Gospel praise gathering set for Sunday at Carey church
A gospel praise gathering is set for 6 p.m. Sunday at Ridge Chapel Church of the Nazarene, 370 SR 568, Carey. Expected performers include Sandi & Kaylene, Jimmy Potridge, Marlene Vance, One Voice, Paula Barron, Pat Roberts, Jake Reel, Cornerstone Gospel, Peggy Alexander, Miss Amanda, HeartSong, Ken Ziegler, Between Here & Heaven, Chris Baldwin and the Gospel Praise Gathering Choir.
For more information, call Mark Glick at (419) 934-5456.
Refresh My Heart women's conference set for April 25-26
FOSTORIA - Dillon Road Baptist Church plans to welcome RoseAnne Coleman and her humor, inspiration and musical talents. Coleman uses her humor to direct her audiences to the love of Jesus Christ. Her presentations aim to help women find their place in the story of God. She has recorded "Pretty Good Music" and is the author of "The Stories I Keep."
Limited seating is available. The registration deadline April 23. The cost is $20, with lunch provided April 26. For more information, contact Donna Minton at (419) 435-7084.
Food for body and soul
The Salvation Army bake sale is set for 9 a.m.-noon today at Rural King in Tiffin.
CAREY - The volunteer bakery at Our Lady of Consolation will have baked goods for sale 4-7 p.m. today and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday in the information booth across from the basilica. All proceeds are to go toward a proposed OLC elevator project.
A baked steak dinner is being offered 4-7 p.m. today at First Christian Church, 2016 S. CR 19. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 6-12. For more details, call (419) 447-3731.
Celebrate season with music
The Kansas St. James Choral Group is to present the Lenten musical, "His Last Days" two more times. At 6:30 p.m. Sunday, the group is to be at the United Church of Christ, 31 N. Marion St. (SR 19), Bloomville. The final presentation is 8 p.m. Friday at Kansas St. James, 6482 CR 2, Fostoria. The 45-minute program is suitable for people of all ages. A charitable offering is to be collected at each performance.
The Black Swamp Conservancy concert with the Toledo Symphony Woodwind Quintet is to give a free concert 7-8 p.m. April 24 in the convent chapel. Come at 5 p.m. and tour the straw bale house before the program. The Spirit Space Gift Shop in the Spirituality Center also is to be open 5-6:30 p.m. Call (419) 872-5263 to reserve a concert ticket.
Care for caregivers discussed
FOSTORIA - Loving Well through Difficult Times, a free workshop by Susan Parrish Sprowl, is set for 7-8 p.m. April 23 in the lower level at Good Shepherd Home, 725 Columbus Ave., Fostoria. The program is aimed at family members and friends of older adults in crisis. With more than 30 years of experience, Sprowl is to offer tips on different ways to care for the elderly and to care for oneself in the process. To reserve a seat, call the chaplains office at (419) 937-1801, ext. 207.
Malaysia, Indonesia ban showing of movie 'Noah'
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Malaysia and Indonesia have banned the biblical epic "Noah," joining other Muslim nations that forbid the Hollywood movie for its visual depiction of a man Islam considers a prophet.
Film censors in both countries said Monday the portrayal of the ark-builder by Russell Crowe was against Islamic law. Depictions of prophets are shunned in Islam to avoid worship of a person rather than God.
Malay Muslims make up about 60 percent of Malaysia's 30 million people, and Christians about 9 percent.
In Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, the head of the national censorship board said the plot of "Noah" contradicts both the Quran and the Bible.
Indonesia's most influential Islamic body welcomed the move, saying films that could corrupt religious teachings should be outlawed.
Churches continue to fight lawsuit from Hawaii schools
HONOLULU (AP) - Attorneys representing churches being sued over renting Hawaii public school buildings for services say there's nothing new in an amended lawsuit.
A judge previously dismissed a lawsuit claiming the churches owe more than $5.6 million in rental fees, saying it didn't contain the required level of detail for a case alleging fraud. Hawaii Citizens for the Separation of Church and State founder Mitchell Kahle and public advocate Holly Huber later filed an amended suit.
Religious liberty group Alliance Defending Freedom filed another motion to dismiss, reiterating its previous argument that the state Department of Education knew how the facilities were being used. ADF attorney Erik Stanley said Monday the amended suit doesn't include new information.
A hearing is scheduled for May 27.