Speaker: Nancy Ike A FREE EVENT
PART 1 on Monday, January 23rd at 6 – 8 p.m.
PART 2 on Monday, January 30th at 6 – 8 p.m..
Sylvania Public Library meeting room, 6749 Monroe St.
The gospel of John is a book that is treasured by multitudes worldwide. Now is a time to experience it with friends and neighbors. The gospel will be recited from memory by someone who has a great love for the Word, and performs this with animation and enthusiasm that will take you into the life of Jesus and His followers.
The first 10 chapters will be recited on January 23rd, beginning at 6 p.m. There will be a short intermission with light refreshments. The remaining chapters will be recited (11 to 21) the following Monday night, again with a short intermission and light refreshments. Each evening session will conclude by 7:45.
Nancy Ike is a licensed minister with Elim Fellowship in New York. She has served as missionary, minister’s wife, grandma, mother, Sunday school teacher, and friend. She and her husband Jim attend Westside Community Church. Also, a graduate from Sylvania Northview HS.

Heartbeat of Toledo needs Volunteers

_fkyQ_5RHeartbeat of Toledo needs volunteers to serve as nurses, parenting instructors and advocates. Volunteers are needed for Heartbeat’s two physical locations: 4041 W. Sylvania Ave., Suite LL4, in Toledo and 101 Main Street in East Toledo; as well as at its new mobile women’s center. Continue reading »

FREE Clothing Giveaway

temp_file_Clothing_for_Our_Community_Marquee_for_website1-640x348Date: Clothing giveaway on March 18th

From: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Flanders Road Church of Christ

       5130 Flanders Rd, Toledo, OH 43623


   Contract:   (419) 882-8188

Special February celebrations in our Catholic Church

catholic-cross-clip-art-free-clipart-images-clipartcowDear Fellow Parish Bulletin Reps;  Happy Valentine’s month of ‘Amore’ to God, Our Blessed Lady, our families, friends, and fellow mankind.  Special February celebrations in our Catholic Church include the Presentation of the Lord (2/2), St. Blase (2/3), Our Lady of Lourdes (2/11), and St. Valentine (2/14/17). Continue reading »

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By Erin Thompson, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Toledo, OH

Tax time is fast approaching. Preparing your documents can seem overwhelming. Some forms and paperwork might be difficult to track down. Social Security has made it easy to track down your annual Benefit Statement.An SSA-1099, or your annual Benefit Statement, is a tax form Social Security mails each year in January to people who receive Social Security benefits. It shows the total amount of benefits received from Social Security in the previous year so people know how much Social Security income to report to the IRS on their tax return. You should receive your SSA-1099 by January 31, 2017. Continue reading »


unnamedTOLEDO, Ohio, Jan. 19, 2017 – Warmer weather may still be months away, but Humane Ohio wants pet parents to “Beat the Heat” by spaying their female cats before their heat cycles and preventing unwanted litters from being born this spring.  (Animal shelters commonly refer to spring time as “kitten season” because that is when they receive the largest numbers of unwanted litters that are difficult to adopt.) Continue reading »

Creating Space through Meditation, Introspection and Holy Yoga

Yoga2February 4th, from 9-10:15
We will discuss and practice various methods of meditating on God’s word, reflecting on our daily lives, incorporating movement and breath work all with the sole purpose to create space to hear God’s voice, listen to His Spirit, reflect on His movement in our lives, and draw us closer to Him.

Emmanuel Baptist Church One Day Seminar – Grief Turned to Hope

griefEmmanuel Baptist Church in Toledo, Ohio was blessed this September to have Dr Bob Kellemen lead through Scriptures full of Hope, Promise and Truth. Dr Kellemen is the Founder and CEO of RPM Ministries and an author and speaker. Dr Kellemen’s book, God’s Healing for Life’s Losses: How to Find Hope When You’re Hurting, was the basis of the seminar. He shared his own loss experiences as well as had the attendees turn and share with one another in small group sessions throughout the day. The sharing allowed each person a chance to open up about their own losses, answer some poignant questions from Dr. Kellemen’s notes, as well as bond with one another in Christian love. Q&A time at the end allowed for deeper dialogue and more digging into Scripture, as well as personal testimonies given by those that felt led to share. If you haven’t had a chance to attend one of his seminars, we recommend his book or click the RPM link above to request more information.


Emmanuel Baptist Church is committed to biblical counseling to our community and this seminar is just one of the ways we are sharing the gospel. We also offer free biblical counseling to the community once a week. If you know of someone in our area that could be helped through our ministry, please contact Emmanuel Baptist Church by phone 419.473.3280, email or through our Website


We not only want to serve our own people and community, but also other churches as well. One of the ways is by providing sound biblical teaching through training. We have two opportunities you could mark your calendars for: Martha Peace Renew Conference for women (click here for more information), coming up this November 4-5, 2016; Paul Tripp October 20-21, 2017.grief4

Padre Pio Prayer Group gatherings

MH900048039 November is the month of Holy Souls. Join us in celebrating many special feast days and local events in November: All Saints (11/1), All Souls (11/2), St. Martin de Porres (11/3), Mary, Mother and Mediatrix of Grace and Mass for the Nation (12:05 p.m., St. Francis de Sales Chapel, 501 Cherry Street, Toledo) (11/7), Presidential Election – VOTE (11/8), Veterans’ Day (11/11), St. Frances Xavier Cabrini (11/13), Christ the King (11/20), Presentation of Blessed Virgin Mary (11/21), Blessed Miguel Augustin Pro (11/23), Thanksgiving (11/24).

May we respectfully request that you continue your active support of our monthly Padre Pio Prayer Group gatherings by inserting the following invitation in your parish bulletin:  “More souls of the dead from Purgatory than of the living climb this mountain to attend my Masses and seek my prayers.”  ~ St. Padre Pio.  Invite everyone to pray the Rosary daily, requested by Our Lady of the Rosary/Fatima, and exemplified by St. Padre Pio.  Join our Padre Pio Prayer Group (PPPG-CK) each 2nd Saturday (November 12, 2016) monthly for the 8 AM Mass, Rosary, Discussion, and Adoration @ Christ the King Church, 4100 Harvest Lane, Toledo, OH 43623.  Access ‘‘ for info.  Contact Magdalena Skiles (419) 356-4208) or email:

Emmanuel Baptist Church is hosting our fourth season of UPWARD basketball


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Plan to come out to one of our evaluations on December 7th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm or December 10 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.

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