St. Mark Lutheran

St. Mark Lutheran Church, 158 North Ave., offers the following activities:

Jan. 13 -- Services with Communion at 8:15 and 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday

School at 9:15 a.m. will focus on determining a vision for the near future; a Stone Soup Luncheon will be served at 11:30 a.m. To make the "one-of-a-kind" soup, congregants are encouraged to take edible soup-type ingredients to the church. The soup will be simmering all morning. Side dishes will also be gratefully accepted.

Jan. 14 -- Knitting/Crocheting for Charity, 7 p.m.

Jan. 15 -- WELCA, 1 p.m.; evening Bible study.

Jan. 16 -- Choir practice, 7:30 p.m.

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

Tallmadge United Methodist

Tallmadge United Methodist Church will host a blood drive Jan. 15 from 1 to 6 p.m.

Jan. 13 -- United Methodist Men's Breakfast, 7:30 a.m.; contemporary service, 8:45 a.m.; Sunday School for all ages, 9:45 a.m.; traditional service, 10:45 a.m.; Kid's Club, 4 p.m.; Junior High UMYF, 4 p.m.; Senior High UMYF, 5:30 p.m.

Jan. 15 -- Blood drive, 1 to 6 p.m.; Bible study, 7 p.m.

Jan. 16 -- Choir practice, 7 p.m.

Jan. 17 -- Men's Devotions and work group, 8:30 a.m.

Jan. 20 -- UMYF spaghetti dinner

Jan. 21 -- MLK Jr. Day -- office closed.

Tallmadge United Methodist Church is located at 207 N. Munroe Road. For more information, call the church office at 330-633-3734.

First Congregational

All are welcome to join Sunday activities at First Congregational Church of Tallmadge.

Worship -- 8:30 and 10 a.m.; Sunday school for all ages, 9 a.m.; children and youth choirs, 10 a.m.; children's worship, 10:30 a.m.

High School Fellowship also meets on Sunday's, but the schedule varies. Middle School Fellowship and Handbells meet during the week.

Contact the office for more information at

Warriors' Journey Home Ministry -- Listen, Speak, Heal is scheduled to meet Jan. 20 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

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.

Call 330-633-3672 for more information.

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. Jan. 18 at The Chapel's Green Campus, located at 1800 Raber Road in Uniontown for Christian fellowship and lunch in the atrium.

Pastor Kevin Seager will speak and music will be provided by The Chapel's Worship Department.

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

Apostolic Church

to host free pancake breakfast

The Apostolic Church of Akron, 2545 Newton St., Akron, will host a free Pancake Breakfast from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Jan. 19. All are welcome.

For more information, call 330-289-6800.

Maranatha Bible Church Women's Ministry presents program

New Beginnings: When God Turns the Page will be presented by the Women's Ministry of Maranatha Bible Church Jan. 20 from 6 to 7:15 p.m. at Maranatha Bible Church,1424 Killian Road, Akron.

Sue Wells-Langford-Whitman and Kim Bates-Ahlstrom will speak.

Wells-Langford-Whitman has many titles: divorcee, widow, brain surgery survivor, newlywed, mom, step-mom, grandmother and teacher (she has been teaching at Tallmadge High School for 30 years).

Bates-Ahlstrom has been taking baby steps of faith on her journey as a wife and mother of three children, two at home with her and one in heaven.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 330-645-2681 or visit