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Church Happenings

DAMASCUS — Damascus United Methodist Church and Middle Sandy Presbyterian Church will host their monthly meeting from 7 to 10:30 a.m. today at the Damascus church, 300 Valley Road. The breakfast features all-you-can-eat, made-to-order pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon, toast, juice and coffee. The suggested donation is $5 for adults and $3 for children under 10 years. The breakfast proceeds will benefit the upcoming 2019 Summer Mission Trip to Cluster 13 Ministries in Camden, N.Y. Due to continually rising costs of the breakfast, the suggested donation will be increased to $6 for adults and $4 for children under 10 years beginning with the July 20 breakfast.

NORTH LIMA — The North Lima Mennonite Church, 90 Mennonite Drive, will host a breakfast buffet from 7 to 10 a.m. May 25. The cost is a donation and the buffet includes eggs, pancakes, French toast, sausage, potatoes, homemade pastries, sausage gravy and biscuits, peppers and mushrooms, coffee, orange juice and other beverages. For information call the church at 330-549-2333.

SALEM — The Banquet in Salem will be held from 5-7 p.m. Monday in the Memorial Building. The meal is being sponsored by USA Equipment Solutions Inc. The menu will include fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, coleslaw, fresh veggies and fruit and ice cream sundaes. For information call 330-831-2169.

CARROLLTON — Soul’d Out Quartet, a southern gospel quartet, will perform a concert at 6:30 p.m. May 18 at the Carrollton Bible Chapel, 365 Steubenville Road S.E. Attendees are requested to bring two food items for admission, which will be donated to the local food pantry, Loaves and Fishes. A love offering will be received during the concert and there will also be a door prize drawing. For information call the chapel at 330-627-7376 or Richard and Judy Cunningham at 330-323-9253 or 330-323-5610.

COLUMBIANA — Area senior citizenss are invited to join Jesus the Key Ministry on an upcoming bus trip to the Creation Museum & Noah’s Ark in Williamstown, Ky. Families are welcome. The trip will depart Columbiana First Christian Church at 6:30 a.m. June 4 and return on June 5. Room and breakfast, plus two dinners are included in the cost of $250. For details and to make reservations call Bing Newton at 330 427-6578.

COLUMBIANA — A Men of Faith Breakfast will be held at 8 a.m. May 19 at Das Dutch Haus. The event will feature Shawn Theis, worship minister at Greenford Christian Church. Cost is $10.

SALEM — The Salem Community Foundation Announces Ministerial Scholarship In 2008, a Ministerial Scholarship Fund was established with the Salem Community Foundation. The fund provides scholarship aid to assist persons who will spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This scholarship is extended to those individuals who wish to enter the fields of the Ministry, Christian Education, Youth Ministry or a closely related field. The anonymous donor of the Ministerial Scholarship recognizes the financial impact of a career in the ministry. It is the wish of the donor to support those individuals who display a sincere desire to dedicate their life to a career path as defined by the guidelines of the scholarship. The Ministerial Scholarship is valid at undergraduate and graduate schools as well as Bible Colleges. Applicants must submit indication of financial need, academic performance, reference letters and a personal statement. The Ministerial Scholarship does not discriminate on the basis of religious denomination, age, sex, gender or geography. The Ministerial Scholarship application and guidelines are now available on the Salem Community Foundation’s website located at www.salemcommunityfoundation.org and also by calling the foundation office weekday mornings at 330-332-4021. All applications must be received by Salem Community Foundation by Wednesday, June 5 for scholarship materials to be reviewed. Only completed applications will be considered by the scholarship committee of the Salem Community Foundation.

4KNOX TOWNSHIP –The Knox Township 2019 Vacation Bible School will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 25, 26 and 27 at the Reading Church of the Brethren, 25418 Georgetown Road, Homeworth. A light supper will be served daily at 5:30 p.m. for children going into kindergarten through completion of fifth grade. Early registration will be held from 9 a.m. to noon each day May 18 through June 8 in the lobby of the church to answer any questions, view the facility and make known any special needs or dietary restrictions of the child. The five churches which sponsor VBS annually are Bethel United Church of Christ, Emmanuel Lutheran Church of North Georgetown, First Brethren Church of North Georgetown, Middle Sandy Evangelical Presbyterian Church and Reading Church of the Brethren. Bible stories, crafts, music, sports and fund are included. Children should wear appropriate clothing and tennis shoes. For information call 330-525-7668.

SALEM — The Salvation Army has openings for both boys and girls, ages 6 to 12 years old to attend Camp NEOSA from June 26 to July 1. The camp is located in Carroll County, in the Atwood Lake area on Leesville Lake, and is free to lower income families. All children going to camp must have a current physical. Children with diabetes are not permitted to attend. Children with asthma may attend if an asthma medical review and medical release is completed. The camp’s purpose is to serve the physical, social and spiritual needs of campers. The camp provides an opportunity for each camper to contribute to and benefit from a group living experience. Camp NEOSA is a unique setting operated by the Salvation Army. It consists of a 2,000-acre peninsula on the 1,000-acre Leesville Lake. The camp’s facilities include a large lake for swimming and boating, zip line, rope concourse, pioneer village, hiking trails, beach volleyball, basketball courts, soccer fields, crafts, fellowship hall, campfire circle and chapel in the trees. All activities are well chaperoned. Counselors from other countries will also be at the camp. Applications are available by appointment only. To schedule an appointment call 330-938-2590.

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