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Warsaw Wesleyan Church, 2402 W. Old Road 30, Warsaw, will have Unmasked, Unafraid Women’s Conference from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 13. Registration, through Thursday, is $15, and can be made at

Victory Noll Center, 1900 W. Park Drive, Huntington, is having a free retreat for grieving parents from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 6. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. Call 435-3222 to RSVP or for information.

Special events

Lifetree Café will show a filmed interview with William Paul Young, author of “The Shack,” from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at New Ground Coffee Co., 5925 N. Clinton St. Young will discuss the difference between being spiritual and religious.

Crossroads Bible College Fort Wayne, 1027 W. Rudisill Blvd., is having a pastoral and lay leader luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday with guest speaker Jay Kesler, president emeritus of Taylor University. To register, go to or call 469-4073.

Maurices, 1034 S. Thomas Road, is having a food drive to benefit Third Street Church of God. Customers can drop off donations from Sunday through Oct. 13 during store hours.

Most Precious Blood Church, 1515 Barthold St., is having a rummage and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 6.

Big Lake Church of God is sponsoring a benefit cornhole tournament Oct. 6 at the Whitley County 4-H Grounds Commercial Building, 680 W. Squawbuck Road, Columbia City. Raffle tickets are $10. To register, email or call 260-691-3503.

St. John Lutheran Church, 2465 W. Keiser Road, Columbia City, is having a rally from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 13. Deaconess Kris Hodges, missionary to Wau, Sudan, will give the presentation “Modern Day Moses – Let God Lead.” Registration is $6 and due by Oct. 8. Other donations will be accepted for the building program for the school and church in Sudan.

A religious freedom rally will be 10 a.m. Oct. 6 at the Allen County Courthouse green (corner of Clinton and Main streets), featuring a number of speakers including Rep. Sue Ellspermann, R-Ferdinand.

Concordia Theological Seminary, 6600 N. Clinton St., is having a Christ Academy College/Phoebe Academy College from Oct. 18 to 22. The events give undergraduate men and women a chance to tour the seminary and sit in on classes. For more information, go to www.ctsfw. edu/ CAC, email or call 1-800-481-2155.

The University of Saint Francis, 2701 Spring St., will have a Blessing of the Pets at 6:15 p.m. Sunday in front of Brookside near the Saint Francis statue. The university will show a screening of the Academy Award-nominated short film “Sun Come Up” at 5:15 p.m. Monday in the Doermer Family Center for Health Science Education, lower level, Room 063.

Associated Churches of Fort Wayne and Allen County is having its annual Mulligans for the Military golf outing at 11 a.m. Oct. 6 at Cedar Creek Golf Course, 10000 Garman Road, Leo-Cedarville. To register, go to or call 422-3528, ext. 103.

Special services

The Restoration Center Church of God in Christ, 5522 McClellan St., is having a celebration for pastors Michael and Anita Payton at the 2 p.m. service Oct. 6 and the 5 p.m. service Oct. 7. Guest lecturers John Robinson, pastor at Bibleway Church of God in Christ, Louisville, Ky., will speak Oct. 6, and Lester Bush Jr., pastor at Dupree Memorial Church of God in Christ, will speak Oct. 7.

North Manchester United Methodist Church, 306 E. Second St., North Manchester, is having a tent revival Sunday through Wednesday. Morning services will start at 10:30 a.m. with evening revival sessions from 6 to 8 p.m.

The University of Saint Francis, 2701 Spring St., is having a traditional Franciscan prayer service at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Saint Francis Chapel.

Special news

The Relief Society at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 5401 St. Joe Road, is meeting at 6:30 p.m. today to view via satellite broadcast the annual General Relief Society Women’s Conference, taking place in Salt Lake City. The meeting can also be viewed at

Jared Burkholder, associate professor of American and world history at Grace College, Winona Lake, will serve as the program chairman for the 2012 student meeting of the Conference on Faith and History at Gordon College in Wenham, Mass., early next month.

Christ Child Society of Fort Wayne is relocating to 201 E. Rudisill Blvd. Bishop Kevin Rhoades of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese will bless the new facility at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Christ Child Society is having its annual Notre Dame game fundraiser. Raffle tickets are $5 each or six for $25. The winner will receive tickets to the Notre Dame/Wake Forest game on Nov. 17. Winners will be drawn Oct. 15. To buy tickets, call 515-4115 or pick up tickets at the Archbishop Noll Catholic Center, 915 S. Clinton St.

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 110 E. Wallen Road, is accepting orders for its holiday bake sale now through Oct. 21. To place an order, call 459-9471.

Our Sunday Visitor, a Huntington-based Catholic publishing company, announced this month that it has partnered with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to replace the archdiocese’s newspaper with a Philadelphia edition of the OSV Newsweekly, the largest Catholic weekly in the country. In addition, the company recently launched its new website for parish ministry staff at

Tammy Schultz, professor at Grace College in Winona Lake, has released a new book, “Beyond Desolate: Hope Versus Hate in the Rubble of Sexual Abuse,” a Biblically based resource for those recovering from sexual abuse.

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