Church briefs


Campbellstown United Church of Christ will host its annual smorgasbord on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 4:30-6:30 pm. The all-you-can-eat menu includes Swiss steak, pork loin, real mashed potatoes, gravy, chicken and noodles, corn, green beans, sweet potatoes, salads and desserts. The cost is $8 for adults, $3.50 for children under 12, and children 5 and under eat for free. The church is located west of Eaton at 2890 W. Florence-Campbellstown Rd. All are welcome.

Griefshare: Surviving the Holidays

No matter how long it’s been since your loved once died, grief can make the holidays a painful time. First Southern Baptist Church in Camden has extended an invitation for the public to join a seminar to help those dealing with grief survive the holidays and discover new reasons to enjoy them again. Griefshare: Surviving the Holidays will be held on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 9-11 a.m. at First Southern Baptist Church, 35 N. Liberty St., Camden. For registration contact Alan and Muriel Taylor at 937-452-3028 or the church at 937-452-7291.502-262-0428.

Free meal

The Free Community Meal at Gratis Church of the Brethren will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 6-7:30 p.m. The church is located at the corner of Ohio 503 and Mack Street in Gratis. The meal will be a turkey dinner with all the trimmings.

Holiday bazaar

The Sugar Valley United Methodist Church, located at the corner of Ohio 732 and Camden Sugar-Valley Road will be holding its annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. They will have soup and sandwiches for lunch, crafts, baked goods to sell as well as some slightly used miscellaneous items for sale. There will be items for kids to buy for their parents and have them wrapped as well.

Community dinner

Visitation Catholic Church, 407 East Main Street, Eaton, will have its monthly Community Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 19. 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 community dinners will be onWednesday, Dec. 30.

Good News Bible Club

Calvary Baptist Church is hosting it’s Good News Bible Club, for students in grades K-4, which meets in the TVS Middle School Art Room every Tuesday from 3:30-5 p.m. as long as school is open. Currently between 22 and 25 students are attending. For information about the Good News Club, contact Wayne Cook at 937-336-9600 or Linda Cook at 937-336-9500 from Calvary Baptist Church.

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.

WACOCA Thanksgiving Service

The WACOCA Thanksgiving Service will be held at Salem Lutheran Church at 7 pm. on Sunday, Nov. 22. Come for a service, fellowship, refreshments and an offering for the West Alexandria Foodbank.

WACB Turkey Supper

West Alexandria Church of the Brethren’s Annual Turkey Supper is Saturday, Nov. 14, from 4:30-7 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults, $3.50 for children and kids under 4 eat free. The church is located at 22 East Oak Street, West Alexandria.

Christmas Market

The Camden United Methodist Church located at 100 S. Lafayette St. in Camden will be hosting a Christmas Market on Friday, Nov. 20 and Saturday, Nov. 21.

On Friday, Nov. 20 lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dinner will feature all you can eat spaghetti (drinks and dessert not included) for $5 for adults and $3 for children. The Market will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The event will continue on Saturday, Nov. 21 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. with lunch being served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Door prizes will be available and the event will feature gift items and Christmas décor at minimum pricing, homemade baked goods and vendors. All proceeds will go to the Little Shoppe of Sharing.

St. John Church

St. John Church in West Alexandria will have no choir or youth meet on Wednesday, Nov. 25 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Sunday, Nov. 29, will be the First Sunday in Advent-Hope and New Member Sunday with a spaghetti dinner sponsored by the youth group.

There will be a spaghetti dinner, sponsored by the youth, Nov. 29 following the First Sunday in Advent-Hope and New Member Sunday service.

Salem Lutheran Church

Jr. Lutherans, for ages Preschool through sixth grade, meets every Wednesday with a meal at 6 p.m. and program from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and will continue to meet Wednesday evenings until the Lenten Season next Spring. However, due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, Jr. Lutherans will not meet Wednesday, Nov. 25.

There will be no choir practices on Wednesday, Nov. 25 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study will meet Nov. 21, and every third Saturday, beginning at 7:30 a.m. for breakfast, fellowship, Bible study and prayer.

It’s time, again, to order Christmas Poinsettias in the Church Library. Cost is $6 for a six inch pot with 4-6 large red blooms, wrapped in foil. A flower can be dedicated in honor, in memory of, or to the Glory of God. Deadline to order is Sunday, Dec. 6.

The Children’s Christmas Program will be Sunday, Dec. 13 during 10:30 a.m. worship.

A special congregational meeting will be held following the children’s christmas program on Sunday, Dec. 13.

Salem Youth will meet in the fellowship hall after church, Dec. 13, to go to Perfect North for snow tubing.

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.