Actress Vondria Bergen will present a one–woman show that brings to life women from the Bible on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Johnson Center for Worship and the Fine Arts on the campus of Malone University.
Bergen, who earned her graduate degree in fine art at the University of Illinois, currently directs and teaches acting at Greenville College in Greenville, Ill. She has also played major roles with Saltworks Theatre Company, the Pittsburgh New Works Festival, Kentucky Shakespeare Festival and the Illinois Repertory Theatre.
Bergen will perform Spread Your Garment Over Me, which features more than a dozen biblical characters, at 10:30 am. Tuesday and 10 a.m. Wednesday. The Johnson Center is located at 2600 Cleveland Ave., N.W., in Canton.
Malone is a Christian university for the arts, sciences and professions in the liberal arts tradition and offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees. It is affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church.
For more information, visit www.malone.edu or call 330-471-8239.
In other religion news:
Christ Is The Answer Ministries — 370 E. South St., Akron. 4 p.m. Sunday. The Sunday School ministry will host a Come and See service.
Dominion Family Church — 90 W. Thornton St., Akron. 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Journey to Restoration Revival. Bishop Darren Gay will be guest speaker the first two nights and Bishop Carlton Pearson on Wednesday. 330-252-2277.
Faith United Methodist Church — 1235 Tallmadge Road, Brimfield Township. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. Portage Patchers Quilt Guild is holding a quilter’s garage sale. Fabric, notions, books, patterns and any type of needlecraft. Light refreshments available. For more information, call Lynn at 330-730-0230 or email email@example.com.
First Congregational Church of Akron — 292 E. Market St., Akron. 7 p.m. Wednesday. Akron Area Interfaith Council’s Interfaith Connection discussion, Why Do We Hate, with guest speaker Joyce Butlein, director of community relations for the Jewish Community Board of Akron. 330-864-2380.
First United Methodist Church — 245 Portage Trail, Cuyahoga Falls. 5:45 p.m. Wednesday. A Seder meal. The traditional foods of the Passover meal will be explained as the dinner progresses. Also, chicken, potatoes and green beans will be served. Adults $3, children $2. Call 330-923-5241, ext. 218, to make a reservation.
Morning Star Baptist Church — 1360 Newton St., Akron. 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Annual Women’s Day. Speaker will be Bernadine King.
New Hope Baptist Church — 1706 S. Hawkins Ave., Akron. 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Celebrating the church’s 59th anniversary. Guest preacher is the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. 330-865-9472.
St. Sebastian Parish — 476 Mull Ave., Akron. 7 p.m. Friday. Rose Mass Overview for health-care professionals, presented by K of C Council 14255 in conjunction with Monsignor O’Keefe Assembly. The Most Rev. Martin J. Amos, bishop of Davenport, Iowa, and former Cleveland Diocese auxiliary bishop, will be the celebrant. The inaugural Dr. Carl E. Krill Award will be given to Dr. Roger Chaffee, an Akron cardiologist. A reception will follow. 330-524-1642.
Sisters For the Journey — at Grace United Methodist Church, 1720 Schneider St., Plain Township. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. March 31. The interdenominational women’s group will hold its third Girls Night In event, which is a Princess Formal Ball. Theme is Diamond in the Rough. Speakers, dancing, hors d’oeuvres, prizes and ballroom dance demonstration. Tickets $10 and can be purchased by calling 330-478-1765.
South Arlington United Methodist Church — 790 S. Arlington St., Akron. 12:30-2 p.m.. Sunday. Soup and salad fundraiser. Donations only. 330-724-1334.
Trinity United Church of Christ — 915 N. Main St., Akron. 4 to 7 p.m. every Friday through April 6. Second annual Fish Fry. Baked, breaded or plain cod, fries, macaroni and cheese, green beans, cole slaw or apple sauce, biscuits, beverage and dessert. Adults $7, age 10 and under $3.50.
Wooster Avenue Church of Christ — 1147 Vernon Odom Blvd., Akron. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 31. Soup kitchen and clothing giveaway. Transportation provided by calling 330-762-7301 or 330-388-0235. Contact person is the Rev. Gregory Dortch.
First United Methodist Church — 245 Portage Trail, Cuyahoga Falls. 6 p.m. Sunday. The Epworth Choir and Ringers from grades 7-12 will present a concert, Crossroads, at the church. 330-923-5241.
Lakeside Christian Church — 3535 Knollwood Lane, Akron. 7 p.m. Sunday. Stock and Rock Tour featuring the band Brightwork. No charge but attendees are encouraged to bring canned goods and other nonperishable items to help stock a local food pantry. 330-666-1733.
Zion Temple Baptist Church — 515 Ardella Ave., Akron. 6 p.m. March 31. SOS in concert during Saturday Night Live.
Speakers, classes, workshops
Bailey Road Christian Church — 3200 Bailey Road, Cuyahoga Falls. 10 a.m. April 15. The Greater Akron Area of the Church and Synagogue Library Association will meet. Shelley Pearsall, a local children’s author, will speak and sign her books. 330-673-3392.
Hamilton Luncheon Forum — at St. Michael Church Fannon Center, 3430 St. Michael Drive NW, Plain Township. 11:30 a.m. April 19. M.J. Albacete, executive director of the Canton Museum of Art, will present a program on the earliest settlers in Canton between 1805 and 1807. Albacete is also adjunct professor of art history and architecture at Kent State University Stark Campus. Luncheon cost is $12 and reservations required by April 16. 330-649-1231 or www.hamiltonforum.org.
Hiram College — 11715 Garfield Road, Hiram. The 29th Hiram College Lecture Series on April 3 to 4 will feature Dasho Karm Ura, president of the Centre for Bhutan Studies, in the Kennedy Center. 330-569-5900.
Phillips Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church — 413 Iroquois Ave., Akron. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. Career Development Workshop. Continental breakfast available 8:45 to 9 a.m. Lonnie Williams is the facilitator and will have representatives from career choices including education, business, manufacturing, operations, hotel administration, engineering, computer/information systems, health care, legal, safety forces and trades. Admission is free. For anyone interested in beginning a new vocation. 330-784-8964.
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