Northampton United Methodist Church

The church's Advent Remembrance Service is a time to join together during the holidays to remember loved ones who have died, either recently or many years ago. Join the congregation to celebrate their lives in the sanctuary by hanging special ornaments in their honor on the church's Christmas tree. Refreshments and a time of community will follow the service. Call the church to RSVP with the name of a loved one so that an ornament can be prepared before the service. To submit a photo for the slide presentation during the service, send a jpg or a scanned image (no original photos are allowed) to office@numchurch.org by Nov. 30.

Pastor Keith McLaughlin invites the community to join in worship on Sundays at 8:30 a.m. (traditional), 9:45 a.m. and 11:10 a.m. (contemporary). Infant - preschool care is offered in the Children's Center across from the main sanctuary. Sunday School classes for kids adults are offered during the 9:45 and 11:10 hour. Teens in sixth through 12th grades are invited to Radi8 during the 11:10 worship hour.

Northampton UMC is located at 852 West Bath Road. Visit www.numchurch.org or call the office at 330-929-0015 for more information about any of the ministries.

Pilgrim United Church of Christ

Pilgrim United Church of Christ, located at 130 Broad Blvd., invites community members to join the congregation each Sunday for Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary. All are welcome to join the congregation for worship.

Sundays at 9:30 10:15 a.m., Adult Coffee & Conversation meet in the Adult Library. Children preschool through fifth grade will meet for L.I.G.H.T. Learning In God's House Together in the Children's Library and continue to explore "The Creation Story." Youth grades 6 12 will meet in the A.T.T.I.C. room Attitude Turning Truthful In Christ - will continue to explore "Attitude Is Your Paintbrush: It Colors Every Situation."

Pilgrim's Bible Studies include: Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Adult Library. A Wednesday Bible Study at 7 p.m. in the Heritage Room.

J.O.Y. Kids Club for children Kindergarten through the fifth grade continues through Dec. 7 from 6 7:30 p.m. featuring the Parables of Jesus and includes a light meal.

Advent will begin Nov. 27 with communion. On Nov. 30 at 6 p.m., Pilgrim's Advent Dinner will be followed by crafts to decorate the Christmas tree and the singing of holiday songs.

Donations of hats, gloves and scarves are being taken on the Mitten Tree. All donations will go to Good Neighbors. On Dec. 4 during worship, Toys Around the Manger will take place during worship. Unwrapped toys for children, teens and adults will be gathered and blessed. All donations go to Good Neighbors.

Check out Pilgrim's website at www.pilgrimcf.org and like Pilgrim on Facebook or follow Pilgrim on Twitter @pilgrimchurchcf for all the latest news and event information.

First United Methodist Church

Worship services at First United Methodist Church, 245 Portage Trail, are on Sundays at 8:30 and 11 a.m. The church has many Sunday School classes for all ages which meet from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. There is child care available for infants through preschoolers all morning and there is a Children's Worship service for those in Kindergarten through fifth grade during the 11 a.m. service.

Men's Time Out will meet on Dec. 3, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. All men of the community are invited for this time of discussion, fellowship with a light breakfast included.

BethanyUnited Church of Christ

Bethany United Church of Christ is a community of God's children where faith, friendship, and family are reflected in the following Core Values: Be welcoming to all; Be a community of God's children loving, worshiping, serving, forming and sharing faith by serving others.

The church is located at 1235 Broad Blvd., Cuyahoga Falls (the northeast corner of Broad Boulevard and 13th Street). The building is handicapped accessible by parking in the small lot adjacent to the church on 13th Street. Bethany welcomes visitors to join in worship and fellowship. New experiences await those of all ages. Faith Formation classes begin at 9:15 for the Senior High students and 9:30 for the others. Faith Formation for Adults On Sunday mornings convenes in the Social Hall. Pastor Steve leads a class currently based on the text for the message that morning.

Worship service begins at 10:30. Pastor Steve Welker leads the service.

Interested in music? Rehearsals for Memory Bell Choir and Chancel Choir and will be on Thursdays with 6 to 7 p.m. for Bells and 7:30 to 9 p.m. for Chancel. 7th Day is comprised of high schoolers. Young Shepherds is a choir of children in grades 1 through 8, and the Son Singers are the preschoolers.

Youth Fellowship will participate in Rake and Run on Nov. 20 as they rake leaves from members' lawns.

On Nov. 23, Thanksgiving Eve, there will be a worship service at 7:30 featuring communion and the Chancel choir.

Bethany collects Entenmann's Little Bits pouches for recycling through terracyle. Money that is raised will help offset the cost of maintaining the handbells.

BroadmanBaptist Church

Worship services for Broadman are on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. and on Sundays at 11 a.m.

Members of Broadman Baptist Church are gearing up for the Thanksgiving and Christmas Season. Thanksgiving food baskets will be delivered by the deacons of the church to needy families on Nov. 21.

On Nov. 27 at 6:30 p.m. the members will usher in the Christmas season at their Hanging of the Greens worship service. During this service the church sanctuary will be transformed for the season in preparation of celebrating the birth of Christ.

The church is a multi-generational congregation with a very active senior group. They meet every first Friday for a breakfast fellowship, bowl twice a month, sing once a month during the worship service and participate in Sunday School every Sunday at 9:45 a.m. A golf league and Bible studies are also included.

New members are always welcome. Check out the website at www.broadmanchurch.org or call the church office at 330-923-6127.

First Christian Church

First Christian Church, located on the corner of Second and Stow, invites all to come and explore faith in Sunday School, small groups, or worship. Child care is available for Sunday School and Sunday Worship. Sunday mornings at 9:30 are the Sunday School programs for all ages. Sunday at 10:45 explore Scripture's application to everyday life, or get a "Second Wind" at the alternative worship service on Wednesday nights at 6:30. This informal and interactive service looks at current events through the lens of faith.

On Nov. 20,, FCC is having a "Dedication of the Greens" service where scripture readings, songs, storytelling, and hanging evergreens and lighting candles will welcome both Thanksgiving week and look forward to the first Sunday of Advent.

FCC's Advent theme will be the Chronicles of Christmas. With its enchanting themes of light and darkness, temptation and sin, forgiveness and hope, and even an appearance by Father Christmas, C.S. Lewis' the Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe naturally enhances the Advent Season. The first Sunday will be "A Hopeful Light" on Nov. 27. Everyone is invited to experience the spirit of Advent at FCC and see the Narnia-style wardrobe in the sanctuary.

Follow the congregation on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/fccfalls/, Twitter @FCCFalls, and check out the new website www.fallsfcc.com to find out when more community events will be hosted and to find out what else is going on at the church.

Saint Joseph Parish

Scouts will be selling Advent candle sets after all Masses the weekends of Nov. 20 as well as Nov. 26 and 27.

The next Youth Group meeting is Nov. 20 from 6 to 7 p.m. Enjoy fun with friends, faith formation, and service activities. The topic will be "I Believe in Jesus Christ" (YOUCAT). Youth Group is open to all students in grades 7-12. Contact mhaubert@saintjoe.org for more information.

Extended -- The Online Saint Joseph Parish (SJP) Spirit Wear Store is active through midnight of Nov. 21. Parish Wear is embossed with the new parish logo and includes polos, dress shirts, hat, scarf, blanket, and other items. Orders are guaranteed for Christmas gift-giving. Visit:https://stjosephchurch11-16.itemorder.com/sale to order.

Join the congregation for Thanksgiving Day Mass on Nov. 24 at 8 a.m. in the church.

SJP is participating in #weGiveCatholic, Northeast Ohio's first-ever online day of Catholic giving. This one-day event takes place on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 29 from midnight to 11:59 p.m. For this program to succeed, it is not how much you give, but how many give. So consider signing up to receive a reminder email @ http://www.saintjoe.org/WGC. All monies raised through this campaign on Nov. 29 stay with SJP.

The next childrens' choir session is for Advent and Christmas. Interested first through eighth graders will sing at the 5 p.m. Masses on: Nov. 26, Dec. 3, 10, and 17 as well as 4 p.m. Mass on Christmas Eve. Students are required to be present at practice Mondays from 3:15 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 21, Dec. 5 and 12. If your child is interested, contact lwenmoth@saintjoe.org, or call 330-928-2173.

Weekly Sunday Masses at Saint Joseph Church take place at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., and noon with the Sunday Vigil on Saturdays at 5 p.m.

For more information on these events or on becoming a parishioner, visit www.saintjoe.org or call 330-928-2173.

Saint Joseph Roman Catholic Church is located at 1761 Second St., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221. Saint Joseph School is located at 1909 Third St. The parish office/rectory is located at 215 Falls Ave.

Northminster Presbyterian Church

Northminster Presbyterian Church, 104 W. Portage Trail Extension, worships at 10:30 a.m. each Sunday with the Rev. Stephanie Crossland.

On Nov. 20, on Christ the King Sunday, the message will be "In the Shadow of God's Wings," with The Sacrament of Holy Communion being observed. Also, Thank Offering will be taken.

Children's Sunday School classes meet during the worship service following A Moment with God's Children. In November, the theme of their study is "God Provides," and will include lessons on The Ten Commandments and The Peaceable Kingdom. The Junior Shining Stars class is for children in kindergarten through second grade, and The Senior Shining Stars class is for those in third grade through sixth grade. All children are welcome to join the classes at any time. A nursery room is staffed and open for those children under the age of 5.

All crafters are welcome at the November meetings of the Craft Guild. The groups meet on third Wednesday and Saturday of every month, except December, when the group takes a break from crafting and enjoy a Christmas luncheon. Reservations are now being taken for the luncheon on Dec. 3.

The Book Club will meet on Nov. 21, at 1:15 p.m. to discuss their current book, "Marriage of Opposites" by Alice Hoffman, which tells the story of a woman and her family living in a Jewish refugee community on St. Thomas in the 1800s. It is also a forbidden love story of the extraordinary woman who gave birth to a famous Impressionist painter, Camille Pissarro. Join the group to discuss the magical realism of this story.

An adult Bible study takes place every Tuesday at 10 a.m. led by the Rev. Crossland. All are welcome.

The women of the church, "The Girls," meet for breakfast on the last Wednesday of the month at the Bob Evans Restaurant on Hudson Dr. at 9 a.m. Their November gathering will be on Nov. 30.

The men of the church meet for breakfast on the last Sunday morning of the month at the Village Gardens Restaurant at 8 a.m. Their next gathering will be on Nov. 27.

The church supports Good Neighbors of Cuyahoga Falls by filling its grocery cart on the second Sunday of each month with non-perishable items.

The church is handicapped accessible and large print bulletins and hymnals are available.

For more information, call the church office at 330-928-8885.

St. John'sEpiscopal Church

Join the congregation for its Sunday morning worship services at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. The church welcomes everyone to worship and share the Eucharist with all who are sincere in their faith.

The church is also having a special Thanksgiving Eve service on Nov. 23 at 7 p.m.

The church looks forward to the First Sunday of Advent, Nov. 27, as the congregation prepares for the season of Christmas.

The "Soup's On" free Community Meal will be Nov. 26 at 11 a.m. in the Undercroft Fellowship Hall and will include a Christmas Toy Shoppe.

Weekly meetings include Alcoholics Anonymous, who meet on Mondays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m., and Narcotics Anonymous, who meet on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.

There's a Yoga class for all skill levels on Mondays at 7 p.m. and on Saturdays at 9 a.m., all on the third floor for a per class payment to a certified Yoga instructor.

TheTuesday Noon Eucharist continues with a brief message and Holy Communion at 12:15 each Thursday. Stop by at lunch - it takes just under half an hour.

The church is located at the corner of Portage Trail and Second Street, and there's plenty of free parking in the city parking deck across Second Street.

Everyone is welcome. Visit the website at www.stjohnscf.com.

Journey Covenant Church

Journey Covenant Church serves a free, hot dinner to local residents on the last Tuesday of every month from 6 to 7 p.m.

The next dinner is Nov. 29. Christ Kitchen Dinners are open to the public.

JCC is located at 2679 North Haven Blvd. (at the corner of 17th Street).Worship services Sunday at 10:15 a.m. For more information, call 330-923-8021 or on the web at www.journeycov.org.