Breakfast planned at Damascus church
DAMASCUS – A community breakfast will be served from 7 to 11 a.m. today at the Damascus United Methodist Church, 300 Valley Road. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children under 10.
The 18th annual rummage sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 22 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 23 at the church. Bake sale items and lunch will be available.
Chicken barbecue fund raiser set today
SALEM – The 12th annual Friends Disaster Service chicken barbecue fund raiser is slated from 4 to 8 p.m. today at First Friends Church, 1028 Jennings Ave. This year’s barbecue, held indoors, will be dedicated to the late Millie Gibson, who, along with her husband Roy, was a long-time supporter of the event and disaster service and a member of the church.
Cost is $10. A children’s hot dog meal is available for $4. Live entertainment and a silent auction is planned. All funds raised will help Friends Disaster Service as members continue to travel to serve those devastated by various disasters. Advance tickets are available in the church office. For more information call 330-332-0001.
Banquet in Salem features fried chicken
SALEM – In celebration of a special birthday, an anonymous sponsor will host the Banquet in Salem. The meal will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Building, 785 E. State St.
The menu offers fried chicken, macaroni salad, baked beans, fresh vegetables, fresh fruit and ice cream sundaes. For more information call Patty Colian at 330-831-2169.
Breakfast buffet offered in North Lima
NORTH LIMA – A breakfast buffet will be available from 7 to 10 a.m. Aug. 30 at the North Lima Mennonite Church, 90 Mennonite Drive. Items on the all-you-can-eat buffet include eggs, pancakes, french toast, sausage, potatoes, homemade rolls, sausage gravy and biscuits, peppers and mushrooms, coffee, orange juice and other beverages. Donations will be accepted. For additional information call the church at 330-549-2333.
Chicken dinner set for street fair
COLUMBIANA – The public is invited to a chicken barbecue dinner at Grace Church, 140 S. Main St., during the upcoming Columbiana Street Fair, Sept. 4, 5 and 6. Dinners will be served beginning at 4 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and beginning at noon on Saturday. The meal includes half a chicken, homemade cole slaw and applesauce, baked potato or homefries, bread, punch or coffee. Cost is $9 for adults. Homemade pie, ice cream, children’s dinners and carryouts are also available. For more information call 330 482-4532. Proceeds support many church and community funds.
God’s Quad to perform at Goshen Friends
BELOIT – God’s Quad Quartet will perform at the 10:30 a.m. service on Aug. 24 at East Goshen Friends Church on state Route 165.
God’s Quad was formed in the 1980’s following a high school minstrel show. Some of the men enjoyed the experience of singing so much that they decided to form a gospel quartet. They picked a name, bought some equipment and began singing in local churches. The quartet consisted of a bass, baritone, tenor and lead singer. The type of music is pure southern gospel.
The personnel of the group have changed many times over the years. Today’s members are Jay Clark of Salem, lead, who has performed with the group for 19 years. Mark Burcaw, baritone, also with the group for 19 years, hails from North Benton. Lee Kurtz of Columbiana, bass, has sung for four years with God’s Quad, and Becky Vignon of Columbiana has been the tenor for two years.
Bus trip to New Jersey planned
EAST LIVERPOOL – A five-day charter bus trip to New Jersey on Sept. 7-11 is offered by Ann’s Senior Citizens. Cost is $395 per person. Rooms are double occupancy only. During the trip guests will dine at Renault Winery, Lobster House, and an authentic Italian restaurant. There will also be visits to Wildwood, Cape May and Atlantic City boardwalks. Most meals are included in the registration fee. For more information or to register call 330-385-3648 or 234-736-8807.
Bible teacher simulcast planned
DAMASCUS – LifeWay Christian Resources is slated to simulcast well-known Bible teacher and best-selling author Beth Moore live from Fort Wayne, Ind., from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Sept. 13. Damascus Friends Church is serving as a host location.
Living Proof Live, sponsored by Nashville-based publishing company LifeWay Christian Resources, will feature Moore’s dynamic storytelling and passionate Bible teaching.
The event both challenges and encourages women to grow deeply in their faith. Join 250,000 women around the world for this live, global, Internet streaming event. The simulcast gives your church a front-row seat to one-of-a-kind Bible teaching and life-changing worship.
Moore has authored dozens of published Bible studies, books, and devotionals specifically for women for nearly two decades. Her newest LifeWay-published study, Children of the Day: 1 & 2 Thessalonians is a Bible study that equips women to let the light of Christ shine brightly. Moore’s organization, Living Proof Ministries, is based out of Houston.
Dove award-winning musical artist Travis Cottrell, who also serves as worship pastor of Englewood Baptist Church in Jackson, Tenn., is slated to lead worship for the event. Tickets are $10 and available at dfcnow.com.
Back to school carnival planned Aug. 23
SALEM – A back to school carnival will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Southeast Friends Church, 1300 Franklin Ave. The event offers games and refreshments and also a school supply giveaway (until supplies run out.)
Drive-thru chicken dinner set in North Lima
NORTH LIMA – Calvary United Methodist Church at 12062 South Ave. will hold its monthly drive-thru chicken dinner from 3 to 6 p.m. Aug. 14. The meal includes a stuffed chicken breast, mashed potatoes, vegetable and a brownie. Cost is $6 per dinner. Reservations may be made by calling the church at 330-549-2588.
Banquet in Salem to feature rigatoni
SALEM – Copeland Oaks is the sponsor of the next Banquet in Salem to be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Building, 785 E. State St. The menu offers salad, rigatoni with meatballs and marinara sauce, green beans, vegetable tray, assorted cakes and fresh fruit.
Additional sponsors are needed. For more information call Patty Colian at 330-831-2169.
Chicken barbecue fund raiser planned
SALEM – The Salem First Friends Church will host its 12th annual Friends Disaster Service chicken barbecue fund raiser from 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 16 at the church, 1028 Jennings Ave. This year’s barbecue, held indoors, will be dedicated to the late Millie Gibson, who, along with her husband Roy, was a long-time supporter of the event and disaster service and a member of the church. Cost for the chicken dinner is $10. A children’s hot dog meal is available for $4.
Live entertainment and a silent auction is planned. All funds raised will help Friends Disaster Service as members continue to travel to serve those devastated by various disasters. Advance tickets are recommended and may be purchased at the church office. For more information call 330-332-0001.
St. Jacob’s to hold services in pavilion
LISBON – St. Jacob’s United Church of Christ is holding Sunday worship services at 10:30 a.m. during August in the pavilion behind the church on St. Jacob’s-Logtown Road. Everyone is welcome and asked to bring a lawn chair.
First Christian Church sponsors Banquet
SALEM – The Banquet in Salem will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Building, 785 E. State St. The meal will be sponsored by the First Christian Church of Salem. The menu offers pulled pork sandwiches, applesauce, salad, vegetable tray, fruit, and ice cream sundaes.
Additional sponsors are needed. For more information call Patty Colian at 330-831-2169.
Breakfast set at North Benton Presbyterian
NORTH BENTON – An all-you-can-eat breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Aug. 9 at North Benton Presbyterian Church. Cost is $6.50 for adults and $3.50 for ages 6 to 12.
Leetonia Mennonite to serve free meal
LEETONIA – A free meal will be served at 6 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Leetonia Mennonite Church. A program follows at 7 p.m.
Gospel Revival set at Rogers Assembly
ROGERS- Northeastern Gospel Music Revival begins at 5 p.m. Aug. 9 at Rogers Assembly of God, 8251 Sprucevale Road. This free concert features many artists from around the country, including Russ Nottingham of Garrettsville, Calvary’s Love of Doyletown, Nicholas Naylor Ministries of Pinch, W.Va., Glorybound of Negley.
Doors open at 4 p.m. The Rogers Youth Group will sell food in the fellowship hall. A free will offering will be taken.
Calla Community Church to mark 150th
CANFIELD – Calla Community Church at 6482 W. Calla Road is celebrating its 150th anniversary. The Rev. James Houston is the pastor and Ralph Wince is the associate minister.
The church had its first organized meeting in June 1864 in the schoolhouse at Loveland Station. Services were conducted by the Rev. J. D. Hollinger. By October 1864, there were 14 members at the services.
L. Templin and Sons Seed Company played an important part in the development of Calla. The original Templin home still stands next to the church. During the heyday of the seed company, the post office in Calla moved more mail than Columbus or Cleveland. This was due to the mailing of the Templin Seed Company.
J. Paulin and T.L. Knauf were active in the creation of the church, which was formerly known as Mt. Zion Evangelical Church. Direct descendants of both these families still attend Sunday services on a regular basis. Over the years, the church left the Evangelical mission. The name by then was Calla Church.
The historical company is asking for help in finding information and pictures from over the years which may be forwarded to Karen Hazen at 330-533-5478 or the church at 330-533-6007. On Oct. 12, the church will hold a rededication and a display from the past.
Grace Lutheran to mark 103rd year
EAST PALESTINE – Grace Lutheran Church on West Grant Street will celebrate its 103rd anniversary at the 10:45 a.m. Sunday service. A reception follows. The public is welcome.