Stow Community

United Church of Christ

Sunday worship with Pastor Jim Case begins at 10:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided for children through age 4. Children's Sunday School takes place during worship. Adult Bible Study meets at 9 a.m. on Sunday morning in the parlor.

Meet with Pastor Caseon Wednesday mornings at 9 a.m.for prayer in the sanctuary, followed by fellowship and coffee.

Women's Bible Study meets Tuesday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. The group is currently studying Gideon from the Book of Judges. The class is open to women from all area churches.

Because of Good Friday, in April only, the Spaghetti Dinner will be on the fourth Friday, April 25, from 4 to 7 p.m.

The Annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place April 12 promptly at 11 a.m. for children from toddlers through age 12.

The Stow Community Farmers Market is currently seeking vendors. Contact the church at 330-688-8927 or stowucc@yahoo.com for more information.

Cub Scout Pack 3169 meets on Tuesdays at 7 p.m.

The Daughters of the Revolution, Joshua Stow Chapter, meets on the second Saturday of the month at 9 a.m.

The church is located on Pilgrim Drive in Stow, one block from Graham Road behind the Briarwood Nursing Home. Contact the church at 330-688-8927 or online at www.stowcommchurch.org.

Faith Fellowship Baptist

Bible Study is on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. and is followed by the worship service at 10:30 a.m. Visitors are welcome.

The church will host a Chicken & Biscuits Dinner on March 29 from 4 to 7 p.m. Dinner will include a salad bar, chicken and biscuits, vegetable, dessert and drink for $7.

Faith Fellowship Baptist Church is located at 4872 Darrow Road in Stow. Call 330-650-3744 for more information. The Rev. Jill A. Smith is the pastor.

Church of New Hope

Church of New Hope invites all to worship and share Christ's love each Sunday morning at 10 a.m.

The Church of New Hope announces the Rev. Dr. Joel Soza will be formally installed as the lead pastor during the 10 a.m. worship service on March 30.

The Rev. Jim Palmer from the Ohio Minstry Network Office will officiate the service.

Rev. Soza is an ordained Assemblies of God minister. He has served as chaplain in the U.S. Navy and pastored two other churches in Ohio.

He also serves as a professor of Old Testament studies at Malone University. He is the author of "Food and God: A Theological Approach to Eating, Diet and Weight Control." He has contributed commentary notes for the Wesley Study Bible and is published in the Ashland Theological Journal and Dictionaries for Inter-Varsity Press.

He and his wife, Dalia, have been married for 24 years and have a son, Joseph, 20, and a daughter, Shari, 13.

Following the installation service, there will be a fellowship luncheon in the church gymnasium.

There is something for everyone on Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Church of New Hope. Adults can join in the Adult Bible class studying the New Testament with Professor David Sloan while youth can meet with Jeremiah Isley to grow spiritually and personally. Children who are sixth grade and younger will participate in AWANA with Elizabeth Kargbo and her group of volunteers.

The church is located at 4415 Darrow Road, Stow. The church can be reached at 330-688-9999 or visit www.churchofnewhope.com.

St. Stephen

Lutheran Church

Sunday morning services are at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday School, for all school-age children, is from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Adult Bible studies are on Sundays from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.

The mid-week services theme during Lent will be "Overheard Conversations by the Cross." Conversations will be at 7 p.m.

The congregation will be collecting items for Baskets of Promise during the Lenten season. Personal care kits will be sent to the most disaster prone countries in the world. All kits are to be collected Palm Sunday. The goal is 200 kits to be sent to Lutheran World Relief.

2015 ELCA Youth Gathering information meeting is on April 6 at noon. All youth grade 8-11 and their parents are encouraged to attend.

Senior High Youth Group meets every Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Leadership Training classes will be on the third Tuesday of every month. This class is for anyone who may find themselves in a leadership position. It might be corporate, team sports, a non-profit, a club, etc.

Morning women's Bible study is on Thursdays at 10 a.m.

Monthly (evening) adult group studies meet the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. The men's group is studying the John Eldredge DVD series "Wild at Heart." The women's group is studying Jennifer Rothschild's "Me, Myself and Lies."

J.O.Y. Group meets for breakfast at 9 a.m. on the second Monday of each month at the Stow Caf. Come on by for food and fellowship.

The church is located at 3725 Kent Road, Stow. The Rev. Arthur Cubbon is pastor. Call the office at 330-688-7213 or contact churchoffice@ststephen-stow.com.

Holy Family Catholic Church

Teens are invited to enrich their knowledge and understanding of the Catholic faith by traveling around the world with Fr. Robert Barron on a pilgrimage from 11 a.m. to noon in Room 3 of the lower church hall (LCH) on March 30. Contact byrne@holyfamilystow.org for more information.

During this Lenten season, an additional weekly Mass will be offered every Thursday at 7 p.m. through April 17.

The Stow-Hudson Knights of Columbus will serve Fish Fry Dinners every Friday during Lent from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the LCH through April 11. Dinner cost is $8 for adults, $4 for kids 12 and under. Dinner includes entre, two sides, roll with butter, coffee or punch. Additional sides are $1-$2. Entre choices include baked tilapia, fried beer-battered cod, jumbo shrimp, macaroni and cheese, or cheese pizza.

Stations of the Cross will take place every Friday during Lent at 7 p.m. in the church through April 11.

A 5 p.m. Mass will be offered April 13. It will feature contemporary praise and worship music. Although an outreach to the youth, all are welcome to attend.

Holy Family Catholic Church is located at 3179 Kent Road, Stow. For more information, call 330-688-6411 or visit the website www.holyfamilystow.org.

Resurrection

Evangelical Lutheran

Worship is at 10 a.m. on Sunday mornings and adult and children's Sunday School meet at 9 a.m. A fellowship time follows the worship service.

The church will have Lenten services on Wednesdays at 7 p.m., along with a soup supper beginning at 6:15 p.m. All are welcome.

A Lenten Study called "Transformation" by Rick Warren will be offered on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. with a light meal and on Sundays at 9 a.m. The Sunday study will be for all ages. In the series, which will also be covered in the sermons, attendees learn how God wants to transform spiritual, mental, physical, vocational, financial and relational lives to bring health and wholeness.

The church is offering a support and recovery group called "Celebrate Recovery" on Mondays at 6:45 p.m. For info call the pastor at 330-689-1045.

The church is located at 1981 Graham Road, Stow. The parking lot is off Community Center Boulevard. Contact the church at 330-689-1045 or check it out on Facebook by typing "Resurrection" into the Facebook search.

United Methodist Church in Stow

The United Methodist Church in Stow has Sunday worship times at 8:30 a.m. (contemporary) and 10:45 a.m. (traditional). Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 a.m. Kids' Church is during both services.

The Lenten Study continues on Sunday nights at 6 p.m. in Fellowship Hall with a different soup/bread pertaining to the Bible passage from the book, "Bread and Broth."

The church is located at 4880 Fishcreek Road and can be reached at 330-673-7752 or by email at umcinstow@gmail.com or visit its website, www.stowumc.org.

Twin Falls United Methodist Church

Sunday School for all ages is at 9:30 a.m., followed by 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 first Flea Market of the year will be May 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. If interested in becoming a vendor, call Debbie at 330-283-6893 or the church at 330-688-5676.

Twin Falls is now on Facebook. Check it out to receive updates on events, information on services, and inspirational Bible verses every day. The church is located at 60 N. River Road in Munroe Falls. Call 330-688-5676 or visit the website at www.twinfallsumc.com.

Stow Presbyterian Church

Sunday worship times are 8:15 and 10:45 a.m.

Adult Bible fellowship meet at 9:30 a.m. as well as Sunday school for children and teens.

The Lenten sermon series, "What Does the Lord Require of You? The Necessities of Faith Challenge" will challenge the listeners to understand and engage in following the biblical requirements of faith. A challenge will be offered each week to give persons the opportunities to live out their God-given potential to make an impact in their homes, workplaces, community and world.

Stow Presbyterian Church is located at 4150 Fishcreek Road and can be reached at 330-688-6935 or online at www.stowpres.org.

First Christian Church of Stow

Sundays mornings include worship in the chapel at 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School for all ages at 9:30 a.m.; and worship in the sanctuary at 10:45 a.m. Child care for infants through Pre-K is provided during Sunday School and the 10:45 a.m. worship service. Kindergarten through fifth-graders begin 10:45 a.m. worship in the sanctuary before attending their own "Junior Church."

First Christian Church of Stow is located at 3493 Darrow Road, Stow. The church can be reached at 330-688-4450, online at www.firstchristianstow.org, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fccstow. There is also an info-line, 330-688-1773, where monthly devotions are available. The Rev. Jonathan Rumburg is the church pastor.

Rejoice! Lutheran Church

On Wednesdays through April 9 at 7 p.m., Rejoice! will host a Taiz-style, mid-week,worship service.

What is "Taiz worship? It focuses on prayer, meditation, repetitive song and periods of silence during a worship service. The service will include Holy Communion and will last about 30 minutes.

Rejoice! Lutheran Church is located at 7855 Stow Road (just north of Middleton), Hudson. For more information, visit www.rejoicelc.org.