STEUBEN Sunday is the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany. The scripture lessons, based on the theme "Living Love," are Jeremiah 1:4-10, Psalm 71:1-6, 1 Corinthians 13:1-13, and Luke 4:21-30. The Rev. Patricia E. Welch, pastor and teacher, will lead worship during the 11 a.m. service. Large print and children's bulletins will be available.
The United Church of Christ online community can be found at i.ucc.org. Here you can stretch your mind, feed your spirit, and live your hope. Free music and videos are available, too. The Steuben Church home page is located atwww.uccwebsites.net/ steubenuccoh.html.
North Fairfield UMC
NORTH FAIRFIELD The Holy Grounds coffee house will be open at 9:30 and then a special viewing of "Rythm" will be presented at 10 a.m. Sunday. Bring a friend to see the 12-minute video followed by discussion. Worship is at 10:45 a.m. Sunday and the sermon topic is "A Time to be Silent A Time to Speak" based on Eclesiastes 3:7b.
St. Joseph Church, Plymouth
PLYMOUTH This church, located at 117 Sandusky St., Plymouth, has its Altar-Rosary sponsoring a spaghetti dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 11. The cost is a free-will offering. Carryouts will be available.
St. Mary/St. Anthony
The adult faith formation will continue the discussion series at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at St. Anthony. The topic of this week's discussion will be "Good Reasons for Being Catholic."
The youth group will be singing at the 4:30 p.m. Mass today at St. Mary.
A joint St. Mary/St. Anthony pictorial directory is being planned. Signup will take place before and after all the Masses at both parishes today and Sunday an will continue Feb. 3 and 4. Photographs will be taken the weeks of March 6 to 10 and 13 to 17.
First Baptist, N.L.
NEW LONDON This church, located at 432 Park Ave., offers its gymnasium for walkers from 8 to 9 a.m. each week day. The facility is also open from 7 to 9 p.m. on Mondays for volleyball.
The church invites the public to a sweet fellowship banquet at 5 p.m. Feb. 17 at the church. Tickets are available from Eloise Hamilton, who can be reached at (419) 929-6843.
Second Baptist, N.L.
NEW LONDON This church, located at 41 Maple St., is sponsoring a soup day from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. The public is invited for free soup and hot beverages, and more information is available at (419) 929-2333.
Norwalk Church of Christ
Sunday will feature the lesson, "Ephesians 6:1-3: Parents and Children," at 10:30 a.m. and the church will participate in a scripture reading, song, and prayer service on the crucifixion of Christ at 6 p.m. This church also has Bible studies for all ages on at 9:30 a.m. Sundays and 7 p.m. Wednesdays. More information about this church is available at norwalkchurch.org.
St. Paul Episcopal, Norwalk
Worship and Sunday school will be at 8:30 a.m. followed by brunch and the annual business meeting of the parish. At 11:45 a.m. Friday, communion will be served at Twilight Gardens.
NEW LONDON This church, located at 58 East Main St., is collecting items to send to military personnel in Iraq.
Items should be individually wrapped and nonperishable and include such things as breakfast bars, tissues, baby wipes, lip balm, hand sanitizer and hard candy.
They can be dropped off at the church office from 9 a.m. to noon weekdays or during any of the Sunday services, which are at 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. Also, a contemporary service will be presented at 7 p.m. Sunday.
Congregational Community UCC
MONROEVILLE This church, located at 29 Chapel St., Monroeville, will have the annual congregational meeting and potluck after worship Sunday. The congregation will discuss goals for the coming year.
On Wednesday, the church will host a free food and fellowship meal.
This church, located at the corner of Halfway Road and U.S. 20 West of Norwalk just beyond Big Lots, will hold its annual sweetheart banquet at 5 p.m. Feb. 10. Following the buffet meal, the "newlywed" game's top prize will go to the winning married couple with other complimentary donated prizes from local businesses by drawing. Married and non-married adult couples of the community are welcome. Reservations at $25 per couple must be made as soon as possible with Wilma Allen at (419) 668-1362; Judy Sergent at (419) 660-1475; or Pastor Michael J. Smith at (419) 668-1563.
CLARKSFIELD This church, located at 5151 Zenobia Road, is serving a Swiss steak dinner with homemade desserts from 4:30 to 7 p.m. today. Tickets are $9 for adults and $3.50 for children under 12. Carryouts will be available. All proceeds will go to the building fund. For details call (419) 929-0745 or (419) 929-8998.
Worship is at 10:30 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Patty Jo Sheldon. The sermon will be "The Greatest, Most Powerful Gift of All." The monthly potluck dinner will follow the morning service.
First United Methodist, Norwalk
Located at 60 W. Main St, this church's Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m. and worship begins at 10:30.
After worship there will be a youth-parent meeting and the missions committee is sponsoring a fund-raiser baked potato luncheon. Check out the tables in the Rotunda to purchase T-shirts or Avon products from the youth.
The youth are also sellling sub sandwiches for Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 4. They may be ordered now and picked up after worship on Feb. 4 at the rotunda. Plan ahead and reserve a spot to help with Vacation Bible School this summer. Contact DeAnn McKillips at (419) 668-1938 to make plans to join in this experience.
St. Paul Catholic, Norwalk
At 9 a.m. Sunday, Children's Liturgy of the Word will be celebrated. Spanish Mass is at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
The usher gathering for all ushers will be Saturday at 9 a.m. today or 7 p.m. Sunday.
There will a candlelight dinner for all married couples from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 10 at the gathering space of the parish center. The cost is $35 and the speakers for the evening are Ann and Jim Cavera. Deadline for all reservations is Feb. 6.