What to Expect
Sundays | 10:30 AM | Cleveland Clinic-Akron General Wellness Center (Green)
The easiest way to see what Harmony Springs is all about is to check us out on Sunday mornings @ 10:30 AM. We are about 100 strong - big enough that you won't feel uncomfortable checking us out for the first time and small enough that you won't get lost in the crowd. When you come there is an information table where our hosts would be happy to answer questions for you and/or show you around.
Where we meet:
We currently meet inside the Green - Cleveland Clinic Akron General Health & Wellness Center located conveniently on Massillon Rd/241 south of the expressway. We use the conference rooms located near the south entrance doors. You can come in those doors or the main entrance. Feel free to park in the main entrance or the south lot (second entrance off of Massillon Rd). Addresses are tricky in Green so if you are navigating - use 1940 town park blvd. Uniontown, OH 44685.
Grab a cup of organic-fairtrade coffee, tea, juice boxes for kids, and sometimes a delicious treat someone brings in. The wellness center as free Wifi and we won't scold you for using it.
The age-old question 'What do I wear?'
Most of us dress business casual (if you want to blend in this is the way to go). But lots of us wear jeans, sandals (although you may get cold in January), shorts and t-shirts. We are not fashion police - wear what you are comfortable in.
What is your gathering like?
There are no bulletins (we try to be as green as possible). We sing a few songs, read scripture, our pastor speaks, and we pray together. We invite all to participate in communion every Sunday (we come forward and dip pieces of bread into grape juice then head back to our seats). We usually talk about things going on, make some announcements, and then part ways. The gathering usually lasts for about an hour (we leave plenty of time to get to Panchos afterward).
Where do I unload the kids?
The good news is you don't have to if you'd rather stay together. We welcome children as a vital part of our gathering - baby noises and all. The beginning of our gathering includes time for children to come forward and have a lesson and conversation with the pastor, then elementary age children may participate in spiritual formation class by exiting through the back of the room. Middle School and High School students can also participate in a spiritual exploration discussion group led by our youth and justice intern. You can pick them up right next door after the gathering ends.
If you need a break (and we all do) the wellness center provides a secure childcare center (ages 6 months to 12 years old) with official-background-checked-hospital-trained-child-loving workers that will welcome your child into the center during service. Its the same center Health & Wellness members use while they are working out and it's right across the hall from where we meet. They have n indoor playground, video games, kid-friendly activites and a basketball court!