Religion briefs

By Rosanne Bowman - For The Lima News

New sermon series at St. Mark UMC

LIMA — The Rev. Barbara Dafler will be doing a new series, “I Love Sundays,” at 10:15 a.m. every Sunday from April 24 through May 22 at St. Mark United Methodist Church, 1110 N. Metcalf St. The series will highlight the benefits of taking a weekly Sabbath or day of rest on all areas of a person’s life. For details, call 419-222-3601.

Kirkin ‘O’ the Tartan Sunday at Market Street

LIMA — The Kirkin ‘O’ the Tartan Ceremony will be at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Market Street Presbyterian Church, 1100 W. Market St. Colorful tartans, bagpipes and drums will announce the blessing and rededication of families. All are welcome to the ceremony. Those of Scottish heritage who know their clan name may register that clan by calling 419-229-9040.

Award-winning pianist coming to Shawnee Alliance

LIMA – David Nevue, an award-winning pianist, composer and storyteller, will be performing at 10:15 a.m. Sunday at Shawnee Alliance Church, 4455 Shawnee Road. Nevue shares the stories behind his piano composition as he performs. For details, call 419-991-6546.

The Rev. Earnest Stephens Jr. special service planned

LIMA — A service, sponsored by the Lima Black Minister’s Alliance, celebrating the Rev. Earnest Stephens Jr. retirement from pastoring at Fourth Street Baptist Church will be held at 4 p.m. May 1 at Second Baptist Church, 520 W. Spring St. The Rev. Dr. B. Lamont Monford will be preaching at the service. Stephens served at Fourth Street Baptist Church for 35 years.

Book fair scheduled at First UMC Preschool

VAN WERT — There will be a book fair from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today and Friday at First United Methodist Preschool, 113 W. Central Ave. For details, call 419-238-0631.

Life Tree Café program topic announced

VAN WERT — The program, “Is the Devil Real: An Exorcist Tells All,” featuring people who claim to have had encounters with demons will be presented at 7 p.m. April 28 at Lifetree Café in the Bachwell Center for Music and Dance, 116 N. Washington St. For details, call 419-238-0631.

Carman coming to Van Wert’s Trinity Friends

VAN WERT — The award-winning singer Carman will be performing his S.A.V.E.D. 100 Percent Tour at 7 p.m. April 29 at Trinity Friends Church, 605 N. Franklin St. Tickets are $10 to $25, depending on seating. VIP tickets are available for $100. For tickets call 800-965-9324 or visit For details, call 419-238-2788.

Free fellowship meal planned at Vaughnsville church

VAUGHNSVILLE — There will be a free fellowship meal from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday at Vaughnsville Community Church, 153 W. Findlay St. For details, call 419-646-3379.

By Rosanne Bowman

For The Lima News

Rosanne Bowman is a freelance writer and editor who is a regular contributor to The Lima News. Share your upcoming events with her at [email protected]

Rosanne Bowman is a freelance writer and editor who is a regular contributor to The Lima News. Share your upcoming events with her at [email protected]

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