Hope Lutheran Church will host Lost and Found with Michael Bridges and George Baum, a Christian duo at worship times 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday, 2201 Secor Rd. (intersection of Secor Rd. and Bancroft St.) near the University of Toledo. The duo will also be performing a sold out concert at 4 p.m., which will have an overflow space where they can be viewed via live broadcast. Information: speedwood.com or hopetoledo.net.
Blackwood Quartet in Concert at Blanchard Avenue Pentecostal Church of God, 1701 Blanchard Ave., Findlay, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. There will be a free will offering received for the quartet. For more information: bapcg.com or 419-422-0037.
“What People Really Think of Christians...and Why” an exclusive film interview with Gabe Lyons, author of “UnChristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks About Christianity and Why It Matters” at both Lifetree Cafes at “The Zone”, 405 Sacket St., Maumee, 7 p.m. Wednesday, 893-8761 or at the Francis Family YMCA, 2000 W. Dean Rd., Temperance, Michigan, 5 p.m. Saturday, 410-6779. Program throughout the week of April 7. Admission free. Snacks and beverages available.
CedarCreek Church presents a six-week series on Rick Warren’s re-release of his top selling book “The Purpose Driven Life” called “What On Earth Am I Here For?” at all campuses beginning today and Sunday. For more information: cedarcreek.tv or 419-661-8661.
Our Lady of Toledo Shrine spiritual committee meeting, 655 S. Coy Rd., Oregon, noon today. Burying of Petitions, Rosary for Life and Chaplet of Divine Mercy at 2 p.m.
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 (102.3) Sunday 7 a.m. and on XM satellite radio dial 170 at 1 p.m. This Sunday’s host will be Rev. Gregory Seltz’s message is “The Eternal Gorilla Test.” This disciple known as “Doubting Thomas” puts Jesus resurrection to the Gorilla test. (John 20:19-21).
Christian Seniors Interacting, sponsored by First United Methodist Church of Perrysburg, 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 200 Zoar Dr., Perrysburg. Tuesday, Bible study with pastor Gary Rode of First United Methodist. Cost: $3. Lunch provided, reservation required. Information: 419-872-0846.
Theology with Toast, 10 a.m. 2nd Wednesday each month, Little Sisters of the Poor, 930 S. Wynn Rd. No reservations needed. Coffee and rolls at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sr. Raymond LSP will present “The Universal Call to Holiness.” Information: 419-698-0405.
Christian Festival Choir Seeks New Members, area singers invited to join choir in preparation for annual spring concert “Exaltation 2013” in April. Rehearsals from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Calvary Assembly of God, 1360 Conant St., Maumee. Rehearsals to continue on Saturdays until the concert. Information: 419-865-5795, 419-260-8284, or www.toledoexaltation.org.
United Church of God, 1122 Bronson Ave., men’s breakfast 8:30 a.m. today. Information: 419-729-3819.
True Vine Baptist Church, 739 Russell St., will have former pastor of Toledo, Bishop Rudolph McKissick for their Spring Revival Monday and Tuesday. Information: 419-726-8148.
Fairgreen Presbyterian Church, 3220 Laskey Rd., Dr. Ramakrishna Puligandla will lecture on aspect of Hinduism, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Origins and development, and comparison with the Abrahamic Traditions. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.
Prophetic Conference 2013 at New Bethel C.O.G.I.C., 801 Vance St. (corner of Ewing St.), 7 p.m. nightly with Joyce Hawkins, Wednesday; Johnna Clark, Thursday; and George Bostic, Jr., Friday. Bishop Rance L. Allen, Pastor. 419-241-3550
The Toledo community observance of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day at the University of Toledo’s Driscoll Alumni Center, 2801 W. Bancroft St., 7 p.m. Thursday. Featured speaker will be Paula Marks Bolton a Holocaust survivor. Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Toledo, the Ruth Fajerman Markowicz Holocaust Resource Center, and the University of Toledo Hillel House. For more information: jewishtoledo.org.
Toledo Regional Chant School workshops being offered three consecutive weeks beginning on Thursday. Led by M. Jackson Osborn and Lowell A. Davis of the St. Basil School of Gregorian Chant, offering professional training in chanting the music of the Roman Catholic liturgy in both English and Latin. Parish music directors and choir members are especially encouraged to attend. Singers of all skill levels are welcome. Two special sessions for clergy are being offered. Details/registration: toledochant.com.
Educational Seminar Program: “Walking with Families in Crisis” at Westgate Chapel, 2500 Wilford Dr., 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Friday. Presenters: Basic Parish Nurse Education Course, Rev. F. Anthony Gallagher, Cary Brown and Vanessa Fitzpatrick, LISW-S. Conference is designed to bring together people of faith interested in supporting the spiritual, emotional, and physical health of members in their congregation and community. Fee: $65. Contact: Mary Jane Fulcher, 419-262-1462 / Lfulcher@wenet.org / cnpnwo.org.
Ministry of Watchman Empowerment meeting, school of the prophets format, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 13, Sister of Notre Dame Church, 3837 Secor Rd. Teaching you the word of god, and empowering you to do the works of god. School of the prophets setting. Spirit filled, non-donominational, and bible based. No registration fee. Love offering taken. All welcome. Transportation available for Cleveland and Detroit. Information: 1-800-560-9240.
Horace H. B. Sanders, a Christian comedian performing at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 4030 Douglas Rd., 6 p.m. April 14. Tickets: $10 adults and children under 12 free. Information and tickets call church office, 419-473-1294.
Kirkin O’Tartan Scottish worship service at Eastminster United Presbyterian Church, 725 Navarre Ave., 10:45 a.m. April 14. Traditional Scottish cookies and tea following service.
United Church of God, 1122 Bronson Ave., bless the babies service and fellowship dinner, 11 a.m. April 14. Information: 419-729-3819.
Human Trafficking Film a public screening of the documentary film Sex + Money at Zoar Lutheran Church, 314 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg, 7 p.m. April 15. The film follows a group of student photojournalists across the United States who interview victims of trafficking, pimps, social service providers, and law enforcement officials. They seek to understand the nature of modern human slavery and how the sexual exploitation of children has become the nation’s fastest growing form of organized crime. Following film there will be questions and answers with local experts. No cost to attend. Refreshments provided. For more information: sexandmoneyfilm.com or contact Pastor Ann Marshall at Zoar, 419-874-4346.
Abundant Life Ministries will be hosting a prayer breakfast 10 a.m. April 20, at hotel on the campus grounds of University of Toledo Medical Center (formerly known as Hilton Hotel). Theme: “An Impartation of Prayer, Power, and Deliverance,” guest speaker will be Minister Karrie Mosley-Jackson and soloist will be Linda Logwood-Walker from Ypsilanti, Mich. There will be a breakfast buffet. Cost: $25. Reservation by April 5. Information: 419-260-3239.
Ministry Fair offered at Community of Christ Lutheran Church, 6517 Finzel Rd., Whitehouse, 9 to 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon April 21. There will be displays for all of the ministry opportunities within the church, as well as ministry partners. Information: www.commofchrist.org.
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