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St Mark's VBS set for June 10-14

Summer Vacation Bible School at St. Mark Lutheran Church will at June 10-14, according to David Coffin, pastor.

This summer's theme "Tell it on the Mountain," is  from Concordia Publishing House. For more information contact Regina Koons, at [email protected]


Spaghetti dinner Feb. 22 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church

The Knights of Columbus Council 1597 of Our Lady of Lourdes Church will host an "all you can eat" spaghetti dinner from 4 to 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 22 at the church.

The menu includes spaghetti, meatless sauce, garlic bread, salad, drinks and dessert.

A suggested donation of $5 per person or $20 per family.

Human trafficking topic of Feb. 5 presentation

Debbie Kelsey, an International Ministries missionary, will present "A European Country's Human Trafficking Problem and Solutions" from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Ohio Northern University's Dicke Forum Room, located in the James Dicke Hall. 

The presentation will be followed with a question and answer period.  This presentation is open to the public and is free, according to Jack Duffy, pastor of First Baptist Church, Ada.

Ada First United Methodist Church set to rebuild on historic site

Ada First United Methodist Church's congregation has decided to rebuild on its historic site in downtown Ada at the corner of North Main and Highland streets. 

The congregation has worshipped in Ada for more than 150 years, but lost its 113-year-old landmark church to a devastating fire in March 2012. The church has taken this time to reflect on and examine its mission and goals for the future.

English Chapel bell will ring 26 times on Friday - in solidarity with churches in Connecticut

The West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church has requested that all churches within the conference ring their bells 26 times at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 21, in memory of the victims who lost their lives at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. last Friday. 

This will be happening in solidarity with the churches of Connecticut, which will all be ringing their bells at that same time. 

The English Chapel at ONU will be participating in this observance.

Community dinner at St. Mark Lutheran on Nov. 28

St. Mark Lutheran Church will hold a community dinner from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Wednesday Nov. 28. This week's menu is spaghetti. We plan to have this dinner the last Wednesday of each month. All are welcome.