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Special events

St. John Lutheran Church, 729 W. Washington Blvd., will video stream the installation service of the Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton as the presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The sanctuary will be open at 2:30 p.m. today for pre-service music with the service starting at 3 p.m.

Grace Episcopal Church, 10010 Aurora Place, will have a Blessing of the Animals at 3 p.m. Sunday. Donations to the Allen County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will be accepted. For information, email

•The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend will celebrate Mass for people with disabilities at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Jude Church, 2215 Randallia Drive, with Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades.

Eboo Patel, Manchester University’s Innovator of the Year, will speak about religious pluralism among youth at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Cordier Auditorium on the North Manchester campus. The event is free.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes will have its Fields of Faith event, which includes students from Antwerp, Hicksville, Wayne Trace and Paulding, Ohio, at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Antwerp Community Ball Fields in Antwerp, Ohio. For more information, go to, call 419-258-0743 or email

Concordia Theological Seminary, 6600 N. Clinton St., will have the Urban Ministry Conference “In the World for Good” Oct. 21 to 23. Cost is $85. Registration is available at, and the deadline is Friday.

Fort Wayne Baptist Church, 2323 Fairfield Ave., will celebrate the 200th anniversary of Christianity in Myanmar, formerly Burma, at 2 p.m. Oct. 12. Several Burmese churches will participate in the event, which will be followed by a light lunch.

Trinity English Lutheran Church, 405 W. Wayne St., will have a Blessing of the Animals at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 12. Animals should be on a leash or in carriers. For information, call 426-3424 or email

•Waynedale United Methodist Church, 2501 Church St., will have a car show Oct. 12. Registration is from 9 a.m. to noon, and the fee is $10. Awards are at 3 p.m. For information, call 639-3981.

Special music

•Trinity English Lutheran Church, 405 W. Wayne St., will host the Grammy-winning male chorus Chanticleer at 7 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $20 adults, $10 students and are available at 426-3424 or at

Emmanuel Community Church Family Life Center, 12222 U.S. 24 W., will host the Sons of Korah in concert at 6 p.m. Oct. 13. Tickets are $10 and available at or by calling 672-3377.

Special news

Jacklyn Schreier is the new executive director of the Fort Wayne Jewish Federation. Schreier has been on the board of directors for several years and is a past president. She replaces Doris Fogel, who retired.

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.