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The Van Wert County Courthouse

Monday, Jan. 16, 2017

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Join Trinity for a social night of Southern gospel music as the group sings gospel favorites from through the years. The concert will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, January 22, at Trinity Friends Church in Van Wert. (photo submitted)

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Identifying and applying unique gifts and abilities will be discussed at Lifetree Café on from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, January 5.

The program, titled “Be Yourself … Everyone Else Is Taken,” features a filmed interview with Dan Meyer, a professional sword swallower who holds multiple Guinness World Records.

be-yourself-artwork-12-2016“This is my gift and my calling — I know it from the bottom of my heart,” says Meyer. “I thrive on it, and I’m passionate about what I do, and I know this is what God wants me to do.”

During the program, participants will have the opportunity to discuss the unique gifts and abilities they possess and how they can use them for good.

Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Lifetree Café is located at the Bachwell Center, 116 N. Washington St. in Van Wert. Park behind the courthouse and enter on Court Street. Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation about faith in a casual, comfortable setting.

Questions about Lifetree may be directed to First United Methodist Church at 419.238.0631 or email

January 12 topic: “Playing God. Is Science Going Too Far?”

POSTED: 12/27/16 at 8:21 am. FILED UNDER: Church

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Trinity is excited to announce the release of its newest recording project A Glimpse. This newest CD under the Willowood label was produced by John Darin Rowsey at Hitmakers Studio.

Trinity. (photo submitted)

Trinity (photo submitted)

Trinity is dedicating this CD in memory of Chris Adams, who went home to be with the Lord in January of 2015. The CD features 11 songs, including a very special song written by Cheryl Burk entitled “A Glimpse of Heaven”. The Lord gave her this song on the airplane as the group was flying home from a cruise after hearing of Chris’ passing. Trinity also had the honor of recording one of Chris’ songs, “Hallelujah to the Father”, on this CD.

Another special feature is a duet recorded by Gary Adams and his grandson, Chandler, on Gary’s signature song, “The Lighthouse”

Trinity would like to invite the public to a very special release concert on Saturday, October 29, at 7 p.m., at Trinity Friends Church in Van Wert. Joining Trinity will be national recording artists The Guardians. The Guardians have had several top 10 hits on the Singing News Charts and bring to fans an amazing harmony of voices, along with a desire to minister and love for the Lord.

To learn more about both groups go to and or follow them both on Facebook. The concert is free and a love offering will be taken.

POSTED: 10/27/16 at 7:30 am. FILED UNDER: Church

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This year’s Walk for Life was a big success for the Pregnancy Life Center. The fundraiser included 350 walkers who gathered at Fountain Park fully prepared to “Love Out Loud” (this year’s theme for the walk).

Of the 350 participants, 160 of them were sponsored walkers who helped raise the most money the PLC has ever raised for its walk. The walk’s results could not have come at a better time, as the PLC is preparing to become a medical clinic and offer free Ultrasounds and STI testing to the community.

Here are just a few of the walkers who participated in this year's Walk for Life fundraiser for the Pregnancy Life Center. (photo submitted)

Here are just a few of the walkers who participated in this year’s Walk for Life fundraiser for the Pregnancy Life Center. (photo submitted)

The Walk for Life fundraising total was $62,886 — a combination of what was raised through business and church sponsorships and what individual walkers raised.

Business and church sponsorship of the walk begins in the spring, is board led, and accounted for $21,945 of the $62,886. The individually-sponsored walkers accounted for the other $40,941.

“We needed the walkers to raise at least $35,000, so to come out  several thousand above that number is truly a blessing, and, for us, validates what we are doing here,”  says Trina Langdon, Pregnancy Life Center director.

Top individual fundraisers included Ron Ripley, Jennings Road Church of Christ, $5,385; Anita Searl, Jennings Road Church of Christ, $3,315; Mindy Longwell, Trinity Friends Church, $1,385; and Linda Baker, New Horizons Community Church, $1,365.

“We appreciate all of our walkers, but this group of four raised a quarter of the total,” says Langdon. “That is huge!  Without them, we would have come in under our budget need.”

The top churches this year included Jennings Road Church of Christ, $11,551 with 17 sponsored walkers; First Baptist Church, $3,815 with eight sponsored walkers; and Trinity Friends Church, $2,875 with 14 sponsored walkers.


POSTED: 09/16/16 at 6:19 am. FILED UNDER: Church, Lifestyles