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Published: January 29, 2017 12:00 AM

Faith Fellowship Baptist Church

Faith Fellowship Baptist Church has started a new sermon series on Jesus' Sermon on the Mount. For January and February the focus will be on the beatitudes. The beatitudes are the verses in Matthew, chapter 5 that begin with "Blessed are the..." and then goes on to include the poor in spirit, those who mourn, the meek and more. Blessed means fortunate, well off, or happy. However, Jesus is not talking about a superficial blessing; the beatitudes are not a promise of laughter, pleasure or earthy prosperity. Jesus offers a blessing which is independent of outward circumstances. Christ's blessing brings a hope and joy which cannot be taken away by this world because His blessing brings God's favor and grace into our lives.

The service is Sundays at 10:30am and includes hymns, prayer and a sermon. There is no dress code. Everyone is encouraged to dress however they are most comfortable.

Faith Fellowship Baptist Church is located at 4872 Darrow Road in Stow. For more information call the church at 330-650-3744. The Rev. Jill A. Smith is the pastor.

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH IN STOW

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The United Methodist Church in Stow has Sunday worship at 8:30 a.m. (Praise) and 10:45 a.m. (Traditional). Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 a.m.

Kids' Church and nursery care are offered at both services.

The annual Chili Fest, Pie Auction, and Variety Show will take place on Feb. 4 from 5-7 p.m. This is a free event. Sign up on the Message Board in the narthex or call the church for more information.

The Stow UMC Preschool Open House is on Feb. 11 at 10 a.m. in Rooms 201 and 203 of the church. More information is on the web site.

The church is located at 4880 Fishcreek Road in Stow. Contact by phone at 330-673-7752; by email to umcinstow@gmail.com; or visit the website at www.umcstow.org.

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CHURCH OF NEW HOPE

The Church of New Hope invites all to worship and share Christ's love each Sunday morning at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Pastor Jon Soza will bring the message Jan. 29. On Feb. 5, Pastor Joel will speak and communion will be served.

Wednesday night features programs for all ages. Groups meet at the church from 7 to 8:15 p.m.

Under the direction of Children's Pastor, the Rev. Elizabeth Kargbo and her team provide children ages 4 to 11 with a time of Bible teaching on their level, memory verses, crafts, fun, and snacks.

Pastor Dalia Soza is providing interesting and fun times for youth. She and Pastor Soza are eager to meet young people and their friends. Teens, invite someone to come with you and find out what this group is about. The group meets in the Student Ministries Room on Wednesday nights. Invite someone to come with you and find out what this group is about.

Adults meet in the sanctuary for Bible study. Beginning January 4, Dr. David Sloan will take the group through the Book of Ephesians. Invite a friend and join in this challenging study

New Hope Learning Center provides quality, loving Christian care for children ages 3-12 years old. There is room for additional children.

Call Kristen at 330-688-9970 for information. If you're looking for quality preschool care for your children, or before- and after-school care, New Hope Learning Center is a safe, secure place for kids ages 3-12.

There is a green recycle bin at the edge of the parking lot just off Route 91 and next to the church sign. Cardboard and bagged shredded paper are also accepted. Proceeds are helping fund a missions trip that's in the planning stage.

The church is at 4415 Darrow Road, Stow. Telephone is 330-688-9999, email office@churchofnewhope.com, or visit www.churchofnewhope.com.

STOW PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Sunday worship service is at 10:15 a.m., with Christian Ed and ABF at 9 a.m.

Student Ministries Seventh- through 12th-grade student ministries meet on Sunday evenings at 6:30 p.m. Email students@stowpres.church for more information.

Crossroads -- the post-high school group meets the first and third Mondays of the month at 7:30 p.m. off site. Email crossroads@stowpres.church for more information.

Resonate, the kids ministry (K-6th grade) meets Sundays during the 10:15 a.m. worship and for special events. Email kids@stowpres.church for more information.

Stow Presbyterian Church, 4150 Fishcreek Road, can be reached at 330-688-6935, email info@stowpres.church or online at www.stowpres.church.

HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH

Bible Study - The Holy Gospel According to John, Monday Nights Jan. 23, 30 and Feb. 6, 13 at 7 p.m. in the Lower Church Hall.

For more information on these and other events, visit www.holyfamilystow.org or call 330-688-6411.

RESURRECTION LUTHERAN CHURCH

Resurrection Lutheran Church invites the community to participate in a new adult study on the book of Romans during the study hour, 9 a.m. on Sundays with worship following at 10. Children's Sunday School is at 9 as well.

Resurrection Lutheran Church is located at 1981 Graham Road with parking off Dirker Boulevard. Call the pastor at 330-689-1045 for more information.

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF STOW

Worship services are at 8:30 a.m. in the Chapel and 10:45 a.m. in the Sanctuary.

Both services include hymns, contemporary songs, scripture, sermon, prayer, and communion.

The 10:45 service also includes a Children's Message.

Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m.

First Christian Church of Stow is at 3493 Darrow Road, Stow. The church can be reached at 330-688-4450, and online at www.firstchristianstow.org and on Facebook www.facebook.com/fccstow and Twitter @FCCStow. The Rev. Jonathan Rumburg is the church pastor.

COMMUNITY UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

Stow Community United Church Of Christ is at 1567 Pilgrim Drive in Stow. The church is one block from Graham Road behind the Briarwood Nursing Home. Contact the church at 330-688-8927 or online at http://www.stowcommchurch.org/.

Sunday Worship with Pastor Jim Case begins at 10:30 a.m. Children's Sunday School is at 10:30 a.m. and Adult Bible Study at 9 a.m. Nursery care is provided for children through age 4.

Wednesday Morning Prayer with the Pastor -- Meet with Pastor Case on Wednesday mornings at 9 a.m. for prayer in the sanctuary, followed by fellowship and coffee.

Adult Bible Study (9 a.m. in the parlor) and Children's Sunday School (during worship) meet September - May on Sunday mornings.

The Darrow Street Grange meets at the church on the second Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m.

Cub Scout Pack 3169 meets at the church on Tuesdays at 7 p.m., September through May.

The Daughters Of The Revolution, Joshua Stow Chapter, meets at the church on the second Saturday of the month at 9 a.m., September through May.

ST. STEPHEN LUTHERAN CHURCH

Sunday morning services are at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday School, for all school-age children, is from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Adult Learning Programs: Men in Mission Bible Study each Saturday from 8-9:30 a.m.; Women's Bible Study each Thursday from 10-11:30 a.m.;Crossways Bible Study - each Thursday from 7-9 p.m.

The J.O.Y. (Just Older Youth) Group meets for breakfast on the second Monday of each month at 9 a.m. at the Stow Caf.Join the group for a movie and lunch on Tuesday, Jan. 31. Sign up on the blue bulletin board at church.

The third Sunday of each month has been designated as Bridge Sunday. Plan to meet and pack Bridge Bags after the 11 a.m. service.

Men's night out is on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at Brubaker's Pub, 4141 Bridgewater Pkwy in Stow. Guests are welcome.

The Book Club meets each Sunday through March 26 from 4-5:30 p.m. The group is reading "Miracles from Heaven: A Little Girl, Her Journey to Heaven and Her Amazing Story of Healing."

The church is located at 3725 Kent Road, Stow. For more information contact the office at 330-688-7213 or office.ststephenstow@gmail.com.

TWIN FALLS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Sunday worship service at 10:45 a.m. There also is a "Kid's Own Worship" each Sunday at 10:45 a.m. for children in kindergarten through fifth grade.

The church has a green recycle bin in the parking lot for paper and cardboard.

Twin Falls is on Facebook. The church is at 60 N. River Road in Munroe Falls. Call 330-688-5676 or visit www.twinfallsumc.com.

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH IN CUYAHOGA FALLS

Worship services at First United Methodist Church, 245 Portage Trail, Cuyahoga Falls, are on Sundays at 8:30 and 11 a.m.

The church has many Sunday School classes for all ages which meet from 9:4 to 10:45 a.m.

There is child care available for infants through preschoolers all morning and there is a Children's Worship service for those in Kindergarten through fifth grade during the 11 a.m. service.

The February meeting of Going Strong, a group of active retirees, will showcase James Marron, a classical guitarist and composer. It will take place on Feb. 9 at 1 p.m. Marron will present "A History of the Guitar," featuring music from the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary periods. He is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music in New York and is currently on the faculty at the University of Akron.

All youth in grades 7-12 are invited to participate in an overnight event Feb. 19-20. Come hang with friends for a night of fellowship, food, and fun. Bring a drink and a sweet snack to share, money if you want extra snacks for the adventure, and overnight stuff. The schedule will be: 2 p.m. - Epworth Choir; 4:30 p.m. - Epworth Youth Girls/Guys Night Out plus stay overnight. Pick up will be 10 a.m. on Feb. 20. Call the church to register.

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF TALLMADGE

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 Jan. 29 and Feb. 12 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.

Treehouse Preschool Registration--Treehouse will host an open house and registration evening for all new families interested in preschool Feb. 2.

Open house and registration for all new families begins at 6 to 7 p.m. To register, parents must take a copy of their child's birth certificate and a $50 registration fee, cash or checks accepted.

Classes for 3- through 5-year-olds, as well as a Me and My parent class for 2 ° years olds (with a parent or grandparent) and an additional enrichment day for the oldest preschoolers are available.

Parents may register siblings of Treehouse Preschool graduates Feb. 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

16 for Success--All parents of preschool-aged children are invited to an informational meeting about 16 skills for a good transition to kindergarten. Tallmadge Librarian Julia Euclide will present the program and share the skills shared by Summit Educational Initiative and First Things First. To register, email treehousepreschool@sbcglobal.net or comment on the Treehouse Preschool Facebook page.

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.

CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY CHURCH

Sunday morning worship celebrations begin at 10 a.m. The Cornerstone Cafe is open from 9:30 to 9:50 a.m. and immediately after the service with refreshments provided "on the house."

The church is at 5344 Fishcreek Road. Call 330-686-0722 with any questions or for further information.

VICTORY LIFE CHURCH

Sunday worship is 10:30 a.m. to noon. Sunday class is 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.

For events current and upcoming, visit the web site, www.vlchurch.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/victorylifechurch.stow. Sermons are available on the website under "Media" for listening or download.

Matthew Skifstad is the pastor.

Victory Life Church is at 3833 Hudson Drive, Stow. Call 330-929-6555 for details.

CRESTVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH

Sunday mornings begin with worship at 8:45 a.m. Bible Study is at 10:15 a.m. followed by worship at 11:30 a.m.

Childcare is provided for babies through 3 years during worship and Children's Church for 4 years through sixth grade takes place during the 11:30 a.m. worship service.

Crestview Baptist Church, 3943 Fishcreek Road in Stow, can be reached at 330-673-0405 or visit www.CrestviewStow.org and be a VIP guest at 11 a.m. worship on Sunday.

GRACE BIBLE CHURCH

Grace Bible Church meets at 2474 Graham Road, just east of Charring Cross, in Stow. The Sunday morning service starts at 10 a.m. and finishes at 11:15 with a greeting and fellowship time after the service.

The Men's Bible Study meets Saturday mornings at 8 a.m. at the church building.

The group is studying the book of Ephesians together using a guide published by John MacArthur. There will be teaching, discussion, bagels and coffee.

Pastor Jim Brown is teaching through the book of Luke in the morning worship service.

The focus is to expound God's Word verse by verse to learn what God has revealed about Himself and about one's relationship to Him.

The main attraction at GBC is Jesus in God's Word.

STOW ALLIANCE FELLOWSHIP

Sunday worship opportunities are available at 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday school programs for all ages and nursery care are available during both services. On Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. Stow Alliance Fellowship offers activities for the whole family as well: Adult Prayer Ministry, Worship Choir, Women's Bible Study, Men's Bible Study (5 p.m.), Jr. High Youth Group, Sr. High Youth Group and Awana.

Stow Alliance Fellowship, 4460 Stow Road in Stow, can be reached at 330-688-7433 or www.StowAlliance.org.

FISHCREEK CHURCH OF NAZARENE

Sunday worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Children's Church takes place during Sunday morning worship.

Nursery care is available during class and worship times. The Fishcreek Church of the Nazarene is at 4469 Fishcreek Road, Stow. It can be reached at 330-673-8538.


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