July 7, 2015

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Medina County prepares for U.S. Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling

Supreme Court Gay Marriage

Medina County Probate Court is preparing for the possibility the U.S. Supreme Court could legalize same-sex marriage this month. Justices are expected to rule by the end of June in the landmark Obergefell v. Hodges, a set of four consolidated cases from across the country questioning whether states are required under the U.S. Constitution to Read More…

Ugandan choir to perform at Medina United Methodist Church


Medina United Methodist Church, 4747 Foote Road, Medina Township, will host the Watoto Children’s Choir at 7 p.m. Friday. The performance is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted to help the group’s work in Uganda. For more info A performance by the group is available on YouTube, bit.ly/1wWOvNJ. For information about Read More…

Faith-based walk in Medina focuses on men, families


A faith-based walk aimed at strengthening Medina County families drew hundreds to Medina’s Public Square on Saturday morning. The message of the Move 2015 Men’s Walk was that men should embrace God and become “real men” capable of leading their families. “The churches don’t need to give you a vision,” event coordinator Brian Hagerman told Read More…

National Day of Prayer draws hundreds to Medina Square (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Second-graders from St. Francis Xavier School perform sign language to the song “Beautiful” before a crowd of more than 150 people who attended a National Day of Prayer celebration Thursday at Medina’s Public Square. (NICK GLUNT / GAZETTE)

More than 150 Medina County residents gathered at Medina’s Public Square for a group prayer service Thursday afternoon. The noon service was part of National Day of Prayer. It was led by the Rev. Doug Davidson, pastor of Medina Community Church. Prayer of Confession, read by the Rev. Doug Davidson at Thursday’s National Day of Prayer Read More…

Faithful service to be recognized at event

Bob Wenz

Two of Medina County’s faithful will be honored at an award ceremony tonight for their community service. The Catholic Commission of Wayne, Ashland and Medina will honor the Rev. Bob Wenz and Connie Ebaugh at the 28th Pope St. John Paul II Proclaimer of Justice Gala Dinner and Silent Auction, starting with a 6 p.m. Read More…

Children fill up Easter baskets at First Christian Church egg hunt (PHOTOS)


More than 100 youngsters lined the parking lot of First Christian Church on Saturday afternoon with baskets and bags in hand with one goal: grab as many candy-filled eggs as possible. Hundreds of pastel-colored plastic eggs dotted the field around the church, which sits at Wooster Pike and Sharon-Copley Road in Montville Township, and the Read More…

Church holds ‘Passion Walk’ kicks off Holy Week (PHOTOS)

Members of the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church re-enact a bible scene of the Last Supper, during a Passion Walk on Saturday at the church. The church hosts the event every year to prepare their members and the public for the Easter Season. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church’s “Passion Walk,” where members re-enacted the final days of Jesus Christ as told in the Bible, attracted more than a hundred people on Saturday. The event was held Sunday as well. The church hosts the event every year to prepare their members and the public for the Easter Season.

Young adult ministry hosting free Valentine’s Day meal

A group of young adults at Cornerstone Chapel are showing their love for the community by hosting a free meal on Valentine’s Day. “We thought what better way to show love for the community than by hosting a Valentine’s Day dinner,” said Nancy Kemp of Contact Young Adult Ministry at Cornerstone Chapel, 3939 Granger Road, Read More…

Separation of church and Xmas? Secular, religious aspects debated

Hundreds of people attended Christmas Mass at St. Francis Xavier Church in Medina. (NICK GLUNT / GAZETTE)

Peggy Bunyak, who attends the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, said her family likes to keep the secular and religious aspects of Christmas separate. “I come from a large family and we’ve always done family celebrations on Christmas Eve so that Christmas remains a spiritual day,” she said, seated in a pew awaiting Christmas Mass. Read More…

Tibetan monks display how they chant, laugh their way to enlightenment


Monks of the Gaden Shartse Dokhang Monastery demonstrated solemn chanting and also had a little fun on Wednesday night when they stopped in Brunswick during an international peace tour. The monks belong to a monastery that relocated to India in the mid-20th century. The move was difficult because the monastery and monks previously had thrived Read More…