Church news from throughout the area

Food fundraiser on Edison

home football game days

NEW SOMERSET — New Somerset United Methodist Church, 4378 township Road 241, New Somerset, is planning five drive-through submarine sandwich sale fundraiser, coordinating them to be held on the days of home football games for the Edison High School Wildcats.

The sale dates are Aug. 31, Sept. 14, Sept. 21, Sept. 28 (homecoming) and Oct. 5.

“We are accepting advance orders that can be picked up from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the church the day of the game, or you can come and purchase a meal deal at the church from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the drive-through sale the day of the game,” explained Pastor Jim Willson.

For questions or to pre-order, call (740) 282-0795, leaving a name and number if there is no answer.

The last date to pre-order sandwiches for each game are Aug. 27, Sept. 10, Sept. 17, Sept. 24 and Oct. 1. The sandwich meal deal will be: one sandwich, (choice of a ham and cheese sub or a turkey and cheese sub); one snack size of chips (choice of regular chips, cool ranch or nacho cheese; one sweet treat; and a beverage (choice of can of pop or bottled water).

Guest to discuss Samaritan’s

Purse at Follansbee church

FOLLANSBEE — A representative of Samaritan’s Purse who benefited from its Operation Christmas Child program will speak about the charity at 7 p.m. Sunday at Sycamore Tree Church, 2854 Eldersville Road.

Each year the program provides thousands of shoeboxes filled with gifts for less fortunate children around the world. The church has participated in it for six years and served as a dropoff location for donations during the last three.

The church’s pastor is Steve Modranski.

Executive board of Church

Women United to meet

WEIRTON — The executive board of Church Women United of Weirton will meet at 10 a.m. on Sept. 7 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 300 Three Springs Drive, with St. Peter’s A.M.E. Church.

All board members are encouraged to attend. For information, contact Carol Village or Olivia Carter. Cathy Cooper is the unit president.

Woman’s club committee

visits Weirton Geriatric Center

WEIRTON — The religious values committee of the Weirton Woman’s Club visited the residents of the Weirton Geriatric Center for August.

Mary Ellen Groves led the residents in songs. Carol Village read “Noah and the Flood” from the Pearl S. Buck story Bible. It was followed by the Lord’s prayer.

Groves and Village served refreshments, assisted by staff members of the center.

The next visit will be Sept. 13.

Chicken and biscuit dinner at

Bell Chapel United Methodist

STEUBENVILLE — Bell Chapel United Methodist Church, 3419 state Route 213, will host its chicken and biscuit dinner from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 8. The dinner cost is $10 for adults and $7 for children ages 7-12. Children 6 and younger eat for free. Patrons can dine in or get takeout. The phone number is (740) 283-2239.