The following is a listing of Akron-area religious events. They include:
Akron Area YMCA Branches Good Friday Services — April 14: 9 a.m. Green Family YMCA, 3800 Massillon Road; 8 a.m. Kohl Family YMCA at University Park, 477 E. Market St., Akron; 8 a.m. Lake Anna YMCA, 500 W. Hopocan Ave., Barberton; 7:30 a.m. Riverfront YMCA, 544 Broad Blvd., Cuyahoga Falls; and 7:30 a.m. Wadsworth YMCA Community Center, 825 School Drive, Wadsworth.
Akron First Assembly — 1175 W. Market St. 7 p.m. April 14 Good Friday service. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 15, Eggstravaganza. 10 a.m. April 16, Resurrection Celebration Service. 330-836-5531.
Arlington Nazarene Church — 1057 Triplett Blvd., Akron. Noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays. A chess club for everyone, with lessons for those who do not play and games for those who do.
Bath United Church of Christ — 3980 W. Bath Road, Akron. 6 p.m. Monday. Film, talk and book signing with Iyad Burnat of the Bil’in Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements. There will be a showing of 5 Broken Cameras followed by a talk, Q&A and book signing.
The Chapel in Marlboro — 8700 State Route 619, Marlboro Township. 9 a.m. April 8. ADVANCE Seminar presents Your Finances and Your Future. For more information, call 330-935-0132.
Christ is the Answer Ministries — Westside Outreach Center, 421 W. Thornton St., Akron. 6 p.m. Sunday. Partnership in Ministry service with guest speaker, the Rev. George Austin of the King of Kings Fellowship in Warren.
First Church of Brethren — 1812 Marigold Ave., Akron. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday. All You Can Eat Soup Supper with Desserts. $6, $4 age 12 and under.
First United Methodist Church of Akron — Services broadcast via live streaming at 11 a.m. Sundays on the church’s website at www.firstumcofakron.org.
Forest Hill Community Church — 724 Damon St., Akron. Holy Week Services: Palm Sunday service at 10:45 a.m. April 9; Wednesday service at 7 p.m. April 12; Good Friday services at 7 p.m. April 14; Resurrection Sunday services at 7 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. April 16. Sunday school will be held at 9:30 a.m. April 9 and 16.
Grace United Church of Christ in Uniontown — 13275 Cleveland Ave. 10 a.m. April 15. Free children’s Easter Egg-stravaganza. Children through sixth grade will experience meaningful activities, games and crafts geared toward celebrating the resurrection and a traditional Easter egg hunt. 330-699-3255.
Green Valley United Methodist Church — 620 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road, Green. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. Annual United Methodist Women spring salad luncheon. $6. All proceeds go to missions. For more information, call 330-896-4357.
Haven of Rest Ministries — 175 E. Market St., Akron. Tuesday. Haven of Rest’s Women’s Auxiliary program will feature the Rev. Jeff Kaiser, speaking about the exciting things happening at the mission. Come at 10 a.m. for bargain shopping. There will be a noon luncheon and the program will begin at 1 p.m. For more information, call Rose Rose at 330-535-1563 or email email@example.com.
Holy Family Church — 3179 Kent Road, Stow. 8:45-10:15 a.m. and 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays through April 3. Lenten Series: Catholicism: Pivotal Players. Discussions Monday is Michelangelo.
Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church — 1868 Brown St., Akron. Bible study held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the parish hall.
Liberty Bible Church — 2215 State Route 183, Atwater. 17th annual Missions Conference begins Sunday with the Morning Worship service. Services will also be held at 7 p.m. Sunday-Wednesday. 330-947-3737 or www.lbcatwateroh.com.
Light Work Church — The HUB Community Center, 3676 Community Lane, Copley Township. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Light Work Church-Opening Night Mixer. There will be a short presentation by the Rev. Ian Taylor. To RSVP or for questions, email LWChurch17@yahoo.com.
Loyola Retreat House — 700 Killinger Road, Clinton April 9. Palm Sunday Retreat. Abbot Clement Zeleznik, OSB will direct this retreat reflecting on the final days of Jesus’s life and preparing for his resurrection, through the lens of the mystical writings of Abbess Mary of Agreda. Registration at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $165 per person. For more information, call 330-896-2315 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mt. Olive Baptist Church — 1180 Slosson St., Akron. 5 p.m. April 9. 49th Anniversary of the Road to Glory with Host Henry Dunn Celebration. Featuring: The Christian Allstars, Boot & the Boyz, Royal Angelettes, Newport Christianaires, Lil Unity and soloists Gretchen Barham Green and Barbara Bolar of Akron and Mary Glover of Cleveland and more. Free.
Nelson United Methodist Church — Nelson Community House, 11639 Windham Parkman Road, Garrettsville. 4-6 p.m. April 8. Swiss steak dinner. $10, $6 ages 6-12.
New Mission Missionary Baptist Church — 150 Wayne Ave., Akron. 7 p.m. Wednesday-Friday. Spring revival: Wednesday, the Rev. James McWain, Macadonia Baptist Church, Waynesburg; Thursday, the Rev. Charles Parmar, True Deliverance Baptist Church, Akron; and Friday, the Rev. Sylvester Beans, Friendship Baptist Church, Akron.
Open Door Assembly of God Church — 745 Upson St., Akron. 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 14. Good Friday Fish Fry, $8. 330-794-7948.
Peter Maurin Center — 1090 S. Main St., Akron. 6:30 p.m. Friday. Catholic Worker Akron presents a Roundtable on Peaceful Methods for Individual and Societal Change.
Prince of Peace Missionary Baptist Church — 844 Garth Ave., Akron. 9 a.m. April 8. The Brotherhood of Prince of Peace Missionary Baptist Church will host a Prayer Breakfast. 330-668-1973 or 330-762-4997.
Queen of Heaven Church — 1800 Steese Road, Green. Holy Week Services: Mass at 8:30 a.m. April 10-12; The Lord’s Supper Mass at 7 p.m. April 13; Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion at 3 p.m., Living Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m. April 14; Blessing of the Food at 3 p.m., Vigil Mass at 8:30 p.m. April 15; Easter Sunday Mass at 8 and 10 a.m. and noon April 16. 7 p.m. April 12, “Shadows”, a candlelight Tenebrae service. 330-896-2345.
St. Columba Cathedral — 159 W. Rayen Ave., Youngstown. Holy Week Services: Palm Sunday Services at 4:30 p.m. April 8, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. April 9; Mass of Holy Chrism at 10:30 a.m. April 11; Holy the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 6 p.m. April 13; Passion of the Lord and Veneration of the Cross at 3 p.m. April 14; Blessing of the Easter Food at 3 p.m. April 15; the Easter Vigil at 8:30 p.m. April 15; and Easter Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. April 16.
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church — 1034 Brown St., Akron. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 9. Bake Sale and Easter Candy Sale. Selling paska bread, nut, poppy seed and apricot rolls. For information, call Susan Stefancik at 330-699-4275.
St. Luke’s Ministry Center — 3810 Ridgewood Road, Copley Township. 7-8:30 p.m. Friday. The Seven Last Words of Jesus: The Women Who Followed Their Lord to the Cross.
St. Mark Lutheran Church — 158 North Ave., Tallmadge. April 16, Easter Sunday Services: 7:15 a.m. Sunrise Service; 10:30 a.m. service. There will be an Easter Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. An Easter Egg Hunt will take place at 9:30 a.m. 330-633-3718 or www.stmark-lutheran.org.
St. Raphael Center — 4365 Fulton Drive NW, Canton. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. 100th Anniversary of Fatima “What Happened at Fatima?” Holy Mass at 10 a.m. followed by Fatima talk by the Rev. Nicholas Mancini and video presentation by the Rev. Andrew Apostoli. For reservations, call 330-492-7018.
St. Sebastian Parish — Byrider Hall, 420 S. Hawkins Ave., Akron. The Rite of Christian Initiations for Adults will be offered 7:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. For more information, call 330-836-2233.
St. Vincent Parish — 164 W. Market St., Akron. 7-8:45 p.m. Sunday-Tuesday. Three-evening mission, God Revives Our World (G.R.O.W.) presented by Heart to Heart Communications Inc. Presenters are the Rev. Norm Douglas and Larry Vuillemin.
Zion Lutheran Church — 2233 Abbeyville Road, Valley City. April 8-9. 9th Annual Passion Walk. The Jerusalem marketplace opens at 6:15 p.m. with the first group of visitors departing at 6:30 p.m. to walk from scene to scene in the church as they witness the Last Supper, Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane and his arrest, Peter’s denial, Jesus before Pilat, the crucifixion and the sealed tomb.
Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church — 1225 Vernon Odom Blvd., Akron. 5 p.m. Sunday. Gospel Explosion Part 2 Musical Program. Featuring St. Luke Baptist Church Choir, Gerald Johnson and the Christian Love Community Singers, the Peoples Baptist Church Choir, Lady Willa Williams, and the Spiritual Angels of Youngstown. Freewill offering will be accepted. 330-864-6635.
Lockwood United Methodist Church — 3680 Manchester Road, Akron. 5 p.m. Sunday. Master’s Promise will perform. A love offering will be accepted.
St. Sebastian Parish — 476 Mull Ave., Akron. 7:30 p.m. April 9. Lenten Concert: Seven Last Words of Christ. Featuring the St. Sebastian Parish Choir, instrumentalists and soloists. Free.
Trinity United Church of Christ — 215 High St., Wadsworth. 4 p.m. Sunday. 2017 Trinity Concert Series presents the Suburban Brass Quintet. Freewill offering accepted.
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