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.
Free food for the needy: A free soup kitchen will be held at the Mt. Zion Methodist Church, 305 S. Charles St., every third Saturday of the month from 11 a.m. − 1 p.m.
Free clothing giveaway: The Charles Town Church of Christ, 1587 Old Country Club Rd., Charles Town, will be having a free clothes giveaway on Saturday. The doors will be open from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. For details, 304-725-7730 or email@example.com.
Free concert: The Baha’i Center in Ranson will offer a free concert, “Wings for the Spirit,” on Saturday. The event will feature the talents of Baha’i musicians from the tri-state area. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The Baha’i Center is located at 308 So. Buchannan St. in Ranson. For more information, call 304-535-2351.
Hymn sing: The Millville Pentecostal Church will host a hymn sing featuring local singers and musicians on Saturday starting at 6 p.m. A freewill offering will be received. For details, call 304-725-5155 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Silver Grove hymn sing: Silver Grove United Methodist Church will be having a hymn sing on Saturday. The event will feature “By Faith,” Mike and Jenny Wilt and family out of Hagerstown, Md. Directions to the church: Rt. 340 onto Chestnut Hill Rd., go one mile, church on right. Rt. 9 onto Hostler Rd., go 3 miles church on left after Blue Ridge Acres.
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 Saturday. 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 Saturday 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.
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.
Brown to speak of experiences abroad: Evangelist Marie Brown will be speaking at Middleway United Methodist Church on May 6 at both the 8 and 10:30 a.m. services. Brown has traveled to China, Myanmar, Vietnam, New Zealand, and Malaysia. The community is invited to come and hear her message of hope. For details, contact the church office at 304-728-4770.