Jesus calls us in, to make new disciples.
Jesus calls us up, to a deeper walk with Him.
Jesus calls us out,
to transform our communities and the world.
Explore the ways that we are called.

Canal District of The United Methodist Church - You will find our churches in rural, small town, county seat (Medina, Wooster, Ravenna), suburban and urban areas (Akron, Barberton). We invite you to join us in discovering God through worship, learning, fellowship and recreation.
Go to the District Churches Page to find a United Methodist congregation in your area. You will discover a wide variety of service types and times, as well as other life-giving opportunities at a church nearby.


**Check the Youth Page for Worship Services geared toward Youth in the evenings -Go to Youth Page

Rejoicing Spirits Worship Service – The First United Methodist Church of Cuyahoga Falls is beginning a new ministry called Rejoicing Spirits, which reaches out to enrich the spiritual lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families, and their support community.
On the third Saturday of each month, beginning September 20, 2014, we invite those interested to meet with us at 5:30 p.m. for an adapted Christian worship service and fellowship time, followed by light refreshments. Our church is located at 245 Portage Trail in Cuyahoga Falls.
Rejoicing Spirits is a nondenominational Christian worship service which shares God’s message of love in various ways including joyous music, a brief meaningful message, a “no shushing” policy, active participation opportunities, and good fellowship.
People of all ages, faiths and abilities are welcome.
Rejoicing Sprits enriches the spiritual lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families, friends and other supportive community members through meaningful, inclusive worship and fellowship that shares God’s word and message of love. The worship is welcoming to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The first Rejoicing Spirits Service was held in Pennsylvania in 2003, and today there are 28 Rejoicing Spirits congregations in 11 states. Two of these congregations are in Ohio: Cuyahoga Falls First UMC which will be meeting for worship the third Saturday of each month, and Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Hudson which meets the first Saturday of each month.
For more information contact Mary Ellen Atwood by email: maryellen.atwood@gmail.com, or phone at 330-524-3423.

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