What’s going on in the area
Wellsburg Christian Church, at 10th and Charles streets, will hold a breakfast Nov. 23 to raise funds for the Mozingo family, who lost a daughter and their home in the Oct. 11 natural gas explosion.
It will be held from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., and the menu will include eggs, sausage, hash browns, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, toast, coffee, milk and juice, The cost is a donation of the donor’s choice.
There also will be baked goods for sale.
St. Thomas Church located on Three Springs Drive in Weirton, has announced two upcoming food-related events.
The church is hosting a turkey dinner from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Nov. 8.
The menu includes turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, stuffing, dinner rolls and coffee for $8. A meal for children ages 12 and under is $4.
Desserts will be available for purchase. Takeout orders also will be available. For information or orders, call the church at (304) 723-4120.
The church will hold a Christmas soup and sandwich luncheon from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 16. Soups will include beef vegetable and wedding soup. Sandwiches include meatball hoagie and ham barbecue. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children under 12.
A Christmas bake and craft sale also will be held.
Soup is $6 for a quart. Take-out is available.
To order a quart of soup, call the church at (304) 723-4120 or Lynn Bish at (304) 797-9785.
St. Agnes CWC
President Joanne Raha presided for the October meeting of the St. Agnes Catholic Woman’s Club that was held in the parish hall.
Raha offered the welcome, the opening and closing prayers and led in opening exercises.
The club received correspondence on the DCCW Adopt-A-Seminarian Program and discussed CWC Appreciation Day.
Denise Galownia reported on her success with recruiting helpers to make pumpkin rolls for the sale that ended Oct. 30. Shift Chairmen Barbara Crugnale, Joanne Raha and Jackie Parks were congratulated for the work they did as were Dolly McCormack and Rose Barsnack who made the filling.
Raha and Jeannette Yanssens gave a report on the “Day with the Bishop.”
The club’s Christmas party will be held Dec. 3 at the church hall.
In place of the retreat, a Day of Spirituality will be held instead on April 5 at St. Mary’s in St. Clairsville.
Information was given on the DCCW convention. The convention pre-dinner will be held June 3 at Froehlich’s Classic Corner, and the convention itself will be held June 4 at Holy Family Church with new officers elected.
Mary Karovic was the drawing winner, and Jeanne Mazik won the door prize.
Halloween gift bags were given as favors.
Pat Cramblett, Karovic, Mazik and Carm Wheaton served as hostesses.
The next meeting will be held Nov. 19 because of Thanksgiving week.
Five members of the Serve Others Circle met Oct. 17 at the YWCA for a noon luncheon meeting with Ruth Ann McLaughlin presiding and reading from the Silver Cross.
She reported that Laura Harper, a freshman at Colorado State University who received a scholarship from Kings Daughters and Sons, expressed appreciation for the opportunity to apply for the scholarship.
Reports were given by Donna Grimm, treasurer, and Lucille Smith, secretary.
Martha Jane Brondos was hostess, program chairman and devotion leader. For devotions she read a story entitled A New Look at the 23rd Psalm.” Each member received a copy.
Brondos also presented a video of her granddaughter, Susan Yoho, a ballet student at Pittsburgh Ballet Theater. Members watched “Swan Lake,” which will be performed on Nov. 27 at the Benedum Theater.
The next meeting will be held Nov. 19 with McLaughlin serving as hostess and program leader.
Special event at
Calvary Church located at 255 N, Fifth St., Steubenville, will host a special speaker at its 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. services on Nov. 10, according to Pastor John Kotsanos.
The services, which are open to the public, will feature Mark Condon, a worship leader, songwriter and recording artist from Groveport, Ohio.
“Condon has affected choirs, worship services and individuals literally all over the world. Choirs like Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, Christ Church Choir, Phoenix First Assembly, Bellevue Baptist Choir, Saddleback Choir, World Harvest Church, Tokyo Baptist and artists such as Karen Wheaton, Bishop Clarence McClendon, Judy Jacobs, Mike Purkey, and many more have recorded and used his songs,” according to information provided by church pastor the Rev. John Kotsanos..
“I Came to Magnify,” “Lord We Give You Glory,” “There Is a God,” “Giving My Best,” “Feel the Joy” and “Rain Lord” are among the songs “that have powered their way through churches all across this country because of the simple but strong messages they deliver,” according to Kotsanos.
Condon and his wife, Carol, have four children: daughters Miquel and sons Jared, Bryce and Chase. The couple live in the Columbus area and were both on staff at Turnpoint Church in Groveport for many years as worship pastors, recently resigning to pursue other avenues of ministry.
Vigil for those
affected by suicide
A Candlelight Vigil of Healing for those affected by suicide will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Wellsburg Town Square.
Participants are asked to bring a candle and are encouraged to bring a picture of their loved ones.
In its second year, the event is organized by Judith Aracich, whose son died by suicide 11 years ago. She has arranged for local clergy, suicide survivors and others to speak at the vigil.
Those attending are welcome to share a prayer, poem, story or song related to their loved ones. For information, contact Aracich at (614) 582-7964.
Aracich noted 37 suicides were reported in Brooke County from 2000 to 2009, but many suicides are unreported. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, suicide is the 11th leading cause of death in America and third leading cause of death among Americans, ages 10-24.
Dinner offered to area veterans
The GFWC WV Bethany Woman’s Club will honor military veterans with a free dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 12 at Bethany Memorial Church. All veterans are welcome.
Men of Destiny
to meet Nov. 9
Men of Destiny of the House of Faith, located at 1913 Estelle Ave., Steubenville, will meet at 9 a.m. on Nov. 9.
All men are invited to attend to the nondenominational gathering.
“Come and see how we can better our relationship with Christ, witness to others, help our neighbors, improve our community, build bonds of friendship with men inside and outside of our church with Christian fellowship,” said Ron Boyuk, president.
For information, call (740) 264-5070.