Updated: August 16, 2022
Blessing Of The Backpacks For Children Set
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and the Elizabeth Wayne Preschool Parent Organization is inviting children of all ages for a Blessing of the Backpacks on Sunday, August 21 at the 10:00 a.m. service.
Each child will receive a prayer of blessing and a “goodie bag” to celebrate the return to school. Following the service, enjoy fellowship and food outside. Parishioners, parents and community members can all purchase a delicious lunch from the Saucy Slamwich food truck parked at the church.
Planning for beginning a new school year provides a forward-looking opportunity to engage and reassure our children of the positive opportunities awaiting them in the coming year. Community members are welcomed to invite children, parents and grandparents to this blessing and meal sharing. Come as you are and bring lawn chairs as you desire.
St. Paul’s Episcopal is located on the corner of Wayne and Elizabeth streets, 310 Elizabeth St., Maumee. For questions, a message can be left at St. Paul’s at (419) 893 3381, and your call will be returned.
Community Of Christ Plans Blood Drive
Community of Christ Lutheran Church, 6517 Finzel Rd., Whitehouse, will host a blood drive on Friday, September 2 from noon to 5:00 p.m. To register, visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter sponsor code COMMUNITYCHRIST or call (800) RED-CROSS to schedule an appointment.
GriefShare Program Set At First Presbyterian
Community members who have experienced the death of someone close are invited to a 13-week GriefShare pro-gram to be held at First Presbyterian Church of Maumee, 200 E. Broadway St., beginning Tuesday, September 6.
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 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 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.
Hope UMC Brings Back Community Lunches
Community lunches, hosted by Hope United Methodist Church in Whitehouse, are returning after a two-year hiatus.
The lunches are open to anyone in the community and will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month from May through November. A freewill offering will be accepted.
The church is located at 10610 Waterville St. in Whitehouse, next to the fire station.
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.
The ministry is changing its hours to 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. only. 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.
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
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.