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. today. Proceeds will be donated to the Autism Society of Northwest Ohio. The concert will consist of all youth and young adult performers, featuring SQ'air. 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. today, calling all creative types, especially those who like to get their hands dirty. We need some new vestments for the fall, and we are going to use the ancient art of batik to create them. Information: Wayne Anthony, 419-243-1231.
Canaan Missionary Baptist Church Outreach Center 2nd annual musical, 1333 Western Ave., 6 p.m. today. Praise dancer, area church choirs, quartet union, male chorus, and steppers. The service promises to be a spiritual highlight of your week. Music for the young and old. 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. today. Free and open to everyone. Bid at the silent auction, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Many organizations will be on hand to collect donations and to pass out information about their programs. Fun for kids of all ages. Information: 419-893-2008.
St. Joseph Catholic Church 2214 Manhattan, Erie, Mich., is to be host to an all-day seminar with the popular author and speaker Patrick Madrid, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today. Patrick is active in apologetics and will be giving four talks, including an open forum. Free, and free lunch will be offered for those wishing to stay all day. Information: 734-755-5129.
Mount Ararat Missionary Baptist Church 918 Colburn St., 3rd annual gospel festival, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. Great gospel music, clothing and food giveaway, games, basketball tournament, and other surprises You need to register for basketball tournament by calling Deacon Curtis Smith, 419-320-5811. Information: 419-472-8747.
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.
First Unitarian 3205 Glendale Ave. Pink Smoke over the Vatican on the feast of Saint Mary Magdalene, 2 p.m. Sunday. The 58-minute documentary explores the movement to ordain women to the Roman Catholic priesthood. Showing free and open to the public. Information: 419-360-1217.
Calvary Baptist Church Women's Day Program 702 Collingwood Blvd., 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Rev. April Hearn from Detroit will be guest speaker.
Summer Houses of Worship Tours with Sylvania First United Methodist Church, 7000 Erie St., Sylvania, 11 a.m. July 24. The tour is free and open to anyone who has an interest in learning more about different worship styles, different faiths, and different architectural styles.
Servant Leadership Center is to be host for a free meditation class, 1618 W. Sylvania Ave., 7 p.m. July 25. Our evening of meditation will offer you an introduction to different meditation exercises and breathing techniques. You can experience the benefits of meditation in your life: inner peace, health, and spiritual awakening. Information: 419-476-0941.
Compelled Church 8970 Jackman Rd., Temperance, free concert with worship leaders Brad and Rebekah Bichsel. 6 p.m. Aug. 4 and 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Aug. 5. Information: 734-850-0051.
"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.
Pastor Doug Meilander of Concordia Lutheran Church retirement celebration and last Sunday to preach, 3636 S. Detroit, 9:45 a.m. Aug. 12, with a dinner reception in his honor at 5 p.m. at Premier Banquet Hall, 4480 Heatherdowns Blvd. Reservation for dinner reception is required. Information: 419-382-0410 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tour to Poland Oct. 4-15. Itinerary includes Warsaw, Krakow, Auschwitz, Czestochowa, historic churches. Information: 231-773-1022.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
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.
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. 1126 Anderson Ave., Maumee, 9 a.m. to noon July 23-27. Many activities on this theme. To register: 419-887-1976.
Braden United Methodist Church 4725 Dorr St., ages 4-adult, 5 to 8:10 p.m. July 23-27. Dinner served nightly. Information: 419-386-2700.
Foundation Stone Church 4532 Woodville Rd., Northwood, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 24-27. Register your child. Information: 419-693-5102.
Hope United Methodist Church 4069 W. Sylvania Ave., ages 3-6 grade, 6-8:30 p.m. July 29-Aug. 1. Free registration or register online at toledohope.com. Information: 419-475-5036.
Toledo Chinese Alliance Church 2500 W. Central Ave., 6:30 to 9:15 p.m. Aug. 1-3. Registration deadline is July 25. Stories, snacks, arts, crafts, games, and prizes. Information: 419-472-1771.
Family Christian Center 2728 N. King Rd., ages 4-5 grade, 6-8:30 p.m. Aug. 6-9. Children will learn about how the world began. Picnic 6 p.m. Aug. 10 for the whole family. Registration required. Information: 419-885-4673.
Calvary Lutheran Church and Zion Lutheran Church 1930 Bradner Rd., Northwood, 6-8:30 p.m. Aug. 5-9. To obtain Information or to express interest in volunteering: 419-691-3597 or 419-704-0622.
Mayfair Plymouth Congregational Christian Church 5253 Bennett Rd., preschool-6th grade and adults, 6:15-8:30 p.m. Aug. 6-10. Each night will begin with family dinner at 5:30 p.m. This year we will "Walk His Way." Free. Information: 419-476-7063.
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