Beech Grove

CAREY — Beech Grove Wesleyan Church, 16054 County Highway 4, Carey, will host a pork chop barbecue dinner from 5-6:30 p.m. today. The cost is an $8 donation. Homecoming will be celebrated at the church during the 10 a.m. worship encounter on Sunday. A carry-in lunch will follow at 11:30 a.m., and the Morse Family will perform at 1 p.m. For information or dinner tickets, call 740-457-8914. A free Halloween party will be held from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 12. Dinner will be at 4 p.m., with candy passed out at 5.

Empowered Church

The monthly Westin Price Nutritional Seminar will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at Empowered Church, 1701 Blanchard Ave. Dr. Wayne Feister will offer a free lecture on “Fiber and Water.”

First Lutheran

First Lutheran Church, 109 E. Lincoln St., will host this week’s community dinner featuring a menu of Good News Garden Harvest Vegetable Beef Barley Soup, fresh fruit and veggies, homemade salads and desserts. The soup has been prepared by cooking and freezing the tomatoes and zucchini harvested from the Good News Garden. Panera bread will also be available through the restaurant’s “doughnation’ program. The Women of the ELCA will hold its annual fall rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 12, which is also $5 bag day. All proceeds will be divided among the purchase of an automated electronic defibrillator to be used at the church; Redeemer Lutheran Church in Toledo for its neighborhood meals; and women of South Sudan who need medical care for fistula procedures.

First Presbyterian

First Presbyterian Church, 2330 S. Main St., will host organist Joshua Brodbeck in an Artist Series recital at 3 p.m. Oct. 20. Brodbeck grew up in Findlay and has played throughout the country and in Europe. He will perform a varied program on the church’s 1953 Aeolian-Skinner organ. The concert is free and open to the public, and a freewill offering will benefit the church Artist Series. Call 419-423-2112 for more information.

Good Hope Lutheran

ARLINGTON — Good Hope Lutheran Church, 300 S. Main St., Arlington, will host a special fundraising meal, “Tailgating For A Cure,” from noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 19. The event is cosponsored by St. John Lutheran Church of Dola and Thrivent Financial and is primarily in support of the Daniel and Tasha Burgbacher family of Forest. Both Daniel and Tasha have endured major, long-term hospitalizations in recent months, which have kept them from work. The family has seven children in the Riverdale School system. A meal of burgers and brats will be served, grilled “tailgate-style” in the Good Hope Church parking lot. Seating, along with drinks and desserts, will be available inside the church. A freewill offering will benefit the family. For more information, call the church at 419-365-5582.

Lima Baptist Temple

LIMA — Grammy and Dove Award winning Christian artist, author and worship leader Laura Story will perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at Lima Baptist Temple, 982 Brower Road. Advance tickets are available at WTGN Radio, 1600 Elida Road, Lima; by calling the station at 419-227-2525; or at

Maranatha Bible Church

VAN BUREN — Maranatha Bible Church, 10965 Ohio 613, Van Buren, will host a Christmas dinner concert featuring Ernie Haase and Signature Sound on Dec. 21. Doors open at 5 p.m., with dinner served at 5:30. The concert, part of the band’s Christmas tour, begins at 6:30. Tickets are going fast and can be ordered at 567-208-7347 or

Our Lady of Consolation

CAREY — The Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation, Carey, will host a Mass for Hope and Healing at 7 p.m. Friday. This Mass is for cancer victims, survivors, caregivers and their loved ones. Afterward, the Conventual Franciscan Friars will be available for special healing prayers with individual visitors and families. The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick will also be available. For more information, call the Shrine at 419-396-7107 or visit

St. Andrew’s UM

“Living ‘Questionable’ Lives” is the theme of this week’s sermon at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 120 W. Sandusky St., based on Colossians 4:2-6 and 1 Peter 3:15-17. World Communion Sunday will also be observed. A traditional worship service is offered at 9 a.m. and broadcast live on WFIN; a contemporary service is offered at 11:15 a.m. Both services are livestreamed on Facebook and at

St. Michael’s

St. Michael the Archangel Parish will host a grab ‘n go dinner from 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday or until the food is gone. The curbside meals are available for anyone in need at St. Michael Knights of Columbus Hall, 701 W. Main Cross St. (enter from Adams Street off Western Avenue).

TGMA Gospel Music

TGMA Gospel Music Promotions will present a gospel sing at the Southside Family Restaurant, 3050 S. Main St., today. Dinner will begin at 5 p.m., followed by music by the 4-4-1 Quartet, One Voice and Cornerstone Gospel from 6-8 p.m. For more information, call 419-934-5456.

Unitarian Universalist

The Unitarian Universalist Church, 2415 N. Main St., will discuss racism and reparation, not only in America but in the religious community, at 10 a.m. Sunday. The church will use Unitarian Universalism’s First Principle, the Inherent Worth and Dignity of Every Person, to illustrate the story of the Rev. W.H.G. Carter, who tried and failed to establish an African American UU Church in Cincinnati in 1938.