Special music schedule announced

The Newcomerstown St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church Worship and Music Committee are announcing the special music schedule for the remainder of the summer. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. Bring a friend! The special music will be presented during the regular worship time, 10:30 a.m. to noon.

The following is the schedule:

Aug. 11: Ethan Ault and Kiley Coburn, oboe and flute.

Aug. 18: Linda Rice, organist at Sugarcreek United Church of Christ.

Aug. 25: Bob McClure, and two other pending guests (to be announced).

Sept. 1: Steve Barker and Nicole Barker Cole.

Sept. 15: Murphy Sisters.

Sept. 22: Erleen Long.

Sept. 29: Faithful Four.

Church to have Bible school

STONE CREEK -- On Aug. 6, 7 and 8, "Learn the Power of Prayer" Bible School will take place at Grace Community Church in Stone Creek. Each evening begins with a supper served at 5:30 p.m. for all students attending, their parents and their families.

Bible school then follows from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be classes for children from ages 3 to 12 (plus). The focus of the school will be instructing the students on how to help other children through donations and prayer with a special focus on the Central American Medical Outreach known as CAMO. The children will also participate in other activities such as crafts and singing. The school will be both instructional and fun for the children. Sign your children up and join them for dinner and fellowship each evening.

For information, call the church at 330-339-5007 or Denise Gilmore at 330-339-2314.

Church to have Vacation Bible School

PORT WASHINGTON -- The Church of New Hope in Port Washington will be having its Vacation Bible School on Aug. 5-6 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

It is for ages 4 through sixth grade.

For questions, call VBS director Dana McConnell at 330-447-9663.

Trash and treasure sale set

GILMORE -- A trash and treasure sale, along with a bake sale and food stand, is planned on Saturday, Aug. 10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the West Union Church, 13679 Gilmore Road, Gilmore.

The sale is sponsored by the West Union Women's Fellowship.

Church to have special music on Aug. 11

COSHOCTON -- The Roscoe United Methodist Church music department announces that Samson Toe and Darius McBride, music students at Malone University in Canton will be sharing their talents during the 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. services on Sunday, Aug. 11. Roscoe UMC is located at 475 High St. (Historic Roscoe Village) in Coshocton. Pastor Steve Sullivan invites the community to this event. More information can be obtained by calling the church office during regular business hours at 740-622-1138 or rumcsec@yahoo.com.

S.C. Toe is a young American conductor that is fast gaining experience on podiums both in the United States and Europe. Toe is very passionate about not only soliciting emotional and accurate technique from his musicians, but engaging his audiences. At the conclusion of his senior year of high school, he was appointed Intern Assistant Conductor of the Canton Youth Symphony under the tutelage of Associate Conductor of the Canton Symphony Orchestra, Matthew Brown. This was a position held by Toe for four seasons. Toe made his international conducting debut this past summer when he was invited to conduct on a series of concerts throughout Italy and Switzerland under the direction of Maestro Joseph del Principe in cooperation with the University of Siena. He is also the principal and founding conductor of the Canton Community Orchestra and Chorus. He has served as guest conductor for many school ensembles most recently conducting on the Canton City All City Band Concert 2012.

He was also asked in 2011 to travel to Los Angeles, California and serve for a summer as the conducting intern for the Harmony Project Hollywood Youth Orchestra which is the flagship and oldest orchestra formed by the Harmony Project (a music education organization for youth in Los Angeles).

Toe served for two years as the student conductor of the Malone University Chorale where he conducted both rehearsals and performances of the University Chorale, University Chamber Choir, and the University Chapel Choir. He also served as Chorus Master of the Malone Opera Theater Company coaching members on solo literature and conducting the chorus in performance.

As a church musician, Toe began as a church organist at age nine. Nine years later he joined the staff at St. Paul's United Methodist Church as the Organist and Director of Music. This was a position he held for six years. And at the beginning of this past year, he joined the staff at Salem Mennonite Church in Kidron as the choir conductor. He also serves as organ scholar to the principal organist at the church.

Darius McBride is a third year Music Education student. For three years, he has been the assistant adult choir director and head youth choir director at his home church in Rochester, N.Y.

He's been involved in show choir, mixed chorus and apart of the chorus in musicals throughout middle and high school. McBride is currently in his tenth month as director of Music Ministry at First United Church of Christ in Sugarcreek.

Along with his job in Sugarcreek, McBride serves as the Tenor section leader and President of the University's Chorale and Chamber choir.

He is also apart of Opera Workshop under the direction of Cynthia Wolshlager, of whom he studies voice with, and Samson Toe and the director of Malone University's "One Voice" gospel choir and Canton Community Orchestra's chorus, founded by Samson Toe.

He counts it a blessing and an honor to be apart of such incredible ensembles and work with so many great people. He hopes to reach out to people of all ages through music, whether it be singing or directing it.

Worship service planned

The Gospel Hill Singers will be singing at the open-air place of worship Saturday evening, Aug. 3 at 7 p.m. Bring your lawn chair, sit out on the hillside, relax and enjoy an evening of gospel singing. In case of bad weather the sing will be held inside. A food stand will precede the sing serving from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.

Gospel Hill is located three miles north off of U.S. 36 between Warsaw and Coshocton.

For information, call 740-824-3300 or visit the web site at www.gospelhill.org.

Mencer in concert

Music ministry of Sheldon Mencer will be Sunday, Aug. 11 at The Peoples Church, Peoples Church Road, Newcomerstown, at 11 a.m.

For information, call Pastor Rob Braden at 330-432-0638.