Churches announce events

Unionport church

has new minister

The Christian Church of Unionport has a new minister in Jeremiah Kuttler, who has relocated to the area from Batavia, Ohio, with his wife, Tiffany.

He assumed the position Oct. 1 and will deliver his first message as minister at the 10 a.m. service Sunday.

Kuttler is a 2009 graduate of the Cincinnati Christian University with a bachelor of arts degree in general ministry and a bachelor of arts degree in church music. He has been on mission trips to Israel, Northern Ireland, Grundy Mountain Mission School and Caracas, Venezuela. His background includes work in youth programs as well as family ministry.

The church is located at 3488 county Hwy. 39, Bloomingdale.

New Somerset church plans event

In honor of its 101st Homecoming celebration, New Somerset Christian Church located at 12052 state Route 213, Toronto, will host Zack Shelton and 64 2 Grayson in concert on Sunday.

The program will begin at 2 p.m. with a dinner to follow. A love offering will be taken. For information, call (330) 383-0921.

Revival continues

at Rush Run

Rush Run Community Chapel’s fall revival continues today at 7 p.m. featuring Mark Hoobler, who also will deliver the message at the 11 a.m. morning worship. The church’s October luncheon will follow.

Roast beef lunch at Brooke church

Christ Episcopal Church, at 1014 Main St., Wellsburg, will sell roast beef lunches from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday.

The cost is $6.50, which includes a sandwich, chips, beverage and a slice of Hawaiian sheet cake. Individual sandwiches are $4.50.

Take-out and delivery to local businesses and shut-ins is available by calling (304) 737-3432 after 8:30 a.m. that day.

Proffitt leads

UMW program

The Richmond United Methodist Women held their monthly meeting in the church fellowship hall on Sept. 26 with Joyce Proffitt leading the annual pledge service program entitled “Light A Candle.”

Three candles, a bible and praying hands were placed on the altar table. The candles, as they were lit, represented faith, hope and love in action. Proffitt discussed the commitment, prayer and passion of the Richmond UMW in mission locally, nationally and internationally.

Betty Hout gave devotions.

President Sue Frye presided at the business meeting where reports were given by Barbara Grimm, Proffitt and Peggy Pratt.

Twyla Pollock gave a report from the nominating committee for 2014 officers.

Marguerite Andres read from the prayer calendar.

The annual fall meeting of the Ohio Valley District UMW will be held Thursday at the Mount Pleasant UMC in Carrollton.

The UMW will host a soup and sandwich day on Nov. 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sandy Burruss closed the meeting with prayer and served refreshments.

The next meeting will be at 2 p.m. on Nov. 21. All women of the church are invited to attend.

Hymnfest Sunday

at Starkdale

Starkdale Presbyterian Church on Sunset Boulevard, Steubenville, will host its 18th-annual hymnfest, a tradition rooted in a suggestion by Paul Visyak, on Sunday at 7 p.m.

The hymnfest is observed on the first Sunday of October as a demonstration of praising God with musical offerings.

Music will be provided by Starkdale’s pianist, Steve Carroll, the Four Friends, Starkdale’s choir, the Friends Choir, On a High Note, Splendid Sound, Morris Knabenshue, Tom Graham and the Starkdale Youth Ministry.

This year’s free will offering will be designated for an All Area Youth Rally being planned by several youth leaders, pastors and others.

Gyro sale set

for Tuesday

The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Philoptochos Society will have its next gyro sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the church located at 300 S. Fourth St., Steubenville.

The gyro sells for $6 each and the koulourakia (twist cookie) is $5 per dozen.

There is free delivery for order of four gyros or more. There will be a 25 cent charge for extra tzatziki sauce.

Orders can be phoned in to (740) 282-9835 or fax to (740) 282-2091. Patrons should allow a minimum of 20 minutes for phone-in and fax orders.

Walk-ins also are welcome.

Special events

at Greater Zion

The Greater Zion Temple Brotherhood will present its “Men Anointed by God” annual men’s weekend on Oct. 12 and 13 at Greater Zion Temple Church located at 500 N. Fifth St., Steubenville.

The guest speaker will be the Rev. M.H. Harrison Sr., pastor of Union Baptist Church in Youngstown.

The Oct. 12 breakfast and workshop for $10 is for men only and gets under way at 9 a.m.

The Oct. 13 events are open to all with morning worship beginning at 10:30 a.m. “Come join where anointed men can fellowship and lift up the mighty name of Jesus,” reads a promotional flyer.

The church’s pastor is Bishop Roy Dawkins.

For information or tickets, call (740) 282-1046.

Mingo church to host concert

Broken Arrow, a band with two CDs under its belt and poised to release a third this fall, will be offering its unique blend of folk, rock and gospel at 6:30 p.m. during a concert on Sunday at Mingo First United Presbyterian Church as a part of an ongoing anniversary celebration there.

The concert is the second in a series of three concerts offered at the Mingo church this year in observance of the 50th anniversary of the church building.

Broken Arrow consists of Mike Styer, Ray Morgan, George Vein, Mark Koslic and Merv Eddy. Karen Shell also plays on the CD. Mike’s daughter, Shelby, also will appear.

“First United Presbyterian’s roots go much further back than 50 years,” said Elder Gary Ryan. “It combined the old Potter Presbyterian Church and the former Slovak Presbyterian Church in 1963. One building had become too small and the other was taken away by a highway project, so they combined to build this building here on McLister Avenue.”

October 27 will mark to the day the first service held in the church building at 650 McLister Ave. in 1963. The church service that morning will follow as closely as possible the order of worship, hymns and music played that day. Previous pastors have been invited to the worship service and the free luncheon that follows.

At 1:30 p.m. that day, Ron Retzer will be performing the third free concert in the series in the sanctuary, according to Pastor Kenn Sickle.

Serve Others

Circle meets

The Serve Others Circle of Kings Daughters and Sons met Sept. 17 at the YWCA for a noon luncheon meeting with five members present. Ruth Ann McLaughlin presided.

Donna Grimm presented “Devotions from the Heart,” referencing her scripture, Ephesians 1:15-16.

McLaughlin distributed a list of hostesses and program leaders for the 2013-14 year. She also gave each member a prayer card and an envelope for collecting used postage stamps for Native American Indians.

Lucille Smith and Grimm gave business reports. Members were reminded to pay dues at the Oct. 15 meeting where Mary Jane Brondos will serve as hostess and program leader.