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



The Fairless Clergy Association has announced its 2023 Sunday Lenten Service Series:

  • February 26th at Brewster Friends: Speaker – Matt Garrabrant
  • March 5th at Foil Memorial UMC: Speaker – Dennis Landaw
  • March 12th at St. Paul UCC: Speaker – Judy Jones
  • March 19th at Holy Family St. Clement: Speaker – Carl Kandel
  • March 26th at Newcomer’s Chapel: Speaker – Kim Vanoster
  • April 2nd at Otterbein UMC: Speaker – Matthew Wald

Service time each week: 7:00 PM.



It’s Summer Camp time again! Wanake offers seven weeks of summer camp for those completing kindergarten through high school seniors. Come to enjoy all that Wanake has to offer; sign up for one of their themes this summer! Go to for the camp calendar and/or registration.

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Register for Summer Camp by Saturday, April 15th for an exclusive T-shirt.

WANAKE ADVENTURES DISCOUNT WEEKS: Save $20 on Wanake Adventures Camp by signing up for 4th of July Week (July 2nd to 7th) or Last Blast Week (July 30th to August 4th).

If you should need assistance, call East Ohio Camps at 1-800-831-3972, extension 108.

Mark your calendars for the Resurrection Egg Hunt & Summer Camp Preview Day – Saturday, April 29th, from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM. All the fun of hunting eggs in the Wanake woods, plus rock climbing, gaga ball, S’more making, and wagon rides.

Youth Annual Conference (the Recharge Rally) is coming to Camp Wanake on Saturday, June 17th! All youth entering grades 6-12 in the fall are invited. The focus scripture is Matthew 11:28. The Conference Council of Youth Ministries (CCYM) is planning a full day of worship, games, hiking, food, and fellowship. Go to for registration.


Brewster Friends Church (139 Main Street SW in Brewster) is proud to offer to the community the following programs:

The group meets every Saturday evening and begins gathering at 6:00 PM.

BFC is home for the area’s first Al-Anon group, a support group for the families of alcoholics and addicts. The group meets on Thursdays evenings starting at 5:45 PM in the basement classroom portion of the church.


A spiritual journey to walk you back to the place of health, wholeness and spiritual renewal.

Meetings are held every Wednesday evening from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM at the SAM Center (413 Lincoln Way East, Massillon).

If you are a veteran who is interested, or know of someone who may be interested, please call Chaplain Les Peine at 330-284-6531.



The Salvation Army has a new phone number: 330-880-3869.

Text to donate to the Salvation Army! From your cell phone, text PROVIDEHELP to 41444 and follow the instructions on the screen that follows. It’s easy, simple, fast and secure!




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.

Below is an updated list of area food pantries (from the Akron-Canton Food Bank and the Stark County Hunger Task Force). You are urged to call the number listed to confirm participation and required qualifications:

Believer’s Assembly Church (330-756-2900); 131 Church Ave N., Beach City

Chapel of the Cross (330-832-6885); 14411 Orrville Street NW, North Lawrence

Lifehope Community Church (330-837-5188); 7096 Hills & Dales Road NW, Canton

The Massillon Salvation Army (330-833-6473); 315 6th Street NE, Massillon

Rivertree Christian Church (330-494-1860); 7373 Portage Street NW, Massillon

SAM Center (330-685-7678); 413 Lincoln Way East, Massillon

St. Barbara’s Food Pantry (330-833-6898); 2813 Lincoln Way NW, Massillon

St. John’s UCC (330-833-5322); 101 Tremont Avenue SE, Massillon

SVDP at St. Joseph’s CC (330-832-5858); 322 3rd Street SE, Massillon

T.O.S. Ministries (330-830-4042); 1118 Beckman Street SE, Massillon


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