Bride of Christ Fellowship

Bride of Christ Fellowship, a house church, will be having its Wednesday evening services at 542 Broadway Street East at 7:15 p.m. Pastor Jesse Smith will be preaching and continuing his series on the Old Testament Tabernacle and how it applies to Jesus Christ, the church as a whole, the individual believer, and more.

Saturday Bible studies take place at the same location at 2 p.m. The current topic being discussed is the end-time mysteries that are to be revealed before the return of Christ. Mysteries already covered are the Mystery of Iniquity and Mystery Babylon. All are welcome.

The church also offers free gospel materials to anyone interested, as well as transportation to Bible studies and services to anyone in need.

Call 330-929-2037 or visit www.brideofchristohio.org for more information.

Journey

Covenant Church

Journey Covenant Church invites community members to its grand re-opening celebration weekend on May 20. The church has changed its name from "North Haven Covenant" to "Journey Covenant."

Festivities on May 20 will include a special worship service at 10:15 a.m., where the featured speaker will be the Rev. Richard Lucco, superintendent of the Great Lakes Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church. Child care is provided for babies and toddlers. Older kids are especially invited to attend "Elevate!", a dynamic and fun children's ministry, which takes place during the service.

Coffee and treats will be served afterwards. The church is located at 2679 N. Haven Blvd., just off Portage Trail opposite the fire station. Call 330-923-8021 for more information, or e-mail admin@journeycov.org.

Bethany United

Church of Christ

Bethany United Church of Christ, 1235 Broad Blvd., will host the following programs and services:

During Sunday school time, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. May 20, Don Evans, Bethany's Partner-in Ministry Intern, will meet with all adult classes in the social; hall to share some of his experiences in the Partner-in Ministry program. Participants do no need to be in a Sunday school class to participate. All are welcome.

The church's Chancel and Memory Bell choirs will perform "Special Music" May 20 at the 10:30 a.m. service. A string trio will join the organist.

The youth fellowship will host Bethany Night at Donato's May 30 from 5 to 8. Ten percent of the receipts and tips are tithed to Bethany, 10 percent goes to the youth account and 80 percent to the youth mission trip.

Bethany's vacation Bible school -- Take the Plunge, Make a Splash with Jesus -- is scheduled for July 9 to 13.

What do the numbers 63, 4, 290, 3 and 9 mean? It took 63 volunteers from four congregations -- Bethany, Pilgrim, Silver Lake and New Trinity -- to provide 290 hours of hands-on mission work for two families of three adults and nine children. The church thanks the team leaders, van drivers, overnight hosts and those who prepared meals and the laundry crew for their help.

The building is wheelchair accessible with handicapped parking.

For more information, call the church office at 330-923-5277.

St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church

St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2121 Sixth St., will begin the summer worship schedule on May 20. A single service will take place at 10 a.m. each Sunday. An adult Sunday School class also will meet at 9 a.m. The "Now the Feast and Celebration" service by Marty Haugen will be used during the summer months.

The church will return to its regular worship schedule on Sept. 9. Everyone is welcome.

First United

Methodist Church

Renaissance Ringers, a group of local bell ringers, is having a Spring Ring at the First United Methodist Church, 245 Portage Trail on May 20 at 7 p.m. in Wesley Hall. The concert will feature compositions for bells by their director Dean Wagner. The cost of the concert is $5 at the door. Babysitting is available.

"Lift Off" vacation Bible school at the church this year will be June 11 to 15 from 9 a.m. to noon for children ages 3 through fourth-grade. There also will be an Amazing Balloon Race for fifth- to sixth-graders that week with daily mission trips and projects. Pick up registration forms for either program at the church. The fee is $5 per child or $10 maximum for a family. Once registration and VBS fee is turned in, participants will receive a VBS CD for the family with songs and computer games on it. For more information, call Carol Lewis at 330-923-5241, ext. 17.

The church offers two camps for youth and children every summer and it is open to anyone in the area. Early bird registration is now open for Epworth Camp, for incoming grades seven to 12, which will be July 22 to 27 and for Wesley Camp, for incoming grades four to six, which will be July 22 to 24. The camps will be at Cedar Hills in Painesville and are an opportunity for the youth to learn more about their faith, meet new friends, enjoy group games and activities and sing songs. If registered by June 1, costs are $250 for Epworth Camp and $100 for Wesley Camp. A $30 deposit is necessary with registration for Epworth and a $15 for Wesley. Costs after June 1 are $275 for Epworth and $120 for Wesley. For more information about the camps, call 330-923-5241 ext. 18.

The Methodist Men's Golf League at the church is sponsoring its second annual golf outing, open to men and women, in memory of longtime member Walter "Bud" Mills as a fundraiser for the youth program at the church. The event will take place at Brookledge Golf Course in Cuyahoga Falls on June 29. The format will be a four-person scramble with a noon shotgun start. The cost is $75 per person and will include 18 holes with cart, range balls, beverages on the course, box lunch, welcome package, a catered steak dinner following play, prizes and more. There will also be an opportunity for persons to purchase a "dinner only" ticket for $15 for non-golfing friends who wish to meet for food and fellowship. For more information, contact Keith Walker at 330-928-3078 or e-mail him at kwalker928@neo.rr.com.

Pilgrim United Church of Christ

Pilgrim United Church of Christ is located on the corner of Second Street and Broad Boulevard in downtown Cuyahoga Falls.

Sunday Bible classes for adults and children begin at 9:30 a.m.

Worship service begins at 10:30 a.m. and includes a children's sermon. Pastor Kirk Bruce is just completing a series of sermons about the early church based on Acts 16:9-15.

Pentecost Sunday, May 27, attendees are encouraged to wear red to symbolize the Holy Spirit. On June 3, all graduates will be honored.

A coffee hour follows every worship service providing a time to meet old friends and make new ones. Light refreshments are provided for young and old.

The building is handicap accessible with handicap parking available off Second Street. If valet service is required, call the church ahead of time at 330-928-4847.

Pilgrim Church welcomes everyone to attend the many activities that are provided by or meet at the church. These activities include: Girl Scout Troop #925, Cub Scout Pack #3186, Emotions Anonymous, AA, Cuyahoga Mom's Club, Tuesday Morning Bible Study, Men's Brown Bag Lunch, Youth Fellowship, Women's Friendship Circle, Thursday afternoon card players, etc. Contact the church office for the correct day and time.

The church also participates in various activities that benefit the local community and the world. The second Saturday of every month a free Community Lunch is provided. After the hot meal, guests may take home a bag of groceries. Pastor Kirk also conducts a monthly worship service at Sutliff Apartments on Second Street. Medical supplies for other countries are sorted and packaged monthly at the church.

The church welcomes the chance to meet and greet all visitors.

Broadman Baptist Church

At Broadman Baptist Church, 350 E. Bath Road, on Sundays: prayer is at 9 a.m., fellowship/coffee is at 9:30, Life Impact/Sunday School Classes are at 9:45, and Worship Celebration is at 11 a.m.

On Wednesdays at Broadman, at 6:30 there is praise and worship, prayer, and learning for all ages. Nursery available. Activities end at 8. Choir/praise and worship end at 9.

The church's sermon series for May is "Facing our Giants." David and others in the Bible faced giants of all kinds. In David's case, he faced Goliath. But David realized he did not face his giant alone. He came in the name of the Lord. This sermon series was inspired by Facing our Giants by Max Lucado. The series will be rooted in the Word of God but many concepts and illustrations will come from this book.

On Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m., the congregation at Broadman Baptist Church will learn about "How we got the Bible." This study is based on the book by Neil R. Lightfoot and will look at the beginnings of the Bible with a textual and critical review of how the modern text came to be.

The study will last all summer.

Children in grades K through 6 are invited each Sunday at 11 a.m. as the church kicks off its new Kidz Worship Experience.

For more information about the new Kidz Worship Experience, contact Michael Johnston, Broadman Children's Minister, at 330-923-6127.

Visit the Web site at www.broadmanchurch.org.