Colette M. Jenkins

The congregation at Prince of Peace Baptist Church, 844 Garth Ave., is hosting a “Community Day” at Garth and Grace avenues in Akron.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. It will include activities for children and youth and free child fingerprinting for a child identification kit. The kit is free and includes digital fingerprints, photos and a list of child safety tips.

Free health screenings, hot dogs and drinks will be provided. Vendors will also be available.

For more information, call 330-762-4997.

In other religion news:

Events

Akron First Baptist Church — 1670 Shatto Ave., Akron. 1 to 4 p.m. today. Community Family Fun Day. Free to the public. Bouncy castle, obstacle course, free food, snow cones, music and games. Located next to library and Northwest Community Center. 330-867-2121.

Christ Is The Answer Ministries — 379 E. South St., Akron. 4 p.m. Sunday. The Be Strong and Courageous Conference, A Time of Refreshing, will conclude with the Rev. Clifton Norwood and St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church. 330-376-1869.

Faith Temple Church — 701 Sylvan Ave., Akron. 11 a.m. Sunday. Celebration for the fifth pastoral anniversary of the Rev. Ben Drone. 330-724-6823.

Grace United Methodist Church — 1720 Schneider St. NW, Plain Township. 10 a.m. Thursday. Prayer Service for Peace in America at the Sign of Hope Prayer Garden in the back of the church. A service with singing in the hopes of helping to stem violence not only in our area but everywhere. 330-499-2330.

Holy Family Church — 3450 Sycamore Drive, Stow. 1 to 5 p.m. July 7. K of C Charity Car & Motorcycle Show. Registration $5, includes door prize ticket. Trophies for top three places and people’s choice. Food and drinks available. Music by DJ Bob Alan. For information, contact Joe Wasielewski at 330-603-9668.

Lighthouse Christian Center — at Holiday Inn Akron/Fairlawn, 4073 Medina Road, Bath Township. 6 p.m. Sunday. Healing Seminar with the Rev. Kenny Baxter. 330-962-4679.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help — 342 S. Chillicothe Road, Aurora. 11 a.m. Sunday. Parish Feast Day. Begins with outdoor Mass, followed by authentic Italian dinner prepared by the parish’s K of C council. Door prizes, family gifts, a walking art gallery with a recap of Vacation Bible School music. The public is invited. 330-562-8519.

Queen of Heaven Church — 1800 Steese Road, Green. 8:30 a.m. Thursday. Outdoor Independence Day Mass in the pavilion, weather permitting, or inside the church. Includes patriotic songs. From 8 to 8:30 a.m., the rosary will be prayed inside the church. 330-896-2345.

St. Joan of Arc Parish — 4940 Tuscarawas St., Perry Township. The Rev. David Weikart has been appointed pastor by the Diocese of Youngstown, effective July 13. 330-744-8451.

St. Mark Lutheran Church — 158 North Ave., Tallmadge. 11:45 a.m. Sunday. Summer and Strawberry Dessert luncheon as part of the annual Hat Day. Men and children included. Put on your hat, bring a dish to share and join in the celebration. 330-633-3718.

Second Baptist Church — 451 Bronson St., Medina. 8 a.m. today. A pancake breakfast will be held. It is also co-sponsored by Fellowship Baptist Church and St. Paul Emerging Ministries. Includes sausage, coffee and orange juice. Cost is $5. Proceeds will benefit a Community Vacation Bible School jointly held by the three churches July 15-19, 5:30 to 8 p.m. each day, at Second Baptist.

Tri-State Bible College, North Campus — 1350 Virginia Ave., Akron. Noon to 2 p.m. July 6. Open House. Information, questions and answers, refreshments. Curriculum offered under three programs: Certificate of Bible Studies, Associate of Arts degree and Bachelor of Arts. Fall semester starts Aug. 26. Financial aid available. 330-724-1530, tristaten12@sbcglobal.net, www.tsbc.edu.

Performances

The Chapel in Marlboro — 8700 State Route 619, Marlboro Township. 7 p.m. Monday. The Annie Moses Band, a gospel folk group, will appear in concert. Seats available on first-come basis. Free-will offering. 330-935-0132.

Cottage Grove Evangelical Congregational Church — 3133 Cottage Grove Road, Coventry Township. 6 p.m. July 6. Gospel concert with Jerico Road Singers.

Wesley Temple A.M.E. Zion Church — 104 N. Prospect St., Akron. 5 p.m. today. An evening of hymns with Walter E.L. Scrutchings and Carlton L. Fellows. 330-434-5800.

Speakers, classes, workshops

Akron-Canton Shambala Center — 1707 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls. A workshop on Work, Wealth and Wisdom will be held today, led by Acharya Michael Greenleaf. Share stories and observations on the interplay of mindfulness and livelihood in your life. Free to members. 330-983-9019.

First Friday Club of Greater Akron — University of Akron Martin Center, 105 Fir Hill, Akron. Noon July 12. David Anthony will speak about forgiveness at the monthly meeting. He is the owner and president of Anthony Funeral Homes in Akron, Cuyahoga Falls and Green. Cost of the luncheon is $15. Doors open at 11:15 a.m. 330-535-7668.

New Life Episcopal Church — 13118 Church Ave., Lake Township. 7 p.m. July 10. The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater East Ohio Chapter. Topics include risk factors, diagnosis, stages and treatments. Register at 330-699-3554 by Wednesday.

Vacation Bible Schools

The Chapel in Marlboro — 8700 State Route 619, Marlboro Township. 6:15 to 8:45 p.m. July 8-12. SonWest Roundup Vacation Bible School. For toddlers through middle-school ages in the Alliance, Hartville, Louisville, and Atwater and Marlboro township communities. Games, music, crafts and skits. There will be a carnival the last night with parents invited. 330-935-0132.

First Presbyterian Church — 636 Park Ave. W., Barberton. 6 to 8 p.m. July 8-12. SonWest Roundup Community Vacation Bible School. Free for age 3 through grade 6. Special Thursday evening family event called Wrangler Roundup with rock climbing, horseback rides, games, crafts and more. Call 330-745-2161 or register at the door.

Green Valley United Methodist Church — 620 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road, Green. 9 to 11:30 a.m. July 8-12. Vacation Bible School for age 3 to grade 6. Theme is Everywhere Fun Fair and will focus on children living in other cultures, including Australia, Japan, Mexico, United Kingdom and Zimbabwe. Music, games, crafts, science experiments and snacks. 330-896-4357.

McDonaldsville United Methodist Church — 7641 Wales Ave. NW, Jackson Township. 3 to 6 p.m. July 8-12. Operation Overboard Vacation Bible School. For age 3 through grade 6. Free. Crafts, music, games and Bible stories. An optional meal provided at 5:30 p.m. each day. Parents and grandparents welcomed. Co-sponsored by Here For You Child Development Center. 330-499-6971.

Trinity Lutheran Church — 600 S. Water St., Kent. 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 8-12. Join several local Kent churches for ReNew, the Green Vacation Bible School. For age 4 through grade 6. There will be a class for adults, too. 330-673-5445. Also, Faith Lutheran Church at 330-673-6633 or Christ Episcopal Church at 330-673-4604.

Westminster Presbyterian Church — 1250 W. Exchange St., Akron. 9 a.m. to noon July 8-12. Vacation Bible School. Learn about environmental stewardship through the lens of the parable of the sower. Register at www.westminsterakron.com. 330-836-2226.

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