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Published: April 2, 2017 12:00 AM

Community Good Friday Service on April 14

The Local Clergy Association will be hosting a Community Good Friday Service on April 14 at noon at the St. Stephen Lutheran Church on Kent Road in Stow. All are welcome to attend.


Sunday morning services are at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday School, for all school-age children, is from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Adult Learning Programs: Men in Mission Bible Study each Saturday from 8-9:30 a.m.; Women's Bible Study each Thursday from 10-11:30 a.m.;Crossways Bible Study - each Thursday from 7-9 p.m.

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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 third Sunday of each month has been designated as Bridge Sunday. Plan to meet and pack Bridge Bags after the 11 a.m. service.

Do you love to crochet or knit? Or would you like to learn how? A new group is forming called Crocheting/Knitting For A Cause. The group will meet once a month from 8:30-10 a.m. to crochet and knit scarves, hats mittens and afghans for Harvest Home. Any questions, contact the church office.

All are invited to join the Choir and/or Bell Choir groups. Choir rehearsals are on Sundays from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. in the music room. Bell Choir rehearsals are on Mondays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the sanctuary.

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

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Grace Bible Church meets at 2474 Graham Road, just east of Charring Cross, in Stow. The Sunday morning service starts at 10 a.m.

Men's Saturday Morning Bible Study meets at Panera Bread in Stow Saturday mornings from 8 to 9. The group is studying The Gospel of John. Bring a Bible and join the group for coffee, bagels and God's Word.

The Women's Bible Study meets on Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and is listening to Priscilla Shirer's study on "Discerning the Voice of God."

Grace Bible Church is a Bible teaching church grounded in the expository teaching of God's Word and following Jesus Christ for life.


Resurrection Lutheran Church is hosting free soup suppers on Wednesdays during Lent at 6:30 p.m. At 7 will be a study of spiritual gifts. The Sunday study is on the end times and begins at 9 a.m. with worship following at 10.

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


The United Methodist Church in Stow has Sunday worship at 8:30 a.m. (Praise) and 10:45 a.m. (Traditional). Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 a.m.

Kids' Church and nursery care are offered at both services.

Boy Scout Troop #270 that meets at the church will have a Spaghetti Dinner on April 8, 4-7 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Adults: $8, Kids: $4 and children under 3 are free. Proceeds go toward supplies for the troop.

The church nursery needs a new attendant starting in May. This is a paid position. Please contact the church for an application.

There will be a Maundy Thursday service on April 13 at 7 p.m. The Good Friday service on April 14, at 7 p.m., will have a Choir Cantata called, "You Are The Christ!" Easter services are at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. Everyone is welcome. Nursery care is available, but there will be no Sunday school or Kids' Church on this day. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The church is located at 4880 Fishcreek Road in Stow. Contact by phone at 330-673-7752; by email to umcinstow@gmail.com; or visit the website at www.umcstow.org.


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.

Guest speaker on April 2 will be the Rev. David Pafford from the Ohio Ministry Network. He will update us on the Southeastern University satellite campus located in Columbus. Then comes Palm Sunday when the children will carry palm branches to the altar. On April 14, the Good Friday service begins at 7:00 p.m.

On April 15, from 10: a.m. to noon will be the annual Easter Eggstravaganza. Everyone is invited to share these special events, including Resurrection Sunday at 10 a.m.

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 provide children ages 4 to 11 with a time of Bible teaching on their level, memory verses, crafts, fun, and snacks.

Pastor Dalia Soza is providing interesting and fun times for youth. She and Pastor Soza are eager to meet young people and their friends. Teens, invite someone to come with you and find out what this group is about. The group meets in the Student Ministries Room on Wednesday nights. Invite someone to come with you and find out what this group is about.

Adults meet in the sanctuary for Bible study. Pastor Jon Soza is leading the group in a look at the life of Jesus. Invite a friend and join in this challenging study.

New Hope Learning Center provides quality, loving Christian care for children ages 3-12 years old. There is room for additional children. Call Kristen at 330-688-9970 for information. If you're looking for quality preschool care for your children, or before- and after-school care, New Hope Learning Center is a safe, secure place for kids ages 3-12.

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 is 330-688-9999, email office@churchofnewhope.com, or visit www.churchofnewhope.com.


Sunday worship service is at 10:15 a.m., with Christian Ed and ABF 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 10:15 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.church or online at www.stowpres.church.


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

2017 Lenten Series - Catholicism: The Pivotal Players is a film series that illuminates saints, artists, mystics and scholars who not only shaped the life of the Catholic Church but changed the course of civilization. The last session will be presented twice on April 3, led by a Holy Family Parish staff member and will include time for discussion and questions. Times 8:45-10:15 a.m. and 7-8:30 p.m. in Room 1 of the Lower Church Hall. No RSVP is necessary.

The schedule is: April 3 Michelangelo.

Feel free to bring your own snacks or beverages, coffee will be provided Monday mornings only.

Save the Date for the 2nd Annual Marinelli Cardinal 5K and 1 Mile Walk on May 6,. Go to www.holyfamilystow.org for details and registration.

Save the Date for Vacation Bible School beginning June 12-16, 9-11:30 a.m.. Registration begins in April.

Upcoming VIRTUS Training Dates - Tuesday, April 4, 9 a.m. to noon.

Parish Prayer Line: Those wishing to place an intention are welcome to call330-688-5666.


Stow Community United Church Of Christ is at 1567 Pilgrim Drive in Stow. The church is one block from Graham Road behind the Briarwood Nursing Home. Contact the church at 330-688-8927 or online at http://www.stowcommchurch.org/.

Sunday Worship with Pastor Jim Case begins at 10:30 a.m. Children's Sunday School is at 10:30 a.m. and Adult Bible Study at 9 a.m. Nursery care is provided for children through age 4.

Holy Week Schedule: Palm Sunday Celebration, April 9-Youth Service; Maundy Thursday, April 13 Light dinner in Fellowship Hall at 6 p.m. followed by service in Sanctuary at 6:45 p.m.; Easter Sunday, April 16-Sunrise Service, 8:30 a.m.; Easter Celebration Service, 10:30 a.m.

The next spaghetti supper is April 21, from 4 to 7 p.m. Prices are: $7.50 for adults; children 12 and under, $3.50. Chef salad and carry-out are available.

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.

Adult Bible Study (9 a.m. in the parlor) and Children's Sunday School (during worship) meet September - May on Sunday mornings.

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

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

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


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.

Maundy Thursday Service will be April 13 at 7 p.m.

Easter Sunday Sunrise Service will be at 8 a.m. with breakfast following. A Worship Service with cantata, "Glory in the Cross," will be at 10:45 a.m.

All are welcome.

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.

First United Methodist Church in Cuyahoga Falls

Worship services at First United Methodist Church, 245 Portage Trail, Cuyahoga Falls, are on Sundays at 8:30 and 11 a.m. The church has many Sunday School classes for all ages which meet from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. There is child care available for infants through preschoolers all morning and there is a Children's Worship service for those in Kindergarten through fifth grade during the 11 a.m. service.

The First Church Epworth Youth Choir will present its annual Home Concert on April 2 at 7 p.m. The choir, consisting of seventh through 12th graders, will have just returned from their week-long Spring Tour to Indiana, Mississippi, Louisiana and Tennessee.

Going Strong will meet on April 13 at 1 p.m. to hear Dr. Glenn Atwood speak about his trip to Bhutan and Nepal, two Himilayan countries. He will discuss highlights of the trip as well as give an overview of the two very distinct cultures.

Plan to attend the Holy Week services at First Church: Palm Sunday - April 9 at 8:30 & 11 a.m.; Holy Thursday service of Communion and Tenebrae - April 13 at 7 p.m.; Easter Vigil - April 15 from 10:30 p.m. to midnight; Easter Sunday - April 16 at 9 and 11 a.m.

The annual Easter Egg Hunt at First Church will take place on April 15, at 11 a.m. A light lunch will follow. All children in the community are invited.

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