Bellville area church briefs: Ice cream social, Saturday fundraiser for Francis Family

Community Bike Rodeo postponed, please attend Francis family fundraiser

MANSFIELD — Impact Worship Center has postponed its Community Bike Rodeo so area residents and friends can support the Francis Family Fundraiser, spaghetti dinner and silent auction, being held on Aug. 4 from 4-8 p.m. at Clear Fork High School. Andy Francis was the young man who was paralyzed July 22 as a result of a swimming accident.

On Sunday, Aug. 5, the worship center will welcoming their new pastor, the Reverend 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.

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.

‘Sacred earth, mother earth’ the topic at All Souls church in Bellville

BELLVILLE — Michael Anderson will present the program at the 10:30 worship at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Bellville, 25 Church St. The heritage preserved by the original peoples reveals to us our own primordial inheritance as spiritual beings, whatever our backgrounds. Each of us must come to terms with our place in this world as spiritual beings. To do so is to enter into the unutterable richness of a deeper understanding; to refuse is to close oneself off from our spiritual inheritance and from embracing our Mother Earth as sacred.

Well-known songwriter, singer coming to Galion church

GALION — Squire Parsons, a nationally known singer-songwriter, will be in concert at Southview Baptist Church in Galion at 6 p.m. Aug. 4. The church is at 6904 Crawford-Morrow County Line Road. The public is invited.

Squire is author of the song “Sweet Beulah Land” and many other gospel songs. He has been nominated by “Singing News” fans for “Favorite Baritone.” He was named Favorite Gospel Song Writer in 1986, 1992, 1993, 1994 and 1995. In 1988, he was named Favorite Male Gospel Singer. Parsons has been nominated for a “Dove Award” for male vocalist and songwriter. In 1990, he was presented the coveted Marvin Norcross Award, given for devotion to family, service to church, involvement in community affairs and contributions to the gospel music industry. Squire has also been a part of the popular “Gather Homecoming” video series.

There will be no admission charge. A free will offering will be received to cover his expenses.