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Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:47 PM


NEW LONDON The New London United Methodist Church will offer an Italian dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. The cost will be $8.50 for adults, with children 15 and younger free.

The church's two free monthly soup and sandwich suppers will be presented from 4:30 to 6 p.m. this Thursday and next Thursday.

Fitchville UMC

FITCHVILLE The Fitchville United Methodist church is making plans for its annual revival, "Show Me the Way," at the New London Reservoir July 13 to 15. Contact the church at (419) 929-8916 for more information.

St. Mary/St. Anthony

Refreshments will be served following the 8:30 a.m. Mass Sunday at St. Mary.

The Mass schedule will change at both parishes on the weekend of July 7 and 8.

Masses at St. Anthony will be at 4:30 p.m. Saturdays and 8:30 a.m. Sundays. Mass at St. Mary will be at 10:30 a.m. Sundays.

Steuben UCC

STEUBEN Sunday is the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost. The scripture lessons, based on the theme "Deep Down Questions," are 1 Kings 19:1-4, (5-7), 8-15a; Psalm 42 and 43; Galatians 3:23-29; and Luke 8:26-39. The Rev. Patricia E. Welch, pastor and teacher, will lead worship during the 11 a.m. service. Large print bulletins will be available.

During worship, Steuben church will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the "birth" of the United Church of Christ. On June 25, 1957, Congregational Christian Churches and the Evangelical and Reformed Church merged into a new denomination. The UCC's founders took seriously the priestly prayer of Jesus "that they may all be one." Since that day, the UCC has been at the forefront of the ecumenical movement. Go towww.ucc.org to learn more about the United Church of Christ.

First United Methodist, Norwalk

This church's Vacation Bible School is July 16 to 20.

The Akron Aeros game is July 28, with the picnic at 6 and game at 7 p.m. Call the church office at (419) 668-1938 for ticket information. Ticket deadline is July 8.

The Rev. Edna Stahl, associate pastor, will give her last sermon at this church during worship at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. The church will welcome the Rev. Seth Auman, new associate pastor, effective July 1.

St. Joseph, M'ville

MONROEVILLE The reverse raffle early bird drawing for $1,000 will be held Friday. Tickets are available at the church office or at the Monroeville businesses listed in the bulletin.

North Fairfield Baptist

NORTH FAIRFIELD This church will hold its "Summer Fling" for teenagers at 6 p.m. today at the gym at the old school building. There will be volleyball, games and pizza. The special speaker will be Jeff Griffith, of Lebanon, Pa.

At 10 a.m. Sunday, Griffith will be speaking to the teenagers and adult Sunday school class. He will also speak at the 11 a.m. worship service.

First Presbyterian, Norwalk

This Sunday during the 9:30 morning worship service, the Rev. Adrian Doll will continue in the ongoing sermon series, "Proverbs: Ancient Wisdom for Living Today."

The church invites children throughout the community to attend this year's Vacation Bible School, "Take the Plunge." The summer adventure will run from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. Parents, there is still time to register your child. Arrive at the church by 8:30 Monday and Vacation Bible School coordinators will help register your child.

On July 1, the fellowship committee hosts its annual summer picnic immediately following the worship service.

Norwalk Alliance

This church is prepping for Thunder in the Streets with a "Team Alliance" weekend. Local racers and Jr. Dragsters will have their cars on display. Shaunda Edwards will be recruiting volunteers to work at Thunder in the Streets, with special emphasis being placed on being involved in the upcoming racing event. The Rev. Bruce Rzengota will be preaching the message "Honoring the Call" at both the 9 and 10:45 a.m. services.

Cliff Glenn, the new summer children's ministry intern, will begin his ministry leading a new children's program focusing on the fruit of the spirit during both services.

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