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Religion calender: 12-04

Carl Kerby, co-founder of Answers in Genesis, speaking on Genesis and Creation, 5:15 and 7 p.m. Saturday, 9 and 10:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Sunday, CedarCreek Church, 29129 Lime City Rd., Perrysburg. 419-661-8661.

Christmas Bazaar at Phillips Temple CME Church, 565 Palmwood Ave., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday.

Healing for the Holidays, Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, 1401 Hoag St., 12 p.m. Saturday. 419-531-1336.

Live drive-through Nativity presented by Gibsonburg churches, at Zion Lutheran Church, 500 South Brentwood Ave., Gibsonburg, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Interfaith Nativity Festival, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 11050 Avenue Rd. (Route 795), Perrysburg, 1-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Over 500 unique nativities from all over the world. Children's hands-on nativity crafts for parents to make with their children to take home. Musical performances throughout the weekend. Free and ample parking is available.

Lessons and Carols Christmas concert presented by Masterworks at Epworth United Methodist Church, 3077 Valley View Drive, 8 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday. Christmas story set to ancient verse, Scripture, and contemporary music. Ticket: $12 students, $20 and $25. 419-531-4236.

The Lutheran Hour, WPOS-FM (102.3), 7 a.m. Sunday. Guest speaker: The Rev. Wallace Schulz, “No Excuses.” Woman To Woman, WDFM (98.1), 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Host Phyllis Wallace, “Shape-Up Your Finances.”

White Elephant Sale and Silent Auction, All Saints' Episcopal Church, 563 Pinewood Ave., 5 p.m. Sunday. Holiday shopping without high prices. Church youth will be selling light refreshments.

“The Nativity Story” movie at First Presbyterian Church of Maumee in the Fellowship Hall, 200 East Broadway, Maumee, 2 p.m. Sunday. Information: 419-893-0223.

Advent Lessons and Carols with the Cathedral Choir at Rosary Cathedral, 2535 Collingwood Blvd., 3 p.m. Sunday. Free. Information: 419-244-9575.

Hanukkah Party for special-needs children, presented by Friendship Circle, Chabad House-Lubavitch, and the United Jewish Council, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sekach Building on campus of Jewish Community Center, 6435 West Sylvania Ave., Sylvania. 419-509-0105.

Jubilee of Praise, St. Stephen's Church, 5509 Dorr St., 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Featuring University of Toledo Gospel Choir, Mount Pilgrim Mime Ministry, and Fireman Clark Morgan.

Mass Choir Concert, Third Baptist Church, 9775 Angola Rd., Holland, 4 p.m. Sunday.

Wilkins United Methodist Church Revival, 2310 Wilkins Rd., Swanton, 1-1/2 miles north of Airport Hwy., free meal at 5:30 p.m., worship 7 p.m., Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. Guest evangelist: The Rev. Gary Exman.

Elmwood Community Choir Christmas Concert, presenting the cantata “The Star Still Shines,” by Cliff Duren at Elmwood Community Center Auditorium, 7 p.m. Sunday. Sponsored by the North Baltimore Area Cooperative Ministries and under the direction of Dean Bell.

Messiah Sing-A-Long hosted by Christ the Word Presbyterian Church at Toledo First Seventh Day Adventist Church, 4909 Sylvania Ave., 7 p.m. followed by a reception, Sunday. Performance is free and open to the public. Information: 419-329-1100.

The Choraliers cantata “Christmas! Sing of the Wonder,” and a selection of Christmas songs. Three performances: Church of the Master, 28744 Simmons Rd., Perrysburg, 7 p.m. Sunday; Christ United Methodist Church, 5757 Starr Ave., Oregon, 7 p.m. Dec. 11; Rossford United Methodist Church, 270 Dixie Hwy., Rossford, 7 p.m. Dec. 12. No tickets required. Free-will offering will be collected.

Gifts of Distinction, Women's Connection-West, Sylvania Country Club, 5201 Corey Rd., Sylvania, 11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Dec. 10. Cost $14 all-inclusive. For reservations and complementary child care, call Jeannine, 419-841-9653 by Dec. 6. Felt art and designs, scarves, and throws. Speaker: Pat Ellerholz of Adrian, “Every Face has a Story.”

Wise Traditions Nutritional Seminar, Blanchard Avenue Pentecostal Church of God, 1701 Blanchard Ave., Findlay, 7 p.m., Monday. Dr. Wayne Fiester will lecture on Vitamin B-12. Also, sourdough bread demonstration. Free. Information: or 419-422-0037.

Ecumenical Bereavement Support Group, St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Parish Emmaus Room, 4201 Heatherdowns Rd., 3-4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Facing the Holidays with speaker, Rita Hoff. 419-724-4675 or

“A Night in Bethlehem” VBS, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Toledo First Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4909 West Sylvania Ave. Parents can drop off their children age 6-12, and go shopping. 419-882-6200.

Theology with Toast, Little Sisters of the Poor, 930 South Wynn Rd., Oregon, 10 a.m., Wednesday. Sister Cecelia will explain vows that the Sisters will renew, Rosary at 10:30 a.m. Celebration of Mass for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Information: Alice, 419-698-0405, Ruth, 419-691-9723.

“Arrest These Merry Gentlemen” children's pageant, First Presbyterian Church of Maumee Fellowship Hall, 200 East Broadway, Maumee, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Admission free. Free-will offering will be taken and proceeds to Heifer International. Information: 419-893-0223.

The Academy Brass Quintet, Epworth United Methodist Church, 3077 Valley View Drive, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Concert free. 419-531-7487.

“Ye Olde Yuletide Christmas Concert,” with the Ashland University Singers at Norwalk St. Mary Church, 38 West League St., Norwalk, 7:30 p.m., Dec. 9. A Yuletide Feaste of Byrde and Boar complete with Wassail will be served at 6 p.m. in Reynolds Hall next to the church. Tickets: $7.50. Reservations for dinner must be made by Monday before 5 p.m., 419-668-1641.

The Clothesline of St. Timothy's Episcopal Church open house, 871 East Boundary St., Perrysburg, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Dec. 10. This free clothing bank is open every second and fourth Friday of the month from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Information: 419-874-5704

Ministry of the Watchman school of the prophets format empowerment meeting, Braden United Methodist Church, 4725 Dorr St., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 11. Spirit-filled, nondenominational, and Bible-based. No registration fee. Love offering taken. The Rev. Barbara Williams, Teacher. 1-800-560-9240.

The Baha'i Prescription (Meet-Up) for the Baha'i Northwest Ohio/Southeast Michigan Connection at Vintage Coffee/Yarn Envy, 4770 Sterns Rd., Ottawa Lake, Mich., 10 a.m. Dec. 11. Information:

A Night In Bethlehem, the River of Life Community Church, 136 Tecumseh St., Dundee, Mich., 5-8 p.m. Dec. 11. See, taste, and smell what daily life was like when Jesus was born. Live nativity scene, shops, and activities for kids of all ages. Hear Ron Earl's testimony. Information: 734-529-5518.

Our Lady of Toledo Shrine Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy, 655 South Coy Rd., Oregon, 2 p.m. Saturday. Children's Christmas party after 2 p.m. Prayer Service, Dec. 11.

“Sing We Now of Christmas” Service, Pilgrim Church, 1375 Sylvania Ave., 6 p.m. Sunday. Christmas songs. Service will feature the graduation of a class from the Toledo Bible Institute and the Jamaica Mission Team will be blessed as it will leave for its next trip.

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. For retail advertising on the Religion pages, call 419-724-6350.

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