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COMMUNITY CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 379 S. Main St., will have 10 a.m. worship Sunday and Sunday school for children 4 to 18 years.

FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH, 440 N. Lake St., will have Sunday school 9:30 a.m. Sunday for children, teens and adults followed by 10:45 a.m. worship. Nursery care will be provided. For more information, call (440) 988-8255.

HERITAGE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 515 N. Leavitt Road, will have 9:30 a.m. Sunday school for teens to adult followed by 10:30 a.m. worship and Wiggle worship for kindergarteners through fourth grade. For more information, call (440) 988-9409 or visit

OLD STONE EVANGELICAL CHURCH, 553 S. Main St., will have 10:30 a.m. worship Sunday. The facility is a non-denominational church. For more information, call (440) 984-7074 or visit at


AVON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 37711 Detroit Road, will have 10 a.m. worship Sunday with the Rev. Micah Holland, pastor, delivering the sermon.


BASILICA AND NATIONAL SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF CONSOLATION, 315 Clay St., will host two special Masses in observance of the Feast of St. Gerard Majella. A Mass at noon Oct. 8 will be for those expecting a child or desire to get pregnant; a 7 p.m. Oct. 20 Mass will be for hope and healing of cancer and other sickness. Following both Masses visitors will be invited to participate in special prayers. Both services are open to the public. For more information, call (419) 396-7107 or visit


CATHEDRAL OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST, 1007 Superior Ave., will host a concert 7:30 p.m. Friday featuring Quire Cleveland under the direction of Ross W. Duffin, artistic director, will present “Henry Purcell: Hear My Voyce.” The concert is in part of the Helen D. Schubert concerts and is free and open to the public. A freewill offering will be taken. Free secure parking is available at Cathedral Plaza Garage on Rockwell Ave. and East Ninth Street.

TRINITY CATHEDRAL, 2230 Euclid Ave., will have the Rev. John Downey deliver the sermon “Being A Cathedral: Cathedrals In Places Of Loss and Hope,” during the 9 and 11:15 a.m. services Oct. 8. He also will also speak at the Dean’s Forum at 10:10 a.m.

Columbia Township

CHRIST CHURCH, (Route 82 at Marks Road), 23080 Royalton Road, will have its GriefShare, a faith-based support group for those who have lost a loved one 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 7. For more information, call Pastor Dominic Verdell at (440) 236-8282 or visit


ABUNDANT LIFE CHURCH, 306 Morgan Ave., will have prayer will begin 9:30 a.m. each Sunday followed by 10:30 a.m. worship. There will be no Sunday school.

ASBURY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 1611 Middle Ave., congregation and Pastor Howard Harris Jr., are temporarily worshipping 11 a.m. Sundays in the Pulse Community service in the chapel at First United Methodist Church, 312 Third St., Elyria. Harris will deliver the sermon “In The Dip.”

BETHANY BAPTIST CHURCH, 334 17th St., will have the annual Ushers’ Day celebration 4 p.m. Oct. 8 featuring guest speaker, the Rev. Ray Robinson, pastor, and congregation of Living Word Church, Lorain. Theme is “We’re Pressing Toward The Mark,” based on Philippians 3:13-14.

BETH-EL BAPTIST CHURCH, 10170 W. Ridge Road, will have Sunday school 9:45 a.m. Sunday followed by 10:45 a.m. traditional evangelical worship with Pastor Ken Tucker delivering a sermon. For more information, visit

BETHEL CHURCH, Ramada Inn, 1825 Lorain Blvd., will have teaching and ministry service 6 p.m. Oct. 15. A separate class for children 3 to 12 will meet after worship. For more information, call (440) 243-9001 or visit

CHURCH OF THE ROCK MINISTRY, 511 Broad St., will have morning worship and Holy Communion 11 a.m. Sunday with praise and worship conducted by the Stewardess Department followed by a 5 p.m. healing and deliverance service. For more information, call (440) 322-2835 or (440) 458-0372.

COMMUNITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 680 N. Abbe Road, will have Sunday school for all age groups 9:30 a.m. Sunday followed by worship 10:45 a.m. with the Rev. Kevin Coleman, pastor, will deliver the sermon “Amazing Grace,” based on Matthew 20:1-16. Will have first session “Tell Someone,” during 12:30 meeting. For more information, call (440) 365-7391.

CORNERSTONE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 2949 West River Road, will have a traditional worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday with Pastor Chris LaLonde delivering the sermon. For information, call (440) 324-1202.

DIVINE DESTINY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, 223 Clinton Ave., will have worship 11 a.m. Sunday with Pastor Janice Roberts, officiating. For more information, call (440) 258-3344.

FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST, 309 East Ave., will have worship and Sunday school for those up to age 20 at 10:30 a.m. Sunday followed by a hymn sing.

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 330 Second St., will have engaging worship 10 a.m. Sunday. Coffee hour will follow after worship. All services are open to the public.

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 312 Third St., will celebrate the 17th Sunday after Pentecost and World Communion during weekend services with the Rev. Kent Joy delivering the sermon “Welcome Everyone!” during the 5:30 p.m. Alpha service today and during the 8:30 a.m. Awakening service Sunday in the Asbury Room and 10:55 a.m. Gathering service. Pastor Howard Harris will deliver the sermon “In The Dip,” at the 11 a.m. Sunday Pulse service. A breakfast will be served 9:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. The public is invited to attend all services. For more information, call (440) 322-6622.

FIRST UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 200 East Ave., will have 9:30 a.m. Sunday school followed by worship and Communion 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Pastor appreciation celebration will be conducted 10:45 a.m. Oct. 8 followed by coffee hour. Community hot meals will be served 5 p.m. Oct. 19 and 26. Reformation Sunday will be observed during the 10:45 a.m. worship Oct. 29.

GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH, 9685 E. River Road, will have worship 8 and 10:30 a.m. each Sunday with Sunday school at 9:20 a.m. Communion will be served 8 a.m. the first and third Sundays with 10:30 a.m. Communion the second and fourth Sundays. The Rev. Robert F. Weldon Sr., will deliver a sermon. For more information, call (440) 322-5497.

GREATER CHRIST TEMPLE CHURCH, 123 Oberlin Road, will have 10:30 a.m. Sunday school and 11:45 a.m. worship Sunday with elder Darrell Shumpert, pastor, officiating. Bible class will be conducted 7:15 p.m. Wednesday.

IMPACT INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES, Boys & Girls Club, 1821 Middle Ave., a multicultural church will have worship 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Pastor Tommie Harris will deliver the sermon. For more information, call (440) 865-9320 or visit

LAPORTE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 2071 Grafton Road, will celebrate “World Communion Sunday,” 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday that will include a continental breakfast followed by communion service that is open to all regardless of age or church membership.

MOUNT OLIVET CHRISTIAN AND MISSIONARY ALLIANCE CHURCH, 626 Lorain Blvd., the annual celebration of Missionary Day will climax with during 11 a.m. worship Sunday with Pastor Joseph Gause, officiating. Theme is “Missions For Jesus Worldwide.” The public is invited to attend. For more information, call (440) 322-1773.

MOUNT ZION MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 632 West River Road, N., will have 9 a.m. church school followed by worship at 10:15 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Marcettes Cunningham, pastor delivering the sermon followed by the Lord’s Supper at 5 p.m. 1.Bible study is 7 p.m. Tuesday, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesdays with corporate prayer 10 a.m. For more information or transportation, call (440) 323-3075.

ORIGINAL GLORIOUS APOSTOLIC CHURCH, 995 Foster Ave., will celebrate “Youth Sunday,” with story reviews by the Sunday school department at 10:45 a.m. followed by worship 11:30 a.m. Sunday with inspirational music provided by Young Levites Choir under the direction of Jason Thomas, minister of music. Evangelist Doris E. Williams, pastor, will deliver the sermon. The King’s Kitchen hot meal program is 4 to 5 p.m. Oct. 19.

PEACE MENNONITE CHURCH, 9300 West Ridge Road, will have Sunday school class 9:30 a.m. for youth and adults. Worship will be 10:45 a.m. Public is welcome to attend.

POINT OF GRACE MINISTRIES, 6892 Lake Ave., will have 11 a.m. worship Sunday with the Rev. Darrell Young delivering the sermon. For more information, call (440) 324-1210 or email

SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH, 9652 Murray Ridge Road, will have Sabbath school 9:30 a.m. today followed by 11 a.m. worship. A free community dinner open to the public will be 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 28. Registration for the dinner is required by calling (440) 322-1707 and give number of guest to attend.

ST. ANDREW’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 300 Third St., will have quiet Communion worship 8:30 a.m. Sunday followed by 10:30 a.m. Communion service with music and the children’s sermon. Christian formation for all age groups is 9:30 a.m. Sunday. For registration, call (440) 322-2126.

ZION UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 43720 Telegraph Road, will have 9 a.m. Sunday worship with Donald Brown, pastor, delivering the sermon. Bible study is 5 p.m. Thursdays.


NORTH EATON CHURCH OF GOD, 12096 South Island Road, will have 10 a.m. Sunday school; 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. worship Sunday featuring southern gospel singing and ministering each service. A service will also be conducted 7 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Sanford and Betty Williams are the pastors. For more information, call (440) 865-4448.


CHRISTIAN LIFE CHURCH, 3559 W. Erie Ave., will have Sunday school class 10:30 a.m. Sunday along with a free breakfast. For more information, call (440) 244-6789 or visit

FAITH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 2201 Reid Ave., will have church school for children and Bible study for adults 9 a.m. Sunday followed by 10 a.m. social hour with worship at 10:30 a.m. The facility is handicapped accessible. For more information or to register, call (440) 244-3144.

FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH, 603 Washington Ave., will have worship 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Johnnie Wilson Middle School, 2700 Washington Ave., Lorain. The Rev. Rosalina Rivera, pastor, will deliver the sermon.

LIVING WORD CHURCH, 658 E. Erie Ave., is sponsoring a men’s conference 9 a.m. today featuring topics presented by guest speakers: elder Kurt Simmons, pastor, “Spirituality,” “Dr. George Bescak “Nephrologist,” Brother Tony Horn “Entrepreneurship,” elder Mark Mays “Celebrating Recovery,” Chad Grude of Express Professionals Employment Services. Theme is “Not My Will, But Thine, Be Done,” based on Luke 22:42. Admission is $10 per person (includes continental breakfast and lunch); call Mark Cheers at (440) 494-5757 or Joel Kirksey at (440) 258-5185.

NATIVITY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY CHURCH, 418 West 15th St., will feature a 5-week presentation “Divine Mercy in the Second Greatest Story Ever Told,” by the Rev. Michael Gaitley 11:45 a.m. each Sunday through Oct. 15. The DVD series will cover the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima, the papacy of St. John Paul II and the profound connection between divine mercy and Marian consecration. The hour viewing will be 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. each Sunday thereafter followed by a short discussion. Parking is available in the 14th Street lot adjacent to the church. For more information, call (440) 258-6339.

ST. JOHN UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 715 Reid Ave., will celebrate ‘World Communion’ Sunday with 9:30 a.m. Sunday school followed by 11 a.m. worship Sunday with the Rev. David Rogers delivering the sermon “Who Has Authority In Your Life?” The public is invited to attend. The facility is handicapped accessible.

North Ridgeville

FIELDS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 34077 Lorain Road, will have services 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday with a Hispanic ministry at 10 a.m. A new program for youth ages 3 through adult is 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday followed by a 7:30 p.m. contemporary service open to the public. Child care will be available for younger children. GriefShare Support Group will meet 6:30 p.m. Wednesday conducted by Adrienne Essenberg and Marylynn Swartz. For more information, call (440) 327-8753 or visit or


FIRST CHURCH IN OBERLIN, United Church of Christ, 106 N. Main St., will celebrate the 175th anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone of the church Oct. 8 given by representatives from area churches. For more information, call (440) 775-1711 of visit The public is invited to attend both services.

SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH, 99 South Park St., is sponsoring a seminar “Looking For Meaning: Purpose? – How Is The Bible And Religion Relevant Today?” and “Ancient Judeo-Christian Writings In Today’s World,” presented by Victor Waller 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Nov. 5 in The Hotel At Oberlin, 10 E. College St., Oberlin. Admission is free; seating is limited. For more information or reservations, call (440) 774-1266.


VERMILION CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 990 State St., will have special events leading up to celebrating the 200th anniversary of the church. An anniversary dinner will begin the celebration 4 p.m. Oct. 22 at German’s Villa that will feature the auctioning of doors to the public as part of the ‘door project’ reminiscent of Martin Luther. The theme is “Love Is The Key.” All past ministers, area ministers and ministers from local Vermilion churches will be in attendance and their guests. A noted emcee will host the celebration.


“ANGELS UNAWARE,” Bible study will be conducted 7 p.m. Mondays at the LCCC Wellington Center, Wellington, beginning with the topic “Jesus A Theography,” a study of Jesus from Genesis to Revelation. For more information, call (419) 681-6753.


UNITY SPIRITUAL CENTER, 23855 Detroit Road, will host a fall study program conducted by Wendy Craig Purcell using practical techniques from the book “Ask Yourself This: Questions to Open the Heart and Expand the Mind and Awaken the Soul,” beginning Sunday through Nov. 5. For more information or to purchase the $14.95 study manual, visit
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