ASHTABULA, Ohio — Andover United Methodist Church invites all to worship together each Sunday through Sept. 1, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the drive-in outdoor service, a very casual interdenominational worship service.

The drive-in outdoor service continues to be held at a site provided by Wildwood Acres Campgrounds, located at the intersection of Route 7 and Marvin Road, approximately two miles south of Andover. Signs are posted for your convenience.

This service has been sponsored by Andover UMC for more than 50 years. It reaches out to tourists, campers and all persons interested in worshiping the Lord in nature’s environment. Those who attend may come as they; enjoy the service from the comfort of your car or take a chair and sit outside. Some seating is provided. Many return each summer to worship together while vacationing in the Pymatuning Lake area.

Special musical services will be provided June 30 by Sound Witness, Aug. 11 by Golden Street Singers and Aug. 25 by Dan Schall.

WEST MEAD TOWNSHIP — Barton Road United Brethren Church, 20262 Barton Road, hosts its annual vacation Bible school program for children ages 4 to 13 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The theme this year is “Paradise Bound.” Kids are welcome to learn about preparing for their greatest trip ever, the church said.

Participants play games, learn scriptures, make crafts, enjoy snacks, learn about missions and have fellowship. The week ends with ice cream for the kids and their families.

• More information: Call 758-1898.

EAST FALLOWFIELD TOWNSHIP — The Watoto Children’s Choir performs at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Fallowfield United Methodist Church, 3993 Leach Road.

The choir is comprised of about 30 children from Uganda, East Africa. They will perform their new album, “We Will Go,” which presents the story of abandoned African children and vulnerable women, who’ve been empowered to rise above their circumstances and answer the call to be part of the new Africa.

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

• More information: Call Lori at 720-2715.

Clarks Mills United Methodist Church hosts "Roar" vacation Bible school from 9 a.m. to noon June 24 to 28 for kids from 3 years old to sixth grade.

At "Roar," kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and eat treats, experience Bible adventures, collect Bible memory buddies and test out "sciency-fun" gizmos they may take home.

Kids also learn to look for evidence of God through something called "God Sightings." Each day concludes with the safari celebration that gets everyone involved in living what they've learned.

Kids at "Roar" VBS will join a mission's effort to provide canned goods to the Helping Hands Center at Stoneboro as well as monetary donations to a local family whose 7-year-old is going through cancer treatments.

• More information: Call (724) 253-2424.

HADLEY — A vacation Bible school is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 24 to 28 at North Salem United Methodist Church, 352 Quinter Road.

A closing program is at 10 a.m. June 30, followed by a picnic for the children, their families and friends. All are invited to attend. 

The school is for pre-kindergarten through high school graduation children, including children younger than 3, who are welcome to attend with a parent or guardian.

“ROAR! Life is Wild ... God is Good” is the theme. Co-directors are Jeananne Arbuckle and Julie Prentice.

Registration is available at

• More information: Call (724) 253-2610, email or visit

GREENVILLE — Word of Life Christian Center, 127 Wasser Road, invites all to enjoy the ministry of Rev. Woody Woodson at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. June 30.

• More information: Visit

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