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October 13, 2012
Salem News

Breakfast will be served at New

Waterford United Methodist

NEW WATERFORD - The public is invited to a pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. today at New Waterford United Methodist Church, 46925 S. State St. Flu shots will be administered from 9 to 11 a.m.

Breakfast served today at North

Benton Presbyterian Church

NORTH BENTON - An all-you-can-eat breakfast will be served to the public from 7:30 to 11 a.m. today at the North Benton Presbyterian Church. Cost is $6 for adults and $3.50 for children ages 6 to 12.

Prayer vigil being held for victim

of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

EAST PALESTINE - A prayer vigil will be held for 6-year-old Summer Rayanne Miller who is undergoing chemotherpy for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma cancer. Summer is the daughter of Rosanna and Dennis Miller of Warren. Her aunt is Erin Rowland of East Palestine.

The prayer vigil will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the East Palestine Nazarene Church. To donate money for her medical care, donation cans are located at the Circle K store in East Palestine.

First United Methodist Church

honoring Make a Difference Day

LISBON - The First United Methodist Church of Lisbon will celebrate National Make a Difference Day on Oct. 27 with a winter coat and fresh produce giveaway to benefit needy friends and neighbors in the Lisbon community.

Crews will also be out helping elderly individuals in the neighborhood with yard work and household projects. This Make a Difference Day event is an opportunity for Lisbon neighbors to socialize and talk about issues that matter to them.

The produce give-away commences at 9 a.m. outside on the church grounds, and winter coats will begin to be distributed at 10 a.m. Hot dogs, snacks, and refreshments will be served to all. The church is located at 114 E. Washington St.

Calvary United Methodist

taking apple dumplings order

NORTH LIMA - Calvary United Methodist Church at 12062 South Ave. is taking orders for homemade apple dumplings. To place an order call 330-549-5106 or the church at 330-549-2588 and leave your name, quantity wanted, if you want them baked or unbaked and your phone number.

Your order will be confirmed to you. Cost is $2.95 per dumpling. Dumplings will be made on Oct. 25 and 26 and may be picked up at the church from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 25 and 26 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 27. A portion of the profits is used for missions.

Beloit Friends Church celebrating

Veterans and Heroes Sunday

BELOIT - Beloit Friends Church at 18042 Fifth St. will celebrate its annual Veterans and Heroes Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 11.

This year's guest speaker will be Major Tom Sawyer, USAF-Retired. Each year Beloit Friends Church takes time to recognize and honor military and community heroes.

As part of the service, a special offering will be taken that will benefit the Dan McVicker Memorial Scholarship Fund. For more information call 330-938-2378 or email

First Church of Christ in EP

holding annual Trunk or Treat

EAST PALESTINE - The First Church of Christ at 20 W. Martin St. will hold its annual Trunk or Treat from 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 28 in the church parking lot.

This is a free event and all children are welcome to attend in school-appropriate costumes with their families. There will be decorated trunk loads of candy, games to play and refreshments.

Octoberfest scheduled

at St. John Church Hall

SUMMITVILLE - Octoberfest will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 21 at St. John Church Hall featuring bingo, prizes and a country store. A turkey dinner will be served family-style with all the trimmings. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 12, and free for under 6. Carryouts are available for $10.50.

The Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association will administer flu shots from noon to 3 p.m. Cost is $20, and free to Medicare and Anthem Senior Advantage clients who must bring their card as proof. Other insurances may cover the cost however you must pay at the time of the shot and present your receipt to your insurance company.

First Friends Church hosting

Trunk-or-Treat on Oct. 27

SALEM - The First Friends Church is hosting its fifth annual Trunk-or-Treat to the city of Salem and surrounding communities from 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 27. Those attending are asked to bring a canned or boxed food item as admission, which will benefit the food pantry.

This fun-filled event in a Christian atmosphere features many theme-decorated vehicles (filled with candy, prizes and Bibles), hay rides, cookies, and cider.

In addition to the annual Trunk-or-Treat, the church offers sports leagues in its Family Life Center for adults and children, an annual Christian Easter egg hunt, a week of Bible school each summer, the Awana Bible Club (including free Awana meals) for children on Wednesday nights, the after school program for Buckeye Elementary students, and many other weekly programs and small groups. Worship services begin at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday (child care is provided at 11 a.m).

Walgate will be special speaker

Oct. 28 at Salem First Friends

SALEM - Rob Walgate, vice president of the American Policy Roundtable, will be the special speaker at 6 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Salem First Friends Church, 1028 Jennings Ave., for the annual fall rally of the Evangelical Friends Church-Eastern Region, Northeast Ohio District.

Since joining the Ohio Roundtable in 2003, Walgate has provided leadership on multiple statewide ballot campaigns, including but not limited to, taxation policies and casinos.

He continues to spend much time in Columbus working to shape public policy that will impact Ohio families and communities.

A noted speaker, Walgate has been a guest on numerous radio and television shows covering the political landscape. Also sharing during the evening will be Molly Black, missionary to Rwanda Africa.

A special offering will be taken to benefit the 25th anniversary of the Friends mission work in Rwanda. For more information call 330-938-9413, or email

Abundant Life Fellowship hosting

Medicare informational meeting

NEW WATERFORD Abundant Life Fellowship, 46469 state Route 46, will host a Medicare informational meeting at 10 a.m. Oct. 20 in the church social room.

There is no charge and no sales pitches for the meeting, which will be led by Marilyn Travis, service coordinator for Harmony Village in Columbiana and a member of the church.

As part of her job, Travis deals primarily with senior citizens who are on Medicare, so she's well-versed in options available to Medicare clients. Open enrollment for making changes in a client's Medicare provisions begins Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7.

Among the topics to be discussed will be Medicare A, B and D, supplemental plans, advantage plans, savings programs, the LIS program (financial assistance with prescriptions) and differences between Medicare and Medicaid.

Whatever changes people choose to make in their Medicare coverage will take effect Jan. 1. Travis said open enrollment occurs every year, and it's the only time of the year when changes can be made. The public is invited. Reservations are not needed.

West Point Church of Nazarene

holding community dinner

WEST POINT - This month's community dinner will be in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness.

The public is invited to a free meal of soup and sandwiches and to make a donation from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 18 at the West Point Church of the Nazarene.

Proceeds from the community dinner will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.



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