West Alexandria news

By Mary Lunsford - West Alexandria correspondent

WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Melissa Gallman, Mackenzie Turpin, Emily Mershon, Diana Wall, Shirley Jellsion, Andrew Parizek, Mary Warrick, Anne Marie Wysong, Tim Laughlin, Patrick Papczun, Jonathan Clymer, Corey Dawson, Joey Latvala, Haylee Petelle, Adelee Small, Madison Perry, James Wathen, Jr., Gail Merit and Emily Hemmelgarn.

Anniversaries this week: Andy and Jennifer Eck, Jamie and Dianna Beneke.


The West Alexandria Fire Dept. BINGO is held every Thursday. Observing social distancing, doors open at 5 p.m. with open seating; first come, first served. Early Bird Games start at 6 p.m. to help those coming after work. All players must be 18 or over. We have several progressive games going on at 25 E. Dayton Street.

Library News

We have Children’s Reading Programs as well as Teens and Adults: https://bit.ly/winterreadingteensadults.

Weekly Crafts have a different theme each Monday from our “Grab and Go” center. The Monday, Feb. 22 craft is Snow Globes. Crafts are limited due to the number of supplies we have on hand. Visit our event calendar to see this week’s theme and get more information.


The Foodbank continues to be open regular hours during the current pandemic from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, located at St. John Church, 20 E. South Street. Contact the Foodbank at 937-839-1615 for additional information.

Anyone in need of food may come to the Foodbank and remain outside in your vehicle. We will come out to you and bring your food to you. If inside access is needed, only two shoppers may enter at a time. Shopping time is limited to 20 minutes for each visit. Masks are required to enter the Foodbank. We are thankful for the continuing support of our community and look forward to serving you.

Church of the Brethren

The next Drive-thru Community meal will be March 3 at 5 p.m. We are prepared to serve 50 meals to cars in the alley behind the church at 22 E. Oak St. Join us for socially distanced services on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. indoors, on 99.5FM in the church parking lot, live on the WACOB Facebook page, or on the WACOB podcast on iTunes.

Community Christian Church

The Glory Way Quartet will present in Concert, February 28 during our 10 a.m. Worship Service. Community Christian Church is located at 11 Dorsey Akers Road. Everyone is welcome as protocol for health safety will be followed.

St. John Lutheran, Ingomar

We have in-person worship every Sunday at 10 a.m. with the Reverend Paul Heine presiding. We will be offering Ashes and Holy Communion on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m. Lenten services will continue every Wednesday at 7 p.m. Feb. 24, March 3, 10, 17 and 24. Jan Spitler is still heading up the Sleep Mat Project for the Homeless each month in our fellowship area.

St. John Church

We offer in-person worship each Sunday at 10 a.m. at 22 E. Oak St. or on facebook @stjohnwestalex. Masks are recommended but not required.

Calvary Baptist Church

Calvary Baptist Church doors are open for services every Sunday at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at 3613 Winston Lane. Visit our website at www.cbcwalex.com.

Salem Lutheran Church

Our doors are open for Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. and Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. with provisions to allow for social distancing. We will also continue to offer services on Youtube and Facebook. Sunday service is available on Youtube at bit.ly/SalemLutheranNALCYouTube.

An Ash Wednesday Service will be offered Feb. 17 at 7 p.m.

Lenten Services will take place every Wednesday at 7 p.m. Feb. 24 through March 24.

Pastor Dan’s Bible Study meets on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in the church Lounge or via Zoom. High School Ministry meets at the Parsonage every Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m.

Men’s Bible Study meets every third Saturday, next on Feb. 20, at 7:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall for breakfast, fellowship, Bible study and prayer.

Coups for Troops accepts your unwanted coupons up to two months expired for families using military commissaries overseas. Please no pet supplies or local restaurants. A basket is provided in the Church Library.


By Mary Lunsford

West Alexandria correspondent