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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. Bible study group meetings 9:30 a.m. second Tuesday and the Book Group meets 7 p.m. the third Tuesday. 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 a Mass in observance of the Feast of St. Gerard Majella at 7 p.m. for hope and healing of cancer and other sickness followed by special prayers that visitors are invited to participate. 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. Nov. 10 featuring Fior Angelico “The Angelic Flower of Music” under the direction of Matthew Bester, artistic director, will feature Spanish music for lamentation and rejoicing. 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.

LIBERTY HILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 8206 Euclid Ave., will celebrate the eighth pastoral anniversary of Pastor Mark Louis Johnson Sr. and first lady, Heather Johnson beginning with Sunday school at 9:20 a.m. Oct. 22 followed by 10:45 a.m. worship. Guest speaker will be Johnson’s father, the Rev. Henry L. Johnson III, senior pastor of Union Grove Baptist Church, Columbus. Theme is ‘A Charge To Keep,” based on II Timothy 4:1-5. Pastor Mark is a graduate of Elyria High School where he was inducted into the Hall of Fame for community service throughout his career in 2014. His ministry also includes the hot meals program, clothing give-away and Sunday afternoons teaching the youth at Encourage Church. Heather Johnson conducts the women’s fellowship at the church and recently hosted a Priscilla Shirer simulcast. They are the parents of four children. For more information, visit

TRINITY CATHEDRAL, 2230 Euclid Ave., will have Veronica Isabel Dahlberg speak on “Beyond the Border: Immigration in Northeast Ohio,” at the Dean’s Forum, 10:10 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Steve Carlsen will minister the sermon “Being A Cathedral: Living in Translation,” during 8, 9 and 11:15 a.m. Nov. 19 service. He 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 Sunday school class 9:45 a.m. Sunday followed by 10:30 a.m. worship.

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. Sunday. 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 service 11 a.m. Sunday conducted by the Men of Gideon with Elder Paul Nolen delivering the sermon. 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, delivering the sermon “Do You Have The Right Attire?” based on Matthew 22:1-14. For more information, call (440) 365-7391.

CORNERSTONE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 2949 West River Road, will have worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday with Pastor Chris LaLonde delivering the sermon “Led By The Spirit: A Guide.” 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 Heritage Sunday, the 190th anniversary of First United Methodist and the 120th anniversary of Asbury United Methodist Church with combined services 5:30 p.m. today in the chapel; also the Awakening service 8:30 a.m. Sunday in the Asbury Room followed by worship 10:55 and 11 a.m. in the sanctuary Sunday. 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 10:45 a.m. worship Sunday. Community hot meals will be served 5 p.m. Thursday and Oct. 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 the seventh annual women’s day celebration that will include 10:30 a.m. Sunday school followed by 11:45 a.m. worship Sunday featuring guest speaker Danita Harris Pratt, Channel 5 News anchor. Theme is “True Worship – Let Us Enter Into The Presence Of God.” Dress attire for those in attendance are asked to wear shades of red and ivory. 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

MOUNT OLIVET CHRISTIAN AND MISSIONARY ALLIANCE CHURCH, 626 Lorain Blvd., will have 11 a.m. worship 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 worship at 10:15 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Calvin Curry, delivering the sermon. 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 have Sunday school 10:30 a.m. for all age groups followed by 11:30 worship 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 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.

UNITY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 326 Fuller Road, will host a 3-day fall revival 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday featuring guest speaker, Johnny Tymon of Blessed Hope Baptist Church, Cleveland. The public is invited to attend all services.

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.


CHRISTIAN UNITY CHURCH, 36353 Capel Road, will host the women’s conference “Reflection,” 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 21 given by Sandy and Fayth Lore. The program is open to youths 12 and over. Cost is $10 per person (includes a dinner). Registration is required by Oct. 15; call (440) 748-1008 or Jeannette Brock at (440) 323-6871. The Lore Family will be featuring in special singing during 11 a.m. worship Oct. 22 with the Rev. Darren Lore, delivering the sermon.

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. In observance of the 175th anniversary of the church, will have GloryWay Quartet in concert 2 p.m. Oct. 22. A freewill offering will be taken. 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. A music fest will be presented 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday featuring familiar and new songs the first hour followed by refreshments with the second hour being an open mic and/or audience sing-a-long. Those in attendance may share musical talents and play their instrument. Admission is free; a freewill offering will be taken. 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 celebrate Children’s Sabbath during 9:30 a.m. Sunday school followed by 11 a.m. worship Sunday. The sermon is titled “Salvation for ALL.” The public is invited to attend. The facility is handicapped accessible.

ST. PETER PARISH CENTER, 3655 Oberlin Ave., will have the first five sessions of the 11-part series “Psalms: The School of Prayer,” by Jeff Cavins study series 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each Monday beginning Oct. 16 through Nov. 13 conduced by Rabbi Enid Lader in the school cafeteria. The program features a video along with a study guide that explains the history and importance of poetic Judaic prayers. The cost is $25 for study guide, but no one will be turned away if unable to pay. The series will resume in February for the final six sessions. For more information, contact Deacon Jay Ogan at (440) 282-9103, ext. 110. The public is invited to attend.

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


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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