I’M NEW

WHERE AND HOW TO START


WORDS FROM PASTOR BOB STANLEY
Stow Presbyterian Church

Welcome to SPC. We hope you’ll take the time to check out our website and find our a little more about us. The best way to get to know us is to visit us for a worship service. Stow Presbyterian is a place where God is at work and things are happening. We exist to be a place where people connect with God; grow in their faith; and are transformed. We love serving in our communities and being connected to world around us. We love singing, laughing, praying together, learning and even having a lot of fun in the process. In short, we aren’t perfect people, but we serve a Savior Who took care of that for us. Get to know us…we are excited to get to know you!

-Bob


WHAT TO EXPECT

Sundays at SPC

When you arrive at SPC, expect a casual and relaxed atmosphere. Some people will be in jeans or shorts, and others may even look dapper in a suit. But don’t worry, because everyone will be glad you’re here. We offer worship on Sundays, at 10:15 AM. It is a great time for families to get to worship without feeling too rushed. During the 10:15 worship service, we offer a kids message and RESONATE-a kid’s church for K-6th grades. We have a nursery for the little ones staffed by caring and trained nursery workers and volunteers.

We have our A.B.F.’s for adults at 9:00 AM.

What is an A.B.F.? Is it contagious?

Actually, it might just be contagious! Adult Bible Fellowships, or “A.B.F.’s”, are a great way to grow in your faith and connect with our faith community at SPC. There are always new studies forming on a variety of topics. Some ABF’s work through the Scriptures book by book, while others are more topical. Some ABF’s meet on other nights of the week. These opportunities to grow and learn are essential to our life at SPC. I guess that’s why about forty percent of our community is connected to one regularly!

 

Currently, we have four ABF’s on Sundays at 9:00am:

What’s New in the OT? with Patrice Spencer is going through “102 Fascinating Bible Studies”. It’s a new topic each week.  This class meets in Room A.

Pastor Wally’s class meets in Room C. They will be starting a new book, “Tell Someone” by Greg Laurie on October 15. This study will encourage and inspire you to share the Gospel.

BookMark led by Mark Wiley is going through the life David. Join this class in Room B.

Faith, Family, Friends led by Jeff Capple will be going through the book, “Crazy Busy” by Kevin DeYoung. This class is geared towards families with young children and meets in Room 17.

Where can I learn more about what SPC offers for me or my family?

When you enter the front doors into our welcome center on Sundays, we have volunteers and one of our Ruling Elders available to answer any questions and direct you around our facility. “Ruling Elder” is Presbyterian fancy talk for “overseer” “or elected spiritual leader”. Elders are the backbone of our church’s oversight, along with our pastors, aptly called “Teaching Elders”

What about Communion?

We celebrate the Sacrament of Communion once a month. We believe the bread and wine indicate the spiritual presence of Christ and that we are sealed in His covenant when we take, eat, drink and remember His sacrifice on the cross. We invite everyone who wishes to draw closer to Christ to join us in communion.

Communion is served to seated attendees using individual cups of red wine and white grape juice and bite-sized pieces of bread on trays. Children old enough to understand communion are welcome to participate.

Where are you?

We are located at 4150 Fishcreek Road in Stow Ohio (44224) just before the intersection of Fishcreek and Graham Roads. There are entrances to our parking from both Fishcreek and Graham.


Learn About Membership

Want to get connected to SPC on a deeper level as a member?

We have several opportunities per year to make the commitment to become part of our faith community.

Membership is important because it defines our relationship and connects us to God and each other in a different way.

Our ``FOM`` or ``Focus on Membership`` are made up of two Sunday intensive sessions where adults connect and learn about our faith and how to get connected to life at SPC. Our next Adult FOM will be offered in the Fall following worship.

Teens have their own FOM yearly as a part of Student Ministries. The next Student FOM will take place in Winter 2017. Teens have a dynamic environment for spiritual growth through Underground, our Student Ministry for 7th-12th graders. Contact Mandy in Student and Family Ministry for more information.


SERVICE TIMES

Sunday Morning
Discipleship at 9am
Worship at 10:15am

Underground Student Ministries
Sunday 6:30pm


LOCATION

4150 Fishcreek Road
Stow, OH 44224

(330) 688-6935