Church news from throughout the area

Shiloh Apostolic to mark

90th church anniversary

WEIRTON — Shiloh Apostolic Faith Assembly, 3000 Weir Ave., will celebrate its 90th church anniversary on Sept. 9.

The Rev. D.W. Cummings will speak at the 12:30 p.m. service, and guest speaker Bishop James Gaiters will speak for the 5 p.m. service.

Gaiters is diocesan for the state of Ohio churches of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Inc. He pastors Grace Apostolic Church in Columbus.

Local and former members of Shiloh will participate during the celebration, which is open to the public.

Weirton church announces

fall gospel meeting schedule

WEIRTON — The Weirton Heights Church of Christ will present a fall gospel meeting with Evangelist Dan Kissinger beginning Oct. 14 and continuing through Oct. 19.

This year’s theme is “Characteristics of a Growing Church.” Lesson topics will be:

Oct: 14: 9:30 a.m., “Church Growth Defined — The Mission of the Church;” 10:30 a.m., “Church Growth Requires Defined Goals;” and 6:30 p.m., “Church Growth Needs a Strong Eldership;”

Oct. 15: 7 p.m., “Church Growth Needs Dedicated Deacons;”

Oct. 16: 7 p.m., “Church Growth Needs Well Studied Teachers;”

Oct. 17: 7 p.m., “Church Growth Demands Committed Members;”

Oct. 18: 7 p.m., “Church Growth Requires Dedicated Workers;” and

Oct. 19: 7 p.m., “Church Growth Requires Watching Out for False Teachers.”

The church is located at 3169 Pennsylvania Ave. The phone number is (304) 723-1160.

Gift of Years Fellowship

sponsoring speaker series

WEIRTON — The Gift of Years Fellowship of First Christian Church in Weirton will be sponsoring a speaker series over the next three months that is open to the public.

The events will be held in the First Christian Church fellowship hall at 3252 Main St., all of them beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Topics to be addressed include living wills, medical power of attorney, trusts versus conventional wills and funeral pre-planning.

The first session will be held Sept. 20 and feature Cindy Fairclough, a licensed social worker from Trinity Health System. She will explain living wills and medical power of attorney. There will be a notary public on hand to assist with forms.

The second session will be held Oct. 18 and will feature Pam Zagula, a Weirton attorney who specializes in elder law and estate planning. Zagula will discuss trusts versus conventional wills.

The final session on Nov. 1 will feature Doug Finton, funeral director at Steele and Wolfe Funeral Home. He will discuss funeral pre-planning.

All the sessions will have a question-and-answer period. Refreshments will be provided.

For information, contact Paula Brown at (304) 748-0783 or Janet Ford at (304) 527-3995.

Gospel trio to perform Sept. 8 at Carrollton Bible Chapel

CARROLLTON — The Taylors, a young gospel trio from North Carolina, will perform in concert on Sept. 8 at Carrollton Bible Chapel.

The performance begins at 6:30 p.m. at the church, located at 365 Steubenville Road, S.E., Carrollton. Two food items are requested for admission, to be donated to Loaves and Fishes, a local food pantry.

A love offering will be received during the evening, and a door prize will be awarded.

For information, call the church at (330) 627-7376 or Richard and Judy Cunningham at (330) 323-9253 or (330) 323-5610.

A sibling gospel group, the Taylors are from Lillington, N.C., and travel the southern gospel circuit, performing about 200 concerts a year. In March they were featured on the cover of Singing News, a nationally known Southern gospel publication.

Shekinah Glory of God study set to begin at Paris church

PARIS — The Shekinah Glory of God, a study in 12 lessons, will begin Tuesday and continue through Nov. 27 at Paris Presbyterian Church, 127 Steubenville Pike.

Shekinah Glory refers to the visible manifestation of God’s presence, according to the Rev. Susan Spencer-Smith, leader of the study that will be in the fellowship hall from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays except Nov. 20, when Thanksgiving recess will be observed.

Study topics will include God’s Shekinah glory in the Garden of Eden, with Moses during the Exodus events, the tabernacle and ark, the Solomonic temple, the second temple, the birth and ministry of Jesus Christ and other prophetic events and pronouncements. The biblical scholarship of Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum in his book “The Footsteps of the Messiah: A Study of the Sequence of Prophetic Events” will be featured. The study is free and open to the public. All materials will be provided. The fellowship hall is handicap accessible. Guests are welcome to attend any or all study sessions. No homework will be required. The Rev. Tina Hosler is pastor. For information, call the church at (724) 729-3450.