Religion roundup: Sisterhood evening, gardening sale, Black church history talk, self-defense class set



Orland Park

Parkview Christian Church, 1100 Orland Parkway: Sisterhood evening from 6 to 8:30 p.m. May 8. The evening is designed for women to gather with friends, enjoy appetizers, engage in games and uplifting worship and hear an inspirational message from Amy Max. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the event begins at 7 p.m. Dessert will be served afterward. It’s open to any woman in high school and older. Child care will be provided. Tickets cost $15 per person, and registration is required. Information: parkviewchurch.com or 708-478-7477.

Presbyterian Church in Orland Park, 13401 Wolf Road: Gardener’s Flea Market & Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 11. Garden-related arts and crafts with vendors will be available both inside and outside the church. A master gardener will be on hand to answer questions and to provide brochures. Flats of annuals and pots with vegetables and herbs will be sold. Light refreshments such as popcorn, cookies and bottled water can be purchased. Information: 708-448-8142.

Chicago

University of Chicago Divinity School and the Baptist Theological Union: “The Black Church in Chicago: Past, Present, and Future” at 6 p.m. May 10 at DuSable Black History Museum and Education Center, 740 E. 56th Place. Attendees can explore the museum’s collection from 5 to 6 p.m. before the panel discussion begins. Speakers include Marshall Hatch Jr., executive director of MAAFA Redemption Project; the Rev. Marshall Hatch Sr., senior pastor at New Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church; and the Rev. Otis Moss III, senior pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ. Christian Mitchell, vice president for civic engagement at the University of Chicago, will moderate the discussion. Street parking is available around the museum during the event. Make a reservation. Information: https://martycenter.org/events/the-black-church-in-chicago-past-present-and-future or email tannette@uchicago.edu.

Matteson

St. Paul Lutheran Church, 6201 Vollmer Road: Self-defense training for adults from 4:30 to 6 p.m. May 8. Trainers from the Cook County Sheriff’s Police will provide the training. It includes video training and hands-on practice. Children younger than 18 may attend with a parent or guardian. Register to ensure the program has enough participants to happen. Information: https://www.stpaulsonline.org/ or 708-720-0880.

Midlothian

St. Augustine Catholic Parish, 4130 147th St.: Mother’s Day celebration from 5 to 10 p.m. in the gym of St. Christopher School, 14611 Keeler Ave. Mexican food, a photo booth, raffles and live music will be featured. Information: staugustinemidlothian.org or 708-388-8190.

Oak Lawn

St. Paul Lutheran Church, 4660 W. 94th Ave.: St. Paul Food Pantry from 2 to 4 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of the month. Donations of nonperishable items may be dropped off at the church office. Canned goods that don’t require an opener and low-salt items are especially needed. This is a mission of the Board of Social Ministry-Faith in Action to extend Christ’s love by offering emotional, social, financial and material support to those in need within the congregation and in the community. New members are welcome. The group meets at 6:45 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month from September through May. Information: stpauloaklawn.org or 708-423-1040.

What’s going on at your church? Let us know by sending us an email including time, date, place and public contact information at least two weeks before the event or reservation deadline at religion@southtownstar.com.



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