Crestview

Baptist Church

Youth activities -- Adult Bible study, youth group and TeamKid, for young children, take place Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

Sunday School for all ages takes place at 9:45 a.m., with worship at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Crestview Baptist Church, 3943 Fishcreek Road in Stow, can be reached at 330-673-0405.

First Christian

Church of Stow

Handbell ensembles -- The church offers handbell ensembles from beginner through advanced (sixth-graders through adults of any age); singing with hands by using American Sign Language, no experience necessary (third-graders to adults); choirs for kindergartners to second-graders, third- to sixth-graders, seventh- to 12th-graders and adult; and worship band and orchestra.

* First Christian Church of Stow's Sunday services include worship in the chapel at 8:30 a.m., Christian Education classes for all ages from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and worship in the sanctuary at 10:45 a.m.

Nursery care is provided during all services.

Kindergartners through fifth-graders begin worship in the sanctuary and then attend their own "Junior Church" after the Children's Sermon time.

Communion is shared each week during both worship services.

First Christian Church of Stow, 3493 Darrow Road, can be reached at 330-688-4450 or online at www.FirstChristianStow.org.

Fishcreek Nazarene Worship Center

School of the Bible -- Fishcreek School of the Bible for all ages takes place every Sunday at 6 p.m. There is a class for everyone.

* Water Works Park vacation Bible school will take place at the church June 25 to 29.

The park opens at 5:45 p.m., attractions start at 6 p.m. and the park closes at 8:30 p.m.

Three-year-olds through sixth-graders are invited to participate.

Call the church at 330-673-8538 to pre-register. All children who are pre-registered will earn a special prize from their Aqua Patrol Leader.

* Visit the church Wednesdays for dinner from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Donations will be accepted.

At 6:30, the church will host a time of worship, devotions and prayer.

Fishcreek Nazarene Worship Center, 4669 Fishcreek Road in Stow, can be reached at 330-673-8538.

Grace Bible Church

Service times -- Grace Bible Church meets for worship Sundays from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

The church provides nursery care in which 2- through 5-year-olds enjoy a Sunday School lesson.

The church also provides a Sunday School class for elementary-age children half-way through the service.

* The church's youth, seventh- to 12th-graders, meet each Sunday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for TSNT (That Sunday Night Thing). New visitors are welcome to attend.

Grace Bible Church, 2474 Graham Road in Stow, can be reached at 330-686-2729.

Mission Baptist Temple

Bible study -- Mission Baptist Temple hosts a Bible study on the Book of Acts Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

Mission Baptist Temple, 4163 Kent Road in Stow, can be reached at 330-688-0901.

St. Stephen

Lutheran Church

Vacation Bible school -- St. Stephen invites area youth to go on a "mission for God" with its SonForce vacation Bible school June 25 to 29.

The hours are 9 a.m. until noon.

Children 4-years-old through those in the fifth-grade are encouraged to participate.

St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 3725 Kent Road in Stow, can be reached at 330-688-7213.

Stow Community

United Church of Christ

Worship times -- Sunday worship starts at 10 a.m. Nursery care is available for children 4 and under.

* Vacation Bible school is scheduled for Aug. 6 through 10 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The theme is "Take the plunge. Make a splash with Jesus," and the school is for children ages 4 to 11.

Call the church at 330-688-8927 for more information.

Stow Community United Church of Christ, 1567 Pilgrim Drive in Stow, can be reached at 330-688-8927 or online at www.stowcommchurch.org.

Stow

Presbyterian Church

Service times -- Sunday service times are as follows: contemporary at 8:15 a.m.; traditional at 9:30 a.m.; and blended at 10:45 a.m. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. for children and teens. Adult Bible fellowships are at 8:15 and 9:30 a.m.

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

United Methodist Church in Stow

Service times -- The United Methodist Church in Stow has Sunday services at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome to attend. Nursery care is available.

* The Rev. Jack Yeager is retiring after 40 years of service in the ministry. His last service will take place June 24 at 9:30 a.m.

The Rev. C. Scott Hayward will be the new pastor starting July 1. He has been a pastor at Ebeneezer United Methodist Church in Tiffin.

United Methodist Church in Stow, 4880 Fishcreek Road, can be reached at 330-673-7752.

Victory Life Church

Free concert -- On June 28, a free concert presentation by India Children's Choir with Bibles For The World will begin at 7 p.m. at the church.

* Victory Life Church's Sunday morning classes begin at 9:15 a.m., with worship and a message from God's Word following at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday evening classes begin at 7 p.m. for adults and youth, with classes and activities for children.

Nursery care is available both days.

* The youth group "Delirious" meets Wednesday nights in the South Sanctuary for worship, fellowship and a relevant message.

* The FM Young Adult Ministry meets Thursdays at 8 p.m. in the south sanctuary for worship and a talk from God's Word.

Victory Life Church, 3833 Hudson Drive in Stow, can be reached at 330-929-6555 or on the Internet at www.vlchurch.com.

Bailey Road

Christian Church

Vacation Bible school -- A trip to Avalanche Ranch for vacation Bible school is planned for July 15 to 19. Plan to have all children join the group for music, videos, games, crafts and snacks.

Bailey Road Christian Church, 3200 W. Bailey Road in Cuyahoga Falls, can be reached at 330-929-2527.

The Church

in Silver Lake

Vacation Bible school -- The Church in Silver Lake will host vacation Bible school July 9 to 13 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

The theme this year is an ocean of adventure and the scriptures based on the writings of Matthew.

For a registration from, visit www.churchinsilverlake.org.

The Church in Silver Lake, 2951 Kent Road in Silver Lake, can be reached at 330-928-2991.

First Congregational Church of Akron

Interfaith women's gathering -- The Women's Interfaith Spiritual Heritage has scheduled its third session for June 24 to discuss "The Faith Club," a book by Ranya Idilby, Susan Oliver and Priscilla Warner.

The group will meet at 1 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Akron. The meeting is free and open to persons of all faiths who want to come together to embrace cultural, racial and intergenerational diversity.

WISH was formed in 2006 as a forum for women to tell their faith stories and to attempt to understand and respect each other's backgrounds. Men and women are welcome.

Donations will be accepted at the door for the Third World Women's Micro-Loan Project, which helps to empower economic development for women.

For more information or to register, call Adele Looney at 330-336-7043 or visit www.neowish.org.

The First Congregational Church of Akron is at 292 E. Market St. in Akron.

Life Church

Services -- Life Church's Adult Sunday School class starts at 9:30 a.m. Worship service begins at 10:45. Nursery and children's classes are available.

Life Church meets in the lower level of the Nye Financial Group building, 7941 Ravenna Road in Hudson. For more information, e-mail lifechurchohio@aol.com.

Pilgrim United

Church of Christ

Services -- Pilgrim United Church of Christ invites the public to worship at the Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. Adult and children's Bible classes are Sundays at 9:30 a.m.

* Any woman interested is invited to come to the friendship circle, which meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.

The church is located at the corner of Broad Boulevard and Second Street in Cuyahoga Falls.

Riverwood

Community Chapel

Community Festival -- Riverwood Community Chapel invites everyone to a Community Festival June 24.

There will be two indoor worship services, at 9 and 10:35 a.m., followed by the outdoor festival throughout the afternoon.

The event will take place on the Riverwood grounds. The fun for kids will include kickball, relays and inflatable games, such as Jupiter Jump and Kiddie Obstacle Course.

There will be Adrenaline Rush and Gladiator Joust for the adults, along with a dunk tank, volleyball and three-on-three basketball tournaments. Lunch will be $3 per person.

Riverwood Community Chapel, 1407 Fairchild Ave. in Kent, can be reached at 330-678-7000 or online at www.riverwoodcommunitychapel.org.

Rock Bottom Vineyard

Weekly worship -- Rock Bottom Vineyard meets for worship every Sunday at 5 p.m. at 4818 State Road, Suite F in Cuyahoga Falls. For more information, call 330-929-4615.