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Faith & Religion (July 31, 2016)

Published: August 7, 2016 12:00 AM

St. Stephen

Lutheran Church

St. Stephen's Summer Worship hours are at 8:30 and 10 a.m.

St. Stephen's Olympic Games are on Aug. 7 at 11 a.m. To gain admittance, bring a back-to-school item. Games are for all ages such as: ring toss, walk/run relays, and water balloon volleyball. Join the fun and win a medal for your team.

St. Stephen Golf Outing (four person scramble) is on Aug. 20 at noon at Fox Den Golf Course. The cost is $50/person which covers 18 holes, cart, food and prizes. Contact Ted Edmond at 330-297-7452 if interested.

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The St. Stephen Lutheran Church's Car, Truck & Bike Show will take place Aug. 27 from 2 to 6 p.m. (rain date is Sept. 10). This is a fun event for all with Peoples' Choice Award, Dash Plaques, food, DJ, trivia, 50s & 60s Music, 50/50 raffle and more.

Mark your calendars for Rally Day on Aug. 28.

The J.O.Y. (Just Older Youth) Group meets for breakfast on the second Monday of each month at 9 a.m. at the Stow Caf.

The church is located at 3725 Kent Road, Stow.° For more information contact the office at 330-688-7213 or office.ststephenstow@gmail.com.°

United Methodist Church in Stow

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The United Methodist Church in Stow has /one blended worship service on Sundays this summer at /9:30 a.m. //

On Aug. 7, the Rev. Jerry Butcher will be the guest minister. The Rev. Karen Drotar will return on Aug. 14.

There will be a Church Yard Sale on Aug. 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., to benefit missions and church repairs. Hot dogs and beverages will be served.

The church is located at 4880 Fishcreek Road. Call 330-673-7752, e-mail umcinstow@gmail.com or visit www.stowumc.org.

Twin Falls United Methodist Church

Sunday worship service at 10:45 a.m. There also is a "Kid's Own Worship" each Sunday at 10:45 a.m. for children in kindergarten through fifth grade.

Twin Falls is welcoming a new minister, Pastor Van D. Fisher.

Only two Flea Markets left -- Aug 13 and Sept 10. Spaces are still available; call Ruth at 330-687-2626. Sales feature lots of good bargains, a bake sale, concessions and Fellowship. Clear out your garages and attics before winter.

Twin Falls is on Facebook. The church is at 60 N. River Road in Munroe Falls. Call 330-688-5676 or visit www.twinfallsumc.com.

Church of New Hope

The Church of New Hope invites all to worship and share Christ's love each Sunday morning at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

On Aug. 7, James Khanu, brother of our Missions Director, Eric Kargbo, will be the guest. On Aug. 14, the Rev. Richard and Minna Boettiger, missionaries to Germany, will be here to share their vision for Germany.

Wednesday night features programs for all ages. Groups meet at the church from 7 to 8:15 p.m.

Under the direction of Children's Pastor, the Rev. Elizabeth Kargbo and her team, kids enjoy a summer schedule that includes a brief teaching time and then lots of fun and games. Kids 5 and older are invited. Check www.facebook.com/churchofnewhope to see what's happening each week.

Pastor Mark Lindberg is eager to meet all of the teens and their friends Wednesday night at 7 in the Student Ministries room. Teens can invite someone to come and find out what this group is about.

Adults meet in the sanctuary for Bible study. Pastor Joel is leading the group in a study of the Book of Acts. The group enjoys a time of rich teaching, prayer, and fellowship. Meet in the sanctuary at 7 p.m.

New Hope Learning Center is gearing up for the new school year. Registrations are being accepted for right now. Call Dawn at 330-688-9970 for information. If you're looking for quality preschool care for your child(ren), or before- and after-school care, New Hope Learning Center is a safe, secure place for your kids.For those who have any kind of paper to recycle, there is a green recycle bin at the edge of the parking lot just off Route 91 and next to the church sign. Cardboard and bagged shredded paper are also accepted. Proceeds are helping fund a missions trip that's in the planning stage.

The church is at 4415 Darrow Road, Stow. Telephone number is 330-688-9999; email office@churchofnewhope.com, or visit www.churchofnewhope.com.


Community Church

Sunday morning worship celebrations begin at 10 a.m. The Cornerstone Cafe is open from 9:30 to 9:50 a.m. and immediately after the service with refreshments provided "on the house."

Singer / Songwriter Michael Card is one of contemporary Christian music's pioneers. The songs "El Shaddai" and "Love Crucified Arose" put him in the international spotlight just out of college. "Joy In the Journey" and "Jubilee" along with several other #1 songs would follow. He will be in Stow Sept. 9-11 for what he calls a Biblical Imagination Conference. His knowledge of and love for the Bible uniquely qualify him to lead this event. Pastor Dan Page says, "Michael Card is one of the most brilliant scholars I know. He has the amazing ability to take complex theological profundities and make them accessible and understandable to everyone. His commitment to scripture calls him to keep calling people to seek God with an informed imagination. The truth has to travel from the head to heart for it do what God intends. This weekend's focus will be on the Old Testament word hesed which is the New Testament's equivalent of agape. They express God's unconditional loving kindness which flow from the reality that God is love. It's going to be a great time topped off with a concert at the Stow Presbyterian Church open to everyone Sunday evening."

The conference begins Sept. 9 at 7 p.m., runs Sept. 10 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the Sunday evening concert at 7 at Stow Presbyterian Church. The early registration discount ends Aug. 8. Tickets will be available up to the evening of Sept. 9 at the door for the conference and the evening of Sept. 11 for the concert if they haven't sold out before. On that Sunday morning, Card will be singing and speaking at Cornerstone for the regular 10 a.m. celebration.

For more information or to register, go to: www.michaelcard.com or call Pastor Dan Page at Cornerstone at 330-686-0722 with any questions.

The church is at 5344 Fishcreek Road. Call 330-686-0722 with any questions or for further information.

First Christian Church of Stow

The summer hours are Sunday mornings; worship in the chapel at 8:30 a.m.; and worship in the sanctuary at 10 a.m.

First Christian Church of Stow is at 3493 Darrow Road, Stow. The church can be reached at 330-688-4450, and online at www.firstchristianstow.org and on Facebook www.facebook.com/fccstow and Twitter @FCCStow. The Rev. Jonathan Rumburg is the church pastor.

Stow Community

United Church of Christ

Summer Sunday Worship with Pastor Jim Case begins at 10 a.m. Nursery care is provided for children through age 4.

Wednesday Morning Prayer With The Pastor -- Meet with Pastor Case on Wednesday mornings at 9 a.m. for prayer in the sanctuary, followed by fellowship and coffee.

The Stow Community Farmers Market will be open on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to Oct. 8, rain or shine. Anyone interested in becoming a vendor should contact Judy in the church office at 330-688-8927. The market is especially wanting to encourage vendors selling homegrown fruits and vegetables, and cheese.

The Darrow Street Grange meets here on the second Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m.

Cub Scout Pack 3169 meets here on Tuesdays at 7 p.m., September through May.

The Daughters Of The Revolution, Joshua Stow Chapter, meets here on the second Saturday of the month at 9 a.m., September through May.

The church is on Pilgrim Drive in Stow, one block from Graham Road behind the Briarwood Nursing Home. Contact the church at 330-688-8927 or at http://www.stowcommchurch.org/.


Lutheran Church

Resurrection Lutheran Church is located at 1981 Graham Road with parking off City Center Boulevard. Call the pastor at 330-689-1045 for more information.

Stow Presbyterian Church

Sunday worship service is at 10 a.m., with Discipleship classes for all ages (adults, teens, children) at 9 a.m.

Student Ministries - Seventh- through 12th-grade student ministries meet on Sunday evenings at 6:30 p.m. Email students@stowpres.church for more information.

Crossroads -- the post-high school group meets the first and third Mondays of the month at 7:30 p.m. off site. Email crossroads@stowpres.church for more information.

Resonate, the kids ministry (K-6th grade) meets Sundays during the 10:45 a.m. worship and for special events. Email kids@stowpres.church for more information.

Stow Presbyterian Church, 4150 Fishcreek Road, can be reached at 330-688-6935, email info@stowpres.org or online at www.stowpres.org.

Holy Family Catholic Church

Christ Crafters is open to all parishioners. The group meets every Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. in Room 4 of the lower church hall. If interested in helping this group with the ministry, contact 330-688-6412 ext. 272 for more information.

Registration has begun for PSR, Sunday School, First Communion and a brand new program, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. Many programs for children ages Kindergarten through eighth grade start in the fall. A new program is being introduced as well for ages 3 and 4.

RCIA sessions are Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. The first session will take place Sept. 13, in Room 1 of the lower hall. Call 330-688-6412 ext. 271 for more information.

Holy Family 70th Anniversary Event -- Take Me Out To The Ball Game. The celebration will include a RubberDucks game on Aug. 26 at 7:05 p.m. (Fireworks Night). Visit www.holyfamilystow.org for registration details.

The ninth Annual Holy Family Clambake, "Jammin' With The Clams!" will be Sept. 24 at Silver Springs Lodge. Visit www.holyfamilystow.org for registration details.

Parish Prayer Line: Those wishing to place an intention are welcome to call 330-688-5666.

For more information on these and other events, visit www.holyfamilystow.org or call 330-688-6411.

Christ Community Chapel

Christ Community Chapel, Stow Campus, worships together at 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings. Enjoy free doughnuts and coffee before a casual worship service. Children's options are available for birth through fifth grade.

Christ Community Chapel, Stow Campus, is at 3900 Kent Road in Stow. Call 330-688-2440 or visit the website at stow.ccchapel.com.

Stow Alliance


Sunday worship opportunities are available at 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday school programs for all ages and nursery care are available during both services. On Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. Stow Alliance Fellowship offers activities for the whole family as well: Adult Prayer Ministry, Worship Choir, Women's Bible Study, Men's Bible Study (5 p.m.), Jr. High Youth Group, Sr. High Youth Group and Awana.

Stow Alliance Fellowship, 4460 Stow Road in Stow, can be reached at 330-688-7433 or www.StowAlliance.org.

First United

Methodist Church in Cuyahoga Falls

Summer worship at First United Methodist Church, 245 Portage Trail, Cuyahoga Falls, is at 10 a.m. each Sunday. Sunday School begins at 9 a.m. and child care is available for infants through preschoolers all morning.

Join the churches on "Church Square" for a Carnival in the Courtyard on Aug. 21 from noon to 4 p.m. There will be food, games, crafts, live music and more. All are welcome.

All youth in grades seven through 12 are invited to the Epworth Youth Fall Kickoff on Aug. 28. It will start at 11 a.m. with choir rehearsal and a parents' meeting followed by lunch and then the annual Service Road Rally. The group will return to the church at 3:45 p.m. for ice cream sundaes with the day ending at 4.

The Women's Bible Study groups will begin on Sept. 13/14 with Joanna Weaver's "Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World." If you've ever felt you weren't "godly enough," "loving enough," or "doing enough," this is the study for you. Choose between Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. or Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Contact Kathy at 330-923-5241 ext. 212 or kkuzasfumccf@gmail.com to register. The deadline is Sept. 2.

Saint Joseph Parish in Cuyahoga Falls

Saint Joseph Parish announces Mr. Eric Eiermann has joined its staff as parish catechetical leader.

His duties include the Parish School of Religion (PSR), Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA), and Confirmation programs. He can be contacted at ericeiermann@saintjoe.org.

The Saint Joseph School office will be open Aug. 15 through 19 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Beginning Aug. 22, office hours will be Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information about registering for the 2016-2017 school year, visit www.saintjoe.org or call 330-928-2151.

Are you interested in becoming Catholic or wish to learn more about your Catholic religion? If so, Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) classes will be on Wednesdays this fall at the church in Nolan Hall at 7 p.m. To register or for more information, contact 330-928-2173 or eeiermann@saintjoe.org.

Saint Joseph Parish will host its annual Falls Fest Aug. 27 from 6 to 11 p.m. and Aug. 28 from 1 to 4 p.m. on its school grounds at 1909 Third St., Cuyahoga Falls. There will be musical entertainment and other activities throughout the weekend. Food and beverages will be available for sale. Admission is free. Visit saintjoe.org for more information.

Weekly Sunday Masses at Saint Joseph Church take place at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., and noon with the Sunday Vigil on Saturdays at 5 p.m.

For more information on these events or on becoming a parishioner, visit www.saintjoe.org or call 330-928-2173.

Saint Joseph Roman Catholic Church is located at 1761 Second St., Cuyahoga Falls 44221. Saint Joseph School is located at 1909 Third St. The parish office/rectory is located at 215 Falls Ave.

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