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Faith & Religion (July 31, 2016)

Published: August 14, 2016 12:00 AM

St. Stephen

Lutheran Church

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

Welcome back to Sunday School starting on Rally Day, Aug. 28, at 9:45 a.m. Children can meet their new teachers and classmates.

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.

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

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

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The Community Clothing Closet will open on Sept. 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for Stow and Munroe Falls schoolchildren. Adults should bring their children to the church's main doors on the east side that day. Each child will receive a bag of gently used clothes for the school year. Some school supplies will also be available.

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.

Only one Flea Market left -- 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. 14, the Rev. Richard and Minna Boettiger, missionaries to Germany, will be here to share their vision for Germany. On Aug. 21, Pastor Joel will return, preaching once again from the book of Revelation.

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.

In accordance with the beginning of the new school year, AWANA will also begin anew on Aug. 24.

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. 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.

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/.

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

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.

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

Victory Life Church

Sunday worship is 10:30 a.m. to noon. Sunday class is 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.

For events current and upcoming, visit the web site, www.vlchurch.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/victorylifechurch.stow. Sermons are available on the website under "Media" for listening or download.

Matthew Skifstad is the pastor.

Victory Life Church is at 3833 Hudson Drive, Stow. Call 330-929-6555 for details.

Crestview Baptist Church

Sunday mornings begin with Bible Study at 9:45 a.m. and Worship at 11 a.m. Child-care is provided for babies through 3 years during the worship.

Crestview Baptist Church, 3943 Fishcreek Road in Stow, can be reached at 330-673-0405 or visit www.CrestviewStow.org and be a VIP guest at 11 a.m. worship on Sunday.

Fishcreek Church of Nazrene

Sunday worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Children's Church takes place during Sunday morning worship. Nursery care is available during class and worship times.

The Fishcreek Church of the Nazarene is at 4469 Fishcreek Road, Stow. It can be reached at 330-673-8538.°

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.

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