Easter egg hunt set at Phillips Christian

SALEM – An Easter egg hunt for preschool children through sixth grade begins at 1 p.m. April 12 at the Phillips Christian Church, 35459 Salem-Grange Road. The annual event will be held, rain or shine, and includes prizes for the golden egg. Refreshments will be served following the hunt. For information call 330-332-4467.

Super Bingo Sunday planned at St. Jude

COLUMBIANA – “Super Bingo Sunday” begins at 2 p.m. April 6 at St. Jude Parish, 180 Seventh St. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Cost is $25 for a package containing cards for all regular games. Specials are sold separately. All players receive a free dauber, coffee and pop. A total of $3,400 is available in cash prizes, including a $1,000 guaranteed coverall. Also featured is a lunch counter, bake sale, and “goodies” sale.

Anniversary of ham dinners celebrated

COLUMBIANA – The First United Methodist Church at 210 S. Main St. is celebrating its one-year anniversary of its monthly drive-thru ham dinners. The next dinner will be served at 4 p.m. April 8 and includes ham, potatoes, green beans, applesauce and dessert. Cost is $7. The dinners have been a very successful fundraiser for the church, allowing it to pay its shared ministry expenses.

Christ in Passover Seder scheduled

SALEM – A “Christ in the Passover” Seder will be presented at 6 p.m. April 12 at First Friends Church, 1028 Jennings Ave. The Passover Seder will be conducted by Mark and Cheryl Kholos of Shofar Shalom Ministries. During the program, participants will be able to taste symbolic foods and learn about their meaning for the seder. Admission is free, however, reservations are requested by calling the church at 330-332-0001.

Women’s Rally in Valley set April 26

COITSVILLE – Women of His Vision presents “Women’s Rally in the Valley” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.April 26 at Victory Christian Center in Coitsville. Registration starts at 8 a.m.

All women are invited. Lunch will be served and vendors geared toward women’s interests will be present. Pre-purchase bracelets are available for $15 at locations throughout the valley such as Lion and the Lamb Christian Resources in Salem and Warren. For a full list of the locations or to register visit Registration the day of the event is $20.


Chili sale set at First Presbyterian Church Sunday

SALEM – The First Presbyterian Church at 436 E. Second St. will sell chili from noon to 1 p.m. Sunday. Cost is $5 per quart. Customers are asked to enter the parking lot from East Second Street and watch for signs.

Banquet in Salem features ham, chicken soup

SALEM – The Banquet in Salem will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Building, 785 E. State St. Next week’s sponsors are the First Presbyterian Church’s Logo Group and Friends of the Banquet. The menu offers chicken noodle soup, ham, scalloped potatoes, green beans, cole slaw, fresh vegetables and fruit and ice cream sundaes. Additional sponsors are needed. For more information call Patty Colian at 330-831-2169.

Annual rummage sale set in New Springfield April 4-5

NEW SPRINGFIELD – The public is invited to the annual rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 4 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 5 at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 2427 Columbiana Road.

There will be clothing, household items, “trash and treasures” and miscellaneous.

Lunch will be available both days featuring homemade vegetable soup. The soup is also for sale by the quart for carryout.

Dinner theater planned at New Waterford church

NEW WATERFORD – The annual dinner theater begins at 6 p.m. Saturday at New Waterford United Methodist Church, 46925 S. State St. Cost is $20 for adults and $10 for 12 and under.

The Sunday brunch performance begins at l p.m. March 23. Cost is $14 for adults and $7 for 12 and under. For tickets and information call 330-457-7436.

Clothing collection shed placed at North Lima church

NORTH LIMA – Good Hope Lutheran Church at 12030 Market St. is sponsoring a clothing drop off shed as a fundraiser and service to the community. On March 17, St. Pauly Textile installed one of its clothing collection sheds at the church for the community to use as a drop-off for clothing. The clothing will be distributed all over the United States and world to those who can use it. The church will receive four cents for every pound of clothing that is donated.

This program keeps clothing out of the landfill, helps out those in need, and helps out Good Hope Lutheran Church with funding. St. Pauly collects useable clothing, shoes, sneakers, belts, purses, linens, blankets and drapes.

The Walking Through Grief, Finding Your Path support group will meet from 10 to 11:30 a.m. April 3 and 17 and May 1; and 5 to 6:30 p.m. April 1, 15, 29 and May 13 and 27. To register call 330-549-2406 or 234-567-1461.

Restored Quartet featured at Jericho Center March 28

CORTLAND – Restored Quartet from Akron will be the featured group at 7 p.m. March 28 at the Heritage Gospel Jubilee at the Jericho Center in Cortland. In the 15th year of their music ministry, Restored Quartet travels throughout northeast Ohio to sing southern gospel music at churches and Christian events. The Jubilee is hosted by the Golden Street Singers of Farmdale. Bill Hill of Leavittsburg, a retired firefighter for the City of Warren, will also sing. The Jericho Center is located at 2878 Warren Meadville Road, Cortland. The facility is handicap accessible. There is no admission charge for the two-hour concert. Further information is available at 800-284-9709.


‘Fly-by’ ham dinner set at First Friends

SALEM – The public is invited to the “fly-by” carryout dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. March 20, or until sold out, at the First Friends Church, 1028 Jennings Ave. The menu offers glazed ham loaf, cheesy potatoes, seasoned green beans, roll and homemade cake. Cost is $8. Advance orders are available by calling the church office at 330-332-0001.

Breakfast offered at Damascus church

DAMASCUS – The monthly community breakfast will be served from 7 to 11 a.m. today at the Damascus United Methodist Church, 300 Valley Road. The suggested donation is $5 for adults and $3 for children under 10.

‘Super Bingo Sunday’ set in Columbiana

COLUMBIANA – “Super Bingo Sunday” begins at 2 p.m. April 6 at St. Jude Parish, 180 Seventh St. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Cost is $25 for a package containing cards for all regular games. Specials are sold separately. All players receive a free dauber, coffee and pop. A total of $3,400 is available in cash prizes, including a $1,000 guaranteed coverall. Also featured is a lunch counter, bake sale, and “goodies” sale.

‘Chicken drive-by’ dinner offered

LEETONIA – The Leetonia United Methodist Church at 50 Lisbon St. will serve its monthly “chicken-drive by” dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. March 20, or until sold out. The meal consists of a stuffed chicken breast, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and a brownie. Cost is $7. Proceeds are used for the new roof for the church.

Senior outreach set at Damascus Friends

DAMASCUS – Damascus Friends Church, 28857 Walnut St., is announcing a new outreach for the community, its Senior Care Outreach devoted solely for seniors 55 years and older. This is a place where seniors can go to socialize, exercise, play cards, do crafts, fellowship and eat together. This outreach is offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information contact the church at 330-537-2581 or

Jews for Jesus presentation planned

CANFIELD The Presentation of Christ in the Passover begins at 5 p.m. April 6 Canfield Christian Church, 123 S. Broad St. This event is presented by Giselle Le’Aupepe of Jews for Jesus. A dinner will follow the program.

Soup benefit set at Calla church

CANFIELD – Calla Community Church is sponsoring a soup benefit for Stephanie Gearhaart at 4 p.m. March 21, or until sold out, at the church, 6482 W. Calla Road. Gearhaart was in a car accident in September 2013 and is continuing physical rehabilitation therapy at this time.

Soups available are bean with ham or vegetable beef with barley. Cost is $6 per quart. Fresh-baked bread will be available for $2 per loaf. To pre-order call 330-507-2255 or 330-501-1597.

Mormon general conference televised

ALLIANCE – The 184th semi -annual worldwide General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be broadcast live on April 5 and 6 from the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. The live broadcast will be received at the Alliance Chapel, 2260 Hedgewood Ave., and the Lisbon Chapel, 7250 Lisbon Road, at noon and 4 p.m. both days. Regular 10 a.m. sacrament service and Sunday school classes will not be held on conference days.

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will provide music for conference sessions. The choir’s broadcast of “Music and the Spoken Word” will be broadcast live from 11:30 a.m. to noon Sunday.

Thomas S. Monson, president of the church, will speak during the conference and messages will be given by the First Presidency, members of the Quorum of the 12 Apostles and other general authorities and general officers of the church.

The live broadcast will also be available from the following sources: video and audio in 16 languages; and Mormon Channel mobile apps;; International: video and audio in Spanish and Portuguese; video in English only. (Choose “General Conference” from the left menu.); and Mormon Channel on Roku.

Rev. Sunberg guest at EP?Nazarene revival

EAST PALESTINE – The Rev. Charles Sunberg will be the guest speaker on March 23-26 at the East Palestine Nazarene Church revival. The public is invited at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday; and 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Rev. Sunberg has served in the ministry for over 20 years in the United States and abroad with his wife, the Rev. Carla Sunberg. They were pioneer missionaries for the Church of the Nazarene to the former Soviet Union, living in Moscow, Russia, for 13 years. While there, he served as field director.

Upon returning to the states, they began their ministry at Grace Point Church of the Nazarene in Fort Wayne, Ind. A graduate of Olivet Nazarene University and Nazarene Theological Seminary, he serves as superintendent for the East Ohio Nazarene District.

Breakfast offered at North Lima Mennonite

NORTH LIMA – A breakfast buffet is available from 7 to 10 a.m. March 29 at the North Lima Mennonite Church, 90 Mennonite Drive. Donations will be accepted for the all-you-can-eat meal. Items on the buffet include eggs, pancakes, french toast, sausage, potatoes, homemade rolls, sausage gravy and biscuits, peppers and mushrooms, and beverages.

A rummage sale is slated from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 4 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 5 at the church. For more information call the church at 330-549-2333.