The Rev. Henry Pearce will present Neuroscience, Human Consciousness and the Image of God at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Medina Presbyterian Church, 5020 Burgundy Bay Blvd., Medina Township.
Pearce, pastor of the church, is the first graduate of a new doctrinal program in science and theology at Pittsburgh Theological Seminar. The three-year program gives students an opportunity to explore the connection between Christian theology and various scientific fields, including biology, cosmology and physics.
Pearce’s research focused on advances in the neurosciences and their implications for Christian theology and on the nature of human consciousness. His lecture will explore the nature of God as expressed in Hebrew and Christian scripture and the characteristics of human nature.
For information about the program, call 330-723-1000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In other religion news:
Blessed Trinity Parish — 14040 Puritas Ave., Cleveland. 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. One of many Sister City vigils that will be held in support of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious meeting in St. Louis to consider a response to the Vatican mandate limiting the organization’s autonomy. A video, Women and Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America, will be shown. 216-228-0869.
Christ Is the Answer Ministries — 379 E. South St., Akron. 4 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Richard Bush of Jerusalem Baptist Church will be a special guest for the afternoon service. 330-376-1869.
Cross Community Church — 825 Shady Brook Drive, Akron. 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 11. Youth car wash. Donations accepted.
Church in Silver Lake — 2951 Kent Road, Silver Lake. 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Service at lakeside.
East Chippewa Church of the Brethren — 7202 Chippewa Road, Green Township (Wayne County). Noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 12, annual Community Days. Car show features classic cars, race cars, tractors, motorcycles and four-wheelers. Children’s games and activities, ice cream social and the East Chippewa Vocal Band. Anyone wishing to display a car, truck or other vehicle should call 330-669-3262. No fee to display.
First Christian Church — Edgewood campus, 6900 Market Ave. N., Plain Township. Friday through Aug. 12. Generations Camp, a weekend of camping and worship. Bonfires, golf tournament, kid zone and teaching seminars on topics such as parenting, personal finances, teen-geared messages and developmental disabilities. Food vendors on site. Family packages start at $45 pre-sale, $25 per person. Prices increase at the door. Call 330-456-2600 or email email@example.com for information.
Greater Galilee Baptist Church — 70 W. Huston St., Barberton. 1 p.m. today. Annual Women’s Fellowship. Theme is Let Him Use You. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Barbara Andrews, co-pastor of Breath of Life Tabernacle in Canton. 330-745-7600.
Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church — 930 S. Nickelplate Ave., Louisville. Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Family Fun Day annual picnic. Outdoor worship at 11 a.m. Games, activities and food, all free. Inflatables for kids, balloons, corn hole, face painting, dunk tank and a fire engine. Nonperishable foods and cash donations accepted for Louisville Community Cupboard.
Magnificat of Stark County — Walsh University Barrette Center, 2020 E. Maple St., North Canton. 9 a.m. Sept. 8. Mary, Queen of Heaven and Earth Chapter of Magnificat will host a breakfast. Guest speaker Karen Herrmann will talk about God’s Gift — Have You Unwrapped It Yet? Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $15. Names and money must be received by Sept. 1. No tickets sold at the door. For information, call Raquel Berroteran at 330-686-2088.
New Millennium Baptist Church — 2240 17th St. SW, Akron. 4 p.m. Sunday. First sermon service for Deacon Deniela Williams.
South Arlington United Methodist Church — 790 S. Arlington St., Akron. 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Monday through Friday. Summer lunch program sponsored by the city of Akron and Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank. Free lunch, open gym and games. From 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, there will be an open public food pantry. 330-724-1334.
Down Home Gospel Radio — Shadyside Park, 24th Street Southwest, Akron. 6 to 8 tonight. Kenmore Gazebo Concert, featuring Restored Quartet, Bonnie Baughmann, Raette George and Down Home Gospel Quartet, with MC Tim Mann. Please bring two nonperishable food items or toiletries to benefit First Glance Food Pantry. Bring a lawn chair. In case of rain, it will be held at Park United Methodist Church. 330-256-3114.
Pilgrim United Church of Christ — 130 Broad Blvd., Cuyahoga Falls. 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Donald Moore, a nationally recognized composer and arranger, will be guest organist for morning service. 330-928-4847.
Vacation Bible school
Calvary Temple — 3045 Albrecht Ave., Akron. 7 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Theme is Babylon — Daniel’s Courage in Captivity. For ages 5-12. Stories, crafts, games, snacks. No fee. Registration at 6:30 p.m. Monday. 330-733-1335.
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