Faith & Religion


Tallmadge Lutheran Church

Tallmadge Lutheran Church, 759 East Ave., will celebrate Christmas Eve with services at 5:30, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Christmas Day worship will begin at 10:30 a.m. All services include special music.

For more information, contact the church office at 330-633-4775.

First Congregational

Christmas Eve worship -- First Congregational will offer two Christmas Eve worship services on Dec. 24. The first is scheduled for 5 p.m. and will be an interactive family candle light service. The story of Jesus' birth will be shared from the innkeepers point of view and children will be invited to participate. The second worship service, scheduled for 10 p.m., is a traditional service with lessons and carols.

Warriors' Journey Home Ministry -- Listen, Speak, Heal will meet Dec. 22 and Jan. 5 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

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

St. Mark Lutheran

This week:

• Dec. 22 -- One service only at 10 a.m. with "A Super Christmas" program.

• Dec. 23 -- Knitting/Crocheting for Charity, 7 p.m.

• Dec. 24 -- Christmas Eve candlelight Communion service, 7:30 and 11 p.m.

• Dec. 25 -- Wishing all a merry and blessed Christmas.

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

Our Lady of Victory

Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church is located at 73 North Ave.

Mass schedule -- Dec. 24, 4:30 and 10 p.m.; Dec. 25, 10 a.m.; Dec. 28 and 29, regular weekend schedule, Saturday vigil 5 p.m., Sunday 9 and 10:45 a.m.; Dec. 31, Holy Day of Obligation, Mary, Mother of God, 5 p.m.; Jan. 1, 10 a.m.

Mother's Club meets Dec. 31 at 9:30 a.m. (every other Tuesday) in Room 100.

College/military care packages -- Dec. 30, for any college student/military personnel in the parish. Donations of travel size toiletries, tissues, gum, hard candy, book markers, puzzles and socks are welcome. Email Ellen at or call 330-633-3637.

AA Meetings -- Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Room 100. Meeting canceled Dec. 25.

The parish calendar is available on line at Visit the OLV website for all the news at Call 330-633-3672 for more information.

Queen of Heaven

Individual confessions will be Mondays through Fridays, 5 to 5:30 p.m., Fridays, 9 to 10 a.m. and Saturdays, 3:15 and 4:15 p.m.; Dec. 23 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m.; Dec. 24 from 9 to 11 a.m.

Christmas Masses will be Dec. 24 at 4 p.m. in the Church and Hall; 8 and 10:30 p.m. (music begins one-half hour before the 8 and 10:30 p.m. Masses); 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 9 and 11 a.m.

Queen of Heaven Church is located at 1800 Steese Road in Green.

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