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Published: May 14, 2017 12:00 AM

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.

Time for the annual Flea Markets. They will take place at 9 a.m. the second Saturday of every month through September. Start cleaning out your garage and basement. Spaces are $10. Call Ruth at 330-687-2626 to reserve. There will be concessions and a bake sale. Shop for many treasures. Vendors will be selling a variety of products.

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.

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LUTHERAN CHURCH

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.

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.

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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.

GRACE BIBLE CHURCH

Grace Bible Church meets at 2474 Graham Road, just east of Charring Cross, in Stow. The Sunday morning service starts at 10 a.m. and finishes at 11:15 with a greeting and fellowship time after the service.

The Women's Bible Study meets on Wednesday evening from 7 to 8:30 and the Men's Bible Study meets Saturday morning from 8 to 9. Pastor Jim Brown is an expository Bible teacher and teaches through books of the Bible, verse by verse, to learn what God has revealed about Himself and about our relationship to Him. The main attraction at GBC is Jesus in God's Word. All are invited to come.

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH IN STOW

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 is during both services and Nursery Care is available 8:30 a.m.-noon.

Sign up for Vacation Bible School online or at church. The theme is Hero Central: Discover Your Strength in God! Dates: June 19-23, 6:30-8:30 p.m. For ages 3-11. Free.

Family Bowling will take place on May 21, 3-5 p.m. Cost is $8 each for two games, shoes, hot dog, and beverage. Sign up at the church or call/email if interested.

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.

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. Pastor Elizabeth Kargbo, our Children's Ministries Pastor, will bring the message this Mother's Day.

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.

Adults meet in the sanctuary for Bible study. Pastor Joel has begun a study entitled "What You Won't Find in Heaven: A surprising source of Hope." Invite a friend and join in this inspiring study.

New Hope Learning Center provides quality, loving Christian care for children ages 3-12 years old. There is room for additional children. Call Kristin 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. Kristin is also taking reservations for Summer Camp as well as next Fall.

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.

STOW PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

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.

HOLY FAMILY

CATHOLIC CHURCH

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

Registration has begun for Vacation Bible School taking place June 12-16, 9 to 11:30 a.m.. Visit www.holyfamilystow.org for registration.

Upcoming VIRTUS Training Date: May 17, 6-9 p.m.

Holy Family Night At Canal Park on June 2 at 7:05 p.m. with fireworks after the game. Open to all Parishioners Tickets $8 each. Call 330-618-3240.

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

COMMUNITY UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

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.

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.

Spaghetti Supper will be May 19 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.

The Stow Community Farmers Market will be open for business on Saturday, June 10, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.. The Market is open Saturdays throughout the summer until Oct. 7. Anyone interested in becoming a vendor, contact Judy in the church office at 330-688-8927. Vendors selling homegrown fruits and vegetables, and cheese are encouraged to participate.

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.

CORNERSTONE 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."

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

CRESTVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH

Sunday mornings include two services of worship at 8:45 and 11:30 a.m. Bible Study is at 10:15 a.m.

Childcare is provided for babies through 3 years during worship and Children's Church for 4 years through sixth grade takes place during the 11:30 a.m. worship service.

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 the 11:30 a.m. worship on Sunday.

STOW ALLIANCE FELLOWSHIP

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.

FISHCREEK CHURCH

OF NAZARENE

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.

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF STOW

Worship services are at 8:30 a.m. in the Chapel and 10:45 a.m. in the Sanctuary.

Both services include hymns, contemporary songs, scripture, sermon, prayer, and communion.

The 10:45 service also includes a Children's Message.

Sunday School is at 9:30 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.

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 9:45-10:45 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.

Join the congregation on May 17 at 7 p.m. for a concert presented by the Westminster Concert Bell Choir from the Westminster Choir College. This choir uses the world's largest range of handbells - eight octaves, as well as six octaves of choir chimes and the large "Basso Profundo" - a new phenomenon in bell ringing. They have most recently been seen with singer Josh Groban at the televised lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.

Registration is taking place for First Church's three summer camps.

Epworth Camp is for youth going into seventh-12th grades. It takes place July 9-12 at Camp Asbury near Hiram. Lots of music, fellowship, games and fun. The camp ends with a day at Cedar Point.

Chess Camp is July 10-14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is for children with ratings under 1500, with or without experience. The week will include chess-themed crafts, snacks, a concluding tournament and lots of chess.

Wesley Camp is the weekend of Aug. 4-6 at Camp Aldersgate. It is for kids going into fourth-sixth grades. Enjoy swimming, archery, games, crafts and more.

For more information on any of the camps or to register, call the church office at 330-9223-5241, Ext. 218, or go online to www.firstchurchcf.com.

FAITH FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH

Services are Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and includes hymns, prayer and a sermon. There is no dress code. Everyone is encouraged to dress however they are most comfortable.

Faith Fellowship Baptist Church is located at 4872 Darrow Road in Stow. For more information call the church at 330-650-3744. The Rev. Jill A. Smith is the pastor.

VICTORY LIFE CHURCH

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

Classes for all ages are offered on Wednesdays from 7-8:15 p.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.


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