Offerings: 7-27


Walk in Her Shoes

A free two-mile “Walk in Her Shoes” begins at 9 a.m. today (registration at 8 a.m.) to raise awareness about human trafficking in northwest Ohio. Standing Together Against Reals Slavery, with the assistance of Salem United Methodist Church, present the event, which starts at the intersection of East Broadway and Nevada streets in Toledo. Though the walk is free, donations to support anti-human trafficking workshops are encouraged.

Christians, Jews, and Israel

The Israel Prophetic Convention is under way at Genesis Village, 2429 S. Reynolds Rd. Michael L. Brown, John Paul Jackson, and Mikhael Murname are speaking about Israel, theological topics, and America and Israel in relation to biblical prophecies. Today's evening session, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday's morning celebration, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., are open to the public, but seating is limited. The convention is presented by the Greater Toledo House of Prayer.

Exclaim! 2013

Sunday at the Monsignor Schmit CYO Athletic Complex, the Exclaim! Christian music festival presents its fourth annual concert, with gates opening at 1 p.m. and the event ending at 9 p.m. after a Roman Catholic Eucharist. Jeremy Camp, performing at 5 p.m., is the headliner. He'll be preceded onstage by Hawk Nelson (3:30 p.m.) the Jacob and Matthew Band (2 p.m.), and Amanda Vernon (1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. on stage two). Besides the music, there are games, children's activities, food and drink for sale, religious sites, and the magic act of the Rev. Mark Davis. Exclaim! Is sponsored by the Diiocese of Toledo and other Roman Catholic organizations, by non-Catholic Christian businesses, and by corporations, including The Blade. For more information, go to

Walk for His Wellness

On Saturday, August 3, “Faith Walks” is the first annual African American male wellness walk, presented by Glass City Black Brothers United. Walkers will meet at the African American Legacy Project, 1326 Collingwood St., for the five-mile walk and run; included are access to free health screenings. This is a free event to draw attention to male wellness in the African American community, and churches have been encouraged to participate. Screenings start at 7:30 a.m., and the walk is at 9:30 a.m.