Farewell reception set for Kochs; area chuches plan bazaars, meals, music programs, more
Farewell reception planned Sunday afternoon for Kochs
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will host a farewell reception for Keevin and Marcia Koch from 2-4 p.m. Sunday.
Community members are welcome to come say good-bye to the Kochs before they relocate to Spring Hill, Tenn., to be near their three children and two grandchildren.
The Kochs moved to Fairfield from Fairday, La., in 1975 to fill the pulpit at the Church of Christ on South B Street. Then, for 15 years, they drove to Oskaloosa every Sunday where they were the children’s church ministers. Since then, Keevin Koch has served for many as a guest minister. He also has helped with many sporting events in the Fairfield schools.
He also worked as a produce manager for Giant, Easter’s, EconoFoods and Hy-Vee grocery stores in Fairfield.
Marcia Koch taught first grade at Lincoln Elementary School for eight years, then second grade at Washington elementary for another eight years before she retired from teaching.
Maxine Bates Circle meeting
The Maxine Bates Circle of First Baptist Church will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday, with hostess Martha Cathey.
The women will be finalizing plans for the Area III Rally at Forest Lake Camp and cutting quilt squares.
Those attending are asked to bring sewing scissors.
Country store, supper set at Hedrick-Martinsburg church
HEDRICK — The Hedrick-Martinsburg United Methodist Church will have a country store and harvest supper Wednesday at the church in Hedrick.
The Country Store will open at 1 p.m. It will feature homemade noodles, baked goods and gently used items.
The harvest supper will be served beginning at 4:30 p.m. The menu will include ham balls or turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, noodles, green beans, salad and a choice of a dessert from the dessert bar.
The meal is $8 for adults and $3 for children 10 years old and younger.
UMW hosting tenderloin meal, annual fall bazaar
United Methodist Women of First United Methodist Church in Fairfield will hold its annual fall bazaar 4-8 p.m. Oct. 18 and 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 19 at the church.
A tenderloin meal will be served to the public from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 18.
Coffee and rolls will be served starting at 8 a.m. Oct. 19.
The bazaar will consist of crafts, baked goods and food items, frozen apple pies and lots of trash and treasures.
Hog roast, gospel sing set
LOCKRIDGE — A hog roast and gospel sing will be held Oct. 19 at New Sweden United Methodist Church in Lockridge.
The hog roast will be from 5:30-7 p.m. The Nancy Asby Gospel Sing will begin at 6:30 p.m.
A freewill offering will be collected for the March mission trip.
Holiday music program Oct. 20 at historic church
BENTONSPORT — The Bentonsport Historic Church will host a holiday musical program at 6 p.m. Oct. 20.
The program will celebrate the upcoming holidays, with area musicians performing guitar, banjo, fiddle, keyboard and vocal selections.
Everyone is invited. A freewill offering will be taken to continue making improvements to the historic church.
Dinner, auction Oct. 22 at Lebanon Methodist church
KEOSAUQUA — The Lebanon United Methodist Church west of Keosauqua will host its fall dinner and auction Oct. 22.
The meal will be served beginning at 5 p.m., with an auction to follow.
A freewill offering will be collected.