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Special events

Waynedale United Methodist Church, 2501 Church St., will have a cookie dough sale from Monday through Nov. 7. Orders are due on Nov. 7, and order forms are available at the church.

Redeemer Radio, 1450 AM and 89.9 FM, is having its semiannual Sharathon from Wednesday through Friday.

Bethany Lutheran Church, 2435 Engle Road, is having a rummage and bake sale from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 27.

St. James Lutheran Church, 1720 Indiana 930 E., New Haven, will have its Holiday Boutique from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 27.

New Haven United Methodist Church, 630 Lincoln Highway E., New Haven, will have a rummage sale from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday.

Taylor Chapel United Methodist Church, 10145 Maysville Road, will sell food and crafts from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 27 and 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 28.

The DeKalb County 9-12 Group will have a freedom of religion rally at 1 p.m. today at the National Military History Center, 5634 County Road 11A, Auburn.

New Creations, 1651 Cass St., will have its 43rd anniversary banquet at 6 p.m. Nov. 2. To RSVP, call 765-935-2790.

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 4800 S. Calhoun St., will have a Trunk or Treat party from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 27, including a light meal and car-side trick-or-treating. The event will also collect canned goods. Call 415-0447 with questions.

A Baby’s Closet of Associated Churches of Fort Wayne and Allen County will have a communitywide baby shower this month. Collection sites are at all Peerless Cleaners and YMCA locations in Allen County. There will be a celebration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 27 at DeBrand Fine Chocolates, 10105 Auburn Park Drive. Everyone who brings a baby item to donate will receive a piece of chocolate.

Waynedale United Methodist Church, 2501 Church St., will have a potluck luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, followed by singing by the church’s Chancel Choir at 1 p.m.

St. Michael Lutheran, 2131 Getz Road, will have its first worship services in its new sanctuary at 5 p.m. Oct. 27, 8 and 10:45 a.m. Oct. 28 and 7 p.m. Oct. 29.


Concordia Theological Seminary, 6600 N. Clinton St., will have the advent preaching workshop, “Jesus Christ: The Presence of the Future,” on Nov. 6. Registration is $40 and be made by Tuesday at

The University of Saint Francis, 2701 Spring St., will hold a seminar, “Creating a Personal Legacy: Capturing Important Life Relationships, Experiences, Lessons, and Sentiments,” at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 3 at the Doermer Family Center for Health Science Education, 156 A/B. Registration is due Wednesday. To register, go to

Lifetree Café will have a discussion on divine intervention, “Does God Have a Plan for You?: One Woman’s Quest to Save 300 Babies,” from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at New Ground Coffee Company, 5925 N. Clinton St; and from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Ossian Presbyterian Church, 123 S. Jefferson St., Ossian. The event will include a filmed interview with an Operation Baby Lift volunteer who helped save at-risk babies from orphanages in Vietnam during the Vietnam War.

Special news

Christ’s Hope Ministries and Church, 2818 Carroll Road, has a new coordinating minister, Phill Foust.

Guidelight is a listing of special religious events. 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.