Learning to Pray Better Father James Bacik Lecture Series, "Karl Rahner Made Practical," 3 p.m. today Queen of Peace Chapel Sylvania Franciscan Village, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. Information: 419-824-3533.
Sylvania United Church of Christ 7240 Erie St., Sylvania, featuring rock worship service featuring the music of Mumford and Sons, 5 p.m. today. Emergent style worship. Information: 419-882-0048.
Toledo County Limits outreach ministry of the Church of St. Andrew United 3620 Heatherdowns, "Classic Country Showcase," 6 p.m. today. and every second Saturday of each month. Information: 419-385-6160.
Ida United Methodist Church 8124 Ida East, Ida, Mich., hymn sing, 7 p.m. Sunday.Refreshments. Information: 734-848-4774 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reformation Lutheran Church outdoor worship and picnic with Bethany, Ottawa Park open air shelter house across from Toledo Hospital, 9 a.m. Sunday School, 10 a.m. worship, and picnic to follow, Sunday. Bring your own table service and a dish to pass. Hot dogs and condiments, lemonade and ice tea provided. Information: 419-473-1369.
New Bethel Church of God in Christ 801 Vance St., 27th church anniversary, 11 a.m. Sunday.
Phillippine-American Catholic Council Novena and Mass, at 3030 Tremainsville Rd., 7 p.m. Wednesdays.
Phillips Temple CME Church presents "The Journey: A Concert Illustration of the Christian Walk from Bondage to Breakthrough", 565 Palmwood Ave., 7 to 9 p.m. July 21, proceeds will be donated to the Autism Society of Northwest Ohio. Tickets: $10 each. To purchase: email@example.com or 419-242-7906.
Trinity Episcopal Church Batik Workshop/Create-a-Vestment, One Trinity Plaza, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 21. Information: Wayne Anthony, 419-243-1231.
Canaan Missionary Baptist Church Outreach Center 2nd annual musical, 1333 Western Ave., 6 p.m. July 21.Information: 419-244-5700.
Cass Road Baptist Church 1400 Cass Rd., Maumee, 3rd annual Route 66 Classic Car Show and Summer Festival, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 21. Free. Information: 419-893-2008.
St. Joseph Catholic Church 2214 Manhattan, Erie, Mich., to be host to an all-day seminar with author and speaker Patrick Madrid, July 21, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 21. Mr. Patrick is to give four talks including an open forum. Free along with free lunch for those wishing to stay all day. Information: 734-755-5129.
Servant Leadership Center free meditation class, 1618 W. Sylvania Ave., 7 p.m. July 25. Evening of meditation and introduction to different meditation exercises and breathing techniques. Information: 419-476-0941.
"Theology with Toast" at Little Sisters of the Poor, 930 S. Wynn Rd., Oregon, 10 a.m. Aug. 8. Germaine Kirk will present "Catholic Charities, What's It All About." Coffee and rolls 9:30 a.m. Information: 419-693-1056.
Tour to Poland Oct. 4-15 of this year. Some of places to be visited Warsaw, Krakow, Auschwitz, and Czestochowa and historic churches. Information: 231-773-1022.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, ages 3-3 grade, 13101 Five Point Rd., Perrysburg, 9 to 11:15 a.m. July 16-20, no registration fee. Register in advance: 419-874-6939.
Collingwood United Methodist Church ages 3-11, 701 Phillips Ave., 9 to noon July 16-20, theme is "God Games: I'm on Jesus' Team!" On Friday we will play "God Games." Snacks and free lunch will be provided. Information: 419-476-8034.
St. Matthew's Episcopal Church 5240 Talmadge Rd., 9 a.m. to noon July 16-20. What can you do to help? Information: 419-473-1187.
St. Paul's United Methodist Church 1202 Madison Ave., 5:30 to 8 p.m. July 22-26, with a celebration during worship on July 29. Information: 419-243-8284.
Concordia Lutheran Church Son Quest Rainforest, 3636 S. Detroit Ave., 9 a.m. to noon July 16-20. Family swim party at Rolf Park Pool July 20, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. fun for all ages including toddlers, though no pool toys are allowed. Information: 419-382-0410.
Pilgrim Church ages 5-12, 1375 W. Sylvania Ave., 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 23-27, Explore stories Jesus told about everyday people in everyday situations. Information: 419-478-6012.
St. Michael Lutheran Church "SKY" 5790 W. Temperance Rd., Ottawa Lake, Mich., 6:15 to 8:45 p.m. July 23-27. Register early. Information: 734-856-2944.
Faith Community United Church of Christ Babylon: Daniel's Courage in Captivity, ages 4 to 12 years, 1126 Anderson Ave., Maumee, 9 a.m. to noon July 23-37. Many activities around this theme have been planned. To register: 419-887-1976.
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