Holy Cows for Marty, a fund-raiser to benefit the Rev. Martin Connell’s work at a Jesuit high school in Tanzania, starts with Mass at St. John’s Jesuit High School chapel at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by a gathering at Dale’s Bar and Grill in Maumee from 4 to 8 p.m.
The Gospel All-Stars of Toledo’s 23rd preanniversary, Worldwide Living Ministry, 2030 Putnam St., 5 p.m. Saturday. Guest: the New Spiritualaires, Newsom Family Singers, Northern Travelers, Mighty Brothers of Harmony, Nikki and the Browns, and more.
Morning Star Baptist Church Annual Women’s Day service, 212 Charles St., 10:45 a.m., Sunday. Guest speaker: Evangelist Shirley Sutton. 419-243-8474.
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary prayer service, Our Lady of Toledo Shrine Pavilion, 655 South Coy Rd., Oregon, midnight Sunday. 419-697-7742.
CedarCreek Church Band in concert at the Northwest Ohio Rib-Off, Lucas County Fair Grounds, 1406 Key St., Maumee, 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Free.
The Traveling Medicine Show, gospel music, Hosanna Lutheran Church, 23019 Kelogg Rd., Grand Rapids, noon-2:30 p.m. Sunday. Chicken dinner 11 a.m.; cost $8.
Helping Hands of Haiti annual fund-raiser, 2-8 p.m. Sunday, Grace United Methodist Church, 601 East Boundary, Perrysburg. Music, magic, inflatable games, clowns, food, and more. 419-872-0180.
Summer Houses of Worship Tour 2011, Toledo Mennonite Church, 5501 Nebraska, 11 a.m. Tuesday. Free. 419-536-1251.
“Suds and Salvation”sponsored by Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Elmore, at Portage Inn, 355 Rice St., Elmore, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Open forum: Grill the Pastor. 419-862-3630.
Heartbeat of Toledo, a pregnancy support center, is offering training sessions for volunteers, 1-3 p.m. Thursday, 4041 West Sylvania Ave., Suite LL4. 419-241-9131.
Vacation Bible Schools
New Prospect Baptist Church, 1425 West Delaware Ave., 5-7 p.m. Wednesday-Friday. Children and adult classes available.
Mount Ararat Missionary Baptist Church, 918 Colburn St., 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday. Open to all. 419-472-8747.
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