St. Markís United Methodist Church, 546 W. U.S. 224, Decatur, is having a Sweet Chariots Car Show from noon to 3:30 p.m. July 7. Preregistration, which ends Sunday, is $8. Gate registration is $10. The event will include derby races, food, music and a dunk tank. Call 260-724-7183 for more information.
Grace Lutheran Church, 1609 W. Westgate Ave., Columbia City, will have its annual Parking Lot Parade Picnic from 3 to 6 p.m. today. The event will include pulled pork, hot dogs, popcorn and more.
Kingston Residence will have its annual dinner dance at 4:30 p.m. July 9 at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 1819 Reservation Drive. Tickets are $5 in advance and $6 at the door. RSVP to 747-1523 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Abundant Life Church, 3301 Coliseum Blvd. E., is having its annual Freedom Fest music festival at 7 p.m. Wednesday. It will conclude with the IPFW fireworks. For more information, visit www.abundantlifecares.com or call 432-0014.
Mark Hamm is the new associate minister of youth and music at Christís Hope Ministries and Church, 2818 Carroll Road.
Carkenord, pastor at St. Michael the Archangel Parish, will celebrate his 50th anniversary of ordination into the priesthood with an open house from noon to 3 p.m. Friday at St. Michaelís, 1098 County Road 39, Waterloo.
Elaine Williamson is the new director of A Babyís Closet, a ministry of Associated Churches of Fort Wayne and Allen County, 602 E. Wayne St.
The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 1122 S. Clinton St., is having religious liberty prayer services at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Each service will conclude with a rosary procession to the Allen County Courthouse square.
St. Albanís Church, 7308 St. Joe Road, is having vacation Bible school from 6 to 8 p.m. July 8 to 12 for children 3 to 10. For more information, call 485-8022.