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Faith & Religion (Jan. 29, 2017)

Published: January 29, 2017 12:00 AM

Northampton United Methodist Church

Celebrate inclusion with Jim Gill's National Campaign for Play. On Feb. 3, at 6 p.m., Summit DD, in partnership with the Northampton Christian Preschool, presents this family-friendly live concert perfect for kids of all abilities. Get ready to sing, clap, dance and sneeze along during this entertaining visit. Jim's distinctive music play creates the spirit of a family room and is an invitation to children, parents, guardians and grandparents to sing and play together. This is an event geared toward families of infants, toddlers and preschoolers (siblings welcome).

NUMC's Outreach Committee has two collections for January. First, new, packaged men's, boy's and girl's undershirts, underpants, and white athletic socks in all sizes, gloves and stocking caps (in that order of need) will be taken to the Salvation Army. Women's underpants are also needed. The church is also collecting personal care items for the monthly food pantry at Heart 4 The City: regular-sized shampoo, deodorant, soap, feminine products, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc. Look for bins on the Welcome Desk and in the Narthex to place donations.

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.

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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 followed by Fellowship Hour.

Pilgrim's Faith Formation classes for all ages begin at 9:30 a.m.

Pilgrim's Bible Studies have begun for Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Confirmation for youth takes place on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. through Pentecost Sunday, June 4.

J.O.Y. Kids Club for children Kindergarten through the fifth grade has begun and will continue each Wednesday through March 29 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. featuring the Exploration of Love, Forgiveness, Prayer, Peace & Caring for One Another and God's Creation and includes a light meal.

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The community is invited to celebrate with Pilgrim the completion of the Steeple Restoration Project on Jan. 29 in the Social Hall at 11:30 a.m. during the Fellowship Hour. The restoration work has been completed. A slide show will be presented that chronicles the restoration process.

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.

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.

All youth in grades 7-12 are invited to participate in an overnight event Feb. 19-20. Come hang with friends for a night of fellowship, food, and fun. Bring a drink and a sweet snack to share, money if you want extra snacks for the adventure, and overnight stuff. The schedule will be: 2 p.m. - Epworth Choir; 4:30 p.m. - Epworth Youth Girls/Guys Night Out plus stay overnight. Pick up will be 10 a.m. on Feb. 20. Call the church to register.

Weekday Christian Preschool at First Church is currently enrolling for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. WCP is a part-time preschool program for children who will be 3, 4, or 5 years old by Sept. 30. The school meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 to 11:40 a.m. or from 12:15 to 2:45 p.m. It also offers a Tuesday/Thursday Enrichment class which gives children a unique opportunity to explore a hands-on approach to social studies, science and beginners' Spanish. Before and aftercare programs are also available, along with a 2-year-old class which meets on Mondays from 10-11:30. Check out the preschool on Facebook, or visit www.firstchurchcf.com.

Community Vineyard Church

Film actress Marianna Alacchi will speak following the presentation of "Love Finds You in Sugarcreek" at Community Vineyard Church, formerly Loew's State Theatre, on Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. Alacchi plays the part of Anna Troyler, an Amish aunt in the highly successful film which was released in 20 countries worldwide as well as showings on UP-TV.

Community Vineyard Church is located at 2543 State Road. For more information, visit the church's website at www.communityvineyard. org or call the church at 330-928-5134.

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.

Broadman Baptist Church

Broadman Baptist Church is located at 350 E. Bath Road. Church worship services are Sunday at 11 a.m. with Sunday School at 9:45 and on Wednesday beginning at 5:30 p.m. with a meal. February will be a busy month for Broadman as the new Senior Pastor, Steven Oswalt, will arrive on Feb. 1. His installation will take place on Feb. 5 during the 11 a.m. worship service.

For any information on the church call 330-923-6127 or check out the website www.broadmanhurch.org.

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.

FCC's membership class began earlier this month at 9:30 a.m. It will continue weekly until March and will focus on teaching about the congregation and the denomination that FCC is a part of-- The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

Throughout January the congregation is collecting cans of coffee to donate to Haven of Rest in Akron. Donations may be brought to worship on Sunday mornings or delivered to the church office.

FCC has begun a new worship series focused on waking the congregation up to social issues in the community. Many guest ministers and lay-people will share messages that talk about poverty, racism, homelessness and other social issues through the lens of Christian scripture.

On Feb. 4 from 10 a.m. to noon, FCC will host a workshop on Ableism. Guest speaker Blaine Kuss was a participant in the National Benevolent Association's inaugural XPLOR residency program in Hiram. There he worked as a full-time volunteer at the Hiram Farms Living and Learning Community. In 2012, Blaine served as a Disciples Peace Fellowship summer Peace Intern. He graduated from DePauw University. The day will focus on developing FCC's awareness of the issues facing those with varying levels of ability, and how the church can translate its mindfulness into an ever more inclusive atmosphere here at FCC. Everyone in the Cuyahoga Falls community is invited to attend and the cost is free, but donations for the guest speaker are welcomed.

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

All are invited to attend the Saint Joseph Parish School Open House on Jan. 29 from 9 a.m. to noon. Meet the faculty, take a school tour, and join the congregation for a pancake breakfast. This open house is for parents and children considering preschool through grade 8.

Youth Group will meet Jan. 29 from 6 to 7 p.m. in St. Martha's Kitchen in the school. Youth Group is open to all students in seventh through 12th grade. Email mhaubert@saintjoe.org with any questions.

"The Friends of the Carpenter" will be hosting the next episode of the video series called "The Wild Goose," which is about the Holy Spirit, on Feb. 3 in the Church's Nolan Hall from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Although part of a series, each episode is stand alone and can be understood without seeing previous episodes. This event is open to both men and women seeking to grow and enrich their faith. RSVP to chewie78@sbcglobal.net. Visit www.thewildgooseisloose.com for more information on the series.

Interested in Joining Saint Joseph Parish? You can register online at saintjoe.org or call 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 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.

Northminster Presbyterian Church

Northminster Presbyterian Church, 104 W. Portage Trail Extension, worships at 10:30 a.m. each Sunday with the Rev. Stephanie Crossland. Rev. Crossland will conclude the month of January on the 29th by speaking on Blessed Requirements. Prior to the worship service on Feb. 5, everyone is welcome to join the congregation for Muffins on Sunday, from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. A variety of muffins, along with juice, coffee, tea and hot chocolate, will be available. There is no need for reservations and there is no cost. Then plan to stay and join in worship, as the Rev. Crossland speaks on Salt of the Earth. Then, following the service, the children of the congregation will be participating in the Souper Bowl of Caring fundraiser, to help tackle hunger and poverty in the community. Non-perishable foods, along with monetary donations, are welcome, in helping to turn the Super Bowl game weekend into a weekend of caring. All donations will be given to local charities.

The Children's Sunday School classes meet during the worship service following A Moment with God's Children. In February, the classes will be learning about many of the Parables, including The Sower, The Good Samaritan and The Stories of the Lost. Classes include children from kindergarten through sixth grade. A nursery room is staffed and open for those children under the age of 5.

The women's Circle meetings, which are a Bible-based study and outreach, meet on the first Wednesday of the month. The February meetings will be on the 1st. The morning Rebecca Circle meets at 9:15 a.m., and the afternoon Ruth Circle meets at 1 p.m. Both groups are following the Horizons Bible Study of Who is Jesus, which offers an in - depth look at who He is from a variety of perspectives, including the four Gospels to the Epistles of Paul and others. All women are welcome and encouraged to join this study at any time.

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

For more information, call the church office at 330-928-8885.

Redeemer Lutheran Church

Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2141 Fifth St., invites the community to join in worship each Sunday at 8:30 a.m. for traditional style worship and 11:15 a.m. for modern worship. There is Cafe' Sola at 9:30 a.m. with Bible Hour starting at 10 a.m.

Redeemer Christian School is hosting an open house Jan. 29 from 1 to 4 p.m. The school is enrolling for the 2017/18 school year. The school offers preschool for age 3 and up to the 8th grade. Visit the website at www.redeemerlutheran.us for information on events.

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 Jan. 31. 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, contact the church at 330-923-8021 or on the web at www.journeycov.org.


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