North Broadway United Methodist Church, 48 E. North Broadway, has announced several upcoming events for children.

North Broadway United Methodist Church, 48 E. North Broadway, has announced several upcoming events for children.

At 9:45 and 11 a.m. Sunday, March 29, the children's choirs will present the musical "Transforming Love."

The musical was written and composed by Nancy Powell, the interim director of the children's choirs at North Broadway UMC. The story is based on the "Legend of the Three Trees."

The church will host Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday, April 4. Registration, cookie decoration, games and crafts will begin at 10 a.m. At 10:45 a.m., children will assemble to begin the egg hunt.

Church fifth- and sixth-graders are collecting vegetable seed packets for the community gardens of Jackson Area Ministries. The last collection date will be Sunday, April 5.

The packs will be used to help low-income families with their food needs.

For more information, call (614) 268-8626 or visit www.

A Muslim chaplain and a Roman Catholic priest will address "Catholic-Muslim Relations Today" during a lecture at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 15, at the Jessing Center on the campus of the Pontifical College Josephinum, 7625 N. High St., Columbus.

The Rev. Dennis D. McManus, and Imam Yahya Hendi, both of Georgetown University, will offer their insights into the current state of Catholic-Muslim relations during the fifth annual lecture in World Religions and Interreligious Dialogue of the Theological Consortium of Greater Columbus.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Reservations are requested and should be made with Sandy Antes by Friday, April 10, at 985-2497 or by e-mail to

Hendi is the Muslim chaplain at Georgetown, the first American university to hire a full-time Muslim chaplain. He also is the Muslim chaplain at the National Naval Medical Center and serves on the Islamic Jurisprudence Council of North America. His master's and doctorate work at Hartford Seminary are in comparative religions, with interests in Christianity, Judaism, and interreligious relations.

The Rev. McManus completed a master's degree in historical ethics at Georgetown University and a doctorate in historical theology at Drew University. He has taught in secondary schools and universities for 30 years, including courses in theology, liturgy and interreligious dialogue.

Founded in 1973, the Theological Consortium of Greater Columbus is a collaborative effort of the Methodist Theological School in Ohio (United Methodist Church), the Pontifical College Josephinum (Roman Catholic Church), Trinity Lutheran Seminary (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America), and affiliate member Bexley Hall Seminary (Episcopal Church in the USA).

The St. John African Methodist Episcopal Church, 7700 Crosswoods Drive, will hold its annual Women's Day celebration during the morning worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday, March 29.

Donna James, former president of Nationwide Strategic Investments, will be the featured speaker.

The service is open to the public. For more information, call the church at 888-0894.

The choir of Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 35 E. Stanton Ave., will present a Lenten Choral Evensong at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 29, in the church sanctuary.

"Light in Deepest Night" is a Lenten meditation based on the writings of Julian of Norwich. The music is by Aaron David Miller and the text is adapted by David L. Miller.

The public is invited to attend. A freewill offering will be collected.

For more information, call Lucas Weiss at (614) 998-4319 or e-mail

Worthington Christian Church, 8145 N. High St., will present a worship musical for the Easter season called "3:16 the Numbers of Hope" at 7 p.m. Friday, April 3, and Sunday, April 5.

The adult choir, instrumental ensemble and drama ministries will lead the worship service. There is no admission charge.

All Saints Lutheran Church, 5770 N. High St., will host Financial Peace University, a 13-week program based on the process advocated by author and financial counselor Dave Ramsey.

The program is designed to empower participants to make the right money decisions to achieve their financial goals. They are taught to eliminate debt, build wealth, increase giving and more.

The church will offer two free preview sessions: 12:30 p.m. Sunday, March 29, and 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 31.

Classes will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays beginning April 14. Child care will be available. The cost per family is $110.

The deadline for registration is Wednesday, April 1.

Call the church office at (614) 885-0112 or e-mail aslc@saintson to RSVP for either the preview or the course.

More information on the program is available at