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Friday, 06 December 2013 09:32
Birthday party for Jesus
RUDOLPH — Rudolph Christian Church will hold a community “Birthday Party for Jesus” on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be carols, food, games, crafts and a visit from Old St. Nick.
The public is invited.

Bazaar opens today
“Homemade From the Heart,” the third annual church bazaar at Village View Church of Christ, 801 W. Poe Road, is open today and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.
The bazaar will featured homemade crafts, baked and canned goods, candy and snacks. Lunch will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., featuring a choice of several soups, sloppy Joes, hot dogs or coney dogs, beverage and dessert for $5. Beverages will also be sold.

Advent and auction
DOWLING — Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Carter Road, will hold an “Advent Gathering and Silent Auction” Sunday at 5:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. The public is invited.

Advent ‘Lessons and Carols’
A meaningful Christmas experience is on the calendar for next Friday at 6 p.m.
The choir of First Presbyterian Church and musicians from the Bowling Green State University College of Musical Arts present a program of beloved scripture accompanied by choral and instrumental music.
It will be held at the church, 126 South Church St., Bowling Green.
Organizers say this will be an early Christmas present for those who attend.
A light supper for the musicians and event attendees will be served after the program. Please make your reservation for the meal by contacting the church office at 419.352.5176 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , by noon on Tuesday.

Cookie sale set
ROSSFORD — St. George Orthodox Cathedral, 738 Glenwood Road, Rossford, will hold its 10th annual “Holiday Cookie Sale” on Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. and organizers will begin handing out pastry line numbers. However, they stress, the event will not begin until 10 a.m.
Touted for those with no time to bake, the sale will provide homemade cookies for you including a variety of holiday cookies, kolachi (in apricot raspberry, nut, poppyseed and prune), tiropata (cheese triangles) along with other specialty items, books and gifts.
Cookies are purchased by the pound to serve all one’s holiday needs.

An evening of preparation
NEW ROCHESTER — St. Paul Lutheran Church, New Rochester, has scheduled what they refer to as a “special event” on Dec. 15.
Those attending will be celebrating a time of preparation with “Potluck, Puppets and Preparation.”
The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with a potluck in the basement prior to the program with the Upward Way Puppet Ministry Team at 7:30 p.m.

Bazaar slated
At First United Methodist Church, in Bowling Green, a bazaar will be held before and after the Black Swamp Players’ production of the “Best Christmas Pageant Ever” Dec. 12,-14.
The bazaar will feature home-baked goods, Christmas decorations, and crafts. All money will go towards mission projects. The production is being staged at the church’s facilities.

Soup and salad lunch offered
The congregation of Hope Lutheran Church, 13507 Cloverdale Road, will host a soup and salad luncheon in the fellowship hall Sunday from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donations will benefit the Lutheran Indian Ministries and the Salvation Army. The menu includes chili and corn chowder, chicken and sausage sandwiches, along with a variety of salads and desserts.

‘Blue Christmas’ program
WATERVILLE — First Presbyterian Church, 611 Farnsworth Road, Waterville, will hold a Blue Christmas worship service on Dec. 15 at 7 p.m.
Christmas is such a significant holiday, but for those who are going through their first Christmas without a loved one, or having experienced a significant loss (such as job or income), the thought of being surrounded by the joy and exuberance of happy people is hard.
A Blue Christmas service allows people to worship God and mark the birth of Christ, who has come to redeem us from all that destroys life, in a way that honors the suffering they are experiencing.
For more information (419) 878-2806 or visit

Festival of lessons and carols offered
MAUMEE — St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 112 E. Wayne St., Maumee will showcase its “Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols” on Sunday at 3 p.m.
It is billed as the Christmas story retold through scripture and song.
Canned goods and blankets to benefit the Western Avenue Family Center are requested for admission.
Refreshments will be served after the concert. A nursery is provided.

Early Christmas deadline
As per our tradition, the Christmas services will be published in our Holiday Greeting special edition which will be published on Dec. 18. In order for your listing to be included it needs to be submitted by Thursday.
Please advise your church of this early deadline. Details of the services for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day should be sent by email to Bill Ryan at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .