Fairmount to hold MLK service

Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple will honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Jan. 15, 6:15 p.m. Shabbat Service with special guest speaker, Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Warrensville Heights, who was recently nominated by President-elect Joe Biden to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. This virtual service will stream live at fairmounttemple.org/worship/live-stream.

Fairmount Temple’s annual MLK Shabbat Service is an opportunity to honor the strivings of the civil rights movement and the vision of Dr. King. In addition to streaming at the temple’s website, the Jan. 15, 6:15 p.m. service will also stream on the Fairmount Sanctuary Roku channel (a free download) and live on the Temple’s Facebook page. For more information, call 216-464-1330.

Temple hosts expression workshop

Learn how to relieve stress through writing poetry, storytelling and creative reading at the second virtual Narrative Expression Workshop, featuring Narrative Arts Facilitator Marina Vladova, on Jan. 31 from 4-5:15 p.m. Hosted by Temple Emanu El, the event is free and open to the public. Contact Darcy Hershey dhershey@teecleve.org for the Zoom login information. Ms. Vladova’s first workshop hosted by the temple was on Nov. 12, 2020.

Ms. Vladova has written for Interview, Surface, Big Magazine and Muse. She lives in Cleveland, where she has taught high school English and philosophy through film for about 12 years. She was the English department chair and creative thinking initiative coordinator at Andrews Osborne Academy in Willoughby. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in public health, focused on community needs assessment and arts-based intervention programming, at Kent State University.

Family ministry at Lord of Life

Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 17989 Chillicothe Road, offers their Family LIFE ministry, which stands for “Families Living In Faith Everyday,” that provides families with opportunities to gather and participate in monthly mission oriented projects and activities together.

The Family LIFE group has implemented COVID-19 precautionary measures to continue their mission projects, like their “Bake & Drop” mission where families are encouraged to bake brownies at home and drop them off at the church to be delivered to Crossroads, the men’s shelter through The City Mission. Family LIFE also offers a monthly book study group. The book study meets the third Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. This semester, the group will meet to have a time of devotion, conversation and fellowship together. For more information regarding Family LIFE or other ministries at Lord of Life, call 440-543-5505 or visit loloh.org.

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