Churches announce events, activities

Revival meeting

at local church

The Steubenville Church of the Nazarene located at 511 Woodlawn Road invites the public to a four-day revival meeting to be held Nov. 3-6.

Evangelist Rev. Bob Flint will be preaching, and “The Life With The Word” ministry team will be leading in worship.

The Sunday services will begin at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. with the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday services beginning at 7 p.m.

A church spokesperson said Flint is well-known in the area, having been one of the preachers in the Steubenville Crusade for Christ in recent years. He also has preached for revival meetings at the church several times.

Election Day soup,

sandwich sale set

A soup and sandwich event will be held on Election Day Nov. 5 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Unionport United Methodist Church.

Featured will be homemade vegetable, potato pepper, chili and chicken noodle soups; chicken, hot dogs and barbecued ham sandwiches; and pie and cake.

Cost is by donation. The event is sponsored by the Unionport United Methodist Women.

Two Ridges details

special event

The congregation of Two Ridges Presbyterian Church located at 1085 Canton Road in Wintersville will gather for a covered-dish dinner on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., welcoming

Special guests Brain and Jolyn Hermiller.

The Hermillers are a young missionary couple with five children who are serving with Frontiers, a mission organization based in Phoenix, Ariz. Frontiers is committed to training mission personnel to share Jesus Christ in Muslim nations.

The couple served in the Sudan until they were expelled in January along with several other missionaries. They served in Kenya for a time and are awaiting a new assignment to another Muslim nation.

The Hermillers are both graduates of Ohio Northern University in Ada.

“Everyone is cordially invited to share in this evening with us,” a church spokesperson said.

Those unable to attend the dinner can come at 6:15 p.m. to hear the Hermillers speak.

Laity Sunday

to be observed

Laity Sunday will be observed at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service at the Unionport Methodist Church.

This will be a combined service with Bloomingdale United Methodist Church.

Following the service, both churches will be honoring Pastor Chuck Mehl with a covered-dish dinner in the church basement.

Bazaar planned

at Franklin UMC

The fall/Christmas bazaar at Franklin United Methodist Church is set for Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A variety of crafts, baked goods and white elephant goods will be available for purchase. A lunch featuring soup and sandwich also will be available.

The Independence United Methodist Church also will be participating in the event.

Franklin UMC is located at 1231 Washington Pike, Wellsburg on state Route 27, 4 miles east of Wellsburg.

Bazaar proceeds will support mission projects at the local, national and international level. The public is invited.

Kum Joyne Us

Class meets

The Kum Joyne Us Class of Kolmont Church met Oct. 4 in the fellowship hall with Angel Nixon offering the blessing for the covered-dish dinner attended by 13.

President Shirley McCartney presided at the meeting, fielding prayer requests and leading in devotions to the theme “Time.” Scripture references were Genesis 1:1 and Revelation 22:13. She read the definition of time, noted there are 1,440 minutes in a 24-hour period and urged members to consider how they are using their time for God.

Members answered roll call with a scripture.

Reports were given by Sharlene Wade, Virginia Young, Lora Grimes and Sara Peeler.

Marlene Black, chairperson for the annual Christmas party, reported the theme for this year will be “Everlasting Light.” There will be a $10 optional gift exchange. Alice Brandon will be in charge of reservations.

Elections of new officers will be held at the January meeting. Members decided to keep the monthly meetings on the first Friday of the month.

McCartney closed the meeting with prayer.

The Nov. 1 meeting will be held in the home of Ruby Grimes. Lora and Ruby Grimes and Maureen Black will be the hostesses and will serve the members a complete Thanksgiving dinner.

Peeler held the monthly auction.

Special ministry

at Pa. church

A “ministry to the homosexual” will be held Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Greater Faith Family Worship Center, 2033 Midland/Beaver Road, Industry, Pa.

The conference speaker will be evangelist Torchee Smith.

A lite lunch will be served. For information, call (724) 643-0603.

Hopedale church to host sale

A used Christmas decoration sale is an upcoming event in the basement of Sacred Heart Church in Hopedale.

It will be held Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sponsored by the Catholic Women’s Club, the sale also will feature lunch and bake sale items.

For information, call (740) 937-2941 or (740) 937-2062.

Harmony women

planing projects

The Mingo Junction Women of Harmony held their October meeting at Harmony United Methodist Church’s social hall with Mary Joy VanDyne, president, opening the meeting with a welcome and a prayer.

Ethel Kerwood read devotions entitled “Do Not Worry.”

Chris Davis reported proceeds from the benefit vendor show held at the church went to the Pamela Shoemaker Foundation.

Ginny Howell was the leader for the evening, distributing handouts entitled “Angels of the Bible” and then solar-powered praise angles.

Old projects for the group include buying a new wall clock for the church and researching buying new large print hymnals.

New projects will include collecting gift bags for the Urban Mission teen stocking program for Christmas, collecting items for the Urban Mission hat and mitten tree, and donating to Urban Mission for Thanksgiving baskets and to Mingo Junction Social Services. Fruit baskets for the shut-ins for Thanksgiving and poinsettias for Christmas will be purchased.

The group’s Christmas party will be held at 5 p.m. on Dec. 11 at Manfred’s.

Absentee hostess for the evening was Jeannie Dimmit, who donated the food. Ethel Kerwood and Lillian Criss set up the table. November’s leader will be Pam Pietro. Criss will be the hostess.

Church to hold pasta dinner

Olde St. John’s Episcopal Church, at the intersection of Eldersville and St. John’s roads in Colliers, will hold a spaghetti dinner from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 2.

The cost is $7.50 for the meal, which includes spaghetti with choice of meat or marinara sauce, salad, roll and beverage.

Takeout will be available.

New pastor at

area church

The New Manchester Christian Church welcomed the Rev. Tim Canter as its new pastor at the Oct. 6 service at the church located at 172 High St.

Canter and his wife, Jennifer, relocated to the area from Versailles, Ky., where Canter was a youth minister. The couple has a son who lives in Kentucky.

Canter gave his first sermon during the 11 a.m. service.

Anyone without a church family is invited to join the congregation as they continue their ministry with the help of Tim and Jennifer Canter.

Churches announce events, activities

Sveta Petka Kolo

sets Slava dinner

Members of the Sveta Petka Kolo from the Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Church ate lunch at the three-day Serbfest at the church as part of their October meeting.

Members expressed their desire to attract younger women into the group, in hopes of, among other things, teaching them how to cook specialty Serbian dishes.

The group finalized plans for the Slava dinner to be held at the church on Oct. 27.

The next meeting set for Nov. 7 at noon at Eat ‘n Park Restaurant in Steubenville will include making plans for the Christmas party.

Annual fall revival

At Mount Zion

Mount Zion Baptist Church will hold its annual fall revival on Tuesday through Thursday at 7 p.m. nightly with the Rev. H. L. Harvey Jr. as the guest revivalist.

Harvey is the 37-year pastor of the New Friendship Baptist Church in Cincinnati. In addition to his pastoral duties, Harvey has served in various capacities, including as statistician for the National Baptist Convention, USA; past president of the Ohio Baptist State Convention; past moderator for the Cincinnati Baptist District Association; and past chairman of Operation PUSH. Harvey has received numerous honorariums and awards, most recently with Whittier Street in Avondale recognized as Harvey Place.

Music will be provided by the following choirs: Tuesday, the Voices of Praise of Wheeling and St. Paul’s Male Chorus of Washington, Pa.; Wednesday, The Men of Standard and Macedonia Baptist Choir of Wheeling; and Thursday, The Men of Friendship of Washington, Pa., and The Voices of Second of Second Baptist Church.

The revival is open to the public.

The Rev. Norries A. Hood Sr. is Mount Zion’s pastor.

Friends to sing

in Amsterdam

Friends, a contemporary Christian vocal music group, will present the worship service on Oct. 27 at the United Methodist Church of Amsterdam, beginning at 10:30 a.m.

It is open to the public.

A free will offering will be taken.

Apple/pumpkin fest in Irondale

Irondale United Methodist Church will host an “apple/pumpkin fest” on Thursday from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Cost is by donation with carryouts available.

The menu will include cabbage rolls, kielbasa and sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, green beans and fall desserts.

Band to perform

at Covenant

The Tri-State Community Band, under the direction of Rick Hicks, will present a concert of inspirational and seasonal music at Covenant Presbyterian Church on Sunday beginning at 3 p.m.

A free will offering will be taken.

The band originally was formed in 1980 as the Toronto High School Alumni Band for football games. Interest from local band members quickly grew, and the Toronto Community Band was formed, performing throughout the year. The band has since expanded to include members from Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania and adopted the name Tri-State Community Band to reflect that.

The band rehearses at Steubenville High School every Thursday at 7:30 pm. New players are always welcome. Associate directors include Tony Violi, Joe Lancia, and Homer Bower.

The church is located at 1443 Belleview Blvd., Steubenville.

Church society elects officers

The St. John Altar-Rosary Society of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Wellsburg has elected officers.

They are: president, Wilma Stewart; vice president, Martha Lallone; secretary, Kimberley Caldwell; and treasurer, Tina Postlethwaite.

Nancy Reed is past president.

The next meeting will be the AIM Women’s Center baby shower on Nov. 6 in the church hall beginning at 7 p.m.. AIM is an acronym for Assistance in Motherhood.

Everyone is invited to attend and bring an unwrapped baby item to be donated to the A.I.M. Women’s Center. Items also may be left in the vestibule of the church at any time.

Located in Steubenville, the pregnancy crisis center offers alternatives to abortion, free pregnancy tests and ultra sounds, doctor referrals and classes in health and child care. Sharon Maedke is its director.

During the shower John and Roberta Alvarez will present a program of Broadway tunes for entertainment. There will also be games and prizes.

A luncheon will be served by a committee made up of Sara Gundling, Ruth Cusick, Martha Lallone, Virginia Diserio, and Mary Margaret Cipoletti.

The December meeting will be a Christmas covered-dish dinner.

The following committees were appointed: auditing and flowers, Tina Postlethwaite; candle, Eleanor and Dorothy Sacripanti; telephone, Carol Jones; sanctuary, Wilma Stewart, Kimberley Caldwell, Virginia Diserio, Jackie Cawthorn, Donna Shalvis, Carolyn Mason, Barb Almasy, Tina Postlethwaite, Mary Marg Cipoletti, Mary Beth Harvey, Monica Biery, Nancy Mitchell and Nancy Reed.

The funeral luncheon teams are led by Flora Antigo, Nancy Mirtchell and Carolyn Mason.

Rosary leaders for October and May are Martha Lallone, Jackie Cawthorne, Mary Marg Cipoletti, Hilda Tarquinio, Nancy Reed and Wilma Stewart.

The Rev. Dan Pisano is the church’s pastor.

Orthodox church

hosting dinner

Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, 206 N. 10th St., Steubenville, will hold a Sunday dinner from noon to 4 p.m. featuring pierogies, kielbasa, sauerkraut and baked goods.

The cost is $8.

Patrons can dine in or get takeout.

Bazaar, dinner at

Colliers church

The Colliers United Methodist Church is celebrating fall with its annual fall bazaar and turkey dinner on Oct. 26.

The bazaar will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A variety of soups and sandwiches, including hot dogs and sloppy joes will be available for eat-in or take-out from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Dinner will be served from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. and will include turkey and dressing along with whipped potatoes and gravy, green beans, rolls, desserts and drinks.

Cost of the dinner is $8 for adults, $4 for children age 7 through 12, and children 6 and under eat for free. Carryouts will be available.

There also will be various tables set up, including a bake sale, white elephant and jewelry.

The church is located at 318 Pennsylvania Ave., in Colliers across from the Colliers Post Office.

For information call (304) 527-1696 or (304) 527-1816.

Doug Snyder guest

speaker at church

Brother Doug Snyder will be the guest preacher at the 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday worship services at Port Homer Community Church located at 2454 county Road 68, Toronto.

Snyder is an evangelist for People for Jesus Ministries that Snyder said the Lord led him to initiate in 1996. It has involved preaching on the streets and in churches in America and ministering for 12 years in six nations in Africa, planting churches there.

For directions, call (740) 461-5156.

Bible study

series detailed

Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1443 Belleview Blvd., Steubenville, is hosting a Bible study that will be held on Thursdays at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., beginning Oct. 24.

The public is invited to the Bible study video series on “He Gave Us Prophets” by Richard L. Pratt Jr.

A discussion led by the Rev. Ronald L. Pritts will follow.

Location of card

party changed

Because of a fire in the kitchen at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, its Catholic Woman’s Club has changed the location of the upcoming card party.

The Oct. 27 event will instead be held at Holy Rosary Church. It begins at 2 p.m.

Special service,

dinner planned

The Apostolic Lighthouse Church located on Kings Creek Road in Weirton will be hosting a special family and friends love service and dinner on Sunday.

The service begins at 11:30 a.m. with the dinner to start at 2 p.m.

“Sharing Love and Unity” will be the theme. There will be a guest speaker.

The service and dinner are open to the public.

Gloria Burns serves as pastor.

Weirton church sets sale, auction

Sacred Heart of Mary Church in Weirton will hold a rummage sale and Chinese auction on Oct. 25-26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days in the school cafeteria.

Refreshments also will be sold. This will be the last sale until spring.

For information, call (304) 723-7175.

Trunk or Treat

at N.C. church

The New Cumberland Nazarene Family Life Center will hold a “Trunk or Treat” on Oct. 26 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Seeing Hand to hold open house

The Seeing Hand Association at 750 Main St., Wheeling, will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday in celebration of Meet the Blind and Disabilities Awareness Month.

Karen Haught, executive director, said the open house will be both an educational and fun day for all age groups.

“You are invited to join us for tours, to talk to the employees, watch mops being made and chair caning and interact with a guide dog,” she said, adding, “Visitors will also be able to try on special goggles that allow the wearer to experience what it is like to be blind.”

Visitors also can shop in the Crafters for a Cause gift shop, which is stocked with many new fall and seasonal items. There also will be refreshments and door prizes.

For information about the services offered by the association, call (304) 232-4810.