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Religion calendar

May Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary during the First Saturday Prayer Service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Our Lady of Toledo Shrine, 655 South Coy Rd., Oregon.

The Sisters of Congregation B'nai Israel Celebrate 30th Anniversary of First Woman Adult Bat Mitzvah Class, 9:30 a.m. today, Congregation B'nai Israel, 6525 West Sylvania Ave., Sylvania.

Birthday Appreciation Celebration for Dr. William M. James, Jr., 11 a.m. tomorrow, St. James Church, "The Armory," 3319 Nebraska Ave. Guest speaker Douglas McMahon.

Academy Brass Quintet Spring Concert, 4 p.m. tomorrow, First Presbyterian Church, 200 East Broadway, Maumee. Reception follows. Free.

SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests) meeting, 5 p.m. tomorrow, 577 Foundation, 577 East Front St., Perrysburg. SNAP founder and president, Barbara Blaine will lead the meeting.

"Who is Narrow-Minded?" The Lutheran Hour, 7 a.m. tomorrow, WPOS-FM (102.3).

"Blended Family Success," Woman to Woman,

9:30 a.m. tomorrow, WDFM-FM (98.1).

Women's Day, 10 a.m. tomorrow, All Saints' Episcopal Church, 563 Pinewood Ave. Guest speaker, Charlma Jones Quarles.

Healing Service, 4 p.m. tomorrow, Hope Lutheran Church, 2201 Secor Rd. Guest speaker, Dr. Dean Meinke.

Celebrate Nurse Ministries 2nd anniversary, 4 p.m. tomorrow, Charity Baptist Church, 1850 North Superior St. Theme: Serving with a Nurse's Heart. Guest speaker, Pastor Clayborn Arnett.

Evensong, 5 p.m. tomorrow, St. Michaels in the Hills Episcopal Church, 4718 Brittany.

Spring Handbell Concert, 7 p.m. tomorrow, Olivet Lutheran Church, 5840 Monroe St., Sylvania. Pre-concert music at 6:45 p.m. Free will offering.

Work of Human Hands & Fair Trade Coffee Sale, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday, Catholic Center, 1933 Spielbusch Ave. Information 419-244-6711 ext. 503.

Feast of St. Peregrine, Mass for cancer victims, 7 p.m. Monday, Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation, 315 Clay St., Carey, Ohio.

Bishop Ricardo Ramirez, keynote speaker at Central City Ministry of Toledo's 18th annual Urban All-American Celebration, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Gladieux Meadows, 4480 Heatherdowns Blvd. Tickets, $100 from Deb Marinelli at 419-244-6711 ext. 220.

Philippine-American Catholic Council Novena and Mass, 7 p.m. Wednesday, St. Clement Church, 3030 Tremainsville Rd.

Re-Centering Day, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, St.. Francis Spirituality Center, 200 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin, Ohio. Theme: Companions on the Journey. Donation, $20. Mothers and Daughters in Conversation, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. May 9, at the center. Information 419-443-1485.

Community Spiritual Movie Night, 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Bedford Library, Jackman Rd., Temperance. Movie: The Celestine Prophecy. Socialization and potluck at 6 p.m. Movie at 6:30. Public welcome. Information 419-343-4921.

Don't Touch Me Symposium, presented by Dorcas Ministry, 6:30 p.m. Friday and May 9, Living Word Ministries, 2030 Putnam St. Workshop with Minister Tabitha Williams, 11 a.m. May 9 at the Ministry. Information 419-283-8321 or at

An Evening of Comedy with comedian/minister Rev. Melheim, 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, Augsburg Lutheran Church, 1342 West Sylvania Ave.

5th Annual Eve Gala, an event honoring women in our community, Friday, St. James Lutheran Church, 4727 West Sylvania Ave. Doors open at 6 p.m.; dinner at 7:15 p.m. Chrys Peterson, news anchor of WTOL-TV, Channel 11, will be the host. Tickets are $10 from 419-841-8659.

4th Annual Women's Conference, "Women of Purpose," 7 p.m. Friday, Sonrise Community Church, 5125 Rambo Lane. Speakers are Michelle Coleman and Darrah Okeke. Speaker May 9 will be Dawn Hall, author of Busy People's Cookbooks after 9 a.m. breakfast. Information 419-472-2316.

Drumming Circle, 7-9 p.m. Friday, Visitation Spirituality Center, 529 Stewart Rd., Monroe. No registration; donation $10-$20. Information 734-242-5520.

Ministry of the Watchman, School of the Prophets Format Empowerment Meeting with Rev. Barbara Williams, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 9, Asbury United Methodist Church, 4725 Dorr St. Information 800-560-9240 or online at

Living Better with Less, a half day collection of workshops, 9 a.m.-noon, May 9, Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 19225 Witty Rd., Elmore. Registration suggested at 419-862-3630. On site registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Puppet and Creative Arts Program - God's Helping Hands, 2 and 6 p.m. May 9, Pemberville Opera House, Pemberville. Free. Information 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 419-724-6457. To speak to the Religion Editor, call 419-724-6154.

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