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Special events

Waynedale United Methodist Church, 2501 Church St., is having its Fall Carnival/Family Fun Night from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. It will include food, games and a silent auction.

Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 917 W. Jefferson Blvd., is having its annual fall festival from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 20. It will include crafts, a cookie walk, silent auction and lunch.

Lifetree Café will have a discussion about fixing the health care system, “Curing Healthcare: Practical Help for an Ailing Nation,” from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Ossian Presbyterian Church, 123 S. Jefferson St., Ossian. It will also be presented from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at New Ground Coffee Co., 5925 N. Clinton St.

The University of Saint Francis, 2701 Spring St., is having a lecture, “The People of God: Revisiting Lumen Gentium,” at 3 p.m. Sunday at the North Campus auditorium.

Fairview Church of God, 5511 Yoder Road, Yoder, is having a fish fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. today. Cost is $9 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 12 and free for those 5 and younger.

The Franciscan Center is having its 10th annual dinner and auction at 5 p.m. Oct. 20 in the Marriott Marquis Ballroom at the Fort Wayne Marriott, 305 E. Washington Center Road. Cost is $60 a seat. Tickets are available through 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. For more information, call 744-3977.

Emmanuel Lutheran Church-Soest, 9909 Wayne Trace, is having a fall rummage and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to noon Friday. The bag sale will be Friday.

St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 12912 Franke Road, Monroeville, is having a fall rummage sale from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 20. There will be a $2 bag sale Oct. 20, or as much as you want for $5.

Spencerville United Methodist Church, 5681 Church St., Spencerville, is having its annual harvest supper from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 20. There will be a free-will offering.

Christ’s Community Church, 10616 Liberty Mills Road, is having a craft and specialty foods sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 20.

Concordia Theological Seminary, 6600 N. Clinton St., is having its Christ Academy College/Phoebe Academy College for those interested in become a pastor or deaconess from Thursday through Oct. 21. To sign up for the free event, visit, email or call 800-481-2155.

Bethel United Methodist Church, 8405 Lima Road, is having its annual soup supper from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday.

Concordia Theological Seminary, 6600 N. Clinton St., is hosting the confirmation retreat, “The Sixth Commandment: Untangling the Mess of Love and Dating in Today’s World,” for students Oct. 26 to 28. Cost is $110. To register, call 452-2204 or email


St. John Lutheran Church, 729 W. Washington Blvd., is hosting “The Many Faces of ADHD” mini-conference from 9:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 20. To register, call 415-3412.

Concordia Theological Seminary, 6600 N. Clinton St., is having a Good Shepherd Institute conference, “Shepherd of Tender Youth: Connecting Post-Moderns to Christ,” from Nov. 4 to 6. For more information, visit, email or call 452-2224.

Special music

Messiah Lutheran Church, 7211 Stellhorn Road, is hosting Amy Robbins-Wilson, a healing music artist, at 7 p.m. today. Tickets are $10.

First Mennonite Church, 566 W. Main St., Berne, is having rehearsals for the performance of its Dec. 1 and 2 rendition of Handel’s Messiah. Rehearsals are from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 27. All singers are welcome.

Resurrection Lutheran Church, 14318 Lima Road, is having a free concert with Roger Marshal & The Law at 7 p.m. Oct. 20. Seating is limited; tickets can be picked up at the church office by calling 637-5900.

Fort Wayne Baptist Church, 2323 Fairfield Ave., is providing free music lessons for those 3 to 18 years from 10 a.m. to noon the third Saturday of each month. Worship minister Rebekah Lawson will teach vocal and percussion, and her husband, Samuel Lawson, will teach guitar and strings. To reserve your child’s spot, call 431-6616.

Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 4700 Vance Ave., is having a community gospel sing at 5:45 p.m. Oct. 20.

Special services

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1126 Barr St., is hosting guest preacher Matthew Harrison, president of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, at the 10 a.m. Sunday service. This is part of the church’s 175th anniversary celebration.

Crescent Avenue United Methodist Church, 1232 Crescent Ave., is having a Taize meditation and worship service at 5 p.m. Sunday.

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