Religion calendar: 6-15


The Lutheran Hour, WPOS (102.3) Sunday 7 a.m. and on XM satellite radio dial 170 at 1 p.m. host Rev. Gregory Seltz’s message is “Squaring Things Up”, Jesus squared things up through the cross in order to unleash God’s mercy for all. (Isaiah 40:1-11).

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. Cost: $3. Lunch provided; reservation required. Information: 419-872-0846.

Summer Camp at Pilgrim Church, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. now through Aug. 16, 1375 Sylvania Ave. Summer camp for children ages 5-12. Cost: $70 per week and additional children are $56 per week. Information: 419-478-6012.

United Church of God women’s breakfast, 9 a.m. today, 1122 Bronson Ave. Free meal provided to women every third Saturday morning. Information: 419-729-3819.

Lourdes University Department of Theological Studies presents the first annual Karl Rahner lecture in honor of Fr. Jim Bacik, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. Followed by a reception. Information: 419-824-3515 or

“Unstoppable in Christ” Northwestern District BCS/Youth Convention, June 19-23, Best Western Grand hotel, 444 N. Summit St. Services on June21-22 will be at Faith Community Church, 1201 S. Byrne Rd. Information: 419-246-4046.

A Tasteful Taste of Warren hosted by Warren AME Church, 5 to 7 p.m. June 22, 915 Collingwood Blvd. A celebration of the church’s youth. An evening of food, youth fashion, and fun including a silent auction. Cost: $15. Information: 567-218-9934, 419-243-2237 or

First United Methodist Church second annual family BBQ party, 4 to 7 p.m. June 22, 200 W. Second St., Perrysburg. The BBQ will include a dunking booth, face painting, snow cones, jumping castle and a visit from Perrysburg fire department. Information: 419-874-1911 or

Indiana Avenue Missionary Baptist Church mass choir concert, 5 p.m. June 23, 640 Indiana Ave. The title is Worship Him, Psalm 66:4.

United Church of God will be celebrating their Annual Youth Day, 11 a.m. service, June 30, 1122 Bronson Ave. Youth will be participating in various parts of the service. Come out and help us celebrate our outstanding youth.

Vacation Bible School

Emmaus Lutheran Church vacation bible school, 6-8 p.m. June 16-20, 841 N. Shoop Ave. Wauseon. A Family Wellness Program will run concurrently with VBS, for parents and older children. Registration is open for children ages 5-9. Register on the church website, or 419-335-7446.

Sylvania First United Methodist vacation bible school, 9 a.m. to noon June 17-21, 7000 Erie St., Sylvania. Children ages 3 through 5th grade. The theme for this year is “Fun Fair Everywhere.” Children will make crafts, engage in mission work and enjoy great music all while learning about the bible. Cost: $7 for T-shirts, and scholarships are available. Common Ground, Sylvania First’s popular Saturday service, has moved to Mondays for the summer starting June 3. Come at 6 p.m. for a freewill offering dinner and stay for an intimate service in a coffeehouse setting at 6:30 p.m. Information: 419-882-2205.

Monclova Road Baptist Church Athens vacation bible school, 9 a.m. to noon, June 17-21, 7719 Monclova Rd, Monclova. Children step back in time at Athens, exploring some of the adventures the Apostle Paul faced. Kids participate in a memorable Bible-times market place, sing catchy songs, play team work building games, dig into bible times snacks and visit Paul. Information: 419-874-3665 or groupvbs/hl/AthensMRBC.

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church vacation bible school, 6 to 8 p.m. June 17-20, 4155 Pickle Rd., Oregon. Everyone is invited to attend. Registration June 17, at 5:30 p.m. Information: 419-691-9407, or email

Assembly of Christians vacation bible school, 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 24-28, 3619 Stearns Rd., Lambertville. Joyful crafts and fun games, and snacks are provided. Information: 419-841-8255 or

Neapolis Church of Christ invites children to Kingdom Rock: 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. June 24-28, 8221 Main St., Neapolis. Kingdom Rock is for kids from 3 years to 6th grade; kids participate in memorable Bible learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork building games and more. Information: 419-875-6752.

Whitehouse Community vacation bible school, 9 to 11:30 a.m. June 24-28, Hope United Methodist, 10610 Waterville St., Waterville. Kids age 3 through 6th grade are invited. The Whitehouse Community Churches, Community of Christ Lutheran, Hope United Methodist, Zion United Methodist invite children to enter the epic adventure “Kingdom Rock” that empowers kids to stand strong for God. The adventures include thrilling stories, cool crafts, yummy snacks, fun games, and groovy music. Information: 419-877-5232 or

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 For a listing in the Directory of Worship, call 419-724-6485. For retail advertising, call 419-724-6350.