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)
Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) update for The Community Church of Stow
Dear Church Family and Friends,
Our barriers have come down! It is no longer necessary to mask and social distance yourself! Hymnals, Bibles, and pew cushions have been replaced in the pews. Masks and sanitizer are available if you wish to use them and we will continue to sanitize the sanctuary following worship.
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
Dear Stow Church Family and Friends,
I can't believe that the New Year is already here, and we are into the first few days of 2022!
I've really enjoyed spending time meeting people and getting to know your traditions. As the New Year begins, we begin a new relationship with Narcotics Anonymous. They will be meeting every Sunday evening at the church, hopefully starting in February. I look forward to the ministry that they will bring to our church. They currently have about seven members and will probably continue to grow over the months. Dave and I will be at the church the first few Sundays until they become acclimated.
I will be spending a significant amount of time doing pastoral care and getting to know people who have not been to church in a while. Judy will be helping me keep a notebook of all of the visits and contacts that I make. If you have someone you would like me to make contact with, please let either Judy or myself know. Some of the nursing homes will not allow for visits right now (because of Covid) but I will be starting to make more visits to them if allowed.
Ellen has agreed to help with our children's program. I will also be contacting more individuals about bringing their children to church in the coming months for Sunday School. Let me know if you have any contacts for me to make! Our new confirmation class begins in just a few weeks too. The confirmands will be confirmed on Palm Sunday. Carol will be teaching them beginning on Tuesday evenings.
I am also starting a Cross Ministry program. I make these crosses and pray for people while I make them. These can then be carried and kept in a purse or in a pocket to provide comfort.
Keeping you in my prayers,
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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