Updated: October 5, 2018
Lecture Series Bridges Divisive Topics
The Sylvania Franciscan Village announces a new lecture series by Fr. Jim Bacik, “Bridging Our Polarized Divisions: Drawing on Christian Wisdom.” Lectures in this series are to focus on bridging the various divisions that threaten society today by retrieving relevant insights from the Christian tradition. The lectures will deal with various divides, including gender, religion, politics, economics and race.
Lectures this fall include “Bridging the Political Divide: Christian Perspectives” on Thursday, October 11 and “Bridging the Economic Divide: Christian Perspectives” on Thursday, November 8.
All lectures are held from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., in Sylvania. Tickets are $10.00 reserved; $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.
Rummage Sale Set At Waterville Church
The First Presbyterian Church of Waterville, 611 Farnsworth Rd., Waterville, will host a fall rummage sale on Thursday, October 11 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Friday, October 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Shrine Offers Special Mass For Hope
The Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation in Carey, will host a Mass for Hope and Healing for cancer victims, survivors, caregivers and their loved ones on Friday, October 12 at 7:00 p.m. Following Mass, the friars will be available for special healing prayers with individual visitors and families. The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick will also be available. Since October is known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we especially pray for those with this disease.
These prayer opportunities are open to the public and all are invited to come and pray. For more information, contact the shrine at (419) 396-7107 or visit www.olcshrine.com.
Cass Road Baptist Plans Annual Sale
Cass Road Baptist Church, 1400 Cass Rd., Maumee, will host its annual Rummage Sale and Bake Sale on Friday, October 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Catholic Club Sock Hop Set In Maumee
The Catholic Club will hold a Catholic Club Sock Hop Remix at Parkway Place, 2592 Parkway Plaza, Maumee on Saturday, October 13 at 6:00 p.m.
The event features a Dancing With the Starsformat with attendees choosing the winner. Celebrity dancers include: Lisa McDuffie, Wendy Pestrue, Kristi Leigh, Michael Bell, Tom Cole and Deon Thompson. Appetizer and dessert grazing is included and a cash bar will be available. The dance competition begins at 7:15 p.m. The cost is $75.00. To reserve tickets, e-mail email@example.com.
Parent Workshop Offered At Resurrection
Resurrection Lutheran Church, 2250 S. Holland-Sylvania Rd., Maumee, will host a workshop featuring family therapist Kent Robinson on Saturday, October 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The topic is Tweens, Technology and Mental Health.Attendees will gain a greater understanding of the specific issues that Gen Z faces, as well as practical strategies for managing the challenges while raising resilient children.A free lunch will be served. Registration is requested, with a cap of 175 registered. Visit www.rebrand.ly/igen.
Consolation Masses Offered At Shrine
The Franciscan Friars at the Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation, Carey, Ohio have developed the theme of “Consolation.”
On Sunday, October 14 at the noon Mass, the Most Rev. John Stowe will be the celebrant. Bishop John has served as bishop of the Diocese of Lexington, Ky., since May 2015 and was the former pastor/rector of the Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation.
Each Sunday, the shrine offers 2:30 p.m. devotions and an outdoor rosary procession. All are welcome.
For more information, visit www.olcshrine.com or call (419) 396-7107.
Lunch And Learn Planned At Hope UMC
Hope United Methodist Church, 10610 Waterville St. Whitehouse, will host a free lunch and learn “Knock Out Prescription Drug Abuse” on Tuesday, October 16 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Presented by Hope United Church and the Awake Community Coalition attendees will learn about:
• How prescription drug abuse and opioid addiction affects all members of the community.
• How opiate abuse can lead to heroin addiction.
• How to prevent the misuse of prescription medications.
• Why community prevention is a vital component of the solution.
• Available resources.
• Proper disposal of unused and unwanted medications.
Narcan training will be provided by the Lucas County Health department for those who are interested.
Space is limited, RSVP to (419) 877-5232 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trunk-Or-Treat Set At First Presbyterian
First Presbyterian Church of Waterville members and friends will offer trunk-or-treat in the church parking lot with goodies to pass out to trick-or-treaters in the area on Wednesday, October 31 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The church is located at 611 Farnsworth Rd., Waterville.
New Hope Announces Fish Fry Dates
New Hope Christian Church, 2457 Holloway Rd., Holland, will host a public Fish Fry on Fridays from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on November 2, December 7, February 1, March 8, March 2 and April 5. On Good Friday, April 19, hours will be 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. For more information, call (419) 867-1535.
GriefShare Program Planned In Maumee
Community members who have experienced the death of someone close are invited to register now for a 13-week GriefShare program to be held at First Presbyterian Church of Maumee, 200 E. Broadway St., running through Tuesday, November 27.
GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. The people of the church provide a meal for GriefShare participants at 6:00 p.m. The official program begins at 6:30 and concludes at 8:00 p.m. Other than a small workbook fee, the class is free and open to anyone, not just church members.
This nondenominational group features biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics. The video seminar features nationally respected grief experts and real-life stories, followed by a small-group discussion. Past participants have related how helpful the information and follow-up discussions were to them.
You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. Call First Presbyterian Maumee at (419) 893-0223 or visit www.griefshare.org.
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
The Anthony 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.