The following is a listing of Akron-area religious events. They include:
Arlington Nazarene Church — 1057 Triplett Blvd., Akron. 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays. Chess club for everyone with lessons for those who do not play and games for those who do.
The Chapel in Marlboro — 8700 State Route 619. Sunday. Softball and baseball clinics. The softball clinic for girls is 12:30-2:30 p.m. and will be led by Karen Linder. Linder is the recently retired head softball coach at Kent State University. The baseball clinic for boys is 3-5 p.m. and will be led by Jeff Graffice. Graffice served as the baseball coach at Alliance High School for several years, retiring from coaching this year. The clinics are for children 12 and under and the cost is $35. Both clinics are limited to 25 children. To register for either clinic, contact Todd Hostetler at 330-935-0132, ext. 1224.
Christ Is the Answer Ministries — 379 E. South St., Akron. 4 p.m. Sunday. Special appreciation and ordination service for Minister Patsy Mitchell.
Faith Lutheran — 2726 W. Market St., Fairlawn. 7:30 p.m. March 9. Wednesday Lenten Speakers Series “But I’m NOT a Racist! Racial Realities in the USA” presents Racial Realities: The Response of Our Faith Communities. No charge. Reservations suggested, call 330-867-1055 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Friday Club of Greater Akron — Tangier, 532 W. Market St., Akron. 11 a.m. Friday. How God Has Walked with Me Through High School. Panel: Avery Bable, Archbishop Hoban High School; Alexandra Eicher, Our Lady of the Elms; Elizabeth Paydo, St. Vincent-St. Mary High School; and Molly Onders, Walsh Jesuit High School. Cost of the luncheon is $20. For reservations, call 330-535-7668 or go to www.firstfridayclubofgreaterakron.org.
Ghent Christian Church — 4200 Granger Road, Akron. 8 a.m. March 5. All Ohio Workshop and Program. The Rev. Sandhya Jha, director of the Oakland Peace Center and former pastor of First Christian Church of Oakland, Calif., will be the featured speaker. For registration, call 330-666-1852.
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.
Haven of Rest Ministries — 175 E. Market St., Akron. 1 p.m. Tuesday. Women’s Auxiliary Meeting. Bagpiper Brian McElhinney will perform. For more information, call Rose Rose at 330-535-1563. Also, 2016 Annual Spring Banquets: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Northeast Ohio Medical University, 4209 State Route 44, Rootstown; March 8 and 10 at Hartville Kitchen, 1015 Edison St. NW; March 19 at Galaxy Restaurant, 201 Park Centre Drive, Wadsworth. Reservations required, call 330-535-1563.
Mary, Queen of Heaven and Earth Chapter of Magnificat — Walsh University, Barrette Center, 2020 E. Maple St., North Canton. 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Special Breakfast with guest speaker Cheryl Langford. Cost is $18. For more information, call Shirley DeOrio at 330-305-1146.
McDonaldsville St. Paul United Methodist Church — 7641 Wales Ave. NW, Jackson Township. 6 p.m. Wednesdays, through March 16. Lenten Program & Soup Suppers. Featuring the series “Traveling Light” by Max Lucado. A soup supper will be served before the program. Free. For more information, call 330-499-6971.
Mogadore Christian Church — 106 S. Cleveland Ave. 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Family Movie Night: The War Room. All are welcome and there will be popcorn and punch. For more information, call 330-628-3344 or go to www.Mogadorechristian.com.
Queen of Heaven Church — 1800 Steese Road, Green. Feb. 26-28, Solemn Eucharistic Devotions will begin with adoration at 9 a.m. Friday and continue through Feb. 28 with a closing Vesper Service at 4 p.m. There will be Lenten dinners served Fridays through March 18 from 4:30-7 p.m. Baked or fried cod $9, fried shrimp $11, cod/shrimp combo $11; pierogi, pizza or mac-n-cheese $6; children’s dinner $5. 330-896-2345.
St. Hilary Parish — 2750 W. Market St., Fairlawn. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Wednesday Lenten Speakers Series “But I’m NOT a Racist! Racial Realities in the USA” presents Racial Realities: Listening In to the Black Experience. No charge. Reservations suggested, call 330-867-1055 or email email@example.com.
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church — 515 48th St. NW, Canton. 6 p.m. March 12. Community Dinner and Hymn Sing. Featuring Bob Morrison, Jackson Carruthers, St. Mark’s Choir and Valley Community Church Choir. Suggested donation $12. Reservations required, call 330-499-2662 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Sebastian Parish — 476 Mull Ave., Akron. 7 p.m. Tuesday. Lenten Series, Footsteps in Faith; Mercy and Forgiveness. The Rev. Matthew Pfeiffer, pastor at St. Paul’s Parish in Akron, will present The Hidden Power of Forgiveness. Also, 7 p.m. March 8, the Rev. Jared Orndorff, pastor at St. Joseph Parish in Cuyahoga Falls, will present Compassion and Mercy on the Journey. All talks are free.
Temple Baptist Church — 1212 Greensburg Road, Green. 7-9 p.m. Fridays. Reformers Unanimous Recovery Program and support group.
Wadsworth First Christian Church — 116 E. Boyer St., Wadsworth. 10:45 a.m. service Sunday. The annual Children’s March. Children will bring their Month of Compassion banks, in which they have been collecting money, and deposit them in the Love Bucket. Also on that date, the annual seventh-and eighth-grade Sunday School Class Bake Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to noon in the Fellowship Hall. More information is available at www.fccwadsworth.org/giving/month-of-compassion.
The Chapel at Marlboro — 8700 State Route 619. 6 p.m. Sunday. Annual Goodbye to Winter Concert featuring the Stockdale Family Band. Free-will offering will be accepted. 330-935-0132.
Fairlawn Lutheran Church — 3415 W. Market St., Akron. 4 p.m. March 6. The Ohio State Men’s Glee Club in concert. 330-867-3082.
Providence Baptist Church — 458 Madison Ave., Akron. 5 p.m. Sunday. Against All Odds gospel stage play. Written and produced by Amber E. Cobb.
St. Sebastian Church — 476 Mull Ave., Akron. 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Singers Companye will present a concert of choral works. A free-will offering will be accepted.
Zion Temple Baptist Church — 515 Ardella Ave., Akron. 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Youth and Young Adults Department presents An Evening of Song with special guests Donnell Phipps & Delivered.
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