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Toledo Country Limits, outreach ministry of the Church of St. Andrew United, 3620 Heatherdowns Blvd. Traditional church service every Saturday evening featuring live country music. On Feb. 2, God goes country with a silly twist. The popular TV show Hee Haw will be showcased. Many funny skits from the series will be re-enacted by regular TCL performers and other church members.

The Lutheran Hour, WPOS (102.3) 7 a.m. Sunday and on XM satellite radio dial 170 at 1 p.m. Host the Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus. Sunday will be host with the message “Getting the Right Gift,” With His life, death, and resurrection, Jesus gave sinners the most precious, personal gift we could ever receive; we were too busy playing with the box. (Mark 1:35-39).

Christian Seniors Interacting, sponsored by First United Methodist Church of Perrysburg, second and fourth Tuesday of each month 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 200 Zoar Dr., Perrysburg. $3. Lunch provided, reservation required. 419-872-0846.

Theology with Toast, 10 a.m. second Wednesday each month, Little Sisters of the Poor, 930 S. Wynn Rd. No reservations needed. Coffee and rolls, 9:30 a.m.

Philippine-American Catholic Council Novena and Mass, 7 p.m. first Wednesday of each month, St. Clement Church, 3030 Tremainsville.

Christian Motorcycle Group “Wind Worshippers” meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month, Maumee United Methodist Church, 405 Sackett St., Maumee. Information: 419-893-8761.

Warren AME Church, 2013 Gospel Extravaganza, 4 p.m. Saturday, 915 Collingwood Blvd., calling all praise treams, choirs, praise dancers, vocalists, step, drill, poets, rap, or mime. Featuring youth and young adults. Information: Ernest Faulkner, 419-885-2889, or Darlene Sawyer, 419-490-5656.

Catholic Women’s Breakfast with Chris Norton of Huron, Ohio, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 9, Clarion Inn and Conference Center, 3422 Port Clinton Rd., Fremont. Sponsored by Magnificat, Our Lady of the Lake Chapter. To register, Hortensia Clevenger, 316 Wexford Dr., Huron, Ohio 44839. Cost: $15 a person. Information: 419-602-0627 or

Sylvania First United Methodist Church first men’s group, free screening of the movie Courageous for fathers and their children. Pizza dinner at 5 p.m., followed by the movie, Sunday. Free tickets can be picked up in the church office on Sundays in January or by contacting the church office. On Monday, Brian McLaren, an author and a former pastor, will give a presentation from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost: $25. These events take place at the church, 7000 Erie St., Sylvania. Information: 419-882-2205.

United Church of God financial workshop, 6 p.m. Wednesday, 1122 Bronson Ave., 4:30 p.m. fellowship meal. Many believers want to practice good stewardship but lack the knowledge to do so. Come to the church financial workshop and learn how to use God’s money responsibly and increase your blessings.

Garden Park Christian Church presents Understanding Islam, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 2, and 9:30 to 10:50 a.m. Feb. 3, 8605 Salisbury Rd., Monclova Township. George and Zina Al-Salty, who have served as missionaries and church planters in Arab countries, will present a weekend event designed for Christians to learn about the Islamic faith and culture. Event is free and open to the public. Information: 419-868-7700, or

Bono Baptist Church will show the movie Courageous, 3 p.m. Feb. 3, 967 Main St., Bono, Ohio. Admmission is free; also 7 p.m. Feb. 6, eight-week studies for men: Challenging men to be the bold and intentional leaders of their homes, and challenging women to embrace and thrive in God’s beautiful and eternal call in their lives. Information: 419-836-3909.

St. Andrew United Methodist Church is sponsoring Basic Extreme Couponing, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 4, 3620 Heatherdowns Blvd. The class will be led by local well-known authority on the subject, Jodi Cocagne, who owns Today’s Couponing. Open to the public. The admission is a donation of 10 non-perishable food items or physical hygiene items. All donations will be given to Feed Your Neighbor. Preregister or information: Jodi Packard, 419-297-5121, or

Dare to believe! Christ the King parish mission, conducted by the Rev. John Graden, 7 p.m. Feb. 4 through Feb. 7, in the church, 4100 Harvest Ln. Father Graden will meet and invite people at all weekend Masses on Feb. 2 and 3. The mission is open to all in the Toledo area who wish to come and be energized by the uplifting experiences of the services.

Ministry of the Watchman Empowerment meeting, School of the Prophets Format, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 9, Sisters of Notre Dame Church, 3837 Secor Rd. The Rev. Barbara Williams will be the teacher. She will be teach the word of God, and empowering you to do the works of God. School of the Prophets setting. Spirit-filled, nondenominational, and Bible based. No registration fee. Love offering taken. All welcome. Transportation available from Cleveland and Detroit. Information: 216-233-1757.

Rosary Cathedral Concert Series, 3 p.m. Feb. 10, 2535 Collingwood Blvd., Vox Choralis with director Dave Jaronowski. Information: 419-244-9575.

Zion Lutheran Church LCMC Ash Wednesday and Lenten Services, 7 p.m. Feb. 13, 8307 Memorial Hwy., Ottawa Lake, Mich. Other Lenten services will be 7 p.m. Feb. 20 and 27 and March 6, 13, and 20.

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