Church Briefs: 10-23

Bishop honors church renovations Saturday
In celebration of the renovations at St. Thomas More University Parish, Bishop Leonard Blair of the
Diocese of Toledo will take part in a special Mass at 5 p.m. on Saturday for the grand opening of the
new chapel.
The parish has been busy renovating the church with a baptismal fount, building a private confessional,
reconstructing the altar and moving the tabernacle inside the main body of the church. These are the
first updates and renovations done to the St. Thomas More church since 1997 and Blair will be at St.
Thomas More to celebrate the renovations. These renovations came after St. Thomas More University Parish
celebrated the 50th parish anniversary in October of 2008.
"This Mass will mark an important milestone for St. Thomas More as our ministry and parish continue
to grow. These renovations are a testament to the thriving Catholic community at BGSU," said Fr.
Michael Dandurand, the pastor at St. Thomas More Parish.
Homecoming celebration
RUDOLPH – Phillippian United Methodist Church, located at the corner of Liberty Hi and Bays Roads will be
observing its "133rd Homecoming" on Sunday. The worship service will be held at 8:30 a.m. with
Sunday School at 9:30 a.m.
There will be special music by Steve Fausnaugh and Abby Paskvan.
In addition a potluck carry-in dinner will be held at noon.
The public is welcome to attend any or all of the events.
Weston church holds free fall festival
WESTON – There will be a free "Fall Fest" at the Weston Church of Christ, 13355 Center St. on
Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m.
There will be carnival games, bouncies, pumpkin painting, cake walk and a chili cook-off. The chili
judging will be at 6 p.m. and people are invited to bring their special chili.
The event is free and open to the public.
Pumpkin is focus
First Presbyterian Church in Bowling Green will hold its Harvest Potluck following the worship service on
this "Pumpkin Sunday."
The public is invited to attend the potluck which will feature lots of dishes that contain pumpkin and
harvest-like food.
As it is also the Sunday before Halloween, children of all ages are invited to wear costumes to church.

During the church’s Primetime on Wednesday at 6 p.m., the church will have a dinner provided by the
pastors and another couple. Following dinner there will be "ghostly stories" told by Mike
McMaster, director from the Wood County Historical Association.