Youth rally to feature former NFL player: The Youth Ministry of Asbury United Methodist Church in Charles Town will be having a youth rally starting at 7 p.m. on May 5. The featured speaker will be former Denver Bronco safety Steve Fitzhugh. Known as “the chaplain of the pros,” Fitzhugh speaks to thousands of youth each year throughout the country and abroad. His talks help young people make positive choices in life. His message challenges the students on critical issues of today: from dropping out to academic leadership; from peer pressure to positive values; from alcohol abuse to freedom from the chemical culture. This event is open to all 6th through 12th grade youths of all denominations. RSVP is requested, as space will be limited. To RSVP, contact the church at 304-725-5513. If leaving a voicemail, please leave church’s name and number attending. Fitzhugh will also speak at the 10 a.m. Sunday, May 6 service at the church.
Feeding students: The Caring Cupboard, begun in August to provide needy Jefferson County schoolchildren with shelf-stable foods on weekends, operates from the back entryway of Shepherdstown Lutheran Church’s parish house. The church is seeking food and monetary donations, which may be dropped off at the Parish House, 110 N. King St., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday to Thursday or mailed to P.O. Box 2008 Shepherdstown, WV 25443. To volunteer, call Karra Cubellis at 304-870-7266.
Spaghetti dinner: The youth of Chestnut Hill United Methodist Church will be having a spaghetti dinner Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. The all-you-can-eat dinner will cost $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 3 to 12. Salad, drink and dessert will be included with the meal.
Help for addicts: A monthly addiction support group for all addictions will meet from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19 at Trinity Temple Church of God, 127 Tuskegee Dr., Martinsburg. Everyone struggling with an addiction is encouraged to attend. For more information, call 304 -283-0851.
Yard sale and kids fair: A combined yard sale and kids fair will be happening at the First Baptist Church of Ranson (614 Lone Oak Road on Old Leetown Pike) on April 28. The fun begins at 8 a.m. Yard sale rental spots will be available at $10 per table or $10 for an 8 ft. by 10 ft. sale area. Call 304-725-8078 for reservations. For other questions, call 304-886-6192.
Pancake brunch: New Street United Methodist Church, corner of New and Church Street in Shepherdstown, will be having their annual pancake breakfast/brunch on April 28 from 8 a.m. − 1 p.m. Pancakes, sausage gravy, bacon, sausage, applesauce, juice, coffee and tea will be on the menu. The meal will cost $7 for adults and $4 for children 3 − 12. Carryout will be available.