Religion briefs

By Dayton Fandray - For The Lima News

Remedies for stress to be presented at Lifetree Café

VAN WERT — Solutions for managing a stressful life will be explored at 7 p.m. today at Lifetree Cafe. Titled, “Lighten Up! De-stress and Lift Your Spirits,” the program will offer practical suggestions for coping with, and reducing, stress while living healthier, happier lives. Participants will also see an exclusive screening of “Dream Job,” an independent short film. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Lifetree Café is located at The Bachwell Center, 116 N. Washington St. Please park behind the courthouse and enter on Court Street. For more information, call 419-238-0631 or email [email protected]

Cornerstone Harvest Church announces Big Sunday program

LIMA — The Big Sunday program at Cornerstone Harvest Church, 2000 N. Cole St., will feature a tribute to first responders and their families at the 10 a.m. worship service Sunday. This tribute will be followed by a reception in the church’s Impact Center. The Big Sunday program will also feature a turkey giveaway, with turkeys being given to the first 100 people who register from 9:30 to 10 a.m. at the tables located in the church’s north and south foyers. Attendees may also register for a drawing for a $500 Black Friday shopping spree. For more information call 419-228-3007 or email [email protected]

Community meal to be served at Pandora UMC

PANDORA — The Pandora United Methodist Church, 108 E. Washington St., will serve a free community meal in the church fellowship hall from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Nov. 30. The meal this month is provided The First National Bank of Pandora. The menu includes shredded chicken sandwich, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, assorted desserts and beverage. For information, call 419-384-3905 or email [email protected]

Community meal to be served at Immanuel Church

ELIDA — Immanuel Church of Elida, 699 Sunnydale Ave., will host a community meal at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 4.

Siberian Solstice to be celebrated in Columbus Grove

COLUMBUS GROVE— St. John’s United Methodist Church, 205 N. High St., will celebrate the Siberian Solstice at 7 p.m. Sunday. This gala celebration is open to the public. For information, call 419-659-2380.

Global Missions to be celebrated at First UM Church

VAN WERT — First United Methodist Church, 113 W. Central Ave., will be celebrating Global Missions with guest speaker Rev. Dr. Mande Muyombo at its 10:45 a.m. service Sunday. Muyombo will speak about the Global Missions of the United Methodist Church International. The 10:45 a.m. service will also feature the Children’s Choir, directed by Chris Gordon, singing “King of Kings,” and “Love in Any Language” with Michaella Johnson as soloist. The Senior Chancel Choir, directed by Paul Hoverman, will perform “Raise the Song of Harvest Home” with brass, hand bells, organ and piano as well as Steven Rickard’s “All Good Gifts.” Muyombo is a cabinet member of Global Ministries and is responsible for the international aspect of mission and ministry. He is an ordained elder in North Katanga and a graduate of Africa University. Muyombo received his Dmin degree from St. Paul School of Theology in Kansas City. For information, call 419-238-0631.

Anniversary celebration slated for Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church

LIMA — The Usher Board of Shiloh Baptist Church, 110 W. 11th St., will celebrate its 64th anniversary at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 27. Rev. Cleven Jones is the scheduled speaker. For information, call 419-223-7606.

Thanksgiving Day dinner to be held in Ottawa

OTTAWA — A free Thanksgiving Day dinner will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 24 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 137 N. Pratt St. Cost is free, but donated canned goods will be accepted for the Ottawa Food Pantry. The church is handicapped accessible. The dinner is presented by Tri-R Guns and the Ron Deatrick family and friends.

Bishop to mark end of Year of Mercy

TOLEDO — Bishop Daniel E. Thomas will close the Holy Door at Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral at the end of the 5 p.m. Vigil Mass of the Feast of Christ the King on Saturday. All holy doors in the Diocese of Toledo will be closed that day, and the same will be done at the Vatican Sunday. The door symbolizes conversion. Penitents pass through the door as a symbol of crossing the threshold from sin to grace. The Year of Mercy offered more ways to repent.

By Dayton Fandray

For The Lima News

Reach Dayton Fandray at [email protected]

Reach Dayton Fandray at [email protected]

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