Category: Churches

Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church makes donation to local food pantry

Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Antwerp recently donated $1000 to the Caring and Sharing Food Pantry in Paulding. The Mt. Calvary donation will provide support to the food pantry’s need for food to hygienic and paper supplies. Food banks and food pantries like Caring & Sharing Food Pantry organize the collection of food donations and…

TEN CONFIRMED AT FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Ten youth were recently confirmed at First United Methodist Church after attending classes with Rev. Gus Christo-Baker. Mentors from the church assisted the students with their studies. First Church is located at the corner of Jefferson Street and W Central Avenue in Van Wert. For further information, visit the website at www.vanwertfirst.net or phone 419/238-0631.

Church News for the Week

NEW YEAR’S EVE SERVICE AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, ANTWERP Come and celebrate the new year with us at First Baptist Church, Antwerp, Ohio on December 31st, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. There will be two singing groups coming: Napoleon First Baptist church and Holgate First Baptist church. After the service there will be snacks and sandwiches…

Mt. Calvary donates toward Antwerp band Uniforms

Ryan Zuber of Mt Calvary Lutheran Church presents a check for $260 to Andrea Newell, Antwerp Local Schools band director  to add to the current fund raising effort for new band uniforms.  The church raised the funds through the sale of wooden cutouts of the church building located on Co Rd 424 West. Church members…

Advent wreaths made at Mt. Calvary

Over seventy children, youth, and adults at Mt. Calvary began their preparation for Advent today by making Advent wreaths. Throughout the upcoming Advent (beginning December 3rd) families will light one candle per week. An Advent wreath’s evergreen boughs form a circular shape, symbolizing continuous life, with four candles to represent the four weeks of Advent.…

MVNU to host OMEA District 10 Honor Bands

Mount Vernon Nazarene University is proud to host the 2017 Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) District 10 middle school and high school honors bands for a day of education and performance on Saturday, December 2. The event will feature over 200 young musicians from Ashland, Coshocton, Delaware, Holmes, Knox, Licking, Morrow and Richland Counties and…

WOODBURN UNITED METHODIST PRESENTS CHRISTMAS CANTATA

Woodburn United Methodist Church will be presenting the Christmas Cantata, “O Little Town of Bethlehem” on Sunday, December 3 at 9:00 a.m.. The cantata was created by Russell Mauldin and Sue C. Smith and arranged by Russell Mauldin. The Cantata is under the direction of Dawn Patterson.  This Cantata, as stated in the narration, follows…

Mt. Calvary Lock-IN YIeld’s Local Results

Students at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church held their first ever Lock-in and made twelve blankets for Christmas for Kids and filled thirty five Goody Bags for Antwerp Vancrest residents. The event was organized by Jayme Landers, April Krouse, and Courtenay McMichael as part of Mt. Calvary’s Youth Education and Community Outreach programs. Funding for this…

Trusted, Truthful, Timely Revival at Trinity Friends Church

Alex McFarland will be coming to Van Wert for Revival Services at Trinity Friends Church. He will be speaking daily Sunday, November 12th through Wednesday, November 15th. As a speaker, writer, and advocate for Christian apologetics, Alex McFarland has spoken in hundreds of locations throughout the US and abroad. He has preached in over 1,500…

Knights of Columbus Foundation Donates to FCA

St. Michaels Knights of Columbus Foundation in Hicksville was in full form this week when on Tuesday, October 24 a donation was made to Fellowship of Christian Athletes. The Hicksville Knights of Columbus Foundation awarded the area Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) a $5000 grant. The FCA will use the gift to distribute copies of…

Mount Calvary Lutheran Church Celebrates 50/500

Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, located at 3497 County Rd. 424 in Antwerp, Ohio, is celebrating what they have termed the “50/500.”   The present church building was erected and completed in September 1967, making 2017 a marker of 50 years of ministry at the present location in the Antwerp community.  Further, the 500th anniversary of…

The Call

By: Rev. Gerry Weesner, Maples United Methodist Church How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent? As…

The Impact of Concussions Explored at Lifetree Café

The physical and mental toll of concussions will be discussed at Lifetree Café on Thursday, August 31 from 7 :00 – 8:00 p.m. The program, titled “Concussions: A Former NFL Player Speaks Out,” features a filmed interview with former NFL tight end Ben Utecht, who suffered five confirmed concussions during his career. “My concussions, as…