MDT awards two Ministry Grants

The Ohio Conference Ministry Development Team (MDT) has awarded two grants totaling $2,750. The MDT approved these grants at its Aug. 24 meeting. Grants will provide funds toward the following projects: Youth Events — Lee Heights Community Church in Cleveland is receiving funding for two youth programs intended to promote personal development, career exploration and faith formation, a Youth Exposure Trip…

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Open Arms cancels March 19 banquet

Open Arms Hispanic Ministry has had to cancel its fundraising banquet scheduled for March 19 due to the COVID-19 virus and concern for the safety of many at-risk elderly who attend this event. Open Arms Executive Director Haroldo Nunes said, “We are hoping to have an event in the summer to reconnect and have fellowship with our support community!”

Open Arms to host ‘Gracias Banquet’

Open Arms Hispanic Ministry is hosting its annual fundraising dinner, a “Gracias Banquet” on Thursday, March 19, at the Kidron Park Community Center. The meal will begin at 6 p.m. and will feature an enchilada dinner followed by a program of Open Arms ministry highlights. A freewill offering to benefit Open Arms will be taken. RSVP by March 16 to…

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Local congregations pack 175 immigrant detainee care kits

By Jennifer Steiner MCC Great Lakes  On Oct. 2, area congregations gathered at Orrville Mennonite Church to learn about the current situation for border detainees and to work together on a tangible response. In a little over an hour, volunteers had packed 175 immigration detainee care kits to provide much-needed supplies for those being released from border detention. Volunteers assembled…

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Songs and Salsa

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Open Arms Hispanic Ministry is hosting “Songs and Salsa,” an evening concert in the Kidron Park Community Building, 4434 Kidron Road, Kidron, on Sunday, Oct. 13, beginning at 6 p.m. The musical group Honeytown will be performing, as will the worship team from Salem Mennonite Church in Wooster. There will be a variety of chips and salsas available. A freewill offering…

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Immigration Information Update/Immigrant Detainee Care Kit Assembly

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You’re invited to share God’s love and give your support to immigrant detainees on our southern bor­der. Open Arms Hispanic Ministries invites you to come Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. for an immigration information update and MCC Immigration Detainee Care Kit assembly at Orrville Mennonite Church, 1305 W. Market St., Orrville. A representative from Mennonite Central Committee will provide…

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Concert to benefit Open Arms

Open Arms Hispanic Ministry is hosting “Songs and Salsa,” an evening concert in the Kidron Park Community Building, 4434 Kidron Road, Kidron, on Sunday, Oct. 13, beginning at 6 p.m. The musi­cal group Honeytown will be performing, as will the worship team from Salem Mennonite Church in Wooster. There will be a variety of chips and salsas available. A freewill offering…

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Conference awards nine ministry grants

The Ohio Conference Ministry Development Team (MDT) has awarded nine grants totaling $24,750. The MDT approved these grants at its Aug. 19 meeting. Funding for these grants comes from surplus funds that had accumulated during years in which the Conference ended its fiscal year with a surplus. The MDT has awarded these grants each year since 2012. The grants will…

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Immigration event to include care kit assembly

You’re invited to share God’s love and give your support to immigrant detainees on our southern bor­der. Open Arms Hispanic Ministries invites you to come Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. for an immigration information update and MCC Immigration Detainee Care Kit assembly at Orrville Mennonite Church, 1305 W. Market St., Orrville. A representative from Mennonite Central Committee will provide…

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Open Arms plans fundraiser for March 12

Open Arms Hispanic Ministry is hosting TACO TUESDAY, a fundraising banquet on March 12, at the Kidron Park Community Center. The meal will begin at 6 p.m. and will feature a catered taco bar. A program of Open Arms ministry highlights will follow. A freewill offering will be taken. RSVP by March 8 to OAHM.rsvpify.com to reserve your place for…

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Songs and Salsa

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Open Arms Hispanic Ministry is hosting “Songs and Salsa,” an evening concert in the Kidron Park Community Center, 4434 Kidron Road, Kidron, on Sunday, Oct. 7, beginning at 6 p.m. The musical group Honeytown will be performing, and there will be a variety of chips and salsas available. A freewill offering will benefit Open Arms Hispanic Ministry.

Mennonite & Brethren Marriage Encounter

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A Mennonite & Brethren Marriage Encounter will be held Sept. 28-30 at the Comfort Suites Hotel and Conference Center in Berlin, Ohio.  Please see the Marriage Encounter flier for more information.

Marriage Encounter coming in September

Open Arms Hispanic Ministry and several Wayne County congregations are planning a Mennonite and Brethren Marriage Encounter on Sept. 28-30 at the Comfort Suites Hotel and Conference Center in Berlin. Please see the Marriage Encounter flier for more information. You may also contact Raul Tadeo at 330-828-0040 or Haroldo Nunes at 330-933-9376 for more information and a registration form. Registration…

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