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RELIGION HAPPENINGS

July 14, 2012
Salem News

Salem Bible Church hosting VBS

SALEM- Salem Bible Church, 807 Cunningham Road, will host its Vacation Bible School from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 13 through 16. All children kindergarten through sixth grade are wecome. The event will include bible lessons, singing, crafts, games and an opportunity to meet new friends.

Kensington Christian holding VBS

KENSINGTON- Kensington Christian Church will host its Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 16 through 20 for ages toddler to sixth grade. The closing program will be Sunday, July 22 during Worship Hour with a picnic lunch to follow. For information call 330-223-8026.

Grace Luthern hosting ice cream social

EAST PALESTINE- Grace Lutheran Church will host an ice cream social from 4 to 7 p.m. today. Proceeds will go to the church's Improvement and Maintenance Fund.

Greenford Evangelical Lutheran hosting VBS

GREENFORD- Greenford Evangelical Lutheran Church will host its VBS-SKY-Everything is possible with God from 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 30 through Aug. 3 at Coy Park.

Winona United Methodist's VBS goes deep

WINONA- The Winona United Methodist Church invites children age 3 through entering Grade 7 to its "Operation Overboard: Dare to Go Deep With God" Vacation Bible School from 5:30 8:30 p.m. (including supper) July 16-20 at the church, 32114 Winona Road.

Sebring Holiness Campmeeting under way

SEBRING- The 108th annual Sebring Holiness Campmeeting is being held daily through July 22 at the Sebring Camp, 895 McKinley Ave. The event is an interdenominational activity. While maintaining the best values of the holiness camp meeting, Sebring Camp seeks to relate to the needs of our day with services, activities and fellowship for all ages. For information visit www.sebringcamp.org.

EP Methodist hosting ice cream social

EAST PALESTINE- The Trustees of Centenary United Methodist Church in East Palestine will present their annual ice cream social from 4 to 8 p.m. July 20 and 21 at the church fellowship hall. In addition to homemade ice cream, there will be hot turkey and sloppy joe sandwiches, hot dogs, homemade salads and drinks. Carry-out orders are available. The church is located at the intersection of Market and Main streets in East Palestine. For information call the church office at 330-426-2629.

Home Savings assisting Abundant Life

NEW WATERFORD Home Savings branches in four Columbiana County communities are assisting a local church with collecting school supplies for an upcoming outreach project.

Displays were set up Monday at Home Savings branches in Columbiana, East Palestine, Lisbon and Salem to encourage customers and community residents to bring in school supplies through the rest of July to assist Abundant Life Fellowship with its annual August Overflow outreach event scheduled for Aug. 4.

Now in its fourth year, August Overflow is a one-day community event in which the church provides school supplies, haircuts, food and clothing to area residents. Bounce-Arounds, games and a car show also are part of the day's festivities.

New this year will be an American Red Cross blood drive and distribution of free produce provided by Second Harvest Food Bank. Everything is free and open to the public. Most events begin at noon except for the car show, which begins at 3 p.m.

The Home Savings displays include boxes for residents to bring in a variety of school supplies. Handouts detailing what supplies are needed are available for bank patrons to take with them as are other promotional materials for the event.

The school supplies distribution, which specifically targets students in Crestview, Columbiana, East Palestine, Beaver Local, Leetonia and Lisbon school districts along with Heartland Christian School, is conducted in cooperation with The Way Station of Columbiana, which has provided assistance with registration since the event began. That agency also assists with collecting clothes for distribution.

Residents participating in the school supplies distribution must bring a child's report card and a driver's license to show proof of residency. The supplies are for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Students from other school districts will not be turned away, but may be served during the last hour if supplies last.

A variety of Bound-Arounds, food and other drawings for prizes and gift cards, will be conducted throughout the day. Drawing winners must be present to receive their prize. The car show, open to all makes and models of cars, trucks and motorcycles, will run from 3 to 6 with People's Choice trophies awarded in all categories. There is no entry fee, and magnetic dash plaques will be given to all participants.

Haircuts will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis with sign-ins required that day.

More than 20 corporate sponsors have already signed up to support August Overflow as have some area residents. Those interested in sponsoring the event can send a check to the church with the event listed in the memo. All financial contributions are tax deductible. Sponsors receive publicity on promotional materials set up throughout the event, on a tri-color brochure and on the home page of the church website, www.abundantlifefellowship.us.

Any questions about Overflow can be directed to the church office at 330-457-7317.

 
 

 

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