Worship services at First United Methodist Church, 245 Portage Trail, are on Sundays at 8:30 and 11 a.m. There are 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 a Children's Worship service for those in kindergarten to fifth grade during the 11 a.m. service.
Abigail Adams was the wife of our second president, John Adams, and one of the most accomplished women of her time. Raylene Hlavaty will bring her to life at the Nov. 10 meeting of Going Strong. All are invited to come at 1 p.m. to listen as "Mrs. Adams" shares her experiences from the beginning of the conflict with Britain to the end of the War for Independence.
Rejoicing Spirits is a worship service at First Church that is geared toward those with intellectual disabilities and their caregivers. Worship is a "shush-free" experience and includes lots of music and a short message. All are welcome to attend the next service Nov. 19 at 5:30 p.m.
Peninsula United Methodist Church
The Peninsula United Methodist Church is having its annual Election Day Dinner on Nov. 8.
This 80-plus year tradition will feature roast turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, turnips, coleslaw, cranberry sauce, bread and butter, pie, coffee, and ice water or milk.°
Midday serving times are 11:30 a.m., noon and 12:45 p.m.°
Evening seatings are at 5 p.m., 5:50 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. There is a charge for adults, children ages 13 and older and ages 6 to 12 years. The event is free for children ages 5 and under.°
There are also carry-out meals available (one size).°
For reservations and price information, call the church at 330-657-2567. Peninsula UMC is located at 1575 Main St.
"Miracles from Heaven," will be presented as part of the Community Vineyard Church "Movies with a Message," on Nov. 12 at 6 p.m., at Community Vineyard Church, 2543 State Road.
Community Vineyard Church is the former home of Loew's State Theatre. The movie, popcorn, snacks and drinks are all free and there are prizes after the movie.
For more information, find the church on Facebook, visit www.communityvineyard. org or call 330-928-5134.
Bailey Road Christian Church 3200 Bailey Road across from Lincoln Elementary School, invites the community to share the love of God by attending worship, Sunday School, small group gatherings and ministries of the church.
The church has a prayer meeting for the community and friends every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. The church's hand chimes practice Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. followed by the adult choir practice at 7:30 p.m. Men's small group study on the book of Philippians continues on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.
Mark calendars for the Christmas Craft and Vendor Bazar on Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The church website is Baileyroadchristianchurch.org and the church is also on Facebook.
The facility is fully handicapped accessible and everyone is welcome.
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 for the Senior High students and 9:30 for the others. Faith Formation for Adults On Sunday mornings convenes in the Social Hall. Pastor Steve leads a class currently based on the text for the message that morning.
Worship service begins at 10:30. Pastor Steve Welker leads the service. His sermon topic for Nov. 6 is "Be Giving (God-provisions)." Scripture passages are Psalm 65; Malachi 3:10.
Dedication Sunday, Nov. 6 at 10:30 a.m. is when the whole Bethany family comes together to remember God's blessings, the many reasons to be thankful, and to express gratitude. The service will be followed by a potluck dinner.
Bethany Buckeyes will meet on Nov. 11 at 6 p.m. Come and join the group in the Social Hall for dinner plus wholesome socializing and games at no added cost. Feel free to add to the fun by bringing a joke to share. Bethany Buckeyes welcomes and encourages anyone 50 years and older to come and spend a fun-filled evening with the Buckeyes. Reservations required.
Interested in music? Rehearsals for Memory Bell Choir and Chancel Choir and will be on Thursdays with 6-7 for Bells and 7:30-9 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.
The next Family Promise host week is Nov. 13 through 20.
Youth Fellowship will participate in Rake and Run on Nov. 6 as they rake leaves from members' lawns. On No. 11-13, Bethany YF will be traveling to Flint, Mich. with the youth from Tallmadge Lutheran Church to do some service project work. Donations of 1 gallon, 3 gallons, etc., bottles of water and monetary donations are being accepted at the church.
Broadman Baptist Church
Worship services for Broadman are on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. and on Sundays at 11 a.m.
Members of Broadman Baptist Church are gearing up for the Thanksgiving and Christmas Season. The annual Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings will take place on Nov. 16 for all members and guests. Thanksgiving food baskets will be delivered by the deacons of the church to needy families on Nov. 21.
New members are welcome. Check out the website at www.broadmanchurch.org or call 330-923-6127.
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 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.
On Nov. 6, FCC is celebrating All Saints Sunday by memorializing those loved ones who have passed in the last year. All are welcome to come and light a candle during service in memory of those friends and family who have passed.
At the beginning of the Nov. 13 service FCC will honor the veterans in and around the congregation.
Saint Joseph Parish
Saint Joseph Parish School will host Kindergarten Kickoff on Nov. 16 at 6 p.m.
Parents and children are invited to a parent presentation, children's crafts, and hot dog dinner. RSVP required. Call 330-928-2151 or go to http://www.saintjoe.org/school to register by Nov. 9.
Altar & Rosary Society will be The Knights of Columbus will be selling religious Christmas cards during the weekends of Nov. 6 as well as Nov. 19 and 20 in Nolan Hall located in he church basement after all the Masses.
Knights of Columbus 3rd Degree are looking for more members. Their next meeting is Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in St. Martha's Kitchen in Jones Hall. Join the congregation for more information or call 330-686-1873.
The Annual Veteran's Appreciation Dinner, sponsored by St. Joseph and Immaculate Heart of Mary Parishes, will be Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the St. Joseph Gym in Jones Hall. Dinner will include entre, salad, dessert and beverage. Veterans will be guests of the parish. All other adults and students ages 7-12 must pay for the meal; children 6 and under are free. Tickets will be available at the Second Street entrance of the church after all Masses. For more information and/or tickets contact the rectory at 330-928-2173.
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. 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.
All are welcome to join the congregation for worship.
Sundays from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., Adult Coffee and Conversation meet in the Adult Library. Children will meet for L.I.G.H.T. - Learning In God's House Together -- 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 -- 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 Wednesday Bible Study at 7 p.m. in the Heritage Room. Everyone is welcome to attend these weekly Bible studies.
The next Pilgrim Free Community Lunch program will be Nov. 12. Volunteers are welcome to help prepare and deliver meals from 9:30 a.m. through 2 p.m. Call 330-928-4847 for more information.
On Nov. 6 in worship, Pilgrim will acknowledge All The Saints who have passed in the last year.
Check out the website at www.pilgrimcf.org and like Pilgrim on Facebook or follow Pilgrim on Twitter @pilgrimchurchcf for all the latest news.
Northminster Presbyterian Church, 104 W. Portage Trail Extension, worships at 10:30 a.m. each Sunday with the Rev. Stephanie Crossland.
Rev. Crossland will speak on "The Time is At Hand" on Nov. 13. On Nov. 20, on Christ the King Sunday, the message will be "In the Shadow of God's Wings," with The Sacrament of Holy Communion being observed. Also, Thank Offering will be taken.
Children's Sunday School classes meet during the worship service following A Moment with God's Children. In November, the theme of their study is "God Provides," and will include lessons on The Ten Commandments and The Peaceable Kingdom. 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. A nursery room is staffed and open for those children under the age of 5.
The next All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner will be Nov. 11 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dinner includes spaghetti with Alfredo, marinara or chunky meat sauce, salad, bread, dessert and beverage.
For more information, call 330-928-8885.
Chapel of Prayer Baptist Church in Akron
Chapel of Prayer Baptist Church, 1811 Brittain Road, Akron, will host a 60th anniversary celebration Nov. 13.
Sunday school at 10 a.m.
The celebration will be at 11 a.m.
Singing will be done by the Chapel Quartet and David Vitone. There will also be special speakers. Lunch will follow the service.
The Rev. Sherman L. Bailey is Pastor of the church.
For more information, call 330-633-7575 or email: email@example.com or visit www.chapelofprayerbaptist.org.