What’s happening at area churches
St. John Fisher
St. John Fisher Catholic Church will host a spaghetti dinner on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.
Cost is $6 for adults age 12 and up; $3 for children age 3 to 11; and free for those age 3 and under.
There will be a country kitchen, drawings and a Chinese auction. Carryouts will be available by calling (740) 765-4142.
The church is located on 7457 state Route 152 South, Richmond.
set to perform
Splendid Sound will perform in concert on Oct. 20 at 9:45 a.m. at Toronto North River Avenue Christian Church.
The concert will be in place of the regular church service with the group presenting a religious message through their program of old and new Southern gospel songs. It is open to the public.
The quartet is comprised of Jim Ray, David Meyer, Craig McCasland and Chelsea Clegg and has been performing together for six years in local churches as well as in the Wheeling, Weirton, Canton, Youngstown and Columbus area.
Regular church Sunday school classes will follow promptly at 11 a.m.
Pastor to be
The officers and members of St. Paul A.M.E. Church in Smithfield will host a Pastor’s Appreciation Day service to honor the Rev. L. A. Gatewood, on Sunday at 4 p.m.
The program will be held at the Smithfield Christian Church on High Street and will feature music by the Singing Wonders of Canton.
The celebration is open to the public.
Brentwood United Methodist Church at 148 Stephens St., Wintersville, will host a special concert on Sunday beginning at 6 p.m.
It will feature Doc Roe and the Trumpets of Joy Quartet, which has opened for the Blind Boys of Mississippi and has been in ministry since 1952.
Refreshments will be served afterwards. For information, call the church at (740) 264-4531.
St. Peter CWC plans card party
The St. Peter Church Catholic Woman’s Club held its regular monthly meeting on Oct. 1 in the church hall with Linda Edgar, president, leading the opening and closing prayers.
Reservations were taken for “A Day with Bishop Monforton,” which will held Thursday at St. Teresa of Avila Church in Cadiz.
Plans were finalized for the CWC card party to be held Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. in the church hall. The club voted to donate a portion of the proceeds from it to the St. Peter landscaping project.
Oct. 27 also is CWC Sunday and the first day of WRAP Week, an acronym for White Ribbons Against Pornography.
A report was given on the Mother of Hope Deanery meeting, as well as the Madonna Plan and Cusco collections. Bea Antol presented possible changes to the SDCCW bylaws as proposed by the deanery.
Athena Nation won the 50/50 drawing.
The next meeting will be held at noon on Nov. 5 in the church hall. Hostesses will be Marlee Penebaker and Patricia Polimeni.
Fall festival at
The First Presbyterian Church of New Cumberland is hosting a fall festival from noon until 3 p.m. today at the church located at 202 Court St., New Cumberland.
Admission and food are free, and there will be a variety of vendors along with activities for children, including a bounce house, pumpkin decorating and corn hole.
A “Sweetest Day” spaghetti dinner will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Oct. 19 at George’s Run United Methodist Church located at 1436 state Route 151, Mingo Junction, at the bottom of Tarr Hill. The menu will include spaghetti, salad, bread and dessert. Donations will be accepted.
Hopewell UMC to
Hopewell United Methodist Church, located on Jefferson County road 16, Rayland, will host a Gospelfest on Oct. 20, beginning at 6 p.m.
“We welcome everyone to come and join us as we lift up the name of the Lord in song and word,” said Pastor Jim Hoff.
A time of fellowship will follow the event.
For information, contact Hoff at (740) 633-2686 or (740) 310-6949.
Triumph of Cross
First Coordinator Terri Fernandes presided at the Oct. 1 meeting of the Triumph of the Cross Catholic Women’s Club, expressing appreciation to all those who helped with the card party, especially Catholic Central High School students.
Treasurer Mickie Sellaroli presented Nancy Ciamacco with a gift of appreciation from the CWC for the work she did in collecting the gifts for the event.
The guest speaker at the meeting was Amy Mihalyo of the Jefferson County Senior Services Arts and Activity Center on Hollywood Boulevard, Steubenville. She discussed the various activities and programs offered at the center and distributed informational brochures and the monthly newsletter.
CWC Sunday will be observed at the 10:30 a.m. Oct. 27 Mass at Holy Name Cathedral. Lunch will be held at Zalenski’s Family Eatery and Pub afterwards.
On the subject of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Fernandes noted that the Rev. Larry Snyder, president of Catholic Charities USA, is encouraging everyone to write, Tweet or Facebook elected officials – Sen. Sherrod Brown, 713 Hart Senate Office Bldg., and Sen. Rob Portman, 448 Russell Senate Office Bldg., Washington, DC 20510 – to continue funding the nutritional assistance program.
Members were told to find the latest updates by following the CCUSA Social Policy Department on Twitter @EndPoverty!; by visiting; the Catholic Charities homepage at http:www.catholiccharitiesusa.org; or by calling Catholic Charities USA at (703) 549-1390 for information.
In a pastor’s report, the Rev. Thomas Nau thanked Fernandes and all who helped with the card party. He also asked for a group of volunteers to help plan receptions and dinners for the priestly ordination in May 2014.
Dorothy McDonough, Sue Stanko and Nancy Ciamacco were prize winners.
Whiteman to sing at N.C. church
Marvin Whiteman, singer-songwriter and pianist, will perform at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Oakland Presbyterian Church located on Wylie Ridge Road, New Cumberland.
Whiteman became a Christian in 1980 and worked for the International Christian Braille Mission before leaving in 1996 to pursue a music ministry. He has been a song leader at revivals, retreats, church meetings, vacation Bible schools, church camps and dinners.
Fellowship will follow in the church’s fellowship hall. For information, contact Mission and Evangelism Chair Isobel Bell at (304) 748-4073. The Rev. Randy Krebs is the pastor.
set for Oct. 20
St. Anthony Catholic Church Knights of Columbus will hold a spaghetti dinner from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 20 at the St. Francis Centre located at 805 Lee Road, Follansbee.
The cost of the all-you-can-eat dinner us $8 for adults with children under 7 admitted for free.
For takeout orders, call (304) 527-1279.
Ham loaf dinner
at Hill Top
There will be a ham loaf dinner at the Hill Top Fellowship Hall at the intersection of county Road 46 and state Route 213, Toronto, on Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The menu will be ham loaf, scalloped potatoes, green beans, coleslaw, applesauce, Italian bread, homemade pie, and hot and cold beverages. Patrons can dine in or get takeout. Donations will be accepted to go toward the replacement of windows at the manse.
St. Agnes CWC
Joanne Raha presided for the September meeting of St. Agnes Catholic Woman’s Club that was held in the parish hall.
The Rev. James Dunfee gave the opening prayer and closing prayer and led the group in opening ceremonies.
Thank-you’s were received from the families of Dale O’Malley, Frances Slivka, Frances Galownia and Genevieve Zimnox.
The pumpkin roll sales are in progress. Denise Galownia brought the sign-up sheets. Members are still needed to help some days in the morning and evening.
The club voted to give a donation to the Mingo Knights of Columbus, which is having a reverse drawing.
Those who participated thought the parish trip to Erie was “fabulous.”
A report was given on the Deanery meeting held at St. Agnes.
The Day with Bishop Monforton will be Thursday, an event sponsored by Mother of Hope Deanery CWC. Reservations are required.
Raha will be giving monthly information on upcoming changes to the bylaws. Dunfee gave a report on the Parish Mission from Dec. 8-12.
The winner of the drawing was Jackie Parks, and Dolly McCormack won the door prize.
Hostesses for the evening were Rose Marie Chappano, Rose Giampolo and Eileen Moody.
The next meeting will be held Oct. 22 in the parish hall with Pat Cramblett, Mary Karovic, Jeanne Mazik and Paula Robson as hostesses.
at Word of Life
Financial Peace University, a class developed and taught by renowned talk show host and financial advisor Dave Ramsey, will be offered to the Valley beginning Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. with weekly classes to be held at Word of Life Fellowship, 565 Lovers Lane, Steubenville.
“Through approximately 1 hour-long classes filled with video teaching, class discussion and interactive small group activities, Financial Peace University presents practical steps to get from where you are to where you’ve dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely and much more,” a spokesman said.
A press release notes that Financial Peace University is a nine-week program that has been taken by millions of people nationwide. During the course of the class, the average family pays off $5,300 of debt and saves $2,700.
Class topics include “Super Saving,” “Relating with Money,” “Dumping Debt,” “Retirement and College Planning,” and “Real Estate and Mortgages.”
The first class is offered free of charge. To continue the study after the first week, a $99 fee will be collected to cover class materials and online membership. To register or for information, call (740) 264-1227 or e-mail email@example.com.
International evangelist Keith Fletcher of Louisiana will be the featured speaker for special services planned Sunday at Calvary Church located at 255 N. Fifth St., Steubenville.
He will minister at services set for 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Licensed with the United Pentecostal Church International, Fletcher evangelizes full time, traveling through the United States as well as to other countries.
“TTC (Things To Come) Ministries is an evangelistic end-time themed-focused ministry relying heavily on the moving of the Spirit for God’s will and purpose to be accomplished! Evangelist Keith Fletcher’s goal in each service is to be sensitive to the Holy Ghost for a move of God!,” according to a news release.