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St. Mark Lutheran

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

• Feb. 24 -- Sunday worship with Communion at 8:15 and 10:30 a.m.;

Sunday School at 9:15 a.m.; fellowship with refreshments all morning; Annual Congregational Meeting, 11:45 a.m. Hand-out includes all one ever wanted to know about St. Mark 2012 and projected for 2013; Haven of Rest visit, with volunteers carrying desserts to share, leaves St. Mark parking lot at 5:45 p.m.

• Feb. 25 -- Knitting for charity

• Feb. 26 -- Angels in the Kitchen, 7 p.m.; Fellowship Committee, 7 p.m.

• Feb. 27 -- Piece Corps works on quilts, 9:30 a.m. to noon; Lenten Soup Supper, 6 p.m.; evening service, 7 p.m.; Choir practice, 8 p.m.

• Feb. 28 -- Evangelism, 7 p.m.

For further information, call t330-633-3718 or visit us on

Facebook or www.stmark-lutheran.org

Tallmadge United Methodist

Offerings at Tallmadge United Methodist Church, 207 N. Munroe Road:

• Feb. 24 -- 8:45 a.m. contemporary service; 9:45 a.m. Sunday School - all ages; 10:45 a.m. traditional service; 11:45 a.m. VBS luncheon; 4 p.m. Junior High UMYF; 5:30 p.m. Senior High UMYF.

This week

• Feb. 26 -- Bible Study, 7 p.m.; Bell Choir, 7 p.m.

• Feb, 27 -- Choir Practice, 7 p.m.

• Feb. 28 -- Men's Devotions and work group, 8:30 a.m.

Upcoming Events

• March 10 -- UM Men's Breakfast, 7:30 a.m.

• March 29 -- Blood Mobile, 1 to 7 p.m.

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

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

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 -- 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.

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.

Faith-building musical set for March 9 at First Congregational

"Forever Love," a faith-building musical based on the story of the prophet Hosea, will be presented March 9 at 3 and 7 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Tallmadge, 85 Heritage Drive.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children and may be purchased at the door. All proceeds from the day will benefit the Interfaith Caregivers (a Faith in Action program), 50 N. Prospect St., Akron.

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