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Our Lady of Victory

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

Regular Weekend Mass Schedule: Saturday, 5 p.m.; Sunday, 9 and 10:45 a.m.

Regular Weekday Services: Mass: 9 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; no Mass Friday.

OLV welcomes its new Pastoral Minister, Linda Herold. Herold will primarily focus on the adult members of the parish community, aiding them in their spiritual journey, coordinating ministry to senior members, the homebound, and those in nursing homes or who are hospitalized. She will also assist survivors in funerals and work with those who offer bereavement ministry. She will also facilitate with others the RCIA program. Additionally, Herold will work with OLV's Baptism Team to prepare parents, create opportunities and events for Adult Religious Education and work with OLV's young adults. Herold may be reached at 330-633-3637 or lherold@ourladyofvictory.net.

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

Knights of Columbus meet the first Monday of the month.

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

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

Parish School of Religion -- September through April. Every Sunday.

• Pre-School: Parish Center, 9:10 to 10:20 a.m.

• Kindergarten through eighth grade: Middle School 10:45 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.

• High school freshmen: Parish Center, first Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

• Sophomores: Parish Center, second Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

• Confirmation candidates: Parish Center, third Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

20-Somethings 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.

Troubled Marriage? Catholic Diocese presents Retrouvaille Weekend, Sept. 19 through 21. Registration is $150. Call Diane or Al Miskinis in complete confidence at 330-665-3506. Visit www.helpourmarriage.org, Fr. Dan Schlegel of Holy Angels Parish in Bainbridge is the spiritual director.

Christmas Bazaar, Nov. 8. Planning committee meeting now to join. For more information, call Mary Beth at 330-633-1928

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 Alliance

Tallmadge Alliance Church will sponsor a free series of English as a Second Language classes on Monday nights starting Sept. 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. Classes are for adults learning English as their second language. Beginner through advanced training is available. Register by calling the church or on any Monday night. Free childcare is provided for children up through age 12. For more information or to register, call Tallmadge Alliance Church at 330-633-6695.

Tallmadge Alliance Church is located at 1155 East Ave. For more information, call 330-633-6695.

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.

Northwest Avenue

Northwest Avenue Church of Christ, 737 Northwest Ave., will sponsor a free estate planning seminar Oct. 5 at 5 p.m. at the church.

The seminar will offer tips on how to avoid the cost and inconvenience of probate; provide a choice of care for minor children; realize substantial time and tax savings; direct the distribution of property as the property owner sees fit; and how to have a living trust prepared at no cost.

The seminar will be conducted by Financial Planning Ministry of Irvine, Calif. Call the church office at 330-929-5776 to register before Sept. 21. Child care will not be provided. Any questions, call Don Gergely at 330-328-7902.

Tallmadge Nazarene

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.

St. Mark Lutheran

This week

• Aug. 17 -- Worship with Communion at 8:15 and 10:30 a.m; Caring Cards, 11:30 a.m.

• Aug. 18 -- 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. 19 -- Alpha Circle, 1 p.m.; Three Pastor's meeting, 7 p.m.

• Aug. 21 -- Website Committee, 6:30 p.m.

• Aug. 23 -- 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.

Unity Chapel of Light

Unity Chapel of Light, 503 Northwest Ave., invites the community to its Aug. 24 service, at 10 a.m., to hear guest musician Douglas Blue Feather. Blue Feather, an internationally-known musician specializing in contemporary Native American flute music, will also teach a flute workshop following the service. The class, of 25 students maximum, will be offered from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the church.

This is a hands-on class for those interested in learning the basics of playing a Native American flute. Participants do not need any experience; nor do they need a flute. Blue Feather will provide instruments to students. Class fee includes practice materials and a practice CD. For information on the fee, call the church.

There is no registration to attend the church service. Those wishing to attend the class should call the church office to register, as class size is limited.

For more information, visit www.unitychapeloflight.org or contact the church office at 330-928-2108, or by email at: unitychapel@sbcglobal.net.

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