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Special events

Huntington University, 2303 College Ave., Huntington, is hosting Michael Press, an archaeologist who specializes in ancient Israel, who will lecture on archaeological excavations in the ancient city of Ashkelon at noon Tuesday in the Habecker Dining Commons.

The Logos Institute of Biblical Studies is hosting Bible college classes at a new location starting Tuesday. These are the first classes offered at a nonchurch location in Fort Wayne. Classes meet at 6 p.m. for the New Testament and 7:30 p.m. for the Old Testament in the Century 21 Bradley Media Center, 2928 E. Dupont Road.

Lifetree Café is hosting “The Art of Listening: An Act of Love” from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Ossian Presbyterian Church, 123 S. Jefferson St., Ossian.

The University of Saint Francis, 2701 Spring St., is hosting John Bequette as part of its lecture series, “Emergence of Vatican II: Preparation and Session I.” Bequette will speak at 3 p.m. Sunday in the north campus auditorium.

Victory Noll Center, 1900 W. Park Drive, Huntington, is having a Lenten retreat from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 2. Registration is due Friday. To register, call 260-356-0628 ext. 174; email victorynoll; or visit

Auburn First United Methodist Church, 1203 E. Seventh St., Auburn, is hosting the Men’s Lenten Breakfast Series Friday. Mitch Kruse, of Restoration Road Ministries, will speak at 6:30 a.m.

Trinity English Lutheran Church, 205 W. Wayne St., is hosting the Rev. Mark Minnick at noon Wednesday as part of the church’s midweek Lenten worship services.

The Anthony Wayne First Church of God, 6012 South Bend Drive, is having a ham and bean dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday.

Special music

New Hope Wesleyan Church, 971 N. 400 W., Columbia City, is hosting One Voice, a group formed from Indiana Wesleyan University’s chorale. The concert is at 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1126 S. Barr St., is hosting The Bach Collegium – A Baroque Music Ensemble at 7 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $15 and $5 for students.

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.