Breakfast planned at Damascus church
DAMASCUS - A community breakfast will be served from 7 to 11 a.m. today at the Damascus United Methodist Church, 300 Valley Road. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children under 10.
The 18th annual rummage sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 22 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 23 at the church. Bake sale items and lunch will be available.
Book giveaway to honor volunteer
Ozer Ministries Inc. is holding a book giveaway from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 23 in the carriage house at Ozer Ministries, 407 N. Market St., East Palestine, in memory of long-time volunteer and board member, Linda Cormany. She was chaplain and the patient resource coordinator at East Liverpool City Hospital and active on many county committees. Cormany died July 11 after a long battle with ovarian cancer. Her extensive library of self-help, Christian, fiction, historical, baseball books, etc. will be available. Attendees are to bring their own bags or boxes. For more information call Ozer at 330-426-2147. (Submitted photo)
Chicken barbecue fund raiser set today
SALEM - The 12th annual Friends Disaster Service chicken barbecue fund raiser is slated from 4 to 8 p.m. today at First Friends Church, 1028 Jennings Ave. This year's barbecue, held indoors, will be dedicated to the late Millie Gibson, who, along with her husband Roy, was a long-time supporter of the event and disaster service and a member of the church.
Cost is $10. A children's hot dog meal is available for $4. Live entertainment and a silent auction is planned. All funds raised will help Friends Disaster Service as members continue to travel to serve those devastated by various disasters. Advance tickets are available in the church office. For more information call 330-332-0001.
Banquet in Salem features fried chicken
SALEM - In celebration of a special birthday, an anonymous sponsor will host the Banquet in Salem. The meal will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Building, 785 E. State St.
The menu offers fried chicken, macaroni salad, baked beans, fresh vegetables, fresh fruit and ice cream sundaes. For more information call Patty Colian at 330-831-2169.
Breakfast buffet offered in North Lima
NORTH LIMA - A breakfast buffet will be available from 7 to 10 a.m. Aug. 30 at the North Lima Mennonite Church, 90 Mennonite Drive. Items on the all-you-can-eat buffet include eggs, pancakes, french toast, sausage, potatoes, homemade rolls, sausage gravy and biscuits, peppers and mushrooms, coffee, orange juice and other beverages. Donations will be accepted. For additional information call the church at 330-549-2333.
Chicken dinner set for street fair
COLUMBIANA - The public is invited to a chicken barbecue dinner at Grace Church, 140 S. Main St., during the upcoming Columbiana Street Fair, Sept. 4, 5 and 6. Dinners will be served beginning at 4 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and beginning at noon on Saturday. The meal includes half a chicken, homemade cole slaw and applesauce, baked potato or homefries, bread, punch or coffee. Cost is $9 for adults. Homemade pie, ice cream, children's dinners and carryouts are also available. For more information call 330 482-4532. Proceeds support many church and community funds.
God's Quad to perform at Goshen Friends
BELOIT - God's Quad Quartet will perform at the 10:30 a.m. service on Aug. 24 at East Goshen Friends Church on state Route 165.
God's Quad was formed in the 1980's following a high school minstrel show. Some of the men enjoyed the experience of singing so much that they decided to form a gospel quartet. They picked a name, bought some equipment and began singing in local churches. The quartet consisted of a bass, baritone, tenor and lead singer. The type of music is pure southern gospel.
The personnel of the group have changed many times over the years. Today's members are Jay Clark of Salem, lead, who has performed with the group for 19 years. Mark Burcaw, baritone, also with the group for 19 years, hails from North Benton. Lee Kurtz of Columbiana, bass, has sung for four years with God's Quad, and Becky Vignon of Columbiana has been the tenor for two years.
Bus trip to New Jersey planned
EAST LIVERPOOL - A five-day charter bus trip to New Jersey on Sept. 7-11 is offered by Ann's Senior Citizens. Cost is $395 per person. Rooms are double occupancy only. During the trip guests will dine at Renault Winery, Lobster House, and an authentic Italian restaurant. There will also be visits to Wildwood, Cape May and Atlantic City boardwalks. Most meals are included in the registration fee. For more information or to register call 330-385-3648 or 234-736-8807.
Bible teacher simulcast planned
DAMASCUS - LifeWay Christian Resources is slated to simulcast well-known Bible teacher and best-selling author Beth Moore live from Fort Wayne, Ind., from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Sept. 13. Damascus Friends Church is serving as a host location.
Living Proof Live, sponsored by Nashville-based publishing company LifeWay Christian Resources, will feature Moore's dynamic storytelling and passionate Bible teaching.
The event both challenges and encourages women to grow deeply in their faith. Join 250,000 women around the world for this live, global, Internet streaming event. The simulcast gives your church a front-row seat to one-of-a-kind Bible teaching and life-changing worship.
Moore has authored dozens of published Bible studies, books, and devotionals specifically for women for nearly two decades. Her newest LifeWay-published study, Children of the Day: 1 & 2 Thessalonians is a Bible study that equips women to let the light of Christ shine brightly. Moore's organization, Living Proof Ministries, is based out of Houston.
Dove award-winning musical artist Travis Cottrell, who also serves as worship pastor of Englewood Baptist Church in Jackson, Tenn., is slated to lead worship for the event. Tickets are $10 and available at dfcnow.com.