Church Briefs: (3-7-14) PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 07 March 2014 09:33
Family movies offered
PERRYSBURG - Organizers at each CedarCreek Church location Sunday will be offering family movie events ""FX- style" on Sunday from 4-6 p.m. CedarVille (the church's weekend ministry for fifth graders and younger) will host this Family Experience (FX) including a large program with music and engaging teaching, followed by activities (a popcorn bar, CedarVille rooms for play and Despicable Me 2 in the auditorium). The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Sara at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Pancakes served
GRAND RAPIDS - On Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m. New Life Community Wesleyan Church will host an "all you can eat pancake breakfast." The church is located at the corner of Woodburn Avenue and Second Street in Grand Rapids.
The cost for the breakfast is any donation.

Lenten series begins Sunday
PEMBERVILLE - SonFire by the River will kick off a lenten series on Sunday. The focus this year is "Do Something" and each week the congregation will be picking a different organization to help. This coming week, the focus will be on Feeding America and the church will thus be having a food drive to donate to the local food bank.
Local radio show to air live from Israel, the Holy Land PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 07 March 2014 09:29
On March 15, Rick and Jackie Metz will broadcast their weekly radio show, "A Firm Foundation," live from the Olive Tree Hotel in Jerusalem, Israel.
The couple are traveling to Israel as part of the an educational study group to retrace the steps of Jesus during his ministry on Earth.
Scheduled to appear on the program, Dr. Michael Segal Department of Bible and Hebrew Study Project, Hebrew University, and Dr. Aren Maeir Department of Archeology, Bar-llan University,
Dr. Maeir is in charge of an excavation in the ancient city of Gath, Goliath's home town.
This program can be heard live on AM1470 WLQR, streamed live at: or I-Heart Radio, 9 to 11 a.m. Saturdays.
Church Events: (3-7-14) PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 07 March 2014 09:28
Guest speaker Dave Hoose will be speaking about the Gideons Ministry on Sunday at Bowling Green Alliance Church.

Rev. Howard Mayne's sermon Sunday at Cloverdale United Methodist Church will be "Whose Son is the Christ?"

Rev. Brent Pomeroy's sermon Sunday at First Christian Church will be "Knowing Where You Stand."

Rev. Mary Jane Saunders' sermon Sunday at First Presbyterian Church will be "No Longer Strangers." The church will celebrate the gifts of women during the worship featuring an all women's choir. Classes on a book will follow the worship. See Briefs for details.

Pastor Chris Walter's sermon Sunday at First United Methodist Church will be "Father, Forgive Them."

The program Sunday at Maumee Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation will be "Our Common Threads," by Rev. Lynn Kerr.

Pastor Denny Maurer's theme for this weekend's services at St. Mark's Lutheran Church will be "Packing for the Journey."
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Video conference slated at Bowling Green Church of the Nazarene PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 07 March 2014 09:29
"Life in Christ - Good to the Last Drop" is the theme of this year's women's video conference, hosted by Bowling Green Church of the Nazarene on March 21-22.
In this unique format, three different videos by well-known Christian women speakers are presented simultaneously in separate rooms and attendees get to choose which ones to watch.
Hour long and half hour long videos will be shown Friday night and repeated on Saturday.
Speakers include Lysa Terkeurst, Patsy Clairmont, Angela Thomas, and others.
The first day includes dinner and there will be a continental breakfast and lunch the next day. Hours are: March 21, 6-9:30 p.m. (optional coffee house from 9:30-10:30 p.m. and March 22, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is $20 for both days and $10 for one day.
A silent auction will also be part of the conference. Women are encouraged to bring nicely used or new items to donate.
For ticket information call Nancy Grimm at 419-250-7067. Deadline for registering is March 19.
Mural survives under layers of paint PDF Print E-mail
Written by BILL RYAN, Sentinel Religion Editor   
Friday, 28 February 2014 10:12
Artist Neela Wickremesinghe working on restoring art work at St. Al's. (Photo: J.D. Pooley/Sentinel-Tribune)
When getting to know someone, what's under the surface can be far more interesting and beautiful than the facade they show. And so it is with the walls and ceiling at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Bowling Green.
The church, through a team of restoration artists, is stripping away five layers of paint to reveal the original mural in the sanctuary from when the church was built in 1924. This is one part of a larger renovation and improvement project. CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO
The season of Lent is beginning for many Christian churches, which is also a time when people of faith dare to strip away surface obstacles to become closer to their underlying faith. Thus, this is also an appropriate time for the restoration,
The original artist was Felix Lieftuchter, the same man who created the noted murals in Holy Rosary Cathedral in Toledo.
"He is considered a significant artist," said Father Mark Davis, pastor of the church.
He explained the mural, done much in the style of a fresco, was painted over around 1968. The pastor said they are not sure for all the reasons but cited the possibility of the inability at the time to restore some damaged areas of the mural, as well as the era in post-Vatican II, when there was an emphasis more on the altar and simplicity within the church.
"Those are just two of our guesses in this mystery," Davis said.
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