Northampton United Methodist Church

Military care packages are the focus of the Outreach Committee for February. A box of love from home is so appreciated. Some suggested items are: powdered drink mixes, energy bars, beef jerky, individual packages of condiments, cookies or nuts, candy, gum, eye drops, lip balm, toothpaste, dental floss, small lotions or tissue packs. Also, paper, pens, small games or puzzle books and AAA or AA batteries. Bring donation to the church office or drop off on Sunday mornings.

The 2017 auction to benefit the Royal Family Kids Camp is now accepting donations. Each summer, Northampton UMC hosts a week of camp for abused and neglected children from Summit County. To donate an item for the silent auction or obtain tickets for the event, contact the church office.

The annual Women's Renewal will take place at Northampton on March 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The topic is Your Story, God's Story, and the featured speaker is Deborah Solan. For more information, contact the church office or view the registration online.

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 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.

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 followed by Fellowship Hour. Pilgrim's Faith Formation classes for all ages begin at 9:30 a.m. Pilgrim's Bible Studies have begun for the Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Confirmation for youth takes place on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. through Pentecost Sunday, June 4. .J.O.Y. Kids Club for children Kindergarten through the 5th grade has begun and will continue each Wednesday 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 Pilgrim faith community would like to thank everyone who donated to its Steeple Restoration. The restoration work has been completed and was celebrated on Jan. 29. The Youth Group is preparing for Feb. 12 with the Moonlight Serenaders for an afternoon dance from 2 to 5 p.m. The community is invited. Donations collected are earmarked for the Save Our Steeple Fund. 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 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.

All youth in grades 7-12 are invited to participate in an overnight event Feb. 19-20. Come hang with friends for a night of fellowship, food, and fun. Bring a drink and a sweet snack to share, money if you want extra snacks for the adventure, and overnight stuff. The schedule will be: 2 p.m. - Epworth Choir; 4:30 p.m. - Epworth Youth Girls/Guys Night Out plus stay overnight. Pick up will be 10 a.m. on Monday. Call the church to register.

Weekday Christian Preschool at First Church is currently enrolling for the upcoming 2017-18 school year. WCP is a part-time preschool program for children who will be 3, 4, or 5 years old by Sept. 30. The school meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 to 11:40 a.m. or from 12:15 to 2:45 p.m. It also offers a Tuesday/Thursday Enrichment class which gives children an opportunity to explore a hands-on approach to social studies, science and beginners' Spanish. Before and aftercare programs are also available, along with a 2-year-old class, which meets on Mondays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Check out the preschool on Facebook, or visit www.firstchurchcf.com.

Bethany United Church of Christ

Sunday Faith Formation classes begin at 9:15 for the Senior High students and 9:30 for others. Grades 1-7 gather at 9:30 in the music room, then go to Chapel Time at 9:50. After attending the beginning of the worship service and the children's message, Grades 1-4 participate in a Rotation Class which will focus on Jesus Calls the Disciples for the month of February while Grades 5-7 study the lectionary scripture for the day at their own level. From 9:30 to 11:30 nursery is available as well as classes for 2 and 3 year olds and for preK/Kindergarten children filled with games, song, crafts, and beginning faith formation experiences.

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 in faith by serving others.

Bethany Kitchen's next meal will be served on Feb. 18 at 11:30. Bethany Kitchen provides a free luncheon for those in the community who need sustenance and companionship.

Mission Committee is accepting donations of the following items by Feb. 19: toothbrushes, toothpaste, men's and women's deodorant, men's and women's new socks, combs, boxes of tissues, and lip balm. Donations will be distributed at the Feb. 25 "Lunch on Us" at Miller Avenue UCC.

If you are interested in finding out more about Bethany, Pastor Steve is holding an informational meeting on March 4 from 9:30-11:30.

The church is located at 1235 Broad Blvd. 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. For more information, call 330-923-5277.

Peninsula United Methodist Church

The Peninsula United Methodist Church invites community members to bring friends and family for the church's annual Mardi Gras Celebration at 1575 Main St. on Feb. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be traditional Mardi Gras favorites like gumbo, rice, cornbread, king cake, New Orleans stylebeignets, and pizza for the kids. Also for the kids there will be games, temporary tattoos, beads and more.

There is no charge for this event and everyone is welcome.

For questions contact the church at 330-657-2567.

Broadman Baptist Church

Broadman Baptist Church is located at 350 E. Bath Road. Church worship services are Sunday at 11 a.m. with Sunday School at 9:45 and on Wednesday beginning at 5:30 p.m. with a meal.

On Feb. 12, the youth group will host a valentine lunch as its fundraiser and on Feb. 18 the fellowship committee will host a scrapbook and card making workshop from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. There is a workshop fee and lunch is included.

The church will be getting ready for a Renewal Weekend March 17-19 and the Cuyahoga Falls Community Expo on March 25.

For any information on the church call 330-923-6127 or check out the website www.broadmanhurch.org.

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.

FCC has begun a new worship series focused on waking the congregation up to social issues in the community. This Sunday will feature Priscilla Jackson exploring race and reconciliation, and Sunday the 19th will feature Milo Wilson exploring gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community relations through the lens of Christian scripture.

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

Tickets are now available for Saint Joseph Parish's largest annual fundraiser -- Blue & Gold: Mardi Gras 2017. This fundraiser will take place on Feb. 25 from 6 to 10 p.m. in the Saint Joseph Gymnasium (Jones Hall). The event features Mardi Gras-inspired fare and includes a reverse raffle, a silent auction using mobile bidding, a live auction, 50/50 raffle, and other fun activities. There is a per person cost. Visit saintjoe.org/mardigras2017 for more info and to RSVP by Feb. 15. Call 330-928-2173 for more info.

"The Friends of the Carpenter" will be hosting the next episode of the video series called "The Wild Goose," which is about the Holy Spirit, on Feb. 17 in the church''s Nolan Hall from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Although part of a series, each episode is stand alone and can be understood without seeing previous episodes. This event is open to both men and women seeking to grow and enrich their faith. RSVP to chewie78@sbcglobal.net. Visit www.thewildgooseisloose.com for more information on the series.

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.

The Children's Sunday School classes meet during the worship service following A Moment with God's Children. In February, the classes will be learning about many of the Parables, including The Sower, The Good Samaritan and The Stories of the Lost. Classes include children from kindergarten through sixth grade. A nursery room is staffed and open for those children under the age of 5.

The women's Circle meetings, which are a Bible-based study and outreach, meet on the first Wednesday of the month. The morning Rebecca Circle meets at 9:15 a.m., and the afternoon Ruth Circle meets at 1 p.m. Both groups are following the Horizons Bible Study of Who is Jesus, which offers an in - depth look at who He is from a variety of perspectives, including the four Gospels to the Epistles of Paul and others. All women are welcome and encouraged to join this study at any time.

The Craft Guild meets on the third Wednesday of each month, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Anyone is welcome to join the fun and fellowship of crafting. Bring a current project or come to learn a new one. Also, bring a lunch, and friends are always encouraged. The Saturday meeting will resume in March.

The Craft Guild has begun to collect winter items, whether handmade or store-bought, to support area homeless veterans. Through August, the congregation will be collecting winter hats, scarves, socks, sleeping bags and other winter items, to be donated to the Summit County Veterans Council Stand Down event in Akron every fall.

The Book Club will meet on Feb. 20 at 1:15 p.m., to discuss their current book, "Behind the Beautiful Forevers," by Katherine Boo. The story takes place in Annawadi, India, as life begins to prosper, but is then hit by global recession and suppressed tensions over religion, caste and power. The book shows what connects people to one another in an era of tumultuous change.

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

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