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Holiday events

•An Interfaith Thanksgiving Service will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Congregation Achduth Vesholom, 5200 Old Mill Road. The Rev. Kevin C. Rhoades, bishop of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese, will deliver the sermon. Twelve congregations will participate, and donations collected will support Habitat for Humanity’s Interfaith Build.

•Sonrise Church, 10125 Illinois Road, will have its Thanksgiving Eve service at 7 p.m. Wednesday at its southwest campus.

St. Albans Episcopal Church, 7308 St. Joe Road, will have a Thanksgiving Eve service at 7 p.m.

St. Michael Lutheran Church, 2131 Getz Road, will have Thanksgiving services at 7 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. Thursday.

New Haven United Methodist Church, 630 Lincoln Highway E. in New Haven, will have its annual free Thanksgiving dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday.

Haven Missionary Christian Church, 845 W. Creighton Ave., will have its free annual community Thanksgiving dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday.

Special events

•Saint Jude Catholic Church, 2130 Pemberton Drive, will have a Christmas Boutique from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 30.

Redeemer Radio 1450 AM and 89.9 FM collected $201,511 during its semi-annual Sharathon in October.

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 at least two weeks before desired publication.