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Guidelight

Discussions

Lifetree Cafe will have the discussion “Preparing for the Worst: How to Survive a Catastrophe” from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Ossian Presbyterian Church, 123 S. Jefferson St., Ossian.

Congregation Achduth Vesholom, 5200 Old Mill Road, is having “It’s About More than Marriage: Examining HJR-6 through Faith & Politics” from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 2. The discussion about marriage equality will feature speakers, breakout sessions, a panel discussion and more. Registration is due Nov. 26. Cost is $12 or $5 for students. Register at uufortwayne.org/pdf/12-12-02%20MarriageFlyer2.pdf. (HJR-6 is an Indiana resolution that defines marriage as being between one man and one woman.)

Special events

St. Jude Catholic Church, 2130 Pemberton Drive, is having a Christmas boutique from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 24.

A Heal the Land service will be at noon today at the Dug Out Bar, 3401 Fairfield Ave. The service is for 41-year-old Reynaldo Morales, who was stabbed at the bar Nov. 4.

Special music

Trinity English Lutheran Church, 405 W. Wayne St., is having an anniversary choral celebration with the Chancel Choir at 4 p.m. Sunday.

Thanksgiving dinners

New Haven United Methodist Church, 630 Lincoln Highway East, New Haven, will host a Thanksgiving dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday.

Crescent Avenue United Methodist Church, 1232 Crescent Ave., will host a Thanksgiving dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.

St. Louis Besancon Catholic Church, 15535 Lincoln Highway East, will have a ham and turkey dinner from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children 5 to 12 and free for those 4 and younger. The event will also feature a raffle, silent auction, crafts and more.

Haven Missionary Christian Church, 845 W. Creighton Ave., will host a community Thanksgiving dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday. Meals can be delivered to those who are home-bound and in nursing homes. To receive delivery, call 744-9190 before 10 a.m. Thursday.

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 jyouhana@jg.net at least two weeks before desired publication.

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