Church events, 10-14-11


Coffee Fellowship with Rt. Rev. Samuel Sunil Mankhin -- First Presbyterian Church, 501 Washington Ave., today, 4 p.m. Mankhin is an international peacemaker currently serving as Bishop of the Kushtia Diocese and deputy moderator of the Church of Bangladesh, a united church with more than 80 congregations in a predominantly Muslim country. Everyone welcome.

"Marriage Rocks" Marriage Seminar -- Defiance Christian Church, 955 Standley Road, tonight from 7-8:30 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. This is specifically geared for pre-married and married couples who hate marriage seminars. Everyone welcome.

Bryan Full Gospel Breakfast Meeting -- Bryan Community Center, 1130 Buffalo Road, Bryan, Saturday, 7 a.m. Speaker is local businessman Ron Dean, who was shot eight times and left for dead along a rural road in Fulton County. He will share his story of his changed life. Everyone welcome.

Mission Cupboard -- Sherwood Baptist Church, 210 W. Elm St., Sherwood, Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon. Free clothing available to needy families. Food distribution by appointment only, call 419-899-2248. The church will also be collecting gently used or new toys for its Christmas giveaway. Anyone wishing to donate may contact the church or bring to the Mission Cupboard.

Secret Keeper Girl Live: The Pajama Party Tour -- First Baptist Church, 1399 S. Jefferson Ave., Saturday, 6-8:30 p.m. This event for mothers and daughters (typically from 8-12) will feature an all-new stage show about modesty, fashion and true beauty. The program has been developed from a series of books from best-selling author Dannah Gresh. Tickets are $15 at the door.

First Worship Service -- Fresh Life Community Church, 971 S. Jefferson Avenue, Willow Room 1, Sunday, 10:30 a.m,. This new church will hold its first worship service with guest speaker Henry Vosburgh, executive director of Midwest Church Extension. A luncheon fellowship will follow the service. For more information, visit or call 765-714-3672. Everyone welcome.

Country Corner Crafts -- St. John Lutheran Church, corner of U.S. 6 and Ohio 66 (just south of Four County Career Center), rural Ridgeville Corners, Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Lunch served (soups, sandwiches, salad, pie), free-will offering. Quilts, comforters, rag rugs, Christmas tree skirts, floral wreaths and variety of craft items. Huge assortment of baked items for bake sale. Craft items only will be sold Oct. 22 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Everyone welcome.

LWML Defiance Zone Fall Workshop -- Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church, 301 Carter Road, Sunday, 1:30 p.m. Program with residents of GlennPark of Defiance. The ingathering will be personal items for the residents (individually wrapped rolls of toilet paper and boxes of facial tissues are common needs). Everyone welcome.

Special Speaker -- Paulding Church of the Nazarene, 210 Dooley Drive, Paulding, Sunday, 6 p.m. Rev. Robynne Bruckenstein, a representative of Chosen People Ministries will speak on "The Feast of Tabernacles." Everyone welcome.

Fall Revival -- Auglaize Chapel Church of God, 22652 County Road 60, rural Oakwood, Monday through next Friday, 7 p.m. nightly. Evangelist is Rev. Mitchell Burch of Towne Boulevard Church of God, Middletown. He will be speaking Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings, with Pastor Stan Harmon speaking on Wednesday. Everyone welcome.

Free Community Meal -- Fayette United Methodist Church, 305 E. Main St., Fayette, Wednesday, 5-6:30 p.m. Soup, sandwiches and dessert, everyone welcome.

Soup and Sandwich Luncheon -- The First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 1233 Emerald Road, Paulding, Thursday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., hosted by the church's women's fellowship. Menu includes three soups, sloppy joes, chicken sandwiches, salads, desserts and beverages. Carry-outs available. Free will donation, everyone welcome.

"The Chords" Vocal Ensemble -- Grace United Methodist Church, 121 W. High St., Hicksville, Oct. 23, 10:30 a.m. This ensemble is accompanied by acoustic piano, bass guitar & brass instruments and is recognized as one of the premier vocal groups in Indiana. Come experience this unique and wonderful ensemble in Grace UMC's beautiful sanctuary. Everyone welcome.

Special Speaker -- Melrose United Methodist Church, 712 State St., Melrose, Oct. 23, 10:30 a.m. Special speaker is Rev. Steve Bennett, Northwest Plains district superintendent of United Methodist Church. Everyone welcome.

Baked Steak Dinner -- St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 710 Joe E. Brown Ave., Holgate, Oct 23, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Menu includes baked steak, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, cole slaw, applesauce, roll, pie and beverages. Free-will offering, carry-out available All proceeds will go to for church daycare program. Everyone welcome.

Harvest Revival -- Church of the Living God, 1935 E. Second Street, Suite B, Oct. 23-26, 6 p.m. nightly. Special guest on Oct. 23 is "Restoration," a gospel group from Fort Wayne. The other three nights Brett Spires and Danny Branham will present a message of God's Word, while Charlie and Karen Dulaney provide music and testimony. Nursery will be provided each night. For more information, call 419-439-0874 or 419-782-9427. Everyone welcome.

Jimmy Stewart Piano Concert -- Pleasant Bend United Methodist Church, Henry County Road 17, south of Holgate, Oct. 23, 7 p.m. Free-will offering, everyone welcome.

Trunk 'O Treat -- Paulding Church of the Nazarene parking lot, 210 Dooley Drive, Paulding, Oct. 26, 6-8 p.m. Trunks of cars and truck beds will be decorated for area kids to dress up in costumes and come for treats. Free hot dogs and refreshments will be provided. New this year is puppet shows for the kids. This fun event for the whole family, everyone welcome.

Tunnel of Treats -- Ayersville United Methodist Church, 28047 Ayersville Road, Oct. 27, 6-7:30 p.m. Children will receive treats along a path beginning at the church and ending at the Highland Township Fire Department. Parking available at both locations. Soup and sandwiches available at the fire department from 4:30-8 p.m. Free will donations appreciated, everyone welcome.

Sisters of the Precious Blood "Come and See" Retreat -- Salem Heights, 4960 Salem Ave., Dayton, Oct. 28 from 5 p.m. until Oct 29. at 5 p.m. This is an opportunity for single women between the ages of 18-45 to be open to listen to God's call in a setting of personal prayer discernment. Includes dinner on Oct. 28 and three meals on Oct. 29. There is no cost, but please pre-register by Oct. 24. For more information or to register, call Sister Mary Yarger at 937-837-3302 or 937-999-8456, or e-mail

Special Speaker -- Auglaize Chapel Church of God, 22652 County Road 60, rural Oakwood, rural Oakwood, Oct. 30, 9 a.m. Guest speaker is Dr. Ronald Duncan, General Director of Church of God Ministries, Anderson, Ind. Everyone welcome.

Trick or Treat for UNICEF -- Latty Friends Church, 331 Lewis St., Latty, Oct. 30, 3 p.m. Costumes are optional. Harvest soup supper begins at 4:30 p.m. All ages are welcome.

Program to Honor Veterans -- Twin Oaks United Methodist Church fellowship hall, Oakwood, Nov. 3, 6:30 p.m. The Oakwood Arbor group will honor Paulding County veterans. There will be short program and a light meal will be served. All county veterans are welcome, please RSVP to Eileen Kochensparger at 419-399-5818 by Oct. 29.

"Slime Time Live" Fall Festival -- St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 400 Wayne Ave., Nov. 5, 6-8 p.m. Kids of all ages are invited to celebrate fall with a night of slimy fun for the entire family. This Halloween alternative event includes games, slicky slime and a positive message. Registration requested, forms available online at For more information, call the church office at 419-782-3751.

NOTICE TO CHURCHES: All events which charge a fee for admission, food or materials can be included in the above listing for $15 per week. To reserve a paid spot in this listing, contact the C-N display advertising department at 419-784-5441, Ext. 214 or e-mail to:

Free events or those with only a free-will offering will continue to be published at no cost, with priority given to events held in the next week. To have your free event added to the church listing, call 419-784-5441, Ext. 216, fax to 419-782-2944 or e-mail to:

Deadline for both free and paid events is Wednesday at noon.

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