Fifth Quarter returns to Smithville

SMITHVILLE — Fifth Quarter is back for all youth, grades 6-12 at Smithville United Methodist Church, 243 N. Milton St. Fifth Quarter will be held immediately following the Smithville High School football game, Friday, Sept. 14 from 10-11:45 p.m. It will be Outdoor Movie Night, showing "Greater." There will be food, movie and activities. For any questions, call the Church Office, 330-669-2371.

St. Michaels to have a Homecoming Sunday

MARSHALLVILLE — On Sept. 16, St. Michaels Church of Christ located on Euclid Street in Marshallville will have a Homecoming Sunday at 10:30 a.m. All are invited to attend and take historical photos to share. Former members and people in the community are welcome.

Light refreshments will be served after the service and there will be a time for fellowship. For more information, call 330-855-4901.

Messy Church planned

SMITHVILLE — Messy Church will be Sunday, Sept. 16, 4-6 p.m. at Smithville United Methodist Church, 243 N. Milton St. with free fun for all ages. It is a time to Chill, Create, Celebrate and Chomp on Sunday, Sept. 16 from 4-6 p.m. Come as you are, all are welcome. For more information, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at 330-669-2371.

Register for grief support group

WOOSTER — St. Mary Catholic Parish of Wooster will begin its fall grief support group sessions Monday, Sept. 17. The group will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. for six consecutive Mondays. For information or to register, call 330-262-8276 or 330-601-0236. Registration is limited to 12 individuals.

Learn about trip to Ecumenical Research Institute

WOOSTER — "On the Road with Pastor Ann Paynter" will be presented Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 301 N. Market St. Paynter will offer a time with slides, photos and stories reflecting on her recent trip to the Institute for Ecumenical Research in Strasbourg, France.

Community vegan meal is Sept. 20

WOOSTER — There will be a Community Vegan Meal at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 353 E. Pine St., on Thursday, Sept. 20, at 6 p.m. in Mackey Hall. Students and community members are invited to gather for food, conversation, fellowship and relationship-building over a family-style vegan meal. All are welcome; a $5 suggested donation to support this event or take a vegan dessert to share.


Register for Dog Obedience Course

SMITHVILLE — Allan Bauman, the author of "Paw-sitive" Dog Training, will be teaching a Dog Obedience Course at Smithville United Methodist Church, 243 N. Milton St. on Thursdays, Sept. 20 and 27 and Oct. 11 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center. Cost is $85 and includes Bauman’s book, a $175 value. All proceeds go to the SUMC for Community Outreach Programs.

Class registration is limited to 14 dogs. All family members are encouraged to participate. Once registration limits are reached there will be an opportunity for non-participating members to attend without dogs only for just $10. Payment is due at the time of registration and is filled on a first-come, first-served basis; call 330-669-2371


Gospel Sing to be Sept. 22

WOOSTER — North Wooster Baptist Church, 2513 Star Drive, will hold its fourth annual Gospel Sing Sept. 22 from 6-8:30 p.m. Fellowship will follow. There is no admission; any donations will benefit Operation Christmas Child.

Raising kids in the 21st century

APPLE CREEK — Join Fairlawn Mennonite Church on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 7-8:15 p.m. for a parenting seminar with Dan Lutz, county prosecutor; Tim VanSickle, judge, and Josh Hunt, Medway officer. The topics include: How to best keep your children safe in a tough security world, Effects of social media, Substance abuse dangers, and ending the evening with open discussion and questions.

The church is at 8520 Emerson Road, Apple Creek; 330-698-5722. Visit the website at

The Ultimate Tailgate Party…

SMITHVILLE — The Smithville United Methodist Church, 243 N. Milton St., will host The Ultimate Tailgate Party with have lots of outside games like corn hole, ladder toss, guessing booth, inflatable bowling, and Plink-O, just to name a few, along with lots of food and fun. This event will be Friday, Sept. 28 (Smithies vs. Chipps) from 4:30-6:30 p.m. For more information, call the church office at 330-669-2371. Otherwise, take your friends and just show up.

Get tickets for Carrollton concert

SMITHVILLE — Carrollton is coming in concert to Smithville Mennonite Church on Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 each, with group rates available. The church is at 6097 Akron Road; 330-669-3601.

Singspiration is Oct. 7

ORRVILLE — "Shadows of the Old, Brightness of the New" is the title of the 13th annual Singspiration, to be Oct. 7 at 6 p.m. at Orrville Grace Brethren Church, featuring singers Kyle and Laura Laramore.

Do you know the message of the Bible? Not just moral lessons from various Bible stories you heard in Sunday School, but the central message? A collection of old and new songs that are designed to reveal this message from Genesis to Revelation has been compiled for the event. The church is at 2200 Paradise Road.

Speaker to address media-saturated culture

ORRVILLE — Joe Schillero from Gateway to the Heart Ministries, will speak on "Guarding Our Hearts in a Media-Saturated Culture" at Orrville Grace Brethren Church, 2200 Paradise Road, on Sunday, Oct. 14 at 9:30 and 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. He will be emphasizing the need to guard what we allow into the "eye gate" and the "ear gate." He will talk about the philosophies that are being conveyed i much of today’s music, TV, movies and video games. He will give specific examples from popular entertainment in his Powerpoint presentation. His main emphasis in all of his teaching is the timless Word of God.

Free Bibles available

WOOSTER — Need a Bible? We can deliver/mail you one without cost or obligation. KJV Bible, New Testament, Large Print, Children’s Story Bible are available. Contact ?330-262-2287, 330-212-1704, 330-317-5347? or ?

Visit the Holy Land March 15-27

WOOSTER — Join Pastor Bob Fetterhoff March 15-27, 2019 and visit Israel and Petra, Jordan. Spend five nights in Jerusalem — visit the Western Wall, Bethlehem, the Sea of Galilee, the Dead Sea, Masada and much more. First-class hotels, airfare from Cleveland, two daily meals, taxes and tips are included in the cost of $6,729 per person. Up to $275 discounts for registrations before Oct. 15, 2018. For information, 330-465-7670 or