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Cuyahoga Falls & Silver Lake Faith & Religion (Oct. 2, 2016)

Published: October 2, 2016 12:00 AM

Northampton Bible Church

Do you want to learn how to study the Bible but don't know how to begin? Do you want to understand how God's Word can apply to your life each day?

Join a Northampton Bible Church neighborhood small group in their journey to uncover the answers to these questions and many more through Rick Warren's "40 Days in the Word" beginning the week of Oct. 2.

To find the location of a group, call the church office at 330-929-1419.

Northampton Bible Church is at 333 W. Steels Corners Road. Sunday Morning Worship Services are at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Visit www.northamptonbiblechurch.org for more information.

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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.

Faith formation is at the heart of the disciple-making that we have been called to do by Jesus in Matthew 28 from the crib to the grave. Classes for all ages are presented Sunday mornings.

Faith Formation: Hour 1 (9:30-10:30 a.m.)

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9:15-10 a.m., high school class

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

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

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

9:30-10:15 a.m., Adult Class - TBA

Faith Formation: Hour 2 (10:30-11:30 a.m.)

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 take place in the Sanctuary beginning at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Steve Welker will lead the worship on Oct. 2, and Bethany UCC will participate in World Communion Sunday. The day has taken on new relevancy and depth of meaning in a world where globalization often has undermined peace and Justice - and in a time when fear divides the peoples of God's earth. On this day the church celebrates its oneness in Christ.

First United

Methodist Church

Worship services at First°United Methodist Church, 245 Portage Trail, are on Sundays at 8:30 and 11 am. There are 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 a Children's Worship service for those in kindergarten-fifth grade is during the 11 a.m. service.

The Wesley Youth Outing is for all fourth through sixth graders. This month they will travel by church bus to Nickajack Pumpkin Farm on Oct. 9. Children should bring a sack lunch to eat at noon in Asbury Hall and they will leave from there, returning at 5:30 p.m. Call the church office at 330-923-5241, ext. 218 to register or for questions.

Going Strong, a group of active retirees of the church and community, will visit the Holden Arboretum and the James A. Garfield home on Oct. 14. The church bus will depart at 9 a.m. and return at 5:30 p.m. Lunch will be at TJ's on the Avenue. Call 330-923-5241, ext. 210, for more information.

First Christian Church

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

Child care is available for Sunday School and Sunday Worship. Sunday mornings at 9:30 are the Sunday School programs for all ages. Sunday 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. Also on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. is the Gospel According to Harry Potter class. This class discusses ways in which the Gospel and Harry Potter series interconnects. This week, the group is discussing book 3 of Harry Potter, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

On Oct. 2, the congregation is having worship and a pet blessing outside, behind the church, in the gazebo area. Pets are invited to be present during all of worship. If a pet is not comfortable around other pets alternative arrangements can be made for that pet.

Follow the congregation on facebook https://www.facebook.com/fccfalls/ and Twitter @FCCFalls.

Saint Joseph Parish

Registration is now open for the 2016 Winter CYO Sports Season for the following: third through eighth grade boys basketball registration; third through eighth grade girls basketball registration; and third through eighth grade cheer - There are fees to participate. Registration runs through Oct. 16. Register at http://saintjoe.np.sportspilot.com/

October is designated "Respect For Life Month." To support this mission, Knights of Columbus Council 2362 will place a baby playpen at the front entrance of St. Joseph Church through Oct. 30. Parishioners are asked to help fill the playpen with baby and toddler items. All donations will be taken to the Community Pregnancy Center in Barberton.

St. Joseph will be the host site for the first six weekly meetings of JustFaith, an intensive, small-group program for faithful Christians looking to deepen their commitment to care for vulnerable people and the planet. The group will meet in Nolan Hall on Tuesdays from 6 to 8:30 p.m. through Nov. 1. Following the first six weeks, JustFaith participants will meet for phases two, three and four of the program at other locations in Summit county. For more information, contact Diane Zbasnik, Director, Catholic Commission of Summit County, at 330-535-2787 or dzbasnik@ccdocle.org.

All are invited to participate in the America Needs Fatima: Rosary Rally on Oct. 14 at noon. The church will pray the Rosary together for peace in front of the Blessed Mother's Statue on the corner of Broad Boulevard and Second Street in Cuyahoga Falls. Bring family members, friends and neighbors. Sponsored by the Legion of Mary of St. Joseph Parish.

Youth Group will meet on Oct. 16 from 6 to 7 p.m. in St. Martha's Kitchen at the school. Enjoy fun with friends, faith formation, and service activities. The topic will be "I Believe in God the Father." Youth Group is open to all students in grades 7 through 12. Contact mhaubert@saintjoe.org for more information.

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, 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 Kyle Kelvington as Pilgrim's Music Director to share his gifts of music with the vocal choir and congregation.

Sunday mornings at 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., join Pilgrim's Coffee & Conversation with a book study on "A Worriers Guide to the Bible: 50 Verses to Ease Anxieties," by Gary Zimak will meet in the adult library. Children through fifth grade will meet for L.I.G.H.T. - Learning In God's House Together in the Children's Library will explore "The Creation Story." Youth in grades six through 12 will meet in the A.T.T.I.C. room - Attitude Turning Truthful In Christ - will explore "Attitude Is Your Paintbrush: It Colors Every Situation."

Pilgrim's Bible Studies include: Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Adult Library. The evening Bible Study begins Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.

J.O.Y. Kids Club for children Kindergarten through the fifth grade begins Oct. 5 through Dec. 7 from 6 to 7:30 p.m., featuring the Parables of Jesus and includes a light meal.

Join Pilgrim for the free community lunch program on Oct. 8. Volunteers are welcome to help prepare and deliver meals beginning at 9:30 a.m. through 2 p.m. Call the church office at 330-928-4847 for more information.

Pilgrim's Youth Group will be participating in the Crop Walk on Oct. 9.

Check out Pilgrim's website at www.pilgrimcf.org and like Pilgrim on Facebook or follow Pilgrim on Twitter @pilgrimchurchcf.

Northampton United Methodist Church

Northampton United Methodist Church has a Grief Share group that began on Sept. 25. This is a class for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one as they are guided through the grieving process. Contact the church for more information.

Kids' Capes of Courage is having a capes cutting session on Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the church gym. There is nothing to bring -- scissors, patterns and fabric are all provided. All are welcome to help with this heartwarming ministry.

There will be a garage sale of excess furniture and equipment on Oct. 14 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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. Visit www.numchurch.org, call 330-929-0015 or check out the Facebook page (facebook.com/Northampton-United-Methodist-Church).

Northminster

Presbyterian Church

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

The Rev. Crossland will speak on Oct. 8 on "Seek to Give Thanks," and on Oct. 16, her message will be "Building Justice." Both Sunday messages will include readings from Jeremiah and Luke. Children's Sunday School classes meet during the morning worship 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. Their study theme for the month of October is Freedom. Lessons will include The Burning Bush, Moses and Pharaoh and Crossing the Sea. All children are welcome to join the classes at any time. A nursery room is staffed and open for those children under the age of 5. Also, a cry room is available at the rear of the sanctuary. The church is handicapped accessible and large print bulletins and hymnals are available.

The All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinners will begin again on Oct. 14 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dinner includes spaghetti with Alfredo, marinara or chunky meat sauce, salad, bread, dessert and beverage.

Call for more information at 330-928-8885.

St. John's Episcopal Church

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

The Sunday School class begins at 9:45 and includes Bible lessons for kids and a fun activity each week. The congregation welcomes everyone to worship and share the Eucharist with all who are sincere in their faith -- not just Episcopalians.

The church looks forward to its annual spaghetti dinner on Oct. 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. The free-will donations for the dinner benefit Cuyahoga Falls Good Neighbors and all of its great work.

The church will have a Pet Adoption program from "Paws and Prayers Animal Rescue" on Oct. 9 at 4 p.m., followed by its annual "Blessing of the Pets" at 5 p.m., welcoming everyone with a pet (or more). There's a Yoga class for all skill levels on Mondays at 7 p.m. and on Saturdays, there's a more challenging Yoga at 9 a.m., all on the third floor for a payment to certified Yoga instructor. It's free for church members.

The church is located at the corner of Portage Trail and Second Street, and there's plenty of free parking in the deck across Second Street.

Everyone is welcome. Visit www.stjohnscf.com.


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