Senior Expo set for Terra PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 23 May 2014 08:31
FREMONT - Terra State Community College is hosting its first Life Scholars Expo - Pathways to a Better Life on June 3.
This free event will feature speakers and displays from area vendors. It will be held in the Neeley Conference and Hospitality Center on Terra State's campus, 2830 Napoleon Road, Fremont.
Keynote speaker is Diana Waugh, Certified Dementia Consultant with Waugh Consulting. Her presentation is titled, "I'm Still in Here … Come Find Me - My Todays are a Blur, but My Yesterdays are My Strength."
Other speakers include:
• Darren Horrigan, RN and Nurse Administrator for Nursing Resources - "Home Health Care"
• Vicki Meade, RN and Director of Hospice of Memorial Hospital - "Hospice: Care Beyond Cure"
Changes abound at St. John XXIII PDF Print E-mail
Written by BILL RYAN, Sentinel Religion Editor   
Friday, 23 May 2014 08:09
PERRYSBURG - It has been a very busy and hectic time recently at Saint John XXIII Catholic Community. With the canonization of the patron of the parish, Pope John XXIII, by Pope Francis on April 27, the church changed its name from Blessed John XXIII. Also, the parish last weekend held its "Commitment Weekend" for the capital campaign to construct a church building.
The current building at 24250 Dixie Highway (Ohio Route 25) south of the city serves many purposes including liturgies, but is not an actual church.
The parish is the newest parish in the Catholic Diocese of Toledo beginning its existence in July 2005. After initially meeting at Perrysburg High School as well as using other churches, the parish opened its Parish Life Center in November, 2008.
In under 10 years, the parish has grown its membership to more than 1,100 families and the multi-purpose hall is not big enough for Masses and all the other activities of the parish. Because the burgeoning parish has outgrown that facility it is now looking to construct an actual church building.
The planned church will be connected to the present facility and will include additional classroom, meeting and office spaces along with a gathering atrium space.
"Since 2005 we have been building a church community, and now it's time to build an actual church building," said Father Herb Weber, the parish's pastor.
Small office provides big services PDF Print E-mail
Written by BILL RYAN, Sentinel Staff Writer   
Friday, 23 May 2014 08:08
Say the word "Wam" (Wham) and it can conjure up countless images depending on to whom you are talking. From a village in Pakistan to a 1980s British pop music duo. From a noise like a thud to endless acronyms for various organizations near and far.
Locally WAM stands for a dedicated group of volunteers from area churches who comprise the Wood (County) Area Ministries. The collaborative organization is financially supported by several churches with a goal to serve the needs of people throughout Wood County and beyond.
As previously published, WAM recently completed what has now become an annual event called "Feed the 5,000." This year a dozen or more churches gathered food staples during the Lenten season to help feed hungry residents through various food pantries.
WAM coordinates its efforts with other church and civic groups in the county, including Perrysburg Christians United, which holds a similar food drive each year.
Beyond the annual food drive, WAM seeks to assist people in a variety of ways.
"We focus on meeting people's basic human needs," Erin Hachtel, former chairman of WAM added.
While WAM is based in Bowling Green, they serve anyone living in the area as well as transients as they pass through.
Jo Tutolo, the volunteer coordinator with WAM, says their organization thrives on its connections with service agencies and those they serve.
"The more we can communicate with others, the better," Tutolo said.
Baptist church offers answers PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 23 May 2014 08:09
LEMOYNE - On May 25, Lemoyne Baptist Church, 25020 Bradner Road will host Robert Gillespie, an adjunct speaker for Answers in Genesis for its "Free Answers Conference."
Organizers note that "dangerous ideas threaten" families and suggest the way to protect the family is through biblical answers.
Answers Outreach is designed to prepare Christians "to defend and share their faith with boldness and confidence."
Gillespie attended Cedarville University and achieved his earned his Master of Ministries degree at Baptist Bible Seminary. He and his wife, Lois, taught in Christian schools for 14 years and then served two terms at Christian schools in West Africa.
There will be four sessions, two in the morning and two more in the evening. They will be held per the following schedule:
• 9:30 a.m. - Genesis and Science: Can Both Be True?
Former church secretary to be ordained June 1 PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 23 May 2014 08:08
Denise Russell Head Shot
Denise Russell
PERRYSBURG - As Christians around the world celebrate Ascension on June 1, Denise Russell has an additional reason to celebrate.
She will become a Lutheran pastor and the spiritual leader of All Saints Lutheran in Heartland, MI on that day. Her ordination will be held at Zoar Lutheran Church in Perrysburg, where she previously served as a secretary.
At the 3 p.m. service on June 1, Russell will stand among pastors of Northwest Ohio, Lutheran bishops, choirs, a brass ensemble and members of the four congregations where she worked during her seminary training - and be ordained.
Rev. Dr. Donald Kreiss, bishop of the Southeast Michigan Synod; Rev. Dr. Tim Philabaum and Pastor Ann Marshall of Zoar Lutheran Church, will preside at her ordination.
The music for the service includes the Zoar Brass ensemble along with Monica Benolkin, violin; Tom Ritter, bass; Rob Desmond, percussion and Kate Philabaum, organ.
Russell entered seminary as a second-career student, having previously worked as a secretary at the host church and also previously worked in a corporate grocery as a retail price specialist.
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