Church happenings

Special speaker at

Calvary Church

A special service Sunday at Calvary Church located at 255 N. Fifth St., Steubenville, will feature evangelist and pastor Kelly Caywood.

The service will begin at 6 p.m. with worship and special singing by the Calvary Praise and Worship Team, following by the Caywood, a former Texas resident who now resides in Alliance.

Caywood, who serves as pastor of the Apostolic church in Alliance, has traveled extensively throughout the United States for more than 10 years preaching a message of deliverance and transformation “by the awesome power of the Holy Spirit and of the saving grace of Jesus Christ.”

Caywood was a convicted felon who had been incarcerated in 22 different jails and prisons for most of his young adult live. His recently published book, “From Prison to the Pulpit,” tells the story of his struggles as a youth and what led him into the ministry.

St. Paul’s having

luncheon Sunday

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 415 Adams St., Steubenville, will continue its soup and sandwich luncheon on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The menu will feature broccoli cheddar cheese and wedding soup; sandwiches, including sloppy joes; breakfast casseroles; desserts; and beverages.

The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children age 12 and younger. Carryouts are available by calling (740) 282-5366 between the sale hours.

Ron Retzer Trio

to perform Sunday

The Smithfield Community Lenten services will conclude Sunday with a performance by the Ron Retzer Trio at Piney Fork Presbyterian Church on Palm Sunday.

The Retzer trio includes Bob Wolfe and Jennifer Galownia who will be performing following a brief worship service that begins at 7 p.m.

Refreshments will be served following the service.

Sveta Petka Kolo

plans bake sale

Eight members of the Sveta Petka Kolo of Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Church met April 3 to begin planning for the bake sale on May 4 and the summer picnic with the Greek and Russian church women’s groups.

The group designated the Jefferson County Fourth Street Health Center as its monthly charity.

The next meeting will be held May 1 at Eat ‘n Park Restaurant in Steubenville.

Guest revivalist

at Second Baptist

Pastor Curtis Johnson Jr. of New Jerusalem Baptist Church in Sandusky will be the guest revivalist at the 11 a.m. service Sunday at Second Baptist Church, 717 Adams St., Steubenville.

Second Baptist Youth Department is marking its Youth Revival 2014 this weekend to the theme “You’re Never Too Young To Begin Your Walk with God.”

Today’s activities include a roundtable discussion at noon with middle school and high school students welcome to attend. The roundtable is to follow a 10 a.m. girls etiquette mini-workshop to the theme “Being the Young Lady God’s Called Me to Be.”

St. Agnes CWC

holds meeting

Vice President Rose Giampolo presided for the March meeting of St. Agnes Catholic Woman’s Club held in the parish hall. Members attended Mass before the meeting.

Giampolo thanked the hostess committee.

Club members sent one sympathy card and eight get-well cards.

The spring card party set for April 27 in the parish hall was discussed. The theme is “The Good Ol’ Summertime.”

The CWC was to be in charge of refreshments for the ecumenical service at St. Agnes.

It was announced that the March Deanery meeting was canceled.

The spring banquet will be held May 20 at the parish hall.

The club voted to make a donation to Mingo Social Services for the Easter give-a-way.

The Rev. James Dunfee announced that the Lenten series is going well. He gave the closing prayer.

Paula Robson won the drawing, and Barbara Crugnale won the door prize. Both were donated back to the club.

Favors were message pens.

Hostesses were Jane Crisante, Paula Robson, and Karen Sabatino.

The next regular meeting will be held April 22 at Scaffidi’s Restaurant and Tavern.

Ham loaf dinner

at Hill Top

There will be a ham loaf dinner from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Hill Top Fellowship Hall, located at the intersection of county Road 46 and state Route 213, Toronto.

The menu will be ham loaf, scalloped potatoes, green beans, cole slaw, Italian bread, pie, and hot and cold beverages. Patrons can dine in or get takeout.

Donations are accepted.

Production set at Brilliant church

Brilliant Christian Church, 323 High St., Brilliant, will be the setting at 7 p.m. Sunday for the production “The Trial: Have You Reached Your Verdict,” billed as “a unique and contemporary trial of historical proportions.”

It will involve the church’s drama ministry, Emanon Theater, Pastor Marc Tinstman and the nationally known drama team of Skit Guys Inc., comprised of Brian Cropp, Eddie James, Johnny Baker and David Smith.

The drama uses a blend of “a biblical and contemporary look at the fateful trial of Jesus before the Sandherin on Thursday evening of the Passion, often observed as Maundy Thursday by Christians,” according to a news release. “The production, while focusing on much of the historical setting also will wrap much of itself in a mixture of symbols and images, many with a more contemporary flavor in an effort to demonstrate both the relevance and contemporary applications and consequences of that fateful evening upon even us today.”

A love offering will be taken for church youth ministries and future Emanon Theater productions.

Sunday’s production includes the participation of elementary pupils through adults. Tinstman will direct the production that also involves Carla, Cameron and Cooper Grabits, Margaret Nickoson, Emily Everson, Elizabeth Stock, Gaige Francis, Jake Mayle, Amanda Millard, Sabrina and Maranda Lyons, Chrissy Roush, Alexis Roush, Martina Herrlein, Logan and Zane Cunningham, Mallory Reed, Rodney Roe and Ashley.

For information, call (740) 598-4851 or (740) 424-3689. It is open to the public.

Brentwood UMC

site of concert

Brentwood United Methodist Church will hold a Palm Sunday evening concert featuring Doc Roe and Leslie Thermes.

The Sunday concert begins at 6 p.m. at the church, which is located at 148 Stephens St., off Bantam Ridge Road, Wintersville.

The concert is open to the public with free refreshments served afterwards.

T.R.Y. to host Easter egg hunt

The Tiltonsville, Rayland and Yorkville (T.R.Y.) Community of Churches will host the third-annual community Easter egg hunt on April 19 at the Warren Township Park in Tiltonsville.

The hunt starts at noon, but participants can come early with their cameras and get a picture with the Easter Bunny.

Refreshments will be provided for the children. All are welcome.

In the event of inclement weather, the hunt will be held at Tiltonsville United Methodist Church, 106 Grandview Ave., Tiltonsville.

The egg hunt is sponsored by the T.R.Y. Foundation and all area churches.