First Congregational

First Congregational Church of Tallmadge, a Stephen Ministry congregation, has the following Sunday worship schedule: Worship, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School Hour, 9 a.m.; worship service,10 a.m. Sunday afternoon will be High School Fellowship and Thursday evenings will be Middle School Fellowship. Youth scheduled activities vary according to activities, so contact the office to confirm times.

Warriors' Journey Home Ministry -- Listen, Speak, Heal is scheduled Oct. 9 and 23 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

Spaghetti Dinner -- The community is invited to attend a spaghetti dinner at First Congregational Church Oct. 12 anytime between 4:30 and 7 p.m. The cost is $7 for adults and $6 for children younger than 8. Diners can choose from chicken or meatballs with their spaghetti, plus a salad, bread and desserts are also included in the price.

Alzheimer's Caregivers Support Group -- Community members are invited to attend an Alzheimer's Caregivers Support Group on the last Tuesday of the month at 11 a.m. at the church.

First Congregational Church of Tallmadge is located at 85 Heritage Drive. For more information, call 330-633 4931 or email or visit the church Facebook page at First Congregational Church of Tallmadge, UCC or the website at to view current activities.

Our Lady of Victory

Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church is located at 73 North Ave.

Regular Weekend Mass Schedule: Saturday, 5 p.m.; Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m.

Regular Weekday Services: Mass: 8:30 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; no Mass Friday.

Religious Education Registration questions? Call the PSR office at 330-633-3672.

People interested in learning more about the Catholic faith and the process to become Catholic, or know someone who might be interested, contact the Parish Office.

The OLV Parish School of Religion for children in kindergarten through eighth grade has begun. It meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Tallmadge Middle School, 484 East Ave. For registration information, contact Katie Yockey at the church.

Monthly Grief Support Group meets on the third Friday of each month from 11 a.m. to noon. No registration is required.

Prayer Shawl Ministry -- those who like to knit or crochet and would like to donate their prayer shawls to those who are ill or suffering may join the ministry on the second Wednesday of the month from 1:15 to 2 p.m. at the parish office, as members knit and pray together.

Youth Ministry -- There is a youth group for both the fourth- through eighth-grade that meets on the first and third Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and a high school youth group that meets at various times. For more information, contact Katie Yockey at the parish office.

Knights of Columbus meet the first Monday of the month.

AA -- Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in Room 100.

Confessions -- Saturdays from 9 to 9:30 a.m.

Parish School of Religion -- through April. Every Sunday.

Preschool: Every Sunday, Parish Center, 8:50 to 10 a.m.

Kindergarten through eighth grade: Middle School, 10:30 a.m. to noon

High school freshmen and sophomores: First Sunday, Parish Center,10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and Second Sunday, 6 to 8 p.m.

Confirmation candidates: Third Sunday, Parish Center, 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

20-Somethings young Adult Group -- Meets every other Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, contact the parish center.

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Call 330-633-3637 for more information.

Tallmadge Lutheran

Tallmadge Lutheran Church, 759 East Ave., offers Sunday morning worship services at 8 and 10:30 with a time for Bible study for children, youth and adults at 9:15 a.m.

Living the Five -- Searching for purpose in following Jesus? Waiting for just the right time to get back into worship? Join the TLC family in a five-week journey to meaning and significance in Christ as we learn about Living the Five -- five key purposes of following Jesus. Don't know much about Jesus? This is the perfect time to learn more. Through Oct. 16.

252 Basics -- Parents looking for an opportunity for their children to learn about Jesus in a fun and interactive way may be interested in a new children's ministry education program offered on Sunday mornings for children ages 3 through fifth grade -- 252 Basics from Orange. This children's teaching time is designed to provoke discovery and invite kids into a new understanding of how to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Children will hear 150 key Bible stories, focus on four Faith Skills and 30 Life Aps (practical applications of God's Truth).

TLC Furniture & Appliance Drive to benefit Baton Rouge, La., flood victims. Collection dates: Oct. 13, 14 and 15. The church is collecting new and gently used furniture, small and large appliances, pots and pans, new mattresses and blankets, and gift cards from Lowe's, Home Depot, Walmart and Target.

Donations of gift cards or furniture/appliances may be made on Oct. 13 through 15 at Tallmadge Lutheran Church, 759 East Ave. Drop off times are as follows: Oct. 13, 6 to 9 p.m.; Oct. 14, 9 to 6 p.m.; and Oct. 15, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Look for signs behind the church. The semi, which is being provided by Orphan Grain Train, will be loaded and blessed for departure on Oct. 16.

For more information, contact Diane LeVan at 330-634-6549, or the church office 330-633-4775.

Family Fall Festival °-- Oct. 30 from 1 to 4 p.m. Pastor Andy promises "something for everyone" at this fun event, including food, a pumpkin carving contest and carnival games and prizes. Attendees are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes. For more information, contact Hannah Lang at 330-633-4775, or email

Community Baptist

This Sunday, at 10:30 a.m. at Community Baptist Church, 274 N. Munroe Road, the Rev. Doug Knox, pastor, will give a sermon on "Unified Voice; Unique Voices." In Ephesians 4:3, the Apostle Paul calls the church to "maintain the unity of the Spirit." This does not mean unquestioning lockstep. The next paragraph celebrates the diversity of gifts of service in the church to bring the people to mature thinking.

New Direction

New Direction Community Church welcomes everyone to its weekly worship which begins at 10 a.m. each Sunday morning.

The Gospel Project -- An interactive Bible study that allows every age to move through the scriptures at the same pace while offering a setting that is appropriate for each group. Adults meet at 206 Southeast Ave. each Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Students meet at 226 Southeast Ave. each Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Preschool ages meet at 226 Southeast Ave. each Sunday at 10 a.m. during the worship service.

New Direction Community Church is located at 226 Southeast Ave. For more information, call 330-285-7890 or visit the website at or visit the Facebook page at New Direction Community Church, Tallmadge, OH.

St. Mark Lutheran

Worship and communion, 8:15 and 10:30 a.m.; Children's Church during sermon at 10:30 service; Youth and Adult Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.

Discovery Quest Club, Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

Monday evenings -- Knitting/Crocheting for a Cause, 7 p.m., The Danbury, Third Floor, 1695 Queens Gate Circle, Cuyahoga Falls. Call Diane for information at 330-686-1086.

Wednesdays evenings -- Choir practice, 7:30 p.m.

Looking for members to share time and talent on Council.

Save the dates

Oct. 23 -- Trunk or Treat from 2 to 4 p.m. at the church. The event is designed for the kids and the young at heart in the community as a way of offering an alternative to going door-to-door for treats. Children are invited to beg for treats, as well as play games in a safe, fun environment. Cars will be lined up with decorated trunks and safe candy and treats will be handed out to the little beggars. Refreshments available. A prize will be awarded for the best decorated car. Costumes are encouraged.

Nov. 19 -- Holiday Bazaar. St. Mark is hosting its second annual Holiday Bazaar Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church.

Gifts, wreaths, baskets, baked goods, crafts and much more will be available for purchase. Proceeds to benefit the St. Mark Sign Fund.

For more information please visit Sign up today by calling 330-633-3718.

December -- Cookie Walk to be announced.

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

Tallmadge United Methodist

Sunday Morning Worship Services: Contemporary service -- 8:45 a.m., features a band; traditional service -- 10:45 a.m., includes liturgy, organ, hymns and a choir; Fall Sunday School classes resume at 9:45 a.m.

Al Anon continues to meet at the church each Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m.

The Dorcus Quilting Circle meets Mondays at 1 p.m. and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. All quilters are welcome.

United Methodist Men meet each Thursday at 8:30 a.m. for morning devotions.

Fourth annual Trunk or Treat Halloween Party -- Oct. 23. Food, fun and activities all are welcome. Take the kids for Halloween fun, decorated car trunks and hotdogs. The event is free, but donations to UNICEF would be appreciated. UNICEF is a mission for all children everywhere.

On Oct. 9, Senior and Middle School Youth will be going to Ramseyer Farms in Wooster for a hayride. The cost is $10 per person and participants will meet at the church at 2:45 p.m. to carpool. The event is from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Participants will return to the church for pick up by 8:30. Hotdogs, chips and desserts will be enjoyed around the campfire.

A Crop Walk will take place Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. at Goodyear Heights Metro Park on Newton Street in Akron. All are invited to walk or donate to help fight hunger. For more information about Crop, visit

The church is located at 207 N. Munroe Road. For more information, call 330-633-3734.

Tallmadge Nazarene

Weekly services -- Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m. Worship and Kids Church begins at 10:30 a.m. Bible study is offered weekly on Tuesday mornings at 9 a.m. for women; Tuesday evenings at 6:45 p.m. for young adults and families; and Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. general Bible study is offered.

Cut Ups Quilting Ministry -- Every Thursday afternoon the Cut Ups Quilting Ministry meets in the Fellowship Hall and make quilts that are distributed to military personnel stationed around the world. No previous experience is required and all materials and instruction provided.

Thursday Night Group Prayer -- Every Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. in the church sanctuary.

Tallmadge Nazarene and Southeast Church of the Nazarene will host a Trunk or Treat event Oct. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tallmadge Nazarene, 191 S. Munroe Road.

The event will feature open car trunks filled with candy, free hot dogs, popcorn and hot chocolate and chances to win prizes.

Tallmadge Nazarene Church is located at 191 S. Munroe Road. Call 330-633-4122 for more information, or visit or

Queen of Heaven

Weekly Mass schedule: Weekday Masses on Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 8:30 a.m.; also Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Greenview Inn (all are welcome). Weekend Masses on Saturday Vigil at 4:30 p.m., Sunday at 8:15 and 11 a.m.

The 4:30 p.m. Saturday Vigil Masses on the first Saturday of each month, will be preceded at 4 p.m. by the praying of the rosary, exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and the Benediction service.

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