The Center for Women's Ministries information meeting, 10-11:30 a.m. today, Toledo Heights Branch of the Toledo-Lucas County Library, 423 Shasta Dr. Information: 419-878-8823.
Gospel Quartet is to perform at Faith Community United Church of Christ, 1126 Anderson Ave., Maumee, at 3 p.m. today, followed by hot dogs and ice cream. Information: 419-887-1976.
Ohio Council of Churches calls for a statewide day of prayer in Christian congregations for the Sikh community Sunday.
True Church of God of the Apostolic Faith's 55th General Convention, through Sunday, 2146 N. 12th. Today, 10 a.m. to noon, workshops on probation and youth and the legal system; 7 p.m. service. Sunday service 10 a.m. Information: 419-243-4948.
United Muslim Association of Toledo 2nd annual Iftar Dinner, Reynolds Garden Cafe, 1220 S. Reynolds Rd., 8 p.m. today. Reservations: 419-408-2249 or email@example.com.
24th preanniversary of the Gospel All Stars of Toledo 5 p.m. today, Worldwide Living Ministry, 2030 Putnam. Guests: New Spiritualaires, Northern Travelers, Mighty Brothers of Harmony, Nikki D and the Brown, Mildred Stegall and Tru Voices, Johnny Love and Company, the Banks Brothers, and many more.
Christian Community Church & Safe Communities Project of UMADAOP back-to-school bash, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, Christian Community Church, 2500 Nebraska Ave. Activities include inflatable amusements, hot-dog-eating contest, water balloon toss, sack race. Information: 419-407-0778, 419-461-3911, or 419-255-4444. or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church prewoman's day, 4 p.m. tomorrow, 3232 Nebraska Ave. Guest Speaker: Sister Vera Sanders, Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church. Theme: Christian women, are you making a spiritual investment? Information: 419-531-1994.
Celebrate Missions Work at Sylvania First United Methodist Church 7000 Erie St., Sylvania, During August, one service Saturdays at 5:30 p.m., three Sundays at 8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m., and 11 a.m. Today and Sunday, members share their experiences volunteering at the Friendly Center. Aug. 18 and 19, Rev. Dee Baker of Toledo Campus Ministry talks about how the ministry touches students. Information: 419-882-2205.
Warren AME Church Celebrates its 165th Anniversary: Worship and fellowship at the oldest African-American church in northwest Ohio. Community skating party, 3-6 p.m. today, Ohio Skate, 5735 Opportunity Dr. Homecoming service and reception 10:45 a.m. Sunday, 915 Collingwood Blvd. Speaker: Rev. P. Robert Tate, presiding elder of the Youngstown AME District. Reception after the service. Information: 419-868-7671.
Pastor Doug Meilander of Concordia Lutheran Church retirement celebration and last Sunday to preach, 3636 S. Detroit, 9:45 a.m. Sunday. Dinner reception in his honor at 5 p.m. at Premier Banquet Hall, 4480 Heatherdowns Blvd. Reservation required. Information: 419-382-0410 or email@example.com.
Christian Seniors Interacting Bible study by the Rev. Jerry Schetter of St. Rose Catholic Church, Abundant Life #2, 200 Zoar Dr., Perrysburg, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Program: North American Indian Dance by Jami Ozendine. Sponsored by First United Methodist Church of Perrysburg. Lunch will be served. Cost: $3. Reservations: 419-872-0846.
Our Lady of Toledo Shrine 655 S. Coy, Oregon, the assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, midnight Tuesday. Rosary of Chaplet of Divine Mercy. All welcome.
Annunciation Radio sponsors a talk by Catholic author Steve Ray Wednesday, Blessed Sacrament Church, 4227 Bellevue Rd., Mass, 7 p.m., followed by the talk on Mary, the Mother of Jesus. Information: catholicconvert.com or 1-877-275-8098.
United Church of God revival 1122 Bronson Ave., 7 p.m., Friday-Saturday. Revivalist for the week: Dr. Levi Cyrus, pastor, Light of the World Chrch of God, Shreveport, La., Youth recognition during regular 11 a.m. service. Minister Jackie Robinson, youth director Minister Ronsha Allison, assistant director Rev. Dewayne Braxton, pastor.
24th Anniversary of the Gospel All Stars of Toledo 5 p.m. Aug. 19, Worldwide Living Ministry, 2030 Putnam, Guests: Queens of Harmony, Twilight Gospel Singers, TQMA, Spirit of Truth. Special group: Fortson Singers. Featured guests, James and the New Gospel Heavy Weights.
Sacred Strings Records LLC presents two days of Sacred Steel Concert, 5-9 p.m. Aug. 24 and 3-7 p.m. Aug. 25, May's Chapel United Holy Church, 1201 S. Byrne Rd. This is a free event. Information: 419-304-3088.
The Deacon and Deaconess Ministry of Calvary Baptist Church, 702 Collingwood Blvd., worship 4 p.m. Aug. 26. Theme: "Be Strong in the Lord." Guest speaker, Deacon Eugene Livingston, Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church. With city musical groups.
Installation of Pastor Ellis as Pilgrim's senior pastor 10 a.m. Aug. 26, 1375 W. Sylvania Ave. Installation during morning service with a fellowship potluck to follow. Information: 419-478-6012.
Latter Rain at the Armory Church 3319 Nebraska Ave., 7 p.m. Aug. 30-Sept. 2. Speakers: Evangelist Joyce Rogers, Pastor Willie James Campbell, and Prophetess Janet Floyd. Special service for the youth and young at heart, Kierra "Ke Ke" Sheard, noon, Sept. 1. Information: 419-537-9736.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Warren AME Church 915 Collingwood Blvd., 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 13-17. Skill clinics, ages 5-12 from 4:30-5:30, dinner at 5:30, 6:30-8:30, music, arts and crafts, Bible lesson, and key points. Adult class 6:30-8:30 p.m. Information: 419-243-2237.
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