Nazarene church giveaway a big success

Staff report

GALION — The recent backpack giveaway and school fest at Galion First Church of the Nazarene was just as successful as the the first one last year. According to officials at the church, a total of 415 people were served and 218 backpacks were given away.

FREE MEAL: Trinity Lutheran Church, 291 N. Union St., will serve a free community meal from 5-6 p.m. on Aug. 25th. All are invited.

ICE CREAM SOCIAL — Johnsville Grace United Methodist Church will have its Ice Cream Social on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 4:30-7 p.m.There will be a full menu of home cooked foods of sandwiches, noodles, baked beans, salads, pies, cakes, ice cream and drinks. A freewill donation will be collected. The church is in Johnsville, just east of the square on County Road 242, across from the former Johnsville school.

SUMMER FEST — A free contemporary Christian Concert is planned at the Gazebo in uptowne Galion on Aug. 27. The concert lineup includes: 3 p.m., In His Name; 4 p.m., Martin and Danean; 5 p.m., Mike Bumgardner; 6 p.m., Ben Skaggs; 7 p.m., RACE Ministries; 8 p.m., Back to Eden; and 9 p.m., Created Music Project. For information, call 419-566-0201.

MUSIC FEST — First United Methodist Church of Crestline, 202 N. Thoman St., will ha have Music Fest on Aug. 27, starting at 4 p.m. Musical Acts include the “Hymns of Dixie”, “The Stovers”, Luke Rietschlin and Katie, along with Pastor Becky, Joe Clark and Andy Muntis. This is a free event. Donations of Clorox wipes, tissues, pencils and paper will be taken for teachers in Crestline. Bring a lawn chair. There will be food, kid activities and more.

FOOD PANTRY — St. Paul United Methodist Church, 746 Cherry St., third Saturday of each month. Galion residents only, and bring a photo ID and proof of residency (phone,utility bill, etc.)

COMMUNITY OUTREACH DINNER — St. Paul United Methodist Church, 746 Cherry St., 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., Aug. 31. The outreach dinners are always the last Wednesday of the month. Donations are accepted to help pay for the event. Carry out is available. No home delivery is planned.

GOD’S LITTLE ACRE MARKET — God’s Little Acre Market will take place every Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the parking lot of First Presbytarian Church, 240 S. Market St., in Galion. For more information contact Sharon Landes at 419-845-3540.

Staff report