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Published: June 18, 2017 12:00 AM

Northampton United Methodist Church

Join one of the church's ongoing fitness groups! Fit NOW, a walking group, meets at the church on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. and utilizes the gym and hallways to get in the steps for the day. Yoga takes place on Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend these classes. Contact the church office for more information on either of these groups.

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 - preschool care is offered in the Children's Center across from the 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. Visit www.numchurch.org or call the office at 330-929-0015 for more information about any of the ministries.

Grace and Glory Fellowship

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The traditional service will still take place on Sundays at 11 a.m. As always, nursery and children's church will be provided at both services. Call 330-922-4871 or visit thewebsite at GNGF.Org for more information.

Pilgrim invites community to events

Pilgrim United Church of Christ, at 130 Broad Blvd. in Cuyahoga Falls, invites the community to the congregation each Sunday for worship service at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary. Pilgrim's Tuesday morning Bible Study is open to the community at 10:30 a.m. The last two dates are June 13 and June 20, before suspending for the summer months. Pilgrim continues to invite the community to the crochet and knitting group on June 27, July 25 and Aug. 22 from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m.

From July 11 through 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. everyone is welcome to Pilgrim's "Spirit of Service." There will be service projects for all skills and ages that include chemo kits, blessing bags, Church World Service School book bags, tied blankets, card making and knitting. A list of items will be posted on www.pilgrimcf.org. Donations of any of the items listed are appreciated.

The next Pilgrim free community lunch will be Sept. 10. Call the church office at 330-928- 4847 for more information.

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Stop by Pilgrim during the car show every Monday through the summer for a $1 hot dog, sodas and water or brats to support the youth fund. All of Pilgrim United Church of Christ services and activities are open to the wider community.

Summer worship at First United Methodist

Summer worship at First United Methodist Church, 245 Portage Trail in Cuyahoga Falls, is at 10 a.m. each Sunday. There is childcare available for infants through preschoolers. Sunday School for children and youth begins at 9 a.m. Bring children to Hero Central Vacation Bible School, which begins June 19 from 9 a.m. to noon. VBS is for children age 3 years (by Sept. 30 and potty trained) through fourth grade. VBS Serve is for fifth and sixth graders. For more information, call Roxanne at 330-923-5241 ext. 218.

Consider sending children to one of three summer camps. Epworth Camp is for youth going into seventh through 12th grades. It takes will be July 9-12 at Camp Asbury near Hiram. 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 1,500, 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 through 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.

Bethany United welcomes all

Bethany United Church of Christ is a community where faith, friendship and family are reflected in people's values. The summer schedule has begun. Service is now in the social hall (air conditioned) beginning at 9:30 a.m. Children can sit with their parents or spend time in the "prayground," which will be in the social hall as well. In the absence of Pastor Steve Welker, guest pastor will be the Rev. Dianne Shirey. Her sermon topic is The Wonder of Possibility, based on scripture Genesis 18:1-15 (2:1-7). Father's Day will be recognized as well with cake at the social hour, provided by Bethany Buckeyes following the service.

The youth left for a weeklong mission trip to Benton Harbor, Mich., June 11. The city has a high prevalence of poverty and its local government experienced a massive amount of financial mismanagements, which required the state to step in. The youth will be painting, doing home repair, gardening and visiting different area groups and programs.

Vacation Bible School is on the calendar for the week of July 9. Bethany Kitchen will provide a free luncheon for those who need a meal, June 17 at 11:30 a.m. The church is located at 1235 Broad Boulevard in Cuyahoga Falls (the northeast corner of Broad Boulevard and 13th Street). The building is handicap-accessible by parking in the small lot adjacent to the church on 13th Street. Call 330-923- 5277 for more information.

St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church

St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2121 Sixth St., invites community members to worship with them Sundays at 10 a.m. Children's Sunday School is at 10:15 a.m.

Bailey Road Christian Church

Bailey Road Christian Church, 3200 Bailey Road, across from Lincoln Elementary School.The Sunday Services are 10:45 a.m. and 7 p.m. Praise service. Sunday School for all ages starts at 9:30 a.m. The church provides leadership, volunteers, financial support to help several causes in the community. The church partners with the Feed My Sheep free lunch program at Redeemer United Methodist Church in North Hill. Volunteers are always welcome. The church website is Baileyroadchristianchurch.org and the church is on Facebook. The facility is fully handicapped accessible and everyone is welcome. The office is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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.

FCC in conjunction with Cuyahoga Falls School District, St. John's Episcopal, and First Methodist Church have completed the community garden located in the church park between the three churches. The community is invited to stop by and see its progress.

FCC will have a hospitality table at Akron Pride Aug. 26. The congregation is collecting water bottle donations to distribute to the people at the festival. Donations can be dropped off at the church office during the week or on Sunday mornings after service.

Follow the congregation on facebook /fccfalls and Twitter @FCCFalls to find out when more community events will be hosted and to find out what else is going on at First Christian Church.

Saint Joseph Parish

The Riverfront Cruise In is the best place to be on Monday nights. Stop in to the school parking lot to visit this fun, family friendly event showcasing classic cars from a variety of eras. Parking and admission is free. Enjoy music. Purchase concessions at the St. Joseph food stand and all proceeds benefit the parish. For more info, visit http://www.riverfrontcruisein.com/.

St. Joseph Fall CYO sports registration is now open for flag football, tackle football, cheer and volleyball. For more info or to register visit http://saintjoe.np.wportspilot.com/. Questions? Email saintjosephfalcons@gmail.com.

St. Joseph's summer volleyball camp for students in grades 3-8 runs every Thursday through July 20. Session times are 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. for third to fifth grade and 5:30 - 7 p.m. for sixth to eighth grade. Sessions will take place in the St. Joseph Parish School gym in Jones Hall. Cost is $35. Email questions to jsharp15@kent.edu

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 Parish School is located at 1909 Third St. The parish office/rectory is located at 215 Falls Ave.

Northminster Presbyterian Church

Northminster Presbyterian Church, 104 W. Portage Tr. Extension, worships each Sunday morning with the Rev. Stephanie Crossland.

The worship theme on June 18, Father's Day, will be Again and Again, God Sends, with readings from Genesis and Matthew.

The Children's Sunday School classes have ended, and will resume in the fall, on Sept. 10. The All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinners have ended for the summer and will return in September.

The Craft Guild continues to meet during the summer months on the third Wednesday and Saturday of the month, at 10 a.m. June's meetings will be on June 21. Bring a current project and a lunch, then stay for learning, crafting, conversation and fellowship.

The Book Club will meet on June 19 at 1:15 p.m. to discuss their current book, Yellow Birds, by Kevin Power, which tells the story of a young man taking on the responsibility of looking out for the safety and welfare of a fellow soldier in the Iraq War. The word "beautiful" is used to describe this war novel. Join the club for the discussion.

The first Outdoor Worship Service of the summer will be on June 25 at 10:30 a.m. in the church's own backyard. Bring a lawn chair or use one of the chairs, wear casual clothes and flip flops or sandals, and bring coffee, tea or bottled water to enjoy during the service. In the event of rain, the service will take place in the sanctuary. The Rev. Crossland's outdoor message will be A Totally Rad Life.

The Women's Circle meetings, which are a Bible-based study and outreach, have ended for the summer. They have decided to use Horizons Bible Study Cloud of Witness, The Community of Christ in Hebrew study guide when they resume in September. Call the church office for more information at 330-928-8885.

Redeemer Lutheran Church

Redeemer Lutheran Church located at 2141 Fifth St. encourages everyone in the community to participate in worship with the church's family. Every Sunday morning the church offers worship opportunities that are spiritually uplifting. For those seeking a compelling doctrinal approach, the 8:30 a.m. service embraces a traditional approach with powerful liturgy and hymns. For the more in livened worshipper, the 11:15 a.m. service energizes the spirit and lifts the heart with modern praise and worship music. In addition the church offers a Saturday service at 6 p.m. that combines modern praise music with traditional liturgy. Sunday School and Bible study opportunities are also offered for all ages from 10 to 11 a.m. each week. Food and fellowship are enjoyed each Sunday from 9:30-10 a.m. in the Family life Center, and Holy Communion is administered in at least one service each week.

Weekly Message: The church encourages you to join us this week as the congregation celebrates Confirmation Sunday with Pastor Ryan Honeycutt Presiding over the service and message. And the following week the congregation will learn about "The Ascension of Our Lord."

Bible Study Opportunities:

Tuesday Early Morning Breakfast Bible Study 7 a.m. at Village Gardens, 2437 State Road, in Cuyahoga Falls.

Tuesday Morning Bible Study with Pastor Johnson Meets in the Conference room at 10 am.

Tuesday Evening Ladies Bible Study Meets on the second and fourth Tuesday each month.

Wednesday Night Men's Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Each month the group gathers at a different member's house. For more information contact the church office.

Wednesday Ladies' Bible Study Meets the second and fourth Wednesday in the Conference Room, 1-3 p.m.

Saturday a.m. Men's Bible Study 8-9 a.m. in the Conference Room. The church invites community members on its website at www.redeemerlutheran.us.

St. John's Episcopal Church

Join the congregation for its Sunday morning worship services at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. The church welcomes everyone to worship and share the Eucharist with all who are sincere in their faith - not just Episcopalians.

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.

There are Yoga classes for all skill levels on Mondays at 7 p.m. and on Saturdays at 9 a.m., all on the third floor for a $5 (per class) payment to a certified Yoga instructor.

The Tuesday Noon Eucharist continues with a brief message and Holy Communion at 12:15 each Thursday. Stop by at lunch - it takes just under half an hour.

Soups On offers a free community meal the fourth Saturday of each month. The June 24 meal will be beef stroganoff. Meals are served from 11:30 through 12:50. A short chapel service is available to anyone interested a half hour before the meal begins. The church would like to find a person who would be able to play the piano to accompany singing during the chapel service. Leave a message at 330-928-2139 if you are interested in playing the piano for this community service.

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

You don't need to be a member to join in at any or all of these activities - everyone is welcome. Visit the website at www.stjohnscf.com.

Journey Covenant Church

Journey Covenant Church serves a free, hot dinner to local residents on the last Tuesday of every month from 6 to 7 p.m. The next dinner is June 27. Christ Kitchen Dinners are open to the public. JCC is located at 2679 North Haven Blvd. (at the corner of 17th Street).Worship services Sunday at 10:15 a.m. For more information, call 330-923-8021 or on the web at www.journeycov.org.

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