Christian ventriloquist visiting Fairlawn Mennonite Church

APPLE CREEK — HopeQuest Ministries, located near Mount Eaton, is hosting a fundraiser for the ministry and a fun and inspirational event for the community with a banquet-style meal and entertainment by Ryan and Friends, a Christian ventriloquist, March 14 at Fairlawn Mennonite Church, 8520 Emerson Road, Apple Creek.

HopeQuest Ministries is a faith-based, nonprofit counseling/mentoring ministry partnering with local churches and businesses.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for ages 3-10 and include a banquet-style meal at 5 p.m., with appetizers served at 4 p.m. The evening concludes with a raffle of unique items. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available by calling or texting HopeQuest Ministries at 330-464-6674 or emailing cindy@hopequestmin.org. Guests will also have opportunity to make contributions to HopeQuest Ministries.

Free clothes available March 28

RITTMAN – Hillside Baptist Church, 19 W. Ohio Ave., invites families and individuals to its free clothing giveaway on Saturday, March 28 from 9 a.m. to noon. Clothes in sizes infant through men and women's 3x will be available. Childcare and snacks also will be available for all shoppers. Please call 330-925-3704 with any questions.

Join Nibblers Euchre Night

SMITHVILLE — Nibblers Euchre Night is being held the second, fourth and fifth Friday evenings at Smithville United Methodist Church, 243 N. Milton St. This month’s dates are March 13 and 27 from 7-9 p.m. All ages are welcome and facility is handicapped accessible. Take a snack to share … no need to RSVP. 330-669-2371.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

SMITHVILLE — Smithville United Methodist Church invites you to join them for their St. Patty’s Party. All will gather Tuesday, March 17 at 6 p.m., dressed in something green to celebrate St. Patty’s Day. You are encouraged to take a dish of food to share that is mostly green in color, example: green beans, salads, jello, main dishes, desserts, etc. Beverage will be furnished. There will be fellowship, St. Patty’s themed games and lots of fun … a night for the whole family. Join us at Smithville UMC, in the Family Life Center, 243 N. Milton St.

Life Planning Events scheduled

SMITHVILLE — Smithville United Methodist Church has scheduled four evenings, once a month, from April to July to host speakers to educate attendees and discuss four important life topics everyone needs to think about and plan for. All these events will be on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, 243 N. Milton St. These events are free, the church asks only that you RSVP the week prior to each event so each speaker will be prepared for the appropriate size of group.

The Life Planning Events are as follows: April 2, Leaving a Legacy … Speaker: Brian Sheetz, Director of Methodist Foundation of Ohio; May 7, Funeral Planning … Speaker: Auble Funeral Home; June 4, Wills & Trusts … Speaker: Robert Berry, Attorney of Law; July 2, Advance Directives … Sherri Atanasov, Social Worker from the Wooster Hospital.

To RSVP or if you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact the church Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at 330-669-2371. 

Probate Court seeking ministers

WOOSTER — The Wayne County Probate Court is seeking licensed ministers who wish to assist the court in performing marriage ceremonies. Interested individuals should contact the court at 330-287-5575.

Diapers can be purchased at church

SMITHVILLE — Paradise Church of the Brethren recognizes the struggles of many young families with babies and noted that diapers are very expensive if you can’t buy a few diapers at time. The church is purchasing diapers at bulk prices and will resell them in smaller quantities at-cost to young families. Diapers may be purchased at the church Tuesdays from 5-7 p.m.

Paradise Church of the Brethren is at 3000 N. Apple Creek Road (about 2 miles north of U.S. Route 30).

Free Bibles available

WOOSTER — Need a Bible? We can deliver/mail you one without cost or obligation. KJV Bible, New Testament, Large Print, Children’s Story Bible are available. Contact ?330-262-2287, 330-212-1704, 330-317-5347? or ?needfreebibles@gmail.com?.