Faith and Religion -- Week of Oct. 18

Kent Weeklies

Churches’ information listed here was current as of press time on Thursday. Attendees should contact their church for specific information on schedule and program changes.

Tallmadge United Methodist Church

Tallmadge United Methodist Church, 207 N. Munroe Road, continues to hold Sunday Drive-in worship services in the back parking lot and welcomes all visitors and guests. There are two services on Sundays, one at 9:30 a.m and one at 10:45 a.m.

Services include music, scripture reading a children’s message and the Rev. Scott Low giving the message. A free will offering is available as you leave each service and if you are a guest from another church, support the ministry and mission of your church by the means they provide.

Small group studies are available and meeting on the church lawn, in a backyard, under the portico at church or at a MACA Park pavilion.

Sign up and the group leader will connect with you about the group’s next meeting date and location. To sign up or see what you would be interested in check our website:

St. Mark Lutheran Church

Worship Service Hours 9:30 am single service until further notice, in the church building with social distance between pews. (Also streamed live on Facebook page or via audio bridge. Call 1-773-231-9226, and when prompted, entering Meeting ID 149 585 9573# OR our YouTube channel

Church office hours: By appointment

Church Events - Save the Date:

For event information see the website or call the office for updates, as all events are subject to change.

  • Trunk or Treat – Sunday, Oct. 25, 1-3 p.m.
  • 6th Annual Holiday Bazaar – Saturday Nov. 7, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The church is located at 158 North Ave, Tallmadge,. Its website is http://​

Tallmadge Lutheran Church

Tallmadge Lutheran Church, located just east of the Tallmadge Rec Center at 759 East Ave., has returned to in-person Sunday morning worship services at 8 am and 10:30 am with a time for Bible study for adults at 9:15 am. Face masks are required for in-person worship. TLC continues to offer a live-stream of Sunday morning worship at 8 am that can be found at​TallmadgeLutheranChurch and anytime at Call Pastor Andy at 330-633-4775 or visit the website for more information.

First Congregational Church

First Congregational Church of Tallmadge, located at 85 Heritage Drive in Tallmadge, will be open for inside worship this Sunday, Oct. 18 at 10 a.m. Parking Lot worship will take place at the same time. Attendees can tune in to FM 103.1, or listen over the outside speaker system. People attending the parking lot service are invited to park in the front of the parking lot or on the side near the loud speakers. Sitting outside under the trees is also permitted. The church will also broadcast on Facebook Live and display the worship service on our FCC Website later in the week.

The yearly Stewardship Campaign, “Putting God’s Love to Work,” continues through the month of October. The “love focus” for this week is Jake’s Reach. The service will include a scripture reading from 1 Corinthians 13:1-13. Pastor David Brumbaugh will preach the message, “Loving a Brother and Sister in Faith.” Tim Burns will serve as liturgist. All children in attendance will be invited to come outside for a gathering time called “Living Stones,” during the service following the Youth Song.

At 1 p.m. this Sunday, Oct.18, all are invited to join a family hike and prayer time at the Oxbow Area of Cascade Valley. 

The youth groups, Ignite (middle school) and Catalyst (high school) meet Sunday evening. Ignite will meet at 5 p.m. and Catalyst will meet at 6:30 p.m.

During Inside Worship, the atrium and sanctuary will be available for use. First Congregational Church Protocol mandates that everyone wear masks and sanitize or wash hands in the atrium restrooms upon entry. Pew seating will be socially distanced. All visitors and guests are welcome to attend our inside and parking lot services. A free will offering will be accepted from those who wish to give.