Help victims of natural disasters
Catholic Charities USA and Catholic Charities agencies are providing immediate relief to victims of the spring tornadoes and floods.
To contribute to the need in these areas, donate directly to Catholic Charities USA, P.O. Box 17066, Baltimore, MD 21297-1006 or through www.catholiccharitiesusa.org.
Trinity UCC in McCutchenville to serve barbecue
McCUTCHENVILLE - Trinity United Church of Christ in McCutchenville is to have a Harlan's chicken barbecue 11 a.m.-1 p.m. June 19 at the church on SR 53, McCutchenville.
Presale tickets need to be purchased by Thursday for dining in or carry outs.
Summer festival to help school
UPPER SANDUSKY - St. Peter Catholic School Summer Festival is set for noon-10 p.m. Sunday at the school, 310 N. Eighth St., Upper Sandusky.
Food choices include barbecued chicken and pork chop dinners, homemade noodle soup, burgers and bratwurst, snow cones and cotton candy.
The festival also features a beer garden, games for all ages, a 50/50 drawing, an auction and live musical entertainment.
Church to have Bible school
FOSTORIA - Wesley United Methodist Church, 1200 Van Buren St., Fostoria, is having its vacation Bible school 6-8:30 p.m. June 26-30.
BLOOMVILLE - St. John's Baseline United Church of Christ, 5721 E. CR 58, between SR 100 and SR 19, is hosting its annual lawn festival at 5 p.m. June 21.
It is to have homemade food, including chicken noodle soup, chili, hot dogs and other sandwiches, potato or pasta salad, fruit salad, homemade baked goods, with or without ice cream, and beverages.
Cyclists coming to Tiffin
Old Trinity Episcopal Church in Tiffin is to be a stop for the Bishop's Bike Ride June 28. The Rev. Amy Fallon, Old Trinity pastor, said 30-50 riders are to ride into Tiffin from Oberlin.
Participants travel at their own pace, so they are to arrive at various times throughout the day.
The cyclists are to be able to store their bicycles in the garage at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library and take showers in the locker rooms at Seiberling Gymnasium.
Fallon, who plans to ride for part of the trip, said the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio sponsors the annual event as a fundraiser for youth mission trips.
Author Berry to speak in Toledo
TOLEDO - Jason Berry, and award-winning Catholic author and investigative journalist, is to speak about his new book, "Render Unto Rome: the Secret Life of Money in the Catholic Church," at 2 p.m. Sunday at The Needmor Fund, 42 S. St. Clair St., Toledo.
Book sales and line numbers are to be given at 2 p.m., the author is to present at 2:15 p.m., a question-and-answer presentation is at 3 p.m. and book signings are at 3:30 p.m.
The people of St. James, Kansas, are mentioned in the book.
'The Inspiration' to perform in area
CLYDE - "The Inspirations" from the Smokies, a southern gospel group, is to perform at the Clyde High School auditorium at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
Tickets are available at the Clyde-Green Springs Exempted Village School District's board of education office, 106 S. Main St., (419) 547-0588.
General admission prices are $10 for adult tickets and $5 for students. Preschool children can attend free but are to be given a ticket for a seat.
Those attending are asked to bring items for the food pantry.
For more information, visit www.communitiesfortheartsclyde.org.
Carey church to host benefit
CAREY - Co-workers of Carol Woodward, Jane Cox and Mike Watkins have organized a spaghetti dinner benefit 4-8 p.m. June 25 at Carey First Freewill Baptist Church, 11011 CR 58, two miles north of Carey.
The cost of the dinner is $8 for adults and $5 for children ages 4-12.
Raffles and 50/50 drawings also are planned. Proceeds from the event are to assist with medical expenses for the three families.
Advanced tickets are available at The Drive-Thru, 205 S. Sandusky St., Tiffin; Mike's Dairy Bar, 129 N. Warpole St., Upper Sandusky; and O'Flaherty's Marathon Service, 100 N. Vance St., Carey.
For more information, call Linda at (419) 306-7152 or Teresa at (419) 294-7846.