Spring Attic Sales April 10th & 11th

RummageSale3Zion Lutheran Church LCMC 8307 Memorial Hwy. Ottawa Lake Mich. 49267 will be having its annual Spring Attic Treasures Rummage Sale on April 10 and 11, 2015 between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm each day. For more information call 419-699-2500

Christian Men’s Gathering

davinci's logo.gifChristian Men’s Gathering
At DaVinci’s Coffee House
Downtown Fremont Ohio
Every second Saturday at 8:30 a.m.

Free Community Movie

clipart-family-movie-billboard-500 “Free Community Movie” that will be taking place at the Bedford Library. The event is being hosted by Dialogue to Change. It takes place on April 12, 2015 from 3:00pm-5:30pm



SONY DSCMy thoughts this weekend focused on things I learned from my Dad. He taught me to see that people are basically good by nature. He said you will usually get what you expect from people so expect the best. Trust others first if you want to be trusted. Respect others until they give you a reason not to trust them. If you want help, help others. If you want to be loved, love yourself and love others.
Does this sound familiar? Maybe you heard it this way: Treat others the way you want to be treated, or “Do unto others what you would have them do unto you”. Do you remember who gave us this “golden rule”? Yes, it was Jesus.
So here is a suggestion: try living this way and see what happens:
Smile first, say hello first, trust people, respect people, always say thank you, help people, be understanding and accepting of people, love life and love people.
I predict that all of the above will came back to you. Isn’t that a happy, positively uplifting thought?
Have a really wonderful week.
For comments, questions or discussion contact me at terrymcc1@yahoo.com.
Honor Similarities * Respect Differences * Celebrate Diversity

Winterfest Blues

Winter Fest Event

Broadway Night Fundraiser


MusicNotesOn March 26th at 7:00 p.m., First Presbyterian Church of Waterville will be hosting “Broadway Night” as a fundraiser for the Anthony Wayne Community Food Ministry.  Come and enjoy your favorite Broadway tunes performed by area youth.  Admission is free, but an offering will be collected and canned goods are also accepted.  There will be Light refreshments!

Poverty Summit 2015 Invitation

stoppoverty_nyWhat would Lucas County look like if every Christian church were working in some loosely but strategically coordinated manner?
What would the church itself look like?
You are invited to attend the Poverty Summit 2015 — Mind the Gap.
The goal of this FREE one day event is to develop a plan for the Christians in Lucas County
to tackle poverty. The event is being held at Cherry Street Mission’s Life Revitalization Center (former Macomber High School), 1501 Monroe St, Toledo.
Dr. John Perkins will be our inspiring keynote speaker this year. Dr. Perkins started the Christian Community Development Association and has guided hundreds of communities and ministries in addressing poverty.
Breakout Sessions will include:
~ What Gap? Understanding what the church needs to know about poverty
~ Building the Bridge:  Steps out of poverty and into autonomy
~ Bridging the Gap: A unified approach to poverty in Lucas County. What can the churches do and how to collaborate for those willing to do so.
Schedule for Thursday, March 5th:
8:30 – 9:15 Welcome and Introductions
2:00 – 3:00 Break out session #3
9:15 – 10:00 Dr. John Perkins
3:15 – 4:00 Dr. John Perkins
10:15 – 11:15 Break out session #1
4:00 – 4:40 Q&A with Dr. John Perkins
11:15 – 12:45 Lunch and Resource Fair
and Poverty Summit 2015 Steering Committee
12:45 – 1:45 Break out session #2
4:40 to 5:00 Dan to discuss: What is next?
“… then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in
spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.”
Philippians 2:2-4 NIV
To make this work, we need representatives from EVERY church in the county. Would you please join us?
Registration is FREE
with your online submission at
Don’t have internet access? Then call 419.344.5844 with your name and phone number.
Would you please invite others?

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Is My Child Ready For Kindergarten?

How do I know if my child is ready to start school?
What does my child need to know?
What is kindergarten testing?
What can I do to help better prepare my child? 
welcome to kindergarten
A non-branded, community service event hosted by Emmanuel Christian School. The information that will be presented is meant to help parents of 4-5 year olds determine if their child is ready to begin as well as to help parents better prepare their children to start school.  From our experience, the students who aren’t quite ready have a much harder time adjusting and excelling in the classroom, which can follow them throughout their school years.  Taking time with a young child to make sure they feel confident when they start kindergarten is critically important to the student’s success in their first year and will create a foundational attitude toward school and learning as a result.

Date: Monday, March 2nd, 2015
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Emmanuel Christian School, 4607 Laskey Road, Toledo, Ohio 43623
Join us for this FREE community event. Get valuable information that will help you and your student be prepared for kindergarten!  Please share this information throughout your network and organization. Childcare will be provided. 

Free Movie Night at Compelled Church, Toledo Campus


movie_night_imageCompelled Church will be hosting a viewing of the newly released film, The Song, on Valentine’s Day, February 14th. Inspired by Song of Solomon, The Song is a music-driven romantic drama about things we all pursue—love and meaning. The event is completely free. The movie will begin at 7PM. Join us for a great date night! There is no childcare provided.

Compelled Church Toledo Campus is located at 1007 S McCord Rd. Holland, OH 43528. For more information, check out Compelled’s Website at www.compelledchurch.tv or call the church office at 419.205.9090.

Free, separation and divorce support group begin February 17


First PresMAUMEE, Ohio – January 28, 2015 – First Presbyterian Church of Maumee (FPC) will offer a free, public 13-week separation and divorce recovery support group beginning Tuesday, Feb. 17. The group meets weekly from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. A free meal is offered weekly at 6:00 p.m. prior to the meeting. Continue reading »