Church and Religious Events

Dillon Road Baptist
FOSTORIA — Dillon Road Baptist Church will host a women’s conference, “Refresh My Heart,” from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 25 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 26.
The conference will feature the humor, inspiration and musical talents of RoseAnn Coleman. She has recorded “Pretty Good Music” and is the author of “The Stories I Keep.”
Seating is limited. Registration is $20 per person, due by Wednesday.
Lunch will be provided.
For tickets, call Donna Minton at 419-435-7084.

First Baptist
First Baptist Church, 1635 Fostoria Ave., will hold its Easter sunrise service at 7:30 a.m. rather than at 7 a.m. as previously announced.
The Rev. David Clark will bring the message.
Breakfast will follow in the fellowship hall. Services will continue with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and the worship service at 10:30 a.m., with guest speaker the Rev. Randy Carroll.

First Presbyterian
The 6:30 a.m. Easter sunrise service at First Presbyterian Church, 2330 S. Main St., will begin by a fire near the front portico. The fire represents the light in the darkness. Bagpipers will lead worshippers into the sanctuary. The Revs. David Aber and Patrick Cherry will lead worship. After the service, worshippers will walk to the outdoor cross on the front lawn of the church and cover it with flowers.
A continental breakfast will be provided from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the fellowship hall. The Chancel Bells and chancel choir will provide the music at the 9:30 a.m. service under the direction of Debra Niswander and Matthew Armstrong. Everyone will join in singing the “Hallelujah Chorus” to end the service.
The 11:40 a.m. celebration service will be held in the great room. The worship band will provide music.

Easter services will be held at Gateway Church, 9555 County Road 9, at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. today, and at 8:45 a.m., 10:05 a.m. and 11:25 a.m. Sunday.

McComb Presbyterian
McCOMB — The McComb Presbyterian Church will hold a chicken barbecue, catered by Harlan’s, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.
Tickets are $8 and will be available at the door. Meals will include half a chicken, two sides, dessert, roll and drink. Carryout will be available.
Proceeds will be used to send children to church camp.

Healing Streams Pentecostal Church of God
OTTAWA — Healing Streams Pentecostal Church of God, 3695 U.S. 224, Ottawa, will hold its Easter service at 10 a.m.
Pastor Wayne Baldridge’s theme will be “The Resurrected Church.”

St. John’s United Church of Christ
BLUFFTON — A beef and noodle dinner will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 223 W. College Ave., Bluffton.
Dinners will include homegrown beef, noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, coleslaw, roll, homemade pie and beverages. The cost is $8 for adults, $5 for students in grade six through college and $4 for elementary school students. There is no cost for children in pre-kindergarten.



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