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Special events

St. Augustine Lutheran Church, 3316 S. Calhoun St., African Immigrant Social and Economic Development Agency and Africans in Missions will have the African Food Festival from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at the church.

Chautauqua-Wawasee at Oakwood Park in Syracuse will have its religious lecture from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday on Muslim-Christian dialogue with Amir J. Tamir Rasheed, Terry Anderson and Michael Spath. The event is free. For information, go to

Worship in the Park, presented by Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, will be 8 a.m. Sunday at Foellinger Theatre, 3411 Sherman Blvd. For information, call 422-7931, ext. 100.

New Haven United Methodist Church, 630 Lincoln Highway E., New Haven, will host a new GriefShare seminar beginning Aug. 6 through Oct. 29. Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 749-9565.

Victory Noll Center, 1900 W. Park Drive in Huntington, will have “Where Were You During the Vatican II?” from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 10. Cost is $20, and registration deadline is Friday. For information or to register, call 260-356-0628, ext. 174, or email

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Bridge of Grace Compassionate Ministries Center, 5100 Gaywood Drive, elected Gary Jones as treasurer of its board.

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.