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Cuyahoga Falls & Silver Lake Faith & Religion (Oct. 16, 2016)

Published: October 16, 2016 12:00 AM

Bethany United Church of Christ

Bethany United Church of Christ is located 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. New experiences await those of all ages. Faith Formation classes begin at 9:15 a.m. for the Senior High students and 9:30 for the others.

Worship service begins at 10:30. Pastor Steve Welker will lead the worship on Oct. 16.

Interested in music? Rehearsals for Memory Bell Choir and Chancel Choir and will be on Thursdays with 6 to 7 p.m. for Bells and 7:30 to 9 for Chancel. 7th Day is comprised of high schoolers. Young Shepherds is a choir of children Grades 1-8, and the Son Singers are the preschoolers.

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As a mission project, save 2017 calendars received in the mail from charitable foundations and donate them to the church for Willard Food Pantry clients.

A group of talented musicians practice weekly on Wednesday evening in the Social Hall. They are the Bethany Band and share their selections and bring joy to various locations such as nursing homes and libraries.

Youth Fellowship has a full month of activities planned for Sunday evenings. They will participate in "Chase Your Tail 5K" to benefit "One of a Kind Pets." A hike with the Green Team will take place on Oct. 22, and a Halloween party is planned for Oct. 30 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Bethany Kitchen presents its second Annual Clambake on Oct. 22 at Black Wolf Hall in Stow. A variety of pricing options are available depending on choices (clams, chicken, steak) and combinations thereof. All proceeds will benefit the Bethany Kitchen which provides a free lunch and fellowship once a month to the community. Call the office 330-923-5792 for more information.

Peace by Piece - A Women's Retreat is planned for Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Barlow Community Center in Hudson. The group will be focusing on the many parts that make up each individual and recognizing how everyone can come together in the church and in life. There is a charge for the event. The keynote speaker will be the Rev. Joyce Schroer.

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Bethany collects Entenmann's Little Bits pouches for recycling through terracyle. Money that is raised will help offset the cost of maintaining the handbells.

First United

Methodist Church

Worship services at First United Methodist Church, 245 Portage Trail, 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 annual All Hallow's Eve Party at First Church will take place on Oct. 26, from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. It is for ages 4 through sixth grade. Children under 4 are welcome to attend with a parent. Dinner is available at 5:45 for those interested. To make your reservation for dinner and/or the party, call 330-923-5241, Ext. 218.

ThanksLiving. On Saturdays Oct. 29 through Nov. 12, set aside time to purposefully give thanks. From 10 a.m. to noon the church will have a time of silence, prayer and coloring. Call 330-923-5241, Ext. 210 to register.

Join the congregation for a concert by the Falls Festival Chorus, directed by Chuck Kobb, on Oct. 30 at 4 p.m. The program is entitled, "When We Were Young... Or Not Born Yet."

On Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m., Dr. Agnes Wan will perform on piano. Dr. Wan has been praised as someone who plays with "compelling artistry that draws the listeners in and envelops them with musical joy." She is an Assistant Professor of Piano at Virginia State University, and Adjunct Lecturer of Applied Music (Piano) at the College of William and Mary, and a Steinway Artist.

Broadman Baptist Church

The worship service at Broadman Baptist Church 350 E. Bath Road is every Sunday at 11 a.m.

Pastors Rick Mangrum and John McIntyre take turns preaching during this time while the church is in the midst of a senior pastor search. The Wednesday evening service and Bible study for all ages begins at 6:30 p.m. with a fellowship meal at 5:30 p.m. Child care is available during the worship service on Sunday and Wednesday evening.

There will be a Trunk and Treat event in the church parking lot from 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 29. This time will provide a safe and fun place to bring the kids to Trick or Treat.

Oct. 30 is the church's Fifth Sunday potluck lunch after the worship service. The church calls this B.A.N.D. Sunday or Bring a Neighbor Day. The Singer Weavers will be leading the worship service. Come and worship with the congregation.

The first two Saturdays in November the youth group will be out raking leaves for its fall service fundraiser. Call the church office for more information at 330-923-6127.

The church membership is busy planning all the Christmas activities for the season. Visit www.broadmanchurch.org.

Community

Vineyard Church

Community Vineyard Church Pastor Rick Evans, of Orphan Heart Ministries, will lead "The Holy Spirit: Experience the Power" conference at Community Vineyard Church, 2543 State Road.

The conference will take place on Oct. 23 at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., and Oct. 24 and 25 at 7 p.m.

There is no charge for the conference. An offering will be accepted.

For more information on the conference and other church events, visit the church's website at www.communityvineyard. org, find the church on Facebook or call the church at 330-928-5134.

Grandview United Methodist Church

A Fall Harvest Luncheon featuring soups, breads and salads will take place Oct. 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Grandview United Methodist Church, 2315 Phelps Ave. There is a suggested donation. Proceeds will go to the mission projects of the United Methodist Women's Group. For more information call 330-923-2442.

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.

Coming up on Oct. 20 Public Theology will be going to Maize Valley Winery and Craft Brewery, 6193 Edison St. NE, Hartville, OH. All adults are welcome to come and have great conversations about faith, life, and God and there is a pumpkin launcher.

On Oct. 30 at noon, FCC Youth Group is planning the festivities for Tricks and Treats including games and, of course, candy. Don't worry, other fall foods will be provided as well. All kids are invited to wear their costumes to worship or just bring them along to dress up for the activities afterwards.

Follow the congregation on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/fccfalls/, Twitter @FCCFalls, and check out the new website www.fallsfcc.com to find out when more community events will be hosted and to find out what else is going on at First Christian Church.

Northampton United Methodist Church

The Tea Ministry is hosting a Victorian Tea on Oct. 23, 1 to 4 p.m. Tickets are limited; contact the church office for more information. Limited to those 16 and older.

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-adults are offered during the 9:45 and 11:10 hour. Teens 6th-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.

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.

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.

Join the congregation on Oct. 17 at 6:30 p.m. Mass in the church to hear speaker Frank Kelly. Kelly travels the country with a ministry that consists of Healing Services, Confirmation instruction and Life in the Spirit seminars.

Cub Scouts Troop 180 will be selling Popcorn after the 5 p.m. Vigil Mass on Oct. 22, and after all the Masses on Oct. 23 in Nolan Hall (basement of church).

Altar and Rosary Card Party tickets are still available. The event is Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. in the School Gym. Join the congregation for an evening of fun, chance, camaraderie and good food. Call Bernice: 330-923-8150, or Rose: 234-571-4478, or Toni: 330-928-5172 for tickets.

Saint Joseph Parish School will host Kindergarten Kickoff on Nov. 16 at 6 p.m. Parents and children are invited to join the congregation for a presentation, tour, and hot dog dinner. RSVP required. Call 300-928-2173 or go to http://www.saintjoe.org/kkickoff to register by Nov. 9.

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., 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.

On Sundays from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., Pilgrim's Coffee & Conversation will have a book study called A Worriers Guide to the Bible: 50 Verses to Ease Anxieties by Gary Zimak that will meet in the adult library. Children through fifth grade will meet for L.I.G.H.T. - Learning In God's House Together -- that will meet in the Children's Library and 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, which 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 at 7 p.m. in the Heritage Room. Everyone is welcome to attend these weekly Bible studies.

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

The next Pilgrim Free Community Lunch Program will be Nov. 12. Volunteers are welcome to help prepare and deliver meals beginning at 9:30 a.m. and running through 2 p.m. Call the church office at 330-928-4847 for more information.

Pilgrim's Youth Group will be taking donations for UNICEF in Halloween costumes on Oct. 30 at 11:30 a.m. during Fellowship Hour.

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.

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's message on Oct. 16 will be "Building Justice," followed by "Humbled by Salvation." On Oct. 30, Reformation Sunday, join the congregation as they honor the spiritual and historical roots of the Presbyterian Church in Scotland and enjoy the music of a bagpiper. The worship service on the 30th will also be a "Celebration of All Saints' Memorial Sunday," when the church members who have passed away will also be remembered. Following the service, plan to stay for fellowship, including Scottish treats.

Children's Sunday School classes meet during the worship service, following "A Moment With God's Children." Their study theme for October is Freedom, and will include stories of Moses and Pharaoh, Crossing the Sea, and Songs of Joy. 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. The church is handicapped accessible and large print bulletins and hymnals are available.

All crafters are welcome at the October meeting of the Craft Guild. October's Saturday meeting has been canceled, but join the club on Oct. 19 at 10 a.m. Bring a lunch, current project and a friend, and stay for conversation and fellowship.

The Book Club will meet on Oct. 17 at 1:15 p.m. to discuss their current book, "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan," by Lisa See, which is set in 19th century China. The story follows the friendship between two women from proud, but lower class families, who share a secret language, written on the edges of a fan sent between them. Join the club as they discuss this story of endurance, set in one of the most patriarchal cultures imaginable.

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


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