Religion briefs

By Dayton Fandray - For The Lima News

Monthly community meal set at Pandora UMC

PANDORA — Pandora United Methodist Church will host a free community meal from 5:30-7 p.m. Feb.22 in the church fellowship hall, 108 E. Washington St. The meal this month is provided by Hilty Memorial Nursing Home. The menu will be fried chicken, parsley red potatoes, mixed vegetables, a dinner roll, strawberry shortcake and a beverage.

Crop circles discussed Feb. 16 at Lifetree Cafe

VAN WERT — The origin of crop circles will be discussed at Lifetree Cafe from 7-8 p.m. Feb. 16. The program, “Crop Circles: They’re Not What You Think,” will feature a filmed interview with Nancy Talbott, an international crop circle researcher. Those attending will have a chance to discuss their thoughts on the cause of crop circles. The event is free. Lifetree Cafe is located at the Bachwell Center, 116 N. Washington St. Parking is behind the courthouse.

Catholic Club to celebrate 75th Anniversary

TOLEDO — The Catholic Club will mark its 75th anniversary with a re-dedication of its building in Toledo. A short ceremony will include a blessing of the building, followed by refreshments. Children and parents will be on hand for a traditional ribbon cutting to highlight the day. The event will take place on at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 15, 75 years from the opening of the Catholic Club in 1942. 1601 Jefferson Ave. For details, visit or call 419-243-7255.

Free movies at Vaughnsville Community Church

VAUGHNSVILLE — Two movies, one for adults and one for children, will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at Vaughnsville Community Church. Snacks and drinks will be provided. The event is free. 153 W. Findlay St., Vaughnsville.

Deliverance school to be held at Barr Hotel Apartments

LIMA — Apostle Bishop Sharon Jefferson will conduct a School of Deliverance starting Saturday and running through April 1 at the Barr Hotel Apartments, 210 N. Union St. Admission is free, with materials available. To register, phone 419-979-3095.

New president named at The Way International

NEW KNOXVILLE — On Jan. 8, Rev. Rosalie F. Rivenbark, chairman of the board of directors of The Way International, announced that the Rev. Jean-Yves De Lisle will serve as the new president of The Way International. De Lisle has served on the board of directors for over 14 years and has been involved with the ministry’s international work for over 26 years. He has traveled extensively overseas on ministry business in Europe and Africa. He is a native of Canada and became a U.S. citizen in 1998. He and his wife, Michele, are Way Corps ministers, graduates of the class of 1988. They have three daughters. De Lisle will continue to serve on the board of directors along with the Revs. Rosalie Rivenbark and John Rupp.

Pastor anniversary, revival services set

LIMA — The first pastoral anniversary celebration and revival service will begin Sunday and continue through Feb. 19 at Fourth Street Baptist Church, 122 W. Fourth St. Pastor Nathan Madison will be honored. At 4 p.m. Sunday, Pastor Robert Lyons of Greater St. Mary’s Missionary Baptist Church, Toledo, will speak. At 7 p.m. Monday, Pastor Paul Johnson of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Lima, will speak. At 7 p.m. Tuesday, Pastor Dennis Ward of Second Missionary Baptist Church, Lima, will speak. At 7 p.m. Wednesday, Pastor Ronald Taylor of Beulah Missionary Baptist Church, Toledo, will speak. At 7 p.m. Feb. 16, Pastor Floyd Smith of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, Toledo, will speak. At 7 p.m. Feb. 17, Pastor Lamont Monford of Philippian Missionary Baptist Church, Lima, will speak. At 11 a.m. Feb. 19, Pastor Melvin Barnes of Greater Faith Fellowship Church, Toledo, will speak. At 4 p.m. Feb. 19, Pastor F. Alexander Sheares of Rossford First Baptist Church, Rossford, will speak.

Trinity UMC to host youth concert

LIMA — The Ronald W. Richard Music Series presents young local artists in concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at Trinity United Methodist Church, 301 W. Market St. Youth will be performing pieces they have prepared for Solo and Ensemble Contest. Admission is free, with an offering taken for the Ronald W. Richard Young Musicians Scholarship Fund. The scholarship benefits students who are pursing a career in music education.

Lafayette church plans Shrove Tuesday dinner

LAFAYETTE — Zion Lutheran Church, 101 E. Main St., will have its annual Shrove Tuesday pancake supper from 4-7 p.m. Feb. 28 in the fellowship hall. The menu includes sausage, pancakes, coleslaw, applesauce and drinks. Donations will be accepted.

By Dayton Fandray

For The Lima News

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