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March 17, 2012
Salem News

Celebration of Ministry planned

COLUMBIANA-A Celebration of Ministry for Pastor John and Ruth Bartholomew begins at 10:30 a.m. March 25 at Zion Hill Church of the Brethren. All are invited to a retirement open house at the church from 2 to 4 p.m.

Phillips Christian Easter egg hunt

SALEM-Phillips Christian Church will host its annual Easter egg hunt at 1 p.m. March 24 at the church, 35459 Salem-Grange Road. All children ages preschool through sixth grade are invited. Prizes will be awarded for finding the golden egg. Refreshments will be served after the hunt. The rain date is 1 p.m. March 25.

Realife wild

game dinner

SALEM-Realife's 14th annual wild game dinner, "By Men for Men," kicks off at 6 p.m. March 24 at the church, 12824 Salem-Warren Road. There will be door prizes awarded including a rifle, and hunting and fishing equipment. Tickets are $10 and available by calling 330-332-0011 (

'Courageous' to be shown at church

COLUMBIANA-The First Christian Church of Columbiana will sponsor a free community showing of the movie, "Courageous," at 7 p.m. March 25 at the Main Street Theater on the square in Columbiana. Because seating is limited, to guarantee a seat, attendees are asked to reserve a free ticket online at or call the church office: 330-482-2671. Free childcare is also available by reservation for children ages 3 and under.

Church Women United to meet

SALEM-Church Women United will meet at 1 p.m. March 26 in the parlor at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Fellowship will be hosted by women of the Holy Trinity Lutheran and Phillips Christian churches. Ginger Grilli's program at 1:30 p.m. will examine the evolution of medicine in the 1800s and highlights the life and work of six female doctors, from or who practiced in Columbiana County. Grilli's interest in this topic was sparked by her research on Dr. Della Mary Walker. Grilli and her husband, Rick Drummond, have been restoring the Della Walker House. Women of all faiths are welcome.

Interfaith Lenten gathering set

SALEM-Rachel Benda will present "Building the Culture of Life with Mercy" at an interfaith Lenten gathering at 7 p.m. March 29 at the Salem Community Center, 1098 N. Ellsworth Ave. Her presentation will focus on forgiveness and healing and is being sponsored by St. Paul Church of Salem.

For 25 years Benda has served women in crisis in a variety of healing ministries in Kansas City, Fort Worth, and Toledo. Currently she serves as Director of Bethesda the House of Mercy in Cleveland.

Benda has given healing retreats on relationships, addictions, prayer, Theology of the Body, and healing after abortion. She received her BFA in creative writing from Bowling Green State University. She has appeared on EWTN and Living Bread Radio and has been published in a variety of periodicals including "Marriage and Family Living Magazine" and "Artist Magazine." She resides in North Olmsted with her husband and two daughters, whom she home schools.

Film showing at NW church

NEW WATERFORD-The movie "Courageous" will be shown to the community at 7 p.m. March 24 at the New Waterford United Methodist Church, 46926 S. State St. Admission is free. For more information call 330-457-7436.

New Life praise and worship team

WELLSVILLE-The Highlandtown United Methodist Church, at the crossroads of state Route 39 and Steubenville Pike Road, will host the New Life praise and worship team at the 9 a.m. service Sunday. Refreshments and fellowship follow.



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