Redeemer Lutheran Church

Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2141 Fifth St., invites the community to join in its worship. New Year's Day will be an 8:30 a.m. traditional service and 11:15 a.m. modern worship. Visit the website at www.redeemerlutheran.us for upcoming events.

Northampton United Methodist Church

On New Year's Day, there will be one combined worship service at 9:45 a.m. There is no Sunday School, but the church will have child care for infants through age 5. The church will resume its normal schedule on Jan. 8 (see below).

Northampton has several fitness classes during the week. Zumba and Fit NOW (a walking group) are on Mondays at 6:30 p.m., and yoga is on Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Contact the church for details.

As you undertake your end-of-year clothing clean-up, Northampton UMC has a clothing donation shed in the parking lot. The church welcomes donations of used clothing and shoes that are picked up for distribution to those in need. Place them into the bin in bags that are tied closed.

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 6th-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.

Grace and Glory Fellowship

Grace and Glory Fellowship will be starting a second service on Jan. 7 from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Sleep in on Sunday and join the congregation on Saturday. The traditional service will still take place on Sundays at 11 a.m. As always, nursery and children's church will be provided at both services.

Pilgrim United Church of Christ

Pilgrim United Church of Christ, 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.

Worship follows at 10:30 a.m. with a Carol Sing. Pilgrim's Bible Studies will begin again in January for the Tuesday Mornings and Wednesday evenings. J.O.Y. Kids Club for children Kindergarten through the fifth grade will pick up on Jan. 25 and continue through March 29 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. featuring the Exploration of Love, Forgiveness, Prayer, Peace & Caring for One Another and God's Creation and includes a light meal.The next Pilgrim Free Community Lunch Program will take place Jan. 14. Volunteers are welcome to help prepare and deliver meals beginning at 10 a.m. through 2 p.m. Call the church office at 330-928-4847 for more information. 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. There are 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.

On New Year's Day there will be a worship service at 11 a.m. only.

Children ages 4 through grade 6 are invited to come on Wednesday nights beginning on Jan. 4 for the church's mid-week program, ROCK. Join the congregation for choir, bells, chimes, boomwhackers, rhythm, puppets, dinner, Bible stories, games, missions and more. It begins at 4:30 p.m. and ends at 7:15 p.m. For questions, call the Education office at 330-923-5241, Ext. 218.

Wesley Youth (grades 4-6) will head to Lock 3 on Jan. 8, for an afternoon of ice skating. Bring a sack lunch to eat at the church at noon. Transportation will be by church bus and the group will return at 3 p.m. Bring your own skates if you have them or plan to rent a pair there. Call the Education office at 330-923-5241, Ext. 218, to sign up.

Scams targeting seniors will be the subject of the Jan. 12 Going Strong program. Joseph McCorvey, Consumer Affairs Outreach Specialist from the Summit County Office of Consumer Affairs, will explain the many scams seniors may experience. Those who are 60 and older are targeted at a higher rate because they are more likely to have a nest egg, own their home, and have good credit among other things. The program will begin at 1 p.m.

All fourth through sixth graders are invited to head to Lock 3 for an afternoon of ice skating on Jan. 8. Bring a lunch and meet in Wesley Hall at noon. Then they will travel by church bus to Lock 3, returning at 3 p.m. Bring skates or may rent them there. Friends are welcome to join.

Bethany United 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 our faith by serving others.

The church is located at 1235 Broad Blvd.(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. To contact the church, call 330-923-5277.

Broadman Baptist Church

Broadman Baptist Church is located at 350 W. Bath Road.

2017 will bring changes to Broadman as the church will finally have a new senior pastor. Pastor Steve Oswalt will begin Feb. 1. For more information on Broadman call 330-923-6127 or check out the website at www.broadmanchurch.org.

First Christian Church

First Christian Church, located on the corner of Second Street and Stow Avenue, 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.

Follow the congregation on facebook /fccfalls and Twitter @FCCFalls to find out when more community events will be hosted and to find out what else is going on at First Christian Church.

Saint Joseph Parish

Join the parish as the congregation starts the New Year celebrating the Solemnity of Mary Mother of God Jan. 1. Masses will be in the church at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., and noon.

The Church office will be closed Jan. 2.

The Knights of Columbus will host an Open House in St. Martha's Kitchen located in the Jones Hall building on Jan. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Bring your family or just yourself. Find out how 24 hours a year can get you more involved in your church and allow you to make some great new friends. For any questions call 330-686-1873.

All are invited to attend the Saint Joseph Parish School Open House on Jan. 29 from 9 a.m. to noon. Meet the faculty, take a school tour, and join the congregation for a pancake breakfast. This open house is for parents and children considering preschool through grade 8.

Interested in Joining Saint Joseph Parish? Register online at 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 Jan. 1, the morning worship service will be a celebration of Lessons and Carols. On Jan. 8, the Rev. Crossland will speak on I Am Well Pleased, and will include Baptism of the Lord, and The Sacrament of Holy Communion. The Jan. 15 service will focus on Here Is the Lamb of God.

Children's Sunday School classes will resume on Jan. 15, and will meet during the worship service following A Moment with God's Children. In January, the theme of their study is Jesus, God's Son, and will include lessons of Search for the King and Talk with the Teachers. 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.

The Book Club will meet on Jan. 16 at 1:15 p.m. to discuss their current book, "My Name is Lucy Barton," by Elizabeth Stout, which describes the most tender relationship of all - the one between mother and daughter. Lucy is recovering from surgery and is visited by her mother, whom she has not spoken to in many years. Told from the voice of Lucy herself, this powerful narrative becomes a deeply human and unforgettable story.

The Craft Guild meets on the third Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. January's meeting will be on the 18th. All crafters are welcome to bring to their current project or come and learn a new one. Also, bring a lunch, and friends are always welcome. The Saturday meeting of the Craft Guild will resume in March.

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's Episcopal Church

Join the congregation for its Sunday morning worship services at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m., with Sunday School at 9:45 a.m., which features Bible lessons for kids and a fun activity each week. The church welcomes everyone to worship and share the Eucharist with all who are sincere in their faith - not just Episcopalians.

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, there's a more challenging Yoga at 9 a.m., all on the third floor for a $5 (per class) payment to a certified Yoga instructor. (It's free for church members).

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

The St. John's Food Pantry has been discontinued as of December 2015.

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.

One does not need to be a member to join in at any or all of these activities. 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 Jan. 31. 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, contact the church at 330-923-8021 or on the web at www.journeycov.org.