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Pathways: Lent events, Muslim Journeys book club, more

Friday, March 7, 2014 - 12:01 am

ANTHONY WAYNE FIRST CHURCH OF GOD, 6012 South Bend Drive, will have Terry Caffey share his story of forgiveness at 9 a.m. March 16. He will speak about how his daughter's boyfriend and accomplice shot and killed his wife and two sons while they slept and shot Caffey 12 times and left him for dead.

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, 5401 St. Joe Road, will hold a relief society meeting for women ages 18 and older 10 a.m.-1 p.m. March 15.

CONCORDIA THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, 6600 N. Clinton St., will hold Lenten choral vespers at 4 p.m. March 30 in Kramer Chapel. A prayerfully consider visit takes place March 20-22; or call 481-2155. Arthur A. Just Jr., professor of exegetical theology, was named director of Spanish-Speaking Pastoral Formation at the seminary.

EPWORTH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 105 W. 8th St., Matthews, will have Taylor University Theatre Touring Company present “Though the Earth Give Way” at 7 p.m. Sunday, with an appetizer and dessert reception afterward. Soul'd Out Quartet will perform in concert at 6 p.m. April 12; donations accepted. The annual chicken noodle dinner will be served 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. April 13; donations accepted.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 6600 Trier Road, is accepting fall semester registrations for its preschool. Call the preschool at 485-2192 or the church at 485-1646 for more information or for a tour of the facilities.

FIRST MENNONITE CHURCH, 566 W. Main St., Berne, will hold rehearsals for anyone wishing to join the Mennonite Choral Society at 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Spring Oratorio is “Elijah.” Practices continue weekly through April 29. Dress rehearsal is May 3, and performance takes place at 7 p.m. May 4.

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 300 W. Wayne St., will begin a five-week “Caring for Creation” Lenten series at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, through April 9, with the Rev. Jeff Lehn speaking on “A Theological Perspective on Earth Care: Why it Matters.” A Sustainable Supper, catered by Splendid Fare, is at 5:30 p.m. March 15 for $6.50; reservations required for supper at 426-7421.

FOREST PARK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 2100 Kentucky Ave., will have the Otterbein University Concert Choir perform at 7 p.m. March 18. Free admission.

GOOD SHEPHERD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 4700 Vance Ave., will present The Northmen's 25th anniversary concert at 6 p.m. March 15. Free admission.

INDIANA CENTER FOR MIDDLE EAST PEACE will have Brian McLaren, author, activist and speaker within the ecumenical, progressive and innovative Christian community, will speak about “Israel, Palestine, the Bible, and Peace: How American Christians Can Become Part of the Solution” at 7 p.m. March 20 at Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 W. Berry St. Free admission.

IPFW, Helmke Library, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E., announced the 2014 Muslim Journeys book club meetings 6-8 p.m. March 28 and April 25. “A Quiet Revolution” by Leila Ahmed is the topic March 28, and “The Butterfly Mosque” by G. Willow Wilson is the topic April 25. Free and open to the public.

MEMORIAL COLISEUM, 4000 Parnell Ave., will host Bible teacher and best-selling author Beth Moore in “Living Proof Live” 9:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Sept. 13. General admission tickets are available for $59 by May 13 and $69 afterward. Tickets available at 1-800-254-2022 or

NEW HAVEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 630 Lincoln Highway E., New Haven, will hold the GriefShare support group at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, through March 18. Information: Margie Williams at 749-9907 or the church at 749-9565.

REDEEMER RADIO will become an FM radio station in exchange for its AM station. The exchange happened because of the recently announced purchase by Adams Radio Group of two commercial radio groups in Fort Wayne. To comply with FCC ownership rules, the Adams Group will exchange WHPP, 106.3-FM, for WLYV, 1450-AM, on which Redeemer Radio currently broadcasts. No cash will be exchanged in the transaction between Adams and Redeemer Radio.

TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 611 W. Berry St., will hold Midweek Lenten services at 6 p.m. Wednesdays, through April 9, followed by a brown bag dinner and Lenten study.

TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1636 St. Mary's Ave., will have Midweek Lenten services at 7 p.m. Wednesdays and 9:30 a.m. Fridays, through April 11. Maundy Thursday service will be at 7 p.m. April 17. Good Friday service will be at 7:30 p.m. April 18. Holy Saturday service will be at 5 p.m. April 19. Easter Sunrise service will be at 7 a.m., with Easter Festival service at 10 a.m. A continental breakfast will be available between services. For those unable to attend services, the following broadcast schedule will apply on Comcast Channel 55 and FiOS Channel 25: Maundy Thursday, 6 p.m. April 17 and 10 a.m. April 18; Good Friday, 6 p.m. April 18 and 10 a.m. April 19; Holy Saturday, 4 p.m. April 19 and 8 a.m. April 20. For information, call 422-7931, Opt. 1, Ext. 100.

UNIVERSITY OF SAINT FRANCIS will host the university's Department of Philosophy and Theology and School of Arts and Sciences “Irene Gut Opdyke: Righteous Among the Nations,” a free public lecture about the Holocaust, at 7 p.m. Thursday in Brookside Ballroom.

VICTORY NOLL CENTER, 1900 W. Park Drive, Huntington, will present “Human Trafficking Through the Eyes of Adolescents: The Intersection of Human Trafficking, Abuse and the Foster Care System” 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. March 21; $20; by March 14. A weekend retreat for female military veterans is March 14-16. Cost is $10; scholarships are available. Registration: 1-260-356-0628, Ext. 174.Bread for the World Offering of Letters 2014 campaign encourages people to write letters to lawmakers to support federal programs that help hungry and poor people, and the center is open to help write letters 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 20. Way of the Desert directed retreats that focus on silence, solitude and prayer are offered March 23-26 and March 27-30. Cost is $295 single occupancy. Registration: 1-260-356-0628, Ext. 174, or email victorynoll “We are One Body: Nourishment as Relationship” takes place 6:30-9 p.m. April 25; $20 a person or $35 a couple for dinner and dialogue; registration at vncenter by April 18. A new foundation has been established to extend the mission of the Victory Noll Sisters and is accepting grant applications geared toward effecting systemic change. Download forms at foundation.

WEBINAR: “The ADA and Religious Institutions” webinar discusses how the Americans with Disabilities Act applies to religious institutions and is offered 2-3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Registration:

ZION EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH FRIEDHAM will have a soup and sandwich dinner 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday at Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School, 11565 N. U.S. 27, Decatur.

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