Mt. Jeez worship service, First Christian concert, All Souls speaker – Mansfield News Journal

LUCAS — Pleasant Valley and St. Paul Lutheran Churches of Lucas will be hosting the 29th annual outdoor worship service atop Malabar Farm’s Mt. Jeez at 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 17. A continuous shuttle to take those in attendance to the top of Mt. Jeez will run from Malabar Farm’s Visitor Center parking lot beginning at 8:45 a.m. Everyone is asked to bring their own lawn chair or blanket.
The service will be conducted by the Rev. Kathy Kollar. Special music will be provided by a musical group from St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bellville. A time of fellowship with refreshments will be held immediately after the service at the Malabar Shelter House Pavilion.
In the event of rain, the worship service will be held in the sanctuary of Pleasant Valley Lutheran Church, 2769 Pleasant Valley Road.
The public is invited to attend.
ASHLAND — Paul Martin’s band Stardust will perform for Ashland’s Big Bands & All That Jazz Society at 7 p.m. Monday at the First Christian Church in Ashland. This concert will be the 2023-24 season opener for the jazz society and features one of Ashland’s most popular vintage jazz ensembles.
Led by Martin, the band features several favorite area musicians including Tom Reed, Scott Garlock, Eric Snyder, John Walker, Damian Boyd, Steve Berry, McCray Martin, and Kelly Knowlton on vocals. This concert will feature great big band classics and favorite jazz standards.
The concert is free and open to the public and will be hosted at the First Christian Church at 1425 King Road in Ashland. The church is handicapped accessible. For more information please visit
BELLVILLE — All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Bellville, 25 Church St., will welcome the Rev. Sunshine J. Wolfe as guest speaker at 10:30 a.m. Sunday for a presentation titled “Choosing Each Other.”
Wolfe will examine how we prioritize relationships and explore the importance of being rooted in relationship as a path to peace, equity, valuing religious difference and beyond.
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