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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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Zion Lutheran Welcomes New Pastor

zion-new-pastor-final-2016Zion Lutheran Church LCMC, 8307 Memorial Highway (Old US 223) Ottawa Lake, Michigan is proud to announce that Pastor Terry Rebert has accepted our Letter of Call to be our new Pastor.
All are welcome to join us on October 9th to welcome and get acquainted with Pastor Terry and his wife Gail at Zion.

Trinity Church of the Nazarene Revival Services


Revival services
with Dr. Bob and Jennifer Wilkerson               As follows:
Sunday, Oct 23, 10:45 am and 6 pm
Mon-Wed, Oct 24-26, 7 pm

Dr. Bob and Jennifer Wilkerson have spent their lives in ministry. Both grew up in Nazarene parsonages and were called to the ministry at very early ages. Dr. Bob has pastored, planted churches, and traveled across the country and overseas, preaching and leading worship in revivals, camp meetings, and crusades. Dr. Bob is also a talented singer, songwriter and accomplished pianist. Dr. Bob is currently working on his first published book, “The New Normal” outlining the cultural, theological and societal changes in our culture and churches today. Dr. Bob was awarded his Doctorate of Divinity in 2011 from Holy Trinity University. Jennifer, a talented and anointed vocalist in her own right has served as a worship leader, choir director, and soloist and worked with some of the best of the best in gospel music. Bob and Jennifer were married in 2009 and together they form a dynamic, anointed team committed to spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ and proclaiming holiness. They’re capable of handling an entire service and are quite skilled and gifted to preach, lead worship, and provide special music. The preaching of Dr. Bob calls the sinner to repentance and believers to a closer walk and relationship with Christ. Their ministry is Spirit-filled and anointed with the tangible presence of the Lord. Dr. Bob and Jennifer are gifted in many diverse styles of music and can adapt in any situation and have the wherewithal to minister to each and every church. Dr. Bob and Jennifer’s deep commitment to share the gospel with anyone and everyone is evident as they pour their lives into proclaiming that “Everybody Needs Jesus!”

Trinity Church of the Nazarene
4930 Flanders Rd.
Toledo, OH 43623
(419) 882-8734

Christ the King Padre Pio Prayer Group


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