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Tallmadge United Methodist

Sunday Morning Worship Services: Contemporary service -- 8:45 a.m.; traditional service -- 10:45 a.m.

The Western Reserve Jazz Ensemble's second annual Big Band Concert will take place Aug. 24 at 2 p.m. Admission is free. The concert will feature about an hour of '40s music, Big Band style. All are welcome. Snacks and beverages provided. Individuals will be available to help those who need assistance getting into the building. There are two handicapped entrances -- one in front and one in the back of the building.

Al Anon continues to meet at the church each Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m.

Dare to Share is a nutrition program sponsored by Tallmadge High School students, Rotary and Tallmadge United Methodist Church. Those who would like to contribute are asked to purchase small containers to go into backpacks: 100 percent juice boxes, beans and franks (pop-top), beef stew (pop-top), beef sticks, cereal bars, cereal bowls, fruit cups, pudding cups, jelly, shelf-stable milk, microwave popcorn, granola bars, oatmeal, peanut butter, pumpkin and sunflower seeds and tuna. Items made be brought to the Tallmadge UMC office.

Starting in September, watch for:

• Children's self defense classes with the Rev. Liming Saturdays at 10 a.m.

• Youth Groups and Kid's Club Sunday evenings

• Children's choirs singing on the second Sunday of the month

The Falling Leaves Craft Show is scheduled for Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church. The deadline to turn in fees and entry forms is Oct. 4.

Contact Donna Brown at 330 633-5706 to reserve a booth.

The church is located at 207 N. Munroe Road. For more information, call 330-633-3734.

St. Mark Lutheran

This week

• Aug. 10 -- Worship with Communion at 8:15 and 10:30 a.m;. Help is needed packing school bags for area children at 9:30 a.m.; Youth Group meets at noon for lunch and activities.

• Aug. 11 -- Volunteers help with St. Bernard's Lunch Program, 1 p.m.; Knitting for a Cause Group, 7 p.m., The Danbury, Third Floor, 1695 Queens Gate Circle, Cuyahoga Falls. Learn how to knit or crochet for a worthy cause. Free. All ages welcome. Call Diane for information at 330-686-1086.

• Aug. 12 -- Out to Lunch Bunch, 1 p.m., Parasson's, 3983 Darrow Road, Stow; Angels in the Kitchen, 6 p.m.

• Aug. 14 -- Church Council meeting, 7 p.m.

• Aug. 16 -- Praise Band practice, 10 a.m.

For further information, call 330-633-3718 or visit us on Facebook/St. Mark or www.stmark-lutheran.org.

St. Mark Lutheran Church is located at 158 North Ave.

First Congregational

First Congregational Church of Tallmadge, a Stephen Ministry church, offers one worship service in the summer at 9:30 a.m.

Worship and child care, 9:30 a.m.; children's worship, for ages 3 through second grade, 10 a.m.

Warriors' Journey Home Ministry -- Listen, Speak, Heal is scheduled Aug. 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 is the host church for an Alzheimer's Support Group for caregivers and family members. Alzheimer's, dementia and delirium affect the entire family and this group support is intended to provide assistance in coping strategy and care. The group meets on the last Tuesday every month at 11 a.m. at the church. For more information, call 330-633-4931. The group facilitator is trained by the Alzheimer's Association.

First Congregational Church of Tallmadge is located at 85 Heritage Drive. For more information, call 330-633 4931 or visit tallmadgefcc@sbcglobal.net or the church Facebook page at First Congregational Church of Tallmadge, UCC to view current activities.

Our Lady of Victory

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

Religious Education Registration questions? Call the PSR office at 330-633-3672.

Knights of Columbus meet the first Monday of the month.

Somethings and Young Adult Group. Meets every other Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. with babysitting provided. For more information, call Steve at 330-554-6770.

AA -- Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in Room 100.

Confessions -- Saturdays from 9 to 9:30 a.m.

Visit the church Facebook page at Our Lady of Victory Church

The parish calendar is available on line at http://ourladyofvictorytallmadge.parishesonline.com.

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

Call 330-633-3637 for more information.

Tallmadge Nazarene Church

All members of the community are invited to attend the Tallmadge Nazarene Church Picnic Aug. 16 starting at 10:30 a.m. A pavilion has been reserved and attendees are asked to take both a side dish and dessert to share. There will be games and various activities available for all members of the family. For more information, contact Pastor Barb Bechtold at 330-571-6588.

Tallmadge Nazarene Church is sponsoring a night out at the Akron Rubber Ducks game at 7:05 p.m. Aug. 30. A limited number of reserved tickets are available on a first come, first served basis for only $7. Tickets must be ordered and purchased in advance from the church by emailing the Church Administrator at TallmadgeNazarene@TallmadgeNazarene.org no later than noon Aug. 27. The first 1,000 children ages 12 and younger through the gates will receive a free back to school backpack. The game will also feature a fireworks show with music immediately following the game. Families are encouraged to enjoy a fun evening of baseball, fellowship, music and fireworks.

Tallmadge Nazarene Church is located at 91 S. Munroe Road. Call 330-633-4122 for more information, or visit http://www.tallmadgenazarene.org/ or www.facebook.com/Tallmadgechurchofthenazarene.

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