Volunteer Opportunities at Challenged Champions Equestrian Center, Ottawa Ohio. Volunteers are an integral part of our program, assisting riders with activities, exercises, balance and communication. Our spring session runs April 16th – June 11th – with daytime and evening classes MondayFriday each week. Call Kendra at 4192358000 if you would like to volunteer or for more info.

MAY 29TH.-AUGUST 17TH.: St. Paul United Church of Christ in Wapakoneta is hosting the Summer Lunch Program beginning May 29, 2018 through August 17th. Lunch will be served from 11:30 am -12:30 pm. We will be serving MondayFriday and will distribute Take Home Bags for the weekend on Fridays. All ages are welcome including adults. There is no charge. For more information please call the church office at 419-738-2215.

MAY 8TH. and JUNE 12TH.: Wapakoneta Sister City will be celebrating their 25th Anniversary with a trip to their sister city of Lengerich Germany in 2019. There are planning meetings scheduled for May 8 and June 12 at City Hall in Wapakoneta at 7:30pm for those that are interested in going with the group.
Danke!

JUNE 13TH.:Faith Christian Church, 2223 Shawnee Rd., Lima is hosting a “Walk & Talk” with Thora Davis on our backyard trail beginning at 6:30 pm. Come join us as we discover what kinds of nature exists on the trail. Open & free to the public.

JUNE 13TH.: Come join us at the Delphos Public Library for an intriguing and informative session with Master Storyteller Jim Kleefeld who will speak on the rise and fall of spiritualism; the myths, the hoaxes, the people, and the procedures. See hands-on displays of a Speaking Trumpet, Miracle Frame, and other antique artifact used by fake spiritualists to deceive and swindle innocent believers who paid dearly that they might hear words of encouragement from their departed loved ones. Program begins at 6:30 pm in the First Edition Building. Free and open to the public.

JUNE 15TH.: S.H.Y. DOUBLE A IS HOLDING A GOLF OUTING AT THE DELPHOS COUNTRY CLUB WITH A START TIME AT 10AM. TEAMS WILL CONSIST OF 4 PLAYERS AND WILL COST $60.00 OER PLAYER OR $240.00 PER TEAM . YOU WILL FIND RAFFLES, DOOR PRIZES, CONTESTS AND PRIZES FOR THE TOP 3 TEAMS.  YOUR ENTRY FEE INCLUDES GREEN FEES, CART AND DINNER AFTERWARDS. CALL ZACH AT 419-204-9136 OR JANE AT 419-695-2247 FOR MORE INFO.

JUNE 21st: Lima seventh-grader Lauren Cunningham was diagnosed with Leukemia when she was nine. Since then, she’s finished her treatments and has had more than 80 blood transfusions. Lauren’s goal is to get 100 people like you to give blood. Come to the next Red Cross Blood Drive, Thursday, June 21st noon to 6 at the Lima Chapter House. Help Lauren Cunningham not only achieve her goal, but surpass it. Plan on giving blood Thursday, June 21st noon to 6 at the Lima Chapter House on Collett Street.

Sunday June 24th through Wednesday June 27th 6:30-8:30pm
Vacation Bible School First E&R Church 320 W. Wayne St. Lima OH
Babylon Daniel’s Courage in Captivity

JUNE 25-28TH.:First United Methodist Church Invites Children to Elements of TRUST Vacation Bible School; A Science-Inspired, Christ Focus week of faith filled fun.

Van Wert, Ohio A summer kids’ event called Elements of Trust VBS will be hosted at First United Methodist Church, 113 W Central Avenue from Monday, June 25 to Thursday, June 28 with special activities and a singing performance on Sunday, July 1st. At Elements of Trust, kids discover that they can TRUST God and count on His promises! Kids participate in memorable Bible connected science activities, sing catchy songs, devour yummy treats, and experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures that remind them of God’s promises. The Elements of Trust VBS week promises to be a fun, slime-filled experience that everyone will enjoy. Each day begins and concludes with the skits, singing and worship that will energize and connect kids with God. The at-home Spiritual Lab Book of devotions will get everyone involved in living what they have learned. Family members and friends are encouraged to join in daily for this special worship time from 11:45-12:00 each day.
First United Methodist Elements of Trust is for kids from 3 years old to entering 5th Grade and will run from 9am to 12pm each day. Preschool students will be released to their parents in Krout at 11:45 and can join worship in the sanctuary with parents if they wish. A link to online registration is available on the First Church website http://www.vanwertfirst.net/vbs/. Parents can also register by stopping in at First United Methodist Church or by calling the church office at 419-238-0631.

JUNE 27TH.:Faith Christian Church, 2223 Shawnee Rd., Lima is hosting a Discussion on the Opiate Crisis on Wed., June 27th at 6:30 pm. Free & open to the public.

JULY 4-11-18-25:Lifetree Cafe at the Bachwell. 116 N Washington Street, Van Wert, OH. Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30pm. Free admission, free refreshments.

July 4 – After the Attack. Picking up the pieces and moving on.
July 11 – In The News – TBA popular news topic
July 18 – Simplify your life. How a Hollywood millionaire walked away from it all.
July 25 – Wounded Warriors – When war comes home.

JULY 9-12: Delphos St. John the Evangelist is hosting Shipwrecked VBS July 9-11, 6-8:30 pm at church, with a pool party on Thursday, July 12 at 6-8 pm at the Delphos Pool. At Shipwrecked VBS, kids discover how Jesus rescues us through life’s storms. The week is filled with Bible-learning experiences, island games, tropical treats and cool songs. Register by stopping by or calling the Ministry Center at 419-695-4050.

JULY 28TH.:Join us for the 10th Annual Rally Point River Ride. Saturday, July 28th at Heritage Park. The River Ride is bicycle tour with routes for families, weekend bikers and experienced riders. Enjoy a great ride, free massage, and live music!  Your entry goes to support Rally Point Youth Center, a much needed resource in the Lima area.  For more information or to register visit rallyup.org or call 419-229-4444. This year’s River Ride is sponsored in part by International Tank Service, Inc., Great Lakes Crop Insurance Agency and Halker’s Drywall and Plastering,Your Hometown Lima Stations and the Lima Engine Plant UAW-Ford