Religion briefs

First Posted: 3/10/2015


Easter egg hunt open to children

There will be an Easter egg hunt called “The Big Hunt” starting at 1 p.m. April 4 at Calvary Chapel of Praise, 1601 Rebecca Drive. The event includes the egg hunt, refreshments, a live show and prizes. The egg hunt is open to children ages 12 and under, and refreshments will include hotdogs, chips, cookies and juice. The event will not be canceled for weather. For details, call 419-229-4475 or visit

Hannah Beck Concert

Hannah Beck will be in concert at 10:45 a.m. Sunday at Lima First Missionary Church, 1105 W. Robb Ave. For details, call 419-905-5083.


Pilgrimage to Alabama scheduled in April

There will be a spring bus pilgrimage April 19 to 23 to Alabama. Participants will visit the miniature Ava Maria Grotto, St. Bernard Abbey, Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament and attend the “EWTN Live” show with the Rev. Mitch Pacwa. The Rev. Elmer Wurth, who served in Hong Kong for 40 years as a Maryknoll missionary, will be the spiritual director of the pilgrimage. The cost is $525 each and includes transportation, lodging and nine meals. Deadline to register is March 20. The trip is sponsored by St. Michael Catholic Church’s Rosary Altar Society. For details, contact 419-532-3637 or


Community activist giving presentation

There will be a presentation by Bonnie Neumeier at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Joseph Church PLC/Adult Center, 101 W. Pearl St. The presentation is titled, “Lessons Learned Working and Walking in Solidarity with People Living on the Margins.” Neumeier is one of the founders of Peaslee Neighborhood Center, the Drop Inn Center Shelter House for the Homeless, Over-the-Rhine Community Housing, and Over-the-Rhine People’s Movement in an inner city neighborhood in Cincinnati. The event is hosted by the St. Petersburg Parishes Social Justice Commission and is free. Attendees should use the Blackhoof Street parking lot to access the Adult Center. For details, call 419-738-4924.


Celebrate Recovery comes to Putnam County

Celebrate Recovery meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at New Creation Lutheran church, 8127 E Main St. Celebrate Recovery is a faith-based program that provides a safe environment to deal with and find healing from a wide variety of issues that include everything from overworking to addictions. For details, call 419-523-6250 or visit


Special presentation highlights Sabbath

Justin McRoberts will be speaking at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bluffton University’s Founders Hall, 1 University Drive. The presentation, part of Bluffton University’s Spiritual Life Week, is titled, “Sabbath — The Still and Isolated Road to Active Unity in Christ.” The event is free. For details, call 419-358-3000.

Annual spring fish fry planned

A fish fry will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 8375 Phillips Road. The meal is all you can eat fish, with salads, baked beans, dessert and beverages. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 10 and younger.

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