Crafters sought for Make Blanket Day
The Jefferson County Project LINUS will be hosting its third-annual Make A Blanket Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Main Street Gallery, 212 Main St., Toronto.
Those attending may drop off new, handmade blankets or stick around to work on a current blanket. The LINUS Project will provide yarn as well as fabric.
Those who can't sew can bring fleece and volunteers will help those attending get started on a no-sew blanket.
All blankets are distributed to local facilities for local children experiencing trauma. Blankets must be new, handmade, have child-friendly colors and be at least 30-by-30 inches.
Refreshments and information on joining Project LINUS also will be available. For information, call (740) 537-2878 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Activities at Riverview UM Church
Upcoming activities at Riverview United Methodist Church include:
Friday - Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m.
A mothers' group meets from 10 a.m. to noon every Wednesday at the church. For details, call (740) 537-2210. The group is open to all mothers who would benefit from time spent with other moms while the kids enjoy a play date.
The church has begun a youth service to be held during the time of regular worship in the fellowship hall on Sundays. Children go to their service of lessons, craft, snack and discussion and reflection. Ages 4 and up are involved. The nursery is staffed for the younger children to enjoy playtime. The church is at 105 N. River Ave.
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. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
For information, call (740) 537-4737.
Help sought with flags program
Replacement of city flags is needed for those that have become worn, tattered and frayed.
The Toronto Beautification Committee is asking for donations for the Mayor Wilson Flag Fund. Donations may be sent to the TBC at P.O. Box 102, Toronto, OH 43964.
All those donating will have their names listed on a plaque displayed in the City Building. For information, call (740) 537-1250.
Events at North River Avenue Christian Church
Upcoming events at North River Avenue Christian Church include:
Wednesday - An informative Bible study class continues at 7 p.m. The theme will be Posed Questions with Biblical Answers. Submitted questions will be answered from Biblical sources.
Sunday -The baby recognition service is scheduled for 9:45 a.m. All babies born from Feb. 20, 2011, to Sunday will be recognized. Baby names are due by Sunday.
March 18 - The minister's Sunday basic doctrine class begins at 11 a.m. in the worship overflow area. Al nonmembers and interested individuals are invited to attend.
Adult Bible study continues at 11 a.m. every Sunday. The church junior worship program continues at 9:45 a.m. every Sunday for ages 5 through fourth-graders in the downstairs worship area.
Riverview UM to host youth dance
The Riverview United Methodist Church will host a youth dance for all ages on March 24 at the Roosevelt Gymnasium. There will be a $2 cover charge, and Richie Coburn will be the disc jockey. There will be snacks and drinks available.
Events at Toronto First United Methodist Church
Upcoming events at Toronto First United Methodist Church include:
Today - Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets at 9 a.m.
Sunday - Sunday school will begin at 9:30 a.m.; the rise and shine contemporary service will begin at 8:30 a.m.; and the worship service begins at 10:45 a.m. The junior United Methodists will meet at 4 p.m.; and the seniors at 6 p.m.
Monday - Bible study will be at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. The council on education will meet at 7 p.m.
Tuesday - Bible study will be at 10 a.m. The Adventure Club will meet from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday - Bell choir rehearsal is set for 6 p.m., while choir practice is set for 7 p.m.
Thursday - TOPS will meet at 5:30 p.m. The nursing home visit will be at 6 p.m.
Salvation Army Toronto Unit prescription assistance program
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.
Events at Toronto First Presbyterian Church
Upcoming events at Toronto First Presbyterian Church include:
Sunday -"Shrove Sunday" fellowship following worship.
Tuesday - Worship and music committee meeting at 5:15 p.m.; session meeting at 6 p.m.
Wednesday - Ash Wednesday service at 7 p.m. will include distribution of ashes and communion.
Thursday - The yarn ministry will meet at 9 a.m. Bible study will be at 6 p.m.
Events at Toronto Bible Methodist Church
Upcoming events at Toronto Bible Methodist Church include:
Sunday - Morning Sunday school, 10 a.m.; service, 11 a.m.; evening service, 6 p.m.; weekly Bible study, 5:30 p.m.
Events at Toronto First Nazarene Church
Sunday - Morning worship service begins at 9 a.m.; Sunday school begins at 10:30 a.m.; Choir rehearsal begins at 4:45 p.m.; children's Bible quizzing begins at 6 p.m.; and the evening service will begin at 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall
Thursday - Children's Club 10:14 and teen meetings begin at 5:30 p.m. with supper followed by games, crafts, Bible study and music. All children and teens are welcome.