Nick Pirovolos, author of the best selling book "Too Mean to Die," will speak at First Baptist Church Aug. 7 at 11 a.m. The community is invited to hear the true story of ex-con Nick "the Greek." From scrappy immigrant boy to fearless East Cleveland underworld criminal, Nick "the Greek" terrorized the towns and cities he roamed. "As a hit man, thief and drug addict, he was reckless. His life was filled with big money, beautiful women and the bright red blood of anyone who dared to get in his way. It was as if his life -- his own or anyone else's -- had no value whatsoever. Then something remarkable happened. It wasn't until Nick "the Greek" was sent to prison that he was truly set free.
AWANA youth program for ages 3 through sixth grade will begin Sept. 11 and run each Sunday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 330-687-2046.
First Baptist Church of Tallmadge is located at 848 Southeast Ave. For more information, call 330-633-5670.
Northwest Avenue Church of Christ
Northwest Avenue Church of Christ to host Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University class. Registration for the next FPU class will begin July 17. Registration can be done in person at the church for the next seven Sundays, or can be done on line at www.daveramsey.com. Classes will start Sept. 13 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the church, which is located at 737 Northwest Ave.
Child care will not be provided. For more information, call Don Gergely at 330-328-7902 or Don Gibbs at 330-219-3550.
First Congregational Church of Tallmadge, a Stephen Ministry congregation, has the following Sunday worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Worship Service; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Children's One Room school house for anyone ages 3 through second grade. The nursery will be open for all children under the age of 3 as well.
Warriors' Journey Home Ministry -- Listen, Speak, Heal is scheduled Aug. 14 and 28 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.
Alzheimer's Caregivers Support Group -- Community members are invited to attend an Alzheimer's Caregivers Support Group on the last Tuesday of the month at 11 a.m. at the church.
First Congregational Church of Tallmadge is located at 85 Heritage Drive. For more information, call 330-633 4931 or email email@example.com or visit the church Facebook page at First Congregational Church of Tallmadge, UCC or the website at http://www.fcctallmadge.org/ to view current activities.
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 11 a.m.
Regular Weekday Services: Mass: 8:30 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; no Mass Friday.
Religious Education Registration questions? Call the PSR office at 330-633-3672.
People interested in learning more about the Catholic faith and the process to become Catholic, or know someone who might be interested, contact the Parish Office.
The OLV Parish School of Religion for children in kindergarten through eighth grade has begun. It meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Tallmadge Middle School, 484 East Ave. For registration information, contact Katie Yockey at the church.
Monthly Grief Support Group meets on the third Friday of each month from 11 a.m. to noon. No registration is required.
Prayer Shawl Ministry -- those who like to knit or crochet and would like to donate their prayer shawls to those who are ill or suffering may join the ministry on the second Wednesday of the month from 1:15 to 2 p.m. at the parish office, as members knit and pray together.
Youth Ministry -- There is a youth group for both the fourth- through eighth-grade that meets on the first and third Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and a high school youth group that meets at various times. For more information, contact Katie Yockey at the parish office.
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 -- through April. Every Sunday.
/ Preschool: Every Sunday, Parish Center, 8:50 to 10 a.m.
/ Kindergarten through eighth grade: Middle School, 10:30 a.m. to noon
/ High school freshmen and sophomores: First Sunday, Parish Center,10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and Second Sunday, 6 to 8 p.m.
/ Confirmation candidates: Third Sunday, Parish Center, 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
20-Somethings young Adult Group -- Meets every other Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, contact the parish center.
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.parishesonline.com/find/our-lady-of-victory-church-44278.
Call 330-633-3637 for more information.
Tallmadge Lutheran Church, 759 East Ave., offers Sunday morning worship services at 8 and 10:30 with a time for Bible study for children, youth and adults at 9:15 a.m.
Thursday Night Worship Service -- TLC is offering an evening worship service on Thursday nights at 7:30 p.m. Community members are welcome to attend at the end of their day to worship the Lord.
Looking for quality before-school and after-school care with busing to Tallmadge City Schools? Registration for King's Kids is open for students entering kindergarten through sixth grade. For more information, contact Katie Bungard, director, at 330-633-4908 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Sunday, at 10:30 a.m. at Community Baptist Church, 274 N. Munroe Road, the Rev. Doug Knox, pastor, will give a sermon on Ephesians, 2:14-16, "Ethnic Reconciliation , Part 2." In order to broker peace between two groups, the one bringing the peace offering must be trustworthy. Jesus became both the peacemaker and the peace offering between Jew and Gentile.
Community Baptist will be host a Super Salad Supper Aug. 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. A donation of $ 6.50 is being requested per person. Take-out suppers are also available by calling Sheila Hershberger at 330-733-8906.
Supper will consist of a super salad with assorted fresh vegetables and spring greens/spinach topped with shredded cheddar cheese and choice of chicken or steak. Steak and chicken can be ordered for an additional donation of $ 2. The supper will also include a choice of dressing, bread and/or crackers, dessert and beverage/coffee. Reservations are required and orders are to be placed ahead of time by calling 330-733-8906. Deadline for reservations is Aug. 17. Call 330-733-8906 to make reservations.
New Direction Community Church welcomes everyone to its weekly worship which begins at 10 a.m. each Sunday morning.
The Gospel Project -- An interactive Bible study that allows every age to move through the scriptures at the same pace while offering a setting that is appropriate for each group. Adults meet at 206 Southeast Ave. each Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Students meet at 226 Southeast Ave. each Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Preschool ages meet at 226 Southeast Ave. each Sunday at 10 a.m. during the worship service.
New Direction Community Church is located at 226 Southeast Ave. For more information, call 330-285-7890 or visit the website at www.NewDirectionCC.com or visit the Facebook page at New Direction Community Church, Tallmadge, OH.
St. Mark Lutheran
Worship and communion, 8:15 and 10:30 a.m.; Children's Church during sermon at 10:30 service.
Monday evenings -- Knitting/Crocheting for a Cause, 7 p.m., The Danbury, Third Floor, 1695 Queens Gate Circle, Cuyahoga Falls. Call Diane for information at 330-686-1086.
Wednesdays evenings -- Choir practice, 7:30 p.m.
Looking for members to share time and talent on Council.
Save the dates
/ Aug. 28 --Rally Day
/ September -- Discovery Quest Club begins. See Amy Johnson for details.
/ Oct. 1 -- Reverse Raffle. Call 330-338-8713 for tickets. Only a few left.
/ Oct. 23 -- Trunk or Treat from 2 to 4 p.m.
/ November -- Craft Show, date to be announced
/ December -- Cookie Walk
For more information, call 330-633-3718 or visit St. Mark's on Facebook/St. Mark or www.stmark-lutheran.org. St. Mark Lutheran Church is located at 158 North Ave.
Tallmadge United Methodist
Sunday Morning Worship Services: Contemporary service -- 8:45 a.m.; traditional service -- 10:45 a.m. Adult summer Sunday school -- 10 a.m. Nursery available for both services.
Al Anon continues to meet at the church each Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m.
The Dorcus Quilting Circle meets Mondays at 1 p.m. and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. All quilters are welcome.
United Methodist Men meet each Thursday at 8:30 a.m. for morning devotions.
The church is located at 207 N. Munroe Road. For more information, call 330-633-3734.
Weekly services -- Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m. Worship and Kids Church begins at 10:30 a.m. Bible study is offered weekly on Tuesday mornings at 9 a.m. for women; Tuesday evenings at 6:45 p.m. for young adults and families; and Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. general Bible study is offered.
Cut Ups Quilting Ministry -- Every Thursday afternoon the Cut Ups Quilting Ministry meets in the Fellowship Hall and make quilts that are distributed to military personnel stationed around the world. No previous experience is required and all materials and instruction provided.
Thursday Night Group Prayer -- Every Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. in the church sanctuary.
Queen of Heaven
Weekly Mass schedule: Weekday Masses on Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 8:30 a.m.; also Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Greenview Inn (all are welcome). Weekend Masses on Saturday Vigil at 4:30 p.m., Sunday at 8:15 and 11 a.m.
The 4:30 p.m. Saturday Vigil Masses on the first Saturday of each month, will be preceded at 4 p.m. by the praying of the rosary, exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and the Benediction service.
The rosary will be prayed at the grotto in the Marian Garden at 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays of July and August, or in the church if raining.
A Queen of Heaven Parish & Community Picnic will take place Aug. 13 from 4 to 10 p.m. A Mass will be held in the Church at 4 p.m., followed by a smoked barbecue dinner served from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The dinner will include a quarter chicken, pulled pork, baked beans, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, roll, tea or water. A children's dinner will include one meat, two sides, roll and drink. Cost for adults is $10 and children, $7. Dinner will benefit and be catered by Boy Scout Troop 334. The evening will include games for all ages, a free concert by La Flavour from 7 to 10 p.m. and a car raffle. Car raffle prizes are: First prize -- a new 2016 Chevy Equinox, two second prizes of $500 each and five third prizes of $100 each. Tickets are $20 each or six for $100 and are available at Queen of Heaven's office or at the community picnic. If raining, the event will be held inside the Parish Life Center.
Masses for the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Aug. 15 will take place at 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Queen of Heaven Church is located at 1800 Steese Road in Green. For more information, call 330-896-2345.