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


You are invited to come and sing or play a joyful noise unto the Lord! The Newcomer’s Chapel choir is now practicing for the June 26th Red Bird Mission chicken BBQ fundraiser. Music for this concert is all patriotic and a mixture of solo and small groups, voices and instruments, and a large mixed choir will be performing.

If you are interested in performing a solo or you have a small group number, please contact Joel Berresford (email:; call or text: 330-904-2710).

If you are interested in participating in the large mixed choir, practices are held Saturday mornings from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM and Wednesday evenings from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

During the Chicken BBQ, solos, instrumentalists, and small groups will be scheduled to sing and perform from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM; the large mixed choir will sing from 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM.

Please let Joel know if you are doing a solo, have a small group, or plan on performing with the mixed choir. If you are doing a solo or small group, please send the name of the person(s), instrument(s), and the name of the song that you will be performing.

Register for Summer Camp at Wanake!

Wanake offers seven (7) weeks of summer camp with opportunities for campers completing kindergarten in the spring of 2021 through graduated high school seniors in the spring of 2021.  Each week of the seven-week summer there is a program for each age group.  Registered campers for each week are divided into small groups of 8-10 campers and two counselors. Campers will be grouped with similar aged campers.  (For example, 2nd-4th graders, 6th-8th graders, etc.).  Most groups will have both boys and girls.  Each group each week enjoys a unique experience.

Go to for more information. 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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