Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church

The Peace Team of Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 9401 S. Oakley Ave., will host the second in a series, Civil Conversations: A Deeper Dive into Current Issues, on Wednesday, May 16, at 7:30 p.m.

The topic will be Chicago as a sanctuary city. Community members are welcome and encouraged to join the conversation.

The purpose of the conversations is to listen to others’ views on a topic, especially views that differ from one’s own.

Conversation groups will use a method called mutual invitation, developed by Eric Law, of the Kaleidoscope Institute, to ensure everyone has a chance to speak and be heard with respect.

For more information, call the church office at (773) 445-7558 or visit the website at

Morgan Park American Baptist Church

Morgan Park American Baptist Church, 110th Street and Bell Avenue, will offer a special Mother’s Day service on Sunday, May 13.

Vinal Van Benthem, a well-known Catholic pastoral associate, writer, speaker and mother, will deliver the sermon. Flowers will be given to every female in attendance. Fellowship will include free cookbooks for all.

For more information, call (773) 445-9443.

Bethany Union Church

Pastor Lawrence Cameron will begin a three-week sermon series, “Rise up! A Campaign of No Hate,” at the 10:30 a.m. worship each Sunday beginning May 13, at Bethany Union Church, 1750 W. 103rd St.

Mothers and special women will be honored at the 10:30 a.m. worship on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13, with music, flowers and tokens of appreciation.

For more information, call (773) 779-0123 or visit