize is $2,500 and third is $1,500. Winner, drawn at 9 p.m. Sunday, need not be present. Admission is by donation. Information: http://www.stnicholasil.org/ or 708-636-5460.

Evergreen Park

Most Holy Redeemer, 9525 S. Lawndale Ave.: Parking Lot Party from 7 p.m. to midnight June 15. The fundraising party kicks off the summer. The 1990s party band Fun Forrest Run! Will perform. Tickets cost $30 per person or attendees can buy a table of 10 for $300. Attendees should bring their own beverages and snacks. Sponsorships are available, and raffle tickets for $50 each or three for $100 will be sold online or can be bought by dropping off a check at the rectory office. Information: mostholyredeemer.org or 708-425-5354.

Orland Park

The Presbyterian Church in Orland Park, 13401 Wolf Road: Free mental health workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 15. Attendees can become mental health first aiders by learning how to identify and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The workshop covers topics such as anxiety disorders, trauma, psychosis, suicidal thoughts or behaviors, non-suicidal self-injury and depression and mood disorders. Lunch is included. Registration is required but can be done online at rb.gy/9sj8i1 or by calling the office. Information: (708) 448-8142.


Flossmoor Community Church, 2218 Hutchison Road: New Bible study series at 10 a.m. Wednesdays, June 12 to July 31, in the parlor. Pastor Dawn will lead the series, which dives into Brené Brown’s work “Braving the Wilderness.: Attendees will be asked to challenge their perceptions, strengthen their spirit and deepen connections with each other, embracing who they are in Christ. The series pairs scripture with practical life lessons. Information: www.fccfaithful.org or 708-798-2800.

Homer Glen

Parkview Christian Church, 14367 W. 159th St.: Summer Jam from 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 25 to 27. The program also is offered at the sites in New Lenox, 2121 S. Schoolhouse Road, and Orland Park, 11100 Orland Parkway. The program, for children entering first through fifth grade, requires registration. Cost is $10 per child. T-shirts cost $5 and are available in the lobbies of each location. Information: www.parkviewchurch.com or 708-478-7477.

Palos Park

Wayside Chapel at The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway: Worship and prayer meeting Monday nights starts at 7 p.m. June 10. All are welcome to gather for a time of prayer, meditation and worship. It’s a new opportunity to build a closer community and a deeper relationship with God. The simple service starts with worship music and continues with silent prayer, sharing a devotional Word and an intercession. The meeting lasts 60 to 90 minutes. There’s no need to attend all meetings. Information: [email protected] or 708-361-3650.

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