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Thank we to a tyro strain garb from Kent State University, underneath a instruction of Zachariah Smith, who achieved a smashing Christmas Music Concert on Dec. 17 during Upper Room Ministries in Ravenna. The garb was stoical regulating several instruments that enclosed trumpets, tubas, saxophone, clarinet, drums, and a bassoon. All of a musicians were glorious in a believe of their qualification and a conductor was flawless in his care abilities.

The unison took place during a morning ceremony use with a brief Christmas summary given by Pastor Eddie L. Harris. Those in assemblage were awed with a professionalism of a approach a songs flowed from one good famous Christmas strain into another. A smashing cooking of baked and grilled chicken, ham, macaroni and cheese, diced potatoes with immature beans and veggies, honeyed potato casserole, cake and pies was enjoyed by all afterward. It was a jubilee of Christmas to remember.

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The Portage County NAACP Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast is entrance shortly and a annual eventuality is customarily reason on a third Saturday morning of Jan in jubilee of M.L. King Jr.’s birthday, that this year will be on Jan. 20. Watch a Record-Courier for arriving information.

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University Hospitals Portage Medical Center in Ravenna can be reached during www.UHHospitals.org/Portage or by job a Health Education Center during 330-297-2576. The sanatorium offers a far-reaching operation of services and workshops during no cost to a community. Some might need a reservation and some might have a tiny fee, though many are during no charge.

There are nourishment sessions, blood vigour screenings, blood sugarine and cholesterol screenings and more. This is a smashing use being offering to a community, so greatfully check it out. Be dynamic to make this a healthy and happy year for we and your family.

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The Skeels-Mathews Community Center, a module of Family Community Services, Inc., will reason a annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast during 10 a.m. Jan. 15. The core residence is 4378 Skeels St., Ravenna, and for information call Sharon Sanders, module manager, during 330-297-0192. The breakfast is open to a public.

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Pastor Eddie and Lady Toni Harris of Upper Room Ministries Church of God in Christ would like to appreciate all who helped with a weekly Thursday Senior/Community Hot Luncheon, including Kent State University Campus Kitchen Manager Alex Drungil, and all of a volunteers from Upper Room Ministries and a community. These giveaway luncheons will continue by renouned direct in 2018 during noon each Thursday.

Thank we to all of a assistance perceived for a monthly “Seeds of Harvest Food Pantry” ministry, that distinguished 11 years of use to a village in 2017. The Akron Canton Regional Foodbank, Kent State University and others who wish to sojourn unknown helped to make this possible. Also interjection to those who donated clothing, boots and several domicile equipment that helped with a “Second Blessings” Clothing ministry.

Another large appreciate we goes out to a Kent State University’s Office of Experiential Education and Civic Engagement Program Officer Alexandra Ulbricht, who oversaw Super Saturday students once a month who assisted over a duration of time with students trimming from freshmen to seniors on several projects. This has been a splendidly sanctified year for a church and a community.

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Toni’s Tidbits: In a suggestion of giving this season, we was sanctified by a lady in Marc’s in Ravenna and would like to contend appreciate we again so that others will know that a tiny affability goes a prolonged way. Well, being a talker that we am (I don’t accommodate a stranger), this lady and we had struck adult a review about my church, that is because we were there shopping poinsettias to put in a sanctuary. She was a really good lady and we had been carrying a good review while watchful during a checkout counter.

This kind lady indispensable to buy usually dual postage stamps, though when a manager told her they usually sole them by a book, she purchased a whole book. we was perplexing to compensate for my squeeze and was meditative that we had a integrate of stamps down in my purse, that we was going to give her before she bought a book of stamps. Before we could get to a stamps in my purse, she handed me a book of stamps she had only purchased reduction only a dual that she needed. She pronounced they were for a church and that she hoped we could use them! Thank you, kind lady, and know that we will be sanctified for your generosity.

This might seem like something too tiny to mention, though it is a summary to acknowledge that we can’t kick God giving. In a Bible, Luke 6:38 says, “Give, and it shall be given unto we … “. So even when we purpose in your heart to do good, it will be returned to you.

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A sanctified and happy birthday to all of these smashing Jan people: Latresha Morton, Trina Taylor, Ramon Reid, Mary J. Harris, Jeremiah Boone, Jordan Beck, Dorsey Butler, Michael Toth, Tatiana Ballard, Adriana Ballard, Debbie Groce, Greg Bush, Robin Calhoun, Tanjenae Harris, Jimmy Corbits, Tanya Hawkins, TraVonna Page, Bob Balluh, Catrina Burwell, Darwin Humphrey, Taylor Jones, Jeffrey Moore, Roosevelt Seeden, Angela Seeden, Richard Brantley, Lucy Maxwell Alexander, Ashley Foster, Kira Monson, Arlyne Habeeb, Cathy Richardson, Ramona Richardson, Shirley Murray, Amil Stikes Jenkins, Devon Reese, Karla Kendrick, Olivia Clark, Lamont Shakoor and Tiameka Jones.

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A blessed and Happy New Year to all of my readers and appreciate we for your continued support! Make this year a time for change from a aged things to new things and let us make it a improved universe to live in.

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News and information is always acquire and might be sent to: Mrs. Toni Brown-Harris, P.O. Box 1051, Ravenna, OH 44266 or by email during mrstoni@sbcglobal.net.

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