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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

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

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

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, 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

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

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

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 419-724-6431. 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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