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Sunday, December 21, 2014
Giving grant
Pictured at left is Rosie Clamme, grant committee co-chair of The Women’s Giving Circle of The Portland Foundation, donating a $1,000 grant it received to Mary Helen Rigby of the Trinity United Methodist Church Food Cabinet. The money was given as part of the club’s Programs to Benefit the Elderly focus last year. For more information on The Giving Circle, call Jessica Cook at (260) 726-4260. (Photo provided)
  • Hopewell of Life Ministries will show the movie “The Perfect Gift” Friday evening. 
  • Union Chapel will present a free Christmas concert at 6:30 p.m. tonight with The LeBeaus from Lexington, N.C., performing. 
  • Trinity United Methodist Church will have its annual Nativity Festival this weekend with more than 700 nativities on display. 
  • Church stays open
    The caretaker of a small country church is determined to keep it open, even with only five worshippers attending Sunday services. 
  • A Fun Night will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday. 
  • Hopewell of Life Ministries will have a Thanksgiving dinner following the 10:30 a.m. services on Sunday. 
  • Work in Progress, a gospel music group from Cincinnati, Ohio, will perform from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Swiss Village, 1350 W. Main St., Berne, as part of Saturday Night at the Village. 
  • State of the Heart Hospice will host its annual Holiday Remembrance Gathering at 2 p.m. Sunday at Fellowship Baptist Church in Portland. 
  • All Saints Fair will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Shrine of the Holy Relics, 2291 S. Johns Road, Maria Stein, Ohio. 
  • A Dunkirk native wants to use his musical talent to give back to his hometown by performing a free trumpet recital at 3 p.m. Sunday at Plymouth United Church of Christ in Dunkirk. 
  • Bryant Wesleyan Church will have a Homecoming celebration Sunday in honor of its 130th year. 
  • Uncommon Quartet, from Anderson, will perform at 9 a.m. Sunday at Trinity United Methodist Church, 323 S. Meridian St. in Portland. 
  • Church to celebrate
    St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1689 St. Joe Road in Fort Recovery, will celebrate its 175th anniversary with a Mass of Thanksgiving at 1:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Archbishop Dennis Schnurr as the principal celebrant. 
  • Temple Baptist Church will host a tent revival with special speaker Pastor Randall Glenn. 
  • Noble Congregational Christian Church will have its ‘Blast from the Past,’ beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday. 
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