Church and religious events

Catholic Charities
The Rev. David Cirata will speak at Catholic Charities’ annual jail and prison ministry workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 15 at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Findlay.
This year’s theme is “Bringing Christ to the Imprisoned: The Sacraments — Tools of Evangelization.”
The workshop is designed for jail and prison ministry volunteers and those interested in becoming involved.
Cirata is the pastor of St. Mary Catholic Church in Edgerton and St. Michael Catholic Church in Hicksville.
Registration is due March 1 with a non-refundable fee of $15. Light refreshments and lunch will be provided. To obtain a registration form or for more information, contact Germaine Kirk at 419-244-6711, ext. 225 or, or visit

Gilboa UM
GILBOA — Gilboa United Methodist Church, 102 Franklin St., Gilboa, will hold a ham and bean supper from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28.
The menu will include ham and beans, cornbread, macaroni and cheese, hot dogs, salad and homemade desserts.
A freewill donation will be accepted for the meal. Proceeds will support local missions.
Mount Blanchard UM
MOUNT BLANCHARD — Mount Blanchard United Methodist Church will hold a contemporary worship service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.
Music will be provided by the praise band, Broken Ground.

Pandora Missionary
PANDORA — Pandora Missionary Church, 300 Rocket Ridge, Pandora, will hold its first March Mad Dash 5K and one-mile run/walk March 15.
The one mile fitness run/walk starts at 9 a.m., with the 5K at 9:30 a.m.
Registration is underway and due by March 1 in order to receive the discounted fee of $20, T-shirt and goodie bag. After March 1, the registration fee is $25.
Prizes will be awarded to division winners.
Proceeds will be used by the church to bring family-friendly, Christian-based entertainment and programming to the community. A portion will be donated to a local family in need of financial assistance.
For more information, or to register, visit

Pandora UM
PANDORA — The Pandora United Methodist Church will host a free community meal from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the church, 108 E. Washington St., Pandora.
The meal this month is provided by the Growing Pains and Promises Mother’s Club. The menu will be a baked potato bar, chili, cake and beverage.

Trinity Lutheran
Trinity Lutheran Church, 935 W. Bigelow Ave., will hold its Winter Family of Faith Festival at 10:30 a.m. Sunday in the Community Life Center gym.
Findlay High School’s Pantasia steeldrum band will lead the worship songs.
The 10:30 a.m. service will be the only worship service of the weekend. A Mardi Gras-style pancake supper will follow.

Trinity Lutheran, Jenera
JENERA — The concert choir of Michigan Lutheran Seminary, Saginaw, Mich., will present a concert of sacred songs at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Jenera.
The 35-voice traveling choir has toured annually since 1955 and regularly visits congregations of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod in Michigan and adjoining states.
There is no admission charge, but a freewill offering will be received since the group is self-supporting.

Women Act
TIFFIN — Women Act (Acclaiming Christ Together) is sponsoring a one-day interdenominational conference for women of all ages April 5 at Camden Falls Reception and Conference Center, Tiffin.
Lunch is included in the $25 cost. For informational brochures and reservations, call 419-447-3437 or 419-448-9852.



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