Church Happenings

EAST ROCHESTER — A swiss steak dinner will be served from 4 to 7:30 p.m. today at the East Rochester United Methodist Church, 24754 U.S. Route 30. The meal includes mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, cole slaw, applesauce, rolls, dessert and beverage. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under. Dine-in, carryout or call ahead at 330-894-2515 are available. Proceeds will be used for the church and missions.

DAMASCUS — Damascus United Methodist Church and Middle Sandy Presbyterian Church will host a breakfast from 7 to 10:30 a.m. today at the Damascus church, 300 Valley Road. The meal features all-you-can-eat, made to order, pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon, toast, juice and coffee. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children under 10. Proceeds will benefit the 2019 summer mission trip to Cluster 13 Ministries in Camden, N.Y.

WARREN — “Tetlestai,” a musical passion play produced by Cleveland Performing Arts Ministries and marking its 42nd season, is coming to Champion Christian Church, 151 Center St. W., Warren, the weekend of March 8, 9 and 10.

Tetlestai means “It is finished” and refers to the last words Jesus spoke before his death on the cross. Featuring a cast of more than 100, the dramatic stage production and timeless music bring the story of Christ’s trial, execution and resurrection to life.

Performances are scheduled at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Doors open one hour before each performance. There is no admission charge; an offering will be taken after each performance. The two-hour presentation includes a short intermission and a reception afterward where audiences can meet and mingle with the cast and crew.

The volunteer cast and crew members devote four months each year to rehearsals and performances and present the play at churches across Northern Ohio. Champion Christian is the only 2019 site in Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana and Ashtabula counties. Other performances are scheduled through the Lenten season in Medina, Mentor, Marblehead and at four Cleveland area locations.

For more information, call Champion Christian at 330-847-0785, visit, or call Cleveland Performing Arts Ministries at 440-944-0635. Tetlestai is a registered service mark of Tetlestai, Inc., and Cleveland Performing Arts Ministries is a registered 501(c)(3) organization.