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Published: November 27, 2016 12:00 AM

Market For Missions fair Dec. 3

Redeemer Church, 190 W. Streetsboro St., Hudson, is hosting a "Market For Missions" fair on Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There will be various vendors such as Arbonne, Usborne Books, Norwex, Layers of me, and Juice Plus. Craft tables will offer a variety of items from knitted hats and scarves,art work, note cards, ornaments, blankets, wooden signs, table top Christmas trees, clock tower candles, costume jewelry and cool old stuff.

Coffee and donuts will be available in the morning and lunch items at noon. A portion of the proceeds will go to the 2017 mission trip. Visit www.redeemerohio.org or call the church office at 330-656-5787 for more information.

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Become a more powerful volunteer

To be most effective, it's crucial that volunteers working with urban organizations comprehend poverty. First Congregational Church of Hudson's (FCCH) Mission Board is hosting a free workshop. It will explore the causes, hidden rules and impact of poverty. This is not a program, but an approach to working with those in poverty. Training will be led by Adrienne Bradley, director of Bridges Summit County. Bridges is an initiative in Summit County that believes poverty can be eliminated if all economic classes come together to create relationships, build resources, improve outcomes and support people moving out of poverty. Anyone interested in attending this workshop is invited.

The workshop will be at FCCH, 47 Aurora St., Hudson on the following Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 6, Jan. 17 and Feb. 21.

To register go to www.hudsonucc.org, navigating to the Grow and Serve tab, then Poverty Workshop where you will find a link to registration or contact Sue Wimer at swimer@hudsonucc.org.

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Remember loved ones service Dec. 18

Christ Community Chapel, 750 W. Streetsboro St. in Hudson will host its first candle lighting service, "Remembrance & HopeA Service To Remember Your Loved Ones" on Dec. 18 at 3 p.m.

The Christmas season is both joyful as well as difficult for those of us who have lost loved ones.

Come to remember and honor loved ones who will not be with us this year as we prepare our hearts with the hope that comes at Christmas. A dessert reception will immediately follow.

Registration for free candle is encouraged by Dec. 10 at www.ccchapel.com/events or for more information, call church office at 330-650-9533.

Rejoice! Lutheran Church host parents' night out babysitting Dec. 17

Enjoy an evening of babysitting on Rejoice! Lutheran Church.

See a movie, finish holiday shopping, share a nice dinner out or just enjoy some uninterrupted quiet time. Children ages 3-12 (must be potty-trained) are welcome to join us for an evening of games, movies, pizza, crafts, snacks and loads of fun on Dec. 17 from 6 to 10:30 p.m.

Call 330-653-5980, email office@rejoicelc.org or visit www.rejoicelc.org for more details and to download a registration form. Reserve a spot (spaces are limited) by faxing or mailing a registration form to the church office at 330-653-5981(fax) or Rejoice! Lutheran Church, 7855 Stow Rd, Hudson, OH 44236.

Drop off no earlier than 6 p.m. and pick up no later than 10:30 p.m. Parents or guardians must sign children in and out and provide cell phone and emergency contact information. Adults and teens will be on site to provide and supervise activities.

Donations wanted at Rejoice

Rejoice Lutheran Church, 7855 Stow Road, is trying to raise awareness for a clothing drop off shed at its facility.The site has been in operation for two years.

Rejoice actively partners with St. Pauly Textile Inc., a used clothing collection company that was founded 20 years ago in Rochester N.Y. and is an A+ rated member of the Better Business Bureau. The company works with non-profit organizations to set up used clothing drop off sheds designed to give community members a clean, attractive, and well-monitored place to donate gently used textile items, which are then distributed both here in the U.S. and worldwide to people who need them.

Accepted items include clothing, shoes, sneakers, belts, purses, blankets, sheets, drapes, linens, pillowcases and stuffed animals.

Donors are asked to donate items in a plastic bag to protect against dirt and the elements. There is a small box on the shed that contains receipts to help donors take a tax deduction.

St. Pauly collects over 90,000 pounds of clothing every day and estimates that this clothing ends up in 44 different countries (including the United States) yearly. In 2015 St. Pauly was able to help keep over 71 million articles of clothing out of landfills.

For more information, visit St. Pauly's website at www.stpaulytextile.com.

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