College First Church of God continues the sermon series “Our God Saves.” The message this week from Lead Pastor the Rev. Brandon Kelly is based on Colossians 3:1-11 and is titled “God is Saving Us.” Worship is at 9 and 11 a.m. in the sanctuary, 1100 N. Main St., and the contemporary service is at 10 a.m. in Winebrenner Auditorium, 950 N. Main St. The Bible Quiz Team (fifth through 12th grades) will meet at 4 p.m. Sunday in room 200 to prepare for their home meet on Feb. 22. The Men Alive group meets from 6:30-7:30 a.m. Wednesdays in the fellowship hall for weekly faith study. They will begin a new LifeWay study on March 4 titled “The Prodigal Son.” The group is led by the Rev. David Welker, who can provide more information to men looking for a faith study. Visit www.collegefirst.org or call 419-422-7365 for details on groups, volunteer opportunities and more.
Reconciliation is the theme for this Sixth Sunday after Epiphany, and Senior Pastor the Rev. Robert C. Cochran will preach on “Kingdom Living” using the Sermon on the Mount Gospel text of Matthew 5:21-37. The church will host an American Red Cross blood drive from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday. Walk-in participants are welcome, or an appointment can be scheduled by calling 800-733-2767 or at redcrossblood.org. The social ministry team is sponsoring this as a way to align the identity and work of God’s people and parishes with the mission of God, part of the synod’s 2020 Year of Mission.
Based on the readings of Mark and Amos, the Rev. Jessie Commeret will preach Sunday on the subject of “Following the Law” at First Presbyterian Church, 2330 S. Main St. Findlay Mayor Christina Muryn will speak to the congregation on “The State of the City” at 10:45 a.m. in the fellowship hall. Kathy Grady and Friends will perform a free concert at 3 p.m. Sunday in the sanctuary, including a selection of Broadway tunes, jazz and ballads. Cabin Fever, a day of free games and activities for children of all ages, will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon today in the great room.
The Hancock Gospel Pavilion and Lighthouse Gospel series will present a concert at 6 p.m. today at 50 North. Doors open at 5. Dinner will not be served, but snacks will be available for a donation. Sharing their ministries will be Chuck Kennedy, Gary Herron, Paul James Sound and Chris Baldwin.
CAREY — The Father Paul Volunteer Bakery at the Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation will hold its Presidents Day bake sale from 3-7 p.m. today and from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday in the cafeteria across from the basilica. Pizzas, dinner rolls, spaghetti sauce, turkey noodle soup and an assortment of fruit pies will be featured. The bakery was started by the late Father Paul Faroh and benefits shrine and parish projects.
Riley Creek UM
OTTAWA — Riley Creek United Methodist Church, 7102 Road M, Ottawa, will host a “Soup, Sandwich & Game Night” from 6-9 p.m. Thursday. There will be several flavors of soup to choose from and a hearty sandwich to fill in the gaps from 6-7 p.m. Family-friendly games will be played until 9. Bring a favorite board game or join in a round or two of the many games that will be on hand. The evening’s events will take place in the church’s newly completed building addition. The event is free, but participants are also asked to bring a canned good to share with the Community Action’s Blessing Box in Ottawa.
St. Andrew’s UM
Sunday worship at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 120 W. Sandusky St., will focus on the theme “God Empowers You,” a message brought by Cathy Davis, minister of pastoral care. Kids Praise will sing “I Can Count on God” at both the 9 and 11:15 a.m. services. The church will host this month’s free community dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. featuring chicken pot pie, salad, bread and butter, fruit, cookie and drink.
Trinity Lutheran Church, 935 W. Bigelow Ave., will celebrate the Sixth Sunday after Epiphany at 5 p.m. today and 9 a.m. Sunday. Special Blend, a ladies’ choir, will provide offertory music. The sermon theme is “Following: We Provide Direction.” The SPARK! rotation for children starts at approximately 9:30 following the Children’s Message; the theme for February is “Walking on Water.” Sunday school for all ages begins at approximately 10:15. A new study opportunity regarding confirmation continues at 10:20 in the sanctuary.
BLOOMDALE — A kids’ treasure hunt will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday in the basement at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 Mulberry St., Bloomdale. Pizza will be served at 6 p.m., followed by stories, music, crafts, games and snacks. Call Jane at 419-299-3690 for more details.