Open for worship — Ayersville United Methodist Church, 27728 Defiance-Ayersville-Pleasant Bend Road, has announced that it is hosting in-person worship Saturdays at 5 p.m. and Sundays at 9 a.m. Attendees are asked to wear a mask, social distancing will be maintained and hand sanitation stations will be at every door. For more information, call 419-395-1742.

Opening its doors — Temple of Praise, 505 Elbert St., Defiance, is opening its doors to the public for worship Sunday at 10 a.m. For more information, call 419-784-6386.

Drive-thru community dinner — Trinity Lutheran Church, 120 Henry St., Malinta, will host a community drive-thru meal Wednesday from 5-6 p.m. The menu includes: baked steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, roll and dessert. A freewill offering will be accepted. For more information, call 419-256-7068.

Church to reopen — St. John Lutheran Church, 655 Wayne Ave., Defiance, has announced the church will host in-person worship services beginning May 30 at 5:30 p.m. and May 31 at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. In addition, a bible study hour will be held May 31 from 9:45-10:45 a.m. The church will take precautionary measures to make worship safe. For more information, call 419-782-5766.

Revival service — Faith Tabernacle Church, 270 Harding St., Defiance, will host a revival service featuring evangelist Jim Williams, May 31 at 6 p.m. For more information, call 419-784-5564.

Virtual VBS — St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1075 Glenwood Ave., Napoleon, will host a virtual Vacation Bible School titled, Fantastic, Incredible And A Little Weird Animals of God’s Creation, June 15-18 from 9-10 a.m. The VBS will be held through a live stream on the church website ( and the church Facebook page. The VBS will include a message, songs and other activities. Parents are asked to register at All area participants who register will receive a bag of supplies to be picked up prior to the VBS. For anyone who registers that is unable to pick up supplies due to distance, materials for the VBS will be posted to the church’s website. For more information, call 419-592-3535.

(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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