Updated: February 26, 2018
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 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.
Family Movie Night Set At Local Church
Compelled Church-Holland, 1007 S. McCord Rd., Holland, will host a family movie night on Friday, March 2 at 7:00 p.m. A recent popular family movie will be shown. Free admission and refreshments will be offered.
Dance Benefits Alzheimer’s Association
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 for adults and $5.00 for ages 8 and younger.
First Presbyterian Plans Jazz Service
First Presbyterian Maumee, 200 E. Broadway St., Maumee, will host a special reflective and peaceful worship service in its historic chapel on Sunday, March 4 at 5:00 p.m.
It will combine prayer, readings and music from an acoustic jazz quartet led by church member Rob Cintron. The service is free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be taken to support Grace Community Center. Visit www.firstpresmamee.org to learn more.
Franciscan Features Gun Control Lecture
A Special Father James Bacik lecture “Gun Control: A Christian Perspective” will be offered on Sunday, March 4 at 2:00 p.m. in the Franciscan Center Theater.
The lecture will examine the current emotionally charged debate on gun control from the perspective of Christian responsibility to care for victims, to humanize our culture of violence and to promote legislation that serves the common good.
The session will begin with a prayer for victims of gun violence, including those at the high school in Parkland, Florida.
After the presentation there will be the opportunity for comments on this controversial issue.
Tickets are $10.00 in advance or $15.00 at the door. The lecture will be held at the Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania.
Register at www.sylvaniafranciscanvillage.org. For more information, contact Elizabeth Reiter at email@example.com or (419) 824-3515.
Broadway Night Fundraiser Announced
First Presbyterian Church of Waterville will host a Broadway Night fundraiser on Thursday, March 15 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
A fundraiser for the Anthony Wayne Community Food Ministry, the evening includes Anthony Wayne High School vocalists and Michael Barlos in a variety of Broadway tunes.
Canned goods and a freewill donation for the food bank are welcome.
The church is located at 611 Farnsworth Rd., Waterville.
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:
April 5, Thomas E. Luettke, criminal justice coordinating council re-entry coordinator, with “Issues Facing Returning Citizens: Re-Entry Challenges to Ex-Offenders.”
GriefShare Offered At Monclova Church
The Monclova Road Baptist GriefShare ministry support group started a new series of weekly meetings 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.
First Presbyterian Announces GriefShare
Community members who have experienced the death of someone close are invited to a 13-week GriefShare program to be held at First Presbyterian Church of Maumee, 200 E. Broadway St., which began on Tuesday, February 20. Participants can join at anytime.
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 Church of Maumee at (419) 893-0223 or visit www.griefshare.org.
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.