National Day of Prayer at the Church of the Cross







National Day of Prayer observance service on Thursday May 4th at Noon.

Location: 1750 Eastgate Rd. | Toledo, OH  43614

Phone: 419-382-6722


FREE Plant Exchange Bowling Green and Toledo

   Plant Exchange

What’s Not to Love about Free?
Free hostas, daylilies, forget-me-nots, coneflowers? Sometimes there are free cacti, canna tubers, ornamental grasses, seeds, and vegetable starts?
Two upcoming events, April 29 and May 6, are opportunities to try new plants, mostly perennials, as well as to discuss your landscaping ideas and challenges with master gardeners.
First up is the Wood County Plant Exchange, the morning of Sat. April 29 in the Wood County Fairgrounds at Haskins and Poe roads on the north side of Bowling Green. Everyone who shows up will be able to select two plants.
But if you’re already a plants person, bring somethings to share from your garden, garden-toolbox, or houseplant collection, and for every item you bring you’ll be able to select an item. Bring 10 plants (labeled and weed-free, please), and you’ll get 10, plus the two for showing up. If you’re bringing a lot, follow the signs to the drop-off area where volunteers will unload your vehicle and sort your donations into appropriate categories that makes “shopping” easy. Continue reading »

Northwood Baptist Church – SPRING REVIVAL

Northwood Baptist Church
566 E. Florence; Northwood, OH 43619

SUNDAY, April 30th
7:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

Summer Kidz Camp at Pilgrim Church ~ 2017

Pilgrim VBS1375 W. Sylvania Ave.
Toledo, Ohio 43612
(419) 478-6012- Call to register or stop in!

June 5 through August 11
7:30am – 5:00pm (Monday – Friday)
For children ages 5-12 $75/week
2nd Child $60/week
3rd Child $48/week

$25 registration fee per family

Come Have Fun With Us This Summer!
(Meals & Snacks Provided)

Crafts, Games, Field Trips, Learning Activities, & More!


PennywarMarch 13, 2017- Sylvania, Ohio – During the week of April 24-28 students from private schools across northwest Ohio will be participating in a Penny War called Your Change to Make a Change to raise funds for the Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund (NOSF).  This second annual fundraiser includes students from NOSF’s 61 partner schools across Northwest Ohio raising funds for their classmates who attend their school on a NOSF scholarship.  Each school will have its grades competing in a penny war and the winning grade will receive a class party.

This school year there are 613 students attending a private school or being homeschooled with an NOSF scholarship.   Families whose household income is at 270% or below the poverty level can apply for the scholarship for their children.  The maximum scholarship awarded is $1,500 per child and students can renew each year as long as their family meets the income eligibility guidelines. Continue reading »

Spring Attic Treasures Rummage Sale

Rummage SaleZion Lutheran Church LCMC 8307 Memorial Hwy. Ottawa Lake Mich. 49267 will be having its annual Spring Attic Treasures Rummage Sale on April 21, and 22, 2017 between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm each day. For more information call 734-856-2921

Join our Padre Pio Prayer Group

praying-hands-with-rosary-clipart-free-cliparts-that-you-can-0txYGe-clipartDear Fellow Parish Bulletin Reps;  SPRING arrived today. April 2017 is the month of the Holy Eucharist. Special celebrations in April in our Catholic Church include Palm Sunday (4/9), Holy Thursday (4/13), Good Friday (4/14), Easter (4/16), Feast of Divine Mercy (4/23), Our Lady of Good Counsel (4/26), St. Catherine of Siena and Our Lady of the Valley (4/29), and St. Marie of the Incarnation (4/30/17). Continue reading »

Bethlehem Lutheran Church Welcomes….Speaker/Teacher Robin Sullivan

Robin Sullivan at BethlehemPalm Sunday, April 9, 2017
10:20 a.m.
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Fellowship Hall
220 Cedar St., Pemberville
Theme: Evangelism
All ages welcome!
This program is taking place instead of Amy Brooks, who had to cancel.
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May 4th, National Day of Prayer

PrayerIn February the Merge Pastors and Leaders Network gathered together over 60 area pastors and leaders for a two day summit. Out of that meeting the consensus of the group was that God was doing something unique in our region and the unity through prayer played a major role in making that happen.

Thursday, May 4th is the National Day of Prayer. The leadership team of the Merge Network is calling together the Greater Toledo region together in prayer at the Life Revitalization Center from 7pm to 9pm. We need your help getting the word out. Will you help us by inviting the people that you know that need to be at this event. We believe God wants to do big things in our region and prayer is a major key.  Continue reading »


erin thompson Nov 2015Social Security Column
By Erin Thompson
Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Toledo, OH

March is Women’s History Month — a time to focus not just on the past, but on the challenges women continue to face. Nearly 60 percent of the people receiving Social Security benefits are women, and in the 21st century, more women work, pay Social Security taxes, and earn credit toward monthly retirement income than at any other time in our nation’s history. Knowing this, you can be the author of your own rich and independent history, with a little preparation. Continue reading »