Dec 20

Police warn of attempted carjacking, robbery in Bridgeport, Chinatown

The attempted carjacking was reported in the 500 block of West 29th Street in Bridgeport about 3:40 p.m., police said.

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The robbery was reported in the 200 block of West 23rd Street in Chinatown, police said. 

    Police warn of attempted carjacking, robbery in Bridgeport, Chinatown
    Chicago police have issued a community alert warning of an attempted carjacking in Bridgeport and a robbery in nearby Chinatown on Friday.
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Dec 01

Spirit of Giving helps us offer the hand of friendship to all

Punky’s Pizza and Pasta, 2600 S. Wallace St., is hosting its eighth annual holiday toy drive. Drop off toys at Punky’s, which delivers them to Comer Children’s Hospital at the University of Chicago. Call (312) 842-2100 or log on to www.punkyspizza.com to learn more.

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...boutique that assists families facing homelessness. Casa Central is in the Humboldt Park neighborhood at 1343 N. California Ave. Call (773) 645-2300 or visit www.casacentral.org...

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago, 721 N. LaSalle St., offers many opportunities to help during the holidays. The organization will host its 70th annual...

Charter Fitness once again is participating in Toys for Tots, an annual program that brings toys and gifts to children in need. Donations will be accepted at Charter Fitness’s Bridgeport location, 3145 S. Ashland Ave. until Sat., Dec. 23. For more information, call (773) 847-0900.

The Chicago Public Library’s Roosevelt Branch, 1101 W. Taylor St., is hosting a food drive through Fri., Dec. 8. It seeks non-perishable food and...

Deborah’s Place, 2822 W. Jackson Blvd., (773) 722-5080, opens the door to opportunity for women experiencing homelessness. It provides housing...

Erie Neighborhood House, 1347 W. Erie St., www.eriehouse.org, hosts its Holidays with Heart gift wrap and decoration dinner on Fri...

Haymarket Center, 932 W. Washington Blvd., provides in-house support and outreach programs for those wrestling with addiction issues. The organization...

Holy Family Parish, 1080 W. Roosevelt Rd., maintains a food pantry every Thursday, from noon until 2 p.m. Eligible recipients must...

...be accepted at all Lakeside Bank locations until Sat., Dec. 9. Drop-off sites are: 2200 S. Archer Ave.; 1350 S. Michigan Ave., 1055 W. Roosevelt Rd.; 141 W. Jackson Blvd.; 55 W. Wacker...

...Lakeside Bank locations until Sat., Dec. 9. Drop-off sites are: 2200 S. Archer Ave.; 1350 S. Michigan Ave., 1055 W. Roosevelt Rd.; 141 W. Jackson Blvd.; 55 W. Wacker Dr., and 2800 N...

...Sat., Dec. 9. Drop-off sites are: 2200 S. Archer Ave.; 1350 S. Michigan Ave., 1055 W. Roosevelt Rd.; 141 W. Jackson Blvd.; 55 W. Wacker Dr., and 2800 N. Ashland Ave. The bank...

...off sites are: 2200 S. Archer Ave.; 1350 S. Michigan Ave., 1055 W. Roosevelt Rd.; 141 W. Jackson Blvd.; 55 W. Wacker Dr., and 2800 N. Ashland Ave. The bank’s holiday festivities also...

...S. Archer Ave.; 1350 S. Michigan Ave., 1055 W. Roosevelt Rd.; 141 W. Jackson Blvd.; 55 W. Wacker Dr., and 2800 N. Ashland Ave. The bank’s holiday festivities also include a free raffle...

...Michigan Ave., 1055 W. Roosevelt Rd.; 141 W. Jackson Blvd.; 55 W. Wacker Dr., and 2800 N. Ashland Ave. The bank’s holiday festivities also include a free raffle, open to all, for a...

...to less fortunate older adults who receive assistance from Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly, 355 N. Ashland Ave. Drop off gifts at Little Brothers; pick-up also available. Call (312) 804-0496 or...

At Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, 1140 W. Jackson Blvd., (877) 637-2955, www.mercyhome.org, administrators’ greatest need during the holidays is financial contributions...

Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, 2525 S. Michigan Ave, www.mercy-chicago.org, seeks volunteers to greet patients and work in the gift shop. A health and background exam is required for all volunteers. Call (312) 567-2366.

Midtown Educational Foundation and Metro Achievement Center for Girls, 718 S. Loomis St., www.midtown-metro.org, provides academic tutoring, character education, parenting support, and sport and fitness...

ReVive Center for Housing and Healing, 1668 W. Ogden Ave., needs volunteers to deliver 1,800 Christmas baskets to area families. The program operates daily through Sun., Dec. 10. For information, call (312) 997-2222, visit www.ReViveCenter.org, or email christmasbaskets@revivecenter.org.

Rush University Medical Center, 1653 W. Congress Pkwy., (312) 942-5574, seeks volunteers to greet and transport patients who use wheelchairs; conduct tours...

Rush University Children’s Hospital, 1653 W. Harrison St., seeks unwrapped items for its year-round toy and game drive for hospitalized children age...

St. James Food Pantry, 2907 S. Wabash Ave. will host a Christmas party on Mon., Dec. 25. Its food pantry is open Tues...

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church El Comedor Popular soup kitchen, 2108 W. 21st St., serves 1,200 hot meals monthly. Monetary and food donations help assure that the homeless continue receiving nourishing meals. Provide donations to the address above, Zip code 60608.

St. Procopius Parish, 1641 S. Allport St., provides personal and household items for the needy from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays. No identification necessary. Call (312) 226-7887, log on to www.stprocopiuschurch.org, or email silviaj28@aol.com to learn more.

The Santa Maria Addolorata food pantry, 525 N. Ada St., seeks food donations this holiday season. It distributes food on Fridays, 7:30 to 9...

Second Chance Thrift, 1674 W. Ogden Ave., (312) 924-9643, www.revivecenter.org/our-store, helps support ReVive programs and services, which...

Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan Ave., hosts its annual Winter Coat Drive during the months of December and January. Bring your items by the church from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Call (312) 225-4951 or log on to www.2ndpresbyterian.org

...for children up to age 12. Drop off donations at the Toys for Tots warehouse, 3034 W. Foster Ave.; for a full list of other donation sites, go to https://chicago-il.toysfortots.org...

...kick off Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 10 a.m. at the Cardiss Collins Facility at 433 W. Harrison St. Letters will be available from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through...

Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, 820 S. Damen Ave., seeks volunteers to work with veterans to staff the reception desk in the Voluntary Service...

...unwrapped toys through Friday, Dec. 15, to the bank’s Near South Side locations at 2869 S. Archer Ave. and 1410 W. Taylor St. Monetary donations also accepted. Call (773) 254-3422 or visit...

...15, to the bank’s Near South Side locations at 2869 S. Archer Ave. and 1410 W. Taylor St. Monetary donations also accepted. Call (773) 254-3422 or visit www.wafedbank.com to learn...

    Gazette Chicago " Spirit of Giving helps us offer the hand of friendship to all
    November 30, 2017 The holiday season traditionally awakens a sense of generosity in all of us. It is a time when most people welcome the chance to reach within themselves to give whatever they can to enjoy a feeling of connection with others in their community.
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Dec 01

Community churches help celebrate the spirit of the season

All Saints-St. Anthony Church, 518 W. 28th Pl., (312) 842-2744. Tues., Dec. 19, Christmas concert, Collegiate Choir Illinois Wesleyan School of Music...

First Lutheran Church of the Trinity, 643 W. 31st St., (312) 842-7390, www.firsttrinitychicago.com. Sun., Dec. 24, worship with communion at 10:30 a.m., candlelight service, lessons, and carols at 7 p.m. Sun., Dec. 31, worship with communion at 10:30 a.m.

St. Jerome Croatian Catholic Church, 2823 S. Princeton Ave., (312) 842-1871, http://www.stjeromecroatian.org. Call for information.

Chinese Christian Union Church (CCUC-South), 3000 S. Wallace St., Sun., Dec 24, Christmas Eve Celebration (with drama, games, songs, and message) 7:30 p.m in the CCUC-South Gym. Christmas Eve services in Cantonese at 9 and 11: 45 a.m.

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Blessed Sacrament Parish, (773) 523-3917, comprised of Ss. Peter and Paul Church (SSPP), 3745 S. Paulina Street, St. Maurice Church (SM), 3615 S. Hoyne Ave. and Our Lady of Good Counsel Church...

...of Ss. Peter and Paul Church (SSPP), 3745 S. Paulina Street, St. Maurice Church (SM), 3615 S. Hoyne Ave. and Our Lady of Good Counsel Church (OLGC), 3528 S. Hermitage Ave. Novena in honor...

...Maurice Church (SM), 3615 S. Hoyne Ave. and Our Lady of Good Counsel Church (OLGC), 3528 S. Hermitage Ave. Novena in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Spanish language only) will take place daily...

Chicago International Church (EFCA), 2304 W. Taylor St. (church office only), (312) 226-8026, www.ciefc.org. Call for information.

Holy Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3116 S. Racine Ave., (773) 523-3838, www.holycrosschicago.org. Sunday family worship at 10: 30 a.m.

Monastery of the Holy Cross, 3100 S. Aberdeen Ave., (773) 927-7424, www.chicagomonk.org. Sun., Dec. 10, 5 p.m., the Chicago Chorale...

Nativity of Our Lord, 653 W. 37th St., (773) 927-6263, www.nativitybridgeport.org. VanderCook Christmas Concert, Thurs., Dec. 7, at 7 p...

Our Lady of Fatima/Shrine of St. Anne, 2751 W. 38th Pl., (773) 927-2421. Sun., Dec. 24, Christmas carols at 6:30 p.m. followed by 7 p.m. bilingual Mass. Mon., Dec. 25, Christmas Mass in English at 10 a.m. and in Spanish at noon. Mon., Jan. 1, Masses 10 a.m. in English and noon in Spanish.

School, 911 W. 32nd Pl., (312) 361-0500, www.parkcommunity.church/bridgeport. Christmas service, Sun., Dec. 24, at 5 p.m. and New Year’s service on Sun., Dec. 31, at 10:30 a.m.

Santa Lucia Church, 3022 S. Wells St., (312) 842-6115. Sun., Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Masses at 10 a.m., 4 and 11 p.m. Mon., Dec. 25, Christmas Mass at 10 a.m. Sun., Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve Masses at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mon., Jan. 1, New Year’s Day Mass at 10 a.m.

St. Barbara’s Church, 2859 S. Throop St., (312) 842-7979, www.stbarbarachicago.org. Sat., Dec. 2, and Sun., Dec. 3, Feast of...

4522 S. Wallace St., (773) 268-9595,

St. Mary of Perpetual Help, 1039 W. 32nd St., (773) 927-6646, www.stmaryofperpetualhelp.com.  Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Fri., Dec. 8, Masses...

Apostolic Faith Church, 3823 S. Indiana Ave., (773) 373-8500, www.afcchicago.org. Call church for information.

Bethel AME Church, 4440 S. Michigan Ave., (773) 285-5500. Regular Sunday worship at 11 a.m.

Coppin Memorial AME Church, 5633 S. Michigan Ave., (773) 667-5881, www.coppinchicago.org. Regular Sunday worship at 9:45 a.m.

Corpus Christi Church, 4920 S. King Dr., (773) 285-7720, www.corpuschristichurchchicago.com. Regular Sunday Mass at 9:30 a.m.

Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, 4501 S. Vincennes Ave., (773) 373-6144. Handel’s Messiah, Sun., Dec. 3, at 3 p.m. Call for information on Christmas and New Year’s services.        

Grant Memorial AME Church, 4017 S. Drexel Blvd., (773) 285- 5819. Regular Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.

Hartzell Memorial United Methodist Church, 3330 S. King Dr., (312) 842-5957. Call church for information.

Holy Angels Catholic Church, 607 E. Oakwood Blvd., (773) 624-5375. Christmas Eve, Sun., Dec. 24 carols at 8 a.m., carols at...

Kenwood United Church of Christ, 4608 S. Greenwood Ave., (773) 373-2861. Regular Sunday worship services at 11 a.m.

Liberty Baptist Church, 4849 S. King Dr., (773) 268-6757. Regular Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.

Metropolitan Community Church, 4610 S. Prairie Ave., (773) 536-2046, www.mccchurch.org. Regular Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.

Morning Star Baptist, 3933 S. King Dr., (773) 285-8111. Sun., Dec. 24, Christmas Eve service at 10:45 a.m. Sun., Dec. 31, New Year’s service at 10:45 a.m.

Olivet Baptist Church, 3101 S. King Dr., (312) 528-0124, www.olivetbaptistchurchchicago.org. Regular Sunday worship service at 10:45 a.m.

Pilgrim Baptist Church, 3300 S. Indiana Ave., (312) 842-4417. Call for information.

St. Ambrose, 1000 E. 47th St., (773) 624-3695, www.ambrose47.com. Regular Mass at 10:30 a.m.

St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, 50 E. 41st St., (773) 268- 1518. Regular Sunday worship services at 8 and 10:30 a.m.

St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 3801 S. Wabash Ave., (773) 268- 1900, www.stthomaschicago.com. Sun., Dec. 24, worship at 8 and 11 a.m. and Christmas Eve Mass with carols, 7:30 p.m. Sun., Dec. 31, New Year’s worship, 8 and 10: 30 a.m.

South Park Baptist, 3722 S. Martin Luther King Dr., (773) 548-6566. Regular Sunday service at 11 a.m.

Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church, 600 E. 35th St., (312) 225- 5300. Regular Sunday service at 11 a.m.

West Point Missionary Baptist Church, 3566 S. Cottage Grove Ave., (773) 538-7590, www.wpmbc.org. Concert: Born to Die, a Christmas Cantata, Sun., Dec...

Chinese Christian Union Church (CCUC), 2301 S. Wentworth Ave., (312) 842-8545, www.ccuc.net. Combined Christmas Baptism Service, Sun., Dec. 17, 2 p...

...m.; Mandarin at 9:45 and 11:30 a.m. at the Pui Tak Center, 2216 S. Wentworth Ave.

St. Therese Chinese Catholic Church, 218 W. Alexander St., (312) 842-6777, www.sttheresechinatown.org. Sun., Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Mass at 5 p...

St. John Cantius, 825 N. Carpenter St., (312) 243-7373, www.cantius.org. Fri., Dec. 8, Immaculate Conception, St. Cecilia Choir, 7...

Santa Maria Addolorata Church, 528 N. Ada St., (312) 421- 3122, www.smacatholicchurch.com. Sun., Dec. 3, to Tues., Dec. 12, Our Lady...

First Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1124 S. Ashland Ave., (312) 733-6886. Sun., Dec. 3, visit by St. Nicholas after 10:30 a.m...

Holy Family Church, 1080 W. Roosevelt Rd., (312) 492-8442, www.holyfamilychicago.org. Sunday, Dec. 10, the Cardinal’s Christmas concert. Sunday...

New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 1252 S. Wolcott Ave., (312) 733-1262, www.newzionmbc.com. Regular Sunday service at 10:45 a.m.

Notre Dame de Chicago Church, 1334 W. Flournoy St, (312) 243-7400, www.nddc.archchicago.org. Our Lady of Guadalupe Novena Sun., Dec. 3...

St. Basil’s Greek Orthodox Church, 733 S. Ashland Ave., (312) 243-3738, www.stbasilchicago.org. Call church for information.

Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington St., (312) 421-3757, fax (312) 421-3756, www.ourladyofpompeii.org. Sat., Dec. 2, Mary and...

Providence of God Catholic Church, 717 W. 18th St., (312) 226-2929. Call for information.

St. Anthony Hospital Chapel, 2875 W. 19th St., (773) 484-1000. The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebration, Fri., Dec. 8, Mass...

St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 2108 W. 21st St., (773) 847-6458, www.stmatthewchicago.org. Call for information.

St. Pius V, 1919 S. Ashland Ave., (312) 226-6161. Novenas for the Virgin of Guadalupe will take place on Sun., Dec...

St. Procopius Church, 1641 S. Allport St., (312) 226-7887, www.stprocopiuschurch.org. Call for information.

First Baptist Congregational Church, 1613 W. Washington Blvd., (312) 243-8047. 59th Annual Presentation of Handel’s Messiah, Sun., Dec. 10, at 3...

Greater Bethlehem Baptist Church, 2400 W. Warren Blvd., (312) 733-6832. Mon., Dec. 25, Christmas Day sunrise service at 6 a.m. New Year’s Eve, Sun., Dec. 31, Watchmeeting service at 11 p.m.

Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church, 2151 W. Washington Blvd., (312) 738-0053. Regular Sunday worship at 11 a.m.

St. Malachy and Precious Blood Church, 2248 W. Washington Blvd., (312) 733-1068. Our Lady of Guadalupe Novena, from Sat., Dec. 2, through Sun., Dec...

First United Methodist Church, Chicago Temple, 77 W. Washington St., (312) 236-4548, www.chicagotemple.org. Fri., Dec. 1, Taizé Candlelit service at 6 p...

Fourth Chicago Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut St., (312) 787-4570, www.fourthchurch.org. Sun., Dec. 24, Christmas Eve services at 11 a...

Grace Episcopal Church, 637 S. Dearborn St., (312) 922-1426, www.gracechicago.org.Thurs., Dec. 21, Blue Christmas Service at 7 p.m. Sun., Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Eucharist at 8 p.m., followed by Christmas cheer refreshments. Sun., Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve Eucharist at 10 a.m.

Loop Christian Ministries, Daystar School building, 1550 S. State St., (312) 427-7962, www.loopchurch.org. Worship Sundays at 10 a.m. Special Sunday Brunch...

Old St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1500 S. Michigan Ave., (312) 922-3444, www.oldstmarys.com. Thurs., Dec. 7, Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of...

Old St. Patrick’s Church, 700 W. Adams St., (312) 648-1021, www.oldstpats.org. Sun., Sun., Dec. 24, Christmas Eve, Family Masses at...

St. James Catholic Church, 2942 S. Wabash Ave., (312) 842-1919, www.stjameswabash.org. Sun., Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Mass at 6:30...

St. Peter’s Church in the Loop (Roman Catholic), 110 W. Madison St., (312) 372-5111. Thurs., Dec. 7: Christmas Concert 5 to 6:45 p.m. cost...

Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan Avenue, (312) 225-4951, www.2ndpresbyterian.org. Sun., Dec. 3, first Sunday of Advent, 11 p...

Soul City Church, 1150 W. Adams St., (312) 252-3062, www.soulcitychurch.com

The National Shrine of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, 2520 N. Lakeview Ave., (773) 360-5752, www.cabrininationalshrine.org. First Sunday of Advent, Sat., Dec. 2, Vigil Mass...

    Gazette Chicago " Community churches help celebrate the spirit of the season
    November 30, 2017 We are only a couple of weeks away from 2018 and the holidays are upon us. Community churches have prepared a long list of special events celebrating Advent, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Simbang Gabi, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and New Year's.
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