Chicken dinner offered in North Lima

NORTH LIMA – The Calvary United Methodist Church at 12062 South Ave. Ext. will host its monthly drive-thru chicken dinner from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Sept. 12. The meal includes a stuffed chicken breast, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans and a brownie. Cost is $6. A portion of each month’s profits is used for mission projects.

Grief Share to resume meeting Sept. 18

NEW WATERFORD – Grief Share, a weekly outreach ministry designed to offer support to families grieving the loss of a loved one, will resume at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 18 in the social room of Abundant Life Fellowship. Facilitators are George and Betty Welker, Rick Brown, and Jay Radman, pastor of Lord’s Community Church in East Liverpool.

The group is open to anybody who has experienced a loss. Those interested in participating can register by calling Betty Welker at 330-549-3455 or the church office at 330-457-7317. For information about the program visit

’90 minutes in Heaven’ author to speak

NORTH LIMA – Speaker and New York Times best selling author, Don Piper, will visit the North Lima Mennonite Church at 7 p.m. Sept. 18. The community is invited.

According to the press release provided, “on his way home from a church conference in 1989, Piper’s Ford Escort was struck head-on by an 18-wheeler. He was killed instantly – pronounced dead by four sets of paramedics. But God worked a miracle and sent him back to a broken body.” To date, 34 surgical procedures have taken place. He walks only as a result of miraculous and in some cases medically unexplainable circumstances. During the time he was dead, Piper was granted the extreme privilege of glimpsing Heaven.

Since the release of his bestselling book, “90 Minutes in Heaven – A True Story of Death and Life,” Piper has traveled across the country and around the world sharing his amazing story. A free-will offering will be taken. The church is located at 90 Mennonite Drive. For information call 330-549-2333.


Lisbon Running Club to meet Aug. 24

LISBON- The Lisbon Area Running Club is a new faith-based, non-competitive group that meets to run for health and fellowship. All fitness levels and walkers are welcome to attend. The first run is set for Saturday, Aug. 24 at 7 a.m. Interested participates may gather at the Lisbon end of the Greenway Trail. For information contact Ericka at the First United Methodist Church at 330-424-5212.

Yard sale set at North Lima church

NORTH LIMA- Calvary United Methodist Church of North Lima, 12062 South Ave. Extension, will host a yard sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 14. To reserve space call 330-482-4824. Spaces available are $15 for 12-foot by 12-foot or $20 for 12-foot by 24-foot. Vendors must supply their own tables and tents. Set up is from 3 to 7 p.m. the day before the sale and vendors must remove tables and unsold items at the end of the sale. The church will provide advertising and will have food and cold drinks available for sale. Payment for the space is due prior to the sale. Proceeds will benefit trip to Red Bird Mission in June 2014. Vendors already scheduled will have antiques, farm produce, crafts, flea market items and much miscellaneous.

‘Courageous’ to be shown at church

SALEM- The Phillips Christian Church, 35459 Salem Grange Road, will show “Courageous” at a drive-in movie event at 9 p.m. Saturday. The event will open with a Veggie Tales movie for the family and younger children. The event will include popcorn, pop and fellowship. For information call the church at 330-332-4467.

Breakfast set at Damascus church

DAMASCUS- The Damascus United Methodist Church, 300 Valley Road, will host its monthly community breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Suggested donation is $5 for adults and $3 for children under 10.

Church history classes offered

SALEM -? Allegheny Wesleyan College will be offering three weekend classes in Early Church History with Dr. Paul Kaufman as professor. For information call 800-292-3153.

Montgomery to speak at Fellowship

SALEM- The Rev. Jim Montgomery will be ministering at Believer’s Christian Fellowship, 608 E. Second St., at 7 p.m. on Aug. 24. Montgomery, a Columbiana County native, is a graduate of Kent State University and Rhema Bible Training Center. He is president of Montgomery Ministries in Broken Arrow, Okla. He has served in a teaching and preaching capacity for over 20 years and has ministered throughout the United States, India, Egypt, Israel, Turkey, Kenya and many other countries. For information contact the church office at 330-337-3606.

Rummage sale set at Damascus church

DAMASCUS – The Damascus United Methodist Church will host its annual rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 23 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 24. Shoppers may fill a brown paper bag for $4 all day on Friday, until noon on Saturday, then $1 from noon until closing. Larger items will be priced separately. Proceeds of the sale will support the missions of the Damascus United Methodist Women. A bake sale and lunch bar will be available.


Breakfast offered in North Benton

NORTH BENTON – The community is invited to an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. today at North Benton Presbyterian Church. Cost is $6.50 for adults and $3.50 for ages 5 to 13.

Grace Lutheran to mark 102 years

EAST PALESTINE – Grace Lutheran Church at 87 W. Grant St. is celebrating its 102nd anniversary. Special music is scheduled to begin at 10:45 a.m. Sunday followed by an open reception.

Drive-thru ham dinner planned

COLUMBIANA – A drive-thru ham dinner will be served from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 13 at the First United Methodist Church.

Sons of Liberty to perform Sunday

ROGERS – The Sons of Liberty from Stanton, Ky., will perform at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Rogers Assembly of God. A nursery will be provided.

Canfield Christian Church picnic planned

CANFIELD – The public is invited to a picnic at noon Aug. 18 at the Canfield Christian Church, 123 S. Broad St.

Breakfast buffet planned in North Lima

NORTH LIMA – A breakfast buffet will be open from 7 to 10 a.m. Aug. 31 at the North Lima Mennonite Church. Donations will be accepted for the all-you-can-eat meal which include eggs, pancakes, french toast, sausage, potatoes, homemade rolls, sausage gravy and biscuits, peppers and mushrooms and beverages.

A barbecue chicken dinner will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 24 at the church. The meal includes half a chicken, baked potato, green beans, cole slaw or applesauce, roll, cake, and beverage. Cost is $9 for adults and $4.50 for children ages 3-10, dine-in or carryout. Proceeds will be given to the Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley and Mennonite Disaster Service. For more information call the church at 330-549-2333.

Rummage sale set at Damascus church

DAMASCUS – The Damascus United Methodist Church will host its 17th annual rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 23 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 24 at the church, 300 Valley Road.

Shoppers may fill a brown paper bag for $4 on Friday and until noon on Saturday. From noon until closing on Saturday, the cost is $1 per bag. Larger items will be priced separately. Proceeds of the sale will support the missions of the Damascus United Methodist Women. A bake sale and lunch bar will be available.

Donations of clothing and items in good condition are being accepted from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday at the church. Exercise equipment and large upholstered furniture will not be accepted.

Pilgrimage set at Shrine of Our Lady

NORTH JACKSON – The 15th annual pilgrimage in honor of Our Sorrowful Mother will be held on Sept. 15 at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon on North Lipkey Road. The novena in honor of Saints Cyril and Methodius begins at 2:30 p.m. Anointing of the Sick and the Sacrament of Penance follows. A Slovak Mass will be concelebrated at 3:30 p.m. Father Martin Celuch, pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish of Youngstown, will be the homilist.

This year’s pilgrimage celebrates the 1150th anniversary of the arrival of Saints Cyril and Methodius to Slovakia and the introduction of Christianity to the Slavic people. A dinner follows in Cedar’s Hall at the shrine. Tickets are $15 for adults and $6 for children under 12 and may be purchased from SCF members or by calling Leonard Yurcho at 330-793-8064, Bert Wagner at 330-747-3777, Father George Franko at 330-782-9126, Agatha Fabiny at 330-788-7862 or Kay Franko at 330-792-1593. Tickets will not be available at the door.

Men of Faith ‘Rally’ breakfast set

COLUMBIANA – The Men of Faith “Rally in the Valley 2014” will hold its regular monthly breakfast meeting at 8 a.m. Aug. 17 at Das Dutch Haus, 14895 South Ave. Roberta Dorsey will be sharing the word in song and Michael Ross Jr. will share “Our God Given Destiny.” Audrey Wyatt will be the honoree for the day. All canned food contributions will go to Damascus Friends Food Pantry. All men are welcome to join in the fellowship. For more information contact Walter “Bing” Newton at or Robert Weber at

Big Back Yard program to feature carnival

SALEM – The Salem First Presbyterian Church’s Big Back Yard program will feature a backyard carnival from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 14 at the church. A petting zoo, face painting and games will be available. The event is free and open to the community, rain or shine. Pizza and other refreshments will be served.


Family fun fest set at Fairth Chapel

SALEM Faith Chapel Fellowship is hosting a family fun and safety fest, free of charge, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in the municipal parking lot at 511 E. Pershing St. A special appearance is planned by Johnny Appleseed. The event offers food, beverages, a bounce-a-round, train rides, identi-kits, face painting, games, prizes and a reptile display. A fire truck and police cruiser will be on display. Donations of paper products for the Salem Community Pantry will be appreciated.

Gospel trio featured in East Palestine

EAST PALESTINE – The United Methodist Churches of East Palestine invites the public to an evening of music featuring “The Pathfinders,” a southern gospel trio, at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Centenary United Methodist Church, 40 S. Market St. For additional information call the church at 330-426-2629.

Picnic offered by Leetonia Mennonite

LEETONIA – Leetonia Mennonite Church is announcing a free community picnic meal will be served at 6 p.m. Aug. 7 at Wick Park. A program featuring country gospel music follows at 7 p.m.

Drive-thru dinner set in North Lima

NORTH LIMA – The monthly drive-thru chicken dinner will be available from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Aug. 8 at Calvary United Methodist Church, 12062 South Ave. The meal consists of stuffed chicken breast, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and a brownie. Cost is $6. To order call 330-549-2588.

Gospel Music Revival to be held in Rogers

ROGERS – The fifth annual Northeastern Ohio Gospel Music Revival is scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. Aug. 10 at Rogers Assembly of God, 8251 Sprucevale Road. Doors open at 4 p.m. This year’s line-up includes The Sons of Liberty from Stanton, Ky., Nicholas Naylor from Pinch, W. Va., The Stevens Family from Warren, Calvary’s Love from Doylestown and Glorybound from Negley.

Food will be available until intermission provided by the Rogers Youth Group. A free will offering will be taken.

Church reunion set at Concord Church

SALEM – A church reunion will be held on Aug. 11 at the Concord Church at Route 45 and Calla Road. All are welcome. A service begins at 11 a.m. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish to share.

Chicken ‘drive-by’ offered in Leetonia

LEETONIA – The monthly chicken “drive-by” dinner will be served from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 15, or until sold out, at the Leetonia United Methodist Church, 50 Lisbon St. The meal consists of a stuffed chicken breast, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and a brownie. Cost is $7. Proceeds will be used for a new roof for the church.

The church will also host a school supply giveaway from 6 to 7 p.m. Aug. 20 for children attending the Leetonia School District. The child must be accompanied by an adult and each child will be asked to bring a current report card as proof of attendance. For additional information call 330-427-6634 or 330-427-2037.

Big Back Yard plans ‘Construction Night’

SALEM – Salem First Presbyterian Church’s Big Back Yard program will partner with the Salem Library from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday for “Construction Night” at the church. The library will present stories, activities and crafts related to construction. Habitat for Humanity of Northern Columbiana County’s construction manager, Scott Craven, will share information about Habitat’s current building project. The free event will be held rain or shine. Refreshments are provided.