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Faith & Religion for Oct. 16, 2016

Published: October 16, 2016 12:00 AM

First Congregational

First Congregational Church of Tallmadge, a Stephen Ministry congregation, has the following Sunday worship schedule: Worship, 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.

Warriors' Journey Home Ministry -- Listen, Speak, Heal is scheduled Oct. 23 and Nov. 6 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 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.

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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 11 a.m.

Regular Weekday Services: Mass: 8:30 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; no Mass Friday.

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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.

Genius of Generosity -- Generosity, a life overflowing with care and concern for others, is a brilliant way to live. Both practically and spiritually, it's one of the smartest, most intellectually sound and emotionally satisfying decisions one will ever make for their life now and forever. Beginning Oct. 30, Tallmadge Lutheran Church invites the community be a part of an exciting journey to generous living -- discovering the Genius of Generosity through worship and weekly devotional readings, as well as through small group study.

252 Basics -- Parents looking for an opportunity for their children to learn about Jesus in a fun and interactive way may be interested in a new children's ministry education program offered on Sunday mornings for children ages 3 through fifth grade -- 252 Basics from Orange. This children's teaching time is designed to provoke discovery and invite kids into a new understanding of how to grow in their 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).

Family Fall Festival °-- Oct. 30 from 1 to 4 p.m. Pastor Andy promises "something for everyone" at this fun event, including food, a pumpkin carving contest and carnival games and prizes. Attendees are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes. For more information, contact Hannah Lang at 330-633-4775, or email hannahlang@tallmadgelutheranchurch.org.

Community Baptist

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 "The Goal of the Church." "Our usual thoughts about the church are, 'What can it do for me?' says Rev. Knox. The biblical goal of the church focuses on what people can do for their brothers and sisters -- to seek unity in essential matters, celebrate diversity among the members, push for maturity in thinking and grow in love towards each other.

Chili Supper/Trunk or Treat -- Community Baptist Church of Tallmadge invites the community to a Chili Supper Oct. 30 at 5 p.m. Reservations are required, and may be made by calling 330-733-8906. A donation of $5 is requested per reservation. The meal includes a bowl of chili, cornbread/crackers/dessert/coffee/punch. Baked goods and other items will also be available for purchase. Truck or Treat will follow at 6:30 p.m. and a free hay ride will be offered, weather permitting. Trunk or Treat will be in force rain or shine.

New Direction

New Direction Community Church welcomes everyone to its weekly worship which begins at 9:45 a.m. each Sunday morning.

Trunk or Treat -- On Oct. 27, New Direction Community Church will again host its Trunk or Treat and Candy Trail event at the church at 226 Southeast Ave. The evening will include snacks, several cars that will be decorated for trick or treating, a wooded candy trail, hayrides and more. The free event begins at 5:30 p.m. and ends at 7.

A Cornhole Tournament has been scheduled for Nov. 13. Registration begins at 9:15 a.m. and the tournament begins at 10. This family-friendly event will be held indoors at the Munroe Elementary School, 230 N. Munroe Road. The tournament is a double elimination and cash prizes will be awarded to the top three teams. Registration is $25 per person until Oct. 31 and $30 per person after Oct. 31. Lunch and snacks will also be available.

For more details about these events, visit the church website at www.NewDirectionCC.com or call Tim at 330-285-7890.

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; Youth and Adult Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.

Discovery Quest Club, Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

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

Oct. 23 -- Trunk or Treat from 2 to 4 p.m. at the church. The event is designed for the kids and the young at heart in the community as a way of offering an alternative to going door-to-door for treats. Children are invited to beg for treats, as well as play games in a safe, fun environment. Cars will be lined up with decorated trunks and safe candy and treats will be handed out to the little beggars. Refreshments available. A prize will be awarded for the best decorated car. Costumes are encouraged.

Nov. 19 -- Holiday Bazaar. St. Mark is hosting its second annual Holiday Bazaar Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church.

Gifts, wreaths, baskets, baked goods, crafts and much more will be available for purchase. Proceeds to benefit the St. Mark Sign Fund.

For more information please visit www.stmark-lutheran.org. Sign up today by calling 330-633-3718.

December -- Cookie Walk to be announced.

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.

Fourth annual Trunk or Treat Halloween Party -- Oct. 23. Food, fun and activities all are welcome. Take the kids for Halloween fun, decorated car trunks and hotdogs. The event is free, but donations to UNICEF would be appreciated. UNICEF is a mission for all children everywhere.

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 and Southeast Church of the Nazarene will host a Trunk or Treat event Oct. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tallmadge Nazarene, 191 S. Munroe Road.

The event will feature open car trunks filled with candy, free hot dogs, popcorn and hot chocolate and chances to win prizes.

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.

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

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