A pipe organ concert to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the installation of the Schantz pipe organ is at 3 p.m. Sunday at Trinity United Church of Christ, 3909 Blackburn Road NW, Plain Township.
Four members of the congregation — David Carnell, Jo Ann Manning, Polly Micciche and Evan Blitz — will play the 4–manual, 62–rank organ. Music will include the Toccata and Fugue in D Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach and Toccata from Symphony V by Charles-Marie Widor. In addition to solo organ pieces, the concert will include duets for piano and organ and flute and organ.
The organ was introduced in a concert at the church on March 10, 1963, and has accompanied the choirs and congregation for 50 years. Built by the Schantz Organ Co. of Orrville, it is one of the largest organs in the area — containing 3,571 pipes that vary in size from three-eighths of an inch to 16 feet.
It is also unique because it also has two instruments — a chancel organ of 14 ranks of pipes playable on a two-manual console and a rear balcony organ of 48 ranks playable from a four-manual console.
The concert is free and an offering will not be taken. More information about the church can be found at www.trinityucc.com or by calling 330-492-3383.
In other religion news:
Apostolic Church of Barberton — 1717 W. Turkeyfoot Lake Road, Coventry Township. 9:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. Guest speaker at both services is the Rev. Robert Tisdale of Dallas. 330-745-5550.
Aurora Mennonite Church — 59 E. Mennonite Road, Aurora. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday. Community dinner includes ham loaf, two side dishes, rolls, salad bar, dessert, drink and coffee. Adults $8.50, ages 4-11 $4.50, ages 3 and under free. 330-562-8011.
Canton Christian Women’s Connection — at The Fairways at Arrowhead, 1500 Rogwin Circle SW, Plain Township. 11:30 a.m. Thursday. The monthly luncheon will be held. Theme is Bounce Into April as speaker Gloria Dudt shares how to bounce back from the flops and failures of life. Cynthia Johnson will speak about Tuscany and the variety of attractions available at Gervasi Vineyard. The $13 cost includes lunch. For required reservations or free nursery, call Sherry at 330-837-6552 or email email@example.com by Sunday.
The Chapel, Green Campus — 1800 Raber Road, Green. 10 a.m. Friday. Abundant Living 55+ Christian fellowship and lunch in the Atrium. Concert with Jerry Garcia. Ages 55 and over welcome to attend. 330-315-5508.
Christ Community Chapel — 750 W. Streetsboro St., Hudson. 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday. Pure Freedom event with Dannah Gresh for moms and teen girls. The session is designed to help moms and their daughters communicate better. Tickets $12. http://purefreedom.org/tour.
Graham Road Baptist Church — 705 Graham Road, Cuyahoga Falls. The church will host its 31st annual Missions Conference Sunday through Tuesday. Missionaries Joshua Steward (Ireland), Patrick Curby (Hungary) and Dave Sellars (Camp Patmos, Kelleys Island) will discuss their ministries Sunday at 9:15 and 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Dining with the missionaries will be at 6 p.m. Monday. Dinner is free, followed by discussion time at 7 p.m. The conference concludes at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Free admission and parking. Baby-sitting provided. 330-928-7742.
Green Valley United Methodist Church — 620 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road, Green. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. Annual salad luncheon. Cost is $6 and includes bread. Proceeds go to church missions. 330-896-4357.
Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church — 1225 Vernon Odom Blvd., Akron. 9:45 a.m. Sunday. The 56th church anniversary will be celebrated. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Kenneth Butler of St. Thomas Baptist Church in Akron. Guest speaker for the 4:45 p.m. service is the Rev. R. Stacey Jenkins, along with the House of Prayer For All People church family. 330-864-6635.
Manchester United Methodist Church — 5625 Manchester Road, New Franklin. 6 to 9:30 p.m. Friday. Gospel Bluegrass Jam on the third Friday of each month. Bring your favorite covered dish to share for dinner at 7:30 p.m. Donations welcome. 330-882-4818.
Mogadore Christian Church — 106 S. Cleveland Ave., Mogadore. 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The women of the congregation will be honored. Guest speaker is Megan Scheck from the Bridge Out of Poverty program in Summit County. Coffee hour will follow worship. 330-628-3344.
Mount Olive Baptist Church — 1180 Slosson St., Akron. Vision to Victory services will be held. At 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, The Rev. Booker J. Person of Chicago will appear, and the Rev. George Dunwoody will be at the 7:30 p.m. Thursday service. At 6:30 p.m. on all three nights inspirational classes will be held. The Rev. Robert Golson is the presenter on Tuesday, the Rev. Dunwoody on Wednesday and the Rev. Curtis Minter on Thursday. 330-836-5561.
Northampton United Methodist Church — 852 W. Bath Road, Cuyahoga Falls. 5 p.m. April 20. The 10th annual Royal Family Kids Camp auction will be held at the Cuyahoga Falls Natatorium, 2345 Fourth St. It is a fundraiser for a nonprofit weeklong camp for abused and neglected children in the foster care system. Tickets are $25 per person. Contact Amy Patterson at 330-920-9733.
Oak Hill Presbyterian Church — 2406 Ardwell Ave., Akron. 6:30 p.m. Sunday. A Coffee House event will feature music and fellowship in fellowship hall. Sample pastries, coffee, tea and other hot beverages. Music provided by the church’s own house blend band. 330-784-2432.
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church — 515 48th St. NW, Canton. 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. First in a series of monthly community dinners will be served. Menu includes meatloaf, two sides, choice of salad, applesauce or cottage cheese, roll, drink and dessert. Adults $9, children $5. All are welcome. 330-499-2662.
South Arlington United Methodist Church — 790 S. Arlington St., Akron. 9 to 11 a.m. Friday. Open public food pantry. Also on Friday from 4:30 to 7 p.m., a Mexican dinner will be served. Cost is $7. At noon April 20, The No’s of Pregnancy Stork’s Nest will be hosted by the sisters of Zeta Phi Beta for expectant young mothers. Free baby clothes, prenatal education and refreshments. 330-724-1334.
Trinity Lutheran Church — 600 S. Water St., Kent. 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday. A spaghetti dinner will be served to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Portage/Summit counties. Adults $7, children $4. 330-673-5446.
Trinity United Church of Christ — 215 High St., Wadsworth. 7 p.m. April 20. Gala Art Auction will feature framed artwork from Marlin Art Gallery of New York. Raffle, door prizes, silent auction, hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Admission $10 in advance. For tickets, call 330-336-2183 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Lady of the Elms Motherhouse — 1230 W. Market St., Akron. 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Liturgy honoring Dominican Sisters of Peace Rosemarie Robinson and Francine Stalter, who are celebrating their 65th jubilee, and Sisters Bernadine Baltrinic, Beatrice Fitzgerald and Patricia Marie Sigler, who are celebrating 60 years in the religious profession.
Cottage Grove Evangelical Congregational Church — 3133 Cottage Grove Road, Coventry Township. 6 p.m. Sunday. Gospel singing with the Gate City Four. Free-will offering. Nonperishable food items will be accepted for the food pantry.
Pump House Grille — 400 Orange St., Ashland. 5 to 8:30 p.m. April 20. Concert with Down Home Gospel Quartet, Victory Trio, Joyfulaires, Bonnie Baughman and Sherril Rundle. Tours of the Pump House begin one hour before the concert. Dinner available in the restaurant. Those attending should bring two nonperishables for the food pantry. No tickets required, but reservations suggested. 419-207-3900.
Trinity United Church of Christ — 215 High St., Wadsworth. 4 p.m. Sunday. The Trinity Concert Series will feature the Greater Canton Men’s Chorus in a program entitled Early America: A Concert Celebrating the Manifestation and Advancement of the Grand Unio of States. Free-will offering. 330-334-2536, www.ucctrinity.com.
Ashland Theological Seminary — 401 College Ave., Ashland. A seminar titled Exploring and Experiencing Christian Monasticism will be held 4 to 10 p.m. April 26 and 9 a.m. to noon April 27. It will feature Tom Snyder, an adjunct ATS faculty member and will include a visit to St. Andrew’s Benedictine Abbey in Cleveland. Cost is $45 per person. To register, email email@example.com. 419-289-5007.
Biblical Counseling Institute — 8146 High St. Garrettsville. The 24th annual conference, Knowing God: the Key to Solving Problems, will be offered in North Ridgeville on May 4. Workshops will be focus on various attributes of God. For more information and to register, call 330-527-4205 or go to www.bciohio.com.
Cornerstone Free Methodist Church — 578 Killian Road, Coventry Township. 7 p.m. Friday. Guest speaker will be Thomas Warmouth, justice reinvestment officer for the Ohio Department of Corrections.
First United Methodist Church — 263 E. Mill St., Akron. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. A free seminar with Rabbi Rami Shapiro will address the topic Spirituality Unleashed: Discovering Peace Amidst Chaos. 330-376-8143.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church — 50 N. Prospect St., Akron. 8 p.m. Friday. Dorothy Papadakos, a silent film specialist, will host a presentation about Charlie Chaplin film shorts on the big screen.
Immaculate Conception of Mary Parish — 2101 17th St. SW, Akron. 1 to 10 p.m. April 20. Life in the Spirit Seminar. It will focus on how to develop a positive approach to life’s problems. Presiding minister is Father Michael B. Smith. $10 per person, $15 per couple. For more information, call Grace Ortscheid at 330-753-8429.
Malone University — Johnson Center for Worship and the Fine Arts (Room 106), 2600 Cleveland Ave. NW, Canton. 7 p.m. Tuesday. The Department of Theology will present a panel discussion of History Channel’s The Bible: Faithful Sketch or Sketchy Faith? Free and open to the public. Panelists are Dr. Steve Jensen, professor of English; Dr. Suzanne Nicholson, associate professor of biblical studies; and Dr. Joel Soza, professor of biblical studies.
Malone University — Randall Campus Center (Stewart Room), 2600 Cleveland Ave. NW, Canton. 6 p.m. Thursday. The student organization be:justice will host alumni ministry team Jason and Suzi Lantz, founders of LoveCanton. They will discuss how students can serve the city of Canton during their time at Malone, as well as what it means to live lives of service. Free and open to the public.
Renew — at Tangier, 532 W. Market St., Akron. 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Thursday. Billy Soule, assistant to the mayor of Akron for community relations, will speak on the topic Let Your Light So Shine Before Men, at the Renew monthly meeting. Soule is a former longtime radio and television broadcaster. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost is $15 and includes lunch. No charge for first-time guests, but reservations required.
The Chapel — 135 Fir Hill, Akron. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Parents of Prodigals, a Christian-based support group, meets on the third Tuesday of each month in the Great Commission Room. Matt Reginball will be this month’s speaker. His topic will be How to Make a House a Home With a Prodigal. For more information, contact Ed Davidian at 330-620-5668 or the church office at 330-376-6400.
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