Updated: June 14, 2018
Basilica & National Shrine Plans Mass
The Basilica & National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation, Carey, continues to focus this year on the theme of “Consolation.”
Fr. Jim Sichko will be the guest celebrant/preacher at the 5:30 p.m. Mass on Saturday, June 30 and 8:00, 10:00 a.m. and noon Mass on Sunday, July 1. Fr. Jim will share his reflections on “Consolation.” Fr. Jim will also return the weekend of September 8-9.
A priest from the Diocese of Lexington, Ky., Fr. Jim travels throughout the United States giving missions, retreats and days of reflection. He is known for his storytelling and travels around the country sharing everyday life experiences with the rooted messages which lie within the Gospel. He was appointed by Pope Francis as one of the Missionaries of Mercy in the United States.
For more information, call (419) 396-7107 or visit www.olcshrine.com
Monthly Luncheons Set At Holy Trinity
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 740 Superior St., Toledo, will host monthly luncheons in the church hall beginning on Wednesdays, July 11 and August 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Menu’s are published prior to the event. The cost is $9.00 for the meal. Dine in or drive through.
Pop, bottled water and Greek pastries will also be offered for sale.
For more information or carryout, call (419) 243-9189.
Lecture Focuses On Sex Abuse Scandal
The Sylvania Franciscan Village presents a Fr. Bacik Lecture on “Pope Francis and His Critics on Clergy Sex Abuse” on Thursday, July 12 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania.
Fr. Bacik will offer an examination of the way Pope Francis has handled the scandal he inherited, his initial efforts blocked by the Curia, his misreading of the situation in Chile, his apology to victims and his efforts to hold bishops accountable.
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.
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.
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 in February. 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 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.