Christmas cantata at Valley Lutheran

Valley Lutheran Church invites all to a time of Advent worship featuring the musical cantata, “Jesus! The Advent of the Messiah.” This musical celebration of Jesus’ birth will take place on Dec. 15 at 10:30 a.m. After the service, a luncheon will be served, followed by Christmas crafts and a visit from Santa for the children.

Valley Lutheran Church is located at 87 E. Orange St. in Chagrin Falls, directly across from the public library. For more information or to watch a live or recorded worship service, visit or call 440-247-0390.

Children’s Christmas activities

Lord of Life Lutheran Church Sunday school classes, which meet Sundays at 9:30 a.m., are collecting children’s books, toys and games for their “Stuff-a-Stocking” mission with Geuaga County Job and Family Services. Mittens, hats, scarves, underwear and socks are filling the Mitten Tree in the Gathering Space for the Chagrin Falls Park children.  

The church will also host the Christmas Pageant on Dec. 15 at 1 p.m. There will also be a Family Christmas Eve Service at 4 p.m. on Dec. 24. This active, engaging service is geared toward families with young children.

For more information, contact the church at 440-543-5505 or visit Lord of Life is located at 17989 Chillicothe Road in Bainbridge, just south of Route 422.

Free pancake breakfast

Ledgewood Christian Church is sponsoring a free pancake breakfast on Dec. 21 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. The menu consists of pancakes, sausage, salmon patties, juice, coffee and tea and more. The church is located at 8261 Kinsman Road in Russell Township. Call Jeff Angle for more information at 440-564-5912.

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