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 Nov. 6 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

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.

Visit the church Facebook page at Our Lady of Victory Church.

The parish calendar is available on line at

Visit the OLV website for all the news at

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.

Genius of Generosity -- Generosity, a life overflowing with care and concern for others, is a brilliant way to live. Both practically and spiritually, it's one of the smartest, most intellectually sound and emotionally satisfying decisions one will ever make for their life now and forever. Beginning Oct. 30, Tallmadge Lutheran Church invites the community be a part of an exciting journey to generous living -- discovering the Genius of Generosity through worship and weekly devotional readings, as well as through small group study.

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).

Rescheduled -- The Family Fall Festival has been moved to Nov. 19. 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, Bible study at 9:30 a.m.; choir special and Rev. Doug Knox, Pastor, will give a sermon on Habakkuk 2, "National Elections, Part 2: The Seeing, Judging God of History." The Lord will use a wicked nation to judge his people, but he also will punish the wicked. The presence of evil does not mean that God has abandoned his people or his cause.

The community is invited to participate in a Sweet Hour of Prayer service at 2 p.m. Nov. 20. Those gathered will pray for their country, their families, their leaders, police and fire departments, and each other. For more information, call 330-733-8906 and ask for Sheila.

New Direction

New Direction Community Church welcomes everyone to its weekly worship which begins at 9:45 a.m. each Sunday morning.

A Cornhole Tournament has been scheduled for Nov. 13. Registration begins at 9:15 a.m. and the tournament begins at 10. This family-friendly event will be held indoors at the Munroe Elementary School, 230 N. Munroe Road. The tournament is a double elimination and cash prizes will be awarded to the top three teams. Registration is $25 per person until Oct. 31 and $30 per person after Oct. 31. Lunch and snacks will also be available.

For more details about these events, visit the church website at or call Tim at 330-285-7890.

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.

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

Looking for members to share time and talent on Council.

Save the dates

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.

Tallmadge United Methodist Church is now registering for 2016-17 Kid's Club and Club Extreme, a gathering for fun, Bible study, music, crafts, snacks and more for children ages 3 and older which will take place two Sundays each month from 4 to 5:30 p.m. November through April. The clubs are designed to help children gain a relationship with Jesus. The cost is a $1 donation per meeting. To register, call the church to obtain a registration form.

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.

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.

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

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.

First Saturday Devotions will be held the first Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. and consist of Mass followed by rosary, with the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction.

All Saints Day Masses will be celebrated as follows: Vigil, Oct. 31 at 7 p.m., on the feast day, Nov. 1 at 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.

An All Souls' Day Mass to commemorate the parish dead will be held Nov. 2 at 7 p.m.

The "Light of the World Retreat" will be held Nov. 11 through 14: Friday and Monday 6:30 to 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The retreat is a world-wide program of Light of the World Evangelization Ministries. The retreat is open to all 18 years of age and older and presents the opportunity to examine, experience and reflect upon the Gospel message of salvation and receive graces through renewal of the Sacraments of initiation, namely, Baptism, Confirmation and First Eucharist. All meals and refreshments will be provided. There is no charge, but a free-will offering will be welcome.

The Saturday Morning Christian Men's Group of Queen of Heaven and Nativity of Our Lord parishes will meet every other Saturday October through April from 7:30 to 9 a.m. in the Parish Life Center. The group includes men of all ages, meets every other Saturday and addresses spiritual growth, leadership in a Christian family, provides fellowship with other Christian men and is open to all Christian men of any faith. For more information, call Tim Ott at 330-697-9380 or Andy Platt at 330-715-7416.

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