Churches announce events, activities

Brilliant UMC plans ‘Never Ending Pasta and Salad Bar’ on March 4

Brilliant United Methodist Church will hold its annual “Never Ending Pasta and Salad Bar” on March 4 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the church, which is located at 525 LaBelle St., Brilliant.

Cost of the dinner is $10 for adults and $5 for children age 12 and under.

Choices will be spaghetti, penne or lasagna with marinara sauce, meatballs and a variety of salads and desserts. All proceeds will benefit the sound system for the church.

Special music scheduled Sunday

at First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church of Steubenville will host “Meet at the Cross” featuring Michael James Facciani in song at the 11:30 a.m. service on Sunday.

Songs from Facciani’s new “Vintage Hymns & Woven Words, the World’s First Musical Devotional,” will be featured

The church is located at 334 Cedar Ave., Steubenville, off Lawson Avenue behind the Pleasant Heights ballfield.

Sunday concert at Toronto church

to feature Brian Herrington

Brian Herrington will be featured in concert at 7 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church, located at Sixth and Main streets in Toronto.

‘Love’ devotions for meeting

of Kum Joyne Us Class

The Kum Joyne Us Class of Kolmont Church met Feb. 7 in the fellowship hall.

President Shirley McCartney, who said the blessing for the covered-dish dinner and presided at the meeting, served as a hostess along with Sara Peeler.

McCartney led devotions on “Love,” reading scripture from I John 4:7-8. Prayer requests were fielded, and Peeler opened the meeting with prayer.

Eight members attending answered roll call with a scripture on love.

Monthly reports were given by Sharlene Wade, Virginia Young, Peeler and Ruby Grimes.

The mother-daughter banquet will be held in the fellowship hall on May 9, beginning at 7 p.m. Peeler will serve as chairperson and present more specifics on the event at the March meeting.

Deanna Price will be the hostess for the March 7 meeting.

An auction was held by Peeler after the meeting.

All women of the church are welcome to attend the meetings held on the first Friday of the month.

‘Let’s Fight Together’

presentation in Bergholz

The Bergholz Chestnut Ridge Church will host a Let’s Fight Together Fund rally service on March 2, beginning at 6 p.m.

Thomas “TJ” Anderson of Annapolis will be the guest speaker, sharing how he started the “Let’s Fight Together” fund “to help people in need and let them know they’re not alone in what daily struggles they have, that God is with them as well as people who care.”

Anderson had a kidney transplant about five years ago, which his body rejected in February 2013, putting him back on dialysis and back on the transplant list. He was diagnosed with IGA kidney disease in 2006. “‘Let’s Fight Together” is a fund where 100 percent of the money goes “straight to the causes,” and donations are tax-deductible, according to Anderson.

Anderson said he generated interest in the “Let’s Fight Together” idea through Facebook. Tiger eyes are the logo because with “God in us we give somebody the eye of the tiger to keep fighting no matter what their fight. They’re never fighting alone.”

Anderson would like to share his message at other churches and venues. For information, contact Anderson at

The service in Bergholz will include singing by Chelsea Matta, Margie Nighman and Chris Anderson. A covered-dish meal will follow. Everyone is welcome to attend.

An upcoming fundraiser for “Let’s Fight Together” is a cabbage roll dinner benefit set for 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on March 16 at the Bergholz Volunteer Fire Department.

The meal will include two cabbage rolls, mashed potatoes, green beans, a drink and dessert for $8. Additional cabbage rolls will be available for $2 each.

Takeout will be available.

There also will be 6-inch meatball sandwich hoagies for $5.

The fundraiser also will include a 50-50 drawing and an auction featuring Pittsburgh Steelers items.

All proceeds benefit the fund.

Quinn observing

Black History Month

In observance of Black History Month, the youth of Quinn AME Church located at 515 North St., Steubenville, will perform a skit in honor of Bishop William Paul Quinn, the church’s namesake who served as the fourth bishop in the AME church.

The skit will be performed during Sunday services.

Dorothy Collins, dean of TRIO programs and academic advising at Eastern Gateway Community College, will be the guest speaker, offering Black History moments.

The Rev. Raymond Mickens is the church’s pastor.

Patricia Fletcher is the president of the lay organization.

William Paul Quinn was elected and consecrated in 1944 and was instrumental in the development of the Third Episcopal District.

Quinn Memorial AME was established in 1923. Under Quinn’s leadership, the church was admitted to the 1924 general conference.

In 1830, the first school for black children was formed in Steubenville, according to information provided. Quinn Memorial also was a part of the Underground Railroad.

Weirton church holding

Black History Songfest

St. Peter AME Church welcomes local residents to attend a Black History Songfest beginning at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the church located at 1053 County Road, Weirton.

Black history will be explored through song and presentation.

Churches announce events, activities

Pancake breakfast at Holy Family

The Knights of Columbus St. John Neumann Council No. 11828 will host a pancake breakfast at Holy Family Church, Malara Hall, Steubenville, after the Masses on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Proceeds benefit the Urban Underground youth pilgrimage to Our Lady of Lebanon Shrine in North Jackson, Ohio.

Breakfast cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children and $25 for families.

Church to hold sandwich sale

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

The cost is $6.50, which includes sandwich, chips, beverage and a slice of mandarin orange sheet cake. Individual sandwiches are $4.50 each. Take-out and delivery, to local businesses and shut-ins, is available by calling (304) 737-3432 after 8:30 a.m. that day.

Gyro sale scheduled 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.

Ham dinner at Weirton church

St. Thomas Episcopal Church will hold a ham dinner from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 21 at the church located on Three Springs Drive, Weirton.

Dinner includes ham, scalloped potatoes, green beans, applesauce and bread and butter and coffee and tea. The cost is $8. Soda or bottled water is available for $1 and dessert is 50 cents.

For information, call (304) 723-4120.

Fish dinners set during Lent

St. Thomas Episcopal Church will hold fish dinners from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 7, 14, 21 and 28 and April 4, 11 and 18 at the church located at Three Springs Drive, Weirton.

The meal includes fish, French fries, cole slaw and coffee and tea. The cost is $8. Soda or bottled water is available for $1, and dessert is 50 cent.

Take-out will be available.

For information, call (304) 723-4120.

Valentine dinner at Sugar Grove UMC

Mark your calendar for Feb. 15.

There will be a Valentine Dinner that day at the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church, beginning at 5 p.m., according to Pastor James Willson.

Food and entertainment will be provided. This event is open to the public.

Those interested in attending should RSVP by Thursday by calling either (740) 544-5037 or (740) 544-5992. “Please leave a message if an answering machine picks up the call,” Willson said.

Sugar Grove UMC church is located on county Road 68, to the right at the top off of state Route 152 out of Empire.

Hammondsville UMC sets winter picnic

Hammondsville United Methodist Church’s winter picnic will be held Sunday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Saline Township Complex in Hammondsville.

The public is invited to the covered-dish event.

Concert to feature Brian Herrington

Brian Herrington will be featured in concert at 7 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church, located at Sixth and Main streets in Toronto.

Masonic lodge plans benefit dinner

The Unionport Masonic Lodge No. 333 located on county Road 39, Unionport, will hold a benefit spaghetti dinner on Feb. 22 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The menu will include spaghetti and meat sauce, salad, bread and butter, cake and ice cream.

Carryout will be available.

All proceeds will benefit the The Children’s Dyslexia Center at the Masonic Temple located at 227 N. Fourth St., Steubenville. The center provides reading remediation for those children who learn differently because of dyslexia. The group also provides Orton-Gillingham training for teachers and other qualified people. The tutor-training program is internationally accredited. Pilot training programs also are available to any interested school district, a spokesperson explained.

Parents, teachers and school districts can contact the dyslexia center’s office for information at (740) 282-4875.

Ash Wednesday luncheon planned

Zion United Church of Christ, 139 N. Fifth St., Steubenville, will host a soup and sandwich luncheon on Ash Wednesday, March 5, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The menu will feature a choice of homemade3 beef vegetable soup or potato soup, $2; choice of chipped ham barbecue or egg salad sandwiches, $2; Jell-O salad and dessert, $1; and coffee, tea, bottled water or pop, 50 cents.

Patrons can dine in or get takeout.

Advance orders can be placed by calling (740) 282-1793. The sanctuary will be open from noon to 12:30 p.m. with meditational music being played.