ANTHONY WAYNE FIRST CHURCH OF GOD, 6012 South Bend Drive, will hold a fall festival with live music, games and activities 2-5 p.m. Oct. 19.
BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 8405 Lima Road, will celebrate its 170th anniversary Sunday with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship service with Pastor Wes Brookshire at 10:30 a.m. and a potluck afterward. Later that afternoon, an old-time 1843 Christian revival takes place, weather permitting, at 4:30 p.m. and ice cream will be served.
CONCORDIA THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, 6600 N. Clinton St., will hold “A Time for Everything,” the seminary's fall confirmation retreat, takes place Oct. 4-6; cost is $110; email Retreats@ctsfw.edu or call 452-2204 to register. A prayerfully consider campus visit takes place Oct. 10-12; visit www.ctsfw.edu/PCV, email Admission@ctsfw.edu or call 1-800-481-2155 for more information. The Christ Academy/Phoebe Academy College takes place Oct. 17-20; visit www.ctsfw.edu/CAC to register. “In the World for Good” urban ministry conference takes place Oct. 21-23; the Rev. John A. Nunes will speak; $85; registration: www.ctsfw.edu/Urban-Ministry-Conference by Oct. 11. The Rev. John Pless has authored “Mercy at Life's End: A Guide for Laity and Their Pastors,” published by the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod's Life Ministries and available for free download at www.lcms.org/life.
EPWORTH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 105 W. 8th St., Matthews, will have Wilburn & Wilburn perform in concert at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 22; donations accepted.
HUNTINGTON UNIVERSITY, Habecker Dining Commons, Huntington, will have the Center for Non-Western Studies host a performance by Tibetan monks of the Tashi Kyil Monastery at 7 p.m. Sept. 20. The cultural presentation consists of Tibetan music, dances, interpretive literature and debate in an effort to educate the public about the culture and religion of Tibet and to raise funds for the monastery.
LUTHERAN WOMEN”S MISSIONARY LEAGUE will hold an East Zone rally 9-11:30 a.m. Oct. 5 at Martini Lutheran Church, 333 Moeller Road, New Haven. $6 includes breakfast. Registration: Elaine Nahrwold at 632-4107 by Sept. 30. Guest speaker is Ellen Mann from Ethiopian Missions. Rally theme is “Lord of the Harvest.”
NEW HAVEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 630 Lincoln Highway E., New Haven, will hold the GriefShare support group at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, through Oct. 29. Information: Margie Williams at 749-9907 or the church at 749-9565.
PLYMOUTH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, 501 W. Berry St., will hold a Creation Care Leadership workshop to promote stewardship of God's creation 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sept. 28. Information: 485-9862 or 241-5613.
ST. JOHN MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 2421 S. Hanna St., will hold a women's day celebration at 10:15 a.m. Sept. 22. Sarah Phillips will speak.
ST. JOSEPH HESSEN CASSEL CHURCH, 11337 U.S. 27 S., will have a fall festival Sept. 28. Games and activities during the day, and Junk Yard Band will play 8-11 p.m.
ST. JOSEPH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 6004 Reed Road, will celebrate its 150th anniversary in September with concerts during its 5:30 p.m. Saturday worship services: Heartland Chamber Chorale, Saturday; elle/The Remnant, Sept. 21; Fort Wayne Children's Choir, Sept. 28.
ST. MICHAEL'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 100 Antwerp Drive, Hicksville, Ohio, will hold Octoberfest 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 6.
SHEPHERD OF THE CITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1301 S. Anthony Blvd., will celebrate its 43rd anniversary with divine worship at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 29, with a complimentary fellowship meal afterward. Reservations are helpful but not required: 422-3790.
TRINITY ENGLISH LUTHERAN CHURCH, 405 W. Wayne St., will hold Fridays in September concerts 12:10-12:40 p.m.; a $2 lunch follows each concert in Wagenhals Hall. Jaenicke Consort Woodwind Quintet performs today; Jennifer Wenzel performs Sept. 20; Trinity Recorder Consort performs Sept. 27.
UNIVERSITY OF SAINT FRANCIS' Just Peace organization will join the Peace and Justice Commission of Fort Wayne and Allen County, members of the Plymouth Congregational Church Peace and Justice Committee and Beacon Heights Church of the Brethren in hosting an interfaith multicultural event at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 21 at the Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza.
ZION EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, FRIEDHEIM, Decatur, will have the Purdue Varsity Glee Club perform special music during the 9 a.m. Sunday worship service. The group will perform a benefit concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at Bellmont High School's Erekson Theater, Decatur. $15 reserved and $10 general admission tickets. Ticket forms available at purdue.edu/pmo via the September 2013 calendar page with checks made payable to AMO Consulting Inc., C/O Dawn Buuck, 9841 N. 100E, Decatur. Information: Dawn Buuck at 1-260-724-7952 or email purdueshowdecatur@ gmail.com. Proceeds benefit the church and the school's theater fund.