Talk on finding Jesus March 30

Bible teacher Kinney deHamel will speak on the topic "I Love to Tell the Story" at Hope Lutheran Church on March 30 at 7 p.m.

The free presentation will include encouraging stories of people finding Jesus and inspiring ways to help the hurting and seeking people in one's own life. Refreshments will be served.

Kinney DeHamel has been a teacher for nearly 30 years. She became a Christian while trying to prove that the Bible is false. Since then, she has had a heart for the hurting and those who seek truth and meaning for their lives, and has had many experiences teaching prayer, evangelism and spiritual growth in venues as diverse as children's Sunday School and prison ministry.

This program is sponsored by the Women of Hope. Hope Lutheran Church is located at 456 S Chillicothe Road in Aurora.

LGBTQ support group meets monthly

St Mary Church, 340 N. Main St. in Hudson, is offering a Family Ministry Support Group to address the needs of those who are LGBTQ and their families.

Many parents and family members identify with various feelings: relief, anger, mourning, fear, guilt, shame, loneliness and parental protectiveness. If you are struggling with any of these feelings and are looking for support please consider participating in the St Mary Family Support group. The meeting day is generally the fourth Tuesday of every month to accommodate more folks.

The next meeting is March 21 at 7 p.m. The goal of this ministry is not to attempt to alter any person's sexual orientation; rather, it is our goal to support all persons in their quest for wholeness and holiness. Any questions, contact Lori Joseph at or 330-653-8118 ext. 233.

Divorce and Beyond session March 14

Now what do I do? Divorce is painful, often shattering. But it need not be disastrous.Divorce and Beyond is a seminar for people who are separated, have filed for divorce, or are already divorced. This seminar helps to examine what happens to most people going through the total beak up of their marriage.

These group sessions will begin on Tuesday, March 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. in Room 106 at St. Mary Church, 340 N. Main St. in Hudson.

Register by calling Rose Gordyan, Pastoral Associate at or 330-653-8118 ext. 227. In the meantime, May God Bless you and help you take the chance to discover you are not alone in feeling not yourself and how to deal with this drastic change in your life.