West Alexandria news

By Mary Lunsford - West Alexandria Correspondent

WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Dylan Guehring, Mike Matchette, Kristy Papczun, Phil BuCher, Amanda Bassler, Aby Beneke, The Reverend Pastor Dean Haferman, Jim Wick, Charlotte Linsley, Clyde Mason, Heather Procopio, Cole Habekost, Brenda Owens, Dale Fahrenholz, George Lehman, in memory of Kim Bitner, in memory of Steve Studebaker.

Anniversaries this week: Jerry and Sharon Cooper Bailey, Glen and Sheryl Byrd.

Venison for Food Banks

The Venison for Food Banks program is on-going. Anyone who takes a deer can donate all or part of the meat for the food banks. We have sponsors who will take care of the processing fees. You may contact Brad Turner, Preble County Game Warden, or Curtis Early from Twin Valley Rod and Gun Club at 937-533-3226.


The West Alexandria Fire Dept. Bingo takes place every Thursday. 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.

WA Library

Finish a puzzle and not sure what to do with it? Swap it for one that is new to you. Now through February 2022, stop by the WA Library for our Community Puzzle Swap. Bring a puzzle, or two or three and exchange for another, but please limit yourself to only taking two puzzles per visit.

Coffeehouse Conversations

Kierston’s Coffeestop, located at 12 S. Main Street, is hosting Coffeehouse Conversations every Monday evening from 7-8 p.m. 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 a local pastor.


The Foodbank continues to be open regular hours from 10 a.m. to noon, 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.

St. John Church

We offer in-person worship each Sunday at 10 a.m. at 20 E. South St. or on facebook @stjohnwestalex.

Community Christian Church

Sunday School takes place every Sunday at 9 a.m., Worship at 10a.m. and an evening meal with service at 5:30 p.m. at 11 Dorsey Akers Drive.

Church of the Brethren

A free community meal is open to all to attend the first Wednesday of every month, from 5-6:30 p.m. or when the food runs out, at 22 E. Oak Street. Come join us for a great night of fellowship.

We offer Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. and Sunday Worship at 10:30 p.m. Services can also be attended online at Facebook or at the church website http://www.westalexcob.org.

St. John Lutheran, Ingomar

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service is Friday, Dec. 24 at 7 p.m.

Worship starts at 10 a.m. on Sundays until after Easter 2022 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.

Salem Lutheran Church

A Christmas Eve Service begins at 7 p.m. for lessons and carols, and will conclude with the lighting of candles and singing Silent Night in the Sanctuary at 70 E. Dayton St.

Christmas Day worship takes place at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary.

Salem Kids, for children aged 3 years through sixth grade, will not meet Wednesday, Dec. 22 or Dec. 29 during Winter Break. Salem Kids will resume meeting every Wednesday on Jan. 5 with a meal at 6 p.m., followed by Bible lessons, fun activities and projects from 6:30-7:30 p.m. For additional information contact the church at 839-4210.

Jr. Choir rehearses every Sunday morning at 10 a.m. Performances will be the second Sunday of every month during 10:30 a.m. Worship services.

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.

First Communion classes take place at 1 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

Confirmation classes meet every Sunday at 9:30 a.m.

Pastor Dan’s Bible Study meets on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in the church Lounge or via Zoom.

The Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study meets every third Saturday at 7:30 a.m. for Prayer, Bible Study, Breakfast and fellowship.

Salem Women of the NALC are sponsoring the annual Adopt-A-Family Project for three local families in need. Also, they are accepting all sizes of new socks, sweat shirts and pants, hats and mittens for the sock and mitten tree in the church library, to help school children and those in need of warmth this winter. The women also have a goal of compiling 25 cheer boxes to be given to shut-ins.

By Mary Lunsford

West Alexandria Correspondent