Oxford United Methodist Church:
18 Addison St., Oxford. An allyou-can-eat buffet breakfast is held Saturday, Sept. 24 from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Buttermilk pancakes, French toast, scrambled eggs, fresh fruit, sausage, bacon, oven roasted potatoes, dried beef gravy and specialty breads are on the menu. Adults are $7, children ages 3 to 10 are $3. Advance tickets are available from Becky Kleinz or the church office or can by purchased at the door. All proceeds benefit the church’s general fund. If this is your birthday month, please show ID for a free breakfast ticket. For information, phone 610932-9698.
Vendors wanted for church flea market
Marshallton United Methodist Church: 1282 West Strasburg Road, West Chester. A fall fun festival and flea market is held Saturday, Sept. 10, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (rain date Sept. 17). On sale will be over 600 mums with planters and hanging baskets, homemade baked goods, and lunch. Vendors needed: Cost is $20 per space and $5 per table, if needed. For information, contact: Doug Gindin at 610696-7657 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ice Cream Fest
Grove United Methodist Church: Ice cream and toppings are offered to all (free) on Sunday, Sept. 25 from 2-4 p.m. when has its annual Ice Cream Fest. The event includes a moon bounce (also free), face painting, and other children’s activities, and live music. Ice cream, toppings, and activities are free to all. Grove is located at 490 West Boot Road north of West Chester; parking is free and ample.
Fall sale, Trunk or Treat
Grove United Methodist Church: 490 W. Boot Road (north of West Chester); Fall sale at Grove United Methodist Church of gently used clothing, toys, children’s books, and baby equipment. Donations of items accepted from noon Oct. 2 through Oct. 4. Sale hours are Oct. 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Oct. 6, 9-1 a.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m.; and Oct. 7, 9-11 a.m. Questions? Email ClothingMinistry@GroveChurch.org or call 610696-2663. Proceeds benefit community needs. All children up to and including 5th grade are invited to the annual “Trunk or Treat” event 5-6 p.m. Oct. 29. The event takes place in the parking lot, where cars with brightly decorated open trunks offer treats to those who ask. Other children’s activities are available. Free and open to all. For more information, contact Kathy at 610-363-2141 or email@example.com. For directions see www.grovechurch.org.
Book club discussion group
Calvary Lutheran Church: 730 South New Street, West Chester; Leaders of different faith communities are working together to promote understanding and peace. Pastor Dan Krewson believes “that we must be intentional to wage peace in light of the escalating religious violence and extremism of our day.” Members of the Religious Council of Greater West Chester are hosting a book discussion group in 2016-17. Participants are invited to read “Laying Down the Sword” by Philip Jenkins. The group will meet four times: Oct. 24, Nov. 28, Jan. 23 and March 6. All are welcome at 7 p.m. For more information contact facilitator Pastor Dan Krewson (firstname.lastname@example.org). All lectures are free, open to the public.
Events at Rice’s Temple
Rice’s Temple Church: 236 E. Gay St., West Chester; A Pastor’s Aid Day is held at 3 p.m. on Sept. 25. Rev. Riggs Washington from Williams Temple, Philadelphia, with his church family.