Community Pancake Breakfast, 8:30-10 a.m. today, First Christian Church of Sylvania, 5271 West Alexis Rd., Sylvania. Adults, $5; children, $3.
Buddhist teacher Rimpoche Nawang Gelek of Ann Arbor, free lecture on "Engaging Wisdom and Compassion," 7 tonight, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. 734-994-3387.
Cosmic Consciousness and the Mystery of Our Living God Retreat with Mary Ellen Sheehan, 7 p.m. tomorrow-May 17, Visitation, 529 Stewart Rd., Monroe, Mich. $275 for residents; $175 for commuters. Information, 734-242-5530 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Crusade, 6 p.m. tomorrow, Monclova Road Baptist Church, 7819 Monclova Rd., Monclova. Festivities continue at 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday. 419-866-0773.
"Divinity in Disguise: Experiencing God in All Things," final in the series, "Labor of Love: Opening Our Work to Divine Energies," led by psychologist and author Kevin Anderson, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Ward Pavilion at Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 West Central Ave. $20. 419-661-8834 or online at www.divinityindisguise.com.
Sisters of St. Francis Spiritual Delights presentation, "What's New in Contemplation?" with Sister Jordan Schaefer, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Regina Hall Conference Room at Sylvania Franciscan Spirituality Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. Information and registration, 419-824-3606 or email@example.com.
First annual Frank J. Bartell Lecture,
10:30 a.m. Thursday, St. Luke's Hospital auditorium, Maumee, with Stephen Kiernan, author of Last Rights: Rescuing the End of Life from the Medical System. A light breakfast is included. Registration, 419-897-8484 or www.stlukeshospital.com, click on community health programs.
Taize Service, 7 p.m., Sylvania United Church of Christ, 7240 Erie St., Sylvania. 419-882-0048.
Scientific Education Foundation Meeting, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Christian Fellowship Church, 6711 Pilliod Rd. Video with Kent Hovind.
Night of music, prayer, and fellowship with the Emmaus Band from Blessed John XXIII Catholic Parish, 7 p.m. Friday, Commodore Building auditorium, 140 East Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. Tickets are $5 each or $15 for a family from 419-931-9040 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Beautiful Republic and Light Ahead Concert, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Toledo Christian School, 2303 Brookford Dr. Tickets, $6 in advance or $8 at the door from 419-389-8700 ext. 153 or Lifeway Christian Store.
Novena of Prayers, nine days of prayer and spiritual reflection, Friday-May 24, Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation, 315 Clay St., Carey, Ohio. Novena devotions begin at 7 p.m. each evening, with the exception of a 2:30 p.m. start May 18. Italian Heritage Day Observance May 18 at the shrine. 419-396-7107.
Blind trumpeter Patrick Henry Hughes performance, 5:15 and 7 p.m. May 17, Cedar Creek Church, 29129 Lime City Rd., Perrysburg. Additional performances at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. May 18.
Buddha's Birthday - A Celebration for the Whole Family, May 17 and 18, Zen Buddhist Temple, 1214 Packard, Ann Arbor, Mich. 734-761-6520 or email@example.com.
Learn the Amrit methods of yoga and yoga nidra from Gurudev Yogi Amrit Desai, Friday and May 17, Mercy Health and Wellness Center, 3930 Sunforest Ct. Friday sessions are 9:30 a.m.-noon, 2-4:30, and 7 p.m. May 17 session is 9-11:45 a.m. Each session is $50. Registration, April Harrison, 419-243-3909 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
To change or place a listing in the Directory of Worship, call 419-724-6431. For retail advertising on the Religion pages, call 419-724-6350. To speak to the Religion Editor, call 419-724-6154.