Church and religious events

Howard UM
Howard United Methodist Church, 220 Cherry St., will hold a contemporary service of prayer and praise at 6 p.m. Sunday.
The service will include music by the praise band, prayer, snacks and discussion.
The Lighthouse
A gospel concert will be held at 6 p.m. today at The Lighthouse, 10055 U.S. 224 West.
Singing ministries will include the Fishermen Quartet, Ken Cartier, Gospel Roadmasters and the Southernaires.
Food will be available for a donation. Nonperishable food donations will be collected for Howard United Methodist Church outreach projects.
McComb community churches
McCOMB — The churches of McComb will hold a community “Souper Supper” meal from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at the McComb American Legion, 300 S. Todd St., McComb.
A soup dinner will be served and those attending are encourage to take time to visit with neighbors and friends.
Craft projects will be offered for children.
Pandora UM
PANDORA — The Rev. Duane Kemerly, pastor of the Pandora United Methodist Church, and his wife, Deb, will host a church-sponsored trip to the Holy Land Nov. 3-13.
An informational meeting about the trip, titled “Origins of Faith, A Pilgrim’s Journey in the Holy Land,” will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the church,108 E Washington St., Pandora.
For more information, call Kemerly at 419-384-3905 or email him at
St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran
JENERA — Guest speaker Linda Jordan will provide an overview of her work with Wycliffe Bible Translators from 10:15 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday in the conference room at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 9340 Township Road 32, Jenera.
Founded in 1942, Wycliffe has played a part in more than 700 scripture translations and also focuses on community and literacy development as well as church partnerships.
Children are invited to play the handbells during the 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. services.
A traditional worship service will be held at 7:50 a.m. The contemporary worship begins with praise songs at 11:15 a.m.
Catechism class for eighth-grade students will be held from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Trinity UM, Ottawa
OTTAWA — Trinity Preschool, a Christian-based program at Trinity United Methodist Church, Ottawa, is accepting names to place on its wait list for the 2014-2015 school year. Open registration will take place in mid-April, on a first-come, first-served basis.
Children must be 3 by June 1 and toilet-trained in order to attend classes, which start Sept. 3. Medical checkups and updated immunizations are required no earlier than June 1, but before the start of school. The daily curriculum includes circle time, art, large and small muscle development and social skills.
Classes are held from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or 12:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The morning classes typically fill up first. Extended care will be offered from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., with stipulations.
A $35 nonrefundable registration fee will be due upon completion of registration in April.
For more information, or to place a child’s name on the registration list, call 419-523-3518.
Unitarian Universalist
The Unitarian Universalist Church, 2415 N. Main St., will host guest speaker Terry Cook at 10 a.m. Sunday.
Cook’s talk is titled “Heading in a New Positive Direction for the Common Man.” He will discuss how hemp can help save natural resources and improve the economy.



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