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November 9, 2013
Salem News

Swiss steak dinner planned in East Rochester today

EAST ROCHESTER - A Swiss steak dinner to raise funds for East Rochester's United Methodist Church will be held from 4 to 7:30 p.m. today at the church, 24754 state Route 30. The homemade dinner will include Swiss steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, applesauce, cole slaw, rolls, dessert and beverages. Cost is $8.50 for adults and $4 for children 10 and under. Donations are encouraged. Carryouts are available by calling the church at 330-894-2515.

Majestic Sounds to perform for Victory Gospel Jubilee

NORTH LIMA - The Majestic Sounds Quartet from Wilmington will be the featured group for the Victory Gospel Jubilee at 7 p.m. today at the former South Range High School which is now the North Lima Business Complex on South Avenue.

The Golden Street Singers of Farmdale, Ohio, will be the host for the evening and a special appearance will be made by Bill Hill of Leavittsburg. The Majestic Sounds Quartet is the first group to make a return visit to the Victory Gospel Jubilee. The group brings a the rich sound of a true traditional gospel quartet and each member of the group has a strong Christian testimony to share. The two-hour concert is free and registrations will be taken to win a two-night stay with meals included at Seven Springs Mountain Resort. The drawing will be held at the New Year's Eve Jubilee. For additional information call 800-284-9709.

Hazel Circle plans cookie sale Dec. 7

WINONA - The Hazel Circle of the Winona United Methodist Church is hosting its annual cookie walk and craft sale from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 7 at the church, 32114 Winona Road. A wide variety of cookies will be sold at $4 per dozen.

'Surviving Holidays' program offered

GREENFORD - DivorceCare/GriefShare's "Surviving the Holidays" is slated from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 17 in Building C at Greenford Christian Church. "Surviving the Holidays" consists of a video, discussion group and devotional material to help you find strength, healing and tools to move forward in your daily walk through a difficult time. To register call Ron Dicken at 330-533-3278 Ext. 317.

Veterans honored at Calla Church

CANFIELD - Calla Community Church at 6482 W. Calla Road will honor veterans of family and friends of its church family with a dedication of a veterans plaque and service ceremony at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. To honor these veterans of war and peace a plaque containing their names, military branch of service and years served will be dedicated and placed in the church vestibule. Chairwoman Gail Owens will read the names on the plaque. The playing of taps by trumpeter Ed Schlegel follows.

Fun Night features turkey dinner

NEW WATERFORD - The Thanksgiving Guardian Angels Jesus Party and Family Fun Night begins at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at the East Fairfield United Methodist Church, 45675 state Route 558. This event is open to people of all ages with special needs and disabilities, and their entire family. Activities include crafts, a lesson on thankfulness, playing with puppets, singing songs and playing games.

The menu offers turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, stuffing, gravy, corn, applesauce, cranberry sauce, bread, dessert, coffee, tea and punch.

Angel tree papers will be accepted for the Christmas gift program. For more information call Kelli Harding at 330-692-1427.

Nativity Display to open at Villa Maria

VILLA MARIA, Pa. - The Sisters of the Humility of Mary will present its eighth annual Nativity Display from noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 7 and 8.

Held at Villa Maria Community Center on Evergreen Road, this free, indoor exhibit features hundreds of nativities from around the world.

Musical entertainment featuring local choirs and musicians will be scheduled throughout both weekends. The Villa Shoppe will be open for the purchase of nativities and other unique fair trade items from around the world. The Villa Farm's home-grown poinsettias and Christmas wreaths and swags will also be for sale. Free, light refreshments will be served both weekends.

Dec. 1 and 8 will feature full-course roast beef and spaghetti dinners, respectively, from noon to 4 p.m. Tickets for the roast beef dinner are $10 for a large and $6 for a small. Tickets for the spaghetti dinner are $7 for a large and $5 for a small. Children 7 and under are free. Carryout is available. Dinner tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance by calling 724-964-8920 Ext. 3348.

The nativity display is free and open to the public. Freewill offerings will be accepted. No registration is required. For more information contact or

Giving page

The Sisters of the Humility of Mary have announced the launch of the new online giving page of its website,

The new pages lets donors easily direct where they want their contributions made, such as in honor or memory of a loved one; as a monthly gift; in celebration of a birthday, wedding, graduation, anniversary or reunion; as a dedication; as an event; and/or as a bequest.

"We especially like the "friend-raising" component of the new landing page, where someone can set up an occasion, such as a wedding, to enable friends and family to give to the Sisters' ministry fund in lieu of gifts to the couple," said Wendy Wareham, Sisters of the Humility of Mary development director. "This feature allows the person to email friends and family, share photos and give updates." To take a look, go to and click "support us" in the upper right corner. "I am very excited about the new landing page and hope it helps donors find what they need more quickly," said Wareham.

For more information on this or other giving opportunities to the ministries of the Sisters of the Humility of Mary, call Wareham at 724-964-8920, option one, Ext. 3232.



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