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Christy Wimber, daughter-in-law of the late John Wimber, founder of the Vineyard movement, speaks at 6 p.m. today, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 112 East Wayne St., Maumee, and 10 a.m. tomorrow at Vineyard Church of Toledo, which meets at Springfield High School, 1470 South McCord Rd., Holland. 419-866-5999.

Fifth Annual Gospel Festival continues 7 p.m. today, guest choirs from Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana, Lenhart Grand Ballroom, Bowling Green State University.

"A Fine Sacrifice," The Lutheran Hour topic, 7 a.m. tomorrow, WPOS-FM (102.3); "Hope for the Childless," Life Revised topic, 9:30 a.m. tomorrow, WDFM-FM (98.1).

"That 70s Band," coffeehouse concert led by music minister Eric Dickey, 6-8 p.m. tomorrow, Zoar Lutheran Church, 314 East Indiana Ave., Perrysburg, public invited. 419-874-4346.

Prayer, Praise, and Power Service, 6 p.m. tomorrow and every third Sunday of the month, Spiritual Harvest Church, 720 West Delaware St. Speaker: Elder Henry Newson, Jr.

Hymn Sing, 7 p.m. tomorrow, Samaria Grace United Methodist Church, 1463 Samaria Rd., Temperance, Mich. 734-848-4774.

Reiki I Class, led by Sister Breta Gorman, 8 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Monday; Desert Day Retreat, led by Sister Wanda Smith, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday; Karuna Reiki Class, Jan. 27-30, led by Sister Breta, Our Lady of the Pines Retreat Center, 1250 Tiffin St., Fremont, Ohio. 419-332-6522.

Financial Peace University, 13-week money-management class created by Dave Ramsey, taught at Petersburg Lower Light Church starting Tuesday (734-847-8126); University of Toledo starting Thursday (419-227-3861), and Westgate Chapel starting Feb. 4 (419-699-4837).

Media and Morality, lecture by David Heckman, 7 p.m. Tuesday, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 415 Ormsby St., Adrian, Mich. 517- 265-3732

Mothers of Pre-Schoolers (MOPS), 9-11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Monclova Road Baptist Church, 7819 Monclova Rd., Monclova. 419-868-1062.

"Marriage Enrichment: A Fresh Look at Ephesians" and other Bible study topics taught at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays in March, First Apostolic Church, 5701 West Sylvania Ave. Child care provided. 419-885-4888.

"The New Green Religion: Why Faith is Vital to Saving the Planet," lecture by Mark Wallace, associate professor of religion at Swarthmore College, 7 p.m. Wednesday, McIntosh Ballroom at Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio. Free and open to the public.

"Stepping Up," men's talk and study, 7 p.m. Thursday, Harvest Christian Center, 3034 Wilford Dr. 419-490-6444.

Women's Breakfast with April Merzweiler, who will discuss her conversion to Catholicism, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at Crystal Arbors, 2270 West Hayes Ave., Fremont; $15 registration due by Jan. 28, call 419-433-4835.

Crossing, Christian musical trio, in concert at 3 p.m. Jan. 26, Bono Baptist Church, 967 Main St., Bono, Ohio.

St. Mark's Lutheran Church hosts a benefit concert by the Bowling Green State University Men's Chorus, 3-5 p.m. Jan. 26, at the church, 315 South College Ave., Bowling Green. Free-will offering; proceeds benefit the Kashasha Girls School in Tanzania. 419-353-9305.

Issam Nemeh and NASA researcher George Szatkowski will lead a discussion on physical connection between God and healing, 1 p.m. Jan. 27, Holiday Inn Westlake, 1100 Crocker Rd., Westlake, Ohio. Tickets $19.99. Information: 1-866-468-3401 or

"Honoring the Tradition of the Other," theme of the 7th annual MultiFaith Banquet sponsored by the MultiFaith Council of Northwest Ohio, 4-7 p.m. March 9 at Rosary Cathedral, 2535 Collingwood Blvd. Guest speaker Tarunjit Singh Butalia, chairman of the National Interfaith Committee of the World Sikh Council. Registration by March 2 from 419-475-6535 or online at

The deadline for news items for the Religion Calendar is noon Wednesday. Items can be mailed to the Religion Editor, The Blade, 541 North Superior St., Toledo, Ohio 43660; faxed to 419-724-6439, or e-mailed to

To change or place a listing in the Directory of Worship, call 419-724-6500. For retail advertising on the Religion pages, call 419-724-6350. To speak to the Religion Editor, call 419-724-6154.

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