Area churches announce their events and activities

Church holding strawberry festival

Nessly Chapel will hold the annual Strawberry Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 21 at the chapel located at 152 Nessly Road, just off state Route 2, New Cumberland.

The event will include a luncheon special, carry-out and the United Methodist Women’s craft table. The public is welcome. For information, call (330) 932-0882.

Circle members

get history lesson

Members of the Serve Others Circle of Kings Daughters and Sons met May 20 at the YWCA of Steubenville for a noon luncheon meeting.

Ruth Ann McLaughlin presided and gave the blessing.

Reports were given by Lucille Smith, secretary, and JoAnn Birney, sunshine chairman, who collected the members’ blessing jars.

Members discussed the April tour of the historical James House as maintained by its present owner, James Ludwig. The tour by eight members and guests followed a luncheon meeting at Naples Restaurant.

Smith presented the May program, discussing the order. King’s Daughters and Sons began Jan. 13, 1886, at the home of Margaret Bottom, a Methodist minister’s wife, in New York state. She and nine other women formed the order with Bottom serving as president until her death in 1906.

The motto is “Look up and not Down; Look Forward and not Back; Look Out and Not In; and Lend a Hand,” she explained. The purpose of the order is “the development of spiritual life and stimulation of Christian activities.”

Kings Daughters and Sons support the Chautauqua Scholarship Program, the North American Indian Scholarship Program and Maplecrest Home. In 1914 there were 33 branches in the United States and Canada. There are circles in many countries, Smith noted.

Members repeated a litany for Founders Day.

McLaughlin was hostess. The next meeting will be held in September.

Grace Lutheran

to host day camp

Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2105 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville, will host a day camp from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 7-11.

The free camp is for children who have completed kindergarten and up through sixth grade as of the spring of 2014.

Activities will include crafts, singing, games, sports, Bible study and special events, including field trips to the Fort Steuben and Jim Wood Park and special visitors.

This is a cooperative ministry of Grace Evangelical Lutheran and Lutheran Outdoor Ministries of Ohio, according to a news release.

For information and registration, contact Pastor Sarah Walker Brown at (740) 282-9064. It is limited to 30 participants.

Musical service at

Sugar Grove UMC

Sugar Grove United Methodist Church located at county Road 68, Toronto, will host an all-musical service on Sunday, beginning at 7 p.m.

The service is open to the public.