Welcome to The Community Church of Stow
1567 Pilgrim Drive
Stow, Ohio 44224
Stow Community Church)
1567 Pilgrim Drive
Stow, Ohio 44224
Stow Community Church)
Worry is a conversation you have with yourself about things you cannot change, prayer is a conversation you have with God about things He can change.
In Essentials, Unity. In Non-Essentials, Liberty.
In Diversity, Charity. In All Things, Christ First.
Adult Sunday School is held at 9 AM on Sundays. It is led by Carol Zeh and will be held outdoors, weather permitting. Bring a lawn chair and your own coffee.
The Worship Service with Rev. Bonnie Montgomery begins at 10:30 AM.
Holy Communion is served on the first Sunday of each month and on Easter and other special occasions throughout the year.
The United Church of Christ was formed when the Congregational Christian Church, and the Evangelical and Reformed Church, merged in 1957. Both denominations grew out of the Protestant Reformation. The rich insights of our Calvinist and Lutheran heritage still shape and nourish our faith today. The Community Church of Stow, founded in 1917, voted to join the United Church of Christ in 1961.
Each congregation of the United Church of Christ is autonomous and self-governing. The national bodies of our denomination speak to our churches, but cannot speak for them.
We believe in God, the Eternal Spirit, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ and our Father, and to his deeds we testify:
God calls the worlds into being,
creates humanity in his own image
and sets before us the ways of life and death.
God seeks in holy love to save all people from aimlessness and sin.
God judges all humanity by his righteous will
declared through prophets and apostles.
In Jesus Christ, the man of Nazareth, our crucified and risen Lord,
God has come to us
and shared our common lot,
conquering sin and death
and reconciling the world to himself.
God bestows upon us the Holy Spirit,
creating and renewing the Church of Jesus Christ,
binding in covenant faithful people of all ages, tongues, and races.
God calls us into the Church
to accept the cost and joy of discipleship,
to be his servants in the service of others,
to proclaim the Gospel to all the world
and resist the powers of evil,
to share in Christ's baptism and eat at his table,
to join him in his passion and victory.
God promises to all who trust him
forgiveness of sins and fullness of grace,
courage in the struggle for justice and peace,
his presence in trial and rejoicing,
and eternal life in his Kingdom which has no end.
Blessing and honor, glory and power be unto him. Amen.
HELPING OTHERS BECOME ONE IN CHRIST
learned from Pastor Jim Case
The signs of spring are beginning to show, and I really enjoyed spending Easter with all of you. I have been so impressed by the people at Community Church. Thank you for making my first half year so special. I seek daily to follow Christ in everything that I do and that includes what happens with my ministry at Stow. I will follow in the directions that God leads me, and I will continue to get to know more people. I thank God each day that I have been able to share and grow with all of you.
With Spring comes new beginnings and I look forward to continued times of worship and fellowship with all of you. Here are just a few things that are new and beginning at Community Church of Stow:
· Preparation for God's Workshop to begin in fall 2022
· Blessing of the Animals (once a month during our Farmer's Market)
· Working with Vickie Nagel on Music and setting up God's Workshop in July and August.
· To open during the Sunday School time on Sunday mornings in the fall.
· Continue Meeting People of Stow Community Church (including pastoral care)
· Planning for Pentecost Worship
· Planning for Summer Worship
I'm excited that God has brought me to Stow. I will follow where God leads.
Our Lay Associate,
Carol Zeh, leads the Sunday Morning Adult Bible Class.
Meets Sunday morning
in the parlor or outdoors, weather permitting,
at 9 AM, September - May.
Sunday School for children age 4 through young adult, is held during the worship service following the anthem, September - May.
Nursery care is always available.
The Prayer Shawl Knitters meet on the first Wednesday of the month at 10 AM
in the parlor.
Completed shawls are prayed over and freely given to those in need of comfort and prayer.
Don't miss out!
Serving the public
for over 20 years!
Join us on the third Friday of each month (except December) for the best Spaghetti in town!
From 4 - 7 PM
Dinner includes spaghetti (meatless sauce available), salad, bread, beverage and dessert.
Children ages 4 - 12: $3.50
Hosted by the Church and founded in 2011, The Stow Community Farmers Market continues to grow!
Find your friends there and enjoy some great shopping.
Saturdays, 9 AM - 12:30 PM
June - October
Join us for breakfast at the Stow Cafe on Darrow Road.
We meet the third Thursday of the month at 9 AM.
BREAKFAST MEETINGS HAVE BEEN TEMPORARILY POSTPONED.
WE HOPE TO RESUME SOON!
The Blanketeers meet on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 12:30 PM in the parlor.
The Joshua Stow Chapter of the DAR meets on the second Saturday of the month at
September - April.
The Stow Woman's Club meets on the first Thursday of the month, October - December and February - April at 1 PM in the Fellowship Hall
Play & Learn Preschool is a privately owned preschool located in The Community Church of Stow, United Church of Christ.
It has served the communities of Stow, Cuyahoga Falls, Munroe Falls, and Kent since 1968.
Karen Blankenship, Director
Dedicating the spot on Elm Street for a new church. . .
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