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Each one bring one

The Hope Tabernacle Community Church is inviting the community to join them on Sunday, March 2 for a continental breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Sunday school for all ages is at 10 a.m. and worship is at 11 a.m. The congregation uses the VFW Hall at Circle and Adams streets for its services. Call (708) 657-4086.

Contemporary Sunday

The praise band from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church will be leading the singing of contemporary hymns at the First United Church of Christ at the 10:45 a.m. service on Sunday, Feb. 24. After worship, the congregation will be baking cookies to give as a thank you to public workers. Call (708) 771-8456.

Clown Sunday

On Sunday, Feb. 17, First United Church of Christ will host the Shriner Clown Unit for a service of skits, laughs and blessings. Refreshments and a bake sale will follow worship. For information on the service, which begins at 10:45 a.m., call (708) 771-8456.

Our Lady of Sorrows outing

First United Church of Christ will be traveling to Our Lady of Sorrows, an Italian Renaissance Basilica, on March 9 to hear a concert on the seven last words of Christ played on the church’s 3,500-pipe organ. Call (708) 771-8456.

St. Luke’s dinner-dance

“Beyond the Sea” is the theme of St. Luke’s 19th Annual Dinner Dance and Auction at the Oak Park Country Club on Saturday, March 1. Call JoAnne Kennelly at (708) 366-8587 for tickets, which cost $125 per person. Cocktails are at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m.

Soup for the soul

St. Bernardine will be hosting a meal and talk for adults on Tuesdays during Lent in the school cafeteria from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Feb. 12: Rev. Dominic Grassi on “Finding Christ During Lent”; Feb. 19: Sr. Joan Murray on “Reconciliation-the Restoration of Right Relationships”; Rev. John Farry on “Choice, Chance or Circumstance.”Call (708) 366-0839.

St. Patrick’s party

St. Luke Catholic Church will be hosting a St. Patrick’s party in the gym on Friday, March 14, at 6:30 p.m. Contact Pete Birmingham at pete@sbdevelopment.net for information.

Stations of the Cross

The Stations of the Cross will be prayed at St. Bernardine Catholic Church on Fridays in Lent, Feb. 13 through March 13, beginning at 7:30 p.m. For information call (708) 366-0839.

St. B’s book club

Saint Bernardine Book Club will meet on Tuesday, March 11 at 7 p.m. in church basement (entrance on Harrison Street) to discuss: “The Secret Life of Bees” by Sue Monk Kidd. All are welcome.

St. Bernardine School registration

Registration for Saint Bernardine School’s 3 and 4-year-old program, and K-8 program is ongoing for the 2008-09 school year. Call the school office for an appointment at (708) 366-6890.

Valentines party

New Generation Ministries is hosting a Valentines party on Friday, Feb. 15 at the church at 848 Ferdinand Ave. in Forest Park. Party begins at 7 p.m. The cost is $30 per person, covers cost of the meal. Must call to reserve a seat as space is limited: (630) 897-6598.

Wednesday Lenten services

St. John Lutheran Church: noon and 7 p.m.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church: noon

Praise brunch

Peace, Mercy and Charity Church continues its series of praise brunches on Saturday, Feb. 16 under the theme of “For the Love.” For information call Minister Sheri Shepherd at (773) 931-1902.