Sep
21
Fri
Reading the Cosmos in Second Temple Jewish Literature: Nature as Model, Sign, Punishment, Witness and Mystery @ Centennial Hall's Stutzman Lecture Hall
Sep 21 @ 4:00 pm

Jackie Wyse-Rhodes, assistant professor of religion at Bluffton University, will present the free colloquium “Reading the Cosmos in Second Temple Jewish Literature: Nature as Model, Sign, Punishment, Witness and Mystery” at 4 p.m. Friday in Centennial Hall’s Stutzman Lecture Hall, Bluffton University. Wyse-Rhodes will consider portrayals of the natural world in early Jewish and Christian literature. She says nature is variously depicted as a model of righteousness, a sign of things to come, a giver of testimony, an instrument of judgment and a heavenly mystery. Such images informed the religious imaginations of early Jewish and Christian communities, and their meaningfulness endures today.

Reflections on the Soul of the University @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium
Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm

“Reflections on the Soul of the University” will be the subject of a free, public talk to be given by the Rev. William Reist, recently retired senior pastor at College First Church of God. The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium as part of the University of Findlay’s DeBow and Catherine Moore Freed Contemporary Christian Lecture Series. Reist will explore the nature of UF’s Christian heritage in the larger world of church-related higher education. He will propose ideas that would clarify and strengthen the university’s promise that it is “grounded in faith.”

Sep
22
Sat
Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio Fall Fest @ Mennonite Memorial Home
Sep 22 all-day

The Service Group of Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO) is seeking donations of items, services or “experiences” for a silent auction during Fall Fest, being held Sept. 22.

Proceeds will support activities and improvement projects, benefiting more than 350 MHCO elders. All donations are tax deductible.

Suggested donations include framed artwork, jewelry and certificates for a business service. To donate an item, email JStrahm@mhcoliving.org or call 419-358-1015, ext. 248.

The MHCO Service Group will host a bake sale Sept. 21-22 and will staff the food tent at Mennonite Memorial Home during Fall Fest.

Central Church of Christ Movie Night @ Central Church of Christ
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm

Central Church of Christ, 307 E. Hardin St., will host a free movie night at 6 p.m. Sept. 22. The film “I Can Only Imagine,” based on the incredible true-life story that inspired the beloved, chart-topping song, will be shown. Popcorn and water will be provided.

Sep
25
Tue
Chill Zone @ Bluffton Public Library
Sep 25 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

The Bluffton Public Library has announced “Chill Zone” begins Aug. 28 with a special DIY Bow Tie event.

The program is held every Tuesday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. and is open to anyone in sixth through 12th grade. Activities include gaming, socializing, themed events, crafts and snacks.

The Bluffton Public Library is located at 145 S. Main St. Call 419-358-5016 for more details.

Oct
1
Mon
Mornings with Mommy @ Trinity Lutheran Church
Oct 1 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Mornings with Mommy allows families to enjoy activities with your infant through kindergarten-age children while meeting other moms, dads, grandparents and nannies.

The educational playdates will begin Sept. 17 and continue on the first and third Mondays and Tuesdays of each month from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 N. Main St., Jenera. Each session follows a different theme but includes a devotion, language and literacy activities, crafts, a snack and sensory activities.

The cost is $5 per family, per session, payable by cash or check. Registration is required at tlcjenera.org or by calling 419-326-4685.

Oct
2
Tue
Mornings with Mommy @ Trinity Lutheran Church
Oct 2 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Mornings with Mommy allows families to enjoy activities with your infant through kindergarten-age children while meeting other moms, dads, grandparents and nannies.

The educational playdates will begin Sept. 17 and continue on the first and third Mondays and Tuesdays of each month from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 N. Main St., Jenera. Each session follows a different theme but includes a devotion, language and literacy activities, crafts, a snack and sensory activities.

The cost is $5 per family, per session, payable by cash or check. Registration is required at tlcjenera.org or by calling 419-326-4685.

Chill Zone @ Bluffton Public Library
Oct 2 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

The Bluffton Public Library has announced “Chill Zone” begins Aug. 28 with a special DIY Bow Tie event.

The program is held every Tuesday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. and is open to anyone in sixth through 12th grade. Activities include gaming, socializing, themed events, crafts and snacks.

The Bluffton Public Library is located at 145 S. Main St. Call 419-358-5016 for more details.

Oct
5
Fri
UF Homecoming @ University of Findlay
Oct 5 – Oct 7 all-day

The University of Findlay’s 2018 Homecoming and Family Weekend will take place Oct. 5-7. With the theme “Where Your Story Began,” the celebration will also focus on Shafer Library’s 50th anniversary.

Events include Shafer Library’s 50th Anniversary Celebration from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5. Tours will show what’s new at the library.

Fireworks will be set off at the Davis Street building parking lot at 9:15 p.m. Friday.

Registration for the 5K run/walk starts at 7:15 a.m. Saturday at the Alumni Memorial Union. The race starts at 8 a.m. Proceeds will support the UF chapter of the Academy of Student Pharmacists.

At 3 p.m., the Oilers will play Hillsdale College at Donnell Stadium.

The Homecoming and Family Weekend Worship Service will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday at Winebrenner Theological Seminary.

Funday Sunday, held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at UF’s Mazza Museum, will feature the theme “Where Your Story Begins.”

Family activities will include storytelling, art stations, music, refreshments and special guests. Kids will be immersed in a mini college visit that will allow them to experience the different departments on campus and what they have to offer.

More than 16 stations will be available for young participants, and the university’s planetarium will be open.

Visit https://www.findlay.edu/offices/advancement/alumni/events/homecoming-family-weekend/homecoming-and-family-weekend for more information.

Oct
7
Sun
Flag City U.S.A. “Cars and Coffee” Cruise-In @ Panera Bread
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

The Flag City U.S.A. “Cars and Coffee” Cruise-In, hosted by Panera Bread, is having its first event of the season. Guests can enjoy the cars, take pictures, talk with their owners, have some Panera Bread coffee, pastries or breakfast. No judging or trophies involved. Participants showing their vehicles are advised to park in every other lined spot. The Cruise-In will continue every first Sunday of the month through October.

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