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St. Mark Lutheran

St. Mark Lutheran Church, 158 North Ave., offers the following activities:

• Feb. 17 -- Services with Communion at 8:15 and 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School for all ages, 9:15 a.m.; coffee, conversation and fellowship follow each activity.

• Feb. 18 -- President's Day. An identity theft program, which is free and open to the public, will be offered from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Knitting/Crocheting for Charity, 7 p.m.; today is the anniversary of Martin Luther's death in 1546. He is remembered as the renewer of the church.

• Feb. 19 -- Alpha Circle, 1 p.m.; evening Bible study, 7 p.m.

• Feb. 20 -- Lenten soup supper, 6 p.m.; church service, 7 p.m.; choir practice, 8 p.m.

• Feb. 23 -- Praise band practice, 10 a.m.

St. Mark Lutheran Church is located at 158 North Ave. For more information, call 330-633-3718, visit www.stmark-lutheran.org or find the church on Facebook.

Tallmadge Lutheran

Each Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. during Lent, Tallmadge Lutheran Church , 759 East Ave., will offer midweek services. All are cordially invited.

For more information contact the church office 330-633-4775 or the church website at www.tallmadgelutheranchurch.org

Tallmadge United

Methodist

This week at Tallmadge United Methodist Church:

• Feb. 17 -- Service, 8:45 a.m., contemporary; Sunday School, all ages, 9:45 a.m.;10:45 a.m.,traditional service; dinner and Pinewood Derby, 4 p.m.; Junior High UMYF, 4 p.m.; Senior High UMYF, 5:30 p.m.

• Feb. 19 -- Bible study, 7 p.m.; bell choir, 7 p.m.

• Feb. 20 -- Choir practice, 7 p.m.

• Feb. 21 -- Men's Devotions and work group, 8:30 a.m.

Upcoming events

• Feb. 23 -- UMM Breakfast at Delanie's Neighborhood Grille, 67 West Ave., 9:30 a.m.

• Feb. 24 -- VBW Lunch-Fundraiser, 11:45 a.m.

Tallmadge United Methodist Church is located at 207 N. Munroe Road. For more information, call the church office at 330-633-3734.

First Congregational

All are welcome to join Sunday activities at First Congregational Church of Tallmadge.

Worship -- 8:30 and 10 a.m.; Sunday school for all ages, 9 a.m.; children and youth choirs, 10 a.m.; children's worship, 10:30 a.m.

High School Fellowship also meets on Sunday's, but the schedule varies. Middle School Fellowship and Handbells meet during the week.

Contact the office for more information at tallmadgefcc@sbcglobal.net.

As part of the Holy Season of Lent, First Congregational Church invites everyone to live their spiritual life as a faith journey. Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. or Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., the Senior Pastor's Lenten Bible Study will meet through March 20. The focus of the study will be about Jesus and the book "Saving Jesus from The Church: How to Stop Worshiping Christ and Start Following Jesus" by the Rev. Robin R. Meyers will be used. This will be an intentionally provoking study about following Jesus and his teachings. Archbishop Desmond Tutu said about this book, "Every once in a while, a book comes along that changes everything.  This is the book … 'Saving Jesus from the Church' is scholarly, pastoral, prophetic and eloquent -- all in equal measure. Meyers has spoken the truth to power and the Church he loves will never be the same."  The cost of materials is $15, which includes the book. Those who would like to attend are asked to call the church office at 330-633-4931. 

Warriors' Journey Home Ministry -- Listen, Speak, Heal is scheduled to Feb. 17 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.

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

The Year of Faith -- Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, 73 North Ave., continues to celebrate The Year of Faith by sharing some OLV history each week in its bulletin.

Families can jump start faith activities in the home, primarily to assist parents in being the first and best teachers of their children in the ways of faith which may in turn foster family togetherness, learning and conversations about faith, in a fun and interactive way.

Visit the Family Website for the Year of Faith at www.dioceseofcleveland.org/yearoffaith and click on the Family tab.

Twenty-somethings Young Adult Group -- Feb. 21. For singles or married individuals in their 20s and 30s with or without children. Babysitting provided. Currently reading Matthew Kelly's Book: "Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic." All are welcome.

Adults -- Monday nights during Lent Feb. 18 through March 19 in Room 101 at 7 p.m.

Ten-week series "Rediscover Our Faith -- the Catholicism Series" will be presented in one hour videos. All are welcome and encouraged to participate in a Lenten journey.

Lenten Bible Study -- Feb. 20, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Parish Center. The Gospel of Mark will be explored every Wednesday during Lent.

Visit the OLV website for all the news at www.ourladyofvictorytallmadge.parishonline.com.

Call 330-633-3672 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.

Catholic Charities

plans annual event

The Women's Board of Catholic Charities Community Services of Summit County will have its annual Luncheon, Style Show, Silent Auction and Raffle starting at 11 a.m. March 7 at Guy's Party Centre, 500 E. Waterloo Road in Akron.

Tickets are $20 per person. Make checks payable to Women's Board of CCCS/SC. Pre-paid reservations should be sent by March 2 to Mikey Stewart, 45 Bermont Ave., Munroe Falls 44262. Include name, address, and phone number. Indicate a seating preference.

Proceeds will benefit Catholic Charities Community Services of Summit County.

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