Christ Child Society of Toledo continues distribution of new clothing to preschool-aged children referred by Head Start, noon to 3 p.m. today and Dec. 9 at the Mercy Professional Building on Jefferson Ave. 419-255-7125.
First Saturday Prayer Service, 2 p.m. today, Our Lady of Toledo Shrine, Garden of the Lambs, 655 South Coy Rd., Oregon.
It s Embarrassing, The Lutheran Hour, 7 a.m. WPOS-FM (102.3) and 1 p.m. XM Satellite Radio 170.
Hurry Up and Relax, Woman to Woman, 9:30 a.m. tomorrow, WDFM-FM (98.1)
Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense, discussion series on the book of the same name, 11 a.m. tomorrow, Holy Cross Anglican Church, Winebrenner Theological Seminary, 950 North Main St., Findlay, in the chapel (second floor, room 254). Copies of the book will be available at a discount. Worship service, 10 a.m. 419-348-3089 or wwww.findlayanglican.org.
Healing Service, 4 p.m. tomorrow, Hope Lutheran Church, 2201 Secor Rd. Liturgical service with communion and anointing with oil.
10th Appreciation Service for J.L. and Lady R. Jordan, 4 p.m. tomorrow, Ebenezer Baptist Church, 2001 Avondale Ave. Gospel Jamboree, 6;30 p.m. tomorrow, Jerusalem Baptist Church, 445 Dorr St.
Preparing for Christmas, a family advent retreat, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m.Wednesday, Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation, 315 Clay St., Carey, Ohio. 419-396-7970 or email@example.com.
Advent Program, Stillness, Prayer, Focus In the Midst of Hubbub, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, St. Francis Spirituality Center, 200 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin. $15 (includes dinner and program). 419-443-1485.
Philippine-American Catholic Council
Novena and Mass, 7 p.m. Wednesday, St. Clement Church, 3030 Tremainsville Rd.
Elegant Evening of Stars Holiday Banquet, 5:30 p.m. Friday, Wyndham Hotel, downtown. Speaker is Shirley Jordan. Semiformal attire. $20. Sponsored by St. James The Armory Church. 419-537-9736.
Youth Night with Darren Tyler of Nashville, with performances by the Emberlight and North of OK Bands, New Life Tabernacle Church, 6023 Summerfield Rd., Petersburg, Mich. Free-will offering. Band Showcase, 7 p.m. Dec. 9, with eight bands: Pawn, Southbound Fearing, Renovaudio, Jay Simonson, Aera Lee, Nail Point Payment, Remembering Venice, and Jairus Cry. $3. The Light Still Shines Christmas Musical, 7 p.m. Dec. 16. 734-279-2160.
Worship leader LaMar Boschman and Sion Aford of 247 Ministries, appearances 7:30 p.m. Friday, Westside Community Church, 6045 West Bancroft St. 419-865-6886. Also 6:30 p.m. Dec. 9 and 10 and 10:30 a.m., Foundation
Stone Christian Church, 4532 Woodville Rd., Northwood. 419-693-5102.
Toledo Healing School & Miracle Service, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 9, Asbury
United Methodist Church, 4725 Dorr St. 800-560-9240 or www.ministryofthew atchman.com.
Opening to the God Who Comes with Martha Rabaut, 2-5 p.m. Dec. 10, Visitation Spirituality Center, 529 Steward Rd., Monroe. $20. $10 deposit due today. 734-242-5520.
Women s Winter Retreat, The Call to Holiness: A Sober Intoxication in the Spirit, Jan. 12-14, Franciscan Spirituality Center, 200 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin. $100 includes meals and private room. Registration deadline is Dec. 16. Call Diane Dudenhoefer, 419-433-4835.
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