Bellville area church briefs: Ice cream social, bike rodeo and more coming soon


Ice cream social, cruise-in at Little Washington church

MANSFIELD — Spend a cool Saturday at the Little Washington Congregational Church Ice Cream Social and Cruise-In on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 4-7 p.m.

Cruise-In participants will enjoy sharing information about their restored cars, motorcycles and farm equipment. To register a vehicle you would like to display, contact John Miu at 419-589-3724. Please arrive by 3 p.m. on Aug. 4.

Satisfy your hunger with an assortment of homemade food items. Cost for a meal is $4; a meal with dessert is $5. Music will be provided by the Mid Ohio Community Band.

Little Washington Congregational Church is located at the corner of Washington South and East Hanley Roads.

Community Bike Rodeo on Aug. 4 at Impact Worship Center

MANSFIELD — Impact Worship Center, 160 Woodruff Road, Mansfield, will have a Community Bicycle Rodeo on Aug. 4 from 5 til 8.

The event is being co-sponsored by The Bellville Police Department, which who will have bike checking and repair stations et up.

Biking events include: Barrels, poles and cow roping, etc. for ages pre-k through 6th grade. Please bring your own bike and helmet.

Finger printing will be done at the Police table. Face painting, prizes, food and fun are a guarantee. You can end the evening with a Cowboy Dinner and entertainment from 6:30-8 p.m. Prizes will be awarded during dinner.

On Sunday, Aug. 5, the worship center will welcoming their new pastor, the Reveremnd Randy Clour and his wife, Judy at their 10:15 a.m. service. All are invited to attend both days of events.

For more information, contact the church at 419-886-9964.

‘Covenants and Conflicts’ the topic at All Souls church in Bellville

BELLVILLE — The Rev. Elaine Strawn will discuss “Covenants and Conflicts” during Sunday’s program at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Bellville, 25 Church St., at 10:30 a.m. In an age of “fake news” and culture wars, how do we build and maintain the soul of our community? Strawn was born in Ohio and lived throughout the eastern part of the state as a Methodist preacher’s kid. She graduated from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., and served two United Methodist churches in Cleveland. Then, she left the ministry and entered social service, first at a housing integration agency in Akron, and then at Planned Parenthood in Akron. She joined the Akron church and served on staff there, as she made the transition into UU ministry. Her church, The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Wayne County, recently erected a new building. Elaine is presently working on her doctorate at the University of Chicago.