Updated: November 29, 2018
New Hope Announces Fish Fry Dates
New Hope Christian Church, 2457 Holloway Rd., Holland, will host public fish fry dinners on Fridays from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on December 7, February 1, March 8, March 22 and April 5. On Good Friday, April 19, hours will be 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. All fish is cooked in peanut oil.
The cost is $10.00 for adults; children age 10 and younger eat for $4.00. For more information, call (419) 867-1535.
Hope UMC Presents Christmas Concert
Hope United Methodist Church welcomes the community to celebrate the season with its annual Christmas concert on Sunday, December 9 at 6:30 p.m. The bands Led By Faith and Unchained will perform a variety of Christmas songs.
A cookie and punch reception will be held during the intermission between the two bands’ performances.
The concert is free, but a canned good donation for the food pantry is welcome. The church is located at 10610 Waterville St. in Whitehouse. For information, call (419) 877-5232.
Church Offers Prayers For Community
Join 3WC (White Water Worship Church) and the Anthony Wayne YMCA on the second Monday each month from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the YMCA, 1330 Michigan Ave., Waterville, to pray for the Anthony Wayne area.
December’s prayer focus is the AW Community Churches. Come join us as we pray for pastors, their staff and congregants.
Anyone associated with these specific areas as well as anyone who wants to see God at the center of our communities is welcome to join in prayer.
Program Explores Call To Holiness
The Sylvania Franciscan Village presents Fr. Jim Bacik’s 2018 Advent Reflection, “Our Call to Holiness With Guidance From Pope Francis,” on Thursday, December 13 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. Drawing on Pope Francis’ recent apostolic exhortation, “Gaudete et Exsultate” (“Rejoice and Be Glad”), this reflection will offer practical advice on how we can move toward greater holiness in and through our daily lives.
Tickets are $10.00 reserved or $15.00 at the door. For more information or to reserve tickets, contact Laurie Bertke at firstname.lastname@example.org or (419) 824-3515. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.sylvaniafranciscanvillage.org.
Christmas Tree Sale Set In Waterville
Waterville Presbyterian Church is hosting a Christmas tree sale. Tree prices start at $40.00. Sale times are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5:00 p.m. while supplies last. The church is located at 611 Farnsworth Rd., Waterville. Call (419) 878-2806 for more information.
Zion UMC Adopt-A-Family Announced
Zion United Methodist Church in Whitehouse coordinates a Christmas adopt-a-family campaign for the Anthony Wayne area.There are many families in the area that would appreciate some help to make Christmas for their children a happy one.
If you would like to adopt a family and help them to enjoy this special holiday, please call Zion United Methodist Church Whitehouse at (419) 877-5820 or e-mail email@example.com.
Area Church Plans Activities For All Ages
Holland Free Methodist Church, 6605 Angola Rd., Holland, offers a variety of activities that are open to all in the community.
A GriefShare support group meets on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. The fellowship group offers valuable support, featuring biblical teachings on grief and recovery, real life stories and small group sharing facilitated by Marlene Honeywell and Dr. Jonathan Rohrs.
Christian Life Club (CLC) for grades 1-6 and youth group for grades 7-12 meet on Wednesdays from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.Church community and fellowship provide a social and peer group outside their schools for children and teens. Church teachers help parents in mentoring, teaching Christian principles and imparting Bible knowledge to the students. All ages find friends and enjoy music, games and Bible teaching. In the CLC, there are badges and prizes to earn.
The HFMC National Championship Bible Quiz Team practices on Wednesdays from at 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Grades 6-12 are invited to participate in this activity. The team travels once a month for competition with several churches in Michigan.
Christmas musical practice for singers will take place on Sundays from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. The performances will be on Friday and Saturday, December 14 and 15 at 7:00 p.m.
For more information, call the church office at (419) 865-4640 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit www.Hollandfmc.org.
GriefShare Program Set At Area Church
The Monclova Road Baptist Church GriefShare ministry support group will meet on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. in the community room, Building A at Monclova Road Baptist Church, 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 your loved one may have passed, all are welcome. GriefShare is a nondenominational group that features biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics. Each week is a different topic and participants may join the group at any time during the 13-week program that runs through December 3. To preregister or for more information, call (419) 346-6991.
Zion UMC Hosts AW Food Pantry
TheAnthony Wayne Food Pantry at Zion United Methodist Church in Whitehouse is open on the first and third Tuesdays of every month from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Coffee and refreshments are served beginning at 9:30.
All residents of the Anthony Wayne School Local District in need of food assistance are welcome. No proof of need is required. Zion UMC is located at 10926 Maumee St. in Whitehouse. More information is available at www.zionumcwhitehouse.org.
Live Drug-Free With Toledo Area Church
Toledo Restoration Church, 1456 W. Sylvania Ave., Toledo, offers a free Christian live-in home for men and women to help families live productive drug-free lives.
For more information, visit www.toledorestorationchurch.com, or call (419) 419-4581 for the women’s home or (419) 418-4601 for the men’s home.
Epworth UMC Offers Healing Prayers
The Victory Center and Epworth United Methodist Church will host a healing service for all cancer patients and survivors from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. on the third Tuesday each month at the church located at 4855 W. Central Ave., Toledo.
Cancer patients, survivors, caregivers and others who are in search of peace, reflection, meditation and prayer will find it at this healing service. Different types of cancer have their own challenges, which often result in physical, mental, emotional and spiritual stresses. This service intends to help individuals by offering a blend of music, Scripture reading and anointing with intercessory prayer (if desired).
The service is free and open to the public. Please register with The Victory Center by calling (419) 531-7600.
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.
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) 482-8127or 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.