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Religion calendar, offerings: 10/7

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    Vice President Mike Pence donates blood Tuesday after the Las Vegas shootings in an effort to encourage more people to do so. The Islamic Center of Greater Toledo will host a blood drive Sunday in response to the shootings.


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Religious Offerings

Las Vegas response

The Islamic Center of Greater Toledo will host a blood drive on Sunday, in response to the mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert. The public is invited to donate through the Red Cross between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the mosque, 25877 Scheider Rd., Perrysburg.

“We, at the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo, send our sincere thoughts of great sorrow and sadness to the families and friends of the victims of the dreadful massacre in Las Vegas,” the community said in a statement. “We stand in solidarity with the rest of America in offering our deepest and most heartfelt condolences to the people affected by this senseless attack.”

Jewish arts festival

Temple Shomer Emunim will host a Fall Festival of the Arts, featuring the work of 32 local artists, between 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday. Each participating artist is Jewish, but the works, which span a wide variety of media and will be available for purchase, is not all Jewish in nature.

The festival is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Toledo, Toledo Jewish Community Foundation, Huntington Bank, and Buckeye’s Telesystem. Other event highlights will include a “kids korner” between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.; an auction benefiting the Victory Center, and a kosher food truck from Chicago. The venue is at 6453 W. Sylvania Ave., Sylvania.

N.C. musician

Christ Presbyterian Church will welcome David LaMotte, a North Carolina-based musician, author, and speaker, on Saturday. Mr. LaMotte will perform in two concerts, at 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., and host two workshops, “Worldchanging 101,” at 1 and 3 p.m.

The workshops and concerts and free and open to the public. A $5 donation is requested for lunch, at 12:15 p.m., and a $10 donation is requested for dinner at 5 p.m. Christ Presbyterian is at 4225 W Sylvania Ave. For more information, call the church at 419-475-8629.

Reformation concerts

The Toledo Symphony Orchestra will commemorate of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation in two upcoming concerts. It will perform movements from Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5 “Reformation,” as well as other selections, at St. Michael the Archangel Church in Findlay on Oct. 12 and at Corpus Christi University Parish in Toledo on Oct. 19.

Each performance starts at 8 p.m., and tickets can be purchased at each parish office. For information on the Findlay performance, call 419-422-2646. For information on the Toledo performance, call 419-531-4992.

‘Guns to Gardens’

A blacksmith will fashion a garden tool from a firearm linked to a crime in the community at “Guns to Gardens,” an Oct. 14 event to be held at the Hindu Temple of Toledo, 4336 King Rd., Sylvania. The free event is organized in part by the Toledo Mennonite Church and will feature Hindu and Mennonite hymns, statements from area police chiefs, and light refreshments between 10 a.m. and noon. For more information, contact Joel Shenk at


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Right to Life dinner

Pam Tebow will be the keynote speaker at Tiffin Right to Life’s Celebrate Life Dinner on Nov. 4. Ms. Tebow is invited as a Christian missionary, anti-abortion advocate, and mother of five, including Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow.

A $40 ticket will cover a catered meal, silent auction, raffle, and live music between 6 and 10 p.m. at the St. Joseph Activity Center, 36 Melmore St., Tiffin. Tickets are available through Oct. 16 at the Ace Hardware, Knights of Columbus, or St. Joseph parish office in Tiffin. For more information, contact 419-447-3872.

Religion Calendar

Nettle Lake Music Jam hosted by Nettle Lake United Brethren in Christ Church, 6 p.m. Saturday, 18560 County Rd. 5-75, Montpelier, Ohio. This is an acoustic music jam. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Information: 419-485-4112.

Toledo County Live, 6 p.m. Saturday, at Church of St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 3620 Heatherdowns Blvd. The Toledo County Live band will follow a theme of “Evil Will Not Prevail.” Light refreshments will follow. Free. Information: 419-262-4453.

Lutheran Chapel of the Air, 11 a.m. Sunday, WCWA-AM 1230. Pastor Matthew Nowak of Trinity Lutheran on “What Would You Ask For?”

Our Lady of Toledo Shrine will hold its first monthly first Saturday meeting noon Saturday; also its 100 Anniversary Fatima Rosary Crusade Rally, noon Oct. 14, 655 S. Coy Rd., Oregon. We will be showing Finding Fatima after the Rosary in the Pavilion with light refreshments, both events will be at Our Lady of Toledo Shrine.

The Star of Bethlehem: Investigating a Miracle, a free scientific lecture will be presented at 7 p.m. Monday, Glenwood Lutheran Church, 2545 Monroe St. Featured speaker is Bernard Bopp, former head of the University of Toledo Department of teaching excellence and retired professor of physics and astronomy.

Christian Seniors Interacting, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Bible study with Pastor Mike Brown, Abundant Life 2, 200 Zoar Drive, Perrysburg. Cost: $1. Information: 419-872-0846.

Sacred Grounds Workshop Part II, 2 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 15, Islamic Center of Greater Toledo, 25877 Scheider Rd., Perrysburg. Learn to beautify your faith community grounds using native plants. Free. Information and registration:

The Sultan and the Saint: An approach to Christian Muslim Dialogue, a six-week series of small group transformational dialogue that aims to bring Muslims and Christians together. Session dates are Mondays from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 16, 23, Nov. 5, and 13, Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. Free. Space is limited; registration contact: Sophia Lloyd, 419-824-3533 or; Dr. Fadia Abaza, 419-461-1205 or

Ministry of the Watchman empowerment meeting, 11:30 a.m. Oct. 14, Monroe Street United Methodist Church, 3613 Monroe St. Information: 800-560-9240.

Maumee Street Music Jam, 6 p.m. Oct. 14, First Presbyterian Church, 156 E. Maumee, Adrian. This is an acoustic music jam. Information:

Catholic Lutheran Dialogue, Father Jim Bacik will provide a reflection on the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19, Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. Cost: $10 preregistered; and $15 at the door. Information or to register:

How God’s Love Can Change Your Life and the World, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17, at First Church of Christ, Scientist, 4647 W. Central Ave. Guest lecturer is Mark McCurties. Free. Information: 419-472-3890 or 471-536-2184.

Immutable Truth, a Christian apologetics ministry for the greater Toledo area, meets the first and third Tuesday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Emmanuel Baptist Church, 4207 W. Laskey Rd. Information: 419-356-9469 or

The Good Vibrations Drum Circle will meet 7 to 8:30 p.m. the fourth Wednesday, Maumee Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 20189 N. Dixie Hwy., Bowling Green. Free. Information:

Padre Pio Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Mass, rosary, discussion, and adoration, second Saturday of each month, Christ the King Church, 4100 Harvest Lane. Information: 419-356-4208 or; also Padre Pio Prayer Group Movie Day, 1 to 3 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 26, Christ the King Parish meeting room with guest speaker brother Richard Merling.

Centering Prayer Group, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Washington Church, 3925 W. Central Ave. Information:

Grace Full Friends ministry for adults with developmental disabilities , with lesson, singing, praying, crafts, and snacks. 6:30 to 8 p.m. third Tuesdays, Grace Lutheran Church, 4441 Monroe St.

Awesome God Sunday school class for differently abled adults, 11 a.m. Sundays, Maumee United Methodist Church in the Benson Room, 405 Sackett St., Maumee.

The deadline for items for the Religion Calendar is noon Tuesday. Mail items to Religion Editor, The Blade, 541 N. Superior St., Toledo, Ohio 43660; fax to 419-724-6439; or email

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