Church briefs: Sunrise services set for Sunday morning in Galion, Bucyrus, Manfsield

Easter services planned at Windfall Emanuel UCC

GALION — Windfall Emanuel United Church of Christ, 1781 Biddle Road will have Easter services, starting with an Easter Sunrise choir program at 8 a.m., followed by breakfast prepared by the men of the church. The Easter morning worship service is at 10:30 a.m., which will be followed by a carry-in dinner.

Easter sunrise service at Crawford County Fairgrounds

BUCYRUS — A community-wide Easter Sunday sunrise service is planned at 7 a.m. Sunday, April 1 in the grandstands at the Crawford County Fairgrounds. This non-denominational service, sponsored by the Bucyrus Ministerial Fellowship, features a dramatic recitation of the Easter Story by Matt Eichhorn and music by the Pastors Choir, made up of pastors from Bucyrus-area churches.

With the grandstands facing east, this should offer a perfect view of the sunrise, weather permitting. Come early to reflect on the meaning of Christ’s resurrection as you witness the sunrise and enjoy prelude music starting at 6:45 a.m. The service will take place rain or shine. For information, call Bucyrus United Methodist Church at 419-562-5061 or First Alliance Church at 419-562-2069.

Sunrise Service at Kingwood Center in Mansfield

MANSFIELD — Kingwood Center Gardens is excited to announce the opening of the 2018 season on April 1, with the annual Sunrise Easter Service at 7 a.m.

Men’s Prayer Breakfast April 11 in Bucyrus

BUCYRUS — Josh Harris, president and CEO of Freedom Direct LLC, a final expense life insurance call centers, will be the guest speaker for the next interdenominational men’s breakfast at 7 a.m. on April 11 in the cafeteria at Bucyrus Community Hospital. He also was a quarterback for Bowling Green State University. Ladies are welcome to attend. Woodlawn United Methodist Church in Bucyrus sponsors this event. Visit for information.

April 28 Seminar at Ohio Central Bible College

IBERIA — Rev. Jack K. Moore will teach the upcoming Spring Seminar at Ohio Central Bible College. His topic will be “A Literary-Cultural Approach to the Parables of Jesus in Saint Luke.” The event will be held Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Iberia Presbyterian Church, 8607 County Road 30 in Iberia through the courtesy of the congregation.

HE is a retired pastor with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and has served congregations in Texas, New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio. He has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Ohio Northern University, Ada and a master of divinity degree from Lutheran Theological Seminary in Columbus.

Registration for the April 28 seminar will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the church. It costs $20, with lunch included. A certificate of completion will be available to those that attend. Call 419-946-5576 for information.