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Special events

Victory Noll Center, 1900 W. Park Drive in Huntington, will offer the program “Just Faith” from Sept. 4 through April 16. The program is divided into four six-week sessions that meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The cost is $600, and registration deadline is Tuesday. For more information or to register, call 260-356-0628, ext. 174, or email

•The University of Saint Francis Department of Philosophy and Theology will present the lecture “I’m Not ‘Religious,’ but I’m ‘Spiritual’ and Other Odd Things We Say” at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Brookside Ballroom, 2701 Spring St. Lewis Pearson, assistant professor, will present the free lecture.

Powers Church, nine miles east of Angola on Old Indiana 1, will have its final summer service at 7 p.m. Sunday. Darius Hillman, a local youth evangelist, will give the devotional and The Little River Chapter of the Sweet Adelines will provide music.

•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.

Special news

The Saint Francis Assisi Conference of St. Vincent de Paul in Angola has named Rich Cain of Clear Lake as the new vice president following the resignation of Chip Folck. Folck will remain a society member.

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.