Religion briefs

By Dayton Fandray - For The Lima News

Forgiven to appear in Waynesfield

WAYNESFIELD — The Waynesfield Baptist Church will present a concert by the band Forgiven at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 4. 512 N. Westminster St., Waynesfield. For information, call 419-568-5911.

The Heart of Christmas Tour coming to Pandora UMC

PANDORA — Folk singer Kerry Patrick Clark will celebrate the release of his eighth studio album, “The heart of Christmas,” with a concert at 7 p.m. Sunday at Pandora United Methodist Church. Clark is a former New Christy Minstrel, a chart-topping Americana and Christian musician, and a recording artist who tours nationally. His songs grapple with issues of war and loss alongside the Christian themes of miracles and faith. He also pays homage to what might be the most treasured and reviled dessert in history: the fruitcake. As an added bonus for anyone who has not had the pleasure of experiencing Kerry perform live, he includes a humorous rant against holiday consumerism. The Heart of Christmas is just that: filled with heart. It makes room for a broad range of conflicting emotions and ultimately leads us back to the reason we celebrate, which is love. The concert is free and open to the public. A freewill offering will be taken and CDs will be available for purchase. 108 E. Washington St (Rt. 12). For information, call 419-384-3905.

The Rise of Atheism to be discussed at Lifetree Café

VAN WERT — The impact of atheism in America will be the featured topic at Lifetree Café next week. The film “Giving Up on God,” features an interview with a former Christian who has embraced atheism. It also includes the story of a former atheist, Professor Holly Ordway, who became a Christian. “National surveys indicate a rise in atheism,” said Lifetree representative Craig Cable. “Many attribute this to the popularity of the so-called new atheists. We’ll look at the trends and invite the public’s input on what’s happening.” Everyone, regardless of faith affiliation or non-affiliation, is welcome to participate in this public forum. 7 p.m., Dec. 1. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Lifetree Café is located at The Bachwell Center, 116 N. Washington St. Parking is available behind the courthouse. Enter on Court Street.

St. John the Evangelist Church to host Christmas program

DELPHOS — The Delphos Ministerial Association will present an evening of music and reflections to prepare for the celebration of Christmas. The program, which is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, will feature soloists and groups from various churches, as well as young people from Jefferson and St. John high schools. For information, contact Lynn Bockey, [email protected]

Waynesfield Baptist Church to present Christmas program

WAYNESFIELD — The children’s Christmas drama “Sing a Song of Christmas” will be presented at the Waynesfield Baptist Church. Shows at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Dec. 18. 512 N. Westminster St., Waynesfield. For information, call 419-568-5911.

Sojourner Quartet to appear at Gilboa UMC

GILBOA — Findlay’s Sojourner Quartet will preform a Christmas Concert at 6 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Gilboa United Methodist Church. At 5 p.m., prior to the concert, a festive dinner will be served in the church social room. The Concert and Dinner is donation only. The church is located at 102 Franklin St., Gilboa.

By Dayton Fandray

For The Lima News

Reach Dayton Fandray at [email protected]

Reach Dayton Fandray at [email protected]

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