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Special events

Concordia Theological Seminary, 6600 N. Clinton St., is hosting a Prayerfully Consider Visit from March 21 to 23 for those considering becoming a pastor or deaconess. To sign up by Thursday for the free event, visit, email or call 800-481-2155.

Victory Noll Center, 1900 W. Park Drive, Huntington, is hosting “Service Provision Through Their Eyes,” a human trafficking education and training event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. To register, call 260-356-0628 ext. 174, email or visit It is also hosting the program “Care Providers for Veterans and Families Training” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 15. Register by Friday.

St. Joseph Catholic Church, 641 N. Main St., Roanoke, and St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church, Indiana 9 and Whitley County Road 1000 South, Nix Settlement, is hosting “Mission 2013: Year of Faith” with events Sunday through Wednesday. Bishop Kevin Rhoades of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Roman Catholic Diocese will open the event at St. Joseph with an 11 a.m. Mass on Sunday. St. Catherine will have a soup dinner at 6 p.m. Sunday and Monday. St. Joseph will have a soup dinner at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The event will end with a 6 p.m. Mass on Wednesday at St. Joseph.

Shoaff Park Baptist Church, 6651 St. Joe Road, is offering “Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University,” a nine-week course that provides tools to help families and individuals control their finances. The class is at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Pre-registration is required. To register, call 485-5091.

Messiah Lutheran Church, 7211 Stellhorn Road, is having its spring resale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 9, featuring children’s and maternity clothing, toys and equipment.

Cedar Lake Church of the Brethren, 2939 Country Road 15, Auburn, will host Mossburg Strings at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Music includes classical, fiddling, Christian, patriotic, Broadway and oldies.

Trinity English Lutheran Church, 405 W. Wayne St., is having the Candlelight Choral Evening Prayer Service at 3:50 p.m. Sunday.

The University of Saint Francis, 2701 Spring St., is having “The Stigmata of St. Francis of Assisi: Fact, Fiction or Fallacy?” at 3 p.m. Sunday at North Campus auditorium.

St. Mary Magdala Spiritual Center, 2800 Rolston St., is hosting the Rev. Roger Karban, a Roman Catholic priest of the Diocese of Belleville (Ill.). His message, “Can we really call ourselves Christians?” is from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and “What are the characteristics of biblical faith?” from 9 a.m. to noon March 9.

Auburn First United Methodist Church, 1203 E. Seventh St., is hosting pastor Steve Ardhuerumly, of Heritage Community Church, as part of the church’s Men’s Lenten Breakfast Series. The breakfast is at 6:30 a.m. Friday.

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