Church Corner from 4-24-14

Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ will worship on April 27 by cleaning up a local park. The congregation will gather at the church, 9411 S. 51st Ave., Oak Lawn at 9:30 a.m. for a 10-minute worship service and then head to Wolfe Wildlife Preserve to spend the remainder of the worship hour picking up trash.
  An alternate project will be offered at the church for those unable to go to the park. All will return to the church about 11 a.m. to share stories and lunch. Others in the community are invited to take part.
  Beverly Unitarian Church, 10244 S. Longwood Drive, Chicago, will hold its annual live auction on Saturday, May 3, to raise money for maintenance of the Givins Irish Castle, an local landmark. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $10 and includes refreshments.
  Auction items include collectibles, household items, gift certificates, antiques, art, sports items and tickets to sporting events. Items on the second floor will be considered “cash and carry,” with some items placed in a silent auction. The live auction starts at 8 p.m. on the first floor with Bill Robinson returning as auctioneer.
  Beverly Unitarian Church has operated as the “castle keeper” since 1942. For more information or to make a donation, visit, or call 773-233-7080.
   The United Methodist Women at First United Methodist Church of Oak Lawn, 10000 Central Ave., Oak Lawn, (100th Street and Central Avenue) are having a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 2 and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 3.
  Saturday is $4 a bag day. For more information, call 423-1170.
  The United Methodist Men at First United Methodist Church of Oak Lawn, 10000 Central Ave., (100th Street and Central Avenue) are hosting a spaghetti dinner Saturday, April 26. Dinner is being served between 5 and 7 p.m.
  Tickets will be available at the door. Adult tickets are $7, tickets for children under 12 are $3.50, and children younger than 6 eat free. For more information, call 423-1170.
  Sacred Heart Church, 8245 W. 111th St., Palos Hills, is hosting its third annual summer music series for the 2014 season.
  Musicians, under the guidance of James Grzadzinski, music director, will present five installments throughout the summer months, and everyone is invited to attend. Those attending may make a free will offering to benefit the Sacred Heart Music Department. For more information, call Grzadzinski at 974-3336, Ext. 245.
  The series will be presented on these five dates:
  • Sunday, June 8 at 4 p.m. in the Ministry Center Gym. The theme will be Broadway Hits and Popular Favorites and will be featuring musicians Rita Burns, Tom Cameron, Dave Gaidas, and Christine VanLoon.
  • Wednesday, June 11 at 7 p.m. in the church and the program will feature an organ recital featuring Grzadzinski.
  • Wednesday, July 16 at 7 p.m. in the church and the program will be a voice recital featuring soprano and published author Michelle Gliottoni Rodriguez.
  • Sunday, July 20 at 4 p.m. in the church and the theme will be Musical Meditations on the Life of Blessed [soon to be Saint] Pope John Paul II in the Year of His Canonization. The musical program will be featuring the Sacred Heart Cantori and Organ under the direction of Grzadzinski.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Church. There will be music for church and chamber featuring an ensemble of strings, woodwinds, brass, and keyboard. Musicians include Helen Blazie (violin), Stephen Moran (violin/viola), D. Liane Cochran-Stafira (cello), Angelica Nolan (trumpet), Christine Otrembiak (flute), and Josh Rodriguez (saxophone/clarinet).