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Cuyahoga Falls & Silver Lake Faith & Religion (Aug. 21, 2016)

Published: August 21, 2016 12:00 AM

Bethany United Church of Christ

Bethany United Church of Christ is at 1235 Broad Blvd. (the northeast corner of Broad Boulevard and 13th Street).

The building is handicapped accessible by parking in the small lot adjacent to the church on 13th Street. Bethany welcomes visitors to join in worship and fellowship on Sunday. New experiences await those of all ages.

Summer Worship:

Summer Sermon Series is presented by The Rev. Steven Welker: "Hey God, What's up with That?" and "Hey Church, What's up with That?" continues in August. Questions that God might ask will be explored, "Who do you say I am?" and "Do you want to get well?"

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For more information, visit www.bethanyucc.org; twitter/instagram: @ucc_bethany or call the church office at 330-923-5277.

What do you do when there is no adult faith formation in the summer? You have S'Mores. On Aug. 21 and 28 will be gatherings for those interested in discussing topics of interest. These topics will be new each week. The group will be having s'mores to help in its discussions. The time will be 7 to 8:30 p.m. Some possible topics for discussion are: Are all religions the same? Is there a hell? On Earth as it is in Heaven.

"Lunch on Us" will be prepared and served by Members of Bethany Church to the neighborhood at Miller Avenue UCC from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Interested in music? The First United

Methodist Church

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Summer worship at First United Methodist Church, 245 Portage Trail, 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.

Fifth Quarter is a program at First Church for youth in grades 6 through 12. It takes place on Fridays after the home football games at Falls High from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. The first opportunity to join in is Aug. 26. Come for games, snacks, fun and friendship. Permission slips are available at www.epworthyouth.com.

All youth in grades 7-12 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. Back to the church at 3:45 for ice cream sundaes with the day ending at 4 p.m.

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 Tuesdays 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.

First Christian Church

First Christian Church, on the corner of Second and Stow, invites all to come and explore faith in°Sunday School, small groups, or worship.

Child care is available for Sunday School and both Sunday Worship. On Sunday mornings at 10:45 explore Scripture's application to everyday life, or get a "Second Wind" at the alternative worship service on Wednesday nights at 6:30. This informal and interactive service looks at current events through the lens of faith.

On Aug. 21, First Christian Church, in partnership with First Methodist Church and St. John's Episcopal Church, will be hosting a Back to School festival from noon to 4 p.m. There will be food and live entertainment and plenty of fun games and activities for the whole family. All are invited.

Saint Joseph Parish

Join the church Aug. 27 for Saint Joseph Parish's Annual Falls Fest.

Begin with 5 p.m. Mass at the church then stop by the school for fellowship, food, beer and wine, and music from 6 to 11 p.m. School tours will be given at 7 p.m., 8 p.m., and 9 p.m. Admission is free. Food and beverage tickets are $4 each. Event is for ages 21 and over. Parish raffle tickets are also available for $5 each with a Grand Prize of $3,000, 2nd Prize of $1,000, and 3rd Prize of $500.

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 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.

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, visit www.saintjoe.org or call 330-928-2173.

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

Pilgrim United Church of Christ

Pilgrim United Church of Christ is located at 130 Broad Blvd. invites community members to join the congregation each Sunday for worship service at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary. The church welcomes The Western Reserve Suzuki School to share their gifts of music and dance.

Check out the website at www.pilgrimcf.org and like the church on Facebook or follow the church on Twitter @pilgrimchurchcf for all the latest news and event information.

Join the congregation for the church's Free Community Lunch Program which begins Sept. 10. Call the church office at 330-928-4847 for information.

Bible studies include: Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Adult Library. The Wednesday Bible Study will begin Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Pilgrim invites the community to its next event to support the Save Our Steeple Campaign on Aug. 21 following worship at 11:30 a.m. Lemonade on the Lawn will take place with several lemonades and kick-off of the Tupperware Fundraiser for the Steeple. A raffle will take place for four tickets to a Rubber Ducks baseball game.

Pilgrim will host well-known Elvis Impersonator, Caesare (pronounced: Chez-er-ray) Belvano, The Dream King° of Akron. He will present his Tribute to Elvis Presley.

Northampton United Methodist Church

Northampton United Methodist Church will host a Blood Drive on Sept. 8 from 1 to 6 p.m.

Come give the gift of life and enjoy some refreshments afterward.

All of the church's fitness groups are continuing throughout the summer. Zumba meets on Mondays at 6:30 p.m.; Yoga meets on Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Fit NOW is a walking group that uses the church gym as well as a local walking track. Call the church office for details about any of these classes.

Pastor Keith McLaughlin invites the community to join in worship on Sundays at 8:30 a.m. (traditional), 9:45 a.m. and 11:10 a.m. (contemporary). Infant through preschool care is offered in the Children's Center across from the main sanctuary. Sunday School classes for kids through adults are offered during the 9:45 and 11:10 hour. Teens in sixth through 12th grades are invited to Radi8 during the 11:10 worship hour.

Northampton UMC is located at 852 West Bath Road. Check out all that's happening at www.numchurch.org, call 330-929-0015 or check out the Facebook page for more information.


Presbyterian Church

Northminster Presbyterian Church, 104 W. Portage Trail Extension, worships at 10:30 a.m. each Sunday with the Rev. Stephanie Crossland.

On Aug. 21, the Rev. Crossland will speak on "Yet Once More," and will also be observing the Sacrament of Holy Communion. The church's final outdoor service of the summer will be on Aug. 28 at 10:30 a.m., where the message will be "Repaid at the Resurrection." Bring a lawn chair and wear comfortable summer clothes and sandals. Gather in the memorial garden area, in the church's backyard. Following the service, plan to stay and enjoy an old - fashioned Ice Cream Social.

Join the congregation for its first "Muffin Sunday" on Sept. 4. Prior to the morning worship service, from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., a variety of muffins will be available, along with juice and coffee. Come early and enjoy wonderful fellowship and conversation, and then plan to stay and join the congregation in worship.

The women's 'circle' meetings, which are a Bible - based study and outreach, will resume on Sept. 7. The morning "Rebecca Circle" will meet at 9:15 a.m. and the afternoon "Ruth Circle" will meet at 1 p.m. Both groups will begin the Horizons study "Who Is Jesus?", which offers an in- depth look at who He is from a variety of perspectives, including the four Gospels to the Epistles of Paul, and others. All women are welcome and encouraged to join the beginning of this study.

For more information, call 330-928-8885.

St. John's Episcopal Church

Join the congregation for its Sunday worship services at 8:30 and 10 a.m.

Weekly meetings include Alcoholics Anonymous, who meet on Mondays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m., and Narcotics Anonymous, who meet on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.

Yoga class is on Mondays at 7 p.m. and on Saturdays at 9 a.m. on the third floor.

The Wednesday Bible Study and Thursday Book Club will resume their meetings in September.

The church will have "Carnival in the Courtyard" on Aug. 21 from noon to 4 p.m. in conjunction with First United Methodist and First Christian Churches. There will be live music, ice cream floats, carnival games and more.

Soup's On is Aug. 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Everyone is welcome. Visit the church's website at www.stjohnscf.com.

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