Church Happenings

SALEM — The fifth annual First Friends Family Fall Fest will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at the church, 1028 Jennings Ave. In the event of rain, the event will be held the following day. Free food and activities are planned for all ages including: Barbecued pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, cole slaw, chips, face painting, bounce castle, scavenger hunt, kids games, haywagon rides, train rides, pie baking contest, cornhole and other yard games, popcorn machine and build-your-own caramel apple dessert.

NORTH BENTON — An all-you-can-eat community breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 11 a.m. today at the North Benton Presbyterian Church, 19070 N. Benton Road W. Cost is $6.50 for adults and $3.50 for ages 6 to 12. Carryouts are available.

DAMASCUS – A “fly-by chicken and noodle dinner” is available beginning at 4 p.m. today at the Damascus United Methodist Church, 300 Valley Road. In addition to chicken and noodles, the meal includes homemade mashed potatoes, green beans and dessert. Cost is $7. This dinner is carryout only and delivered right to your car window when you arrive at the kitchen door at the church. All proceeds from this dinner will go to the various needs of the children in orphanages that are visited by the church’s Ukrainian Volunteers in Mission Team. This summer, the team was able to help with various needs such as school supplies, socks, underwear, winter boots, and even replacing broken heating systems and showers.

SALEM — Beginning Sunday, time changes will be made for worship services and Sunday school at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Sunday worship begins at 8 and 10:30 a.m. with Sunday school starting at 9:15 a.m.

SALEM — An anonymous donor will sponsor the Banquet in Salem from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Building, 785 E. State St. The menu offers pork loin, mashed potatoes and gravy, peas or corn, applesauce, fresh vegetables and fruit and ice cream sundaes.

Additional sponsors are needed. For more information call Patty Colian at 330-831-2169.

NORTH LIMA — The monthly drive-thru chicken dinner will be available from 3 to 6 p.m. Sept. 13, or until sold out, at the Calvary United Methodist Church, 12062 South Avenue Ext. The meal includes a stuffed chicken breast, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and a brownie. Cost is $7. To reserve dinners call 330-549-2588 and leave your name, phone number, number of dinners wanted and approximate time of pick up. A portion of each month’s profit is used for local mission projects.

LEETONIA — One of the missions of the Leetonia First United Methodist Church is the Blanket of Love Mission. A group of women from the church has met once a month for the past 11 years when they cut, sew, stitch and enjoy each other’s company. They have been making lap quilts, chemo scarves and shawls that have been delivered to hospitals, nursing homes and homeless shelters. Before they are taken to the different facilities, the items are blessed at the church. Anyone interested in joining the group is asked to call the church at 330-427-6856 and leave a message. The group meets the last Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the church.

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