Leading Children Through Christmas

by Christy Kear Christmas is a special time of year – especially for kids!  Something every kid has in common is an excitement for Christmas!  It’s a season of so many things – joy, family, and lots of busyness too. That’s why it’s important to plan ahead and take time...

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City Partner Feature: Urban Vision

Urban Vision seeks to prayerfully and relationally reach North Akron children and families with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. UV cares for our community holistically, modeling love for God, and others.       Here’s how YOU can partner with Urban Vision: * Provide healthy snacks to 95 hungry kids after school....

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Gifts That Keep On Giving (No… Really)

The Christmas season is upon us. Yep. Thanksgiving is here, but that doesn’t mean that the Christmas music, sales and planning haven’t been happening already. And of course, we’re always thinking about gifts. What do we get mom this year? What do we get that co-worker? What do we get our kids? While...

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Our Neighbor’s First Thanksgiving

By Ben & Lindsay Beaver  The table was set, a beautifully carved turkey prominently in the center, surrounded by butter laden casseroles, stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce, and gravy. Children hurried around the room, eyeing the dessert table, and desperately trying to sneak a dinner roll. This picture of sweet Thanksgiving nostalgia...

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City Partner Feature: Rahab

The Heart of RAHAB Ministries is Compassion. They come alongside women who are trapped in the life-and-death struggle of prostitution and drugs. Then they stay. They refuse to see the women as different from themselves, so that Christ’s love for them can flow through those involved in the ministry. The...

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City Partner Feature: South Street

South Street is serving the Summit Lake community in Akron. Having started out in 1997, they are constantly working to help those on the margins of society to become radically transformed followers of Jesus. They are doing this relationship-based programming like: tutoring, sports programs, bike shop, gardening, mentorships, teaching, job...

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POWER Kids Launch Go! Days

Last month, the POWER KIDS Life Groups participated in their first Go! Day. During POWER KIDS Life Groups, the kids have been learning about the importance of not just knowing the Bible, but also living it out. Go! Days are designed to help the kids learn how to live it...

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Dealing With Grief Group

If you have experienced the loss of a loved one or other major life event, join us for 4 weeks as we work through healthy grief, complicated grief. This class is both instructional and process based with time for questions. This group meets on Sundays at Ghent Road, Classroom B....

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WHAT ALL GOOD FRIENDSHIPS HAVE IN COMMON

By Brad Deetscreek There are some things we pretty much all have in common. We complain about the weather, express our love for our favorite sports teams, display our political opinions, trade thoughts on Bieber’s new song, obsess over the newest release from Apple, or ponder the values of having...

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