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Published: March 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.

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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.

Do you love to crochet or knit? Or would you like to learn how? A new group is forming called Crocheting/Knitting For A Cause. The group will meet once a month from 8:30-10 a.m. to crochet and knit scarves, hats mittens and afghans for Harvest Home. Any questions, contact the church office.

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."

A Boy Scout Pancake Breakfast is March 26 from 9:30-11 a.m. Plan to eat a delicious breakfast after or before services. Sunday School students will be eating their pancakes during part of class time.

All are invited to join the Choir and/or Bell Choir groups. Choir rehearsals are on Sundays from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. in the music room. Bell Choir rehearsals are on Mondays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the sanctuary.

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

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.

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.

Coffee & Conversation will take place on March 23, at 1 p.m. in the church parlor. Everyone is welcome.

Boy Scout Troop #270 that meets at the church will have a Spaghetti Dinner on April 8, 4-7 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Proceeds go toward supplies for the troop.

Easter Services on April 16 will be at the regular Sunday times of 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Nursery care is available, but there will be no Sunday school or Kids' Church on this day. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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. March is Missions Month at New Hope.

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. Pastor Jon Soza is leading the group in a look at the life of Jesus. 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 FAMILYCATHOLIC CHURCH

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

2017 Lenten Series - Catholicism: The Pivotal Players is a film series that illuminates saints, artists, mystics and scholars who not only shaped the life of the Catholic Church but changed the course of civilization. Each session will be presented twice on Mondays during Lent, led by a Holy Family Parish staff member and will include time for discussion and questions. March 20, 27 and April 3. Times 8:45-10:15 a.m. and 7-8:30 p.m. in Room 1 of the Lower Church Hall. No RSVP is necessary.

The schedule is: March 20 Blessed John Henry Newman; March 27 Saint Catherine of Siena; and April 3 Michelangelo.

Feel free to bring your own snacks or beverages, coffee will be provided Monday mornings only.

The Story of Salvation - Young Adults 8-week Bible study on Thursdays from 7-8 p.m. in the lower church hall through April 6. The group will be studying the "The Story of Salvation" with the hope of learning how we fit into God's plan for the human race. You are welcome to attend any or all of the sessions. For questions call 330-604-0985.

Upcoming VIRTUS Training Dates - Wednesday, March 22, 9 a.m. to noon and Tuesday, April 4, 9 a.m. to noon.

Parish Prayer Line: Those wishing to place an intention are welcome to call330-688-5666.

HOPELUTHERAN CHURCH

Bible teacher Kinney deHamel will speak on the topic "I Love to Tell the Story" at Hope Lutheran Church on March 30 at 7 p.m.The free presentation will include encouraging stories of people finding Jesus and inspiring ways to help the hurting and and seeking people in one's own life. Refreshments will be served.

Kinney DeHamel has been a teacher for nearly 30 years. She became a Christian while trying to prove that the Bible is false. Since then, she has had a heart for the hurting and those who seek truth and meaning for their lives, and has had many experiences teaching prayer, evangelism and spiritual growth in venues as diverse as children's Sunday School and prison ministry.

This program is sponsored by the Women of Hope. Hope Lutheran Church is located at 456 S Chillicothe Road, Aurora.

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.

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.

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.

Classes for all ages are offered on Wednesdays from 7-8:15 p.m., including a new 12-week "Faith & Finances" class for adults.

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 include two services of worship at 8:45 and 11:30 a.m. Bible Study is at 10:15 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 the 11:30 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 CHURCHOF 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.

RESURRECTION LUTHERAN CHURCH

Resurrection Lutheran Church is hosting free soup suppers on Wednesdays during Lent at 6:30 p.m. At 7 will be a study of spiritual gifts. The Sunday study is on the end times and begins at 9 a.m. with worship following at 10.

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.

FAITH FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH

Services are 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.


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