Church briefs

Community dinner

Visitation Catholic Church, 407 East Main Street, Eaton, will have its monthly Community Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 29. There is no charge for the meal which is served from 4-5:30 p.m. in the church hall. Enter at the entrance off the parking lot. Anyone in the community is welcome. The church hall is handicap accessible. For information call 456-3380. The next two community dinners will be on Thursday, Nov. 19 and Wednesday, Dec. 30.

Souper Supper

First United Church of Christ located at 400 N. Main Street in Lewisburg will be hosting a Souper Supper on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 4:30- 7 p.m. The meal will include choice of soup, salad, dessert and drink. Homemade soups include vegetable beef, broccoli cheese, chili or beans and corn bread.

Annual Holiday Bazaar

The Trinity Luteheran Church, 511 N. Commerce Street in Lewisburg will be hosting its annual Holiday Bazaar on Friday, Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A variety of vendors will feature items like Christmas crafts, wooden crafts and furniture, jewelry, baked goods, jams, candy, Tupperware, AVON products, Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, Scentsy, Origami Owl, Thirty-One, Perfectly Posh, Velata, Celebrating Home, Watkins, Tastefully Simple, Younique Makeup, purses, Letter to Santa and Essential Oils. A lunch stand will also be available.

EUCC smorgasbord

Eaton United Church of Christ hosts their annual Fall Smorgasbord on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 4:30-6:30 p.m . The all-you-care-to-eat menu includes fried chicken, ham, pork chop, chicken & noodles, green beans, homegrown corn, real mashed potatoes & gravy, various salads and desserts. Cost of the meal is $9 for adults, $4 children age 3-12, under the age of 3 eat for free. The church is located at 113 West Decatur St. in Eaton.

Grandma’s Cupboard

St. Anne’s Sodality of Visitation Catholic Church, 407 East Main Street, Eaton, will present Grandma’s Cupboard, its Holiday Bazaar and Luncheon, on Friday, Nov. 6, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., in the church hall and basement. Lunch of homemade soups, salads, barbeque and hot dog sandwiches with drinks and dessert will be served both days from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. There are crafts of all kinds, home décor, holiday decorations, candles, baby items, wood crafts, quilts, hand-crocheted and knitted items, aprons, wreaths, home-baked pies, cakes, breads, cookies, jams, jellies, items too numerous to mention. Check out the display of candy, including hand-dipped chocolates, and buckeyes, hard tack, caramels and peanut brittle, assorted chocolates, and novelty items. Available to purchase are quilt, jewelry, afghan and Put-in-Bay Getaway raffle tickets. Handicap accessible. Information: 456-2587 or 456-3380.

WA Church of the Brethren

The next Free Community Crockpot Meal is Wednesday, Nov. 4, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Community meals will continue the first Sunday of every month at the same time slot. Any questions visit or call 839-5417. The church is located at 22 E. Oak Street in West Alexandria. The Annual Turkey Supper will be held Saturday, Nov. 14. Contact for more details

St. John Church

The next Free Community Dinner at St. John Church will be Thursday, Oct. 22 from 5-6:30 p.m.. St. John Church is located at 20 E. South Street in West Alexandria.

The Annual Harvest Party will be Oct. 25 at the home of Jim Robbins Jr. from 4-6 p.m. Please bring a covered dish.

Salem Lutheran Church

There will be a free community chicken noodle dinner, Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 5-7:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Salem Lutheran Church in West Alexandria. If willing, bring a canned good for the food bank as a donation. Jr. Lutherans, for ages preschool through sixth grade, meets every Wednesday with a meal at 6 p.m. and program from 6:30-7:3 p.m. Social Outings of Salem “S.O.S.” Progressive Dinner starts at 4:30 p.m. Contact Diana Wall at 839- 5326 for details. The group will conclude with dessert and a bonfire. S.O.S. For Ladies only on Nov. 6 will be painting ceramic flower plates at a cost of $20 at 6 p.m. in New Lebanon. LYO, grades 6-12, will make a trip to King’s Island on Saturday, Oct. 24. Meet in the Fellowship Hall at 10a .m. Contact Lindsay Watson for more information. Sr. Citizens Breakfast BINGO will be Saturday, Nov. 7. Sign up at the church or call 937-733-6560 or email LIndsay Watson at The Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study will meet Saturday, Oct. 17, at 7:30a.m. Catechism Class will not meet Oct. 25 or Nov. 1.

Trunk or Treat

St. John Lutheran Church, Ingomar is hosting its third annual Trunk or Treat on Sunday, Oct. 25, from 1:30-3 pm. Besides collecting candy, there will be games for all ages, craft area, and costume contest. Also available are refreshments. This year Bratt Tasties is providing ice cream for those in attendance. All activities and refreshments are free.

Quilt Dedication and Reception

St. John Lutheran Church Ingomar acquired a quilt that was constructed by the women of the Willing Workers in 1923. On Sunday, Nov. 1, there will be a quilt dedication, recognizing the names sewn onto the quilt. The dedication will occur during worship service beginning at 10 a.m. with a reception to immediately follow the service. RSVP to the church office at 937-839-5321 by Oct. 23. A list of names that appear on the quilt can be found at the website, by clicking on the about us button and click event details.

Sleep Mat Outreach Project

This is an ongoing outreach project that benefits the homeless. Plastic bags are flattened, cut into strips, and crocheted into sleep mats. As of today, crocheters have created 51 mats using the plastic yarn (plarn) assembled by other volunteers. Check out photos on the St. John web site Mats have been distributed to Jeremiah’s Letter, CAP, Original Church of God, and Homefull. We will continue to pass the mats along as they are completed. Work days are the third Saturday of the month from 9-11 a.m. with the next date being Oct. 17. Even if you can’t attend the work days and don’t want to learn to crochet, there are many ways you can participate in this project. Email Linda Kottke at for more information.

CUMC breakfast

Camden United Methodist Church’s “All You Can Eat Breakfast,” will be held the fourth Saturday of every month, 7-11 a.m. Cost is $6.

Go Ministries

Go Ministries International has moved from 5125 U.S. 40, New Paris to West Orchard Street, in West Manchester. This is just eight miles from its former location. Go Ministries is a full gospel/non-denominational church with something for the entire family. Sunday worship and children’s church is at 10:30 a.m. Bible study and Soldiers for Christ Youth services are Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Live bluegrass the first Friday of every month and southern gospel national and local groups, 7-9 p.m. Admission is free and a love offering will be received. For group information, call 937-533-0042. Pastors Doug and Sharon Townsend and the congregation welcome the public.