Free picnic will feature Gospel music
LEETONIA - A free picnic begins at 6 p.m. July 11 at Wick Park. Country gospel music by Gospel Friends follows at 7 p.m. This event is sponsored by Leetonia Mennonite Church.
Service will precede Strawberry festival
WINONA - The churches of Winona are combining on Sunday for a worship service on the lawn of the Winona Friends Church at 10:30 a.m. Those attending are asked to bring a chair. Strawberry festival food and activities will follow at the Glen Bennett Memorial Park. The public is invited.
Taylor Mason will perform at Trinity Friends Church
LISBON- Taylor Mason will perform at 8 p.m. July 20 at the Trinity Friends Church, 33937 U.S. Route 30, Lisbon. A limited number of tickets are available at $5. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Following this family-friendly show, a teen lock-in for ages sixth-12th grade will be held. Teens must pre-register by July 14. The lock-in will go until 8 a.m. July 21. For tickets or to pre-register call the church at 330-424-9204 or Sarah Kuykendall at 234-564-5489. Tickets may be picked up from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m Monday through Friday and 9:30 a.m. to 1 pm. Saturday at Zeigler's Trophies, 160 S. Broadway Ave., Salem.
North Lima Mennonite Church presenting concert
NORTH LIMA - Squire Parsons will be in concert at 7 p.m. July 13 at the North Lima Mennonite Church. In addition to being a prolific songwriter, Parsons has become one of America's best loved soloists. He has been nominated for the Dove Award for male vocalist and songwriter and in 2008 was inducted into the Southern Gospel Music Association's Hall of Fame. He has also been a part of the popular "Gaither Homecoming" video series.
There are no tickets for this special event, however a freewill offering will be taken. The church is located at 90 Mennonite Drive. For more information call the church at 330-549-2333.
First United Methodist Church hosting auction
COLUMBIANA -First United Methodist Church of Columbiana will hold an auction starting at 10 a.m. July 14 at the Self Storage Units, 321 Industrial Drive off South Main Street. There will also be a donation/drawing at noon that day.
First Church of Christ offering Bible school
EAST PALESTINE - The First Church of Christ in East Palestine will offer Adventures on Promise Island vacation Bible school from 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 8-13.
This VBS event is open to potty-trained preschoolers through fourth grade. Junior high students who have completed fifth through eighth grade will have an off-site VBS adventure called "Unbroken." Transportation is available. To register or for more information call 330-426-6271.
Peniel ?Holiness Camp Meeting begins July 19
CONNEAUTVILLE, Pa. -The Peniel Holiness Camp Meeting on Route 18 in Conneautville begins with a concert at 7:30 p.m. July 19 introducing Song Evangelist Mark Murphy. Camp continues until Sunday July 29 with services at 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Concert series on Sunday features Amanda Joy Hall, vocalist, and Monday with Tab Beechler at 7 p.m. followed by a preaching service at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, and July 26 with Voice of Truth from Kentucky Mountain Bible College to sing at 7:30 p.m.
Jason Campbell from OMS International will be teaching the children each day at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Teens are invited to stay at camp for 10 days for $75 if pre-registered by July 13. To register on the day of camp is $100. Leadership is provided by Adam and Valeric Vanaman from Kentucky Mountain Holiness Association.
Rooms, tent and trailer spaces are available. Meals will be available in the dining hall. The snack bar and book room will be open when services are not in session. This is an interdenominational camp and all are welcome. For more information or brochure call (814-774-8426 or visit www.penielholinesscamp.com.
Statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be in area
AUSTINTOWN -The United Nations Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be in St. Ann Byzantine Church in Austintown on Aug. 15. The statue will also be at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, formerly St. James in Warren, on Aug. 16; on Aug. 17 at Franciscan Friar's Shrine in Youngstown; on Aug. 18 at St. Peter's of the Field in Rootstown; and Aug. 19 at St. Columba Cathedral in Youngstown.
For more information go to www.thefatimastatue.org or call 330-652-4923 or 330-369-1590.
Calvary United Methodist serving drive-thru meals
NORTH LIMA - The Calvary United Methodist Church of North Lima will serve its monthly drive-thru chicken dinners from 3:30 to 6 p.m. July 12, or until sold out. The dinner includes a baked chicken breast, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and a brownie. Cost is $6. The church is at 12062 South Ave. Extension. To reserve a dinner call 330-549-2588. A portion of the profits is used for mission projects.