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Special events

Lifetree Café will host the discussion “Hell: Does it really exist?” from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Ossian Presbyterian Church, 123 S. Jefferson St., Ossian.

Auburn First United Methodist Church, 1203 E. Seventh St., is hosting Ken Conrad, executive director of the YFC of Northeast Indiana, as part of the church’s Men’s Lenten Breakfast Series. The breakfast is at 6:30 a.m. Friday.

Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 W. Wayne St., is hosting Leila Buck, a Lebanese-American playwright, at 7 p.m. Thursday. The event is sponsored by the Indiana Center for Middle East Peace.

Trinity English Lutheran Church, 405 W. Wayne St., is hosting the Rev. Daniel Hamlin at 12:05 p.m. Wednesday for its weekly Lenten worship service.

Faith Baptist Church, 6600 Trier Road, is having its annual chili supper, pie auction, bake sale and talent show at 5:30 p.m. March 6. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for those 6 and younger. For reservations, call 485-1646 before March 4.

Special music

IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E., is hosting the ninth annual Gospel Fest from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Walb Student Union Ballroom. It will feature a variety of music styles, groups and dance. The event is part of the university’s 2013 Black History Month celebration.

St. John Lutheran Church, 729 W. Washington Blvd., will host “Bach & Sons,” a touring multimedia organ performance, at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Special news

Concordia Theological Seminary, 6600 N. Clinton St., is accepting applications for Christ Academy-High School. The event takes place June 16-29 at the seminary. For more information, go to www.ctsfw.edu/ChristAcademy, email ChristAcademy@ctsfw.edu or call 452-3140.

The Rev. John T. Pless, assistant professor of pastoral ministry and mission at Concordia Theological Seminary, was recently presented with the book “Theology is Eminently Practical: Essays in Honor of John T. Pless.” The essays are written by former students currently serving the church. To purchase it for $16.95, visit the Concordia bookstore, 6600 N. Clinton St., email CTSBookstore@ctsfw.edu or call 452-2160.

The Rev. Daniel Gard, professor of exegetical theology at Concordia Theological Seminary, has been nominated by President Obama to serve as a U.S. Navy rear admiral in the role of chief of chaplains for reserve matters. Before he assumes the position, which is the highest rank in the Navy Reserve and does not involve active duty, he must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

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