Religion briefs, April 26

Revival to begin Sunday at church in Tiffin

Tiffin First Church of the Nazarene, 777 TR 201, is to begin a revival at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. The services are to continue daily at 6 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday.

Nelson S. Perdue of Urbana is to be the visiting evangelist. Perdue received a doctor of divinity degree from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in May 2002. He also served as associate evangelist with the Francis Asbury Society, founded by Dennis Kinlaw. His ministry has taken him to four continents. Perdue formerly served as revivalism coordinator for the church.

Mass on Heidelberg campus set for Sunday

A Catholic Mass is set for 7 p.m. Sunday in Herbster Chapel at Pfleiderer Hall on the Heidelberg University campus, next to the library on Greenfield Street. Father Frank Murd is to be the celebrant. The Mass is sponsored by the Heidelberg Catholic Newman Club and Campus Ministry.

Becky Stetser to speak at Friday potluck

Capt. Becky Stetser of The Salvation Army is to be the guest speaker when Church Women United celebrate May Friendship Day Friday with a noon potluck. Other congregations helping with the program are Faith United Methodist Church, St. Mary Catholic Church and Trinity United Church of Christ. It is to be at First Christian Church, 2016 S. CR 19. Women are asked to bring a dish of food and their own table service.

“Through God our Hands Can Serve” is the theme for the day. There is to be the Fellowship of the Least Coin, when members spend time in prayer as they set aside a “least coin.”

Gospel singing planned

Tiffin Freewill Baptist Church is to host another gospel sing beginning at 6 p.m. today. The Highfill Family from Marion is to perform. There will be food and fellowship after the singing. The church is at 129 8th Ave. For more information, call the Rev. Clifford Tyree at (419) 448-0566.

Shoey’s Cool Creation Restaurant, 706 S. Sandusky St., is to be the location of gospel singing and dinner 4- 7 p.m. May 3. Marlene Vance, Pat Roberts, Chris Baldwin and Paula Barron are to perform. For more information, call Mark Glick at (419) 934-5456, Liz Glick at (567) 230-3926 or Dee Lawrence at (419) 447-3120.

Learn steps to financial freedom starting Sunday

St. Joseph Parish in Tiffin is offering a Catholic small-group study, “Seven Steps to Becoming Financially Free,” beginning Sunday and continuing May 4, 11 and 18 and June 1 and 8. The group is to meet 3:30-5 p.m. in the Upper Room at St. Joseph Activity Center. The program offers strategies to get out of debt, begin saving and achieve financial goals that reflect the church’s teachings. The cost of $40 includes all materials. To register, call (419) 443-1920.

Mass for cancer victims Friday evening in Carey

CAREY – A Mass for victims of cancer is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Consolation in Carey. After the service, visitors are invited to participate in special prayers for healing.

Franciscan culture is focus of retreat

Sister Roberta Doneth, OSF, is to lead a day-long retreat, “The Cross That Spoke and Still Speaks Today,” 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 10 at St. Francis Spirituality Center. The San Damiano cross is a treasured icon that inspired St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi to seek a religious life. The director of mission and charism at the spirituality center, Doneth has a master’s degree in Franciscan studies and spirituality. The cost of the retreat is $30. To register, contact Jennifer at or (419) 443-1485 by May 5.

Program offered for young adults

WILLARD – A former Calvert teacher, the Rev. Eric Culler, is to lead “Theology on Tap” for young adults, ages 18-39, 6-8 p.m. Thursday and June 5. The first session, “Making Tough Decisions,” is to take place at Pete’s Cafe, 115 W. Mansfield St., New Washington. The June 5 location and topic are to be announced. To learn more, contact Sheila at or (419) 935-1149.

Free breakfast and a prayer Thursday

A Kiwanis Prayer Breakfast is to begin at 8:30 a.m. Thursday – the National Day of Prayer – at Good Shepherd Home, 725 Columbus Ave., Fostoria. The program is to begin at 9 a.m. The theme is One Voice, United in Prayer. A free continental breakfast is to be provided by Good Shepherd Home.