June 28, 2016

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Sept. 11 observations scheduled in Medina County

9/11 Remembrance Concert

Brunswick United Methodist Church, 1395 Pearl Road, is hosting a Sept. 11 memorial concert 7 p.m. Saturday.
The event will feature a military color guard and will honor emergency personnel.
For more information, call the church office at (330) 225-3179.

Services of remembrance

• At 10 a.m. Sunday, First Baptist Church of Medina, 3646 Medina Road, Medina Township, will commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and honor and thank those who serve the Medina community every day.
Anyone serving as a firefighter, law enforcement officer, paramedic and other emergency personnel, elected officials and public servants and military personnel are invited to attend this special church service and be an honored guest at a lunch following the service.
The lunch is a gift to those members and their families, and there is no charge.
Those attending are asked to call (330) 725-5853 or email sandy.ciupak@firstmedina.org with number of lunch guests.

• A Service of Remembering Together 9/11 will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the gazebo on Medina’s Public Square.
Representatives from various faiths and a chaplain from the military will offer reflections on their unique experiences relative to 9/11.
Speakers include: Beth Lawton, Ph.D., Medina; Rabbi Enid C. Lader, Knesseth Israel Temple of Wooster; Dr. Ihsan U. Haque, cardiologist with City Cardiology Associates of Akron; the Rev. Beth A. McGuire, Hospice of Medina County; retired Maj. Kerry King, chaplain.
Mayor Dennis Hanwell will lead a prayer litany and music will be provided by members of the Medina United Church of Christ Congregational’s Gathering Band. This interfaith service is sponsored by the Medina Ministerial Association.
Please bring a chair for your seating comfort.

• At 3 p.m. Sunday, Saint Ambrose Parish, 929 Pearl Road, Brunswick, will host a ceremony to remember the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001.
The ceremony will include remarks by Ohio House Speaker William Batchelder, R-Medina.
Local VFW, American Legion, Boy Scouts and safety forces will participate in the ceremony, which will include a concert and prayer service. The ceremony is open to the public.
For more information, contact Saint Ambrose Parish at (330) 225-3116 or www.StAmbrose.us.

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