Local church leaders are invited to participate in the Pastors in the Park program sponsored by the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad and Cuyahoga Valley National Park on Wednesday.
The program begins at 10:40 a.m. at the Akron Northside Station, 27 Ridge St., where pastors will board for a free train ride through the national park. During the ride, information will be shared about opportunities for members of the faith community to experience the park, with a focus on health and wellness.
The scenic railroad, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary, is dedicated to preserving passenger rail transportation in the park and along the historic Ohio & Erie Canalway. The park encompasses 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River, between Akron and Cleveland.
In other religion news:
Antioch Baptist Church — 670 Vernon Odom Blvd., Akron. 4 p.m. Sunday. Trustees Annual Day. Theme is A Praying Community. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Roderick C. Pounds of Second Baptist Church. 330-762-3469.
Christ Is the Answer Ministries — 379 E. South St., Akron. 4 p.m. Sunday. Morris Terry and the Bethesda Church of Cleveland will be guests for the pre-appreciation celebration for the Rev. J. Michael Martin. On Aug. 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the church will host a flea market. $15 per table or space. Registration deadline is Wednesday. 330-376-1869.
Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church — 1225 Vernon Odom Blvd., Akron. 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Homecoming will be celebrated at morning service. Guest speaker is Phillip Glenn Moorer of Agape Love Ministry International in Sandusky. Dinner follows the service.
Phillips Chapel C.M.E. Church — 413 Iroquois Ave., Akron. 8 a.m. Aug. 25. Missionaries of the church will have a flea market. Table rentals $15. For information, call Gladys Werts at 330-688-8308.
Wooster Avenue Church of Christ — 1147 Vernon Odom Blvd., Akron. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 25. Snack lunch and clothing giveaway. Sizes available for all ages. Transportation provided by calling 330-762-7301 or 330-388-0235.
Christ Is the Answer Ministries — 379 E. South St., Akron. 7 p.m. Friday. Expect the Great: It’s Time for Your Miracle Joy Night Celebration, featuring Delivered Ministries, True Praise, Women of Worship and Art of Praise. 330-376-1869.
Grandview United Methodist Church — 2315 Phelps Ave., Cuyahoga Falls. 6:30 tonight. Southern gospel music concert with the Pine Ridge Boys from Mooresville, N.C. Freewill offering. 330-923-8537.
Mogadore Christian Church — 106 S. Cleveland Ave., Mogadore. 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The Elsons, a gospel music group from Proctor, W.Va., will perform. 330-628-3344.
New Beginning Fellowship Church — Brimfield Town Park Gazebo, Tallmadge Road and state Route 43, Brimfield Township. 6 tonight. Nora Hunt’s Outdoor Gospel Singing, featuring the Elsons from Proctor, W.Va., Road Less Traveled from West Hamlin, W.Va., Steve Lawson from Hamilton, W.Va., Raetta George from Akron and Nora Hunt. Bring a lawn chair. Free parking in the plaza. Freewill donation. 330-673-0700.
Springfield Baptist Church — 1920 Krumroy Road, Springfield Township. 7 p.m. Sunday. Christian concert will feature Jerry Garcia. Freewill offering.
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