Community Bulletin Board

At Newcomer’s Chapel, we take great pride in our community.  We help promote the many fundraisers, concerts and events in the area. Below are some of the events that were brought to our attention.

If you would like to promote your event here, simply e-mail the details to us at

There are no statewide races or issues in Ohio this year, plus not all voting precincts will have ballots. Contact your local Board of Elections to find out about your voting status. If your precinct is open, we encourage you to get out and exercise your right to vote.



Friday, August 6th through Sunday, August 8th


Flag Retirement Ceremony:

Friday, August 6th at 6:00 PM at the American Legion Post in Brewster (320 Wabash Ave. S.). The public is invited to attend!

News From Camp Wanake:

Wanake is looking for volunteers to help Tuesday through Friday, August 3rd to 6th each evening serving out a 5:30 PM supper, with some cleanup or preparation mixed in. Anyone who is interested can call Director Julie Lautt at 941–962–1952.

Parent-Child Overnighter, Saturday-Sunday, August 14th and 15th: Wanake invites you to take intentional time away from daily distractions and make memories with your kids! For two days, we will canoe, swim, craft, cook over a fire, spend time in the Bible, and enjoy classic Wanake meals. This retreat is designed to help create dialogue between parents and children while having fun in the outdoors, together. It also offers opportunities to try activities different from those at home. The overnighter is designed for a parent(s), grandparent(s), or other significant adult(s) with their kids. This group will stay in a retreat center. All ages are welcome.

Spiritfire Women’s Retreat, Friday-Sunday, September 17th to 19th: Enjoy fellowship with other women and grow in your relationship with Christ in Wanake’s beautiful, comfortable surroundings with excellent accommodations and delicious food. This weekend is a time of restoration. During the weekend, enjoy crafts, Bible study, time around the fireplace and/or campfire, fellowship, music, visit to Amish country, hiking, and more. We begin Friday at 6:30 PM and conclude Sunday at 12 PM after brunch. The event will be held in one of their retreat centers.

75 Years of Ministry Celebration, Friday-Sunday, September 24th to 26th: From fellowship around tables in the dining hall, to laughter and splashing at the pool, and songs of praise that echo through Vesper Hill at twilight, God’s love has been made real to campers and staff at Wanake for 75 years!
Wanake wants to celebrate with you all that it has meant, the ministry that continues today and the ways that we can share God’s love in the future. Revisit the places around camp that are special to you, reconnect with friends, roast a marshmallow, paddle on Lake Arnold, and do the pattycake polka at the barn riot. The weekend will be time for sharing memories, stories and Wanake traditions in worship, around the campfire and among friends. Free activities for the whole family Saturday. Stay the Entire Weekend!

Call the Camp Wanake office at 330-756-2333 for more information on these special events, including rates. You can also go to their website, (find the link on our“Links of Interest” page of this website).




Thanks to a grant from the CARES Act COVID-19 Support Program, Direction Home Aging and Disabilities is able to offer older adults a FREE bundle of (5) $10 vouchers to select local restaurants, including Newt’s Place in Navarre,  Bill and Mary’s Diner in North Canton, The Barn Restaurant in Smithville, and many more (see the updated flyer on the Resources page of our website).

Vouchers are good for to-go, delivery or in-person dining, and must be presented as you check in to the restaurant or as you order your meal.

Here’s how it works:

  • Older adults 60+ in need are eligible for these bundles, which will buy 5 meals up to $10 (or a $12 a meal including delivery).
  • Apply for a bundle of vouchers by calling Direction Home at 877-770-5558 or emailing Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
  • You can also contact Dave Bateman (email at; call / text at 330-347-6317) and he can get you an application; fill it out, return it to Dave and he will email it to Direction Home. Applications can also be downloaded from the Resources page of our website.
  • Screening could take up to three days; please be patient!
  • Bundles will take approximately 10 business days to arrive after your application is approved.
  • These vouchers are available while supplies last and will expire on September 30th, 2021.



No matter the situation, if you are in need of food in the Fairless School District, the SALVATION ARMY wants to help you. If you have been laid off due to the virus and are struggling to buy food, The SALVATION ARMY is here to help you.

THE MOST EFFICIENT way to reach them is to EMAIL your name, phone number, and address to

IF YOU PREFER, YOU CAN CALL 330-209-8582 and LEAVE A MESSAGE with your name, address and phone number. IF YOU ARE A FIRST TIME CLIENT, your call will be returned, you will be interviewed to see if you qualify and told about the program. You must reside in the Fairless School District to qualify. Please be patient as the staff is working from their homes and it may take several days for your call to be returned, but it will be returned.

IF YOU ARE AN EXISTING CLIENT, please give the same information in your email or phone message. PLEASE CALL ONLY ONE TIME!!

CONTACT THE SALVATION ARMY NOW to see if you qualify. They look forward to serving you!


Many of our area churches have monthly dinners that are free and open to the community. They serve as both a way to help someone in need and as a time of fellowship. Many of them offer takeouts so you could even help a shut-in or a neighbor who might enjoy a hot meal. All dinners start at 5:00 PM.
The community dinners follow this schedule every month:

1st Thursday – rotating schedule between Wilmot UMC (103 Milton St., Wilmot), Brewster Friends Church (139 Main St. SW, Brewster) and Newcomer’s Chapel. Go to the Calendar page of our website for the location of each month’s dinner.
3rd Tuesday – Otterbein UMC (6025 Shepler Church Ave. SW, Navarre).


The following is the list of grocery help that is available to residents in the Fairless community:

The Fairless Food Cupboard will distribute free groceries to qualified residents of the Fairless School District on the 4th Thursday of the month (the 3rd Thursday in November and December) from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon in the basement of St. Therese Catholic Church (500 S. Wabash in Brewster). Recipients must have identification, meet the financial guidelines and show proof of Fairless School District residency.

Believer’s Assembly Food Pantry: 2nd to last Saturday of the month from 10:00 AM to 12 Noon.

Faith United Church of Christ: Last Saturday of the month from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

Helping Hands (at Christ Community Church): Every Wednesday; registration begins at 6:00 PM (bring proof of residency, photo ID, income verification).

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