The traditional "Seven Last Words" service will be held on Good Friday, at 1 pm, April 3 at the Philippine American Ecumenical Church (PAEC), 3533 N. Albany Ave., Chicago.
Speakers are led by the host pastor, Bishop Eleazar Pascua (First Word), Rev. Abel Amago (Second word), Rev. Leo Constantino (Third Word), Rev. Roger Pangilinan (Fourth Word), Rev. Samuel Manansala (Fifth Word), Pastor Carol Shauf (Sixth Word) and Rev. Marz Rivera (Seventh Word).
For program and church location details, call Bishop Pascua at 773-583-4448.
Ms. Linda Franco, the Choir Director of PAEC, will conduct the choral music with Mrs. Marilyn Bacerra who will render an offertory song. PAEC parishioners will serve refreshments after the service.
Meanwhile, Rev. Digna Campanano will be the guest preacher during the traditional Sunrise Service on Easter Sunday, at 6 a.m. April 5, to be held at Edison Park United Methodist Church, 6740 N. Oliphant, Chicago. For details call Rev. Victor Melad, the host pastor at 773-792-3030 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Breakfast will be served after the service.
The annual Holy Week joint services are sponsored by the Philippine American College of Clergy (PACC). Its president, Rev. Cerna Rand, said that offerings from the two events will be used as scholarship funds for seminary students.
The Couples for Christ (CFC) Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Sunday, April 5 from 2-6 pm at St. Luke's Catholic Church, 421 Cochise Ct., Carol Stream, IL. 60188. There will be a potluck. To participate, contact Danny Dizon at email@example.com.
Couples for Christ (CfC, North Chapter) is giving a despedida party to Philippine Tourism Director Vernie V. Morales, her husband Robert and two daughters Monica and Micah on Saturday, April 11, 6 p.m. at the Little Quiapo Reataurant banquet hall. Bob and Vernie are CfC members since the year after Vernie was appointed tourism director in Chicago in 1999.
Interested persons, please call Lynn Santos, 847-677-3898.