Sep
11
Tue
UF 9/11 Service @ Flagpole in front of Old Main, University of Findlay
Sep 11 @ 12:00 pm

The public is welcome to attend the University of Findlay’s annual service to remember the events of Sept. 11, 2001.

At noon on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the flagpole in front of Old Main, UF pastor Matt Ginter will offer comments and lead attendees in a brief prayer.

Blessing of our Guardians Service @ Connections Church
Sep 11 @ 6:30 pm

Connections Church will host a Blessing of our Guardians service at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the church, 700 Rockwell Ave.

The short service will honor first responders, firefighters, police officers and veterans from Hancock County and the surrounding area. Pastors from area churches are encouraged to attend.

Free Dietsch’s ice cream and other refreshments will be served.

Call Lin Drebert at 567-429-1898 or email unomerlion@gmail.com for more information. RSVP is requested by Monday.

Sep
12
Wed
Bible Fellowship Church Family Carnival @ Bible Fellowship Church
Sep 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Bible Fellowship Church, 11906 W. Fellowship Drive, Arlington, will host a free family carnival from 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 12 to kick off its weekly KYB (Knowing Your Bible) program. The carnival will feature games, inflatables and snacks. KYB is open to children ages 4 through 12th grade and meets Wednesday evenings. Contact the church at 419-365-5276 or church@bfcarlington.info for more information.

Sep
23
Sun
Mitch McVicker @ Salem-Cass United Methodist Church
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am

Mitch McVicker will bring his Dove award-winning music to Findlay for a 10 a.m. show Sunday, Sept. 23, at Salem-Cass United Methodist Church.

The show is free, but tickets are required. They can be picked up at the church, 4699 Hancock County 236; or Findlay Christian Book and Gift Store, 438 Tiffin Ave.

With 10 albums, a DVD and over 1,800 concerts in 49 states and 13 countries to his name, McVicker began his career in 1995 as support for Rich Mullins, a Christian musician who wrote the song, “Awesome God.”

The two traveled, performed, wrote and lived together before a car accident killed Mullins and badly injured McVicker. While McVicker was still deep in a lengthy and difficult recovery period, the two were awarded a Dove award for the song, “My Deliverer.”

While McVicker’s style is distinct from Mullins, he acknowledges Mullins’ influence on his life, with a pursuit of simplicity and a desire to say real things with his music.

He is touring on the heels of his latest album, “The Acceptance of And,” which he describes as a gradual shift and refinement of his sound.

McVicker said he appreciates the intimate vibe that goes with the larger-than-life sound a church can provide for music, adding that audience energy is what makes a concert special.

Those who attend the show can witness McVicker’s unique stage show, which bandcamp.com has described as “MacGyver meets Mark Twain.”

Latino Sunday @ Our Lady of Consolation National Basilica and Shrine
Sep 23 @ 11:30 am – 3:30 pm

Latino Sunday will be observed Sept. 23 at the Our Lady of Consolation National Basilica and Shrine, 315 Clay St., Carey. Aztec dancers from Norwalk, Ohio, will perform in front of the basilica prior to the noon Mass, which will be celebrated in Spanish. The shrine cafeteria will serve a menu of Mexican specialties. The day will conclude at 2:30 p.m. with devotions and an outdoor rosary procession, followed with benediction and individual prayers for healing and a blessing with the relic of the true cross.

Oct
6
Sat
Newsboys @ Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center
Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm

Peter Furler and Phil Joel will rejoin their old bandmates in Newsboys to perform their influential Christian songs, including “We Believe,” “He Reigns,” “Miracles,” and “Born Again.” Their platinum-certified hit, “God’s Not Dead,” inspired the film franchise of the same name.

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