Logos Bookstore will present a Vacation Bible School Preview Workshop from 9:30 a.m. to noon next Saturday in Kent.
The free workshop will give Christian educators and others an opportunity to review Vacation Bible School curricula that will be available for summer programs. It will feature materials from a variety of publishers, including Group, Gospel Light, Concordia and Standard Publishing.
The Christian bookstore will also offer an option for free Vacation Bible School materials to churches with limited resources.
For more information or to reserve a spot at the workshop, call 330-673-6099. Logos Bookstore is at 976 W. Main St., Kent.
In other religion news:
Christ Is The Answer Ministries — 379 E. South St., Akron. 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Encouragement services each night. Speakers are the Rev. J. Michael Martin Sr. and Steve Robinson of City of Deliverance International Ministries from Lorain. At 4 p.m. Feb. 10, the annual Love Tea will take place. Various speakers, poetry and songs of love with Silent Praise. Attire color for the day is red. Light refreshments will be served. 330-376-1869.
First Church of Brethren — 1812 Marigold Ave., Akron. 4 to 6:30 p.m. today. All-you-can-eat soup supper plus desserts. Adults $6, ages 12 or younger $4.
Faith United Methodist Church — 1235 Tallmadge Road, Brimfield Township. 4:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 9. Swiss-steak dinner. Includes mashed potatoes, vegetables, coleslaw, applesauce, desserts and beverage. Adults $8, youth $4, age 5 or younger free. Carryout available.
First United Methodist Church — 245 Portage Trail, Cuyahoga Falls. 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. A pasta dinner will be served. Carryout orders available. Rigatoni, garlic bread, salad, dessert and beverages. Adults $8 presale, $10 at the door, $3 for ages 4-10 and free for ages 3 or younger. The Epworth Youth are selling tickets for the dinner, in the parlor on Sunday or in the church office. 330-923-5241.
GodQuest Christian Silent Retreat — Spruce Hill Inn and Cottages, 3230 Possum Run Road, Mansfield. April 24-26 (midweek) and April 26-28 (weekend). Offering a time to be alone with God for an extended amount of time for prayer, journalizing, scripture, nature and quiet reflection. The midweek session is for women only, two nights in a private room with no meals, $185; the weekend session is men and women separately, two nights private room with four meals, $225. Registration deadline for both is March 5. For more information, call 315-549-3016 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.godquest.com.
The Love Akron Network — Front Porch Cafe, 798 Grant St., Akron. 10 p.m. Feb. 13. First prayer event of the year. Join with other Christian leaders from around Summit County for prayer, network and fellowship. Prayer time from 10 to 11:30 a.m. with lunch immediately following. For questions or reservations, call 330-384-8124 or email email@example.com.
Mogadore Christian Church — 106 S. Cleveland Ave., Mogadore. 5 p.m. today. Monthly casual, contemporary worship. Includes light soup and sandwich meal. Child care available. Singers and musicians welcome. 330-628-3344.
St. Luke Baptist Church — 875 Garth Ave., Akron. 9 a.m. today. Prayer Breakfast. Guest speaker is the Rev. Steve Nelson. Sponsored by Congress of Christian Education. Theme is Count It All Joy. Cost is $10 for ages 12 or older, $5 for ages 6-11, free for ages 5 or younger.
Tangier — 550 W. Market St., Akron. 5:30 p.m. March 30. An Evening of Grace and Elegance in Hair, Fashion and Faith. Buffet dinner, followed by a showcase of clothing, jewelry and artistic vendors, and a silent auction of gifts and services. Donations are $50. Proceeds benefit Bread of Heaven, a ministry of New Life Missionary Baptist Church. For more information, call 330-388-2477 or 330-607-3657.
Cottage Grove Evangelical Congregational Church — 3133 Cottage Grove Road, Coventry Township. 6:30 p.m. Feb. 9. Gospel singing group the Joyfulaires will perform. Freewill offering. Nonperishable food items will also be collected for the community food pantry.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church — 50 N. Prospect St., Akron. 4 p.m. Feb. 10. Hymn Fest with Dr. John Ferguson, professor of organ at St. Olaf College. Doors open at 3:30 p.m.
St. Hilary Parish — 2750 W. Market St., Fairlawn. 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Singers Companye, a chamber choir of professional singers from Northeast Ohio, will perform with orchestra. $10 for adults. $5 for seniors and students. 330-730-3683.
Speakers and classes
Blessed Trinity Parish — 300 E. Tallmadge Ave., Akron. 7 p.m. Tuesday. Dominican Sister Mary Ann Wiesemann Mills, adjunct professor of homiletics at St. Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology, will be the speaker for the next Come and See meeting in McKeever Hall. Her topic will be Becoming Blessings for the World. Following the presentation, there will be small discussion groups addressing a variety of subjects. Refreshments will be served. No cost, no reservations required. For more information, call Linda Herold at 330-376-5144.
Kent United Church of Christ — 1400 E. Main St, Kent. 7 p.m. Feb. 12. Theologian Susan Thistlethwaite will present a lecture. She is author of the recently published Occupy the Bible: What Jesus Really Said (and Did) About Money and Power. It is free and open to the public. At 6 p.m., there will be a Mardi Gras pancake supper in the church’s VanMeter Hall. 330-673-9534.
Portage County Dinner and Doctrine — Rusty Nail restaurant, 7291 State Route 43, Franklin Township. 6 p.m. Feb. 12. The final night for the 2012-13 season will feature the Rev. Pat Ferraro, pastor of St. Joan of Arc Parish in Streetsboro. His topic will be Through the Eye of a Needle: Biblical Fundamentalism. A buffet dinner will be followed by the presentation. Advance-sale tickets $25 at any Portage County Catholic parish through Sunday. For more information, contact St. Patrick Parish at 330-673-5849.
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