First Saturday Prayer Service, 2 p.m. today, Our Lady of Toledo Shrine, rosary and chapel of divine mercy, 655 South Coy Rd., Oregon.
Seeing As God Sees, The Lutheran Hour, 7 a.m. tomorrow, WPOS-FM (102.3).
Be the Mom, Woman to Woman, 9:30 a.m. tomorrow, WDFM-FM (98.1).
Toledo Area Ministries 2008 Summer Houses of Worship Tour, 11 a.m. Tuesday, St. Michael s in the Hills, 4718 Brittany Rd., Toledo. Free. 419-242-7401.
The Baha is of Northwest Ohio will join Baha is worldwide in observance of the Martyrdom of the Bab at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at 4733 Wickford Drive West, Sylvania, for a commemorative program followed by lunch. Open to the public. 419-882-5642.
The Tzofim Friendship Caravan, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, The Temple-Congregation Shomer Emunim, 6453 Sylvania Ave. 419-885-3341.
American Harp Society Day Ensemble Concert, 7 p.m. Friday, Trinity Episcopal Church, 1 Trinity Plaza, Toledo. 419-478-4177.
Captive Free Family Concert, 7:30 p.m. Friday, St. John s Lutheran Church, 3448 North Adrian Hwy., Adrian, Mich. Free.
Experiencing the Divine: Lessons from the Mystics, 7:30 Friday to 1 p.m. July 13, presented by Michael Demkovich, Weber Retreat and Conference Center. Registration: 517-266-4000.
Filipino Heritage Day, July 12, Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation, 315 Clay St., Carey, Ohio. 419-396-7107.
Daughters of Zion annual women s retreat, July 12, Warren AME Church, 915 Collingwood Blvd. 419-243-2237.
Ministry of the Watchman semi-annual Toledo healing school and miracle service, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 12, Asbury United Methodist Church, 2725 Dorr St. 1-800-560-9240.
Sixth Annual MultiFaith Council Free Potluck Picnic, 3-7 p.m. July 13, Glen and Jean Torrence s Farm, 5002 Black Rd., Monclova. 419-215-4312.
SkyHigh Ministries will be giving away free Speedway gas cards and free Kroger food cards on a first-come first-served basis at 7 p.m. July 23 at the West Toledo YMCA, 2020 Tremainsville Rd. Information, Minister Todd Johnson, 419-343-6720.
Prepare/Enrich Workshop, premarital and marital counseling training for pastors and counselors, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 1 at Toledo Mennonite Church, 5501 Nebraska Ave. Registration deadline is July 18. 330-221-7879.
Christian Poetry Contest, sponsored by Golden Poets Guild, open and free to everyone. A $1,000 grand prize is being offered, along with 50 prizes in all totaling $5,000. To enter, send one poem of 21 lines or less to: Free Poetry Contest, 601 16th St., C-115, Golden, Colo. 80401 or enter online at www.freecontest.com. The deadline is July 26.
Include your name and address on the page with the poem. If you wish a winner s list please enclose a stamped, self-addressed return envelope.
Vacation Bible Schools
Unity United Methodist Church, 1910 East Broadway St., Northwood, 6-8:30 p.m. July 14-18. Light supper, 5-6 p.m. Theme is God s Big Backyard. Ages 4 and older. 419-693-5170.
Bethel Lutheran Church, 1853 South St., 9-11:30 a.m. July 28-Aug. 1. Theme is Power Lab. Ages 3-grade 6. 419-385-5339.
St. John s Lutheran Church, 3448 North Adrian Hwy., Adrian, Mich., 5:30-8 p.m. July 14-18. Theme is Jerusalem Marketplace. Ages 3-grade 6.
Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2843 Sterns Rd., Lambertville, Mich., 6:30-8 p.m. July 14-18. Theme is Friendship Trek. Ages 3-12. 734-856-1461.
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