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Faith briefs: Easter services listed

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 12:01 am

ABUNDANT LIFE CHURCH, 3301 Coliseum Blvd. E., will present “Messiah” at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Tickets: www.abundantlifecares.com or 432-0014.

ASSOCIATED CHURCHES will hold its annual celebration 5:30-6:45 p.m. April 18 at Courtyard Marriott Downtown, 1150 S. Harrison St. Reservations: 422-3528, Ext. 105.

CALVARY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 6301 Winchester Road, will have these Holy Week services: Maundy Thursday at 7 p.m. with Tenebrae Service with Communion; Good Friday Service at 7 p.m.; Easter Sunrise at 7:15 a.m. followed by breakfast; Easter Morning worship at 9:30 a.m.

CENTER FOR CONGREGATIONS will explore “Ministry for the 21st Century Child” 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 25 at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 14318 Lima Road. $30 a person, or $25 a person for congregational groups of three or more. Registration: www.centerforcongregations.org.

COME AS YOU ARE COMMUNITY CHURCH, 7910 S. Anthony Blvd., will host Leading While Bleeding 2013, “Rising From the Dust,” 6-8 p.m. April 16-18 and at 10 a.m. April 21. Each night opens with concerns for our community in a forum setting, unity in worship, and followed by dynamic speakers bringing knowledge, understanding, and wisdom regarding these issues.

CONCORDIA THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, 6600 N. Clinton St., will have Easter Choral Evening Prayer at 4 p.m. April 7 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 1126 Barr St. Seminary Guild meets at 1 p.m. April 9 in Luther Hall.

FOREST PARK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 2100 Kentucky Ave., will hold Holy Thursday service is at 7 p.m. Good Friday service takes place at noon at Crescent Avenue United Methodist Church, 1232 Crescent Ave. Easter service with music by the Sanctuary Choir and Carillon Bell Choir is at 10:15 a.m.

FORT WAYNE METAPHYSICAL CHAPEL, 2013 Spring St., will hold spring classes at 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Cost is $3 per class. Topics include “The Art of Meditation Practice,” “The Chemistry of Thought” (continuation) and “Healing Techniques.”

GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 10010 Aurora Place, will hold “A Mosaic of Faith” series at 7 p.m. Tuesday and April 9 and April 16. Sessions exploring Buddhism will be led by Michael Spath, professor of comparative religions. Child care is provided.

GRACE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 1811 Fairhill Road, will celebrate Holy Humor Sunday at 10:30 a.m. April 7. Wear a funny hat. An Easter egg hunt for all ages takes place 10 a.m.-noon Saturday.

GREATER MOUNT ARARAT BAPTIST CHURCH, 2111 Edsall Ave., will hold a community Good Friday service at noon Friday. Pastor Glenday Griffen and evangelist Sylvarena Funderburke.

GREATER PROGRESSIVE BAPTIST CHURCH, 2215 John St., will hold a “By Him 4 Him Youth Revival” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 3 and 4 for grades 6-12. Free dinner served 4:30-5:45 p.m. each evening.

LIFETREE CAFÉ, Ossian Presbyterian Church, 123 S. Jefferson St., Ossian, will discuss “What People Really Think of Christians and Why” 6-7 p.m. April 7.

LUTHERAN WOMEN'S MISSIONARY LEAGUE will hold a tri-zone rally with Fort Wayne East, North and South zones 8:30-11:30 a.m. April 13 at Faith Lutheran Church, 9251 Indiana 205, Churubusco. Fee is $6, includes continental breakfast. Registration: Mary Zelt at 627-2228 by April 7.

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER community event takes place noon-1 p.m. May 2 at Grand Wayne Convention Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd.

NEW HAVEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 630 Lincoln Highway E., New Haven, GriefShare video seminars and support group, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, through April 30, in the parlor. Each session is self-contained so participants do not have to attend in sequence. Information: Contact Margie Williams at 749-9907 or the church office at 749-9565.

NORTH HIGHLANDS CHURCH OF CHRIST, 1414 Archer Ave., will host an Easter egg hunt for ages 2-10 at 10 a.m. Saturday at Hamilton Park. Preschoolers must be accompanied by an adult.

PRAYERS FOR THE CITY — A CELEBRATION OF ONE COMMUNITY, MANY FAITHS takes place 4-5:30 p.m. May 5 at the USF Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry St. Baha'i, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism, Islam, Sikhism and Unitarian Universalism prayers, songs, dances and readings will be featured during the free community service. A reception takes place afterward and attendees are asked to bring a nonperishable food item for Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana and Associated Churches of Fort Wayne and Allen County.

PRINCE OF PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH, 12640 St. Joe Road, will hold Maundy Thursday service at 7 p.m. Good Friday services are noon-3 p.m., and includes a viewing of “The Passion of the Christ,” and at 7 p.m. Easter Sonrise service is at 7 a.m.

ST. ALBAN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 7308 St. Joe Rd., will observe the Holy Eucharist at 7 p.m. today. Maundy Thursday, Holy Eucharist with Foot Washing is at 7 p.m., followed by an all night vigil. Holy Friday services are at 9 a.m. and at 6 p.m. Easter Sunrise service is at 6:30 a.m. with Rite II service at 10:15 a.m.

ST. MICHAEL EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2131 Getz Road, will hold a Stephen Ministry workshop 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 27, with registration at 8 a.m. Cost is $15 per person, or $50 per congregation for four or more people. Registration: www.stephenministry.org/workshop by April 20.

TRINITY ENGLISH LUTHERAN CHURCH, 405 W. Wayne St., will hold Maundy Thursday service at 12:50 and 7 p.m., with a light lunch after the 12:05 p.m. service for a $2 donation. Good Friday services include a liturgy of Good Friday with sign of the cross at 12:05 p.m., service of healing at 1:30 p.m. and a tenebrae service at 7 p.m. Easter vigil worship service is at 7 p.m. Saturday. Easter searvices are at 7:30, 9 and 11 a.m., with an Easter breakfast served 6:30-11 a.m.

TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1636 St. Marys Ave., will have Maundy Thursday service at 7 p.m. Good Friday service will be 7:30 p.m. Holy Saturday Vigil will be 5 p.m. Saturday. Easter Sunrise Service will be 7 a.m. with Easter Festival Service at 10 a.m. 422-7931, Opt. 1, Ext. 100.

UNIVERSITY OF SAINT FRANCIS, North Campus auditorium, 2702 Spring St., will host “(Un)bound: God's Call and the Freedom to Be Yourself,” a lecture for high school and college students at 2:30 p.m. April 10.

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