Updated: September 11, 2023
Aeolian Chorale Presents “Night And Day”
St. Lucas Lutheran Church, 745 Walbridge Ave., Toledo, will host the Aeolian Chorale with “Night and Day,” an eclectic blend of music ranging from “Media Vita” to “Haec Dies” and a variety of popular classics, like “Over the Rainbow” and “Night and Day.”
The Saturday, September 16 event will begin at 7:00 p.m. A dessert reception will follow in the lower church. Freewill donations will be accepted. For more information, call the church office Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at (419) 243-81893.
Annual Rummage Sale Set At First Unitarian
First Unitarian Church of Toledo, 3205 Glendale Ave., located across the street from the University of Toledo Medical Center, celebrates its Annual Rummage Sale, on Saturday, September 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Lots of good stuff will be discovered in Fellowship Hall, the rummage sale being held inside this year. Parking in back is recommended.
First Church Of Christ Sponsors Lecture
First Church of Christ, Maumee, will sponsor a message from Christian Scientist Mary Bothwell on Tuesday, September 26 at W. W. Knight Nature Preserve, 29530 White Rd., Perrysburg at 7:00 p.m.
Titled “Experiencing Heaven Now!” Bothwell will offer a new meaning of heaven for each of us. This heaven isn’t a place, but a tangible feeling of being enveloped in love and spirituality that comes from understanding more about God, she says.
‘We’ll explore the new perspectives that come from this understanding of God–healing perspectives that can resolve all kinds of difficulties, and transform our lives for good,” she said.
For more information on the lecture, call (419) 874-0371 or visit www.ChrisitianScienceNWO.org.
Rosary Cathedral Plans Cathedral Concerts
Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, announces the 2023-23 Cathedral Concert Series season.
It begins on Sunday, September 23 at 3:00 p.m. with Astralis Ensemble with “Baroque Legends,” featuring Angela Massey on flute, Paula Dara on violin, Laura Usiskin on cello and Alexandra Dunbar on harpsichord.
The next concert will be held on Sunday, October 29 at 3:00 p.m. featuring Tong-Sheppard Duo with “Fantasies and Fairy Tales,” showcasing Jessica Tong on violin and Michael Sheppard on piano.
In December, the Toledo Symphony Orchestra will perform the Messiah on Sunday, December 3 at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are required for this concert and can be purchased by calling (419) 246-8000 or visiting www.toledosymphony.org.
On Sunday, December 17, a Christmas carol sing with the Cathedral Choir will be held at 3:00 p.m.
On Sunday, January 14, the concert will feature mezzo-soprano Diane Schoff and Timothy Cheek on piano at 3:00 p.m.
The men’s chorus will offer “Measure for Measure” on Sunday, March 17 at 4:00 p.m., and the Cathedral Choir will finish the season with Tenebrae on Wednesday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m.
The concert series relies on donors to present the excellent musical performances in the beautiful ambiance of Rosary Cathedral at 2535 Collingwood Blvd., Toledo. For more information, visit www.rosarycathedralparish.org.
St. Paul’s Offers Parking Lot Rummage Sale
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 112 E. Wayne St., Maumee will host a parking lot rummage sale on Saturday, September 30 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. rain or shine.
The church is renting out parking spaces for $10.00 to sell your wares. Deadline to reserve a space is Wednesday, September 27. To make a reservation, stop by the church office Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to noon.
Fall Festival Planned At Maumee UMC
Maumee United Methodist Church, 405 Sackett St., Maumee, will host a Fall Festival on Saturday, October 14 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The event will feature a scarecrow contest and tables with music, crafts, games and activities, and every table will offer candy or gifts.
Annual Bazaar Planned At Neapolis Church
The Neapolis Church of Christ will hold its annual bazaar on Saturday, November 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 8221 Main St.
Vendors are welcome to participate by calling the church at (419) 865-6752. Booths are $15.00 each.
A lunch of soups and sandwiches will be offered, along with a bake sale.
GriefShare Support Offered In Maumee
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., through Tuesday, November 28.
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 p.m. 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. To register or learn more, call First Presbyterian Church of Maumee at (419) 893-0223 or visit www.griefshare.org.
Monclova GriefShare 13-Week Sessions Set
The Monclova Road Baptist Church GriefShare ministry support group will start a new series of weekly meetings, offering two separate opportunities to participate.
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; you are welcome. GriefShare is a nondenominational group that features biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics. Each week is a different topic and you may join the group at any time during the 13-week program.
Participants may choose to attend on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. through December 4 or Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. through December 5.
Both options take place in person in the Community Room, Bldg. A at Monclova Road Baptist Church, 7819 Monclova Rd., Monclova.
For more information, call (419) 346-6991.
“Starting Again” Offers Grief Support
The New Hope Center for Grief Support and Waterville United Methodist Church will host an ongoing, peer-led grief support program for widows and widowers. The group is called “Starting Again” and provides an opportunity to share experiences with others who have gone through a similar loss. Discussions will include dealing with grief issues, learning new coping skills and searching for answers together. The goal is to help each person find hope, healing and new beginnings.
The group is open to everyone who has lost a spouse. It will meet on the second and fourth Fridays of the month, at Waterville UMC, 7115 Waterville-Monclova Rd., Waterville. No registration is necessary. For more information or questions, call (419) 360-5584.
WUMC Continues New Coat Collection
Waterville United Methodist Church is collecting new coats and new socks. The combined collection is the result of the merger of Susie’s Coats for Kids and Hannah’s Socks.
Items can be dropped off in a covered box outside the church entrance at 7115 Waterville-Monclova Rd., Waterville.
Zion UMC Offers AW Food Pantry
Zion United Methodist Church, 10926 Maumee St., Whitehouse, runs a community-supplied food pantry on the first and third Tuesdays of the month from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Anyone needing food assistance who lives, works or worships in the Anthony Wayne school district is invited to use the pantry. No documentation is required.
The pantry survives on donations from the community, so if you would like to help, nonperishable food items can be dropped off in the storage bin near the parking lot door. (Please, no expired items.) If your garden is overflowing, Zion has some capacity to hand out recently delivered produce; please contact Zion by phone at (419) 877-5820 or email email@example.com before bringing your produce. Volunteers from the community are always welcome.
The food pantry can also be found on Facebook as Anthony Wayne Food Pantry.
Food & Hygiene Pantry Announces Hours
Providence Lutheran Church at 8131 Airport Hwy., Holland, offers food and hygiene products on the fourth Thursday of each month.
Hours are 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Items are prebagged and provided via drive-thru only. A valid driver’s license or picture ID is required.
Waterville Drive-Thru Pantry Available
The Anthony Wayne Community Food Ministry offers a drive-thru food pantry at Waterville Community Church, 8217 Dutch Rd., Waterville, on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Clients must meet Ohio household income requirements for food assistance. Visit www.AWCFM.com or the Anthony Wayne Community Food Ministry Facebook page for more information.
Food Pantry Available For Those In Need
Maumee churches and the St. 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.