Religion briefs


By Rosanne Bowman - For The Lima News



Aletheia Christian Church bringing Cuban pastor

CELINA — The Rev. Rafael Cruz will be presenting “Reclaiming America” and sharing his story of fleeing Cuba at 7 p.m. Friday at the Grand Lake Galleria Conference Center, 909 E. Wayne St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Cruz is also the father of Presidential-hopeful Ted Cruz. The event is free to the public. For details, call 260-602-1220.

Tribute to Our Lady of Fatima planned

MARIA STEIN — Devotions will be conducted in honor of the Mother of God at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Spiritual Center, 2365 St. Johns Road. Attendees should bring a lawn chair and a flashlight. For details, visit www.spiritualcenter.net or call 419-925-7625.

New pastor comes to Ottawa

OTTAWA — Ottawa Presbyterian Church has a new pastor, the Rev. Patrick Harley. Harley moved to Ottawa from Tennessee in June. His biography can be viewed at www.ottawapresby.org.

Auction planned as missions fundraiser

LIMA — There will be an auction at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Rousculp Church of Christ, 890 Amherst Road. The auction will take place in the west parking lot of the church. All proceeds from the auction will go toward the Lifeline Christian Mission and the Lima Rescue Mission. Refreshments will be available for purchase. For details, call 419-221-2177.

Christian Fellowship Meal scheduled

COLUMBUS GROVE — There will be a Christian fellowship meal held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 19 in the basement of St. John United Methodist Church, 205 N. High St. The meal will include sandwiches, salads and desserts. For details, call 419-659-2380.

Beth Moore simulcast planned in Bluffton

BLUFFTON — The Beth Moore simulcast will be hosted from 10:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Sept. 12 at Ebenezer Mennonite Church, 8905 Columbus Grove Bluffton Road. Tickets are $10 or $15 with lunch. They can be purchased by stopping by or calling the church at 419-358-8588. For details, visit www.ebenezermennonite.org.

By Rosanne Bowman

For The Lima News

Rosanne Bowman is a freelance writer and regular contributor to The Lima News. Share your upcoming events with her at writer@rosannebowman.com.

Rosanne Bowman is a freelance writer and regular contributor to The Lima News. Share your upcoming events with her at writer@rosannebowman.com.

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