A giant game night for all ages — featuring giant checkers, Jenga, Kerplunk, Sorry!, and more — will take place at Winebrenner Auditorium from 6-7:30 p.m. today. “A Gift from the Heart” is the Mother’s Day message at College First Church of God’s worship. The lesson is based on the Scripture from 1 Samuel 1:21-28, the story of Hannah dedicating her son Samuel to the Lord. Interim Senior Pastor the Rev. Don Dennison will speak in the traditional worship at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. in the sanctuary, 1100 N. Main St. The Rev. Will Miller will deliver the message in the 9:30 a.m. contemporary service at the Winebrenner TLB auditorium, 950 N. Main St. The May Senior Fun Dinner will take place at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the fellowship hall. Hamburgers and brats will be served, and participants should bring a side dish or dessert to share. A musical program by Brad and Deanna Bell will follow the meal. This will be the last dinner until fall, and RSVP is required. Families can register for the “Roar” family fun expedition, 5:30-8:30 p.m. June 17-20, at vbspro.events/p/events/ffe-roar . For more information about volunteer opportunities and upcoming events, follow College First on Facebook, call 419-422-7365 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Bible Church
ARLINGTON — Community Bible Church, 22022 U.S. 68, Arlington, will host Watoto Children’s Choir in a free concert at 7 p.m. May 24. A freewill offering will be taken for the group. Watoto Children’s Choir of Uganda, East Africa, is touring the United States to perform its new album, “We Will Go.” The concert presents the story of abandoned African children and vulnerable women who have been empowered to rise above their circumstances and answer the call to be part of the new Africa — ready to make a difference in the world. More information can be found at www.watoto.com/home .
First Lutheran Church continues its celebrations of church musicians at the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday services. This week, the congregation will honor the Brass Choir, directed by Diane Adler, which will play “Grand Choeur” by Dubois/Brockman. The children’s choir, Kids of the Kingdom — directed by Sally Rice, Heather Nielsen and Jenny Welte — is also being honored. A noisy offering will be collected at both services and will benefit the Lincoln School lunch program. A coffee fellowship will follow each service.
The Rev. Jessica Commeret Myers will lead worship at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church, 2330 S. Main St., with the Character Builders class meeting afterward in room 209. The church will host the community dinner starting at 11 a.m. in the great room. Xavier Suarez will present a free piano recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, featuring works by Chopin, Fanny Mendelssohn, Prokofieff and others. Suarez is the organist at Olivet Lutheran Church in Sylvania and also teaches piano and voice lessons, in addition to maintaining a YouTube channel.
Old Time Church
BRADNER — Jericho Road will be in concert at 5 p.m. May 18 at Old Time Church, 102 N. Bell St., Bradner. Call Jesse at 419-957-5001 for information.
Trinity Lutheran Church, 935 W. Bigelow Ave., will celebrate the fourth Sunday of Easter and Mother’s Day at 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday. Red geraniums, which will be used to decorate the sanctuary on Pentecost, will be sold by the youth of the church. The SPARK! rotation begins at approximately 9:30 Sunday, exploring the theme “Lydia,” including her baptism, her influence as a wealthy businesswoman, her eagerness to learn about Christianity, her readiness to be faithful to the Lord, and her hospitality. Sunday school for all ages starts at 10:15. The church’s garage sale will be held May 17 and 18. High school seniors will be recognized during the May 19 service. Register for “Shipwrecked, Rescued by God” Vacation Bible School, to be held June 16″”20, through the church office.