Updated: August 28, 2020
Justice Speaker To Discuss Election
Bob Lynn, of the Jobs With Justice and Interfaith Worker Justice Coalition, will present “Justice Issues in the 2020 Election” at the September 3 First Thursday discussion series.
Originally scheduled for April but postponed by the pandemic, this remaining event in the 2019-20 series will be Zoomed on Thursday, September 3, at 12:30 p.m.
The First Thursday series is prepared by a coalition of local peace and justice advocates and organized by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.
According to St. Paul’s pastor, Rev. Pete Bowmer, “All people of all faiths need to be prepared to cast an informed ballot when they exercise their right to vote. We need to look at the critical issues in our community through the lens of social justice and the common good.” The theme of the series is “Culture at the Crossroads: Critical Issues of Our Time.”
“In these times of pandemic, unemployment and climate crisis, each one of us needs to understand what’s at stake when we decide how to vote. This presentation by Bob Lynn will give us important insights on candidates and issues in the November 3 election,” said Fr. John Blaser, retired priest in the Diocese of Toledo.
To receive a link for the presentation, send an e-mail request to email@example.com.
There is no charge for the presentation. Anyone wishing to make a donation to help defray the costs of the series may send a check to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 428 N. Erie St., Toledo, OH 43604, with “First Thursday” in the memo line.
The 2020-21 series will begin in October with Rev. Larry Clark, pastor of Monroe Street United Methodist Church, speaking on the development of Bluff Street Village low-income housing in Toledo.
K Of C Plans Drive-Thru BBQ Dinner
St. Joseph Maumee Knights of Columbus will hold a Drive-Thru Barbecue Chicken Dinner on Saturday, September 12 from noon until sold out.
Each dinner will cost $10.00. Proceeds will be used to help retire the debt from the renovation of the church and school.
St. Joseph Church is located at 104 W. Broadway St.
GriefShare Virtual Meetings Announced
The Monclova Road Baptist Church GriefShare ministry support group will start a new series of weekly meetings online beginning on Monday, September 14 at 8:00 p.m.
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. All are welcome.
GriefShare is a nondenominational group that 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 preregister or for more information, call (419) 346-6991.
First Presbyterian Offers Updates
Due to the coronavirus, First Presbyterian Church of Maumee has adopted the guidelines from the Ohio Public Health Advisory System as a guide for in-person worship. When Lucas County is designated as a Level 3 (red) or Level 4 (purple), in-person worship will be suspended. Please monitor updates to the system to anticipate whether worship will be held in person or only online.
Two worship services will be offered: a modern service at 9:00 am, and a traditional service at 10:45 a.m., both livestreamed at firstpresmaumee.online.church. During in-person services, both services will be held in the sanctuary.
Contact the church office at (419) 893-0223 to learn more. To find out more about safety guidelines and for more information on the services or livestreams, see firstpresmaumee.org.
Basilica Announces Mass Resumption
The Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation in Carey, Ohio has canceled its annual August Novena and Pilgrimage, and all pilgrimages through September 1, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Public Masses have resumed at Our Lady of Consolation Parish and social distancing policies will be in place. For more information, visit www.olcshrine.com or call (419) 396-7107.
St. Joseph Offers Mass On Facebook
Weekly Mass is available live on the St. Joseph Parish Maumee Facebook page every Monday-Friday morning at 8:00 a.m., and at 10:00 a.m. on Sundays, as are occasional messages from Fr. Eric Schild. For those without access to Facebook, videos are available via YouTube on the St. Joseph Parish channel.
Visit www.stjosephmaumee.org for the latest information or call (419) 893-4848.
AW Food Pantry Offered Via Drive-Thru
The Anthony Wayne Food Pantry, operated by Zion United Methodist Church at 10926 Maumee St., Whitehouse, is changing its hours in an effort to reach more people who need food assistance.
The new hours are 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. The food pantry is open to residents of the Anthony Wayne school district. Proof of need is not required. Access to the pantry will be drive-thru only and items will be prepackaged.
The Anthony Wayne Food Pantry is a ministry of Zion United Methodist Church, but it is made possible by the generosity of the entire Anthony Wayne community. Donations of nonperishable packaged goods are always welcome. Needs are expected to increase.
Food Pantry Available For Those In Need
The 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.