Sunrise service at
Bell Chapel UMC
Bell Chapel United Methodist Church, state Route 213, Steubenville, will host a sunrise service at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday in addition to its worships at 9:15 a.m. and 11 a.m.
at Mount Zion Baptist
Mount Zion Baptist Church, 221 N. Seventh St., Steubenville, will hold spring revival services Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at the church beginning at 7 p.m. each night.
The guest revivalist will be the Rev. Joe L. Brown of the Faith Baptist Church in Hempstead, N.Y.
The services will feature guest choirs from the Tri-State Area with songs of praise. For information, call the church a (740) 282-9244.
The Rev. Norries A. Hood Sr. is the church's pastor.
Evening of Easter
music at Sugar Grove
The Sugar Grove United Methodist Church Choir will present an evening of Easter music on Sunday at 7 p.m. at the church, which is located on county Road 68.
The evening will include scripture readings, congregational singing and special numbers by the choir.
It is open to he public.
Colliers UMC to hold
Colliers United Methodist Church at 318 Pennsylvania Ave., Colliers, (across from the post office) will hold an Easter sunrise service Sunday.
Individuals wanting to attend should meet at the church at 6:15 a.m. to walk or ride to the place where they will be held at 6:30 a.m.
A light breakfast will follow.
The church choir will perform the Easter cantata "Alive In Christ" during the regular Easter service at 9:30 a.m.
Women of Harmony plan
banquet, rummage sale
Two May events were planned when the Mingo Junction Women of Harmony held its April meeting in the church's social hall with President Mary Joy VanDyne presiding.
The annual Mother-Daughter Banquet will be held May 8, beginning at 6:30 p.m. It will be catered by Manfred's, and Rachael Beck, a country Christian singer, will be the entertainer for the evening program.
The church's two-day rummage sale will be held in the church's social hall from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on May 2 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 3.
The meeting was opened with prayer with Ethel Kerwood reading from Billy Graham's devotional book entitled, "Hope for Each Day."
VanDyne, program leader, distributed an article entitled "Holy Week" and detailing Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
VanDyne reported that Urban Mission Ministries' Feinstein Challenge will continue through the end of April; the Easter lilies were delivered to the shut-ins; and the church members ordered Easter lilies to decorate the church on Easter Sunday.
Ginny Howell was the hostess.
No meetings will be scheduled during the summer months. The next scheduled meeting will be in September when VanDyne will be the leader and Kerwood, the hostess.
Colliers church to hold ramp dinner on April 26
Spring is here, and lovers of ramps know that's the time to harvest the wild onion.
It's also time for Olde St. John's Episcopal Church's annual Ramp Festival, which will be held from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. April 26.
Visitors to the church, which is at the intersection of Eldersville and St. John's roads, Colliers, will find ramps served with ham, bacon, potatoes, beans or cornbread; and on sausage sandwiches or hot dogs.
Plain hot dogs also will be available for those who aren't adventurous, and a variety of deserts will be available to all.
Darcy Riggs, who coordinates the event with the help of many church members, encourages everyone to try the ramp dishes.
Riggs admitted she "avoided ramps for a long time because they had such a bad reputation among kids I grew up with. But when they're cooked, they have a slightly sweet taste. They're still peppery and garlicky but they're not as harsh when cooked."
Riggs said she has used ramps in a variety of dishes, often as a substitute for garlic, including spaghetti, potato soup and a grilled flatbed pizza.
She noted ramps are a staple in Appalachian cooking and are known as wild leeks in Pennsylvania.
Visitors can partake of the meal at the church or order it to go. Take-out orders may be made that day by calling (304) 527-4747.
History of the Easter egg
topic for Kum Joyne Us
The Kum Joyne Us Class of Kolmont Church met April 4 in the fellowship hall with Shirley McCartney, president, presiding and offering the blessing for the covered-dish dinner.
Sharlene Wade read a poem entitled "The Third Man."
Maureen Black led devotions, explaining the history of the Easter egg. Eggs, in general, were symbols of fertility and rebirth. The hard shell symbolizes the sealed tomb. "They are dyed red to remind us of the blood that Jesus shed on the cross for our sins. The cracking of the egg symbolizes His resurrection. It is hollow just like they found the tomb. For Christians it symbolizes Jesus rose from the grave so that we can have eternal life," Black said.
Black read scripture from Matthew 28:6 and read "Ring Happy Bells."
Prayer requests were taken, and Ruby Grimes opened the meeting with prayer. There were eight members present who answered roll call with scripture.
Wade, Alice Brandon, Sara Peeler and Grimes gave monthly reports.
The mother/daughter banquet will be held in the fellowship hall on May 9 at 7 p.m. Peeler, chairperson, said the prices for the dinner will be $15 for adults and $5 for children age 10 and younger. Michelle Trinkonis will cater the dinner.
McCartney closed the meeting with prayer.
The next meeting will be held May 2.
An auction was held by Peeler.
Hopedale churches plan
Easter sunrise service
The Hopedale Presbyterian, United Methodist and Sacred Heart Catholic churches will join together for a 7 a.m. sunrise service on Easter Sunday, April 20, at the Presbyterian church.
A breakfast will follow in the church basement.
It is open to the public.
For information, call Alen Sparrow at (740) 937-2703.
Driven Quartet set to
perform at Carrollton church
Driven Quartet of Indian Trail, N.C., will present a Southern gospel concert beginning at 6:30 p.m. on April 27 at the Carrollton Bible Chapel, 365 Steubenville Road, S.E., Carrollton.
Driven's members have been singing professionally for more than 20 years, including with Danny Funderburk and Mercy's Way, the Anchormen and Lumber River.
The members created Driven Ministries in 2006, beginning a full-time career to present the gospel through music. They will perform a blend of contemporary and old favorites.
Driven Quartet has performed in churches, arenas, county fairs and on cruises and in auditoriums throughout the United States, Canada and abroad.
Two food items are requested for admission to be donated to Loaves and Fishes, the local food pantry. A love offering also will be taken.
For information, call the church at (330) 627-7376 or Richard and Judy Cunningham at (330) 323-9253 or (330) 739-4005.
E.S. Center site of Let's Fight Together service
A rally church service at the East Springfield Community Center will be held April 28 beginning at 6 p.m.
It is organized by T.J. Anderson of the Let's Fight Together charity and will feature Denise McCourt discussing teen challenges. Musical selections will be performed by Chelsea Matta, Adam Kiaski and Mariah Mantos.
Admission is by donation.
The center is located on county Road 39 next to the East Springfield Volunteer Fire Department.