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August 18, 2012
Salem News

Fun Night is today at Zion Hill Church

COLUMBIANA - Zion Hill Church of the Brethren's Family Fun Night begins at 6 p.m. today at the church, 14550 New Buffalo Road. The Veggie Tales movie "The Wizard of Ha's" will be screened. Cookies and punch will be served. This free event is appropriate for all ages.

Little Friends Preschool hosting Fun Feat

SALEM - Little Friends Preschool will host a Family Fun Fest from 1 to 3 p.m. today. The fest is open to the public and will include train rides, games, face painting, refreshments, prizes and much more. The preschool is located in Salem First Friends Church at 1028 Jennings Ave. For more information call 330-332-4905.

Realife Church celebrating Senior Citizens Day

SALEM - National Senior Citizens Day will be celebrated on Aug. 21 at the Realife Church, 12824 Salem-Warren Road. A free luncheon for all senior citizens will be served at noon. Reservations may be made by calling 330-332-0011. There also will be a drawing for gift baskets.

Our Sorrowful Mother pilgrimage is Sept. 16

NORTH JACKSON - The public is invited to the annual pilgrimage in honor of Our Sorrowful Mother on Sept. 16 at Our Lady of Lebanon Shrine on North Lipkey Road. Devotions begin with the Ss. Cyril and Methodius Novena at 2:30 p.m. Anointing of the Sick and Confessions follow. Concelebrated Slovak Mass starts at 3:30 p.m. The Rev. Msgr. Robert J. Siffrin, V.G. will serve as homilist. A dinner follows the Mass. Tickets are $15 for adults and $6 for children. Tickets may be purchased from Slovak Catholic Federation members or by calling 330-782-9126. Tickets will not be available at the door.

Damascus United Methodist serving breakfast

DAMASCUS - An all-you-can-eat breakfast will be served from 7 to 11 a.m. today at the Damascus United Methodist Church. Proceeds will go to the youth director's fund. The next breakfast is Sept. 15. The church will host its annual rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 24 and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 25. Shoppers may fill a brown paper bag for $4 all day on Friday and until noon on Saturday. From noon until closing, the cost is $1 to fill the bag. Larger items will be priced separately. Proceeds of the sale will support the local missions of the Damascus United Methodist Women. A bake sale and lunch bar will be available. Any donations for the rummage sale in good, workable, and useable condition are now being accepted at the church, 300 Valley Road.

Catholic Charities hosting Voice of Hope Dinner

YOUNGSTOWN - Catholic Charities, Diocese of Youngstown, will host its 15th annual Voice of Hope Dinner on Sept. 14 at the Maronite Center, 1555 S. Meridian Road. The event kicks off at 5 p.m. with hors d'oeuvres, a Chinese auction and entertainment. The gourmet buffet dinner, prepared by Mr. Anthony's, will be served at 6:30 p.m. Local news anchor Stan Boney will serve as master of ceremonies. All proceeds from the event help to provide emergency assistance - food, shelter, clothing, utility assistance and essential medication - to families served by Catholic Charities agencies throughout the six-county Diocese of Youngstown. Tickets for the Voice of Hope dinner are $75 each ($25 is tax deductible), and can be purchased by contacting Nickole Baringer at 330-744-8451 Ext. 323, or by visiting

West Point Church hosting vacation Bible school

WEST POINT - The West Point Church of the Nazarene will hold a community vacation Bible school titled "Adventures on Promise Island from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 20-24. Each evening at Promise Island children will participate in the excitement of Seaside Celebration, experience Bible stories about God's promises at Lifeguard Lagoon, create service or craft projects at Project Pointe, enjoy snacks and learn more about God's promises at the Coconut Cafe, and play games at Fun Time Falls. Ages preschool through fifth grade are invited.

Preschool orientation will be held Aug. 23-24

WINONA - The Winona United Methodist Preschool has set orientation dates and times for the coming school year, which begins Sept. 4. Children in the 3-year- old class and their parents will meet at 10 a.m. Aug. 23 at the Winona United Methodist Church. Students in the 4 and 5-year-old classes, along with their parents, will meet at 10 a.m. Aug. 24. While students meet their teachers and classmates, parents will have an informational session with the director and pastor. Parents are reminded to bring all required documents. To register your child call the church office at 330-222-1211 or Joan Gibson at 330-222-2215.

First United Methodist Church plans celebration

LEETONIA - The Leetonia First United Methodist Church will observe its 125th anniversary celebration on Sunday. The activities begin with Sunday school from 9 to 9:45 a.m. for younger children with Bette Getz as teacher; the older children class is taught by Christina Buffone, Wendy Steiskal and Evelyn Hall; and the adult class teacher is Rick Shriver. The Sunday school superintendent is Lena Tingle. The traditional worship service is scheduled from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Games and time to explore history through pictures and memorabilia follows from 10:45 a.m. to noon. Attendees may view the display of pictures in the MYF room. Commemorative pillows created from choir robes and cookbooks are available for purchase. Also, artwork of the children is on display. A buffet luncheon will be served from noon to 1 p.m. The menu offers a ham and cheese plate, pasta and meatballs, baked beans, cole slaw, fruit tray, vegetable tray with dip, cookies, cake, ice cream, coffee, water, punch. The anniversary program is slated from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The prelude, prepared by the children, Zoe Finsley and Katie Soupal, begins at 1 p.m. Words of welcome will be delivered by Stephen Buffone, lay speaker. Special music will be presented by the children's Sunday school classes, "Rise and Shine" and the adult choir. The church history power point presentation and the re-dedication of church and members follows.

The message of hope will be given by the Rev. Robert Bloomquist and the benediction by Pastor Ashley McMillin.



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