In-person worship suspended — St. Paul Lutheran Church, 671 Clinton St., Defiance, announced Friday that in-person worship has been suspended and will be held online only, due to Defiance County moving to Level 3 on the COVID-19 Ohio Public Health Advisory system. In-person worship will be suspended, due to church policy, until Defiance County moves back to Level 2 or lower. For more information, call 419-782-5771.

Campfire — Cecil Community Church, 203 S. Main St., will host a campfire Sunday at 6 p.m. For more information, send a text to 419-564-8383.

Food box distribution — A Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank food box distribution will be held at Temple of Praise Assembly of God, 505 Elbert St., Defiance, Nov. 19 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Pre-registration and an ID are required. This event is a drive-up, non-contact distribution, with food loaded into the trunk of cars by volunteers and members of the Ohio National Guard. Registration is open through Nov. 18 at or by calling 419-242-5000, ext. 204.

Operation Christmas Child — First Baptist Church, 1399 S. Jefferson Ave., Defiance, is once again a drop-off site for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. Boxes are available by calling Sam Conley at 740-360-5325. Collection times for the boxes at First Baptist Church are as follows: Monday-Wednesday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Nov. 19-20 from 3-6 p.m.; Nov. 21 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Nov. 22 from noon-3 p.m.; and Nov. 23 from 10 a.m.-noon. Local volunteers will pack and transport shoeboxes to the next stop on their journey to a child in need. The shoeboxes are filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items. Items that should not be sent include: candy, toothpaste, glass items, war-related materials, liquids or medications. Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind. For more information, call First Baptist Church at 419-784-4746. To find other area collection centers, visit

Concert — Cecil Community Church, 203 S. Main St., will host Living Water Band in concert Nov. 22 at 6 p.m. For more information, send a text to 419-564-8383.

(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, contact the C-N advertising department at 419-784-5441, ext. 300726, or email: Free events or those with a freewill offering will be published at no cost. To have an event added to the church listing, call 419-784-5441, ext. 300737, or send an email to: Deadline for both free and paid events is Tuesday at noon.)

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