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Resolve to let go of regrets in the new year

Q: I’m sitting down to write out my New Year’s resolutions. Every year I struggle to keep up with my goals — and usually give up within a few weeks. Honestly, I feel completely saturated already; is it even worth trying to add something else to the list? Jim: I think there’s a lot ...

PHOTO  BY MARYANN KROMER
These models depict the original First Christian Church and the present building.

125th and 25th: First Christian Church to mark dual anniversaries Sunday

In the 1960s, Doug DeVos walked past First Christian Church every day on his way to classes at Heidelberg College. He could not have known he would become the pastor of that congregation more than 30 years later. As 2016 draws to a close, the church is preparing to celebrate its 125th ...

Healing service planned

BELLEVUE — The Sorrowful Mother Shrine in Bellevue is to host a Charismatic Mass and Healing Service at 12:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Brown and the Rev. Wilson as celebrants. They are to administer the Sacrament of the Sick to anyone interested.

A brief history of Tiffin’s First Christian Church

Founded in 1891, First Christian members started meeting in a room above Schwable Hardware, 61 S, Washington St. In 1895, the original church was constructed at 152 E. Market St., across from the roller skating rink. The cost was $30,000. Serving as pastor from 1969-1994 was the Rev. ...

Ecumenical Christmas Concert

The 45th Carey Ecumenical Christmas Concert is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation, 315 Clay St., Carey. The choir is directed by Jack Gerding and Patricia Murphy, and the accompanists for the choir are Joy Orians and Ruth ...

Advent program slated

Advent by Candlelight: “Angels Among Us” is set for 6:30 p.m. Nov. 27 in the Upper Room at St. Joseph Activity Center in Tiffin. Women are invited to attend this inspirational evening to start the Advent season. The Rev. Frank Murd is to be the speaker. Participants are asked to bring ...

Tiffin Franciscan to be panelist

Sister Paulette Schroeder from St. Francis Convent in Tiffin is to be one of six panelists for “Palestine and Israel: 90 Minutes to Peace.” The talk, hosted by Northwest Ohio Free Speech Alliance, is to scheduled for 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 29 in the Franciscan Theatre and Conference Center, 6832 ...

During stressful holidays, offer kindness to relatives

Question: Do you have any advice for dealing with extended family members who don’t get along? My in-laws like to host big get-togethers with all the relatives, but they’re always marked by tension and dissension. I don’t want to offend my spouse or his parents, but I’m tired of all the ...

Trinity Evangelical in Upper plans revival Nov. 13-15

Trinity Evangelical Church plans revival services at 108 Malabar Drive, Upper Sandusky, with Encounter Revival Ministries next month. Revival services are to take place at 6 p.m. Nov. 13 and at 7 p.m. Nov. 14-15. Based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the Encounter ministry team is comprised ...

Campus ministry update to be delivered Sunday

Rich and Heather Dundore of CRU (formerly Campus Crusade) are to minister in song and give an update on campus ministry at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Hopewell Church of God at CR 48 and TR 121 between Tiffin and Bascom.September Fest set for Sept. 10St. John's United Church of Christ on SR 587 south ...

Charismatic Mass and healing service set for Sept. 25

A Charismatic Mass and healing service are set for 12:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at Sorrowful Mother Shrine, 4106 SR 269, 7 miles south of Bellevue. After Mass, the sacrament of the sick is to be given to all interested, followed by individual group healing prayers for those who ask.The Rev. Gene Wilson ...

Husband and wife minister to addicts

FOSTORIA - A Findlay man and his wife have started a church in Fostoria with a focus on helping people who suffer from addiction.Pastor Tony Redick said he started his career in ministry at a church in Findlay from 1993-2005."I fell into alcoholism," he said. "I stepped out of ministry and ...

Religion Briefs, Aug. 27

Reverend to talk about ministry to Asia SundayThe Rev. Louis Reindel of the Bradford Church of the Nazarene is to visit First Church of the Nazarene, 777 TR 201, Tiffin (next to Sentinel Vocational School) at 6 p.m. Sunday for a missionary service.Reindel is to share "The Can Ministry For Asia" ...

Sexual desire doesn’t necessarily wane with age

Question: Does sexual fulfillment decrease as we get older? My spouse and I are in our 60s, and I'm concerned normal aging issues might have negative implications for our relationship in the bedroom.Jim: Many people seem to believe that libido inevitably fades with age, and that elderly couples ...

Single woman wants mother to mind own business

Question: Is it appropriate for my mom to demand that I - a 30-something independent woman - allow her to "vet" the men in my life? She insists it's her prerogative and responsibility as a parent. I have a potential suitor who's visiting from out of town, and my mother says she needs four hours ...

Religion briefs, July 23

Carey church plans pie saleCAREY - The Our Lady of Consolation volunteer bakery is celebrating summer by offering fruit pies at a special price during its sale July 30-31.The pies include apple, Dutch apple, peach, peach with crumb topping, grape, Fruit of the Field, cherry rhubarb, rhubarb, ...

Young son’s display of emotion worries parents

Question: My 7-year-old son came home teary-eyed after watching a children's movie at a friend's house. Apparently one of the characters was constantly teased and mistreated by the other kids in the film. It upset my son for the rest of the day. Is this level and display of emotion something I ...

Heartfelt thank-you

Our family wants to say "Thank you" to all our friends, neighbors and relatives who supported and graciously gave us such good food during our sorrowful time.We also want to thank Mercy Hospital, all the doctors and especially Community Hospice Care for taking such good care of Paul during his ...

Thanks for the hard work

As we complete our term as the St. Joseph Festival Steering Committee, we would like to thank all the booth chairpersons and everyone who volunteered their time to work at the festival and make it so fun and successful these last three years.We would like to thank the pre-sale workers, ...

Miletti golf scramble a success

The Miletti Open Golf Scramble, supporting Calvert Athletics, was a great success this year, thanks to the generous support of our local benefactors.Hole sponsors: Fred Zoeller, Schubach Chiropractic, MJ Recruiters, TiffinApartments.com, Mike Kerschner, Your Legacy Federal Credit Union, Smith ...