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 of each month and the book group meets 7 p.m. the third Tuesday. For more information, call (440) 988-9409 or visit heritagepcusa.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
AVON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 37711 Detroit Road, will have 10 a.m. worship Sunday with the Rev. Micah Holland, pastor, delivering the sermon.
TRINITY CATHEDRAL, 2230 Euclid Ave., will host its annual “Messiah Sing,” concert noon Dec. 13 featuring the Trinity Chamber Orchestra, soloists and a massed choir. The program is free and open to the public. A freewill offering will be taken.
CHRIST CHURCH, (Route 82 at Marks Road), 23080 Royalton Road, will have the grief program “Surviving the Holidays,” 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and coming to a close after the 7 to 8:30 p.m. session. For more information, call Pastor Dominic Verdell at (440) 236-8282 or visit www.griefshare.org/about.
ABUNDANT LIFE CHURCH, 306 Morgan Ave., will have Sunday school class 9:45 a.m. Sunday followed by 10:30 a.m. worship.
BETHANY BAPTIST CHURCH, 334 17th St., will host the annual Mission’s Christmas candlelight service 5 p.m. Sunday along with guest speaker elder James R. Furcron and congregation of True Vine Primitive Baptist Church, Elyria. Theme is “The Christmas Story – Oh What A Miracle!” based on Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 2:7-11.
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 www.beth-elbaptistelyria.org.
BETHEL CHURCH, Ramada Inn, 1825 Lorain Blvd., will have teaching and ministry service 6 p.m. Dec. 17. A separate class for children 3 to 12 will meet after worship. For more information, call (440) 243-9001 or visit www.bethelcleveland.com/oberlin.
CHURCH OF THE ROCK MINISTRY, 115 Cedar St., will celebrate Pastor’s Aide Day with an 8 a.m. intercessory of prayer, 9 a.m. Sunday school followed by praise and worship 11 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Addie L. Nolen, pastor, delivering the sermon. Prayer service and Bible study is 6 p.m. Wednesday and afternoon prayer on Friday. 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 10:45 a.m. worship with the Rev. Kevin Coleman, pastor, delivering the sermon. Growing Up Church will be 11:15 a.m. Guest speaker Daniel Harrison of Missionary with Joy in the Harvest – Oasis will minister during 10:45 a.m. worship Dec. 17 with Growing Up Church at 11:15 a.m. followed by a MeetGreet at noon to socialize with Daniel and Kim Harrison. A Christmas Eve service will be 7 p.m. Dec. 24. Watching night service is 11 p.m. Dec. 31. For more information, call (440) 365-7391.
CORNERSTONE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 2949 West River Road, will have 10:30 a.m. worship 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. The church will host a Live Nativity scene 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 15 and will host a breakfast with Santa 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 23 that will include a toy give-away. 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 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 second Sunday of advent during weekend services with the Rev. Kent Joy delivering the sermon “Preparing In Hope,” during the 5:30 p.m. chapel service today; the 8:30 a.m. Awakening service in the Asbury Room and the 10:55 a.m. sanctuary service. The Madrigal Singers will be guests during the sanctuary service. Tierney Payne will be the speaker during the 11 a.m. pulse service in the chapel. A breakfast will be 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. The serving of community hot meals will be 5 p.m. Dec. 21 and 28. A Christmas Eve service will be 7:30 p.m. Dec. 24.
GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH, 9685 E. River Road, in observance of the second Sunday in advent will have 8 a.m. service Sunday followed by a Christmas program at 10:30 a.m. presented by the Sunday school department. Mid-week advent service 7 p.m. Wednesday will feature the preschool 4 and 5 year olds Christmas program. The third advent service will have 8 and 10:30 a.m. services Dec. 17 will have Holy Communion during the 8 a.m. service. A soup supper will be 6 p.m. Dec. 20 followed by 7 p.m. mid-week advent worship. The Rev. Robert F. Weldon Sr., will officiate. For more information, call (440) 322-5497.
GREATER CHRIST TEMPLE CHURCH, 123 Oberlin Road, will have 10:30 a.m. Sunday school followed by 11:45 a.m. worship Sunday with Pastor Darrell Shumpert delivering the sermon. 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 www.facebook.com/PastorTommieandTaraHarris.
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 10:15 a.m. worship 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. Watch night service will be 10 p.m. Dec. 31 to welcome in the New Year. For more information or transportation, call (440) 323-3075.
ORIGINAL GLORIOUS APOSTOLIC CHURCH, 995 Foster Ave., will host the 2017 Christmas benefit concert 6 p.m. today featuring the music of Milton Brunson and the Thompson Community Mass Choir along with a special tribute to the legacy of Valeria Harris. A freewill offering will be taken; donations of blankets, beddings, cleaning supplies, bath and wash products will be collected to benefit the Valor Home and Catholic Charities St. Elizabeth Center. Sunday school for all age groups will be 10 a.m. Sunday followed by 11:30 a.m. worship 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. Dec. 21.
PEACE MENNONITE CHURCH, 9300 West Ridge Road, will have Sunday school class 9:30 a.m. for youth and adults followed by worship at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. 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 email@example.com.
SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH, 9652 Murray Ridge Road, will have Sabbath school 9:30 a.m. today with 11 a.m. worship. A Christmas program will be presented 11 a.m. Dec. 23 followed by a free community dinner 1 to 3 p.m. Transportation will be provided, call (440) 420-1314. 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 8:30 a.m. Sunday followed by 9:30 a.m. Faith Formation for all age groups and 10:30 a.m. advent Holy Eucharist with music and children’s sermon. Mid-week advent worship will include 6 p.m. quiet Communion, 6:30 p.m. shared meal and 7 to 8:15 p.m. listening to God program Wednesday and Dec. 20. For more information, 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.
BELDEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 36130 State Route 303, will have 9:30 a.m. Sunday school followed by 10:30 a.m. worship with Pastor David Walker delivering the sermon. Christmas Eve worship is 7 p.m. Dec. 24 featuring the Christmas story, favorite Christmas hymns and will close with a silent night candle lighting ceremony. The facility is handicap accessible. For more information, call (440) 926-2209.
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 lorainchristianlife.com.
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, 1019 W. 5th St., will have worship 9:30 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Rosalina Rivera, pastor, delivering the sermon followed by a 3 p.m. advent musical concert featuring a reflective service of evening prayer with seasonal music of Johannes Brahms accompanied by Oberlin student, Silvio Guitian, clarinetist along with the First Choir. The public is invited to attend.
ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA CHURCH, 1339 East Erie Ave., will host the “Marathon of Rosaries … To Save the Unborn,” 10 a.m. today and every half hour on the hour until 3:30 p.m. The event is open to all faiths. For more information, call Dr. H. Tavenner at (440) 288-0416.
ST. JOHN UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 715 Reid Ave., will celebrate the second Sunday of advent with 9:30 a.m. Sunday school followed by 11 a.m. worship with the Rev. David Rogers delivering the sermon “Are Angels Among Us?” The third Sunday of advent “Joy” will have 9:30 a.m. Sunday school and 11 a.m. worship Dec. 17 with the sermon title “Great Joy.” The fourth Sunday of advent “Love” will have 11 a.m. worship Dec. 24 with the sermon title “The Holy Spirit,” followed by a 10 p.m. candlelight service. The Rev. David Rogers will deliver the sermon “Pastor’s Take On Christmas.” New Year’s Eve service will have 9:30 a.m. Sunday school and 11 a.m. worship with the sermon title “Love Of Christ.” The public is invited to attend all services. The facility is handicapped accessible.
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 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. For information, call (440) 327-8753 or visit at www.fieldsumc.org.
THE 10TH ANNUAL “MESSIAH SING-ALONG,” will be presented 7 p.m. Sunday in collaboration with soloists and musicians of Oberlin Conservatory of Music and Oberlin College Office of Religious and Spiritual Life at Finney Chapel, 90 North Professor St. Scores will be available for rent at $5 each. Admission is free, but a freewill offering will be taken. The concert is sponsored by Credo Music, the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and Oberlin’s Office of Religious and Spiritual Life. For more information, call (440) 774-3658.
ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1377 Lester Road, will host a Christmas tea 3 p.m. Sunday featuring a presentation given by Betty Barlow and Kristen Nagy of The Oakes, Brunswick. The program will include the Christmas Story, inspirational stories and information given on new programs to help those with addictions along with the musical talents of Ray Miller and Hal Lissow. The theme is “All Is Well – Light, Life and Love.” Refreshments will be available.
ST. MATTHEW LUTHERAN CHURCH, 15617 Mason Road, will present the 20th annual “Breath of Heaven,” live Nativity production, 4 to 8 p.m. today and Sunday with walk-throughs conducted every 15 minutes. Guests are invited to refreshments after the walk-through. The facility is wheelchair accessible. Non-perishable food donations will be accepted. For more information, call (440) 225-9775.
ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH and SCHOOL, 27993 Detroit Road, will present its annual Christmas music festival “Majesty In A Manger,” 7 to 8:30 p.m. today featuring the Contemporary Praise Team and special Instrumental Ensemble providing music selections of favorite Christmas carols, songs, classical Christmas renditions and contemporary songs from by Chris Tomlin, Paul Baloche, Newsong, Matt Redman and others. Admission is free. For more information, call (440) 835-3050 or visit at www.stpaulwestlake.org.
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