ANTHONY WAYNE CHURCH OF GOD, 6012 South Bend Drive, will hold a fall festival 2-5 p.m. Saturday.
CONCORDIA THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, 6600 N. Clinton St., will allow college-aged men and women interested in the vocations of pastor or deaconess have a special visit opportunity Oct. 18–21; 1-800-481-2155. Charles Gieschen, academic dean and professor of exegetical theology at Concordia Theological Seminary, has studied material relating to a fragment of Coptic text which has been dubbed the Gospel of Jesus' Wife by Professor Karen King of Harvard Divinity School and offered a brief analysis of its significance, which may be read and downloaded at www.ctsfw.edu/response-to-the-gospel-of-jesus-wife.
CRESCENT AVENUE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 1232 Crescent Ave., will have a Taize meditation and worship service at 5 p.m. Sunday.
THE CROSSROADS CHURCH, 4320 Bass Road, will hold a ladies day retreat, “Your Healthy Temple,” 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Carol Burns and Jenny Mosier will speak., Sue Sprunger will lead worship. $10. Bring a plain-color T-shirt. Reservations: Cindy Duvall at 484-4949.
EPWORTH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 105 W. 8th St., Matthews, will have Ryan Seaton perform in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday; donations accepted.
FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHRISTIAN CENTER, 1400 W. Washington Center Road, will hold special services at 7 p.m. Friday, 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 and 9:45 a.m. Sunday, with evangelist Michael Livengood and the Rev. John Kilpatrick.
FIRST MENNONITE CHURCH, Berne, will hold rehearsals of the Mennonite Choral Society for Handel's “Messiah” at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, through Nov. 27, and includes a dress rehearsal Nov. 30. Performance is at 7 p.m. Dec. 1 and at 3 p.m. Dec. 2.
FIRST WAYNE STREET UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 300 E. Wayne St., will present Wednesdays on Wayne Street. Irene Ator performs on organ at 12:15 p.m. today, Nancy Honeytree performs at 12:15 p.m. Oct. 17 and Derek Reeves performs on violin/viola at 12:15 p.m. Oct. 24. Free admission; $5 lunch available after the concerts.
HOLY CROSS LUTHERAN CHURCH, 3425 Crescent Ave., will hold a mission forum organized by African Immigrants Ministry and the Luthern Church Missouri-Synod Indiana District 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. Presenter is Ruth Van Reken; discussion facilitator is Shelly Habecker.
HOPE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 6608 Hoagland Road, will hold trunk-n-treat 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31.
JESUS SEMINAR ON THE ROAD: “Homosexuality and Marriage in the Bible: The Use and Abuse of Scripture,” is Friday-Saturday at Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 5310 Old Mill Road. $75, $50 each additional family members, $20-$30 individual session. Registration: Westar Institute at 1-877-523-3545 or www.westarinstitute.org.
LEO UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 13527 Leo Road, Leo-Cedarville, is holding GriefShare sessions each Saturday morning through Dec. 1. This seminar/support group is for any adults who are going through the loneliness of the loss of a loved one. Meetings begin at 10 a.m. and last approximately two hours. To register or for further information phone the church at 627-2161.
LIFETREE CAFÉ, New Ground Coffee Co., 5925 N. Clinton St. in Washington Square, will discuss how to improve one's body image at 7 p.m. today.
LIFETREE CAFÉ, Ossian Presbyterian Church, 123 S. Jefferson St., Ossian, will discuss curing health care 6-7 p.m. Sunday.
MARTINI LUTHERAN CHURCH will have a hog roast 4-6 p.m. Nov. 4 at Central Lutheran School, 1400 Elm St., New Haven. $7 adults advance, $7.50 adults at the door, $4 ages 3-10 advance, $4.50 ages 3-10 at the door, free under age 3. Tickets: Katie at 580-3964.
MESSIAH LUTHERAN CHURCH, 7211 Stellhorn Road, will have Amy Robbins-Wilson present an Angel Baby Remembrance concert at 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: 485-8716.
NEW HAVEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 630 Lincoln Highway E., New Haven, will offer GriefShare, a 13-week class for anyone who has suffered a loss, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, through Dec. 4. Contact Margie Williams at 749-9907 or the church at 749-9565.
PIERCETON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 309 S. First St., Pierceton, will hold a harvest home dinner 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 4:30-7 p.m. Saturday.
PROVIDENCE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 2317 Holton Ave., announced the Rev. McKissack Richmond III, assistant pastor at The Power of the Resurrection Baptist Church, Fort Washington, Md., will serve as interim pastor.
ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1126 S. Barr St., will hold a hymn festival at 7 p.m. Nov. 5.
UNITY WORSHIP CENTER, 1223 E. Wayne St., will have a free clothing giveaway and a social 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.
UNIVERSITY OF SAINT FRANCIS, North Campus Auditorium, 2702 Spring St., will present “Vatican II — Then and Now,” with the lecture, “The People of God: Revisiting 'Lumen Gentium,” at 3 p.m. Sunday.
VICTORY NOLL CENTER, 1900 W. Park Drive, Huntington, will hold “Group Spiritual Direction” meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, through May 7. Cost is 90. “Our Great Work: A Year-long study of Our Relationship with God, Creation and Each Other” takes place 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturdays, through May 18. Cost is $200. Reservations: 1-260-356-0628, Ext. 174, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WESLEYAN REDEEMER CHURCH, 2127 Nelson St., and The Crossroads Church invite all to join in a prayer gathering for our nation at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at Wesleyan Redeemer Church.
ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2313 Hanna St., will have Michael Hollman present an organ recital at 3 p.m. Oct. 21. Free admission.