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Crossroads Bible College Fort Wayne, 1027 W. Rudisill Blvd., is hosting the Northeast Indiana Reformation Society conference at 9 a.m. Nov. 17. For more information, call 347-1729 or 750-9028.

New Haven United Methodist Church, 630 Lincoln Highway East, New Haven, is having “GriefShare Surviving the Holidays” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The seminar is for those facing the holidays after a loved one’s death and features practical suggestions through video interviews with counselors and other experts.

Lifetree Cafe is having the discussion “Wounded Warriors: When War Comes Home” from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Ossian Presbyterian Church, 123 S. Jefferson St., Ossian.

Special events

First Presbyterian Church, 300 W. Wayne St., is having a viewing party for “The Line,” a film about poverty in America, at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Avalon Missionary Church, 1212 Lower Huntington Road, is hosting Visiting Angels from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday as part of National Memory Screening Day. The group will give free, confidential memory screenings and information about aging.

St. Paul Lutheran Church Preble, 4510 W. 750 N., Decatur, is having a bazaar and luncheon from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 17. The event includes cookies, noodles and crafts.

Ossian United Methodist Church, 201 W. Mill St., Ossian, is having a harvest dinner and bazaar from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 17. Tickets are $8.50 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 10 and free for those 5 and younger.

IPFW, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., will have a University Religious Forum titled “Learning with Bilbo: Lessons in Truth from ‘The Hobbit,’ ” from noon to 1:15 p.m. Thursday.

Pathway Community Church, 11910 Shearwater Run, will have its Pastors and Lay Leaders Luncheon with speaker Jay Kesler, president emeritus at Taylor University, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday. To register, go to, call 469-4073 or email

The University of Saint Francis, 2701 Spring St., is hosting the lecture, “The Inspiration of Scripture in ‘Die Verbum,’ ” at 3 p.m. Sunday in the North Campus auditorium with professor Lance Richey.

Concordia Theological Seminary, 6600 N. Clinton St., is hosting the Seminary Guild at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Susan Reusser, clinical director in social work at Cross Connections Counseling, will speak on “Supporting Our Armed Forces.” Those in attendance will also write Christmas cards to deployed military chaplains.

Special music

Zion Lutheran Church, 2313 Hanna St., is hosting the Bach Collegium’s Opening Night Concert at 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15, $5 for students free for those 12 and younger. For more information, go to or call 485-2143.

Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 2417 Getz Road, is hosting the Old Crown Brass Band at 7 p.m. Monday. The concert will have a Veterans Day theme.

Special services

Crescent Avenue United Methodist Church, 1232 Crescent Ave., is having a Taize worship service at 5 p.m. Sunday.

A Veterans Day service will be 10:30 to 11:11 a.m. Sunday at the Victory Arch in Memorial Park, 2301 Maumee Ave. The service will be hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10006.

Special news

Redeemer Radio, listener-supported Catholic radio at AM 1450 and 89.9 FM, raised $205,144 during its semiannual Sharathon event last month.

Bridge of Grace Compassionate Ministries Center is a new non-profit affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene Compassionate Ministries Centers. The new center was announced by the Rev. Javier Mondragon, pastor at Grace Point South Church of the Nazarene.

Crossroads Bible College Fort Wayne, 1027 W. Rudisill Blvd., is looking for volunteers to help with areas including data entry, Internet research, development, grant writing and student and faculty recruitment. To volunteer or suggest a volunteer, call 469-4073 or email

In addition, the college recently announced its new board of directors: Andy Binkley, Joe Byers, Bill Kinder and Daryl Pannabecker. Newly elected officials include chairperson Wendell Bontrager, vice chairperson Chris Goeglein, secretary Kathy Bruns and treasury Andy Binkley.

Trinity English Lutheran Church, 405 W. Wayne St., has a new senior pastor, the Rev. Gary Erdos.

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.