AKRON/GREEN — The Chapel will offer three upcoming programs: Campus Focus, Real Life and Synergy. Campus Focus is a college ministry offered on Thursdays, beginning May 31, at 7 p.m. at the Fir Hill Campus and includes ultimate Frisbee and God’s Word. For details, visit www.campusfocus.org or call (330) 376-6400. Real Life, for adults in their 30s, will run on Wednesdays, beginning June 6, at 6:45 p.m. at the Green Campus and features worship or discussion, followed by a cookout, volleyball, bocce ball, ultimate Frisbee, cards, games and more. Bring a side dish or a beverage to share. Synergy, a similar program for adults in their 20s, will be offered on Thursdays, starting June 7, at 6:45 p.m. at the Green Campus. Also, TableTalk will take place June 7 at noon at Greystone Hall (at the corner of Mill and High streets in Downtown Akron) and includes lunch and the Rev. Knute Larson presenting “Happiness Is the Enemy of Joy.” The cost is $11. For reservations, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (330) 315-5612.
DOWNTOWN AKRON — The First Friday Club will host Anthony Garascia as he presents “Reflections on Pope Benedict XVI’s Encyclical” June 1 at noon at the Martin University Center at the University of Akron, 105 Fir Hill. Garascia is a trainer, writer and therapist with experience in family systems, abuse, grief counseling and training of individuals and community formation. The cost of the luncheon is $14. Doors will open at 11:15 a.m. Prepaid reservations may be sent, with a check payable to the First Friday Club of Greater Akron, to 795 Russell Ave., Akron, OH 44307. For details, call (330) 535-7668.