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Christmas Concert

at Cornerstone

Cornerstone Community School, 90 W. Overdale Drive, will host a Christmas Concert Dec. 18 at 7 p.m.

Students will sing and play instruments celebrating Christmas.

All are welcome to attend.

Tallmadge United Methodist

Tallmadge United Methodist Church, 207 N. Munroe Road:

This week

• Dec. 16 -- Contemporary service, 8:45 a.m.; Sunday school for all ages, 9:45 a.m.; traditional service, 10:45 a.m.; Kids Club, 4 p.m.; Junior High UMYF, 4 p.m.; Senior High UMYF, 5:30 p.m.

• Dec. 18 -- Bible study, 7 p.m.; Bell Choir practice, 7 p.m.

• Dec. 19 -- Choir practice, 7 p.m.

• Dec. 20 -- Men's devotions and work group, 8:30 a.m.

Upcoming events

• Dec. 24 -- Christmas Eve service with music, 8 p.m.

For more information about any event, call the church office at 330-633-3734.

First Congregational

All are welcome to join Sunday activities at First Congregational Church of Tallmadge. Worship is at 8:30 a.m. (sanctuary service with a spiritual emphasis featuring piano accompaniment and 10 a.m. (traditional sanctuary service with pipe organ and choirs; children's choir practice and children's worship); 9 a.m. (children, youth and adult education). Nursery care is available from 9 to 11 a.m. Sundays.

The church offers nursery care for children younger than 3 during worship as well as craft time for children in second grade and younger during the second half of worship.

Warriors' Journey Home Ministry -- Listen, Speak, Heal is scheduled monthly from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Veterans and individuals of strong heart who would like to experience the healing circle for veterans are invited to attend. For future meeting times, visit the website warriorsjourneyhome.org.

The annual Children's Christmas Pageant is scheduled for Dec. 16 from 11:45 a.m. to noon. The story, "Angel with Paper Wings," depicts heavenly angels who watch over a pageant as it falls apart, and what they decide to do to help save the pageant.

Christmas Eve Worship will be at 5 and 10 p.m. Dec. 24. The 5 p.m. service is for families with an interactive narrative that will provide children with an opportunity to be an angel, wise man or shepherd. The 10 p.m. worship is a candlelight service of lessons and carols.

First Congregational Church of Tallmadge is located at 85 Heritage Drive. For more information, call 330-633 4931 or visit tallmadgefcc@sbcglobal.net.

Our Lady of Victory

Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, 73 North Ave., offers high school and middle school fellowships, Bible studies and Knights of Columbus. High school students requiring more information may call 330-633-1689.

Call 330-633-3672 for more information.

Abundant Living 55+

to meet

Abundant Living 55+ will meet at 10 a.m. Dec. 21 at The Chapel's Green Campus, located at 1800 Raber Road in Uniontown for Christian fellowship and lunch in the atrium. John Schmid of Common Ground Ministries will perform.

Senior adults 55 and older are welcome to attend. Call 330-315-5508 for more information.

Grace Baptist Church

Grace Baptist Church, 5915 Rhodes Road, Kent. Sunday services include worship at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school for children, youth and young adults and an adult Bible fellowship class; worship at 11 a.m. with children's church and another adult Bible fellowship class option.

Queen of Heaven

An additional Mass at 6:30 p.m. is being added every Thursday during the month of December with confessions following from 7 to 8 p.m.

An ecumenical service, a Festival of Lessons and Carols, has been scheduled for Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. The service will consist of scripture readings and choral music featuring the church choirs of Nativity of the Lord Jesus, Springfield Township; Queen of Heaven, Green; and St. Francis de Sales, Coventry Township.

Christmas Schedule: Communal Penance service with individual confessions Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. Individual confessions are scheduled for Dec. 21 from 9 to 10 a.m. and 7 to 8 p.m.; Dec. 22 from 9 to 10 a.m. and 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.; and Dec. 24 from 9 to 10 a.m. Christmas Masses are scheduled for Dec. 24 at 4 p.m.; 8 p.m., with music by the Sent Forth Band beginning at 7:30 p.m.; 10:30 p.m. with music by adult choir at 10 p.m.; Dec. 25 at 9 and 11 a.m.

New Year's Masses will be celebrated at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 at 10 a.m. and noon.

Queen of Heaven Church is located at 1800 Steese Road in Green. For more information, call 330-896-2345.

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