West Alexandria news

By Mary Lunsford - West Alexandria correspondent

WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Nancy Cunningham, Tyler Bassler, Kelsey Lee, Sue Belvo, Jo Lindloff, Conner Martin, Randy Bryant, Jim Ray, Amanda Beneke, Katy Mohr Sebald, Shelby Sagester, Preston Guehring, Jessica Johnson, Jacob Wells, Jo Lindloff, Dailey McNinch, Lindsey Carpenter, Rachel Carpenter, Mackenzie Jackson, Holly Rockefeller, Robin McKinney, Jason DeLong, Darold Grubb, Debbie Davis and in memory of Shirley Wells.

Anniversaries this week: Tim and Michelle Laughlin, in memory of Dr. Mark and Carolyn Ulrich

Coffeehouse Conversations

Kierston’s Coffeestop, located at 12 S. Main Street, is hosting Coffeehouse Conversations every Monday evening from 7-8 p.m. beginning Aug. 9. Everyone is invited to stop in for complimentary coffee, a cookie, and baked-goods. Bring a friend and pull up a chair for an open, honest and friendly conversation about faith, life, and today’s social issues and how they relate to the Bible with the Reverend Mark May from Community Christian Church.


The Foodbank continues to be open regular hours from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays 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 are thankful for the continuing support of our community and look forward to serving you.

Church of the Brethren

The Annual Ice Cream Social will take place after Worship on Sunday, Aug. 22.

Our next Community Meal will be Wednesday, Sept. 1, available to the first 50 people. Drive through in the alley at 5 p.m. to pick up meals. Join us for socially-distanced services on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. indoors, on 99.5 FM in the church parking lot at 22 E. Oak St., live on the WACOB Facebook page, or on the WACOB podcast on iTunes.

St. John Lutheran, Ingomar

The Annual Ice Cream Social is returning this Sept. 11 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Items available include all the usual sandwiches, salads, chicken and noodles, pies, and ice cream. There will be a bazaar table with more homemade crafts and goodness to purchase. Air-conditioned and handicap-accessible. Worship starts at 9 a.m. on Sundays with the Reverend Jim Miller at 2139 Enterprise Rd.

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.

St. John Church

We offer in-person worship each Sunday at 10 a.m. at 22 E. Oak St. or on facebook @stjohnwestalex.

Salem Lutheran Church

The Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study group will meet at Birthright of Eaton on Aug. 21 to do yard work and repairs as needed.

Salem Kids will begin Sept. 8, meeting every Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. for a meal, then the program from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Kids aged 3 years through sixth grade are welcome to be a part of Salem Kids which includes a meal, Bible lessons, fun activities and service projects. For additional information contact the church at 839-4210.

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. Sunday services are live-streamed on YouTube at Salem Lutheran Church – West Alexandria.

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

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.

Special offerings this month will go to WACOCA to help with community needs.

By Mary Lunsford

West Alexandria correspondent