Religion briefs

By Rosanne Bowman - For The Lima News


Caregiver’s Fair;

grief support

A caregiver’s fair and a grief share program will be held at Shawnee Alliance Church, 4455 Shawnee Road, Lima.

• The Caregiver’s Fair will offer support and information for people caring for aging adults or disabled children. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19. People attending can choose from among 20 sessions such as estate planning and stress management.

The event is free, but people are urged to register in advance at or by calling 419-991-6546.

• Grief Share is a 13-week program starting the second week of September. People can join at any time. It is a support group for people grieving the loss of a loved one. People can call 419-991-6546 for more information.

Festival, concert

Two events — a family fun night and a gospel concert — will be held at Westside United Methodist Church, 604 Gloria Drive.

• The Fall Festival Family Fun Night will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 27. Hot dogs, chips, cookies and drinks will be provided, and there will be games and activities for all ages.

• There will be a gospel concert featuring the Third Floor Band at 7 p.m. on Oct. 3. Admission is free, but attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable item for the Church United Pantry (CUP). An offering will also be taken with all proceeds also going to CUP.

Call 419-223-2881 for questions about either event..

Rib dinner

There will be a rib dinner fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday at the Providence Missionary Baptist Church, 125 S. McDonel St., Lima. The rib dinner includes ribs, baked beans, cole slaw, bread and dessert for $10. Proceeds of the fundraiser will go toward the annual men’s day program. For details, call 567-712-2608.

Youth Lock-in

There will be a citywide back to school lock-in, entitled The Movement starting at 10 p.m. on Friday to 7 a.m. on Saturday at the Impact Center of Cornerstone Harvest Church, 2000 N. Cole St., Lima. Teens, ages 13 to 19 are welcome, but must have permission slip. Cost is $5 for entry and $20 for dorms which include food, video games, movies and souvenirs. For details, call 419-228-3007


Sweet Tooth

Trinity’s Tastes of Home will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 19 at Delphos Trinity United Methodist Church, 211 E. Third St, Delphos. The fundraiser will feature pies, cakes, cookies, as well as, fresh canned goods and other delicious items. For details, call 419-692-0651.


Concert coming

Lucas and Brandon Fullenkamp will be performing a concert at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Immaculate Conception Church, 116 N. Main St., Botkins. A reception will follow the concert. The concert is one of the events that are a part of celebrating the 150th anniversary of the parish. The event is free and open to the public. For details, call 419-738-4924.


Singer coming

Singer Randy Long will be performing at 10:20 a.m. on Sunday at Grover Hill Zion United Methodist Church, 204 S. Harrison St., Grover Hill. For details, email [email protected]


Outdoor worship

Rally Day — featuring a special outdoor worship, barbecue and concert — will start at 10 a.m. on Sunday at New Creation Lutheran Church, 8127 E. Main St., Ottawa. Brian Keith Wallen will be leading worship, as well as, performing a concert after lunch. Wallen, a blues musician, placed second this year in the 2015 International Blues Challenge and is the winner of several awards for his music. The proceeds from the chicken barbeque dinner, which costs $8, will go to support the Alzheimer’s Association of Northwest Ohio. For details, visit or call 419-523-6250.

By Rosanne Bowman

For The Lima News

Rosanne Bowman is a freelance writer and regular contributor to The Lima News. Share your story ideas with her at [email protected]

Rosanne Bowman is a freelance writer and regular contributor to The Lima News. Share your story ideas with her at [email protected]

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