BETHANY LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2435 Engle Road, will have a block party with free food and games 4-8 p.m. Aug. 5.
CALVARY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 6301 Winchester Road, will hold a one-day vacation Bible school for preschool to high school-aged kids, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 11 Special sessions will be held for middle and high schoolers. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Information: 747-9218.
CHRIST'S COMMUNITY CHURCH, 10616 Liberty Mills Road, will hold vacation Bible school, for ages 4-Grade 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 23-27. Registration: Call 436-2637, or visit www.christscommunitychurch.org, or email email@example.com.
COME AS YOU ARE COMMUNITY CHURCH, 7910 S. Anthony Blvd., will honor first lady Sandra Kay Payton for 17 years of ministry service at 10 a.m. Sunday. Special guest speaker is the Rev. Lichelle Beeler of St. Stephen Baptist Church, Louisville, Ky.
CRESCENT AVENUE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 1232 Crescent Ave., will have a Taize meditation and worship service at 5 p.m. Sunday.EPWORTH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 105 W. 8th St., Matthews, will have Tribute Quartet perform in concert at 6:30 p.m. July 29; admission is free.
FORT WAYNE DANCE COLLECTIVE, 437 E. Berry St., will hold a Dances of Universal Peace weekend retreat with Leilah Be, “Embodying the Sacred,” Friday-Sunday. Full weekend or individual sessions available for $30-$175. Low-cost lodging options available. Information: 424-6574, 602-9361 or www.fwdc.org/dup.
HUNTINGTON UNIVERSITY, Huntington, will hold Fandana Festival Aug. 10-11. Chris Tomlin is special guest performer, with more than 50 bands performing on multiple stages. Tickets available at www.fandanafestival.com.
LIFETREE CAFÉ, Brew Ha! 122 S. Jefferson St., Ossian, will discuss a story of hope from Rwanda 6-7 p.m. Sunday.
NEW HAVEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 630 Lincoln Highway E., New Haven, will host GriefShare, a 13-week class for people grieving the loss of a loved one. The classes will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, through July 24. Each session is self-contained so you do not have to attend in sequence. For more information, call Margie Williams, the facilitator, at 749-9907 or the church office at 749-9565.
ST. ALBAN'S CHURCH, 7308 St. Joe Road, will hold vacation Bible school, for ages 3-10, 6-8 p.m. Sunday-July 12. Information: 485-8022.
ST. JOHN MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 2421 S. Hanna St., will observe its 87th church anniversary at 10:15 a.m. Sunday. Guest pastor Kenneth Giles from St. Mark Missionary Church, Detroit, will speak.
ST. JOSEPH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH will celebrate the grand opening of Praise Park, a ministry of the church, 2-7 p.m. July 14 at 5396 St. Joe Center Road, east of Medical Protective on the south side of the road.
SHEPHERD OF THE CITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1301 S. Anthony Blvd., will hold vacation Bible school, for ages 3-12, 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. July 13-14. Free. Call Vicar Curtis Stephens at 422-3790 for more information.
TAYLOR CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 10145 Maysville Road, will hold vacation Bible school, for ages 3-Grade 5, 6-7:30 p.m. July 15-19. Registration: 749-8597 or www.taylorchapel.com.
TRINITY ENGLISH LUTHERAN CHURCH, 405 W. Wayne St., will hold vacation Bible school 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 29-Aug. 2. Family dinner will be at 6 p.m. Registration: www.TrinityEnglish.org and click registration link on the home page. Shining Lights summer arts workshop attendees will present “What's up Zak?” at 7 p.m. Aug. 22 in the church's theater.
VICTORY NOLL CENTER, 1900 W. Park Drive, Huntington, will hold weekend retreats for women military veterans July 13-15 and Sept. 28-30. Cost is $10. Reservations: 1-260-356-0628, Ext. 174, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WOMEN OF FAITH CONFERENCE, Indianapolis, takes place Aug. 24-25. Come as You Are Community Church will take a charter bus to the event. Cost is $195 double occupancy and $175 triple occupancy. Registration: 447-6036 or email email@example.com.
WORSHIP IN THE PARK, presented by Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1636 St. Marys Ave., is at 8 a.m. Sundays, through Labor Day, at Foellinger Outdoor Theatre in Franke Park. Pastor Russ Dewell will preach, with music by Don Wharton. For information, call 422-7931, Opt. 1, Ext. 100, or visit www.lutheransonline.com/WIP.