Women's book study starting Jan. 27 at Chapel at Tinkers Creek

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A variety of events are planned at Streetsboro United Methodist Church in the coming weeks:

The choir at Streetsboro United Methodist Church meets every Thursday evening from 7-8:30 p.m. at the church. For additional information, contact Renee Gigax at 330-541-2310 or rgigax@bcsoh.org.

A free community dinner will take place at Streetsboro United Methodist Church beginning at 5 p.m. Feb. 25. Volunteers are needed to help with this monthly event.

The church's senior fellowship group will meet Feb. 18 for desserts and games.

Social Concerns Committee aims to serve

St. Joan of Arc Parish's Social Concerns Committee works to serve the needs of the community with items such as cleaning, running errands, providing transportation, providing meals to families and more. Families may need help due to illness, a recent baby or general economic challenges.

Those who are able to help or know someone who could benefit from these services should contact Jennifer Lawrence at 330-524-9029 or jelawrence@gmail.com or Sr. Eileen at 330-626-3424.

Faith Baptist Bible fellowships meeting

Several adult Bible fellowship groups meet at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday at Faith Baptist Church.

"Explorers" is designed for couples age 20 to 50. The group focuses on building strong family bonds.

"Defenders" is for adults age 40 to 70 who are singles and couples. The group stresses learning the Bible through open, lively discussions.

"Ambassadors" is for adults age 18-30, involves a variety of social events and focuses on the spiritual needs of college and career oriented adults.

For more information, call 330-626-4752.

Venture Church hosts fundraiser for cancer patient

Venture Church, 935 Frost Road, is hosting a benefit for Jon and Kathy Keller.

In September 2013, Jon was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer that starts in the plasma cells in bone marrow.

In addition, Jon also has amyloidosis, a rare disease that 5 percent of those with multiple myeloma get, according to recent news release from the church.

The Kellers currently have no income and are facing mounting medical bills in addition to day-to-day expenses.

To help ease their financial burden, the church is hosting a spaghetti dinner Feb. 15 from 5-7 p.m.

Two dinners set at OLPH

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church's volunteer appreciation dinner will be Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m., with a live and silent auction. Reservations are due by Feb. 17 at 330-562-8519 ext. 2.

Also, the church will have a St. Patrick's Day dinner March 9 at 4 p.m. Reservations are accepted with a paid table of eight. Volunteers are needed and should email mcorrigan@olphaurora.org.

The Knights of Columbus Council will host a pancake breakfast after Feb. 16 Masses in the parish center.

The Souper Bowl of Caring recently raised $864 for the Center of Hope in Ravenna. A Red Cross blood drive will be Feb. 19 from 1 to 7 p.m. at the church. Austin Leo Frankino, son of Tyler and Jennifer, recently was baptized.

A high school ministry retreat will be March 1-2 at the White Pines Education Campus in Peninsula. Cost is $45 and applications are due today (Feb. 12).

A parish Lenten retreat day with Deacon Greg Kandra will be March 8 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Lent soup suppers will take place on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. from March 12-April 2.

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