Church notes 10-4

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Harvest Festival is Oct. 6 at Longenecker

Longenecker Mennonite Church, County Road 186, near Winesburg, will hold its 18th annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 6 and the public is welcome to enjoy the day.

There will be an all you care to eat breakfast with pancakes and sausage, sausage gravy with biscuits and corn mush from 7-10:30 a.m.; from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. there is a car and motorcycle show with prizes to be awarded in a variety of categories. At 10:30 a.m., there will be a children's auction with items for children younger than 14 and bidding by children with adult supervision. A food stand will be open from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and the main auction will be at noon.

New this year is a raffle for a new Polaris Ranger 400. Tickets are $20 each or six for $100. The raffle drawing will be at 3:30 p.m. (Contact the church or the numbers listed on the church's website for tickets).

Other activities and sales throughout the day include: homemade ice cream, apple dumplings, supervised children's area and a bake sale.

A portion of the proceeds will go to Haven of Rest in Akron, with the balance for the Longenecker Building Fund. For more information, visit the church's website, www.longeneckermennonite.com or call 330-359-5155.

Annual Harvest Praise event set

Harvest Praise is a semi-annual celebration of Christian fellowship hosted by the Chuck and Pat Visocky family in Lake-ville. This year, it will be at the Visocky farm on Oct. 6 from 3-8 p.m. Worship begins at 4 p.m. with dinner (provided) at 5 p.m. (There is a baking contest, so guests are asked to take dessert in a disposable dish if they wish to participate). There will be hayrides, games, kids crafts, popcorn, cotton candy and a Christian balloon magician. There will be lots of praise music by New Beginnings and other praise bands, too.

For more information about Harvest Praise, contact Pat Visocky at 330-621-2268.

Praise-Apella to conduct worship

Praise-Apella will be conducting the morning worship service Oct. 7, at Longenecker Mennonite Church, County Road 186, near Winesburg. The worship service will begin at 10 a.m. Praise-Apella offers a unique and uplifting concert experience. If you're a fan of inspirational music and rhythmic percussion coupled with pristine vocal harmonies, make sure you do not miss Praise-Apella.

Troyer to speak at Living Water Church

Lisa Troyer, author and president of Circle of Friends Ministries, will speak about the value of authentic relationships with other women from her book, "A Place to Belong," on Tuesday, Oct. 9 from 7-9 p.m. at Living Water Church, 200 N. Kurzen Road, Dalton. No reservations are required; a love offering will be collected. Refreshments will be served. For more information contact Marcella Yoder, 330-857-3701.

Haven of Rest to hold fall banquets

Haven of Rest Ministries is holding its annual fall banquets, themed "From Chaos to the Cross."

Hard economic times have affected everyone in one way or another. There are many reasons individuals end up homeless. This is why it's more important than ever to be aware of the vital programs and services Haven of Rest provides. Hear testimonies on how lives are being restored through this ministry.

The Walnut Creek Regional Banquet will be Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Carlisle Inn, 4949 Walnut St., Walnut Creek. Banquets are open to every 18 or older and tickets are free; however, reservations are required. Call 330-535-1563. Seating is limited.

Fresh Start Training Center to hold program

The Fresh Start Training Center from Washington, Ind. will be giving a program at Sonlight Chapel, 8721 Mount Hope Road, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12. This program is a residential program that ministers to the needs of troubled teens and men.

Caring Friends support group to meet

The Caring Friends grief share and support group for newly bereaved parents and grandparents will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. at the Ripley Church of Christ. The church is located south of Shreve at 12298 County Road 330, Big Prairie. Adult siblings are also welcome. For more information, contact the church office at 330-567-2320.

Harvest Bazaar at Hopewell is Oct. 13

Hopewell Presbyterian Church will hold its annual Harvest Bazaar on Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The bazaar features crafts, handmade items, jams, jellies, baked goods, produce and much more.

Lunch will be served all day: Soup, sandwiches, dessert and ice cream. Soup and homemade ice cream will be available by the quart for take home.

The event is sponsored by Hopewell Church Trustees. The church is located at 6900 State Route 754, south of Shreve.

Baltic Women's Guild to hold benefit

The Women's Guild of Baltic Zion United Church of Christ will hold its annual benefit ham and chicken supper on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 5-7 p.m. at the church, 203 N. Butler St., Baltic. The menu includes ham, chicken, noodles, scalloped or mashed potatoes, green beans, applesauce or coleslaw, dessert and beverage. Cost is $8.50 for adults and $4 for ages 5-12. Carryouts are available. Proceeds benefit local missions.

Children of the World in Concert

As part of its U.S. tour, World Help is presenting Children of the World International Children's Choir. The choir, comprised of orphaned and disadvantaged children from several countries, will be performing at Nashville Church of Christ on Oct. 25 at 7 p.m.

The choir represents a rich and culturally diverse set of backgrounds and experiences, each with an urgent story to tell. This year's Rescue Tour calls attention to the staggering impact that poverty, malnutrition and dirty water have on millions of children around the world. Through the powerful medium of song, dance, spoken word and creative media, Children of the World provides a compelling message of hope and opportunity, leaving an unforgettable impression with audiences across the country.

The children have performed in such venues as Focus on the Family, Brooklyn Tabernacle, Crystal Cathedral and Disney World.

World Help is a faith-based humanitarian organization that exists to serve the physical and spiritual needs of people in impoverished communities around the world. World Help is committed to meeting people's physical needs by providing humanitarian, medical and educational assistance.

The organization also provides Bibles and establishes churches.

Since 1991, World Help has impacted over 75 million people in 64 countries worldwide.

Donations needed

Donations are needed to help troubled boys. The Trading Post Thrift Store has recently opened at 7703-B state Route 241, just west of Mount Hope. All proceeds will go to support the Ohio Wilderness Boys Camp. Donations can be taken to the store or dropped off at Ray Shaum's located at 2678 S. Kohler Road, Orrville. Call 330-857-5516 or 330-464-1261 for more information.

Join trip to Israel

Pastor Bob Fetterhoff of the Wooster Grace Brethren Church will be leading a tour of Israel and Jordan. The 12-day trip features first-class hotels, round-trip airfare, two daily meals and admissions to sites like the Temple Mount, Garden Tomb, Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Petra, Masada, a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee and more. The price is $4,895 per person based on double occupancy from Cleveland including taxes and tips. Call 330-264-9459, Ext. 220, or email info@woostergrace.org.

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