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Bible Fellowship

ARLINGTON — Bible Fellowship Church, 11906 W. Fellowship Drive, Arlington, will host “Bible Boot Camp” Vacation Bible School from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. The military-themed VBS will attract nearly 150 kids ages 4 through sixth grade each evening, with help from over 60 volunteers. Register at or call the church at 419-365-5276.

College First

The sermon series “Breaking the Cycle” continues this week as College First Church of God explores Judges 4:1-24 and the story of Deborah, a prophet and the only female judge in the Bible. “Deborah: Women in Leadership” is the sermon title. The Rev. Will Miller will preach at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. in the main sanctuary, 1100 N. Main St., with the Rev. David Welker leading in worship. The Rev. Bill Reist will lead the contemporary service at 9:30 a.m. at CF Winebrenner, 950 N. Main St., in the TLB Auditorium. “Paul’s Joy in Prison,” based on Philippians 1:12-30, is the Sunday school Bible lesson for children ages 3 through fifth grade. Middle and high school youth will “Follow the Leader” based on Matthew 6:9-13. The first Sunday intergenerational event will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday at Riverside Waterfall Pavilion. Join director of youth ministries Kat Patterson for a picnic in the park and bring a dish to share.

Concordia Lutheran

Concordia Lutheran Church, 1431 Sixth St., will host Jacob Eichers, a just-graduated fifth-year student at Concordia Theological Seminary of Fort Wayne, Indiana, to teach the 9 a.m. adult Bible class Sunday, along with the 10:15 worship service. Following his graduation on April 25, Eichers received a call to be pastor at Faith Lutheran Church in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. He will preach on “The Great Storm Calmer,” based on the book of Mark, chapter 4, verses 35-41. The young adult Bible class will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the home of Roger and Mary Domke to begin a new video study on how culture is impacting and destroying our foundation as a Christian nation. Concordia is grateful to announce that it has received notice that the Rev. David DePaoli, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Spencer, Wisconsin, has accepted Concordia’s call to become its new pastor, effective in July. More information is available at, or by phone at 419-422-4209.

Good Shepherd UM

BENTON RIDGE — Registration is open for “Superhero Central,” held the first four Sundays in July at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 119 W. Main St., Benton Ridge. The program for kids from the community and their families will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. weekly, with check-in at 6:15. Each free gathering will include crafts, games, snacks, songs and Bible lessons. A cookout and water game night will be held at 6 p.m. July 29 at Benton Ridge Park. Register at or by calling 419-859-1234.

St. Michael’s

Have questions about the Catholic Church? Want to learn more about the Mass, sacraments, the papacy; Mary and the saints? Are you looking for a church home? St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church invites all to join its Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) process to discover more about the Catholic Church. Call the parish office at 419-422-2646 for more information.


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