1567 Pilgrim Drive
Stow, Ohio 44224
Stow Community Church)
In Essentials, Unity. In Non-Essentials, Liberty.
In Diversity, Charity. In All Things, Christ First.
Worship Service with Pastor Jim Case: 10:30 AM
(Nursery Care Provided)
Children's and Young Adult Sunday School
10:45 AM (Sept - May)
Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study
9 AM (Sept - May)
Children's Sunday School begins after the Children's Sermon.
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.
To the Congregation and Friends that I love through Christ,
Blessings to you during this most blessed season of Thanksgiving, where appreciation and thankfulness is shared through the LOVE of Our Risen Lord, Jesus Christ.
Sixty-eight years ago, our family took the hour and a half drive, north on Olde Route 8, to Cleveland to share Thanksgiving with our Aunt Carrie and Uncle Earl. They were always the givers and we were blessed in receiving their love.
In remembering how they prepared their home and served such a beautiful Hallmark Card dinner, my sisters and I would realize the true meaning of appreciation for all they did to make our day a special time.
Looking back, I really feel because of our appreciation of them, the meaning of gratitude converts into action because they simply cared. So the question is DO WE CARE ENOUGH to be givers of God’s Word to others and share His Love?
The more that I have tried to be a help to you in your time of need and celebration, the more I understand how important it is to LOVE one another at Thanksgiving and all the days that follow. Like my aunt and uncle accomplished every day–be a giver, do the work of God–that needs to be our mission.
Join us on Wednesday morning at 9 AM for prayer in the sanctuary followed by a time of coffee, goodies, and fellowship.
Open to all.
Our Lay Associate,
Carol Zeh, leads the Sunday Morning Adult Bible Class.
Meets Sunday morning
in the parlor 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.
Meets on Tuesdays at 6:30 PM in the church library, September - May. Call the church for more information.
All denominations welcome.
The Prayer Shawl Knitters meet on the second Friday 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 8 - October 5
Join us for breakfast at the Stow Cafe on Darrow Road.
We meet the third Thursday of the month at 9 AM.
The Darrow Street Grange meets here on the second Tuesday of the month at 1 PM in
The Joshua Stow Chapter of the DAR meets on the second Saturday of the month at 9:15 AM,
September - April.
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. . .