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Ichthus dinner at First Christian today

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Ichthus, the Greek word for fish, sometimes may be a little slippery to understand among churchgoers. But it’s a big symbol of Christianity in general, and Jesus and evangelism in particular.

That’s one reason why a fun-and-evangelism gathering at 5 p.m. today at First Christian Church, 531 Fifth St. in Columbus, has been labeled the “Ichthus Celebration Dinner: Fishers of Men.” The gathering is part of the church’s age-50-plus Generations ministry.

“Our church is certainly growing,” said Dan Wallace, who leads Generations. “But we still want to encourage people to be fishers of men.”

The church encourages much of that to happen via a natural building of relationships through friends, neighbors and others.

Today’s event will feature a generous helping of humor from church staff, not to mention a real helping of — you guessed it — fish during the dinner. Staffers even will relate what they call “fish tales” — lighthearted stories from their challenges in ministry.

Information: 379-4491, ext. 239

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