Events

Canton Christian Women’s Connection: The Fairways, 1500 Rogwin Circle SW, North Canton. 11:30 a.m. Dec. 13. Tiffany Blevins will present “Moment to Moment Choices.” The Northwest Singers will entertain with some Christmas favorites. Tickets are $13. Reservations required, call Deb at 330-837-9412 or email cantoncwc@aol.com.

The Chapel in Marlboro: 8700 State Route 619, Marlboro Township. 5:30 p.m. Sunday. JAM Birthday Party for Jesus with Outback Ray and His Amazing Animals. Also, 6 p.m. Sundays. Griefshare is a ministry to individuals who have experienced the loss of a loved one, providing help in recovering from loss. For more information, call 330-935-0132.

Columbia United Church of Christ: 978 Wooster Road W., Barberton. 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 8. 13th annual cookie and candy sale. Items sold by the pound. 330-825-9946.

Greensburg United Methodist Church: 2161 Greensburg Road, Green. 6-8 p.m. Saturday. Free Parents' Night Out. Come celebrate with a pajama party, crafts, games, a movie and snacks. 330-896-1936.

Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church: 1866 Brown St., Akron. 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Holy Ghost Bible study class. Grow in faith from a Ukrainian Catholic perspective. For more information, go to www.hgucc.org.

Loyola Retreat House: 700 Killinger Road, Clinton. Dec, 8-9. Advent Retreat “Mary in Advent: A Preparation for the Feast of Feasts” directed by the Rev. Paschal Petcavage, OSB. For more information or to register, call 330-896-2315 or go to www.LoyolaRetreatHouse.com.

Nativity of the Lord Jesus Catholic Church: 2425 Myersville Road, Springfield Township. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 8. Breakfast in Bethlehem. Includes a continental breakfast, tours of the Bethlehem Cave, the Nativity museum, and Bethlehem marker for “make and take” activities. $7 per person. 330-699-5086 or email tours@nativityofthelorg.org.

Oak Grove Mennonite Church: 7843 Smucker Road, Smithville. 5:15-7:30 p.m. Sunday. “The Search for the Christ Child” 45-minute, indoor/outdoor, walk-through experience of what the first Christmas may have been like. Admission is one canned food item or toiletries for People to People Ministries. 330-669-2697.

Portage Faith United Methodist Church: 9922 State Route 44, Mantua. 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Advent Celebration. “When Mary Tells Joseph” one-act play followed by a Cookie Walk. For more information, call 330-274-8987.

Queen of Heaven Church: 1800 Steese Road, Green. The Feast of Mary’s Immaculate Conception. Vigil Mass 7 p.m. Friday. Feast day Masses 8:30 a.m. and noon Dec. 8. 330-896-2345.

Redeemer North Hill UM Church: 265 E. Cuyahoga Falls Ave., Akron. 11 a.m. Tuesdays. Christian Bible study class open to anyone interested in learning more about a Christian lifestyle. Also, 11:30 a.m. Fridays, free lunch and clothing store.

St. Joseph Church: 11045 St. Joseph Blvd., Mantua. 6-8 p.m. Dec. 8-9. Third annual live Nativity. Freewill donations accepted. For more information, call Kathy Paroff at 616-723-3091.

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church: 1034 Brown St., Akron. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdayand 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Christmas boutique with bake sale and nut rolls. 330-699-4275.

St. John Lutheran Church: 550 E. Wilbeth Road, Akron. 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 8. Annual cookie walk. Fresh homemade holiday cookies for $7.50 a pound. There will also be rummage sale items available.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church: 1361 W. Market St., Akron. 4 p.m. Sunday. Advent Lessons & Carols. The combined choirs of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Also, 5:30-7 p.m. Sunday. the youths of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church invite visitors to “The Search for the Christ Child.” Free. For information, call Beth Guenther at 330-836-9327, ext. 31, or email bguenther@stpaulsakron.org.

Zion Temple Baptist Church: 515 Ardella Ave., Akron. 6 p.m. Saturday. A night of appreciation and benefit honoring Daphine Hale.

Performances

Akron Motherhouse of the Dominican Sisters of Peace: 1230 W. Market St., Akron. 3 p.m. Sunday. Delivered Ministry will share its gift of spreading the Good News via spiritual hymns and sacred songs during an uplifting concert. Free-will offerings will be accepted.

The Chapel in Marlboro: 8700 State Route 619, Marlboro. 10:15 a.m. Dec. 9. The King’s Brass will be in concert. 330-935-0132 or www.marlboro-chapel.com.

Fairlawn Lutheran Church: 3415 W. Market St., Akron. 4 p.m. Dec. 9. Singers Companye will present a Christmas Concert “A Light That I Can See.” Free-will offerings will be accepted.

Grace United Church of Christ in Uniontown: 13275 Cleveland Ave. NW, 3 p.m. Sunday. 175th anniversary celebration with a free performance of the Harmony Ringers of Ohio. 330-699-3255.

Johnson United Methodist Church: 3409 Johnson Road, Norton. 2 p.m. Dec. 9. New Horizons Band and String Orchestra of Summit and Stark Counties free holiday celebration concert.

Liberty Bible Church: 2215 State Route 183, Atwater. 11 a.m. Sunday. Christmas concert with Eric John Hawout. 330-947-3737 or www.lbcatwateroh.com.

Martha Circle of Advent Lutheran Church: 1516 Edison St., Uniontown. Noon Monday. The Lake High School Reflections select vocal group will present a program of seasonal music. 330-877-0418.

North Canton Community Christian Church: 210 N. Main St. 4 p.m. Sunday. Free Christmas concert featuring Bob Blyer’s Meadowbrook Big Band. Vocalists will be Courtney Vignos and Tom Falen. Freewill offering will be accepted. 330-499-5458.

Oak Hill Presbyterian Church: 2406 Ardwell Ave., Akron. 7 p.m. Dec. 9. Music of Christmas program.

Phillips Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church: 413 Iroquois Ave., Akron. 4 p.m. Dec. 9. Christmas concert. 330-784-8964.

Westminster Presbyterian Church: 1250 W. Exchange St., Akron. 5 p.m. Dec. 9. Five at Five concert featuring Alcee Chriss III on the Schantz organ. Free.

 

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