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Religion roundup: Trivia night, documentary screening, turkey drive, and more

St. Alexander Parish in Palos Heights hosts its annual trivia night Nov. 18. Tickets will be sold after Masses the first two weekends of November. (Melinda Moore/Daily Southtown)
Palos Heights
St. Alexander Parish, 7025 W. 126th St.: Ninth annual trivia night starting at 7 p.m. Nov. 18 in the Parish Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. It’s open to people of all ages, including friends and family members of church members. Teams of eight can compete. The church office will create teams if attendees have fewer than eight people. Tickets cost $10 per person. Attendees bring their own food and beverages from home. Make a reservation and payment at the church office. Tickets will be sold after Masses Nov. 4 and 5 and Nov. 11 and 12. Information: stalexanderpalos.org or 708-448-4861.
Trinity Christian College Ozinga Chapel, 6601 W. College Drive: Free viewing of Palestinian-Israeli conflict documentary at 7 p.m. Nov. 11. “The Law and the Prophets” is a look at the Palestinian-Israeli conflict through the eyes of Palestinian and Israeli friends. Josh Vis, the movie producer, is an Old Testament scholar and the Reformed Church in America Church engagement facilitator for Israel and Palestine. The full-length documentary was shown at film festivals in 2023 and is being hosted at Trinity Christian College to help aid understanding of the current conflict. Vis will be available for questions after the film. Information: 708-597-3000.
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Homewood
Faith Lutheran Church, 18645 Dixie Highway: Donation center for asylum-seekers who have arrived by the thousands in the Chicago region, including the south suburbs. Bring items from 8:30 a.m. to noon Tuesdays or 9:30 a.m. to noon Sundays. Volunteers will bring items to the appropriate center. For now, donations will go to Little Village Community Council. Items sought are warm winter clothing of all kinds and all sizes, personal items, packaged underwear, suitcases, purses, pajamas, shoes, boots, hats, mittens, scarves, diapers and other baby goods, lip balm and lotion. Volunteers with trucks are needed to take donations to Little Village. Some families have already been relocated here in the South Suburbs. Information: 708-921-1447 or email ccochrane1@live.com.
Mokena
St. John’s United Church of Christ, 11100 Second St.: Bundles of Love Quilters meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of the month in Fellowship Hall. Members make quilts for baptisms but also have donated quilts to Project Linus for sick children and to a research project for Alzheimer’s patients, pillowcases for ill children through Smiles for Ryan and quilted items for Emmaus House Spring Festival. Information: stjohnsmokena.org or 708-479-5123.
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Oak Lawn
Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ, 9411 S. 51st Ave.: Turkey drive and raffle before Nov. 11. The Pilgrim Faith Food Pantry is collecting turkeys less than 18 pounds to give to its patrons. Donors receive one raffle ticket for each turkey donated. The prize is an Eddie Bauer tumbler and a gift card to Cork & Bean. Turkeys may be brought to the office from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday or 10 a.m. to noon Saturday during pantry hours. The winner will be drawn Nov. 18. Information: 708-422-4200.
Orland Park
Presbyterian Church in Orland Park, 13401 Wolf Road: Craft fair from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Nov. 11. Crafters and vendors will be available, and concessions will be sold. Information: www.pcorlandpark.org or 708-448-8142.
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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