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Guidelight

Special events

•A memorial service for the Rev. Lloyd Johnson will be at 3 p.m. July 13 at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 7308 St. Joe Road. The Rev. Lloyd retired from St. Alban’s in 2006. He died on June 2 in Texas.

Mind Over Matter Ministries Inc. will have a community information benefit from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at 5800 Fairfield Ave. Community organizations will provide information, including teen suicide prevention and bullying. There also will be haircuts and food vendors.

Worship in the Park, presented by Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, will be 8 a.m. Sunday at Foellinger Outdoor Theatre in Franke Park, 3000 N. Sherman Blvd. For information, call 422-7931 ext. 100.

Vacation Bible school

First Christian Church, 4800 S. Calhoun St., will have its vacation Bible school, “Everywhere Fun Fair,” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 21 to 25. To register, call 744-3239.

Guidelight is a listing of special religious events. Send information to Guidelight, The Journal Gazette, P.O. Box 88, Fort Wayne, IN 46801-0088, or email trich@jg.net at least two weeks before desired publication.

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