Church Happenings

NORTH BENTON — A community all-you-can-eat breakfast will be served today from 7:30-10:30 a.m., North Benton Presbyterian Church.

SALEM — Movie night will be held today at Highland Christian Church, 5330 Yates Road, from 5-8 p.m. Popcorn and soda will be served followed by ice cream social.

FRANKLIN SQUARE — A bonfire and hot dog and marshmallow roast will be held today at 5 p.m. at Franklin Square United Methodist Church, 37615 state Route 558. All are welcome to attend.

SALEM — Banquet in Salem, sponsored by Friends of the Banquet, will be held Monday from 5-7 p.m. at the Salem Memorial Building. Menu will include sweet sausage sandwiches with peppers and onion, cheesy potatoes, corn, coleslaw, fresh veggies and fruit and ice cream sundaes. For information call 330-831-2169.

SALEM — The Salem Community Center will present a free Southern Gospel concert featuring Salem’s own Ted Thorne at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, at 7 PM. This concert is open to the community and churches. A love offering will be taken and light refreshments will be served. For more information, please call (330) 332-5885 or visit www.salemcommunitycenter.com.

LEETONIA — The Franklin Square United Methodist Church, 37615 state Route 558, will host a Bonfire and hot dog-marshmallow roast “out back” at 5 p.m. Aug. 11. The event will be a church reunion and all are welcome.

SALEM — The Women’s Association of the First Presbyterian Church is hosting a Gathering of Men, Teens and Pastors from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 10 at the First Presbyterian Church, 436 E. Second St. The event will include breakfast, music, fellowship and the program with featured speaker David Kohout, who has been instrumental in leadership training and teaching for more than 30 years. His topic will be “Talk is Cheap, You are NOT.” Kohout speaks to audiences of all ages, and has impacted the lives of over 700,000 students, staff and academic leaders over the last 11 years as the founder of Talk is Cheap Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that focuses on building character, establishing confidence and instilling HOPE in the lives of young people everywhere. Admission for this event will be free. A love offering will be taken for The R.O.C. of Salem youth center. Place reservations by calling the First Presbyterian Church at 330-337-9555 by Aug. 5.

COLUMBIANA — The Oasis Food Ministry will hold a food distribution from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 22 at First Christian Church, 39 Cherry St. Anyone 60 or older may stop from 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 22.

ROGERS — A Gospel concert will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 at the Rogers Assembly of God, 8251 Sprucedale Road. Doors will open at 5 p.m. with food being sold by the Royal Rangers in the Fellowship Hall. The concert will begin at 6 p.m. with the opening group, “Beyond the Stars,” followed by featured recording artists “Sons of Liberty” from Stanton, Ky. The concert is free ubt a free will offering will be held. “Sons of Liberty” will do the Sunday morning service at 10:30 a.m. at Rogers Assembly of God. The public is welcome to attend. For information, call 330-426-2382.

4NEW BRIGHTON –The Beaver Valley Choral Society will soon begin rehearsing “In Heaven the Bells Are Ringing” — this year’s Christmas concert. The group meets on Monday evenings at New Brighton United Methodist Church, 1033 Sixth Avenue, New Brighton. Two Christmas music preview sessions are planned for Aug.19 and 26 at 6:30 p.m. each session. On Monday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. the chorus will be rehearsing for the Christmas concert. Concert dates are planned for Saturdays, Dec. 7 and 14; Sunday, Dec. 15 and Saturday, Dec. 21. Time and locations will be announced. The volunteer 100-plus voice chorus of men and women was formed in 1920 and will celebrate its centennial anniversary next year. The Choral Society welcomes new singers and musicians to its ranks. Prospective choral and instrumental members should contact BVCS Membership Coordinator Judi Contino, judirenkin@yahoo.com. Auditioning is not required for singers, provided the vocalist can sing tunefully. Auditioning is not required for orchestra members but they must be capable of reading music and playing their instrument proficiently. The chamber orchestra begins rehearsing later in the fall. All interested adult men and women are encouraged to attend the preview sessions. The Beaver Valley Choral Society is a community where music and Christian faith are our commonality.