Religion calendar: 2-9


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.

The Lutheran Hour, WPOS-FM (102.3) Sunday 7 a.m. and on XM satellite radio dial 170 at 1 p.m. Sunday. Host the Rev. Gregory Seltz’s message is “Do You Need a Miracle Today?” Jesus’ miraculous transfirguration tells us God is very real and he sent Jesus to help in your time of need. (Luke 9:28-36).

Christian Seniors Interacting, sponsored by First United Methodist Church of Perrysburg, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesday each month, 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 at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Monica Martinez will present “Theology of the Family.”

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

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

Padre Pio Prayer Group, Diocese of Toledo monthly meeting, second Saturday each month. Includes 8 a.m. Mass, rosary, discussion, and adoration, Christ the King Church, 4100 Harvest Ln. Information: 419-356-4208 or

Catholic Women’s Breakfast with Chris Norton of Huron, Ohio, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, 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 per person. Information: 419-602-0627 or

United Couples Conference 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 15, and noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 16, The Lodge at Strawberry Acres, 950 S. McCord Rd., Holland. Theme will be "Marriage Tune-up." Bring dish to share Friday. This will be fun, romantic, informational, workshops and seminars. Cost: $40 per couple. Info: 419-509-5770.

Ministry of the Watchman Empowerment Meeting, School of the Prophets Format, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sisters of Notre Dame Church, 3837 Secor Rd. The Rev. Barbara Williams will be the teacher. She will teach the word of God, 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. Sunday, 2535 Collingwood Blvd., Vox Choralis with Director Dave Jaronowski. Information: 419-244-9575.

Ash Wednesday Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday, the University Church, 4747 Hill Ave. The Lenten journey toward Easter will begin with a message from the Rev. Julian Davies. Reflective service will focus on Psalm 51:1-17 with community music, the imposition of ashes, and communion.

Zion Lutheran Church LCMC, Ash Wednesday and Lenten Services, 7 p.m. Wednesday, 8307 Memorial Hwy., Ottawa Lake, Mich. Lenten services also are planned at 7 p.m. Feb. 20 and 27 and March 6, 13, and 20.

Valentine’s Day Special, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday or Saturday, Widewater Retreat Center, 4050 Old U.S. 24. “Spirit Alive Leadership Training (S.A.L.T.).” Light lunch and beverages. Reservations required. Cost: $25 for two people and $25 for one person. Information: 419-533-4191.

FamilyLife of Northwest Ohio will present the Art of Marriage, 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, and concludes 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, West Toledo YMCA, 2110 Tremainsville Rd. This will be a six-session video event. The event is designed to help couples grow and strengthen the foundation of their marriage. Cost: $44 per couple before last Thursday and $49 per couple after last Thursday. Information or to schedule: 419-340-9020.

Taize service, 7 p.m. Feb. 21, Sylvania United Church of Christ, 7240 Erie St., Sylvania. Anyone wishing to participate in an inspirational, meditative worship experience is welcome.

Black History Celebration, 4 p.m. Feb. 23, Friendship Baptist Church, 5301 Nebraska Ave. Theme: “Our Rhythm, Our Voices.” The program is presented by WorkUp Drama Ministry.

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