Updated: January 20, 2020
Our Lady Of Consolation Offers Mass
Our Lady of Consolation Shrine in Carey will offer a Hope and Healing Mass on Saturday, January 25 at 11:00 a.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to present needs and have one of the Franciscan Friars pray with them. The Sacrament of the Sick will be celebrated and all will receive an Individual Blessing with the Relic of the True Cross. The Shrine Gift Shop will be open 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Whether you can come here in person or send prayer intentions through the mail or over the Internet, let us share with you the many blessings God grants through the prayers of Our Lady of Consolation.
The Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation is located 65 miles south of Toledo and 80 miles north of Columbus and is easily accessible by major highways.
For more information, call the Shrine at (419) 396-7107 or visit www.olcshrine.com.
GriefShare Loss Of A Spouse Session Set
The Monclova Road Baptist Church GriefShare ministry support group will present a one-time event that will discuss the effects and challenges of grief in the loss of a spouse and provide an encouraging path forward on Monday, January 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the Building A Community Room. GriefShare is a nondenominational group that features biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics. For preregistration or more information, call (419) 346-6991. Monclova Road Baptist Church is located at 7819 Monclova Rd., Monclova.
IF: Gathering Streamed Live At WUMC
Waterville United Methodist Church, 102 N. Fifth St., Waterville, will host the IF:Gathering on Friday and Saturday, February 7-8, via a livestream from a sold-out event in Dallas, Texas.
With a variety of cultures and denominations represented, these women hold one thing in common: They want to live like God is real. The IF:Gathering provides space for women to wrestle with essential questions of faith, to dream and to connect during a two-day gathering.
To register for the local viewing, visit https://local.ifgathering.com/watervilleumc/.
For more information about the 2020 gathering, visit http://iflocal.com.
Women’s Christian Conference Planned
The Re:garding HIM women’s conference will be held on Saturday, March 21 at Christ the Word Church.
The theme of this year’s event will be purpose. The talks, all given by local ladies, will encourage women to find fulfillment and meaning in the design God has for them. Breakout sessions will include such options as time management, dealing with grief, using social media wisely and several others.
The conference will run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost, including a catered lunch, is $25.00 if registered before Saturday, February 15, and $35.00 after that date. Learn more at regardinghim.com.
GriefShare Program Set At Area Church
The Monclova Road Baptist Church GriefShare ministry support group will start a new series of weekly meetings beginning on Monday, February 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room, Bldg. A at 7819 Monclova Road, 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, which 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. To preregister or for more information, call (419) 346-6991.
Presbyterian Church Offers Classes
First Presbyterian Church of Maumee is offering fun, free exercise classes, called Bodies in Motion, for senior citizens and other adults throughout the year. These classes take place every Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at First Presbyterian Maumee, 200 E. Broadway St., in Fellowship Hall.
Bodies in Motion is an exercise class that will help with flexibility, joint stability, agility, muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance while making you laugh throughout the workout.
Contact the church office at (419) 893-0223 to learn more. Drop-ins are welcome.
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.
Holland Free Methodist Hosts Events
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 group 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.
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.