The congregation at First United Methodist Church of Akron is raising money for mission projects via an estate sale.
The sale will include furniture, household items, collectibles, kitchenware and appliances. It will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Feb. 22 at the home of a former church member at 764 Corice St., in Akron.
Proceeds from the cash-only sale will be used for future mission projects, both local and abroad. Last month, members of the church went on their first mission trip to Cuba, where they provided aid to Christians in Havana. Local outreach includes assistance to Haven of Rest’s Harvest Home Shelter for women and children and the International Institute of Akron’s refugee resettlement program.
The church is located at 263 E. Mill St.
For more information, call 330-376-8143 or go to www.firstumcofakron.org.
In other religion news:
Centenary United Methodist Church — at Guy’s Party Center, 500 E. Waterloo Road, Akron. 4 p.m. March 2. The women of the church present the annual Above All the Right Hat, a hat and style show. Donations are $35 for adults and $15 for ages 12 and under. Chicken or fish will be served. Accessories will be available for purchase. For tickets, contact Mary Wright at 330-733-9006.
Christ is the Answer Ministries — 379 E. South St., Akron. 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Youth Day/Black History worship experience with LaSharra Martin as keynote speaker. 330-376-1869.
Cottage Grove Evangelical Congregational Church —3133 Cottage Grove Road, Coventry Township. 8:30 a.m. today. Monthly breakfast will be served. The Rev. Gary Brown, conference minister of the Great Lakes Region of the Evangelical Congregational Church, will bring a Valentine’s Day message. At noon Wednesday, Seasoned Seniors will have a monthly potluck luncheon. 330-644-5616.
Deborah’s Daughters Ministries — at New Seasons Banquet Hall, 1495 S. Hawkins Ave., Akron. 11 a.m. Feb. 22. The third annual Love Luncheon will be held. Guest speaker will be Darlene Moss-Kirkland from Carrollton. A one-women dramatization by Ethel Varner will be presented and psalmist Ginger Ferguson will appear. For more information, contact Tonya Essick at 330-310-8570 or visit www.deborahsdaughtersministries.org.
Grace United Methodist Church — 1720 Schneider St. NW, Plain Township. 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22. The youth group will serve a spaghetti dinner. Money raised will help the teens participate in events and also support area missions. Adults $6, ages 4-11 $3, ages 3 and under free. Eat in or take out. 330-499-2330.
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church — 515 48th St. NW, Canton. 5 and 6 p.m. Friday. Community dinner will benefit Hammer & Nails Inc., a local nonprofit outreach ministry that assists disadvantaged Stark County homeowners with home and property repairs. There will be two seatings for dinner. Includes beef tidbits and gravy over buttered noodles, green beans, apple sauce, rolls, beverage and homemade desserts. Adults $10, ages 5 and under $5. Carryout available. There will be a gift basket raffle and 50/50 drawing. Purchase tickets at 330-499-2662, www.stmarks-canton.org, or 330-453-6277, www.hammerandnails.org. Tickets also available at the door.
Trinity Lutheran Church — 600 S. Water St., Kent. 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday. Spaghetti dinner will be served. Includes salad, garlic bread, drink and dessert. Adults $7, children $4. Take-out available. 330-673-5446.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Akron — 3300 Morewood Road, Fairlawn. 7 p.m. Thursday. The Magical Theatre’s professional touring production of Bunnicula! The Vampire Bunny will be presented. Based on the children’s book by Deborah and James Howe. Open to the public. $5 suggested donation at the door. 330-836-2206, email@example.com.
Westminster Presbyterian Church — 1250 W. Exchange St., Akron. 5 p.m. Sunday. The third Sunday dinner, a free community dinner, encouraging fellowship with church members and the local community. 330-836-2226.
Wooster Avenue Church of Christ — 1147 Vernon Odom Blvd., Akron. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 22. Snack lunch and clothing giveaway. First come, first served. All sizes when available. City bus No. 14 stops in front of church building. 330-762-7301.
The Chapel in Marlboro — 8700 State Route 619, Marlboro Township. 6 p.m. Feb. 23. The annual Goodbye to Winter Concert will be held. The Stockdale Family Band will return for the fifth consecutive year. Freewill offering. 330-935-0132.
Community Church of Portage Lakes — 3260 Cormany Road, Coventry Township. 6 p.m. March 9. Concert of sacred music performed by the Women’s Concert Choir from Moody Bible Institute. Freewill offering. 330-644-6121.
Fairlawn Lutheran Church — 3415 W. Market St., Fairlawn. 4 p.m. Sunday. Singing Men of Ohio University in concert, directed by Dr. Daniel J. Hall. It is part of the Parish Arts Series. Freewill offering. Free parking at the church and Summit Mall. Refreshments available. 330-867-3082.
Grace United Church of Christ —13275 Cleveland Ave. NW, Lake Township. 6 p.m. Feb. 23. Eric Thompson, a magician and comedian, will perform a family-friendly show in the Family Activity Center. Thompson, also a radio and television host, lives in Newton Falls and will share his mission travel team experiences with the audience. No reservations needed. Freewill offerings will be sent to residents of mountain villages in Guatemala, a country visited by the mission team. 330-699-3255.
Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church — 1225 Vernon Odom Blvd., Akron. 7 p.m. Friday. Black History Celebration Concert will be held in the sanctuary. Guests include the Rev. Paula DePree Smith of Anointed Praise Ministries, Kent State University Gospel Choir, Voices of Testimony, Praise and Worship Team of Mount Carmel Baptist Church, and praise dancer Kristie Duffy from Living Word Church in Lorain. Free and open to the public. 330-864-6635.
New Exodus Christian Fellowship Church — 1063 S. Arlington St., Akron. 5 p.m. today. The Pastor’s Aide Committee will present its first anniversary musical.
Springfield Baptist Church — 1920 Krumroy Road, Springfield Township. 7 p.m. Sunday. Christian concert featuring Gate City Four. Freewill offering.
Akron-Canton Shambhala Center — 1707 Front St, Cuyahoga Falls. 7 to 9 p.m. Monday. Creative Summit Writer’s Roundtable. Bring six copies of your latest work to share, or just sit and listen, on the third Monday of each month. For more information, contact Dr. Ray Gehani, rgehani@uakron, 330-972-8140 or Don Fulmer, firstname.lastname@example.org, 330-906-6357. Mindful Needlework will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. It features knitting, crocheting and embroidery. Bring projects and materials with you. Instruction available. Call Cate DeLong at 330-256-8291.
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