Updated: February 11, 2019
Ham Loaf Supper Set In Whitehouse
Zion United Methodist Church, 10926 Maumee St., Whitehouse, will host a ham loaf supper on Thursday, February 14 from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. The cost is $9.00 for adults and $3.00 for children under age 10.
Area Church Plans Women’s Conference
This March, area women will have the opportunity to attend the fifth annual Re:garding Him Women’s Conference on Saturday, March 16 at Christ the Word Church. Speakers at the conference are all local women who desire to equip others to honor God with their lives.
This year’s theme is Living in Reality. Women who attend will be challenged to stop escaping their circumstances. They will learn ways to remain grounded in truth by having authentic relationships and focusing on eternity. A wide range of topics will be covered, including living for God on campus, dealing with illness and parenting.
The event will run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. The cost, including a catered lunch, is $20.00 if registered before Friday, February 15 and $30.00 after that date. Learn more at regardinghim.com.
The Re:garding Him Women’s Conference is a ministry of Christ the Word Church in Sylvania.
St. Joseph’s Plans Spaghetti Dinner
St. Joseph’s Rosary Altar Society will host its annual spaghetti dinner on Sunday, February 17 from noon to 5:00 p.m. Attendees will enjoy all-you-can-eat homemade spaghetti and meatballs as well as a tossed salad, garlic bread, beverage and dessert.
The cost is $8.00 for adults and carryout, $4.00 for children ages 4-11 and free for children ages 3 and under.
The dinner will take place in the community center at the corner of Allen and West Broadway streets in Maumee.
Toledo Organ Guild Bach Festival Slated
The Toledo Chapter of the American Guild of Organists will present a festival of organ and vocal works by J. S. Bach on Sunday, February 17 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Michael’s in the Hills Episcopal Church at 4718 Brittany Rd., Ottawa Hills.
Seven area organists will perform Bach organ works on St. Michael’s 30 rank tracker pipe organ built by Karl Wilhelm of Quebec. Several area singers will also perform arias from Bach’s Magnificat.
The program is free and open to the public.
Grief Share Program Set In Monclova
The Monclova Road Baptist Church GriefShare Program ministry support group will start a new series of weekly meetings beginning on Monday, February 18 at 6:30 p.m.
Meetings take place 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 a 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. To preregister or for more information, call (419) 346-6991.
First Presbyterian Offers Grief Share
First Presbyterian Church of Maumee, 200 E. Broadway St., will offer a 13-week GriefShare program beginning on Tuesday, February 19.
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 on Tuesdays 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 teach-ing on grief and recovery topics. The video seminar features nationally respected grief experts and real-life stories, followed by a small group discussion.
For more information, call First Presbyterian Church of Maumee at (419) 893-0223 or visit www.griefshare.org.
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 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.
Monclova Baptist Set To Conquer Cravings
The Biblical Healthy Ministry of Monclova Road Baptist Church announces the theme for the winter/spring 2019 series of classes as “Conquering Cravings.”
All sessions are free, open to anyone interested, facilitated by registered nurse Sue Ryno and will be held on the Monclova Road Church campus in Building B at 7819 Monclova Rd., from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. as follows:
Scripture, dinner and a movie II on Monday, February 11 will feature the 89-minute film Hungry for Change, a documentary about achieving lasting weight loss, abundant energy and vibrant health and finding out what’s keeping you from having the body and health you desire. The Scripture focus is from Romans 12:2. Chili or soup and tableware will be provided for the potluck.
The spring 2019 eight-week Biblical Health Series kicks off on Monday, March 18 at 6:00 p.m., runs through May 6 and features no exercise DVDs, focusing on Romans 8: 28-37 as follows:
March 18 – Processed People film, 40 minutes with discussion.
March 25 through April 29 – “Made to Crave Action Plan: Your Journey to Healthy Living,” DVD series with Lysa TerKeurst and Dr. Ski Chilton providing Biblical encouragement with practical healthy living tips and personal stories to encourage and inspire.
May 6 – Salt, Sugar and Oil: Good, Bad and Ugly film by Dr. Michael Klaper, 73 minutes with discussion.
For more information or to register, call the church office at (419) 866-0773.
Church Offers Prayers For Community
Toledo Community Foundation and Lourdes University present “The Sights and Sounds of Judaism” on Sunday, March 24 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd. in Sylvania. The distinguished speakers include American composer Dr. Samuel Adler and well known senior art history lecturer Ruthy Behare Light. The event is free and open to the public.
Coordinated by Lourdes associate professor and chair of art Erin Palmer Szavuly and Lourdes choral director Betsy Bellavia, the event is a co-celebration of the Goldberg Lecture Series and the annual Sister Jane Mary Sorosiak Art Lecture Series. The event also includes a performance of Jewish liturgical music by the Lourdes University Chorale, a student-based vocal ensemble at the University.
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.
New Year, New Start With Family Church
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.
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) 482-8127 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