Faith and Religion: Rejoice youth group to make blankets

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The Rejoice Middle School Youth Group will gather for faith, fun, fellowship, food and friends Nov. 19 at 6:30 p.m. The group will be making fleece blankets to donate to Akron Children's Hospital. To join the group or donate new fleece to make the blankets, contact the church office at 330-653-5980 or office@rejoicelc.org. Rejoice Lutheran Church is at 7855 Stow Road in Hudson. Program looks at holiday traditions The program "Holiday Traditions from Around the World" will be presented at the next luncheon for the LIFT (Ladies In Fellowship Together) group at the First Congregational Church, 47 Aurora St. in Hudson, Nov. 8. Lunch will be served by the church staff at noon, followed by the program. Highlights of the program include history, customs, music and decorations of Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza and New Year. For more information or reservations, call the church office 330-650-4048. Luncheons offered for those 55 and older Lunch will be served to guests 55 and older Nov. 15 at noon at the Parish Hall at the church at 21 Aurora St. in Hudson. The event is sponsored by the parish nurse ministry of Christ Church Episcopal and First Presbyterian Church of Hudson. The speaker will be Liz Mulroy from the Greater East Ohio Alzheimer's Association. The Parish Nurse Luncheons are open to all. Email reservations to Cynthia_Rocco@hmis.org. The next Parish Nurse Luncheon will be Dec. 20 at 21 Aurora St., with dietician Suzanne Kim as the guest speaker, discussing the "10 Commandments of Nutrition." Free family movie night offered Nov. 17 Western Reserve Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) hosts a free movie night on the third Saturday of every month. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. with the movies beginning promptly at 7. These family-friendly movies are open to the public. Movie dates include: Nov. 17, "A Family Thanksgiving" (not rated), and Dec. 22, "The Family Holiday" (not rated). For more information, call 330-650-1242. United Methodist hosts 'Search for Christ Child' The Hudson United Methodist Church, 2600 Hudson-Aurora Road, will host a "Search for the Christ Child" Dec. 2 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The Search for the Christ Child begins in the inn where a census is taken. After light refreshments, a shepherd guide will accompany groups of travelers on an interactive pilgrimage in search of the Christ Child. Visitors are encouraged to dialogue along the way as they meet shepherds, angels, wise men and innkeepers. This 30-minute journey is free and for all ages. For more information, call the church office at 330-650-2650. Chapel to host Christmas concerts Christ Community Chapel's Hudson campus will host its annual Christmas concerts Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 8 at 3 and 7:30 p.m., and Dec. 9 at 3 and 6 p.m. Tickets go on sale Nov. 17 at hudson.ccchapel.com/events or by calling the church office at 330-650-9533.

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