Toronto Briefs

Focus in Toronto to hold meeting

The Focus in Toronto organization will host an open meeting at noon June 8 in the Whispering Hills community room to discuss the upcoming 14th-annual Gem City Day, scheduled from 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 5.

Those interested in volunteering are invited to attend. For information, e-mail Justin@focusintoronto.com or visit www.focusintornto.com.

Upcoming events at North River Avenue Christian

Sunday – Worship service at 9:45 a.m.; junior church service in the junior worship area for youth ages 5 through fourth grade at 10:45 a.m.; Sunday school at 11 a.m.; the youth group meets at 6 p.m.; and the new contemporary service begins at 6 p.m. The recognition of 50-year members and Christians will begin at 9:45 a.m.

Monday – The Boy Scouts meet at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday – Bible study will begin at 7 p.m. Adult choir practice is set for 8:15 p.m.

June 6 – The 45th-annual public schools luncheon is set for noon.

Upcoming events at Riverview United Methodist

The church office is open from 8 a.m. until noon Mondays through Fridays. For information, call (740) 537-2210. The Toronto Unit of the Salvation Army located in the Riverview Church is available from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. For information, call (740) 537-4737.

Events slated at Toronto Bible Methodist Church

Sunday – Morning Sunday school, 10 a.m.; service, 11 a.m.; evening service, 6 p.m.; weekly Bible study, 5:30 p.m.

Toronto Briefs

Focus in Toronto to hold open meeting

The Focus in Toronto organization will host an open meeting at noon June 8 in the Whispering Hills community room to discuss the upcoming 14th-annual Gem City Day, scheduled from 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 5.

Those interested in volunteering are invited to attend. For information, send an e-mail to Justin@focusintoronto.com or visit www.focusintornto.com.

Toronto Presbyterian events planned

Sunday – Sunday school begins at 9:40 a.m.; worship service at 11 a.m. Following worship the deacons will sponsor a spring fellowship. Graduating seniors will be honored.

Wednesday – Choir practice will begin at 7 p.m.

Thursday – The yarn ministry meets at 10 a.m.

Church office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

North River Avenue church events set

Sunday – Worship service at 9:45 a.m.; junior church service in the junior worship area for youth ages 5 through fourth grade at 10:45 a.m.; Sunday school at 11 a.m.; and the youth group meets at 6 p.m.

Monday – The Boy Scouts meet at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday – Bible study will begin at 7 p.m. Adult choir practice is set for 8:15 p.m.

Riverview UM schedule announced

The church office is open from 8 a.m. until noon Mondays through Fridays. For information, call (740) 537-2210. The Toronto Unit of the Salvation Army located in the Riverview Church is available from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. For information, call (740) 537-4737.

Toronto First UM activities scheduled

Saturday – The “Miles for Mitch” car wash to raise funds for autism awareness will be from 9 a.m. to noon at the church.

Sunday- The rise and shine service begins at 8 a.m. Sunday school begins at 9 a.m. The worship service begins at 10 a.m.

Monday – The offices are closed.

Wednesday – The finance committee will meet at 7 p.m.

Thursday – The Adventure Club meets at 3:30 p.m. TOPS will meet at 5:30 p.m.

May 30 – TOPS meets at 9 a.m.

Toronto Salvation Army aid offered

Those between ages 18-64 who have no prescription drug insurance can call (740) 537-2210 for assistance. A team of volunteers will help clients apply for low-cost or no-cost medications. The free program has been providing assistance since 2002 at the Riverview United Methodist Church, 105 N. River Ave. Assistance is provided on the first Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. The entrance to the church is handicap accessible.

Those age 65 or older and who have no prescription insurance are eligible for the program.

This is not a distribution center for medications, but a volunteer-based program that assists in filling out paperwork and sending in necessary applications to drug manufacturers. Once approved, clients begin receiving medications directly from companies in six to eight weeks.

Toronto Bible Methodist Sunday set

Sunday – Morning Sunday school, 10 a.m.; service, 11 a.m.; evening service, 6 p.m.; weekly Bible study, 5:30 p.m.

TORONTO BRIEFS

Festival of the Arts applications

The Focus in Toronto organization is accepting crafter, food and direct sales vendors until Aug. 1 for the Toronto Festival of the Arts slated Aug. 30-31. All vendors interested should sign up early to take advantage of discounts on booth fees listed online. Applications can be found at www.FocusInToronto.com/festival. All confirmed vendors are listed online. The organization is seeking entertainment. All interested should fill out an online application. Once the lineup is complete it will posted online.

The festival also is seeking sponsors. All sponsors receive one year of advertisement on the newly designed website. For information, go to www.FocusInToronto.com.

Events at First Presbyterian Church

Sunday – Sunday school begins at 9:40 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m. Following worship the Presbyterian Women’s Association will sponsor a potluck dinner in the dining room.

Tuesday Council meets at 6 p.m.

Wednesday – Choir practice is at 7 p.m.

North River Avenue Christian plans

Sunday – Worship service at 9:45 a.m.; junior church service in the junior worship area for youth ages 5 through fourth grade at 10:45 a.m.; Sunday school at 11 a.m.; and the youth group meets at 6 p.m.

Monday – The Boy Scouts meet at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday – Bible study will begin at 7 p.m. Adult choir practice is set for 8:15 p.m.

May 18 – The graduate breakfast and recognition service will begin at 8:30 a.m. with breakfast, followed by the service at 9:45 a.m. The names of graduates are needed by Sunday. Also, the new contemporary evening service featuring live music begins at 6 p.m.

Riverview United Methodist events

The church office is open from 8 a.m. until noon Mondays through Fridays. For information, call (740) 537-2210. The Toronto Unit of the Salvation Army located in the Riverview Church is available from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. For information, call (740) 537-4737.

First United Methodist activities

Sunday- The rise and shine service begins at 8 a.m. Sunday school begins at 9 a.m. The worship service begins at 10 a.m. A concert featuring the Four Friends Quartet and Heaven Scent begins at 7 p.m.

Monday – The council on education will meet at 7 p.m.

Wednesday – The choir meets at 7 p.m.

Thursday – The Adventure Club meets at 3:30 p.m. TOPS will meet at 5:30 p.m. The visit to Carriage Inn will be at 6:45 p.m.

May 23 – TOPS meets at 9 a.m.

Bible Methodist Church activities

Sunday – Morning Sunday school, 10 a.m.; service, 11 a.m.; evening service, 6 p.m.; weekly Bible study, 5:30 p.m.