October 1, 2014

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Winners announced for Peace and Justice Award

The Catholic Commission of Wayne, Ashland and Medina, the regional social action organization of the Diocese of Cleveland, has named John and Dorothy Stratton as recipients of the 2008 Michael Berken Peace and Justice Award. They are singular catalysts for peace, social justice, and health care who have launched organizations impacting the lives of many Read More…

Church briefs

Trunk or Treat Trunk or Treat will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 26 at Granger United Methodist Church, 1235 Granger Road, Granger Township. This is a safe, fun-filled, one-stop alternative to trick-or-treating for the Granger community, a news release said. Accompanied by an adult, children through fifth grade are invited to come Read More…

Exploring the energy of love and compassion

By JUDY A. TOTTS Religion Editor MEDINA — Clad in robes of deep red, with mustard-gold sashes draped over their left shoulders, six Tibetan Buddhist monks took their places on a low bench, sitting lotus-style as they faced the small gathering Sunday at RxYoga. The deep voice of the chant master, the Venerable Geshe Kalsang Read More…

Gathering rallied through rosary prayers

By JUDY A. TOTTS Religion Editor MEDINA — Voices reciting rosary prayers created a circle of peace around the park on Oct. 11. People prayed in quiet counterpoint to the roar of passing trucks and cars. The crowd gathered as part of the America Needs Fatima event. Norma Macuski, one of the key organizers of Read More…

Pursuit of happiness

By Mona Jacobson Special to The Gazette In your days as a student, did you study or perhaps even memorize “The Declaration of Independence”? Remember the phrase, “the pursuit of happiness”? I find it strange that of all the things the authors of this document could have found as a common “unalienable right,” they chose Read More…

Pray the rosary at rally on the square

By JUDY A. TOTTS Religion Editor MEDINA — “Hail, Mary, full of grace, blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. … ” Today at noon, hundreds of voices will fill the square with the age-old prayer for the Rosary Rally, part of the America Needs Fatima crusade, encouraging Read More…

Nazarene churches celebrate 100th anniversary of the denomination

On Oct. 5, local Church of the Nazarene churches will join 18,000 other Nazarene churches to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the denomination. Preparations for the day began in 2004 with the writing and translation of materials sent to every Nazarene church across the globe. The plan is that all 1.7 million Read More…

Church security seminar

By JUDY A. TOTTS Religion Editor MEDINA — Churches concerned about increasing safety and security for their congregations are invited to attend a seminar hosted by the Medina County Career Center and Medina Assembly of God Church. The seminar will be held 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Medina County Career Center, Read More…

Church briefs

10 Principles of Positive Discipline A five-week series of “10 Principles of Positive Discipline: Bringing Back the Joy and the Connection,” will explain conscious discipline — a shift from seeking to create an obedient child to nurturing a productive member of a family or classroom. Classes will be held 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. Oct. 14, Read More…

‘Beyond the Threshold’

By JUDY A. TOTTS Religion Editor MEDINA — In her new book, “Beyond the Threshold,” author Laura Adams shares a year she spent with God. The introduction describes her selection of the title, although it may sound “ethereal or philosophical,” as “the most practical explanation of the revelation God has given me as I have Read More…