Colette M. Jenkins
The Akron Area Interfaith Council on Friday presented a donation of $22,000 to the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank.
The donation represents monies collected last month at the councils annual Hunger Walk in Fairlawn, Wooster and Stark County. The May 4 event also netted 1,099 pounds of nonperishable food items for the foodbank.
The interfaith council promotes freedom of religion, equality and understanding by bringing people of different faith groups together. For more information, visit www.aaichungerwalk.org or call 330-329-5132.
In other religion news:
Centenary United Methodist Church 1310 Superior Ave., Akron. 5 to 8 p.m. July 7 to 27, Monday through Thursday. Holy Moses, an annual drama camp, is a musical discovery for kids by Kathie Hill. Dress rehearsal at 7 p.m. July 25, evening performance at 7 p.m. July 26 and matinee performance at 4 p.m. July 27. Fees $35 per child, $30 for second child, $85 for family of three or more. 330-376-9648
Love Akron Network at Celebration Church, 688 Dan St., Akron. 10 to 11:30 a.m. July 9. All Christian leaders are invited to pray, network and fellowship at a summer prayer event. Lunch immediately following. To RSVP or for information, email email@example.com.
New Exodus Christian Fellowship 1063 S. Arlington St., Akron. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. Flea market to raise money for the building fund. New and used items including air conditioners, clothes, shoes and bathroom cabinets.
River of Life Community Church 5649 Stow Road, Hudson. 4 p.m. July 5. A barbecue will take place until after the Hudson fireworks. The church grounds are a good place to view the annual display. Games, music and activities for all ages. Dinner served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tickets $5 for adults, $15 per family. Call 330-342-9796 or purchase online at www.riverlifecommunity.com/#/july-5-barbecue.
St. Eugene Church 1821 Munroe Falls Ave., Cuyahoga Falls. 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Knights of Columbus Charity Car Show will be held. Registration $6. Trophies for top six entries, 50/50 raffle, door prizes, food and drinks. Music by DJ Bob Alan. For information, call Mickey Mader at 330-571-0491, Joe Wasielewski at 330-603-9668 or Bernie Thompson at 330-633-0621.
Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church 1241 Grant St., Akron. 4 p.m. Sunday. The 79th ushers and nurses ministry anniversary celebration will be held. Speaker is the Rev. Myron Brown. 330-724-8163.
Faith Fellowship Church 10277 Valley View Road, Macedonia. 10 a.m. Sunday. Patriotic Concert will be performed. Created and arranged by David T. Clydesdale. Free admission. Wearing of uniforms encouraged. 330-467-1234.
First Friday Club of Greater Akron at Quaker Square Inn at University of Akron, 135 S. Broadway, Akron. David James, superintendent of Akron Public Schools, will be guest speaker. His topic is A Call to Leadership. Cost of the luncheon is $15. Doors open at 11:15 a.m. Reservations can be made at 330-535-7668, or by sending a check to First Friday Club of Greater Akron, 795 Russell Ave., Akron, Ohio, 44307, or online at www.firstfridayclubofgreaterakron.org.
Good Shepherd School at The Chapel in Marlboro, 8700 State Route 619, Marlboro Township. The school is accepting new students for the fall semester of the 2014-15 school year. Grades 1-12. The education is thoroughly Christ-centered, discipline is consistent and individual concern is expressed for each student. Special help given to children who struggle with their studies. Enrollment limited. Contact Gary or Debora Spencer at 330-935-0623 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Vacation Bible schools
The Chapel in Marlboro 8700 State Route 619, Marlboro Township. 6:15 to 8:45 p.m. July 7-11. Son Treasure Island Vacation Bible School will be held. For toddlers through middle school ages in the Alliance, Hartville, Louisville, Atwater Township, Marlboro Township and Akron communities. Tropical fruit drinks will be served at the cabana, along with cookies. Games, music, crafts, skits and true stories will point children to understand important values, such as respect for God and others. The last night will feature a VBS Carnival, with food and amusements, and parents are invited. Register at 330-935-0132 or visit www.marlboro-chapel.com.
Westminster Presbyterian Church 1250 W. Exchange St., Akron. 9:15 a.m. to noon July 7-10. Vacation Bible School, titled Cultivating Compassion and Creativity, is for age 4 through grade 5. To register, call 330-836-2226 or visit www.westminsterakron.com.
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