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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 a nondenominational church. 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 annual novena to Our Lady of Consolation in preparation for the feast of Mary’s Assumption through Monday 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 daily 7 p.m. and 4 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sundays; also all day Monday and Tuesday. Vigil of Assumption (final prayers of the novena) will be
9 p.m. Monday from the front steps of the basilica when the statue of Our Lady of Consolation is brought out followed by a candlelight procession to Shrine Park to celebrate Mass officiated by Bishop Daniel Thomas, Diocese of Toledo. The Journey with Our Blessed Mother noon Mass will be Sept. 3 with the Rev. John Stove officiating. 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 Sunday. Bible study and summer forum officiated by the Rev. Paul Gaston will be “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 through 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 chapel at First United Methodist Church, 312 Third St., Elyria. Harris will deliver the sermon “Fighting Temptation,” based on I Corinthians 10:12-13; and James 4:7, 14-15.
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 11 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Addie L. Nolen, pastor, delivering the sermon. For more information, call (440) 322-2835 or (440) 458-0372.

COMMUNITY OF FAITH UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 9715 East River Road,will have inspirational music featuring Ladies of Grace Choir and Natalie Ely, pianist, during 10:30 a.m. worship Sunday. Singer Blossie Wright, accompanied by Mary Browne, pianist, will provide music 10:30 a.m. Aug. 20.

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 “Time To Get Out Of The Boat,” based on Matthew 14:22-33. 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 will delivering the sermon “A Patriarch’s Crazy New Perspectives.” 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 or to view their recordings, visit The program is free and open to the public.

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., weekend services with the Rev. Kent Joy delivering the sermon “It’s Like This: It’s Really Different,” 5:30 p.m. today, 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 “Fighting Temptations,” 11 a.m. in the chapel followed by a 6 p.m. concert featuring the Ugandan Kids Choir. A breakfast will be 10 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 10:45 a.m. worship Sunday. Community hot meals will be 5 p.m. Aug. 24 and 31. Morning worship at 10:15 a.m. Aug. 27 will be in High Meadow Park (off Ford Road) in Elyria.

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. service Sunday featuring 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 the 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 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 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 have worship 11:30 a.m. Sunday with inspirational music provided by Anointed Voices of Praise 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. Thursday.

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 to attend.

POINT OF GRACE MINISTRIES, 6892 Lake Ave., will have 11 a.m. worship Sunday 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., 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 for children younger than 12.

TRUE VINE PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH, 737 W. 18th St., will host All Ministries Day 11 a.m. Sunday 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 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 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 begin summer 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 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 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 “Salvation Is For All!” The public is invited to attend. The facility is handicapped accessible.

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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. The Blessing of the Pets, an outdoor service of the anointing and prayer for animals, will be5 p.m. at the picnic pavilion. The community is asked to bring their pet (dogs, cats, bunnies, hamsters, chinchillas, ferrets, rats, snakes, fish and all others). A donation of food, toys, litter or cash to support a local animal shelter will be accepted. 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.

SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH, 99 South Park St., will bring to a close its annual Healthful Living series presenting a live natural health clinic topic “Divine Worship: The Voice of Cure,”
11 a.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. today by Floyd Mayberry, medical missionary evangelist. For more information, call (440) 774-1266.

Announcements for Saturday’s church Events Calendar must be submitted by noon Tuesday. Items will be limited to include the church’s name, address, date and time, brief description of event and contact information. The Events Calendar does not include regular service or worship schedules. Announcements can be made at The Chronicle, 225 East Ave., or mailed to: Religion News, Chronicle-Telegram, c/o Bonnie Santos, P.O. Box 4010, Elyria, OH 44036, or email to


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