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Special events

•Worship in the Park at Franke Park will be at 8 a.m. Sunday in the pavilion near the entrance to the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo.

Tree of Life Missionary Baptist Church, 520 E. Washington Blvd., will have its Youth Day today for ages 5 to 18. The event, from noon to 5 p.m., includes video games, a visit to splash pads, crafts and dancing. For information, call 444-5707.

Peace United Church of Christ, 9123 Aboite Center Road, will have an ice cream social from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday. The event is free, but a free-will donation and a canned good are suggested.

Victory Noll Center, 1900 W. Park Drive in Huntington, is hosting the program “Cosmic Consciousness and Christian Commitment” from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 13. Cost for the program is $30 and deadline to register is Friday. For more information or to register, call 260-356-0628 ext. 174 or email

St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 165 N. Second St. in Decatur, will have its Sweet Chariots Car Show and Side Attractions from noon to 3:30 p.m. July 6. Entry pre-registration is $8 through Monday and $10 the day of show. There will be a Pinewood Derby, as well as food and music. For information, call 433-0313 or 260-724-7183.

Vacation Bible School

•Fort Wayne First Church of the Nazarene, 3515 W. State Blvd., will have Vacation Bible School from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 8 to 14. There will be a VBS party from noon to 3 p.m. July 15 and from 9:30 a.m. to noon July 16. To register, call 432-4672.

Roanoke Baptist Church, 11015 Lafayette Center Road, will have its Vacation Bible School from 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 8 to 10. For more information, call 478-5500.

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Saint Francis of Assisi Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Angola received $1,000 from the St. Anthony Church Alter and Rosary Society; $500 from St. Anthony’s Bread; and $100 from the Zeta Upsilon chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa Sorority.

Guidelight is a listing of special religious events. Send information to Guidelight, The Journal Gazette, P.O. Box 88, Fort Wayne, IN 46801-0088, or email at least two weeks before desired publication.