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Special events

Waynedale United Methodist Church, 2501 Church St., is having a barbecue chicken dinner from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 21. The deadline to buy the $9 tickets is April 15 in the church and preschool offices.

Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 9909 Wayne Trace, is having its spring rummage and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to noon Friday. Friday will also feature a $2 or three for $5 bag sale.

Dupree Memorial Fellowship Hall, 1231 Hayden St., will have a Women of Distinction Hat Luncheon at 11 a.m. April 13. Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for those ages 6 to 10. For more information, call 317-664-1491.

Trinity Lutheran Church, 7819 Decatur Road, is having a rummage and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday. It will have a $2 bag sale from 9 a.m. to noon April 13.

Anthony Wayne First Church of God, 6012 South Bend Drive, is having a pancake and sausage breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. April 13.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1126 Barr St., will host Concordia Theological Seminary’s Kantorei at 4 p.m. Sunday.

First Baptist Church, 1399 S. Jefferson Ave., Defiance, Ohio, is hosting The Tacketts’ first concert of the 2013 season, “At Home with The Tacketts Concert Series,” at 6 p.m. April 13. No tickets required, though there is a $10 suggested donation per person at the door.

St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 546 W. U.S. 224, Decatur, will host Sgt. Terry Hall from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. today. Hall will present a program for St. Mark’s adult church volunteers regarding child abuse.

Grace Episcopal Church, 10010 Aurora Place, is hosting Mark Braverman, a Jewish psychologist and author of “Fatal Embrace: Christians, Jews, & the Search for Peace in the Middle East,” at 7 p.m. Thursday. The event is sponsored by the Indiana Center for Middle East Peace.

The Summit, 1025 W. Rudisill Blvd., is hosting “An Evening with C.S. Lewis” at 6 p.m. April 13. Tickets, from $12 to $30, are available at or 484-1029.

Huntington University, 2303 College Ave., Huntington, will host Tom Bergler, university professor and author of “The Juvenilization of American Christianity,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

Concordia Theological Seminary, 6600 N. Clinton St., will host Julie Thiene at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Thiene will speak on promoting and inspiring fellowship for church women.

The University of Saint Francis, 2701 Spring St., will host Leonard DeLorenzo, director of the Notre Dame Vocation Initiative in the Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame, at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. DeLorenzo will give the lecture “(Un)bound: God’s Call and the Freedom to Be Yourself” for high school and college students. The school will also host Sister Felicity Dorsett at 3 p.m. Sunday as part of its faculty lecture series. Dorsett will speak on Hildegard of Bingen.

Triplepointe Church will host John Crabtree, executive vice president at Crossroads Bible College, as its guest preacher at 10 a.m. Sunday at a service at Hickory Center Elementary School, 3606 Baird Road.

Associated Churches of Fort Wayne & Allen County will have its Annual Celebration from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. April 18 at the Courtyard Fort Wayne Downtown, 1150 S. Harrison St. The event is free, but table sponsors run $150. Registration is required. For more information, call 422-3528, ext. 105, or email

West Missionary Church, 4295 W. Indiana 218, near Berne, is hosting “The Beginning of the End: A Unique Bible Prophecy Conference” from Sunday to Tuesday. No registration is necessary. For more information, call 334-5451.

Special news

The St. Francis of Assisi Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Angola received a $500 grant from the Fort Wayne District Office of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul to provide financial assistance to those in emergency need. The grant was awarded last month.

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