A patriotic musical to honor active and retired members of the armed forces and safety services will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday at Faith Fellowship Church, 10277 Valley View Road, Macedonia.
The annual program will feature music by the church's adult and children's choir and an indoor parade.
The Pledge of Allegiance will be recited and musical selections will include The Star-Spangled Banner, America the Beautiful and God Bless America. The colors will be presented by members of the local VFW.
A tribute to fallen military personnel will include a photo presentation of seven from Ohio who died this year.
The program is open to the public. Those in attendance are encouraged to wear uniforms.
For information, call 330-467-1234 or visit www.faithfellowship.org.
In other religion news:
Antioch Baptist Church — 670 Vernon Odom Blvd., Akron. 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Community outreach spaghetti dinner. All are welcome. 330-762-3469.
The Chapel in Marlboro — 8700 State Route 619, Marlboro Township. 6 to 7:30 p.m. July 23-25. The 2012 Football Camp will be conducted for pre-K through grade 8. Cost is $20. The Marlington High football team and coach Ed Miley will be featured. Instruction in passing, punting, agility, speed and catching. Teams chosen from campers. Limited number of scholarships available. Register through July 8. Participants do not have to be Chapel members. Contact sports director Todd Hostetler or the Rev. Rob Cochran at 330-935-0132.
First Apostolic Faith Church — 790 Easter Ave., Akron. 5 p.m. Sunday. Sister in Fellowship presents its midyear service. Guest speaker will be evangelist Beverly Green of Zion Pentecostal Church in Cleveland. 330-762-9139.
Grace United Methodist Church — 1720 Schneider St. NW, Plain Township. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Garage sale hosted by 7th Day Youth for people in the community. Parking spaces in the church lot will be rented for $10 each. Tables will be provided. Profits go to those who sell the items. 330-499-2330.
Journey Covenant Church — 2679 North Haven Blvd., Cuyahoga Falls. 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Free hot dinner to local residents on last Tuesday of every month. Christ Kitchen Dinners are open to the public. 330-923-8021.
Queen of Heaven Church — 1800 Steese Road, Green. 9 to 9:30 a.m. July 4. An outdoor Mass will be celebrated on Independence Day in the pavilion, weather permitting, or inside the church. Patriotic songs included. The rosary will prayed at 8:30 a.m. in the church. 330-896-2345.
South Arlington United Methodist Church — 790 S. Arlington St., Akron. 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Monday through Friday. Summer Lunch Program sponsored by the city of Akron and the Akron-Canton Foodbank. Free lunch, open gym and games. From 9 to 11 a.m. Friday there will be an open public food pantry. 330-724-1334.
Wooster Avenue Church of Christ — 1147 Vernon Odom Blvd., Akron. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 30. Soup kitchen and clothing giveaway. Transportation provided by calling 330-762-7301 or 330-388-0235.
Springfield Baptist Church — 1920 Krumroy Road, Springfield Township. 7 p.m. Sunday. Christian concert featuring Joyfulaires. Free-will offering.
Williard United Church of Christ — 742 Johnston St., Akron. 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Summer Jazz with John Chapman, nationally known R&B/jazz artist. Dancing, finger foods and beverages. Tickets sold in advance or at the door. Adults $8, age 12 or younger $4.
Speakers and classes
Apostolic Church of Barberton — 1717 W. Turkeyfoot Lake Road, Coventry Township. 9:45 a.m. Sunday. Guest speaker is the Rev. Mark Stumbo, missionary to St. Petersburg, Russia. 330-745-5550.
Community Gospel Tabernacle — 181 E. State St., Barberton. 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Heavens Rush from Parkersburg, W.Va., will present a southern gospel concert.
Vacation Bible Schools
Christ Is the Answer Ministries — 379 E. South St., Akron. 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Sunday School will host Vacation Bible School. 330-376-1869.
Community Christian Church (Disciples) — 210 N. Main St., North Canton. 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. A summer kids event called ReNew — The Green VBS will be hosted at the church. It is an environmentally-focused Vacation Bible School for pre-kindergarten to grade 5. To register, call 330-499-5458.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church — 317 E. Liberty St., Medina. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Marketplace 29 A.D., a Bibletimes Experience, is the theme for Vacation Bible School. Ages 3-11. Focuses on occupations and relationships of the time, with many and varied shops in the marketplace. Snacks, songs, games and dances. Suggested donation of $20 per child, no more than $40 per family. Call Mary Anthony at 330-725-4131.
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