Colette M. Jenkins

WOOSTER: The ethics of earth stewardship is the topic of a presentation at 7 p.m. today at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Wayne County, 3186 Burbank Road.

The community lecture will feature Calvin DeWitt, an ecologist and author, and David Kline, a local Amish farmer and author.

It is being sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Grace Brethren Church, the College of Wooster and Ohio State University's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center.

DeWitt, a professor at the University of Wisconsin’s Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, will also meet with students at the College of Wooster, hold seminars at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center and meet with local community and church leaders during his four-day visit to the area.

He will share how a community can become dedicated to good environmental stewardship from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today at the Shisler Conference Center on the Ohio State University Wooster campus, 1680 Madison Ave.

For more information about the free community presentation, call the Rev. V. Elaine Strawn at 330-262-9194.

More information about the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship can be found at

In other religion news:


Alpha & Omega Worship Center – 181 Burton Ave., Akron. 5 p.m. Sunday Friends and Family Day. Bishop Joyce Dorsey of Cleveland will speak.

Catholic Diocese of Youngstown — St. Charles Parish, 7345 Westview Drive, Boardman. 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 4. Annual Liturgy Day. The Rev. Richard Fragomeni, associate professor of liturgy and preaching at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, will be the keynote speaker. Workshops for deacons, parish staff, musicians, lay leaders of prayer and liturgical ministers. Cost is $28 per person including lunch. 330-744-8451, ext. 304.

The Chapel — 135 Fir Hill, Akron. 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 6. Informative meeting regarding the pro-life movement in the Akron area will be held in the Learning Lab. For more information, call Joey Martin at 330-315-5470.

Christ Is The Answer Ministries — 379 E. South St., Akron. Revival services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Monday’s speaker is the Rev. Mayceo Smith II of City of Life Enrichment Center. The Rev. J. Michael Martin Sr. will speak on Tuesday and Wednesday. 330-376-1869.

Journey Covenant Church — 2679 N. Haven Blvd., Cuyahoga Falls. 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Free, hot dinner served to local residents on the last Tuesday of each month. Christ Kitchen Dinners are open to the public. 330-923-8021.

St. Anthony of Padua School — 80 E. York St., Akron. Following 10:30 a.m. Mass until 1 p.m. Sunday. Open house for families, visitors and those interested in attending school for pre-kindergarten to fifth grade. Visit classrooms, meet teachers and tour the school. 330-253-6918.

St. Joseph Catholic School — 2617 Waterloo Road, Randolph Township. 9:30 to 11 a.m. Sunday. A pancake breakfast in the school cafeteria will begin Catholic Schools Week. Includes tours of the school with teachers and staff throughout the building. Information available for enrollment inquiry. Monday through Friday school activities include Junior Achievement workshops, Mad Scientist, Pajama Day and more. A Night at the Races will be held Feb. 4 at Knights of Columbus Hall. All adults welcome. 330-628-9555.

Speakers and classes

Emerge Ministries Inc. — 900 Mull Ave., Akron. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 9. The Vision & Learning Link will be presented by Drusilla H. Grant. A free community seminar to address vision problems that masquerade as attention deficit disorder, reading problems and behavior problems in children. For parents and professionals. Call 330-867-5603 ext. 330 to register or email with name, address and phone number.

Redeemer Church — 190 W. Streetsboro St., Hudson. 5 p.m. Feb. 11. First session of Financial Peace University, a 13-week course on DVD that teaches families and individuals common-sense principles of money planning, debt reduction and wealth building. Contact Samuel Wilsey at 330-656-5787 for information or to register.

St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church — 3430 St. Michael Blvd. NW, Plain Township. 11:30 a.m. Feb. 9. Hamilton Forum speaker will be Diana Stromsky, executive director of Catholic Charities for Portage and Stark counties. Her subject will be The Church, The Poor and Charity: What the Pope Has to Say to Stark County.

Stow Presbyterian Church — 4150 Fishcreek Road, Stow. 7 p.m. Wednesday. Sir Jeffrey Abood, an expert on Christianity in the Holy Land, will speak on the reasons why Christians are leaving the region and the impact of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as part of an ongoing speaker series. Free to the public. 330-798-9001.



Chapel of Grace Christian Center — 1361 Copley Road, Akron. 4 p.m. Sunday. Mamie Toole will present Black History in Poetic Expressions. Freewill offering.

St. Sebastian Parish — 476 Mull Ave., Akron. 1 p.m. Feb. 4. The Akron Regional Chamber Orchestra will present an interactive concert on the classics for children and their families. Children will listen, play instruments and even conduct the orchestra. Open to all ages. For more information, call Lynn M. Frey-Steward at 330-836-2233.

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