Missionary from Nigeria
The Rev. Matthew Odewole, a visiting Anglican priest from Nigeria, will speak Sunday at 11 a.m. at the Anglican Church of the Pentecost, 5255 Hill Ave., Suite 20. It will be the second of two Sundays in Toledo for Father Odewole. The church is part of the Anglican Church of Nigeria, and the Missionary Diocese of the Trinity was established for the Nigerian Anglicans' missionary network to evangelize in North America and Canada. The local rector, the Rev. Paul U. Aduba, is also a church archdeacon.
Yogi on meditation
Swami Shree Yogi Satyam, a master of kriyayoga from India who says his meditationa style “is the fastest way to the Kingdom of God,” will give an address Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Center for Conscious Living, 7410 Noward Rd., Waterville. Kriyayoga is promoted as “meditation science for real health.” Swami Satyam learned kriyayoga in the spiritual lineage of Paramahansa Yogananda and Sathya Sai Baba. For more information, contact Scott Lynch at 440-477-5960, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to kriyayoga-yogisatyam.org. Admission is free, and donations are accepted.
The 44th annual Greek-American Festival on the grounds of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 740 Superior St., begins Friday at 11 a.m. and concludes Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. It's the first festival for the church's new priest, the Rev. Larry Legakis, who with the Rev. Chris Hadgigeorge will bless the cathedral and grounds Friday at 4 p.m. At the festival, food, merchandise, and cultural activities including dancers and bands will be plentiful. Wines and beers will be available at the Taverna, which will also have two large-screen TV's for football broadcasts; they will be raffle prizes on Sunday at 6 p.m. Lecures on the language nad culture of Greece will be given by Phyllis Manton Friday at 8 p.m. on the “evil eye,” by Dawn Anagnos Sept. 6 at 4:30 p.m. for a lesson in modern Greek, and by George Sarantou Sept. 7 at 1:30 p.m. on “A Century of Toledo's Greek Heritage.” Admission to the grounds is free, $2, or $5 depending on the day and time, and free at all times for children under 12 accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information, go to toledogreekfest.com.
Celebrating the years
Friday through Sept. 7 is a celebration weekend for the Rev. Pat McKinstry, leader of the Worship Center, 2204 Collingwood Blvd. She is marking 55 years in ministry—25 of them as a pastor—a 45-year marriage, and her 66th birthday. Friday at 7 p.m., Bishop Iona Locke of Abyssinia Christ Centered Ministries in Detroit, along with the Citywide Journey Choir led by Minister Mark Williams, start the three-day observance called “The Journey.” On Sept. 6, comedian Broderick Price and a musical presentation by Detroit's Pastor Walter A. Steen and Blessed are featured at a banquet at the Pinnacle, 1772 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee; contact the Worship Center at 419-244-2100 for availability of tickets, which cost $75. And at the Sunday morning service Sept. 7 at 11 a.m., Bishop Liston Page Sr., the presiding prelate of Greater Highway Deliverance Temple Ministries in New York City, with which the Worship Center is affiliated, will be guest speaker.
Healing via Africa
Lion of Judah World Outreach Center, 5732 Douglas Rd., is presenting a “Supernatural Signs and Wonders Healing Conference” Friday through Sept. 7. Lion of Judah's Rabbi Kirt Schneider said he witnessed supernatural healing when he was in Africa, and that inspired the event. The times are 7 p.m. Friday and Sept. 6 and 10:30 a.m. Sept. 7.