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Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 5310 Old Mill Road, is hosting the seminar “Homosexuality and Marriage in the Bible: The Use and Abuse of Scripture” Friday and Oct. 13. The event is sponsored by Westar Institute, a non-profit dedicated to religious literacy. Registration is $75 and $50 for additional family members. Individual sessions range from $20 to $30. Register at 503-375-5323 or Walk-ins are welcome.

Grace Point Church of the Nazarene, 5100 Gaywood Drive, is hosting a workshop that explores faith, outreach and spiritual development from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday. Cost is $30 a person or $25 a person for groups of three or more. To register, visit

Huntington University, 2303 College Ave., Huntington, is having a political panel on varying evangelical views of politics and the upcoming election at 7 p.m. Tuesday. It will also host the lecture “Jews, Synagogues, Pirates and Curses in Ancient Cilicia” at 7 p.m. Monday.

Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 3425 Crescent Ave., is hosting “Comparing Cross-Cultural Kids: What do children of immigrants and missionaries have in common?” from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 13. To register, call 450-1216 or email

Lifetree Café is having “Hey, Good Lookin’,” a discussion about a healthy approach to body image from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Ossian Presbyterian Church, 123 S. Jefferson St., Ossian.

Special events

Congregation Achduth Vesholom, 5200 Old Mill Road, is having its corned beef on rye fundraiser Oct. 18. Lunch is $14 each, or $12 if you order by Friday. To order, call 744-4245 or visit the temple.

Forest Park United Methodist Church, 2100 Kentucky Ave., is having a flea market and garage sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 13. The event will also include the East State Village Antique/Collector Vehicle Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Concordia Theological Seminary, 6600 N. Clinton St., is having its annual donation day Tuesday for the Seminary Guild. Registration is $12 and begins at 9 a.m. The guild is also collecting dry food and goods. Call 452-2152 for more information.

Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 2417 Getz Road, is having a rummage sale from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and a $2 bag sale at 1 p.m.

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 4800 S. Calhoun St., is having a pulled-pork dinner fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 13. Cost is $9 for adults and $5 for children. Those 5 and younger are free.

Hope Missionary Church, 429 E. Dustman Road, Bluffton, is site to the start of the Forgotten Children Worldwide 5K Run Walk. The event starts at 3 p.m. Oct. 21. Entry fee is $20 if you register before Wednesday. After Wednesday, registration is $25.

Most Precious Blood Church, 1515 Barthold St., is having an Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at 5 p.m. Tuesday with a Pray the Family Rosary at 6 p.m.

Crossroads Bible College Fort Wayne,1027 W. Rudisill Blvd., is having a student open house from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. To register, visit or call 469-4073.

The Summit, 1025 W. Rudisill Blvd., and WBCL 90.3, Taylor University’s Christian radio network, are hosting a Family Health and Wellness Day from noon to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 13. It will include vendors, health screenings, information and a presentation by nutrition expert and author Ann Kulze.

Anthony Wayne First Church of God, 6012 South Bend Drive, is having its fall festival with food, bingo, prizes and kids games, from 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 13.

Special music

Messiah Lutheran Church, 7211 Stellhorn Road, will have an Angel Baby Remembrance Concert with singer Amy Robbins-Wilson at 7 p.m. Oct. 13. For tickets and reservations, call 485-8716.

Waynedale United Methodist Church, 2501 Church St., is hosting Jim and Jonie Ministries Southern Gospel Singers at 7 p.m. Friday. Cost is $5 a person or $10 a family.

Special services

Imago Dei, 2000 N. Wells St., is featuring Jerry Goff, “Mr. Gospel Trumpet,” at its 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. services Sunday.

Pine Hills Church, 4704 Carroll Road, will have a celebration service for its new building at 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday.

Special news

Providence Missionary Baptist Church, 2317 Holton Ave., will have an interim pastor. McKissack Richmond III, assistant pastor of The Power of the Resurrection Baptist Church in Fort Washington, Md., will be at the church through November.

Sharon M. DeVaux-Garman, of Auburn, has written a book, “Why Are the Catholic and Protestant Bibles Different?” It is available at and

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