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Cuyahoga Falls & Silver Lake Faith & Religion (Sept. 11, 2016)

Published: September 11, 2016 12:00 AM

Bailey Road

Christian Church

Bailey Road Christian Church, at 3200 Bailey Road across from Lincoln Elementary School, invites the community to attend worship, Sunday School, small group gatherings and ministries of the church.

Starting Sept. 11, the church will return to the fall Sunday Schedule: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Traditional Worship 10:45 a.m.; and Praise Worship service at 7 p.m. The church celebrates communion weekly at all worship services and has a special session for the children during the morning worship. On. Sept. 11, the church will be celebrating Patriot Day as we mark the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy. The church will remember, pray and celebrate those in the community who keep us safe.

The hand chimes choir meets on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and the adult choir practices on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.

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Coming events include: Women's Brunch at Farmer Boy in North Hill Sept. 17 at 11 a.m. and Men's Breakfast and devotions Sept. 17 at 8:30 a.m. at On Tap on State Road. A Men's small group study is discussing the book of Philippians at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.

The church website is Baileyroadchristianchurch.org and the church is also on Facebook. Reach the pastor or secretary at 330 929-2527 Monday to Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Grandview United Methodist Church

The Pine Ridge Boys, southern gospel quartet from Mooresville, N.C. will be giving a gospel music performance at Grandview United Methodist Church, 2315 Phelps Ave., Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m.

Refreshments will be available and a free-will offering will be taken. Call 330-923-2442 for details.

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Bethany United Church of Christ

Bethany United Church of Christ is located at 1235 Broad Blvd.

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. New experiences await those of all ages.

The fall schedule will begin Sept. 11.

/ Faith Formation: Hour 1 -- 9:30 to 10:30

9:15-10: High School Class

9:30-10:30: Ages 2-3, PreK/K

9:30- 9:50: Grades 1-8, Music (Choir Room)

9:50-10:30: Grades 1-8, Chapel time, (Library)

9:30-10:15: Adult Class - TBA

Faith Formation: Hour 2 -- 10:30-11:30

Ages 2-3, PreK/K (Still in classroom from Hour 1)

Grades 1-8 will go to classrooms after the Children's Message in worship.

Worship service will be in the Sanctuary beginning at 10:30. Pastor Steve Welker's sermons for September will follow the theme "Then and Now."

Rehearsals for Memory Bell Choir and Chancel Choir and will be on Thursdays with 6-7 for Bells and 7:30-9:00 for Chancel. 7th Day (comprised of high schoolers) will begin their season of practice following the service Sept. 11. Young Shepherds is a choir of children Grades 1-8, and the Son Singers are the preschoolers. Bethany Kitchen which offers a free meal, friendly faces, and kind fellowship will be Sept. 17 at 11:30.

Youth Fellowship has a full month of activities planned including game night with an area church's youth group they met during a recent mission trip.

First United

Methodist Church

Worship services at First United Methodist Church, 245 Portage Trail, are at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday School is from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.

Child care is available for infants through preschoolers all morning.

Fifth Quarter is a program at First Church for youth in grades six through 12. It takes place on Fridays after the home football games at Falls High from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. The next opportunity to join in is Sept. 16. Come for games, snacks, fun and friendship. Permission slips are available at www.epworthyouth.com.

The First Church Concert Series will present pianist Jooyoung Kim on Sept. 18 at 3 p.m. Dr. Kim serves as Adjunct Piano Professor at Indiana Wesleyan and is a Steinway artist.

ROCK, a midweek children's ministry for age 4 through sixth grade, begins with choirs at 4:30 p.m. followed by rhythm for preschoolers, boomwhackers for kindergarteners, chimes for second- and third-graders, and bells, cooking or puppets for fourth- and sixth-graders. Dinner follows, then there is a time to explore and deepen faith using the gifts one has been given through mission, crafts, chess and more. Pick up time is 7:15 p.m. The program is set up so one can come for the entire evening or come for any part of it.

The Rev. Dr. Tom Poremba will present a Sunday night seminar entitled "Jesus and the Seven Churches of Asia Minor" beginning on Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Poremba is a retired United Methodist elder and has a unique ability to present both biblical information and its relationship to spiritual lives. To register, call the church office at 330-923-5241, ext. 210.

First Christian Church

First Christian Church, located 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 Sept. 11, the congregation is kicking off a new Sunday School season with a lunch after the 10:45 service. There will be fun activities and a chance to meet some of the favorite heroes from the Bible. The congregation is also collecting cotton and wool socks today for Veterans Stand Down of Summit County. This organization helps to serve homeless veterans and usually receives surplus supplies from the Department of Defense but a fire destroyed these supplies so they are in dire need of donations.

Sunday Schools for youth and adults will begin Sept. 18 at 9:30 a.m.

Saint Joseph Parish

Youth Group begins with a meeting on Sept. 11 from 6 to 7 p.m.

Enjoy fun with friends, faith formation and service activities. The parish's Sept. 11 topic will be Service to Others. The parish will also collect ideas for future activities. Youth Group is open to all students in grades seven through 12. For location or more information, contact the Hauberts at 330-929-1845 or mhaubert@saintjoe.org.

St. Joseph Parish School of Religion (PSR) for grades one through 8 will begin Sept. 12. Classes will take place at St. Joseph Parish School on Mondays from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. There is a cost to participate. For more information or registration forms, contact 330-928-2173 or visit http://www.saintjoe.org/PSR. Completed registrations with payment can be returned in the donation basket at Mass or dropped off/mailed to the rectory. Mark the envelope "PSR."

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. 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, 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.

Pilgrim church welcomes the Vocal Choir and guest organists J. Curtis Brown and Donald Moore to share their gifts of music.

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

Join Pilgrim for the free community lunch program. Call the church office at 330-928-4847 for more information.

Pilgrim's 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 support the Save Our Steeple Campaign on Sept. 17 from 11 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for a Family Friendly Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social.

There will be games for the kids, raffle baskets, food, mini historical tours and entertainment. The Starr Illumination Group, a creative artists group, will entertain from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Starr Illumination Group will be in collaboration with Armour Ministries, presenting The Josh & Starr Project, and The Energizers. From 2 to 4 p.m., the Effangee Band, a group of friends that finally have a chance to play music together, will perform. The Effangee Band brings a unique blend of harmonies, songwriting and fun to their shows. There are suggested donations for the event.SFlbNorthampton United Methodist Church

Northampton United Methodist Church's small group studies begin next week.

Beginning on Sept. 18 at 7 p.m., the church will have adult studies that coincide with the youth Radi8 small group time. On Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m., the church's Bonfire gatherings begin. Ignite groups will be short-term groups for specific purposes (new members, baptism, introduction to Bible study). Refine groups are six to 10 week groups that will study scripture or a specific topic. The Illuminate groups are life groups gathering for the length of the school year to dig deeper into faith and focus on living it out daily. Visit www.numchurch.org under the Ministries tab for more information and to sign up.

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 children 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 the office at 330-929-0015 or check out the Facebook page (facebook.com/Northampton-United-Methodist-Church) for more information about any of the ministries.


Presbyterian Church

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

Children's Sunday School classes begin on Sept. 11, and meet during the service, following "A Moment with God's Children." The classes include stories, games, crafts and music. The Junior Shining Stars class is for children in kindergarten through second grade, and The Senior Shining Stars class is for those in third grade through sixth grade. Each week in September, they will learn about Joseph's Journey, and will begin with Joseph and His Brothers, followed by Joseph in Egypt. A nursery room is staffed and available for those children under the age of 5. Also, a cry room is available at the rear of the sanctuary.

The women's circle meetings, which are a Bible-based study and outreach, has resumed. 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?" All women are welcome and encouraged to join the beginning of this enlightening study.

The Annual Swiss Steak Dinner will be Sept. 16, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The dinner includes Swiss Steak, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, salad, rolls, home-made dessert and beverage. Handicapped seating and take out orders are available. Tickets are on sale now by calling the church office.

The Book Club will meet on Sept. 19 at 1:15 p.m. to discuss their latest book, "Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President," by Candace Millard. All are welcome to join the discussion.

The church is handicapped accessible and large print bulletins are available.

Call the church for more information at 330-928-8885.

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