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Nondenominational program explores grief

Helping people who have experienced the death of a family member or friend is the purpose of GriefShare, which will be hosted by Shreve United Methodist Church.

Nashville church to charter Trail Life Troop 2456

Nashville Church of Christ will charter Trail Life Troop OH-2456 beginning in January. Activities will include camping, fishing, survivor-skill development, recreational activities and more with a desire to point boys toward a biblical lifestyle. Open house/parent meetings are approaching.

Trip to Holy Land planned

Pastor Neal and Julie Dearyan of the Chili Crossroads Bible Church invite people to travel to Israel with them.

Roscoe UMC to host Christmas cantata

The music department of the Roscoe United Methodist Church will present a Christmas cantata titled "Forever God Is with Us," arranged by Marty Parks.

Seniors invited to holiday luncheon

Nashville's Country Christmas at the Nashville Church of Christ invites seniors age 55 and older for a luncheon.

Christmas concert features multiple choirs

"Love's Pure Light" is the theme of the Coshocton Community Choir's Festival Christmas Concert.

Journey to Bethlehem inspires visitors to experience the true meaning of the Christmas story

The town of Walnut Creek has created an intriguing trip that captures the essence of several key scenes told in the Christmas story during the annual Journey to Bethlehem production.

Red Cross blood drive in honor of Gary Sands: Become a donor and save a life

A Red Cross blood drive in honor of Gary Sands will be held at Mennonite Christian Assembly in Fredericksburg.

Church to host community meal in Big Prairie

The Nashville Church of Christ in Big Prairie will host a community Thanksgiving meal for those who might be alone or unable to prepare a meal.

Drop-off locations announced for OCC

This month four locations in the Holmes County area will serve as drop-off sites for the Samaritan's Purse project, Operation Christmas Child, joining nearly 5,000 U.S. locations collecting gift-filled shoe boxes for children in need around the world.

Mission Fair scheduled in Sugarcreek

The annual Mission Fair is scheduled at Sugarcreek First United Church of Christ.

Malone University Alumni Chorale to perform

The newly formed Malone University Alumni Chorale will be in concert at the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church.

Living through Hurricane Maria spurs area pastor to organize relief for Puerto Rico

Local pastor Michael Rodriguez has united with Mast Trucking to raise much needed items for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico. While Mast Trucking has volunteered to transport the items to Florida for free, shipping the containers across water to Puerto Rico is expensive, and donations are needed.

Pastor to speak at Remember the Children event

Bishop W.C. Martin will speak at the Remember the Children event at Light in the Valley Chapel in Sugarcreek.

Church to host Holiday Bazaar

Roscoe United Methodist Church will host its annual Holiday Bazaar.

Schmid to perform at Singspiration

John Schmid will perform at the Orrville Grace Brethren Church's Singspiration.

Fall Festival benefits missions to Uganda

Building for Christ will host a Fall Festival and fundraiser in Dundee at The Pier at Lighthouse of Hope.

Seminar focus is on understanding Islam

Alex Agha-Khan will present the seminar, "Understanding Islam and the Biblical Response," at The Chestnut Barn in Winesburg.

Sowing the seeds of peace in Latin America

Semilla Latin American Anabaptist Seminary will present the premiere release of a new documentary titled “Semillas de Paz (Seeds of Peace) at Central Christian High School and at The Star at Dutch Valley in Sugarcreek.

Auction and Harvest Fest is Sept. 23

Longenecker Mennonite Church will host its annual Auction and Harvest Festival.

St. John's Church of Millersburg awards educational scholarships

St. John's Church of Millersburg announced the awarding of its educational scholarships for the fall of 2017.

Ohio Haiti Benefit Auction spans a great distance to help others become self-sufficient

Each year the people of Haiti are blessed by the ongoing effort of the people of Wayne and Holmes counties, who go to great lengths to put forth the annual Ohio Haiti Benefit Auction.

Berlin Mennonite will include community as it celebrates a centennial of faithfulness

The Berlin Mennonite Church will celebrate its 100th anniversary this year and is inviting the public to join in the anniversary festivities.

Organist to be honored at Sugarcreek

The Shanesville Lutheran Church will have a public celebration to thank Mary Sue Schlegel for her 60 years of service as their church organist and also for her many years of service to the community as a music educator.

Jason Maust ready to spread his wings to serve the world

Jason Maust is a mechanic with MMS Aviation in Coshocton, serving the many missionary outreach programs that serve third-world countries around the globe by flying missionary aid into lands that would be difficult to reach without an airplane. Soon he'll take to the sky himself after his training...

Church hosted second annual Hat Sunday

The Shanesville Lutheran Church of Sugarcreek celebrated its second annual Hat Sunday on July 30.

Race to benefit Operation Christmas Child

The Ohio East Area Team of Operation Christmas Child is sponsoring a Family Fun Trail 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk at the Norma Johnson Center.

Free clothing giveaway offered in Orrville

Orrville Christian & Missionary Alliance Church and Learning for Life Adult Education will partner to provide free clothing to members of local communities.

Orchard of Hope at the center of the Pantry at Millersburg Church of God's endeavor to grow

The Pantry at Millersburg Church of God is expanding to accommodate all the people using its ministry and is in need of sponsors to get things moving.

Watoto Children's Choir to perform at fundraiser

The Watoto children put on a high-energy, uplifting concert that is inspirational and represents the joy the children have found in life through the efforts of the Watoto mission.

Watoto Choir to perform in Millersburg

Watoto Children's Choir will perform at NewPointe Community Church at its Millersburg campus.

May brings H15 Ministries one step closer to opening its doors as renovations continue

May brings H15 Ministries one step closer to opening its doors as renovations continue

Timothy's Gift Prison Ministry brings national tour to Holmes County May 7

Timothy's Gift Prison Ministry, a prison ministry that was the brainchild of former Holmes County resident Ron Miller, has transformed the lives of thousands of prisoners. The team from Timothy's Gift will perform a free concert at Martins Creek Mennonite Church.

Chili Crossroads final AWANA is April 26

Chili Crossroads Bible Church's final night of AWANA for the year is approaching.

Berlin Christian Fellowship to present Easter play

Jay Torrence will present his brand new work, "The Parable of the Birds," as an Easter play at Berlin Christian Fellowship. Torrence also will perform in the show on Easter morning during Berlin Christian Fellowship's morning service.

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.

Easter ‘Passion Play’ to take place at Harvest Ridge April 14-15

A number of area churches have united to create the telling of "The Passion Play" at Harvest Ridge at the Holmes County Fairgrounds in the livestock barn.

Area pastors meet with Gibbs in D.C.

Area pastors met with Congressman Bob Gibbs in Washington, D.C. about health care.

Dayspring United Church’s ‘Passion Play’ brings the story of Christ’s journey to life

With a cast of close to 100 people creating the Easter story that is so well known, the congregation at Dayspring United Church in Berlin will present its "Easter Passion Play" through seven vignettes as visitors venture through a wonderfully crafted biblical experience.

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.

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.

Wild Game Dinner raised funds for camp

The Chili Crossroads Bible Church raised funds for camp at the Wild Game Dinner on Feb. 26.

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.

Jacobs Brothers to perform in Walnut Creek

The Jacobs Brothers will perform at Walnut Creek Mennonite Church.

Youth Rally open to all at Roscoe UMC

Roscoe United Methodist Church youth will host a Youth Rally in the sanctuary.

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.

Eat with a purpose at Love INC’s upcoming fundraiser at Der Dutchman

The annual Love INC Der Dutchman fundraiser will take place at Der Dutchman Restaurant in Walnut Creek. As always 15 percent of dinner and bakery sales as well as 100 percent of all tips go to fund the ministry and its many local outreaches.

5 baptized at Chili Crossroads Bible Church

Five people were baptized recently at Chili Crossroads Bible Church.

Church to host dinner theater

Longenecker Mennonite Church will present "The Hawaiian Heist," a mystery dinner theater by Nancy Bond, to raise funds.

Local church to offer 5-week marriage class

Millersburg Christian Church will offer a marriage class based on the New York Times bestselling book, "From This Day Forward."

Jordan Love highlights upcoming women’s seminar

Refresh, a St. John's Women's Weekend event, will be a two-day event featuring Jordan Love as speaker and performer.

Evangelists to speak at Gateway Fellowship

Gateway Fellowship will host Dr. Guy and Ilke Peh of Dallas, Texas. Guy and Peh will conduct a Marriage Rocks evening for couples.

Holmes County 'Passion Play' in need of a few good men

The theatrical production of "The Passion Play" will celebrate the resurrection of Jesus at Millersburg Christian Church.

Chili Crossroads welcomes new members

Five people were baptized during the Sunday Dinner service at the Chili Crossroads Bible Church.

Chili and Cornbread Cook-Off will benefit Relay for Life

Holmes County Relay for Life will host its inaugural Chili and Cornbread Cook-Off event at St. Peter's Catholic Church Center.

We’ll safely drink to that Safe Communities’ nonalcoholic Holiday Happy Hours is alive and well thanks to community support

When Safe Communities lost its funding, a number of local businesses came to the rescue, not just for the Holiday Happy Hour event, but also for the program as a whole. The event took place Tuesday, Jan. 17 at NewPointe Community Church.

Chili Crossroads welcomes kids every Wednesday

Chili Crossroads Bible Church welcomes kids every Wednesday.

Chili Crossroads to host Wild Game Dinner in February

Chili Crossroads Bible Church invites the community to come out to the seventh annual Wild Game Dinner at the church.

Crossroads Bible Church to host Turkey Calling Contest

There is free admission to the 2017 Turkey Calling Contest at the Chili Crossroads Bible Church.

Chili Crossroads AWANA

Children made Christmas ornaments on Wednesday, Dec. 14 during AWANA at the Chili Crossroads Bible Church.

Money matters in Love INC’s new finance program

Love INC of Greater Holmes County created the Faith & Finances class, which recently completed its first 12 weeks.

Youth unite to make it happen as H15 Ministries continues to come together

The recent youth night at H15 Ministries in Millersburg saw dozens of youth come together to help tackle some of the many chores that continue to crop up at the downtown Millersburg center.

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