16 | July 11, 2019 | the tinley Junction faith tinleyjunction.com Faith Briefs Anointed Word International Ministries (16250 84th Ave., Tinley Park) Food Pantry Every Wednesday, the AWIM’s food pantry is open from 9:30-11:30 a.m. For more information regarding qualification of receiving food from food pantry or to become a volunteer at AWIM, contact Kindell Renee’ at email@example.com or Joyce Brunson at joyceb@ anointedword.net or call (708) 429-2600. Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday Bible Study 7:30 p.m. Mondays Calvary Baptist Church (17430 94th Ave., Tinley Park) Wednesday Prayer, Bible Study and Sword Club 6:45 p.m. every Wednesday Sunday Evening Service 6 p.m. Sunday Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. Chicago Church of Christ (16530 Ridgeland Ave., Tinley Park) Sunday Service 12-1:30 p.m. every week. Faith United Presbyterian Church (6200 167th Street, Tinley Park) Vacation Bible School 9 a.m.-noon July 29- Aug. 2. Come back to Ancient Greece for “Athens” Bible School. There is to be games, song singing, snacks, crafts and more. Pre-register at faithunitedpres.org. Call (708) 532- 8877 for more information. Vacation Bible School is free. Free Community Meal 5:30-6:30 p.m. on third Thursday of every month. Faith Christian Reformed Church (8383 W. 171st St., Tinley Park) Sunday Service 9:30 a.m. Family Harvest Church (18500 92nd Ave., Tinley Park) Sunday Services 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Spanish services are held in the chapel, while teen services are held in the gym. The Spanish and teen services are only held at 5 p.m. Breakfast is available in the church’s Café, located near the gym, on Sunday mornings from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. First Baptist Church of Tinley Park (7025 W. 179th St., Tinley Park) Sunday Service 10:45 a.m. Prayer Time 9 a.m. Sundays Sunday Bible Study DON’T WAIT ...To Place Your Classified Ad! CALL 708.326.9170 22ndcenturymedia.com 9:30 a.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7 p.m. every Wednesday St. George Catholic Church (6707 W. 175th St., Tinley Park) Parish Picnic 11 a.m. Sunday, July 14, Vogt Woods, 6500 W. 171st St. in Tinley. There is to be children and adult games, Mass in the pavilion, entertainment and more. Bring a dish to share. Beyond Divorce St. George is to offer a 10 session study/discussion group using the book “Divorce and Beyond.” The group is open to those who have suffered divorce or are in the process. The group will be on dates to be determined. Please call Deacon Joe Truesdale at (708) 614-0286 or email jtruesdale@archchicago. org for more information. Reconciliation After the 4 p.m. Mass on Saturday and after the 7:30 and 9:30 Masses on Sunday. Mass 4 p.m. Saturday 7:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Sunday Cafe Soul 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at St. George in the Teen Room. South Suburban Chinese Church (17100 S. 69th Ave., Tinley Park) Mandarin Class 2-3:40 p.m. Sundays. The church offers classes for children, teens and adults interested in learning how to speak Mandarin. For more information, email jassiewang2012@ gmail.com. St. Julie Billiart Roman Catholic Parish (7399 W. 159th St., Tinley Park) “My Final Wish:” Pre-planning funeral arrangements 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13. St Julie Billiart is offering an opportunity for the community and their families to learn in a loving and practical way several necessary decisions or considerations required when someone dies. The evening will begin with a short prayer and informative presentations; topics for pre-planning, preparing a funeral liturgy, burial options available from Catholic cemeteries, legal concerns and funeral arrangements. Fr Lou Tylka along with representatives from the Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Cemeteries, attorneys who deal with wills and estate planning and several local funeral directors will be on hand to answer any questions. For more information, contact Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org or (708) 429-6767 ext. 212. Mass for the Deaf This Mass takes place twice a month. The schedule does vary, and those interested in attending should view the church calendar at www.stjulie. org. Saturday Mass 4:30 p.m. Sunday Mass 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. every week. Alcoholics Anonymous 7:30-8:30 p.m. every Saturday. St. Stephen Deacon & Martyr Catholic Church (17500 S. 84th Ave., Tinley Park) Saturday Service 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday Service Changes to In Memoriam The Tinley Junction’s obituaries have moved. You can now find our In Memoriam pieces at the back end of the Life & Arts section. In addition, obituaries are now handled by the company’s classifieds department. If you would like to place an obituary, reach out to Jeff Schouten at email@example.com or (708) 326- 9170 ext. 51. 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. 1 p.m. (in Polish), and 6:15 p.m. every week. Free Community Dinner 5 p.m. doors open; 5:30 p.m. dinner service. Second Thursday of each month and fifth Thursdays. In conjunction with Catholic Charities Meals Program. Tinley Park Community Church (7939 W. 167th St., Tinley Park) Wednesday Night Bingo Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Bingo is from 7-9:30 p.m. There is door prizes, progressive jackpots and other specials games to be features to create more fun and excitement. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. Fellowship and refreshment to follow afterward. Tinley Park United Methodist Church (6875 W. 173rd Place, Tinley Park) Pie and Ice Cream Family Fun Day 2-5 p.m. Saturday, July 27. Please call the church office at (708) 532-2960 to RSVP. Sunday Service 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is available for families. 10:30 a.m. coffee hour Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. For more information, call (708) 532-2960. Tinley Park Food Pantry 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays. For more information, please contact Chuck Okresik at (708) 614-7739. Trinity Lutheran Church (6850 W. 159th St., Tinley Park) Sunday School Classes 9:30-10:30 a.m. every Sunday Saturday Service 6 p.m. Sunday Services 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. Reveal Worship 11 a.m. Sundays Zion Lutheran Church (17100 South 69th Ave., Tinley Park) Preschool/Kindergarten Registration for 2019-20 School Year For more information, visit ziontinleypark.org/ Christian-preschool-andkindergarten or call (708) 532-1656. Free Community Meal 5:30-6:30, on first Thursday of every month Glory to God Lutheran Church (18401 66th Ave., Tinley Park) Sunday Service 9:45 a.m. fellowship followed by 10:30 a.m. service. Have something for Faith Briefs? 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tinleyjunction.com life & arts the Tinley Junction | July 11, 2019 | 17 Vogt Visual Arts Center to display tribute, charity show Amanda Del Buono Freelance Reporter When longtime Frankfort resident and known local artist Margi Hafer lost her older sister, Donna Johnston, at 76 years old in February 2017, she knew that she had to do something to pay tribute. Hafer and Johnston were close, they traveled together and most importantly, they painted together. “Maybe I dreamt about it, or maybe my sister was talking to me somehow, but this is what we came up with, her and I,” Hafer said. “And I know she would have wanted something to happen with her artwork.” When Johnston passed away from melanoma, she left nearly 200 paintings unfinished, whether because of the loss of her eyesight or interest in a new project, Hafer said. The Johnston family, who resides in Huntly, Illinois, were overwhelmed with the number of paintings and collection of art supplies she left behind. After painting with Johnston for more than 20 years, Hafer knew that she was the one who should take on the responsibility of finding something positive to do with her sister’s artwork. “She couldn’t drive anymore, she could hardly write her name, but she still wanted to try to paint, and so she didn’t finish a lot of things that she had started, but some of those might have been things she didn’t finish because she had went on to something else,” Hafer said. “I didn’t know what was what, so I said all of these are unfinished. The family didn’t know what to do with them, so I just said ‘OK I’ll take them and do something,’ and so that’s what I did.” Hafer began finishing some of her sister’s paintings and realized it was too big a project for one person. That’s when she decided to enlist other artists to help her finish many of the paintings and do something special with them. She then arranged for 57 artists to finish Johnston’s paintings for a book, which she published through Blurb.com in January. “Even people I didn’t know that other people talk to, when they heard about it, they wanted to be part of it, that was kind of heartwarming,” Hafer said. The book, “The Sisters Project,” features before and after pictures of many of the paintings, as well as comments from the artists about Johnston and/ or working on Johnston’s artwork. Despite their enthusiasm to participate in the project, many of the artists were challenged by the task at hand. Hafer said many came to her questioning how they should complete the paintings. “I said you have to make it your own and do your own thing with it,” she said. “There are a couple that made them into books; there’s one that made a stained glass mosaic and embedded some of the artwork into it; some people painted oil paint over it; some people painted pastel over it.” Among them, Julie Dekker, gallery director at Margi Hafer (left) put together a project to be on display at the Vogt Visual Arts Center through July 27 in Tinley Park in memory of her sister Donna Johnston (right) who died in 2017. Photos submitted the Vogt Visual Arts Center and one of the artists who participated in the project, said that it was a daunting task despite her desire to be a part of the project. “Painting on another person’s painting is, I found, a very daunting task,” she said. “Most artists don’t want you touching their work, and when you’re doing a painting the last thing you want is somebody else going on there and painting on your work. So, it’s a little bit unusual just to begin with. So, I had such an apprehension about painting on someone else’s work, I just didn’t want to ruin her piece or change the direction that she was going Please see Vogt, 18 Pictured is one of Donna Johnston’s watercolor paintings of flowers she created before she died.