Church Happenings

GREENFORD — Greenford Lutheran Church is inviting all the children of the community to its annual free Easter Egg Hunt from 9 to 11 a.m. today.

NORTH BENTON –North Benton Presbyterian Church will host an all-you-can-eat community breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. today. Cost is $6.50 for adults, $3.50 for children ages 6 to 12 and free for children 5 years and under. Carryouts will be available.

LEETONIA — The Leetonia First United Methodist Church, 50 Lisbon St., will hold special services during Holy Week. The Maundy Thursday Service with the Pastor Cyndi Midlick will be at 7 p.m. April 18. The congregation will be merging the Passover with the institution of the Last Supper. Midlick will provide a seder meal along with the washing of feet. Easter Service will start at 9:45 a.m. April 21. For information call the church at 330-427-6856.

SALEM –Esther Sell will sponsor The Banquet in Salem from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Building. The menu will include stuffed chicken breast, mashed potatoes and gravy, California blend vegetables, tossed salad, fresh vegetables, fresh fruit and ice cream. For information call Patty Colian at 330-831-2169.

GOSHEN TOWNSHIP– Bunker Hill Methodist Church, 15096 Middletown Road, will be serving a chicken and biscuit dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. today. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children 5-12 years old. Children 4 and under are free. The menu will include chicken with biscuit, gravy, mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, applesauce or coleslaw, cake and coffee or punch. Carryouts available. A bake sale will also be held. For information call 234-575-1099 of visit

SALEM — Seats are available for the Salem St. Paul Church’s June 18 to 19 trip to Lancaster, Pa. Travelers will take in two shows– “Camelot” at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theater, and a musical variety show “Ovation” at the American Music Theater– and will have the opportunity to shop at Kitchen Kettle Village and Park City Center. The cost of $224 (double occupancy) also includes two all-you-can-eat meals, bus transportation and hotel accommodations. Deadline for registration is May 1. To register contact 330-647-7946.

NORTH LIMA –North Lima Mennonite Church, 90 Mennonite Drive, will host Gloryway Quartet at 6 p.m. April 28. No tickets are required, but a free will offering will be collected. For information call 330-549-2333.

YOUNGSTOWN — Men’s Rally in the Valley will hold a Unity Prayer Rally at 3 p.m. Monday at the Covelli Centre to prepare for 10th annual rally from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 27 at the Covelli Centre. Entitled “An Anchor in the Storm,” this years event will feature speakers Michael Vick, Ken Ham, Duffy Roberts, Dimas Salaberrios, Kyle Snyder and Mark Schultz. There will also be a breakfast at 8 a.m. April 20 at Das Dutch Haus. The message and special music will be provided by Mark Pemberton. Cost is $10 and includes buffet, drink and tip.

4SALEM — Salem Bible Methodist Church will host the Allegheny Wesleyan College Choir at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 14. The church is located at 1647 N. Ellsworth Ave. Pastor is Rev. David Crosley.

NEW GARDEN — New Garden Methodist Church will be hosting an annual spring rummage sale: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., April 26; 9 a.m.-noon, April 27; and from 9 a.m.-noon, May 4. The Saturday sales will feature $4 bag day. There will be a bake sale. Lunch will be available for purchase featuring homemade sandwiches, soups, pies, pop and coffee. Donations of good and clean sellable items are being accepted by calling 330-853-0737 or 330-222-1403. The church is located at 7165 state Route 9.

COLUMBIANA — Columbiana First United Methodist Church, 210 South Main St., will host a community Easter egg hunt for children ages 2-12 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, April 13. Activities will include decorating Easter bags and a move, an Easter Egg hunt, collection of prizes and a chance to win the “Big Easter Basket.” A complimentary lunch will be provided. The event is open to the public.

NORTH LIMA — A soup and sandwich dinner will be served from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, April 13 at Good Hope Lutheran Church, 12030 Market St., North Lima. The meal includes a variety of soup and sandwiches, beverage and dessert. Takeouts will be available. Cost is $10 per adult, $5 for children ages 6-12 with under 6 free. For information or tickets call 330-549-2406.

EAST ROCHESTER — A Swiss Steak dinner will be held at the East Rochester United Methodist Church from 4 until 7:30 p.m. today The address is 24754 St Rt 30 East Rochester. The dinner will include slow roasted Swiss steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, coleslaw, applesauce, rolls, homestyle desserts and beverage. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under. Dine-in or carryout. You can also call ahead at 330-894-2515. Proceeds will benefit the church and missions.