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Toronto briefs

November 15, 2013
The Herald-Star

Upcoming events at Toronto First

Presbyterian Church:

Sunday - Sunday school begins at 9:40 a.m. Worship service begins. This is Stewardship Sunday.

Monday - The church council meets at 6 p.m.

Wednesday - Chi Rho, an after school program for youth, begins at 4 p.m. Choir practice will begin at 7 p.m.

Thursday - The yarn ministry will be at 10 a.m. Bible study begins at 6 p.m.

Wonderland lighting contest upcoming

The Toronto Winter Wonderland Residential Lighting Contest judging will be 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 15. The contest is limited to residents only of the Toronto School District, and those participating should pick up registration forms at the Toronto Apothecary, the city post office, the City Municipal Building, the Toronto High School Alumni Office and the Toronto Ohio Chamber of Commerce office, 107 N. Fourth St. The contest is sponsored by the Toronto Beautification Committee.

Judges are not Toronto residents, and there is no cash prize. However, a photo of the winning entries will be in the Herald-Star. Entry forms must be received by Dec. 11 and mailed to the Toronto Beautification Committee, 228 Haven Drive, Toronto, OH 43964.

Upcoming events at North River Avenue Christian Church

Sunday - Worship service at 9:45 a.m.; junior church service in the junior worship area for youth ages 5 through fourth grade at 10:45 a.m.; Sunday school at 11 a.m.; youth group meets at 6 p.m.; and the evening worship service at 7 p.m.

Monday - The Boy Scouts meet at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday - Bible study will begin at 7 p.m. Adult choir practice is set for 8:15 p.m.

Monday- The van trip to Oglebay's festival of Lights is scheduled to leave the church at 5 p.m. A sign-up sheet is posted on the church bulletin board.

Wednesday - The harvest celebration will begin at 6 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

Toronto First Church of the Nazarene lists activities

Sunday - The worship service begins at 10 a.m.

Wednesday - The men of courage chili supper begins at 6 p.m.

Tuesday - The ladies ministry meets at 10 a.m. in home of Lily Fortuno.

Nov 24 - The Thanksgiving Community Service will be 7 p.m. at Toronto High School.

Events set at Riverview United Methodist Church

The church office is open from 8 a.m. until noon Mondays through Fridays. For information, call (740) 537-2210.

The Toronto Unit of the Salvation Army located in the Riverview Church is available from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. For information, call (740) 537-4737.

Toronto issues fire department report for month

The Toronto Fire Department had a total of six calls for the months of September and October, with an average turnout of six members per call.

The calls included one arcing power line with no fire; two odor investigations; and three alarm system activations with no fire.

Members of the department performed routine maintenance on the department equipment. The department also had various repairs and replacement of plumbing throughout the fire station.

Upcoming events at Toronto First United Methodist Church

Sunday- The contemporary worship service will begin at 8:30 a.m. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. The worship service begins at 10:45 a.m.

Monday - Bible study is at 6 p.m. The council on education will meet at 7 p.m.

Tuesday - Bible study will be at 10 a.m. The faith fellowship will meet at noon.

Wednesday - The bell choir will meet at 6 p.m. Choir practice is at 7 p.m.

Thursday - TOPS meets at 9 a.m. The nursing home visit to Martha Manor will be at 6:30 p.m.

Nov. 22 - TOPS meets at 5:30 p.m.

Prescription assistance offered

Those between ages 18-64 who have no prescription drug insurance can call (740) 537-2210 for assistance. A team of volunteers will help clients apply for low-cost or no-cost medications. The free program has been providing assistance since 2002 at the Riverview United Methodist Church, 105 N. River Ave. Assistance is provided on the first Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. The entrance to the church is handicap accessible.

Those age 65 or older and who have no prescription insurance are eligible for the program.

This is not a distribution center for medications, but a volunteer-based program that assists in filling out paperwork and sending in necessary applications to drug manufacturers. Once approved, clients begin receiving medications directly from companies in six to eight weeks.

Upcoming events at Toronto Bible Methodist Church

Sunday - Morning Sunday school, 10 a.m.; service, 11 a.m.; evening service, 6 p.m.; weekly Bible study, 5:30 p.m.

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