The Rev. Thomas Smith was installed as associate pastor of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 603 Woodville St., Toledo, on Sunday.
Christian radio station WBCL-FM is collecting coats, boots, and shoes for distribution to street children in Romania, now through Friday. Info: 260-745-0576.
Lecture by the Rev. John McFarland, author of Now That I Have Cancer I Am Whole, 3 p.m. tomorrow, Pilgrim Church of the United Church of Christ, 1375 Sylvania Ave.
Toledo Zen Buddhist Sahgha weekly meeting, 9:30 a.m. Sundays, Falvey Chapel, University of Toledo Interfaith Center, 2086 Brookdale Rd.; 419-531-9203.
“Faith Without Fear,” 9/11 service, 9:15 a.m. tomorrow, St. Petri Lutheran Church, 3120 South Byrne Rd.
4th Pastoral Anniversary, the Rev. and Mrs. Lawrence N. Henry, Morning Star Baptist Church, 212 Charles St., 4 p.m. tomorrow and 4 p.m. Sept. 21.
Homecoming and Heritage Day tomorrow, United Methodist Church of Delta, reunion and outreach events include worship service, bluegrass concert, lunch, and outdoor games.
First Creation and Affinity, Christian music, 2 p.m. tomorrow, Grace Presbyterian Church Community Picnic, 1171 Oakwood Ave.
Contemplative Prayer, noon tomorrow; Eucharistic liturgy, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Visitation, 529 Stewart Rd., Monroe, Mich.
Proclaim, Christian music, 9:30 a.m. tomorrow, Northwood Church of God, 1838 South Coy Rd., Northwood.
Calvary Baptist Church, 702 Collingwood Blvd., Flower Club anniversary, 4 p.m. tomorrow.
New pastors' orientation program, 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Toledo Area Council of Churches, 444 Floyd St. Registration: 419-242-7401.
“Gift of the Harvest Years,” a day for those over 50, Wednesday, Our Lady of the Pines Retreat Center, 1250 Tiffin St., Fremont, Ohio, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. $15. Registration: 419-332-6522.
Enneagram Workshop with Breta Gorman, Thursday, Our Lady of the Pines Retreat Center, 1250 Tiffin St., Fremont, Ohio, $45, 419-332-6522.
Church of the Cross, 1806 Cass Rd., children's programs grades K-6, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays.
Children's Wednesday night programs, 7-8:15 p.m., Bedford Church of the Nazarene, 7866 Douglas Rd., Lambertville, Mich.
Faith Formation classes, 6-8 p.m. Thursdays, Advent Lutheran Church, 6735 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania.
Gospel Explosion, 8 p.m. Wednesday Sept. 20 and 10:45 a.m. Sept. 21 at Pinewood Tabernacle, 531 Pinewood Ave., with Bishop Arvell Garrett.
End Time Christian Fellowship's Women's Explosion, 6-8 p.m. Friday at Ottawa Park, 6 p.m. Sept. 20 at the church, 2902 Auburn Ave., with dinner and theatrical performance, and 10:30 a.m. Sept. 20 at the church. All events free and open to the public.
Interdenominational event featuring John Ylvisaker, writer of the hymn “I Was There To Hear Your Borning Cry,” starting at 1 p.m. Sept. 20 and 8 a.m. Sept. 21, Saint John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 122 West Ottawa St., Oak Harbor, Ohio. Registration: 419-898-6474.
Rehearsals for Jerusalem Baptist Church reunion concert, 1 p.m. Saturdays beginning Sept. 20 at the church, 445 Dorr St.; all former choir members invited. Concert is Nov. 9.
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