Worship services at First United Methodist Church, 245 Portage Trail, Cuyahoga Falls, are on Sundays at 8:30 and 11 a.m. The church has many Sunday School classes for all ages which meet from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. There is child care available for infants through preschoolers all morning and there is a Children’s Worship service for those in Kindergarten-fifth grade during the 11 a.m. service.
Join the congregation on May 17 at 7 p.m. for a concert presented by the Westminster Concert Bell Choir from the Westminster Choir College. This choir uses the world’s largest range of handbells - eight octaves, as well as six octaves of choir chimes and the large “Basso Profundo” - a new phenomenon in bell ringing. They have most recently been seen with singer Josh Groban at the televised lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.
If you have children or youth at home, consider sending them to one of First Church’s three summer camps.
Epworth Camp is for youth going into seventh-12th grades. It takes place July 9-12 at Camp Asbury near Hiram. Lots of music, fellowship, games and fun. The camp ends with a day at Cedar Point.
Chess Camp is July 10-14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is for children with ratings under 1500, with or without experience. The week will include chess-themed crafts, snacks, a concluding tournament and lots of chess.
Wesley Camp is the weekend of Aug. 4-6 at Camp Aldersgate. It is for kids going into fourth-sixth grades. Enjoy swimming, archery, games, crafts and more.
For more information on any of the camps or to register, call the church office at 330-9223-5241, Ext. 218, or go online to www.firstchurchcf.com.