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Special events

Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 9909 Wayne Trace, will host the seminar, “Marriage is like Dancing: A Christian Perspective,” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday.

The Unitarian Universalist meeting house, 5310 Old Mill Road, will have a discussion of the book “Profiles of Jesus” at the Jesus Seminar Study Group at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Lifetree Café will show a filmed interview with and performance by jazz singer Mandy Harvey, who experienced hearing loss five years ago. The event is from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at New Ground Coffee Co., 5925 N. Clinton St.

The Unitarian Universalist meeting house, 5310 Old Mill Road, is having a garden party from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 19. The cost is $32 for one ticket or $60 for two. The event will feature a keynote speaker and five minisessions, including photography, oil painting and planting vegetables and flowers in the same garden. Reservations, which can be made at or 432-4249, are due by Friday.

Concordia Theological Seminary, 6600 N. Clinton St., is having a Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Katherine Luther Dining Hall. Tickets are $16 for adults, $15 for those 60 and older, $5 for children 5 to 12 and free for children 4 and younger.


First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 4800 S. Calhoun St., is having a rummage and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 12.

Southwest Lutheran Church, 5120 Homestead Road, is having Mom’s the Word from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 12. The event gives children the chance to give back to their mothers through a daylong event to pamper and honor Mom. The event also raises money for A Hope Center. Tickets are $5 each, and children 12 and younger attend free. Purchase tickets at or call 1-866-851-2864.

Grace Gathering Church, 3157 Minnich Road, New Haven, is having “Prom N Aid: A Night to Remember,” from 7 to 10:30 p.m. May 12. The grown-up-style prom raises money for building houses in Haiti. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door or $25 a couple in advance or $30 a couple at the door. Send checks made out to Grace Gathering, 3157 Minnich Road, New Haven, IN 46774, or register online at

New leaders

The Rev. John Dreyer has been named director of admission for Concordia Theological Seminary.

Associated Churches of Fort Wayne has installed the following new members into its executive council: Christine Arnold, Linda Szymczak and Larry Doctor. David Boyer II is the new president. The following new members are on the board of directors: the Rev. Arianne Lehn, Nelson Peters and Crystal Thomas.


Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 W. Berry St., will host the Bethlehem Diyar Dance Troop from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. After the performance, audience members can learn the traditional Palestinian dance, the debkah. Admission is free.

First Presbyterian Church, 110 W. Crawford St., Van Wert, Ohio, is hosting the choir event “Holocaust Cantata: Songs from the Camps” at 7 p.m. Sunday. The cantata features songs written by prisoners of Nazi concentration camps.

The First Mennonite Church, 566 W. Main St., Berne, is hosting the “Mozart Requiem” performed by the Mennonite Choral Society at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Trinity English Lutheran Church, 405 W. Wayne St., is hosting a performance by clarinetist Campbell McDonald and pianist Robert Nance from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m. Friday.

Waynedale United Methodist Church, 2501 Church St., is hosting the Fort Wayne Festival Choir at 4 p.m. Sunday.

Guidelight is a listing of special religious events, appears weekly. To publish religious news, send information to Guidelight, The Journal Gazette, P.O. Box 88, Fort Wayne, IN 46801-0088, or email at least two weeks before desired publication.