Batter for the brave
You might say that the Church of St. Andrew United Methodist Men are making flying flapjacks today from 8 to 10:30 a.m. They are cooking a pancake breakfast at the church, 3620 Heatherdowns Blvd., as a fund-raiser for Honor Flight of Northwest Ohio. Meals can be eaten there or carried out. Besides pancakes of several varieties, creamed chipped beef over toast points and Spam will be available for former soldiers who miss that food. Veterans eat for free, and others pay a freewill donation.
Two days of Bacik
It's a weekend double for lectures by the Rev. James Bacik. Today from 3 to 5 p.m. at Queen of Peace Chapel on the Lourdes University campus, 6832 Convent Blvd., Father Bacik will speak on “Elizabeth Johnson and the Quest for the Living God,” part of his lecture series presented by Sylvania Franciscan Village. Admission is $15 at the door. Then Sunday at 4 p.m. at St. Michael's in the Hills Episcopal Church, 4718 Brittany Rd., Father Bacik's topic is “Living as a Christian in a Multi-Faith World,” part of the church's Common Grounds for the Community series. Admission is free.
Nature in the narthex
The greening of religion is the topic today and tomorrow at the Sylvania United Church of Christ. Daniel Spencer, an environmental studies professor at the University of Montana, will speak at the church at 7240 Erie St., Sylvania, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. today ($10 admission) and at 9:20 a.m. Sunday between the two church services (free).
Cathedral feeds its neighbors
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral has set its ovens on “feast.” On Sunday, it will provide its eighth annual Thanksgiving dinner for residents of Madonna Homes at 6 p.m., then on Thursday it will serve the 12th annual citywide luncheon to feed the homeless in cooperation with the city's Department of Neighborhoods. Both meals will be staffed by volunteers from the cathedral.
Dinner and a talk
The Evening Alliance and Layman's League of First Unitarian Church of Toledo hosts Sister Paulette Schroeder, founder of Project Peace, as the speaker for its William Wine Lecture Series on Monday. Her topic is “Building a New Consciousness Toward Palestine.” A dinner before the lecture is sold out, but people can attend the 7 p.m. program for free at the church, 3205 Glendale Ave.
Your hands are helping
Helping Hands of St. Louis is asking for food donations so it can provide about 500 Thanksgiving meals and 200 Christmas food baskets. Donations may be taken to Helping Hands, 443 Sixth St., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays (Thanksgiving contributions by Nov. 25). If another delivery time is needed and for more information, contact Paul Cook at 419-691-0613, ext. 2. For Thanksgiving, Helping Hands asks for frozen turkeys, canned sweet potatoes, dressing mixes, canned green beans, cream of mushroom soup, and fried onions. For the Christmas baskets, Helping Hands requests boneless hams, cartons of a dozen eggs, margarine, five-pound bags of potatoes, apples, oranges, and cake mix.