Religion calendar: 12-8


Toledo Country Limits, outreach ministry of the Church of St. Andrew United, 3620 Heatherdowns Blvd., “Classic Country Showcase,” 6 p.m. first Saturday of each month. Toledo Country Limits showcases classic country music by featuring an evening of old-fashioned country gospel songs.

The Christian Festival Choir and Orchestra Christmas concert, 7 p.m. Thursday, 5601 Clegg Dr. Donations from free concert go to Mom’s House. A love offering will be collected. Information: or 419-865-5795 or 419-260-8284.

Christian Seniors Interacting,  sponsored by First United Methodist Church of Perrysburg, second and fourth Tuesday each month, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 200 Zoar Dr., Perrysburg.This week with Pastor Terry Powell and program will be White Elephant. Lunch provided. Cost: $3. Reservation required, 419-872-0846.

The River of Life Community Church is hosting A Night in Bethlehem on Dundee Parade night 5 to 7:30 p.m. today, 136 Tecumseh St., Dundee, Mich. Make some family memories by traveling back to ancient Bethlehem. Information: or 734-529-5518.

Lial Catholic School Live drive-through nativity scene 7 to 8 p.m. today, 5700 Davis Rd., Whitehouse. Free will donations support Beach House Family Shelter of Toledo.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Advent Vesper 7 p.m. Sunday, 8330 Lewis Ave., Temperance. Information: 734-847-2805.

St. Stephen’s COGIC, “Jubilee of Praise” 4 p.m. Sunday, 5509 Dorr St.

First United Methodist’s Christmas concert, 11 a.m. today, 200 W. Second, Perrysburg. The concert will feature almost 50 local musicians, a special blend of familiar carols, and newer seasonal songs. The concert will be free. Information: 419-874-1911 or

New Prospect Baptist Church annual Candlelight Service, 4 p.m. Sunday, 1425 W. Delaware Ave. with Rev. Casey Diggins, Sr. The public is welcome.

Reformation Lutheran Church Christmas Cantata, 4 p.m. Sunday, 4543 Douglas Rd. "Behold the " with composer Lloyd Larson. Reception follows in Fellowship Hall.

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church evening of contemporary praise and worship, 7 p.m. Monday, 4125 Pickle Rd., Oregon. Featuring the praise team of the congregation. Public is welcome.

All Saints Lutheran Church 18th annual drive thru living nativity 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 15 and 16, 5445 Heatherdowns Blvd. Seven scenes, live animals, and may actors of all ages. No charge. This is a gift for the community but we invite you to share non-perishable food items that we’ll deliver to Toledo area food banks. Information: 419-865-7701 or

First St. John Lutheran Church traditional German Church Service 3 p.m. Dec. 16, 2471 Seaman St. Join us in the fellowship with the Teutonia Mannerchor and Damenchor and the First St. John Church Bell Choir.

Maumee United Methodist Church will hold a service of remembrance and healing, 7 p.m. Dec. 18, 405 Sackett St. Maumee. The longest night will celebrate the memories of loved ones and grieve our failures.

Sylvania First United Methodist Church Chancel Choir will perform a cantata 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 23, 7000 Erie St. Sylvania. Between services a free breakfast will be served in Fellowship Hall. Information: 419-882-2205.

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