Breakfast offered in North Benton
NORTH BENTON - The community is invited to an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. today at North Benton Presbyterian Church. Cost is $6.50 for adults and $3.50 for ages 5 to 13.
Grace Lutheran to mark 102 years
EAST PALESTINE - Grace Lutheran Church at 87 W. Grant St. is celebrating its 102nd anniversary. Special music is scheduled to begin at 10:45 a.m. Sunday followed by an open reception.
Drive-thru ham dinner planned
COLUMBIANA - A drive-thru ham dinner will be served from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 13 at the First United Methodist Church.
Sons of Liberty to perform Sunday
ROGERS - The Sons of Liberty from Stanton, Ky., will perform at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Rogers Assembly of God. A nursery will be provided.
Canfield Christian Church picnic planned
CANFIELD - The public is invited to a picnic at noon Aug. 18 at the Canfield Christian Church, 123 S. Broad St.
Breakfast buffet planned in North Lima
NORTH LIMA - A breakfast buffet will be open from 7 to 10 a.m. Aug. 31 at the North Lima Mennonite Church. Donations will be accepted for the all-you-can-eat meal which include eggs, pancakes, french toast, sausage, potatoes, homemade rolls, sausage gravy and biscuits, peppers and mushrooms and beverages.
A barbecue chicken dinner will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 24 at the church. The meal includes half a chicken, baked potato, green beans, cole slaw or applesauce, roll, cake, and beverage. Cost is $9 for adults and $4.50 for children ages 3-10, dine-in or carryout. Proceeds will be given to the Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley and Mennonite Disaster Service. For more information call the church at 330-549-2333.
Rummage sale set at Damascus church
DAMASCUS - The Damascus United Methodist Church will host its 17th annual rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 23 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 24 at the church, 300 Valley Road.
Shoppers may fill a brown paper bag for $4 on Friday and until noon on Saturday. From noon until closing on Saturday, the cost is $1 per bag. Larger items will be priced separately. Proceeds of the sale will support the missions of the Damascus United Methodist Women. A bake sale and lunch bar will be available.
Donations of clothing and items in good condition are being accepted from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday at the church. Exercise equipment and large upholstered furniture will not be accepted.
Pilgrimage set at Shrine of Our Lady
NORTH JACKSON - The 15th annual pilgrimage in honor of Our Sorrowful Mother will be held on Sept. 15 at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon on North Lipkey Road. The novena in honor of Saints Cyril and Methodius begins at 2:30 p.m. Anointing of the Sick and the Sacrament of Penance follows. A Slovak Mass will be concelebrated at 3:30 p.m. Father Martin Celuch, pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish of Youngstown, will be the homilist.
This year's pilgrimage celebrates the 1150th anniversary of the arrival of Saints Cyril and Methodius to Slovakia and the introduction of Christianity to the Slavic people. A dinner follows in Cedar's Hall at the shrine. Tickets are $15 for adults and $6 for children under 12 and may be purchased from SCF members or by calling Leonard Yurcho at 330-793-8064, Bert Wagner at 330-747-3777, Father George Franko at 330-782-9126, Agatha Fabiny at 330-788-7862 or Kay Franko at 330-792-1593. Tickets will not be available at the door.
Men of Faith 'Rally' breakfast set
COLUMBIANA - The Men of Faith "Rally in the Valley 2014" will hold its regular monthly breakfast meeting at 8 a.m. Aug. 17 at Das Dutch Haus, 14895 South Ave. Roberta Dorsey will be sharing the word in song and Michael Ross Jr. will share "Our God Given Destiny." Audrey Wyatt will be the honoree for the day. All canned food contributions will go to Damascus Friends Food Pantry. All men are welcome to join in the fellowship. For more information contact Walter "Bing" Newton at firstname.lastname@example.org or Robert Weber at email@example.com.
Big Back Yard program to feature carnival
SALEM - The Salem First Presbyterian Church's Big Back Yard program will feature a backyard carnival from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 14 at the church. A petting zoo, face painting and games will be available. The event is free and open to the community, rain or shine. Pizza and other refreshments will be served.