The following is a listing of Akron-area religious events. They include:
Akron Bible Church — 783 Brown St. 10-11:30 a.m. Feb. 10. The Love Akron Network’s quarterly prayer time. The morning includes worship, corporate and small group prayer and a time for fellowship over lunch immediately following. Lunch is $5. RSVP to Lori at 330-384-8124 or email email@example.com.
Bath United Church of Christ — 3980 W. Bath Road. Through Feb. 14. 17th annual Epiphany Arts Festival. Featuring artwork from more 200 regional artists in all forms of media. For more information, call 330-666-3520.
Calvary Apostolic Church — 2693 Nesbitt Ave., Akron. 2 p.m. Saturday. Will hold a citywide prayer meeting to pray for our nation, its leaders and also pray for a spiritual awakening in Akron. 330-745-7248 or www.churchofakron.org.
Christ Is the Answer Ministries — 379 E. South St., Akron. 4 p.m. Sunday. Special appreciation service held in honor of Minister Patsy A. Mitchell. For more information, call 330-376-1869.
First Congregational Church of Hudson — 47 Aurora St., Hudson. 7 p.m. Thursday. Under Abraham’s Tent: Judaism, Christianity and Islam Living Together. Rabbi Jim Egolf, Temple Beth Shalom; Dr. Ihsan U. Hague, Islamic Society of Akron and Kent; and the Rev. Janet Ross, First Congregational Church of Hudson; will address why interfaith dialogue is important from each religion’s perspective, along with teachings from their respective holy scriptures on peace-keeping with neighbors. Free. 330-650-4048 or www.hudsonucc.org.
First United Methodist Church of Akron — 263 E. Mill St. Weekly service called “A1 Praise” held in the church social hall with more contemporary music for worship and praise. The service is held at 6 p.m. Saturdays. 330-376-8143.
Goodyear Heights United Methodist Church — 1690 Hillside Terrace, Akron. 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays. Abundant Faith Ministries presents a series on coping with grief. The Rev. Kenneth McGraw Sr. leads the series.
Grace United Church of Christ — 13275 Cleveland Ave. NW, Lake Township. 4:30-7 p.m. Saturday. Swiss steak dinner with noodles and/or mashed potatoes with gravy, coleslaw or applesauce, green beans, rolls, coffee or tea, and dessert. $9, $4 ages 4-12. 330-699-3255.
Hartville Church of God — 532 W. Maple St., Hartville. 10 a.m. Feb. 6. LOOP (Loved Ones of Prisoners) will hold its monthly meeting. For more information, call 330-212-6661 or go to www.loopfamilyministry.org.
Haven of Rest Ministries — 175 E. Market St., Akron. 1 p.m. Tuesday. Women’s Auxiliary Program will feature Vince Didato on piano. For more information, call Rose Rose at 330-535-1563 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holy Spirit Catholic Church — 2952 Edison St. NW, Lake Township. Will make and sell sub sandwiches to raise funds for the Hartville Migrant Center. Sandwiches are available to pick up after the 8:30 and 11 a.m. masses on Feb. 7. Deadline to order is Tuesday. Cost is $6 each. For more information, call 330-699-4500.
Loyola Retreat House — 700 Killinger Road, Clinton. 5:30 p.m. Friday to Feb. 7. Mercy Retreat, The Heart of Faith — The Reason for Hope. Abbot Clement Zeleznik will direct the retreat, where he will explore God’s gift of mercy and look at the legacy of mercy in Pope John Paul II’s encyclical, Dives in Misericordia (Rich in Mercy), a legacy that Pope Francis carries on today. Cost is $160 per person. For more information, call 330-896-2315 or go to www.loyolaretreathouse.com. Also, 10:30 a.m. Feb. 7. Pre-Cana: A retreat for engaged couples preparing for the Holy Sacrament of Matrimony. Cost is $75 per couple. 330-896-2315 or www.loyolaretreathouse.com. And, 5:30 p.m. Feb. 9, Fat Tuesday Dinner and Lenten Reflection. Come for spiritual reflection in the Chapel and a feast as you prepare for Lent. Cost is $25 per person. 330-896-2315 or www.loyolaretreathouse.com.
Manchester United Methodist Church — 5625 Manchester Road, Akron. 7:30-10:30 a.m. Feb. 6. Pancake breakfast with scrambled eggs, sausage and beverages. $6 adults, $4 children. For more information, call 330-882-6241 or 330-882-4818.
Queen of Heaven Church — 1800 Steese Road, Green. Blessing of Throats will take place at weekend masses, and at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, The Feast of St. Blaise; 7-11 p.m. Feb. 6, a “Carnevale” — pre-Lenten fun with a variety of entertainment, food/beverages, music, dancing and cash bar. Tickets are $35 per person. For tickets, call 330-896-2345.
St. Augustine Church — 204 Sixth St. NW, Barberton. 6:30-9 p.m. Feb. 9. Shrove Tuesday Card Party. Tickets are $8 before Feb. 7 and $10 after. For more information, call 330-745-0011.
St. Columba Cathedral — 154 W. Wood St., Youngstown. 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Annual White Mass with Bishop George V. Murry. The White Mass is for all health professionals, including mental health workers, to recognize and celebrate the ministry of all those in the healing professions. A reception will follow. For more information, call 330-744-8451, ext. 272.
St. Hilary Parish — 2750 W. Market St., Fairlawn. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17. Wednesday Lenten Speakers Series, But I’m NOT a Racist! Racial Realities in the USA presents Racial Realities: Discovering Our Hidden Biases. No charge. Reservations suggested, call 330-867-1055 or email email@example.com.
St. Mark Lutheran Church — 158 North Ave., Tallmadge. Feb. 14. Valentine Exchange Lunch, following the second service. Bring a small gift you would give your valentine, must be wrapped. Have a light lunch to go along with the fun of the “exchange.”
Trinity United Church of Christ — 915 N. Main St., Akron. 4:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 14. Hot Rock. Warm Church dinner/concert featuring music by the Justin Other Band. Dinner includes fettuccine alfredo pasta, baked chicken, salad, rolls and dessert. Tickets are $10 adults and $5 age 10 or younger. For more information, call 330-376-7186 or go to www.trinucc.org.
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