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Advent services

Emmaus Lutheran Church, 8626 Covington Road, will have a midweek Advent worship at 7 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Wednesday, Dec. 11 and 18.

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1636 St. Marys Ave., will have a midweek Advent service at 7 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Wednesday, Dec. 11 and 18 and at 9:30 a.m. Fridays beginning this Friday, Dec. 13 and 20.

Special events

Erik Ohlander, associate professor of religious studies at IPFW, will present “Mysticism, Musicality and Folk Epic: The Tragedy of Hir-Ranjha in a Kafi Performed by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan” at 1:15 p.m. Monday in the Science Building, Room 185, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. The event is free.

WBCL-FM radio will have a Bead Party event from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at The Summit, 1025 W. Rudisill Blvd. The event will offer recycled paper bead jewelry handcrafted by Ugandan women for purchase and light refreshments.

•The historic Powers Church, nine miles east of Angola on Old Road 1, will have its Celebration of Christmas at 3 p.m. Sunday. Hot cider and cookies will be provided after the service. Dress warmly as there is no heat in the building.

Pathway Community Church, 11910 Shearwater Run, will have the 13-week weight-loss program, “Center Your Journey,” at 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays from Jan. 9 to April 17. The cost is $95 a person through Sunday. The cost goes up to $125 after Sunday. To register, email center

•The New Haven United Methodist Women will have a Holiday Fantasies Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 7 at New Haven United Methodist Church, 630 Lincoln Highway E., New Haven. The event includes arts and crafts, baked goods, a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and photos with Santa from 10 a.m. to noon.

•The St. Joseph United Methodist Church, 6004 Reed Road, will have a cookie walk from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 7.

•The North Manchester Congregational Christian Church, 310 N. Walnut St., North Manchester, will have an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Dec. 7. A freewill donation will be collected.

•An area-wide worship and prayer gathering, “Casting out the Darkness/Greater Things Are Yet to Come for This City,” will be at 1 p.m. Dec. 8 at Freimann Square, downtown Fort Wayne.

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.