Pet blessing at Unity Chapel of Light

 Unity Chapel of Light, 503 Northwest Ave., will host a pet blessing ceremony on the patio of its fellowship hall (located at the back, left side, of the church), Nov. 17 from 2 to 3 p.m.

In case of inclement weather, the service will take place inside the fellowship hall. All species of animals -- and animals of all faiths -- are welcome, including dogs (pet dogs, K-9 police dogs, seeing eye and pilot dogs), cats and all other types of domestic pets. All animals must be on leashes or in carriers or cages. All animals will receive a pet blessing certificate as a keepsake.

For precious pets no longer in physical form or those who cannot come to the service, "absentee blessings" will be offered. All animals will be blessed and their names read at the service.

Call the church office at 330-928-2108 for absentee forms. The pet blessing service will be conducted by the Rev. Susan Wilk and the Rev. Holly Rowley. Visitors and observers (with or without animals) are welcome to attend.

For more information about Unity Chapel of Light, visit or contact the church office at 330-928-2108, or via email at

Our Lady of Victory

 Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, 73 North Ave., offers high school and middle school fellowships, Bible studies and Knights of Columbus. High school students requiring more information may call 330-633-1689.

 Preschool opening -- The 4-year-old preschool class still has a few openings. Call 330-633-3672 for more information.

St. Mark Lutheran

This week:

* Nov. 11 -- Services at 8:15 and 10:30 a.m.; speaker from the Sikh Temple in Richfield, 9:15 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall; Veterans Day celebration, luncheon in the Fellowship Hall, 11:45 a.m.

* Nov. 12 -- St. Bernard Lunch Program, 1 p.m.; knitting/Crocheting for Charity, 7 p.m., The Danbury, Third Floor, 1695 Queens Gate Circle, Cuyahoga Falls. Call Diane for information at 330-686-1086.

* Nov. 13 -- Out to Lunch Bunch, 1 p.m., Otania Steak House, 1654 Merriman Road, Akron. Call Martha at 330-644-7369 for reservations; Angels in the Kitchen, 7 p.m.

* Nov. 14 -- Choir practice, 7:30 p.m.

* Nov. 17 -- Call Walt at 330-633-9232 for practice information for the St. Mark Southern Gospel Quartette.

St. Mark Lutheran Church is located at 158 North Ave. For more information, call 330-633-3718, visit or find the church on Facebook.

Ruth's Closet is open

 Ruth's Closet will open for people in need Nov. 17; and Dec. 1 and 15 at Northwest Avenue Church of Christ, 737 Northwest Ave.

The church is seeking volunteers to help man Ruth's Closet the days it will be open to the public. The Closet is in need of baby and children's clothing.

Those interested in lending a hand or making a donation may contact Mary Ann Hayden at

Tallmadge United Methodist

 Tallmadge United Methodist Church, 207 N. Munroe Road:

* Nov. 11 -- UMM Fellowship Breakfast, 7:30 a.m.; contemporary service and Junior Church, 8:45 a.m.; Sunday School for all ages 9:45 a.m.; traditional service, 10:45 a.m.; Junior High UMYF, 4 p.m.; Senior High UMYF, 5:30 p.m.

* Nov. 13 -- UMW's World Thanks Offering at Rebekah Circle Meeting, 12:30 p.m.; Bible study, 7 p.m.; Bell Choir Practice, 7 p.m.

* Nov. 14 -- Choir practice, 7 p.m.

* Nov. 15 -- Men's devotions and work group, 8:30 a.m.

For more information about any event, call the church office at 330-633-3734.

First Congregational

 All are welcome to join Sunday activities at First Congregational Church of Tallmadge. Worship is at 8:30 a.m. (sanctuary service with a spiritual emphasis featuring piano accompaniment and 10 a.m. (traditional sanctuary service with pipe organ and choirs; children's choir practice and children's worship); 9 a.m. (children, youth and adult education). Nursery care is available from 9 to 11 a.m. Sundays.

The church offers nursery care for children younger than 3 during worship as well as craft time for children in second grade and younger during the second half of worship.

 Warriors' Journey Home Ministry -- Listen, Speak, Heal is scheduled monthly 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

First Congregational Church of Tallmadge is located at 85 Heritage Drive. For more information, call 330-633 4931 or visit

Queen of Heaven

 The Queen of Heaven Mass schedule: Weekends: Saturday vigil 4:30 p.m.; Sunday, 8:15 a.m., 11 a.m., 5 p.m.; weekdays 8:30 a.m.

 Annual Solemn Eucharist Devotions have been planned for Nov. 18 through 20. Adoration will begin after the 11 a.m. Mass and continues until a vesper service (evening prayer) with benediction Nov. 20 from 5:30 to 6 p.m. The Rev. Monsignor Richard C. Antall, pastor of Holy Name Parish, Cleveland, will be the speaker at the closing service. A free pasta dinner will follow for all attendees.

Antall served 20 of the last 25 years in El Salvador at Immaculate Conception Parish in La Libertad and in four rural parishes. He returned to Cleveland last year.

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

Grace Baptist Church

 Grace Baptist Church, 5915 Rhodes Road, Kent. Sunday services include worship at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school for children, youth and young adults and an adult Bible fellowship class; worship at 11 a.m. with children's church and another adult Bible fellowship class option.

Abundant Living 55+
to meet

 Abundant Living 55+ will meet at 10 a.m. Nov. 16 at The Chapel's Green Campus, located at 1800 Raber Road in Uniontown for fellowship and lunch in the atrium.

Pastor Kevin Seager will speak and music will be provided by Gate City Four Quartet.

Senior adults 55 and older are welcome to attend. Call 330-315-5508 for more information.