Fun festival planned

GNADENHUTTEN -- Gnadenhutten Moravian Fun Festival will be Friday, June 14 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, June 15 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in conjunction with the village yard sales. This year's activities include a kids activity area complete with a bounce house, dunk tank and games; a bake sale featuring Moravian sugar cakes, cookies, cupcakes and fudge; a yard sale with treasures galore; a silent auction and lunch stand. The silent auction is a Friday only activity. Bidding is from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the winner need not be present to win. A couple of the auction items include Columbus Crew, Trumpet in the Land, Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds tickets.

This year, they are pleased to offer a Cleveland Browns tote including a mug, license plate frame and much more arriving almost daily.

The lunch stand has the best pulled pork sandwiches ever! Other menu items include burgers, hot dogs and coneys, macaroni salad, fries, baked beans, water, pop, lemon shake-ups. This year, they will be offering delivery from the lunch stand. They are limiting the delivery area to Gnadenhutten. They also ask that if you have a large order or would like your delivery at a specific time to please let them know in advance. A full menu is available on the web site: You can drop your advance orders off at the church office or call 330-432-2077; 330-340-9062 or 740-424-3928.

New this year is a cornhole tournament to be Saturday at 10 a.m. Cash prizes will be awarded according to the number of participants. Registration is Friday and is $5 per two person team.

Visit the Facebook page at GNADEN MORAVIAN FUN FEST. There is a link to the web site from Facebook or you can type in: The web site contains a full menu and also contact numbers. It also has the most current information about all the activities.

Church to have Vacation Bible School

COSHOCTON -- The Children's Ministry department announces that from June 3 to 7, the Roscoe United Methodist Church will be host to Vacation Bible School.

The daily Kingdom Rock will take place from 9 to 11:30 a.m. each day with Bible Stories, fun songs, games and a snack.

The closing program will be during the June 9 at the 10:30 a.m. service.

For information, call Children's Ministry Director Jen Jones at RUMC during regular business hours at 740-622-7780 or email

The church is located at 475 High St., (Historic Roscoe Village) Coshocton.

Churches planning special event

BAKERSVILLE -- A special event is being planned at two area churches on Sunday, June 9.

At 9:30 a.m., the Bakersville Presbyterian Church, 28164 Coshocton County Road 97, Bakersville, and again at 11 a.m. at the Fresno Presbyterian Church, 54169 White Eyes Township Road 172 (Main Street), Fresno, will feature the Rev. Gladstone Joseph, a United Methodist Church pastor from Annanagar, South India. Rev. Joseph will be accompanied by Dr. Patrick Johnston and The Johnston Family Singers from Zanesville.

The Rev. Joseph was clearly transformed by the gospel of God. He ministers in one of the poorest slums imaginable and his highly respected by reverends and ministers in his district, and by the people he serves.

Dr. Johnston is the doctor in Dresden. He has authored numerous books, the father of eight children who make up the Johnston Family Singers.

For information, call 740-704-6332.

Church offering healing revival

Victory Assembly of God is sponsoring a Healing and Encouragement Revival featuring Pastor Andrew Leakey of Bath England with special guests Paul Skelton and Matt Worsdell. The "in:courage" team has ministered worldwide in Venezuela, Uganda, Rwanda and the USA.

Pastor Leakey is committed to an emphasis on building relationships, growing in faith, hope and love, and reaching into the community around us with the power and presence of Jesus. "Christ in us is our hope of glory, Christ through us is theirs!"

Paul Skelton is the founder of Healing On The Streets of Bath England (HOTS Bath) with a vision to promote Christian healing as a daily life style for every believer, through demonstration, training and equipping.

Matt Worsdell is a prayer warrior with a mission to help each person discover and enjoy who they were made to be, in the power of the Spirit; being changed into the likeness of Jesus.

Visit the Victory Assembly of God, 311 S. College St., Newcomerstown (across from Baker's IGA), on Tuesday, June 4 and Wednesday, June 5 from 7 to 9 p.m., and Sunday, June 9 at 10:45 a.m.