Church to feature pianist

WEST LAFAYETTE -- Timothy Noble, 14, will be in concert at the West Lafayette United Methodist Church on Sunday, July 14 at 7 p.m.

He will be playing their Yamaha babygrand piano. The church is located at 120 West Union Ave., West Lafayette.

Timothy is the son of Kevin and Cynthia Noble and lives near Mt. Vernon. He started taking formal piano lessons at the age of 6.

This musical gift flows from his heart - put there by God - and is seen in his love of the hymns and gospel music of which he has done his own arrangements under the direction of his piano instructor, Mrs. Glee Smith, in Mt. Vernon.

Timothy has also been greatly influenced and blessed by playing with and learning from other talented and gifted pianists of our day such as Dino Kartsonakis, Kim Collingsworth, Jeff Stice, Michael Howard and Anthony Burger.

Timothy often plays the piano in his own home church (Lakeholm Nazarene Church in Mt. Vernon) and many other local churches in Ashland, Coshocton, Knox, Holmes and Tuscarawas County, as well as participating in other special events and concerts such as - Southern Gospel concerts with Soul'd Out Quartet, Triumphant Quartet, The Blackwood Quartet; special invitations to the Grand Piano Extravaganza (with five nationally-known pianists) in Shipshewana, Ind., the Gospel Barn in Bluffton, Indiana, Haven of Rest Ministries in Akron, and the Akron Baptist Temple, to name a few.

He has been a guest pianist in area churches on several occasions and played at the National Quartet Convention in Louisville, Ky., in September 2012.

He also was a guest pianist with Dino Kartsonakis recently at the Roscoe UMC and Union Hill UMC.

This would be a great opportunity for area piano teachers and students to attend this event. Rev. Sue Chidley cordially invites the community to this concert.

For information, call the church office at 545-6368, their web site or by checking his web site,

There is no charge for the concert, however, a free will offering will be taken.

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

St. Paul Lutheran Church in Newcomerstown (121 S. College St.) will be having Vacation Bible School July 8-12 from 9 a.m. to noon.

The theme this year is SonWest Roundup directed by Tracy Brown. At SonWest Roundup, there will be food, games, music, crafts -- and amazing true stories that point your kids to Jesus!

They'll be travelling down the trail through the Old Testament stories of Moses to discover God's Ultimate plan of salvation in Jesus. So, saddle up and get on over to SonWest Roundup!

You can register by calling the church at 498-6682 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon or during Vacation Bible School hours.

Church announces upcoming events

The Christ United Methodist Church, 648 Oak St., Newcomerstown, has announced the following community events:

Vacation Bible School will be the week of June 24 through June 28 from 9 a.m. to noon. The program this year will be: "Athens: Paul's Dangerous Journey to Share the Truth." To register, call 498-8314, Monday, Wednesday or Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The annual chicken barbecue and carnival will be Thursday, June 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. The dinner includes half a chicken, baked beans, slaw or applesauce, roll, beverage and dessert. The cost is $7. There will also be hot dogs, drinks and lots of games, including blow ups, face painting and more. Proceeds to benefit the mission team.

Joyfulaires in concert June 15

WARSAW -- The Joyfulaires will be in concert Saturday evening, June 15 at 7 p.m. at Gospel Hill Ministry's open air place of worship. The address is 27610 TR 45, Warsaw. A love offering will be taken for The Joyfulaires.

A food stand will be serving from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Bring a lawn chair for best seating.

In case of inclement weather, the sing will take place inside.

For information, call 740-824-3300 or