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Community plant exchange encourages gardening

A community plant exchange is planned on Earth Day in the Oak Grove Mennonite Church parking lot.

Local pastor plans trip to Holy Land

Visit the Holy Land, featuring visits to Israel, Petra and Rome with Pastor Bob Fetterhoff of Grace Church in Wooster.

Daddy Daughter Dance is open to girls in K-8

Living Water Church in Dalton will host a semiformal Daddy Daughter Dance for girls in kindergarten through eighth grade.

Good Friday candlelight vigil set to raise awareness about addiction

The community is invited to gather at the gazebo in downtown Wooster for a candlelight vigil to raise awareness and offer support for the addiction crisis.

Toby Mac concert tickets serve as fundraiser for Mongolia

A chance to see Toby Mac in concert is possibly just a small donation away for one blessed winner. Anyone making a donation to Mongolia Mission Partnership will be eligible to win the tickets and will receive one chance in the drawing for every dollar they donate.

Smithville Church celebrates 150th anniversary with Hymn Sing

The Smithville Church of God will host an Old Fashioned Hymn Sing to celebrate its 150th anniversary.

Ribbon Festival includes nearly 100 students

Area piano, vocal and string students performed when members of the Tuscarawas County Chapter of the Ohio Music Teachers Association held its 13th annual Ribbon Festival at the Dover Alliance Church.

Ryan & Friends highlights HopeQuest Ministries fundraiser March 18

Ryan & Friends will highlight the second annual HopeQuest Ministries fundraising event at Fairlawn Mennonite Church near Apple Creek.

Mongolia Mission Partnership Breakfast brings nations together

The annual Mongolia Mission Partnership Breakfast will take place at Der Dutchman Restaurant with six area Mennonite church pastors and other volunteers serving as waiters and waitresses. All of the proceeds from the breakfast go into the Mongolia Mission Partnership.

Wayne County Performing Arts Council to perform ‘Anne of Green Gables’

Wayne County Performing Arts Council's upcoming production of "Anne of Green Gables" will run two weekends at the Wooster Foursquare Church.

Wooster Chorus to perform opening concert for its spring tour

The Wooster Chorus will perform at the First Presbyterian Church of Wooster for the opening concert of the group's 53rd annual spring tour.

New Beginnings: A band with heart

New Beginnings will perform a free community concert at the Apple Creek United Methodist Church and later will play at the Shreve American Legion, Post 67. The band also is available to play at fundraising events at no charge.

Muskingum Choir to perform in Wooster

The Muskingum University Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will present a concert at Zion Lutheran Church in Wooster.

Poverty is inequality for many local residents

Kevan Franklin of Trinity United Church of Christ holds a free breakfast at the church to lend a helping hand to people in poverty.

Polka dance and dinner to include Chardon Polka Band

The Chardon Polka Band will perform at St. Stephen Catholic Church.

Basket Bingo set for Feb. 18 in Orrville

The First Presbyterian Church in Orrville will host its 19th annual Basket Bingo.

ESOL program is a step to citizenship for immigrants

English for Speakers of Other Languages is a program offered for free at Central Christian Church.

Locals marched in solidarity with each other in D.C.

The Women's March had dozens of locals travel to Washington, D.C. to be part of the rally.

Local women headed to Washington, D.C.

Emily Oshinskie, a young adult peace worker at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Wooster, will attend the upcoming Women's March in Washington, D.C.

Community gathering in honor of Martin Luther King Day

In honor of Martin Luther King's birthday the community is invited to celebrate an event at First Presbyterian Church in Wooster.

PRMI lends a Christmas season helping hand to children in Jamaica

More than 30 employees from Primary Residential Mortgage Inc. corporate office and branches all over the country flew to Montego Bay, Jamaica, to aid 79 children living at the SOS Children's Village.

Annual Holmes County Share-A-Christmas benefit concert

Jann Hershberger's 2016 show will take place at Martins Creek Mennonite Church. The musical celebration of Christ's birth serves as a benefit concert for Holmes County Share-A-Christmas.

Wooster’s Downtown Walking Tour of Churches is a holiday tradition

Both the stories behind and the architecture of eight places of worship will be highlighted during the Downtown Walking Tour of Churches in Wooster.

Smithville Community Historical Society to host meeting

The general meeting of the Smithville Community Historical Society will be held in the Historic Church of God.

Oak Grove Mennonite Church will perform Handel’s ‘Messiah’

Oak Grove Mennonite Church in Smithville will perform a Christmas classic.

Orrville Grace Brethren Church will host Encounter Revival Ministries

Orrville Grace Brethren Church announced a special concert and revival services at 2200 Paradise Road in Orrville with Encounter Revival Ministries.

Marriage and manhood topics of NewPointe events

NewPointe Community Church welcomes Pastor Mark Driscoll and Grace Driscoll to their Dover campus for two events.

Jesse Bryant to perform at 11th annual ‘Singspiration’

The Orrville Grace Brethern Church will host their annual "Singspiration" with Jesse Bryant of Mt. Vernon at the keyboard.

Embrace 2016 designed to encourage a life of Biblical mentoring for women

Embrace 2016 will promote mentoring programs for women of all ages. The upcoming conference is designed to provide guidelines and insight into the mentoring role.

It’s almost autumn, and the Jewish New Year draws near

Every year sometime in the fall Jews in Wooster and all over the world join in community for the High Holy Days, the beginning of the spiritual New Year according to the Jewish calendar.

Longenecker Mennonite Church moves to new facility

Members and friends of the Longenecker Mennonite Church are celebrating the move to new facilities.

Politics and faith, the power of transformative conversation: Sharing our stories

Rev. Sandy Sorenson spoke in the Wooster church sanctuary during a human rights event: Our Faith, Our Vote.

Orrville Grace Brethren Church will host Mike Wingfield for a prophecy conference

The Orrville Grace Brethren Church will host a prophecy conference with Mike Wingfield on Sept. 24-25.

India Evangelical Mission to host fellowship dinner

Dr. G.V. Mathai will hold the India Evangelical Mission's annual fellowship dinner on Sept. 9 at the Carlisle Inn, Walnut Creek, at 6:15 p.m.

Intentional community: Bringing people together with a plant-based potluck

The free vegan community potluck is held the third Thursday of every month at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 353 E. Pine St., Wooster, in Mackey Hall.

‘The World Peace Diet:’ A discussion led by award-winning author Dr. Will Tuttle

Will Tuttle, Ph.D., has traveled the world lecturing on his unique ideas of how to eat for spiritual health and social harmony. He is currently in the midst of a world tour and will be in Wooster.

2nd annual Cruisin’ in the ‘Ville in the Heart of Wayne County

Smithville United Methodist Church will host the second annual Cruisin' in the 'Ville in the Heart of Wayne County on Saturday, Aug. 13 from noon to 4 p.m.

First Church of God to host Gospel Singspiration

Singspiration will be held Sunday, Aug. 14 with preshow gospel piano by Timothy Noble at 1:30 p.m. at First Church of God, 1953 Akron Road in Wooster. The full program begins at 2 p.m.

Internationally recognized nonviolent resistance activist to speak

In direct response to increased local interest in social justice, a number of Northeast Ohio peace groups invited Iyad Burnat to speak both about his work in the occupied West Bank as well as to share the nonviolent methods used to bring about positive change in communities on Aug. 10.

Millersburg Church of God has planned fundraising trip to Creation Museum sites

The Food Pantry at Millersburg Church of God has planned a fundraising trip Aug. 15-16 to explore God's amazing wonders through the Creation Museum's sites including the new Ark Encounter.

Millersburg Church of God has planned fundraising trip to Creation Museum sites

The Food Pantry at Millersburg Church of God has planned a fundraising trip to explore God's amazing wonders through the Creation Museum's sites including the new Ark Encounter.

Retirement is an adventure for trio of local building professionals

There's nothing unusual about building an addition unless the engineer is 90, the draftsman is 88 and the contractor is 89. This senior group of hard-working gentlemen is leading the crew for the construction of an addition to the building that houses the Breakaway religious educational program in...

Many faith traditions call for peace

The Wooster-Orrville Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People changed the time and location of their usual meeting this month so they could offer a community vigil to remember the lives of those lost in recent killings and to provide support to the Black Lives...

Modern-day Job to speak at Rainbow of Hope Auction

Robert Rogers didn't ask for tragedy to inundate his life, but when a flash flood claimed his wife and four children, he turned to the only place he felt he could find a safe haven: God. Rogers has since become a national speaker, promoting hope and faith amidst tragedy and will be the keynote...

Local favorite to perform at OrrVilla

Pianist Peter Douglas will perform at the OrrVilla Retirement Community on Tuesday, July 19 at 7 p.m. with organist Stephen H. Leslie and vocalist Valerie Weingart.

VBS to shine bright light in the community

The Wooster Hope Center will host Vacation Bible School July 25-28 at DayBreak Community Church in Wooster. Mennonite Christian Assembly and Wooster East of Chicago Pizza are partnering with the WHC as well.

The issue of the Confederate flag is of growing concern in Wooster

Mark Potok of the Southern Law Poverty Center will present a program at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 26 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Mackey Hall, 353 E. Pine St., Wooster. He will discuss the historical and present-day meaning of the Confederate battle flag within the context of the rapid growth...

Local churches to host VBS

Children age 4 through the sixth grade are invited to join Smithville's Brethren, United Methodist and St. Paul Lutheran churches for Surf Shack: Catch the Wave of God's Amazing Love. Event will be Monday, July 11 through Friday, July 15 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Smithville St. Paul Lutheran Church,...

Best-selling author to speak at Gateway

Best-selling author and international speaker Tommy Tenney will speak at Gateway Fellowship June 15-17. Gateway Fellowship is hosting the International Conference of Global Christian Ministry Forum.

Come hungry to the 5th annual Parking Lot Jam

New Creation Fellowship is excited to host the fifth annual Parking Lot Jam. This event is scheduled for June 11 from 5-9 p.m. There will be music, food, games for children and entertainment in a family-friendly atmosphere.



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