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Published: February 19, 2017 12:00 AM

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.

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.

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Family Bowling Fun is on Feb.19 at 1 p.m. at Twin Star Lanes in Kent. Cost is $5 for two games of bowling and shoe rental. Fellowship will purchase pizzas and pitchers of pop to share for lunch. No sign-upsjust come and enjoy the fun.

Kid's Night In! Parent's Night Out! is scheduled for Feb. 25 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Pre-K thru 4th Grade will enjoy a night of crafts, dinner, snacks, games and a movie while parents enjoy and evening out. Volunteers in fifth grade through high school are needed to help with the event. A sign-up sheet is in the education hallway.

The Shrove Pancake Supper is on Feb. 28 from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. This is St. Stephen's celebration of Mardi Gras. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for kids ages 3-11 and under 3 free. This event is sponsored by the Jubellation Handbell Choir.

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.

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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.

Men's Saturday Morning Bible Study meets at Panera Bread in Stow Saturday mornings from 8 to 9. The group is studying The Gospel of John. Bring a Bible and join the group for coffee, bagels and God's Word.

The Women's Bible Study meets on Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and is listening to Priscilla Shirer's study on "Discerning the Voice of God."

Grace Bible Church is a Bible teaching church grounded in the expository teaching of God's Word and following Jesus Christ for life.

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 10:30 a.m. 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

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.

On Feb. 25, there will be a Women's Spa Retreat in Fellowship Hall that will be based on the Psalms from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch is included for $15. Sign up at the church or call the office for more info.

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.

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. 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. 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 Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Lower Church Hall.

Good Neighbors food collection will be Feb. 19. Needed are boxed potatoes, tomato products, beans, rice, canned fruit, toilet paper and paper towels.

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.

Spaghetti Supper -- Next dinner is March 16 from 4 to 7 p.m. Prices are: $7.50 for adults; children, 12 and under, $3.50.Chef salad and carry-out are available.

The Darrow Street Grange meets at the church on the second Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. OnMarch 11, the Joshua Stow Chapter of the DAR is hosting a Euchre tournament to raise money for Freedom House in Kent.The doors will open at 6 p.m. at the Stow Community Church with play beginning at 6:30. The cost is $20 in advance and interested players can register and pay online athttps://joshuastowdareuchre.eventbrite.com. To pay by check or for additional information, email the chapter at joshuastowDAR@gmail.com.

Pots and Pans Bazaar -- Feb.25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. All proceeds will benefit the kitchen fund. All unsold items at the end of the day will be donated to the Recycle Pots and Pans project and the Hattie Larlham Food Hub in Akron. Last day to drop off items for sale is Feb. 24. Contact church office for more info: 330-688-8927.

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.

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.

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.

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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