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AMHERST 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.
HERITAGE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 515 N. Leavitt Road, will have 9:30 a.m. Sunday school for teens to adultS followed by 10:30 a.m. worship and Wiggle worship for kindergartners through fourth-graders. 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 nondenominational. For more information, call (440) 984-7074 or visit


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 the annual novena to Our Lady of Consolation in preparation for the feast of Mary’s Assumption through Aug. 14 officiated by the Rev. Paul Gawlowski, pastoral associate at Our Lady of Grace, Castro Valley, and vocation director for Western Province of the Conventual Franciscans. Services of novena will be 8 p.m. daily except 2:30 p.m. Sundays; weekday Masses are 7 a.m. in the original shrine church and 11 a.m. in the basilica. Confessions are 7 p.m. daily and 4 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sundays; also all day Aug. 14 and 15. Vigil of Assumption (final prayers of the novena) will be 9 p.m. Aug. 14 from the front steps of the basilica when the statue of Our Ladyof Consolation is brought out followed by a candlelight procession to Shrine Park to celebrate Mass officiated by Bishop Daniel Thomas, Diocese of Toledo. For more information, call (419) 396-7107 or visit


TRINITY CATHEDRAL, 2230 Euclid Ave., will have Holy Eucharist 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday with education hour 9 to 10 a.m. Choir will provide music during 10 a.m. service only Aug. 13. Bible study and summer forum officiated by the Rev. Paul Gaston will speak on the subject “A Book for All Hours: The Book of Common Prayer and the Life of the Spirit.”

Columbia Township

CHRIST CHURCH (state 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 Aug. 15 to Nov. 7. For more information, call Pastor Dominic Verdell at (440) 236-8282 or visit


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 at First United Methodist Church, 312 Third St., Elyria. Harris will deliver the sermon “Always A Way Out,” based on I Corinthians 10:12-13; and James 1:13-15.
BETH-EL BAPTIST CHURCH, 10170 West 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. Aug. 20. 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 praise and worship and the serving of Holy Communion 11 a.m. Sunday followed by a 4 p.m. service. Vacation Bible school for all age groups is 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday at High Meadow Park (behind Walmart) on Ford Road. For more information, contact Al Wiggins at (440) 310-0680 or Charlene at (440) 458-0372.

COMMUNITY OF FAITH UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 9715 East River Road,will have inspirational music featuring Kathy and Jim Ketchum during 10:30 a.m. worship Sunday. Ladies of Grace Choir and Natalie Ely, pianist, will provide music 10:30 a.m. Aug. 13.

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, delivering the sermon “Celebration,” based on Genesis 32:22-31. Growing Up Church will be 11:15 a.m. 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 the Rev. Chris LaLonde, pastor, delivering the sermon “Social Fridges.” For more information, call (440) 324-1202.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF ELYRIA, 11400 LaGrange Road, will host a concert 6 p.m. Aug. 20 featuring the Benjamin Everson Family. For more information, visit The program is free and open to the public.

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 Sunday school 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and traditional worship 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Coffee hour is after worship. All services are open to the public.

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 312 Third St., will have Communion during weekend services with the Rev. Kent Joy delivering the sermon “It’s Like This: It’s Not Your Problem,” during the 5:30 p.m. service today; the 8:30 a.m. service in the Asbury room and 10:55 a.m. service in the sanctuary. Pastor Howard Harris Jr. will deliver the message “Always A Way Out” 11 a.m. at the service in the chapel. A breakfast will be 10 a.m. in fellowship hall. The public is invited to all services. For more information, call (440) 322-6622.

FIRST UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 200 East Ave., will have 10:45 a.m. worship and Communion on Sunday. Community hot meals are 5 p.m. Aug. 24 and 31.

GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH, 9685 East River Road, announces its merger with Trinity Lutheran Church (formerly of Grafton) and will have worship and Holy Communion 9 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Robert F. Weldon Sr. delivering a sermon. Preschool will continue at Trinity Lutheran Church and Grace Lutheran. For more information, call church office 9 a.m. to noon at (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 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

MOUNT NEBO PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH, 452 Mussey Ave., will observe the first anniversary of Pastor Mark Taylor during an 11 a.m. Aug. 13 service featuring guest speaker Pastor Eugene Griggs of Grace Community Church, Cleveland. A celebration service at 3:30 p.m. will have as speaker Pastor C.J. Johnson and congregation of New Jerusalem, Sandusky. The public is encouraged to attend.

MOUNT OLIVET CHRISTIAN AND MISSIONARY ALLIANCE CHURCH, 626 Lorain Blvd., will have worship 11 a.m. Sunday with Pastor Joseph Gause delivering the sermon. The public is invited. 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 10:15 a.m. worship with the Rev. Marcettes Cunningham, pastor, delivering the sermon. Bible study is 7 p.m. Tuesday; 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesdays. 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. Aug. 17.

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

POINT OF GRACE MINISTRIES, 6892 Lake Ave., will have 11 a.m. worship Sunday with the Rev. Darrell Young delivering the sermon.

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. Aug. 26. Registration for the dinner is required by calling (440) 322-1707 and give number of guests to attend.

ST. ANDREW’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 300 Third St., will have Communion and worship with music 9:30 a.m. Sundayand will include a children’s sermon. For registration, call (440) 322-2126.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL CHURCH, 41295 North Ridge Road, will have a Filipino dinner Aug. 19 that will include 4 p.m. Mass; 5 p.m. social hour followed by a buffet-style dinner. The event will include Filipino artifacts, costumes, dancing and songs. Cost is $15 for adults; $10 for children 6 to 12 years old and free to children younger than 5. Takeouts are available. For ticket purchase or more information, call (440) 787-7309, (440) 371-8460 or (440) 324-4212.

THE TEMPLE OF THE CALL OUT CHURCH OF THE ALMIGHTY GOD, 7809 West River Road, S., will have the “Fruit Of The Spirit” service 4 p.m. today with guest speakers ministering the word, and church choirs providing inspirational music. Theme is “He That Hath An Ear, Let Him Hear What The Spirit Saith Unto The Churches,” based on Revelation 2:29. The church will host a pre-anniversary service “Love, Honor and Respect Your Elders,” 4 p.m. each Sunday in August climaxing 4 p.m. Sept. 3. An anniversary dinner will follow the Sunday service at $10 per person and $5 children younger than 12.

TRUE VINE PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH, 737 W. 18th St., will have vacation Bible school 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Friday with a light snack served 5:30 p.m. The church will host All Ministries Day 11 a.m. Aug. 13 and will have as speaker minister of young adults elder John J. Cox of Church Without Walls, Houston, Texas. For more information, call the church at (440) 322-9805.

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 S. 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 be 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 begin summer Sunday school 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 10:30 a.m. worship Sunday. Church school will resume in the fall. 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 General Johnnie Wilson Middle School, 2700 Washington Ave., Lorain. The Rev. Rosalina Rivera, pastor, will deliver the sermon.

ST. JOHN UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 715 Reid Ave., will have 10 a.m. worship Sunday with the Rev. David Rogers delivering the sermon “Nothing Is Impossible.” The public is invited. The facility is handicapped accessible.

North Ridgeville

FIELDS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 34077 Lorain Road, will have Sunday worship 9 and 11 a.m. with a Hispanic ministry at 10 a.m. 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 S. Park St., will host its annual “Healthful Living” series 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; 11 a.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. Aug. 12 presented by Floyd Mayberry, medical missionary evangelist. Mayberry received his training from the Centurion Ministry Bible School of Health. He is serving at The Living Way Ministry, Raymondville, Mo. Topics are: “The Causes of Disease Your Doctor Won’t Tell You About,” Wednesday; “Targeting Specific Diseases and Their Bible Based Cures,” Thursday; “God’s Natural Remedies,” followed by a question-and-answering session, Friday; “Divine Worship: The Voice of Cure,” 11 a.m. Aug. 12 followed by a 3 to 5 p.m. live natural health clinic. For more information, call (440) 774-1266


NEW HAVEN BAPTIST CHURCH, 5290 French Creek Road, will host gospel singing 7 p.m. today featuring the Connor Family. The program is free and open to the public.

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