West Alexandria news

By Mary Lunsford - West Alexandria Correspondent

WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Emily Mershon, Madison Perry, James Wathen Jr., Diana Wall, Gail Marit, Emily Hemmelgarn, Mary Warrick, Shirley Jellison, Ann Cooper, Andrew Parizek, Anne Marie Wysong, Michael Crews, P.A. Wright, Robert Fugate II, John Blacker, Frederick Glander, Kathy Brattain, Billie Crumbaker, Roger Smith, Jonathan Clymer, Corey Dawson, Joey Latvala, Haylee Petelle, Jamie Beneke, Mary Lou Lehmann, in memory of Dr. Mark Ulrich.

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

Firehouse Bingo

Bingo start time is 6 p.m. every Thursday for the Early Bird games at 25 E. Dayton Street. We have several progressive games we play throughout the season. Come out and try your luck. Doors open at 5p.m. for open seating. No RSVP on seating; first come, first served. Help spread the word; the higher the number of attendees, the higher the pay-out bracket. Light snack bar with drinks available for purchase.

S&S P&P 4-H Club

Spic’n Span Pots’n Pans 4-H Club, established in 1970, has begun meeting at Salem Lutheran Church. Meetings are held every Monday at 4p.m. in the Fellowship Hall and new members are welcome! 4-H members must be at least 8 years old or in the third grade to compete in the Junior Fair. All fair project registrations must be turned in by the end of March. Meetings consist of 4-H business, working on fair projects, snacks and games. We cover domestic, animal, and miscellaneous projects. We complete several community projects throughout the year. Contact Carol Lunsford, Founder and Head Advisor, for additional information at 937-839-4085.

CCC Small Group Ministries

Community Christian Church of West Alexandria is starting their Small Group Ministries for 2020. Everyone is invited to attend. If interested please call the church office at 937-839-4988. The monthly Men’s Breakfast will be at 9 a.m. on March 7. All men are invited. The address is 11 Dorsey Akers Rd., West Alexandria.

Church of the Brethren

The next Community Meal is Wednesday, March 4, at 22 East Oak St. from 5-6:30 p.m. Community Meals will continue the first Wednesday of each month through June.

Salem Lutheran Church

Disaster recovery continues for families needing assistance from the tornados that hit Ohio last Memorial Day. Salem is coordinating accommodations for a team of 30 missionaries who will be coming to our area February 9-21, from a NALC church in Minnesota. Anyone needing assistance, or willing to help, contact the area disaster coordinator and case manager, Tim Schuback from Living Water, Centerville, at 937-545-2858. For more information, contact May Bates, Director, NALC Disaster Response at 740-509-1132.

Salem Kids meet every Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. through April first for a meal and program ending at 6:45 p.m. during the season of Lent. Kids age 3 years through sixth grade are welcome to be a part of Salem Kids. For additional information, contact Wanda DeVilbiss at 937-361-6865.

Middle School Ministry meets every Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m.

Join us for the Men’s Bible Study and Breakfast every third Saturday at 7:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The men are planning to attend a Mission Conference March 21-22 in Mansfield.

Blood Pressure Screenings will be held after Worship every fourth Sunday, next on Feb. 23.

The Annual Congregational Meeting will take place Sunday, Feb. 23, immediately following the morning worship.

Lenten Services will begin on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 26, and will continue every Wednesday at 7 p.m. through April 1.

Lenten Meals will begin Wednesday, Feb. 26, and will continue every Wednesday from 6-6:45 p.m. through April 1.

We are still collecting new or clean used Bibles to accompany our quilts for the Blanket and Bible ministry for national disaster relief. Quilts and soap will continue to be sent to international missions.

Donate your unwanted or recently expired coupons to Coups for Troops to assist military overseas where commissaries accept manufacturer coupons up to two months expired. There is a designated basket in the church library.

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By Mary Lunsford

West Alexandria Correspondent