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• Nov 16, 2019 at 8:00 PM

Collins, Hartland Center, United Methodist

Worship at Collins United Methodist Church, 4290 Hartland Center Road, Collins, is at 8 and 11 a.m. Sunday. The 11 o’clock service offers a junior church. You might prefer a more traditional service at West Hartland Road, 1401 Zenobia Road, at 9:30. Pastor Josh Arrington’s message this week is entitled “The Best of Times, The Worst of Times,” with Scripture readings from Isaiah and Luke. Child care is available. Both sites are handicapped-accessible.


First United Methodist

This church values our children and has programs to appeal to all age levels. Kidventure is open to all little ones in fifth grade and younger. They meet every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. for lots of fun, games, stories and fellowship with God.

Pathfinders is the youth group, which is open to all community teens from grades seven through 12. The group will meet at the church at noon Sunday for a trip to Wadsworth Middle School for Project Feed Mission & Outreach. Call the church office for more details. All area children can come and have a wonderful time.


St. Paul Episcopal

This church will celebrate the 23rd Sunday of Pentecost with a service of Holy Eucharist at 10 a.m., with a coffee hour afterward. All are welcome. There will be a special parish meeting after the service and a report from the convention attendees. Sign up for Christmas poinsettias.

The free community meal will be a traditional Thanksgiving meal at 5 p.m. Thursday.

Narcotics Anonymous will meet in Benedict Chapel on Tuesday and Wednesday.


St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran

This church, 243 Benedict Ave., celebrates the Ladies Thankoffering service this week. The chapel will be decorated with gifts from the bounty of the Earth given to us by our Lord.

Services are at 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, with Holy Communion offered at each one. The 10:30 service is broadcast on WLKR 95.3 FM and Facebook Live for those who cannot attend in person.


The Chapel

Operation: Christmas Child has several shoebox collection times: Monday through Friday (3 to 6 p.m.); 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 23; 1 to 5 p.m. Nov. 24; and 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 25.


First Presbyterian

Join this church to finish the series on “Jonah, The Reluctant Prophet: The Mercy of God, revisited.” Nineveh repents, yet Jonah is angry with God. We realize Jonah’s reluctance is because he doesn’t trust God’s grace. The Scripture readings are Deuteronomy 8:11-19 and Jonah 3:10-4:11. Service times are at 8:45 and 10:45 a.m., with Sunday school at 9:30. Everyone is invited to the Thanksgiving meal at 5:30 p.m. Sunday.


Berlin Heights Baptist

BERLIN HEIGHTS — This church, 85 E. Main St., Berlin Heights, welcomes the community to attend the annual harvest dinner that will be served after the 10:30 a.m. worship service Sunday. The food, beverages and tableware will be provided, but anyone wishing to contribute a favorite holiday dish is welcome to do so.

The usual 6 p.m. Sunday service will resume the following week. Nov. 24 has been designated Faith Promise Sunday and missionary Burns will be making a presentation. Faith Promises for 2020 will be collected that day as well. For dinner details and service times and/or additional information, call Pastor Shaun Cotterill at 419-588-2332.


First Baptist

Join this church, 67 E. Main St., for worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Pastor Tara Henderson's sermon is titled “Thankful People” from Psalm 100.

Bible study is at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Narc-Anon at 7 p.m. Tuesday and AL-ANON  at 10 a.m. Thursday. The adult Sunday school series at 9:15 a.m. is from Andy Stanley, “Twisting the Truth.” The live Nativity will be at 6:30 and 7:20 p.m. Nov. 30.


Ripley Chapel

WILLARD — This church, 4230 Old State Road, Willard, will host a 60th-anniversary homecoming service at 2 p.m. Sunday with a dinner following. The Rev. Ricky Branham and Rev. Ralph Farmer will be the preachers.


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