Updated: February 12, 2018
St. Lucas Lutheran Thrift Shop Sets Sale
St. Lucas Lutheran Church, 745 Walbridge Ave., Toledo, off Broadway in back of McDonald’s, will host a New Year Thrift Shop clearance sale featuring $2.00 per bag every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in February.
Ham Loaf Supper Planned At Zion UMC
Zion United Methodist Church will host a ham loaf supper in its fellowship hall on Thursday, February 15 from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m.
The cost is $8.50 for adults and $3.00 for children under age 10.
The church is located at 10926 Maumee St., Whitehouse.
Pastoral Summit Planned In February
MERGE, a regional group of pastors and leaders of para-church organizations, is hosting its third summit for senior pastors and citywide ministry directors on Thursday and Friday, February 15 and 16 at the Maumee Bay State Park Lodge. The summit is titled “Building Your City’s Wall” and focuses on the message from Nehemiah 2 as a call to work together to redeem and transform the Greater Toledo region.
Registration is open through Thursday, February 1 online at www.mergetoledo.com. The summit starts at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday and has a full schedule of worship, prayer, fellowship and dialogue around the theme of “Building Your City’s Wall” through Friday at 3:00 p.m. Details on the summit are online, including directions, hotel reservation information, meal plans and preparation materials.
The summit will focus on this call to action and collaboration: As Nehemiah and others were working on rebuilding the wall around their city, it was hard work. Yet work carried on as each family worked on their section of the wall, knowing the wall was larger than their portion … and yet their portion was extremely important to the whole wall. The questions being asked are “What wall are you working on?” and “Can you see the whole wall?”
Questions should be directed to the MERGE leadership team coordinator, Barb Herzog. See contact information at www.mergetoledo.com.
New Hope Christian Sets Fish Fry Schedule
New Hope Christian Church, 2457 Holloway Rd., Holland, will host Friday Fish Fry events from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. on February 16, March 2 and March 16.
The Good Friday event on March 30 will take place from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
The cost is $10.00 for adults and $4.00 for children ages 10 and younger.
Linus Blanket Day Volunteers Needed
The Toledo/Lucas County 13th annual National Project Linus Blanket Day will be held on Saturday, February 17 at Living Faith United Methodist Church, 1240 Columbus Ave., Holland.
The mission of Project Linus is to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade, washable blankets and afghans, lovingly crafted by volunteer blanketeers. Quilts for children in need will be assembled during the event.
Anyone who can learn to tie a square knot is invited to join in the fun anytime from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
At the Quilt-A-Thon last year, volunteers made more than 60 blankets with 15 volunteers. This year’s goal is to complete 100 blankets and to have 30 volunteers.
The Toledo/Lucas County Project Linus started 13 years ago. The volunteer organization has delivered 8,500 handmade blankets to Toledo Children’s Hospital and Lucas County Children Services.
For more information on the Quilt-A-Thon and to learn more about Project Linus, call Billie Szymanski at (419) 866-1427 or e-mail email@example.com.
Altar Society Plans Spaghetti Dinner
The St. Joseph’s Maumee Rosary Altar Society will host its annual spaghetti dinner on Sunday, February 18 from noon to 5:00 p.m.
The homemade spaghetti and meatball dinner also includes a tossed salad, garlic bread, beverage and dessert. The cost is $8.00 for adults or carryout and $4.00 for children ages 4-11. Children age 3 and younger eat for free.
The dinner will be held in the St. Joseph Community Center at the corner of Allen and West Broadway streets in Maumee.
GriefShare Offered At Monclova Church
The Monclova Road Baptist GriefShare ministry support group will start a new series of weekly meetings beginning on Monday, February 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the Monclova Road Baptist Church Community Room, Bldg. At, 7819 Monclova Rd., Monclova.
The ministry is for those who are grieving the loss of a family member or friend. There is no time limit on how long ago a loved one may have passed, all are welcome. GriefShare is a nondenominational group, which features biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics. Each week is a different topic and anyone may join the group at any time during the 13-week program. To pre-register or for more information, call (419) 346-6991.
Thursday Series Probes Current Events
The First Thursday series is the result of a partnership between the Social Justice Subcommittee of the Toledo Chapter of U.S. Catholic Priests and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. The theme of the series is “Culture at the Crossroads: Critical Issues of Our Time.”
First Thursday lunches take place from noon to 1:15 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 428 N. Erie St., Toledo. The cost is $15.00 for lunch and presentation (cash or check at the door). Financial assistance is available for those in need.
RSVP to FirstThursdayToledo@gmail.com one week in advance. For more information, please contact Fr. John Blaser, (419) 344-1295, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Rev. Pete Bowmer, (419) 243-4214, email@example.com or visit facebook.com/firstthursdaytoledo.
Tickets will be stamped at the door for free parking in the Kwik lot adjacent to the church.
Future presentations in this year’s series include:
March 1, Dr. Samina Z. Hasan, practitioner of family medicine, with “Being Muslim in America Today.”
April 5, Thomas E. Luettke, criminal justice coordinating council re-entry coordinator, with “Issues Facing Returning Citizens: Re-Entry Challenges to Ex-Offenders.”
Dance Planned For Alzheimer’s Assoc.
A Round and Square Dance featuring live dance calling by John Wargowsky and DJ Rick Clark with Touch the Sky DJs will be held on Saturday, March 3 from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. The event will be held at Hope United Methodist Church 10610 Waterville St., Whitehouse.
The family friendly event will also offer snacks, an auction, 50/50 raffle and line dancing. All proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of Northwest Ohio. Tickets are available at the door or in advance by calling West Park Place at (419) 531-9211. The cost is $12.00 adults and $5.00 for ages 8 and younger.
Reformers Unanimous Available Locally
Reformers Unanimous offers a Bible-based program that helps men and women fight strongholds of any kind, breaking free from addiction. Confidentiality is important among the group members. There is hope for anyone who desires help. All are welcome to join. Meetings are held every Friday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Monclova Road Baptist Church, 7819 Monclova Rd., Monclova. For more information, call Pastor Oscar at (419) 866-0773.
Free Community Lunches Offered At Zion
Heritage Village of Waterville is teaming up with Zion Lutheran Church to offer free community lunches on the first and third Tuesdays of every month from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The lunches will be held at the church, located at 22 N. Second St., Waterville.
St. Lucas Thrift Shop Adds Friday Hours
The Thrift Shop at St. Lucas Lutheran Church, 745 Walbridge Ave., is now open on Fridays in addition to Wednesdays and Thursdays, each day from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
The church offers an attractive shop with household and clothing items that have been carefully sorted. Proceeds go to the church’s ministry in the neighborhood.
SilverSneakers Fitness Held At Hope UMC
A SilverSneakers fitness program is now available at Hope United Methodist Church.
Studies have shown that participation in an exercise program can lower body weight, reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, strengthen bones and muscles and improve mental health and mood.
Classes are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:45 to 1:15 p.m. in the Youth Room. All are welcome to participate.
The cost is free with your insurance benefit or $3.00 per class without. Wear loose-fitting clothes and comfortable athletic shoes. Bring a towel and water bottle. Check-in begins at 12:30 p.m. The church is located at 10610 Waterville St., Whitehouse.
Free Pizza Dinners Served At Area Church
Fallen Timbers Community Church, located at 7215 Noward Rd., Waterville, offers a free pizza dinner every Saturday at 5:30 p.m. Pizza, salad, iced tea and lemonade are all served at no cost, followed by worship service at 6:00 p.m.
Mormon Missionaries Offer Assistance
Local missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints are willing to volunteer or help out with any service in the community. To request free assistance for your home, activity or event, call (567) 868-7175.
Food Pantry Available For Those In Need
The Maumee churches and Saint Luke’s Foundation offer Under One Roof, a joint food pantry located at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 310 Elizabeth St., Maumee, for those who need food and toiletries. Those interested in receiving help or in making donations should call (419) 794-0111 for more information or to make an appointment.
Community Meals Offered At Local Church
Every Wednesday a community meal is prepared at United Church of God, 1122 Bronson Ave., Toledo, off of Stickney and Central. The meal is served from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. The community is invited to enjoy a free meal and fellowship.
Free Low-Impact Exercise Set At Church
First Presbyterian Church of Maumee, 200 E. Broadway St., Maumee, is offering free, adult public exercise classes on Tuesdays from 11:00 a.m. to noon in the Canfield Room.
Most exercises are done sitting down. Classes are designed to increase flexibility, joint stability, agility, muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance.
Contact the church office to register at (419) 893-0223 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Drop-ins are welcome. For more information, call Diane Harper at (419) 893-0223.
Free Community Medical Clinic Offered
CedarCreek’s South Toledo campus offers a Community Care Free Medical Clinic. This clinic is free each Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. to meet the needs of anyone who comes in for general medical care.
Women’s health is also available by appointment only by calling (419) 482-8127. The clinic can also provide tetanus and flu shots, dental assessments and referrals and confidential HIV testing. It does not offer immunizations, but immunizations are available at the local health department. For more information, visit www.utcommunitycare.org/patients, call (419) 482-8127 or e-mail email@example.com.
Portable Bible School Group Meets Weekly
Portable Bible School meets on Tuesdays from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the second-floor activity room at the Lutheran Village at Wolf Creek. The group is a weekly outreach of House on the Rock Church. DVD lessons with Andrew Wommack and Don Krow are followed by discussion and fellowship.
Lutheran Village is located at 2001 Perrysburg-Holland Rd., Holland. Use the Forestview entrance. For more information, contact Jim or Pat at JimPat@hotrockchurchA2.org.