EMMAUS LUTHERAN CHURCH AND SCHOOL, 8626 Covington Road, received a two-to-one, $5,000 challenge grant from the Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation, which will help the congregation eliminate debt and enhance its effectiveness in discipleship, witnessing and evangelism.
EPWORTH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 105 W. 8th St., Matthews, will have Steve Ladd perform in concert at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 11; donations accepted.
FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST, will hold a talk about overcoming fear of violence, accidents, disasters and disease at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 10 at the Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza. Marie Helm will speak.
FIRST MENNONITE CHURCH, Berne, will hold rehearsals of the Mennonite Choral Society for Handel's “Messiah” at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, through Nov. 27, and includes a dress rehearsal Nov. 30. Performance is at 7 p.m. Dec. 1 and at 3 p.m. Dec. 2.
FIRST WAYNE STREET UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 300 E. Wayne St., will present Wednesdays on Wayne Street. Derek Reeves performs on violin/viola at 12:15 p.m. today. Free admission; $5 lunch available after the concerts.
GOOD SHEPHERD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 4700 Vance Ave., will hold a Taize worship service at 5 p.m. Sunday; enter Door 6. The service will be held in Room 141.HOPE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 6608 Hoagland Road, will hold trunk-n-treat 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31.
LEO UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 13527 Leo Road, Leo-Cedarville, is holding GriefShare sessions each Saturday morning through Dec. 1. This seminar/support group is for any adults who are going through the loneliness of the loss of a loved one. Meetings begin at 10 a.m. and last approximately two hours. To register or for further information phone the church at 627-2161.
LIFETREE CAFÉ, Ossian Presbyterian Church, 123 S. Jefferson St., Ossian, will discuss same-sex marriage 6-7 p.m. Sunday.
MARTINI LUTHERAN CHURCH will have a hog roast 4-6 p.m. Nov. 4 at Central Lutheran School, 1400 Elm St., New Haven. $7 adults advance, $7.50 adults at the door, $4 ages 3-10 advance, $4.50 ages 3-10 at the door, free under age 3. Tickets: Katie at 580-3964.
NEW HAVEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 630 Lincoln Highway E., New Haven, will offer GriefShare, a 13-week class for anyone who has suffered a loss, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, through Dec. 4. GriefShare Surviving the Holidays seminar takes place at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13. Contact Margie Williams at 749-9907 or the church at 749-9565.
REDEEMER RADIO will hold its fall Sharathon through Friday to raise funds to support Catholic radio programming. Redeemer Radio stations, 1450-AM and 89.9-FM, serve the Fort Wayne area, including Auburn, Waterloo and Angola in Indiana, and Bryan, Edgerton, Hicksville and Montpelier in Ohio. Listeners may make contributions at www.RedeemerRadio.com or call 436-9598.
ST. CHARLES BORROMEO CATHOLIC CHURCH, 4916 Trier Road, will have Marilyn Keiser perform an organ concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9.
ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH, HESSEN CASSEL, 11337 U.S. 27 S., will have a chili supper and trunk or treat Saturday. Supper is 5-8 p.m., with trunk or treat 6-8 p.m.
ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1126 S. Barr St., will hold a hymn festival at 7 p.m. Nov. 5.
TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1636 St. Mary's Ave., will have Thanksgiving Eve service at 7 p.m. Nov. 21. There is no Thursday service. Midweek Advent services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Dec. 5-19 and at 9:30 a.m. Fridays, Dec. 7-21. Christmas Eve service will be at 7 p.m. Christmas Day service with Holy Communion will be at 10 a.m. New Year's Eve Service will be at 7 p.m. For information, call 422-7931, Opt. 1, Ext. 100.
UNIVERSAL EDUCATION FOUNDATION will hold an Eid Dinner at 7 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Landmark Conference and Reception Center, 6222 Ellison Road. More than 300 Muslims will commemorate Eid-ul-Adha, which celebrates the end of the Hajj (pilgrimage to Makkah).
VICTORY NOLL CENTER, 1900 W. Park Drive, Huntington, will hold “Group Spiritual Direction” meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, through May 7. Cost is 90. “Our Great Work: A Year-long study of Our Relationship with God, Creation and Each Other” takes place 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturdays, through May 18. Cost is $200. A Harvest of Blessings concert takes place at 8 p.m. Nov. 3. Tickets cost $25 and must be purchased by Saturday. Reservations: 1-260-356-0628, Ext. 174, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WESLEYAN REDEEMER CHURCH, 2127 Nelson St., and The Crossroads Church invite all to join in a prayer gathering for our nation at 7 p.m. today at Wesleyan Redeemer Church.