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2011 Walk to Stop Hunger

Saturday, March 5th, 2011

The Akron Area Interfaith Council will host its annual Walk to Stop Hunger on Sunday, May 1, 2011 at the Unitarian Universalist Church (directions here). Collect nonperishable food donations and turn them in on May 1 at the Walk. All proceeds from the Food Collections will go to the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank.
Akron Canton Food Bank
Individuals and groups are invited to help the hungry in Northeast Ohio. Registration is available online. The walk is a 2 1/2 mile walk and will begin and end at the Unitarian Universalist Church. Registration starts at 2:00 PM and the walk will begin at 3:00 PM. Refreshments will be served during registration and hot soup will be available after the walk.

For more information, please visit, call 330.329.5132, or email walk route is below.

2011 Walk to Stop the Hunger Route

Bridges 101

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

It isn’t often that I have read a “how to” book that keeps my attention and stirs my imagination. Author Ruthie Jacobsen has managed to do both splendidly in a short and provocative paper back, Bridges 101.

Have you ever wanted to “witness” but weren’t quite sure how? This book is for the non-Mark Finleys and non-Walter Pearsons among us who get sweaty palms every time a witnessing opportunity appears. It is chock-full of stories how Ruthie and others have used everyday happenings to connect spiritually with new people. Your horizons of how to share your faith will be expanded as you read about “A Bathroom Party” to “The Singing, Dancing, Painter”. I particularly appreciated her application of author Steve Sjogren’s concepts of “low-risk/high-grace” and “seedflingers”. I’m confident you too will find yourself saying, “Yes, I could do something like that!”

If I have peaked your interest in this book, and I hope I have, you can read it for yourself by checking it out of our Church Library (see librarian Doris Grayem) or by purchasing it from the ABC in Mount Vernon (800-765-6955).

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