Banquet in Salem to feature lasagna

SALEM – The Banquet in Salem will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Building, 785 E. State St. Sponsoring the meal is the First United Methodist Church of Salem. The menu offers lasagna, green beans, salad, fresh vegetables and fruit, cupcakes or watermelon. Additional sponsors are needed. For more information call Patty Colian at 330-831-2169.

Terri Roberts to speak at church

NEW SPRINGFIELD – Terri Roberts will speak at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 10 at the New Springfield Church of God, 3649 E. Garfield Rod. She is also scheduled to speak at 6 p.m. that day at New Covenant Worship Center, 1900 Canfield Road, Youngstown.

Roberts is member of Living Faith Church of God. She has survived serious illness and adheres to an admirably rigorous diet. Hers was a relatively quiet life until seven years ago, when an unthinkable tragedy in her community, a tragedy for which one of her beloved sons was responsible., propelled her into the public’s eye

Clothing donations needed for Overflow

NEW WATERFORD Donations of good, used children’s clothing are still being accepted as Abundant Life Fellowship prepares for its sixth year of August Overflow, a one-day community outreach event at noon Aug. 2.

Clean, children’s clothing may be taken to the church at 46469 state Route 46 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or until 3 p.m. Sunday.

School supplies for students in Crestview, Columbiana, Leetonia, East Palestine, Lisbon, Beaver Local and Heartland Christian School, home-schooled students, will be provided. To receive school supplies, recipients must bring a report card from the previous school year and/or a driver’s license or document showing proof of residency.

Other services provided include free haircuts; free grill food and side dishes; fresh produce from Second Harvest Food Bank; a variety of games and bounce-arounds; and a classic car show that starts at 3 p.m. The American Red Cross will conduct a blood drive during the event and prayer provided for anybody needing ministry for specific needs. All services are free.

After cleanup, a brief worship service begins at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary.

Agency sponsors include the Columbiana Community Foundation, Way Station, Second Harvest Food Bank and American Red Cross.

Among the corporate sponsors are Home Savings of Youngstown including branches in Salem, Columbiana, Lisbon and East Palestine; Kelly Oil Products of Salem; Ameriprise Financial Services of Canfield; Family Care Centers of Columbiana, East Palestine and Leetonia; Little Red Hen Antiques and Collectibles of Salem; Oliver-Linsley Funeral Home of East Palestine; McDonald’s of Columbiana; Sparkle Market of East Palestine; Walmart Vision Center of Salem; Sun Fantasy Tanning Salon of Salem; Keslar Construction of Columbiana; Five Below of Boardman; Fox Hollow Banquet Center of New Waterford; Dollar General of New Waterford; Bayda Automotive of New Waterford; Tucker Equipment of Lisbon; JC Penney of Southern Park Mall; T&M Hardware of East Palestine.

For more information call 330-457-7317.


Victor Mattevi

memorial set during Banquet in Salem

SALEM – A memorial dinner for Victor Mattevi will be held during the Banquet in Salem from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Building, 785 E. State St. The menu offers fried chicken, red-skinned potatoes, peas or corn, cole slaw, fresh vegetables, fresh fruit and ice cream sundaes.

Additional sponsors are needed. For more information or to sponsor a Banquet please call Patty Colian at 330-831-2169.

Men of Faith plan concert at Highway Tabernacle Sunday

AUSTINTOWN – Men of Faith is hosting a celebration Sunday concert at 6 p.m. Sunday at Highway Tabernacle, 3000 S. Raccoon Road. Music will be provided by Highways Praise and Worship Team, Boardman Christian Assembly’s Praise and Worship Team, Gideon’s Crew Choir, Teen Challenge Choir, Youngstown Rescue Mission Choir, Chuck Dorsey and Steve Burbick. Tickets are $20 at the door and free for 12 and under.


to perform at Zion Hill Church July 27

COLUMBIANA – Glorybound will be in concert at 6 p.m. July 27 at Zion Hill Church of the Brethren. Those attending are asked to bring lawn chairs. The concert is free, however, a love offering will be taken.

Breakfast buffet planned at North Lima Mennonite

NORTH LIMA – An all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet will be available from 7 to 10 a.m. July 26 at the North Lima Mennonite Church. Donations will be accepted. Items on the buffet will include eggs, pancakes, french toast, sausage, potatoes, homemade rolls, sausage gravy and biscuits, peppers and mushrooms, coffee, orange juice, and other beverages. For information call the church at 330-549-2333.

‘Wilderness Escape’ Bible school set at Salem First Friends

SALEM – “Wilderness Escape” is the theme of the preschool-kindergarten vacation Bible school at Salem First Friends Church. All children ages 4 through kindergarten completion are invited from 6 to 8 p.m. July 28-31. The free program includes Bible stories, games, crafts, and snacks.

All first through sixth graders are invited to attend Mission 2014: Love the World where they will learn about different countries and cultures through the missionaries that serve there. Games, snacks, crafts, and missionary visits are planned from 6 to 8 p.m. July 28-31 at the church. For more information call 330-332-0001 or visit


International Spy Academy

vacation Bible school set

SALEM – International Spy Academy vacation Bible school will be presented from 6 to 8 p.m. July 13-17 at Heritage Baptist Church. Children in pre-kindergarten to seventh grade are invited. For more information call 330-314-6826.

Hanoverton Church of Christ hosts school supply giveaway

HANOVERTON – The Hanoverton Church of Christ will hold a school supply giveaway for children in grades one to six, from the community, from 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 10 at the church, 9833 state Route 9. Children should bring their teacher’s list of supplies for the upcoming school year.

Leetonia Mennonite Church to offer music, meals July 17

LEETONIA – “How Can We Keep from Singing … And Eating?” will be held July 17 at Leetonia Mennonite Church, 764 Columbia St. Catered or potluck meals from local foods are offered at 5 p.m. with a free “singing concert” at 7 p.m. by four young acoustic musicians.

Potluck participants will bring a salad or dessert using local food items to complement hot sandwiches (provided, from pasture-raised chickens). Chef Adam Lee of Youngstown is preparing farmer’s salad, roasted pork sandwich and grilled vegetables for the catered meal at $14 per plate. To join either food option contact the church at 330-427-6827 or

Musicians are Adrian Labra of Canfield and the Labra Brothers Band, Greg Yoder and Seth Crissman (Walking Roots Band of Harrisonburg, Va.) and Aubrey Helmuth Miller of Kidron.

For more information contact Greg Bowman of Midway Mennonite Church at 610-413-3196 or

Alliance church plans clothing giveaway in all sizes Aug. 2

ALLIANCE – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Alliance Chapel will host its third annual clothing giveaway from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Alliance Chapel, 2260 Hedgewood Ave. Registration is not needed and all are welcome.

Tables will be set up in the church gym with clothing for babies to adult sizes in clean and good condition. They also have shoes and a limited amount of bedding and some miscellaneous items. To donate clothing or shoes call Karen Freeman at 330-654-9080.