African children's choir performing
Hope 4 Africa Children's Choir will visit Trinity United Methodist Church, 2715 E. Jackson Blvd., for a public performance at 7 p.m. Saturday in the church's Trinity Life Center.
Twenty-two children from East Africa will sing, dance and play traditional African music in worship and in an effort to raise funds for orphans and vulnerable children in East Africa. There is no charge for admission but a free-will offering will be taken during the program.
Berghorst new pastor of Willowdale church
Rob Berghorst is the new pastor of Willowdale Church of Christ, 1400 Willowdale Ave.
The Holland, Mich. native is a graduate of the certificate in ministry program of East Tennessee School of Preaching and Missions. He and his family arrived in Elkhart in August to fill a vacancy in leadership at the church.
Berghorst is working with the Willowdale faithful to "strive to be Christians the way God intended," he said.
Church offering recovery program
The First Presbyterian Church expands its ministry by initiating a program of healing and recovery for people affected by the use of alcohol or other mood-altering substances.
An open house for the program will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the church, 215 E. Lincoln Ave. Direct access to The Living Room is through the outside door on the west side of the church.
For more information regarding the program call First Presbyterian at 533-7845.
Weekend event includes magician
Scott Humston, master magician, will entertain at The Wonder-Full Weekend today, Saturday and Sunday at Beulah Missionary Church, 57595 old C.R. 17.
Each program is uniquely different and offers a non-stop variety of magic, music, mystery, comedy and inspiration for the entire family.
Performances take place at 7 p.m. Tickets are not needed and there is no charge to attend. For more information visit www.beulahchurch.org
Spirituality, health topics of symposium
Experts in the fields of spirituality and health will conduct a free symposium on both subjects and related fields at 4 p.m. Friday in Carroll Auditorium on the campus of Saint Mary's College.
A time for audience participation is included in the event, titled "The Quest Project Continues ... A Symposium on Spirituality and Health."
The college is just south of the Indiana Toll Road interchange at 933 North.
Clothing distribution is hitting the road
The Christ Child Society of South Bend takes its distribution of infants and children's clothing on the road to St. Vincent de Paul parish Saturday.
With the cooperation of the parish, which has pre-selected families to receive the clothing, the society tests the waters of an "on-the-road" distribution center. If successful, according to a press release from the society, other on-the-road distributions may be scheduled in the future.
No unscreened families will be permitted to participate in Saturday's event.
Union Center marking its 150th anniversary
Union Center Church of the Brethren, 70535 C.R. 11, celebrates the 150th anniversary of its founding Sunday through Tuesday.
The highlight of the celebration is intended to be spiritual renewal services that will take place at 6:30 p.m. each evening.
Guest speaker pastor Larry Dentler of the Bermudian Church of the Brethren will speak at each service, as well as at 9:15 a.m. Sunday. A carry-in meal and cemetery walk, games, ice cream social and hymn sing will take place as well beginning at 12:15 p.m. Sunday and continuing throughout the afternoon.
The public is welcome to attend any of the services or events, which are free of charge. For more information call the church at 773-4295.
Soul'd Out quartet performing Sunday
A concert featuring the Soul'd Out quartet will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday at Riverside Bible Church, 600 Myrtle St.
A free will offering will be taken in lieu of an admission charge. For more information call Agnes Muntz 264-9079.
Bishop celebrating jubiliarian Mass
Bishop John D'Arcy of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne -- South Bend will celebrate a Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception today for jubilarians who have reached a landmark number of years since their ordination.
The Mass will begin at 12:05 p.m. at the cathedral, 1122 S. Clinton St. Twenty priests will be honored, including the Rev. Paul Bueter, whose ministry included Goshen.
Now retired, Bueter is celebrating 50 years in ministry.
Trinity Lutheran hosts fish and chicken fry
Trinity Lutheran Church, 202 S. Green Road, will host a Dan's Famous Fish and Chicken fry from 4 to 7 p.m. today.
The all-you-can-eat menu consists of fish and chicken strips, cole slaw, potato chips, bread and butter, beverages and homemade desserts. Carry-out service is available.
Advance tickets are available at the church office or by calling 533-5760 and cost $8/adult, $5/children ages 6 to 12. At the door prices will be $8.50 for adults and $5.50 for children.
Proceeds are allocated to area agencies and are matched by half by Thriven Financial for Lutherans.
Taizé prayer service at Belmont Mennonite
A Taizé prayer service takes place at 7 p.m. Mondayat Belmont Mennonite Church, 925 Oxford St.
The Taizé style of service comes from eastern France and includes song, silence and Scripture. Everyone is invited to participated.
For more information call 293-5160.