Pastor Jean's Weekly Faith News

Weekly Faith News


Faith at 4 Concert Series

4 p.m. in the Sanctuary


Singers Companye meets Akron Baroque

with flute soloist George Pope


“For the Love of Nature”

This program will include works that are inspired by nature.

(Free Concert: Donations Welcomed!)




Health Kit Collection in March


WELCA is collecting personal care items for Lutheran World Relief Health Kits; five specific items are needed.


  • Lightweight dark-colored bath size towel
  • 2-3 bath size bars of soap, totaling 8-9 ounces
  • 1 adult size toothbrush in its original package
  • Sturdy comb
  • Metal nail clipper

Please place your donations in the collection baskets in the Welcome Center or Narthex by March 31.




  You can still SIGN-UP



Again this year we will gather with our collaborative partners, New Hope Baptist Church, St. Hilary Catholic Church and Temple Israel for a four-week-long Interfaith Justice Series. Because a meal is being provided, it is important to RSVP by signing up at the Welcome Desk in the Kinship Café, calling the church office (330-836-8811) or registering on-line at


THOSE SIGNING UP after MARCH 7 - PLEASE NOTE that the meal may be full; you will be contacted by the office if that’s the case, but are still MOST welcome to attend worship and the discussion.



A Journey of Conversion


     How Fear Grows Hate

 March 20 at Temple Israel

Dr. Michael Levin, University of Akron 


How Compassion Changes Hate

March 27 at New Hope Baptist Church

 Panel including Dr. Geraldine Nelson, NAACP


    How Forgiveness Heals Hate

 April 3 at Faith Lutheran Church

 Video:  Homeboy Industries Gang Ministry  


6:00 p.m.  Gathering/Sign in

6:15 p.m.  Meal

 7:00 p.m. Worship

7:30 p.m. Presentation & discussion




Monday, March 18: 6:30 p.m., Yoga; 7 p.m., Church Council; 8 p.m., AA


Tuesday, March 19: 9:30 a.m., Busy Fingers; 11:45 a.m., Pastor Rick’s Bible Study; 2 and 7 p.m., Book Club; 7 p.m., Scouts, CRC Rehearsal; 7:30 p.m., Al-Anon


Wednesday, March 20: 5:30 p.m., Girl Scouts; 6 p.m., Interfaith Justice Series at Temple Israel; ABO Rehearsal


Thursday, March 21: 9:15 a.m., Yoga; 10 a.m., Prayer Shawl Team; 6 p.m., ABO Rehearsal


Friday, March 22: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., OPEN M Outreach Event; 6 p.m., ABO Rehearsal


Saturday, March 23: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., DLM/Holy Trinity Outreach Event; 1 p.m., Howard Snyder visitation; 2 p.m., Memorial Service and Reception


Sunday, March 24: 9 a.m., Traditional Worship; 10 a.m., Kinship Café; 10:10 a.m., FaithKids, Youth, grades 6-12, Choir Rehearsal, Adult Discussion; 11 a.m., Contemporary Worship; 1:30 p.m., ABO Rehearsal; 4 p.m., Faith at 4 Concert; 7:30 p.m., AA