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.
In other church news:
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 Family and Friends,
I decided to write my first newsletter article by introducing myself and my family to you. I will be getting to know many of you in the coming months and this will give you an opportunity to learn about me and my family.
Most of you have met my husband, Dave, and some have met our son Stephen, but you have not met our daughters, Beatrice and Elizabeth. Beatrice and her husband, Eric, live in Michigan. Beatrice is a Nurse Practitioner for a large health provided in Detroit. Eric is a doctor in the practice of Nephrology at St. John’s Hospital (on the East side of Detroit). Elizabeth is an economics/history high school teacher in Denver, CO. She loves to travel and spends part of her summer traveling and taking pictures for her history students. Stephen is working on his plans for the future. He is currently preparing to take some college classes and is learning building and landscaping skills from his Dad. I almost forgot our standard poodle, Blue. Blue is about 75 pounds and thinks that he is a lap dog. He is seven years old and an integral part of our family life.
Dave is retired and yet works ALL the time. We have a wood burner stove, and he cuts trees down and splits all the wood himself. We have a very warm home in the winter! Dave owned a landscaping business before he retired. Prior to this, he worked as the Director of Building Services for a long-term care facility. In fact, Esau and Dave worked together.
I am from the state of Michigan and Dave is from the hills of Pennsylvania. We first met when I went to Seminary many years ago. I graduated from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary with honors and a specialty in pastoral care and Hebrew. I am an ordained minister and a trained chaplain. I am currently finishing up my training to be a Board Certified Chaplain. My passion in ministry is pastoral care, preaching and Christian Education.
I promise that I will NEVER wear my Michigan colors but I won’t wear the Buckeye clothing either. I have to be very diplomatic because my son-in- law is a Buckeye fan from your beautiful state of Ohio. He was born and raised here and lived in Tallmadge.
Please feel free to communicate with Judy if you need anything and she will get the message to me.
Thank you for the very warm welcome that I have been given by so many of you. I am finishing up my first week and have had a very enjoyable time getting to know many of you.
I enjoy reading, crocheting, playing steel drums and spending time with my family. I also enjoy time I spend in prayer and the study of the scriptures. This is what grounds me and makes me strong in my faith.
Thank you again for the very warm welcome we have been given.
I look forward to meeting all of you!
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 or outdoors, weather permitting,
at 9 AM, September - May.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL HAS BEEN
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 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 5 - October 2
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 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
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. . .
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