The Journey to Peace Bereavement Support ministry will offer a six-week series beginning Jan. 20 at Queen of Heaven Church, 1800 Steese Road, Green.
The series, which is free, will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on six consecutive Mondays. It is designed to provide Christian support and guidance for daily living to people who have experienced the death of a loved one.
The bereavement ministry offers information, consolation, spiritual and emotional support to those dealing with grief.
For more information or to register, call 330-499-3937.
In other religion news:
Arlington Church of God — 539 S. Arlington St., Akron. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 20. A winter wear and coat giveaway event will be held in the church gymnasium. Free and open to the public. For more information, call the Rev. William Walker at 330-773-3321, ext. 115.
Canton Christian Women’s Connection — 1500 Rogwin Circle SW, Plain Township. 11:30 a.m. Jan. 16. Monthly luncheon will be held. All area women invited. Those attending will receive free raffle tickets for a gala gift giveaway. Speaker will be Jackie Drake, a book lover who shares her story, and music will be provided by vocalist Theresa Graves. For required reservations or free nursery, call Sherry at 330-837-6552 or email email@example.com by Jan. 12. Cost is $13 and includes lunch.
First Church of Brethren — 1812 Marigold Ave., Akron. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. today. All-you-can-eat soup supper plus desserts. Adults $6, ages 12 and under $4.
South Arlington United Methodist Church — 790 S. Arlington St., Akron. 8:30 to 11 a.m. today. Breakfast fundraiser. Variety of items available, including homemade cinnamon rolls. 330-724-1334.
Diocese of Youngstown — at St. Michael Family Life Center, 300 N. Broad St. Canfield. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 16. A conference with the theme Technology for the New Evangelization will be held. It is sponsored by the Offices of Information Technology and Religious Education. Sister Susan Wolf will be keynote speaker covering Web sites and social media. Workshops will focus on a variety of related topics. Cost is $25 per person and includes lunch, morning refreshments and parking. Registration expected by Wednesday and participants are eligible for religious education certification credit. Call 330-744-8451 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Portage County Dinner & Doctrine — at Rusty Nail restaurant, 7291 State Route 43, Franklin Township. 6 p.m. Jan. 14. Father Steven J. Agostino will speak on the topic Let Us Build Bridges, Not Walls. Buffet dinner will be served with a cash bar, followed by Father Agostino’s presentation. Advance tickets may be purchased by Wednesday at any Portage County parish for $25. For more information, call Mickee Murphy at 330-673-5849.
Renew — at Tangier restaurant, 532 W. Market St., Akron. 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. Jeff Kaiser, executive director of Haven of Rest Ministries, will speak on the topic Bloom Where You’re Planted, at the monthly meeting. Cost is $15, payable at the door, and includes lunch. Please RSVP to email@example.com. Renew is a nonprofit organization with the mission of connecting with business professionals striving to serve God and others in the marketplace.
Stow Presbyterian Church — 4150 Fishcreek Road, Stow. 7 p.m. Wednesday. Lisa Abraham, lifestyle columnist and food writer for the Akron Beacon Journal, will talk about her book Famous Chefs and Fabulous Recipes: Lessons Learned at One of the Oldest Cooking Schools in America. The book features stories about the chefs who have taught at the Western Reserve School of Cooking in Hudson and will be available after the talk at a discounted price. The event is part of a speaker series at the church and is free and open to the public. 330-688-6935.
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