Northminster Presbyterian Church

"Soaring to New Heights With God" is the theme June 18 through 22 from 9:30 a.m. to noon for Vacation Bible School at Northminster Presbyterian Church, 104 W. Portage Trail Ext. Cost is $7 per child, maximum of $15 per family and open to children ages 4 through fifth grade. Call the church office at 330-928-8885 for information and registration.

The Church in

SIlver Lake

Join the celebration for Pentecost Sunday on May 27 at 10:30 a.m. "God is still speaking," and the theme for the day is, "Catch the Spirit, Sail Toward Tomorrow." Refreshments will be served following the service. Child care and Sunday school are available for the children. Mark calendars for the church's vacation Bible school, June 9 through 13 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The Church in Silver Lake is located at 2951 Kent Road in Silver Lake, call the office with any questions at 330-928-2991.

Lighthouse Christian Fellowship

A free sports camp will be at Lighthouse Christian Fellowship, 315 Graham Road, for children going into kindergarten through sixth grade. At MEGA Sports Camp, participants can choose either soccer or basketball. The camp offers all sorts of drills and practice games for all abilities. Between sports sessions, coaches will lead participants in songs, tell stories and object lessons that help character-building themes.

Join the MEGA Sports Camp team at Lighthouse Christian Fellowship every Wednesday night, June 6 through Aug. 15 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Bring a soccer ball or basketball labeled with the child's name to this free sports camp. Call Pastor Katie Deyo at 330-957-5180 for more information.

Bride of Christ Fellowship

Bride of Christ Fellowship, a house church, will be having its Wednesday evening services at 542 Broadway Street East at 7:15 p.m. Pastor Jesse Smith will be preaching and continuing his series on the Old Testament Tabernacle and how it applies to Jesus Christ, the church as a whole, the individual believer, and more.

Saturday Bible studies take place at the same location at 2 p.m. The current topic being discussed is the end-time mysteries that are to be revealed before the return of Christ. All are welcome and encouraged to bring any questions about the Bible and Christianity.

The church also offers free gospel materials to anyone interested, as well as transportation to Bible studies and services to anyone in need.

Call 330-929-2037 or visit www.brideofchristohio.org for more information on these events and offers.

Bethany United

Church of Christ

Bethany United Church of Christ, 1235 Broad Blvd., will host the following programs and services:

Join the church for worship on May 27 at 8:30 or 10:30 a.m. It is Bethany's Family Sunday and the church also will celebrate Pentecost. Church school is offered for children and adults at 9:15 a.m. All are welcome.

The youth fellowship will host Bethany Night at Donato's May 30 from 5 to 8. Ten percent of the receipts and tips are tithed to Bethany, 10 percent goes to the youth account and 80 percent to the youth mission trip.

The building is wheelchair accessible with handicapped parking.

For more information, call the church office at 330-923-5277.

First United

Methodist Church

Westminster Ringers, a touring group of bell ringers from Maryland will be performing in the sanctuary at First United Methodist Church, 245 Portage Trail, on June 1 at 7:30 p.m. Child care is available.

Register now for "Lift Off With God" vacation Bible school at the church on June 11 to 15 from 9 a.m. to noon for children ages 3 through fourth-grade. There will also be an Amazing Balloon Race for fifth- to sixth-graders that week with daily mission trips and projects as well as fun, fellowship and a chance to "Race to new Heights with God." The fee for either program is only $5 per child or $10 maximum for a family. Once a registration and VBS fee is turned in, participants will receive a VBS CD for the family with songs and computer games on it. For more information, call Carol Lewis at 330-923-5241, ext. 17.

The Methodist Men's Golf League is sponsoring their second annual golf outing, open to men and women, in memory of longtime member Walter "Bud" Mills as a fund raiser for the youth program at the church. The event will be at Brookledge Golf Course in Cuyahoga Falls on June 29. The format will be a four person scramble with a noon shotgun start. For more info, contact Keith Walker at 330-928-3078 or e-mail him at kwalker928@neo.rr.com

Would you like to help hurting children? Join the Project Linus group at First United Methodist Church. This group makes knitted, crocheted, quilted or fleece blankets for children at Akron City Hospital. If interested, call Sylvia Burch at 330-928-7161.

Pilgrim United

Church of Christ

Pilgrim United Church of Christ, located at 130 Broad Blvd., welcomes all to Sunday worship services at 10:30 a.m. Bible study for adults and children begins on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. Following the worship service each Sunday, there is a social hour where members can renew friendships and welcome visitors. Rev. Kirk Bruce is the pastor.

If in need of special handicap help, call the church office 330-928-4847.

On May 27, Pilgrim will be celebrating Pentecost. Pastor Bruce is encouraging all who attend to wear red to symbolize the Holy Spirit. Communion will be celebrated during the service as well as welcoming the confirmation class into church membership.

On June 3, there will be graduation recognition.

On June 4 at 1 p.m., Rev. Bruce will conduct a worship at Sutliff. Anyone may attend.

On June 9, a free community lunch will be offered at Pilgrim. Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. till 1 p.m. After enjoying a hot meal, guests are welcome to take home a bag of groceries.

From June 18 to 22, Pilgrim will offer a vacation Bible school from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for children pre-school through grade 5. The theme is "Pirates of Pilgrim Cove: Jesus is our Treasure." June 22 will feature a family meal and a visit from the Akron's Zoomobile. Classes for adults are also being planned. To register, call the church office at 330-928-4847.

Cub Scout Pack #3186, which meets at Pilgrim, will be marching in the Memorial Day Parade along with VFW Post 1062. During the parade, the pack will collect canned goods for veterans and other organizations that help the needy. For information, call Jean Hudson at 330-922-5486.

For a complete list of activities, contact the church office.

Broadman

Baptist Church

At Broadman Baptist Church, 350 E. Bath Road, on Sundays: prayer is at 9 a.m., fellowship/coffee is at 9:30, Life Impact/Sunday School Classes are at 9:45, and Worship Celebration is at 11 a.m.

On Wednesdays at Broadman, at 6:30 there is praise and worship, prayer, and learning for all ages. Nursery available. Activities end at 8. Choir/praise and worship end at 9.

The church's sermon series for May is "Facing our Giants." David and others in the Bible faced giants of all kinds. In David's case, he faced Goliath. The series will be rooted in the Word of God but many concepts and illustrations will come from this book.

On Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m., the congregation at Broadman will learn about "How we got the Bible." This study is based on the book by Neil R. Lightfoot and will look at the beginnings of the Bible with a textual and critical review of how the modern text came to be. The study will last all summer.

Children in grades K through 6 are invited each Sunday at 11 a.m. as the church kicks off its new Kidz Worship Experience. For more information about the new Kidz Worship Experience, contact Michael Johnston, Broadman Children's Minister, at 330-923-6127.

Visit the Web site at www.broadmanchurch.org.