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Faith & Religion for Sept. 4, 2016

Published: September 4, 2016 12:00 AM

First Baptist

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.

First Congregational

First Congregational Church of Tallmadge, a Stephen Ministry congregation, has the following Sunday worship schedule: Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Children's One Room school house for those ages 3 through second grade, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; nursery open for all children under the age of 3.

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Fall Programming -- Beginning Sept. 11, First Congregational Church will have the following weekly schedule: Sunday morning: Worship Service 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School Hour, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Sunday afternoon will be High School Fellowship and Thursday evenings will be Middle School Fellowship.

Youth scheduled activities vary according to activities, so contact the office to confirm times.

"The Art of Living: A Conversation on Healthy Transitions" program, will be hosted by the Elder's Fellowship of the First Congregational Church of Tallmadge, UCC on Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the church. The program will feature Emily Dorland, ADC/MC, CDP, program service coordinator for Arden Courts. Dorland specializes in a family's healthy transition through the changes that occur through time. Following Dorland's presentation a panel discussion will be held featuring members of the Elder's Fellowship and several family members (adult children.) Resource tables will provide information on services available through private and public venues. Refreshments will be provided.

The Elder's Fellowship started several years ago as a special ministry serving the needs of the congregation and wider community. Dr. John Schluep, senior pastor explained, "Our society is pretty much segregated by age. We group young children together at school, and in athletics, the segregation continues across the life span. We divide along the era of birth: The Greatest Generation. Baby Boomers. Generation X. Millennials, etc. We treat aging as a problem to be solved rather than a time of celebration and appreciation." He continued, "Elder's Fellowship started as a focus ministry that we need the elder's blessing and wisdom. Our aging church members continue to grow spiritually and their needs change. Our effort with a program like The Art of Living provides the opportunity to begin a conversation between family members expressing their needs, raising awareness, and "normalizing" the aging process. Emily Dorland made a statement, 'Life at this period isn't about role reversal where children become the parent of their parents; rather it is a responsibility reversal. Needs have changed and this is an opportunity to grow as a family.' We are here to serve the family through life."

Warriors' Journey Home Ministry -- Listen, Speak, Heal is scheduled Sept. 11 and 25 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.

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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.

Preschool -- Last chance to register for Treehouse Preschool school. One spot remains in the Me and My Parent (2 ° year old) and one in the 3-year-old afternoon.

First Congregational Church of Tallmadge is located at 85 Heritage Drive. For more information, call 330-633 4931 or email tallmadgefcc@sbcglobal.net 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

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.

Living the Five -- Searching for purpose in following Jesus? Waiting for just the right time to get back into worship? Join the TLC family in a five-week journey to meaning and significance in Christ as they learn about Living the Five -- five key purposes of following Jesus. For those who don't know much about Jesus, this is the perfect time to learn more. Beginning with a kick-off rally at services on Sept. 11, the community is invited to be a part of this spiritual journey.

252 Basics -- Beginning Sept. 11, TLC is offering a new children's ministry education program Sunday mornings for children ages 3 through fifth grade. 252 Basics from Orange is designed to provoke discovery and invite kids into a new understanding of how to grow in relationship with Jesus. Children will hear 150 key Bible stories, focus on four faith skills, and 30 life aps (practical applications of God's Truth).

Third annual TLC Craft Show -- Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


New Direction

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.

St. Mark will host a spaghetti dinner which is open to the community Sept. 16 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children. Proceeds will benefit the St. Mark Sign Fund.

Save the dates

/ September -- Discovery Quest Club begins. See Amy Johnson for details.

/ 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., features a band; traditional service -- 10:45 a.m., includes liturgy, organ, hymns and a choir; Fall Sunday School classes resume at 9:45 a.m.

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.

Rally Day -- Sept. 11. Gods' Champions (children) celebrate the Olympic ideals of perseverance and excellence. Sept. 12 through 16, Pastor Scott Low and another member will cycle with the Pedaling Parsons. This group of pastors and laypersons will ride bikes over large tracks of Western Pennsylvania to raise money for churches to create mentoring/tutoring programs in local schools.

Youth Group kicks off the fall season with a picnic, games, fun and time for the middle school and high school groups to plan their year, 5 to 6:30 p.m. All sixth- through 12th-graders will be welcomed.

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


Tallmadge Nazarene

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.

Tallmadge Nazarene Church is located at 191 S. Munroe Road. Call 330-633-4122 for more information, or visit http://www.tallmadgenazarene.org/ or www.facebook.com/Tallmadgechurchofthenazarene.


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 August, or in the church if raining.

A "33 Days to Morning Glory Group Retreat" will be held with group meetings and reflections about the content of the book, "33 Days to Morning Glory: A Do-It-Yourself Retreat in Preparation for Marian Consecration." The participants are to read several pages of the book each day so they can ponder/reflect on them. Book cost is $3. Group meetings will be held each week and last about an hour and a half. The meetings will consist of a DVD-introduction by the Rev. Michael E. Gaitley, MIC -- a member of the Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception -- small-group sharing, and ending with a 30-minute talk by Gaitley on the key points of each weeks' readings. The group meetings will begin Sept. 1 at 7 p.m. and be held on consecutive Thursdays through Sept. 29. A second group meeting will begin Sept. 6 at 11 a.m. and continue on consecutive Tuesdays through Oct. 4. The final meeting for both groups will be Oct. 7, the feast of "Our Lady of the Rosary," and consist of Mass at 7 p.m. including participants' consecration to Jesus through the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Labor Day Mass -- Sept. 5 at 9 a.m. in the pavilion, or inside the Church if raining. A donut social will follow.

Queen of Heaven Church is located at 1800 Steese Road in Green. For more information, call 330-896-2345.

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