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.
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, Rev. Dee Baker of Toledo Campus Ministry talks about how the ministry touches students. Information: 419-882-2205.
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 served. $3. Reservations: 419-872-0846.
24th Anniversary of Gospel All Stars of Toledo 5 p.m. Sunday, Worldwide Living Ministry, 2030 Putnam. Queens of Harmony, Twilight Gospel Singers, TQMA, Spirit of Truth. Special group: Fortson Singers. Featured guests, James and the New Gospel Heavy Weights.
The Village Church pastor Cheri Holdridge on "The Hunger Games: No Greater Love," Sunday. Worship at 10:30 a.m., with the free showing of The Hunger Games at noon, Maumee Theater, 601 Conant St. Information: 419-469-8824.
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.
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.
Neapolis Church of Christ Free Health Fair 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 25 and 9:30 a.m. Aug. 26 will be Friendship Sunday with all- church potluck at 11 a.m. Information: 1-419-533-4191.
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.
Harvest Christian Center's 7th Year Celebration Service 10:30 a.m. Aug. 26, 6540 W. Central Ave. Special presentation about Shoes for the Shoeless will be announced. Celebration followed by food and fellowship. Information: 419-322-5941.
Christian Seniors Interacting Bible study by Pastor Gary Rode, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 28. Abundant Life #2, 200 Zoar Dr., Perrysburg. George Kalbouss at the Piano. Lunch served. Reservation required. Information: 419-872-0846.
Latter Rain at the Armory Church 3319 Nebraska Ave., 7 p.m. Aug. 30-Sept. 2. 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.
Blessed John XXIII Catholic Community Awakening Faith Sessions 7 p.m. Sept. 4, 24250 Dixie Hwy., Perrysburg. First session is "Spirituality: What's the Buzz?" Information: 419-874-6502.
33 Miles to Perform at 2012 Fulton County Fair Sept. 2, 8514 State Rt. 108, Wauseon. Free inspirational concert. Information: www.fccmm.org.
2012 Ladies Conference at Monclova Road Baptist Church, 7819 Monclova Rd., 8:40 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 8. Speaker Dianne Barker, author and conference speaker. Musical concert with Becky Yaze, founder of Silent Witness, to perform. Registration deadline Sept. 1. Cost: $20 ladies 18 and older, $25 after Sept. 1, $16 a person for visiting groups over 7, and $10 pastor's wives, free if she brings 5 guests. Information: 419-866-0773 or www.monclovabaptist.org.
Catholic Women's Breakfast with Monica Martinez coordinator of marriage and family life, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 8, Clarion Inn and Conference Center, Fremont, sponsored by Magnificat, Our Lady of the Lake Chapter. Registration: $15 to Hortensia Clevenger, 316 Wexford Dr., Huron, Ohio, 44839. Information: 419-602-0627.
Beth Moore Simulcast Sept. 15, 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Waterville Community Church, 8217 Dutch Rd. Tickets: $15, which includes morning refreshments and lunch. Information: 419-878-2297 or lifeway.com/plsimulcast. She also can be seen at the same time and day at Grace Community Church, 900 Smith Rd., Fremont. Continental breakfast and lunch will be served. Registration: $20 per person, $25 after Sept. 9. Information: 419-332-2623 or www.gracecom.net.
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