Pentecost Novena “The reign of God is at Hand” at Holy Spirit Catholic Community, 3535 Executive Pkwy. today, 5:30-6 p.m., Sunday 4:15-5:15 p.m. with Mass at 5:30 p.m., Monday through May 18 5:30-6 p.m. Walk the labyrinth in prayer for peace and justice. All are welcome. Come as you are able or pray with us at home. Information: holyspirittoledo.org.
The Lutheran Hour, WPOS (102.3) Sunday 7 a.m. and on XM satellite radio dial 170 at 1 p.m. This Sunday host Rev. Gregory Seltz’s message is “The Prayer a Faithful Mother Would Love” The love a faithful mother or father reflects the deeper love God has for us in Jesus Christ. (John 17: 20-28).
Old Fashion Camp Meeting Gospel Sing at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 4155 Pickle Rd., Oregon, 7 p.m. today. Members of the POP Praise Team led by Tony Maletich will be singing old time gospel and bluegrass music. Special guest singer Danny LeMasters of New Matamoras, Ohio. Admission free. Information: 419-691-9407.
Ministry of the Watchman Empowerment meeting School of the Prophets format with Rev. Barbara Williams at Sisters of Notre Dame Church, 3837 Secor Rd., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. today. Spirit-filled, non-denominational, and Bible-based. No registration fee. Love offering taken. All welcome. Transportation from Celveland and Detroit available. 1-800-560-9240, ministryofthewatchman.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FamilyLife presents “A Weekend To Remember,” a biblical research by a team of men and women who distilled what it takes to have a successful marriage and family at the Hilton Garden Inn, 6165 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg, Friday, May 18, and 19. Receive marriage-changing principals to take home and apply to your daily lives that will strengthen your marriage. Cost: $149.99 per person or group rate $89.99 per person. Details: FamilyLife.com.
Braden United Methodist Church’s 89th Women’s Day Celebrations with keynote speaker, Senator Nina Turner, 4725 Dorr St., 10:30 a.m. May 18. Theme: “The Bride Has Made Herself Ready” and the color is purple. All are welcome and transportation available by calling the church. Rev. Wynston Dixon, Donna Sharper, Chair. Further information: bradenumc.org or 419-386-2700.
Celebrate Pentecost Vigil Mass with Servants In Song providing worship music at Good Shepherd Church, 550 Clark St., 7 p.m. May 18. Presiding: Fr. Jerry Nowakowski.
Rev. Mary Ann Miller of Good Will Spiritualist Church sponsors event with psychics and alternative health advocates Saturday, May 18, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at America’s Best Value Inn, 2426 Oregon Rd., Northwood. Admission: $4, $15 for a 15-minute reading. 419-833-5503
The Fremont Ministry Association presents “How can I keep from singing?” with a vocal and piano/organ concert featuring Lindsay Kesselman and her husband Christopher Lees at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 N. Clover St., Fremont, 7 p.m. May 19. Elevator access from Wood St. parking lot. Free will offering. Reception to follow. Benefits the association’s Emergency Fund.
Women’s Day an entirely women-run worship service at Phillips Temple C. M. E. Church Toledo, 565 Palmwood Ave., 11 a.m. May 19. Help us praise God for his empowerment of women in His service. Come worship with us! Keynote speaker: Tersa Snorton, The First Woman Bishop of the C.M.E. Church. Further information: 419-242-7906 or email email@example.com.
Coaching Workshop for Church Leaders with Bill Easum, author of nine books on the subject of church growth at First Presbyterian Church of Maumee, 200 E. Broadway St., 1:30-4:30 p.m. May 19. Title: “Four Things That Cause Church Growth.” Cost: $25 per person. To register call the church at 419-893-0223.
Pentecost Sunday, all community members are invited to experience the Holy Spirit in worship at Sylvania First United Methodist Church, 7000 Erie St., across from Plummer Pool, Communion Service 7:30 a.m., featuring the church’s talented musicians at 9 a.m., and 11 a.m. on May 19. A free breakfast will be served at 10 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. For more information: sylvaniafirst.org or 419-882-2205.
New Light Missionary Baptist Church Women’s Day Program, 1741 Cone St., 11 a.m. May 19. Guest speaker: Mrs. Jeanette Barnes. Pastor Dr. Gerald O. Fletcher. Information: 419-474-2486.
St. Stephen A.M.E. Church’s Pew Rally, 812 City Park Ave., 3 p.m. May 19. Please join us for this inspirational program. Church, 419-244-0402.
The Academy Brass Quintet Concert at First United Methodist Church, 200 W. Second St., downtown Perrysburg, 3 p.m. May 19. Admission is free and open to the public. Selections include “First Suite in E flat” by Gustav Holst, “Spring - A New Beginning” by David Marlatt, “American Patrol” by Glen Miller, “The Easy Winners” by Scott Joplin, “Amazing Grace” and an Armed Forces Salute. For more information: 419-874-1911 or perrysburgfum.com.
The deadline for news items for the Religion Calendar is noon Tuesday. Mail items to the Religion Editor, The Blade, 541 North Superior St., Toledo, Ohio 43660; fax to 419-724-6439, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For a listing in the Directory of Worship, call 419-724-6485. For retail advertising on the Religion pages, call 419-724-6350.