Updated: May 30, 2019
Christian Lecture Addresses Racism
The Sylvania Franciscan Village presents a Father Jim Bacik lecture, “Bridging the Racial Divide: Christian Perspectives,” on Thursday, June 6 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania.
This lecture will examine the challenging issue of racism from various perspectives: the history of our original sin and its destructive legacy; the enduring contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King; the U.S. Bishops’ recent pastoral letter on racism, Open Wide Our Hearts; the controversial issue of white privilege; and the Christian vocation to overcome the injustice of institutional and systemic racism.
Tickets are $15.00 at the door.
Blessed Sacrament Parish Festival Set
The Most Blessed Sacrament Parish Festival carries on a Toledo tradition by holding its 26th annual parish festival on the parish grounds, 4255 Bellevue Rd., Toledo and in the adjacent Close Park, on Thursday through Sunday, June 6-9.
Live music, delicious food, cold beverages, poker, bingo, raffles, a treasure sale and vendor sale, along with a giant ride midway ($15.00 daily wristbands for unlimited rides Thur.-Sun) will be featured.
Free parking and free shuttle are available Friday-Sunday at Start High School, 2100 Tremainsville Rd. The festival is located just across the street, at the corner of Grantwood and Bellevue Rd., just 2 blocks north of Sylvania Avenue.
For more information, visit www.blessedsacramentfestival.com or find them on Facebook at @MostBlessedSacramentFestival.
Chicken BBQ Planned In Waterville
Waterville Community Church at the corner of Dutch and Waterville-Monclova roads will host its annual drive-thru chicken barbecue dinner on Friday, June 7 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. or until sold out.
The cost is $10.00 per dinner, which includes half of a grilled chicken, cheesy potatoes, cole slaw, roll and dessert. Quantities are limited. Guarantee your meal by preordering at watervillecc.org/bbq.
Providence Lutheran To Host Blood Drive
Providence Lutheran Church, 8131 Airport Hwy., Holland, is hosting a blood drive on Sunday, June 9 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome. To make an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code PROVLUTH.
First Presbyterian Plans Summer VBS
First Presbyterian Church of Maumee, 200 E. Broadway St., will host a summer kids’ event called “Roar!” Vacation Bible School (VBS) from Monday to Thursday, June 10 to 13.
At Roar, kids discover that God is good even when life gets wild. Kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and devour yummy treats, experience one-of-a-kind adventures and test out fun science gizmos they’ll take home and play with all summer long. Kids will also learn to look for evidence of God all around them. Each day concludes with a Safari Celebration that involves everyone in living what each has learned.
Roar is a free event for kids entering kindergarten to fifth grade and will run from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. each day. For more information, visit www.firstpresmaumee.org/vbs or call (419) 893-0223.
Cornerstone Church To Host EveryMan
Cornerstone Church encourages men to put faith forward and family forward. The belief is held that faith helps move the world forward, and men who are family-oriented bring stability and security.
On Saturday, June 15, the EveryMan weekend kicks off with a breakfast that welcomes men for a morning of food, messages and networking. Keynote Miles McPherson (Pastor of the Rock Church in San Diego, motivational speaker, and a former NFL football player) will give a talk at the Maumee Campus that will be broadcast to the other breakfast locations.
All men are welcome. Local business leaders, elected and appointed officials, and others will be sharing about the importance of male involvement in the community. Raffle giveaways will be available and informational booths for organizations focused on engaging young boys and men will be present. Following the breakfast, Father’s Day Sunday services will be held at all of Cornerstone’s five locations.
Individual registration is available for the breakfast, or an entire table can be reserved for a discounted rate. The breakfast will be held at Cornerstone’s Maumee, Lima and Wayne Campuses. Tickets are $10.00 and available at http://everymanweekend.com. The event starts at 10:00 a.m., doors open at 9:00 a.m.
First Presbyterian To Host Art Camp
First Presbyterian Church of Waterville is hosting it’s third annual summer Art Camp children grades K-6th. The art camp will be Monday through Friday, June 17-21 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. The cost is $10.00 for the week, which includes supplies.
First Presbyterian Church is located at 611 Farnsworth Rd., Waterville. For more information or to register for the camp, contact Betsy by Tuesday, June 11 at (419) 878-2806 or email@example.com.
Waterville UMC Accepts Coat Donations
The Waterville United Methodist Church Missions Team assisted Susie’s Coats this winter with a donation of hundreds of new and used coats from the congregation. In addition, a financial contribution allowed them to purchase 110 brand new coats, plus 200 hat and glove sets for children who are in need. Susie’s Coats believes that a warm coat helps children who are in an adverse environment feel safe.
Susie’s Coats is a new addition to the many organizations the church helps every year, including Operation Christmas Child. If you would like to donate a new or gently used coat or winter outerwear, feel free to drop off at the church, 102 N. Fifth St., Waterville, during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
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.
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.
Holland Free Methodist Hosts Events
Holland Free Methodist Church, 6605 Angola Rd., Holland, offers a variety of activities that are open to all in the community.
Sunday school for all ages is offered at 9:30 a.m., followed by worship at 10:40 a.m. Men’s meeting usually meets at 7:30 a.m. on Sundays. There is currently a women’s Bible study on Thursday nights. Seniors’ Bible study meets at church followed by lunch together at area restaurants on alternate Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.
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.
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.
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.
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) 482-8127 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