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Pathways: Religious news

Friday, March 14, 2014 - 7:57 am

ANTHONY WAYNE FIRST CHURCH OF GOD, 6012 South Bend Drive, will have Terry Caffey share his story of forgiveness at 9 a.m. Sunday. He will speak about how his daughter's boyfriend and accomplice shot and killed his wife and two sons while they slept and shot Caffey 12 times and left him for dead. An Easter egg hunt for ages 3 through Grade 5 takes place 2-4 p.m. April 12.

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, 5401 St. Joe Road, will hold a relief society meeting for women ages 18 and older 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. The annual General Women's Conference is March 29, with refreshments and fellowship at 7 p.m. and satellite broadcast at 8 p.m. The conference also is available at www.byutv.org.

CONCORDIA THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, 6600 N. Clinton St., will hold Lenten choral vespers, “Man of Sorrows,” at 4 p.m. March 30 in Kramer Chapel.

EPWORTH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 105 W. 8th St., Matthews, will have a magical mystery night with dinner, magic, puppets and storytelling 5-7 p.m. April 5; free admission. Soul'd Out Quartet will perform in concert at 6 p.m. April 12; donations accepted. The annual chicken noodle dinner will be served 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. April 13; donations accepted.

FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD, 1400 W. Washington Center Road, will present “The Savior” at 7:30 p.m. April 11-12 and at 6 p.m. April 13. Tickets are $10 advance, $12 at the door, $8 each in groups of 20 or more (two free tickets with each group order). 490-8585.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 6600 Trier Road, is accepting fall semester registrations for its preschool. Call the preschool at 485-2192 or the church at 485-1646 for more information or for a tour of the facilities.

FIRST MENNONITE CHURCH, 566 W. Main St., Berne, will hold rehearsals for anyone wishing to join the Mennonite Choral Society at 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Spring Oratorio is “Elijah.” Practices continue weekly through April 29. Dress rehearsal is May 3, and performance is 7 p.m. May 4.

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 300 W. Wayne St., will begin a five-week “Caring for Creation” Lenten series at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, through April 9, with the Rev. Jeff Lehn speaking on “A Theological Perspective on Earth Care: Why it Matters.” A Sustainable Supper, catered by Splendid Fare, is at 5:30 p.m. Saturday for $6.50; reservations required for supper at 426-7421.

FOREST PARK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 2100 Kentucky Ave., will have the Otterbein University Concert Choir perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Free admission.

GOOD SHEPHERD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 4700 Vance Ave., will present The Northmen's 25th anniversary concert at 6 p.m. Saturday. Free admission.

INDIANA CENTER FOR MIDDLE EAST PEACE will have Brian McLaren, author, activist and speaker within the ecumenical, progressive and innovative Christian community, speak about “Israel, Palestine, the Bible, and Peace: How American Christians Can Become Part of the Solution” at 7 p.m. Thursday at Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 W. Berry St. Free admission.

IPFW, Helmke Library, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E., announced the 2014 Muslim Journeys book club meetings 6-8 p.m. March 28 and April 25. “A Quiet Revolution” by Leila Ahmed is the topic March 28, and “The Butterfly Mosque” by G. Willow Wilson is the topic April 25. Free and open to the public.

IPFW, Walb Student Union, Rooms 222-226, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E., will hold a panel discussion, “Cross-Cultural Ministry in the 21st Century,” noon-1:15 p.m. Thursday. Free admission.

LIGHTHOUSE DELIVERANCE CATHEDRAL, 1413 S. Hanna St., will have a food and clothing giveaway 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall.

MEMORIAL COLISEUM, 4000 Parnell Ave., will host Bible teacher and best-selling author Beth Moore in “Living Proof Live” 9:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Sept. 13. General admission tickets are available for $59 by May 13 and $69 afterward. Tickets available at 1-800-254-2022 or www.lifeway.com/livingproof.

NEW HAVEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 630 Lincoln Highway E., New Haven, will hold the GriefShare support group at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Information: Margie Williams at 749-9907 or the church at 749-9565.

ST. MICHAEL EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2131 Getz Road, will hold Palm Sunday services at 8 and 10:45 a.m. April 13, with an Easter egg hunt at noon. Maundy Thursday service is at 7 p.m. April 17. Good Friday services are at 1 and 7 p.m. April 18. Easter services are at 7, 9, 9:09 (in Luther Hall) and 11 a.m. April 20.

TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 611 W. Berry St., will hold Midweek Lenten services at 6 p.m. Wednesdays, through April 9, followed by a brown bag dinner and Lenten study.

TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1636 St. Mary's Ave., will have Midweek Lenten services at 7 p.m. Wednesdays and 9:30 a.m. Fridays, through April 11. Maundy Thursday service will be at 7 p.m. April 17. Good Friday service will be at 7:30 p.m. April 18. Holy Saturday service will be at 5 p.m. April 19. Easter Sunrise service will be at 7 a.m., with Easter Festival service at 10 a.m. A continental breakfast will be available between services. For those unable to attend services, the following broadcast schedule will apply on Comcast Channel 55 and FiOS Channel 25: Maundy Thursday, 6 p.m. April 17 and 10 a.m. April 18; Good Friday, 6 p.m. April 18 and 10 a.m. April 19; Holy Saturday, 4 p.m. April 19 and 8 a.m. April 20. For information, call 422-7931, Opt. 1, Ext. 100.

VICTORY NOLL CENTER, 1900 W. Park Drive, Huntington, will participate in Bread for the World Offering of Letters 2014 campaign, which encourages people to write letters to lawmakers to support federal programs that help hungry and poor people, and the center is open to help write letters 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday. Way of the Desert-directed retreats that focus on silence, solitude and prayer are offered March 23-26 and March 27-30. Cost is $295 single occupancy. Registration: 1-260-356-0628, Ext. 174, or email victorynoll center@olvm.org. “We are One Body: Nourishment as Relationship” takes place 6:30-9 p.m. April 25; $20 a person or $35 a couple for dinner and dialogue; registration at www.olvm.org/ vncenter by April 18. A foundation has been established to extend the mission of the Victory Noll Sisters and is accepting grant applications geared toward effecting systemic change. Download forms at www.olvm.org/jjs foundation.

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