Community news from around the area

Community Easter VBS

at Wellsburg UMC

WELLSBURG — The Wellsburg Community Vacation Bible School team announces its 2019 Easter VBS event “He Lives” will be held from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on April 12 at Wellsburg United Methodist Church, located at 11th and Charles streets.

Open to children age 4 through sixth grade, the one-evening event will help the children learn about the events of Holy Week and “the reasons for our joy and faith that ‘He Lives’ through stories, songs, crafts and skits. A light meal also will be provided.

To pre-register, call Wellsburg UMC at (304) 737-0488 to leave the names, ages and number of children attending. Parents also may pick up a registration form at any of the following churches: First Presbyterian Church, Christ Episcopal, Franklin and Wellsburg United Methodist Churches, St. John’s Catholic, Community of Christ, First Baptist Church of Wellsburg and Wellsburg Christian Church.

Pleasant Valley UMC

to hold rummage sale

WEIRTON — Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church, 101 Lisa Court, will be holding its semi-annual quality rummage sale for two weekends.

The sale dates include today from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 6.

The sale dates on the second weekend are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 12 and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 13.

“There will be loads of quality household items, decorations, jewelry, clothing and a lot more,” a spokesperson said. There also will be a bake sale.

Wednesday meals served at

Weirton Heights church

WEIRTON — The Weirton Heights Memorial Baptist Church, 121 Ivy St., will serve a meal and dessert for $2 per person every Wednesday. The meals begin at 5:30 p.m. The evening of fellowship is open to the public.

This week’s meal includes wedding soup, sweet Italian sausage sandwiches and assorted desserts.

Mount Zion UMC to hold yard,

ood sale at Jefferson Lake

RICHMOND — Mount Zion United Methodist Church of Irondale will be holding a yard sale and food sale at Jefferson Lake park in Richmond from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 13.

The date has been changed.

It will be held in the shelterhouse by the ballfield.

The fundraiser will feature yard sale and food items with cost by donation. All proceeds will benefit Urban Mission Ministries’ Mission Rejoice.

For information, call (740) 768-2267 or (740) 544-5132.

Chicken and biscuit dinner

today at Bell Chapel UMC

STEUBENVILLE — Bell Chapel United Methodist Church, 3419 state Route 213, will hold its annual chicken and biscuit dinner from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. today.

The cost is $10 for adults; $7 for children ages 7-12; and free for 6 and younger. Patrons can dine in or get takeout. The church’s phone number is (740) 283-2239.

Pancake breakfast, egg hunt

in Richmond on April 13

RICHMOND — Boy Scout Troop 20, sponsored by the Richmond United Methodist Church, will host a fundraiser pancake breakfast with the Easter bunny and partner with the church’s outreach committee to host an Easter egg hunt.

Both happen on April 13 with the pancake breakfast by donation being held from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall of the church, located at 112 S. Sugar St. The Easter bunny and a photographer will be on hand for pictures.

Proceeds from the breakfast will help Scouts attend the Boy Scout Camp at Fort Steuben Scout Reservation in Tippecanoe, Harrison County.

The Easter egg hunt will be held rain or shine in the village gazebo and park area along Main Street. It is open to children through fourth grade with four egg hunt areas to accommodate ages zero to 3; preschool and kindergarten; first and second grades; and third and fourth grades.

Registration will be conducted from 10 a.m. until the start of the egg hunt shortly after 10:30 a.m. Door prizes will be awarded in each age group.

Easter craft, vendor show, food

sale April 13 in Hammondsville

HAMMONDSVILLE — Pine Grove United Methodist Church will hold its annual Easter craft and vendor show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 13 at the Saline Township Complex in Hammondsville.

There will be a variety of crafts, baked goods and Easter candy along with wood crafts and furniture, needlework, primitive art, floral crafts, jewelry, candles, quilting crafts, garden crafts and homemade jellies and jams.

Vendors interested in participating can contact Char at (740) 544-6222.

Attendees can visit with the Easter bunny and enjoy games and crafts from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Food includes a breakfast menu, soups, stuffed cabbage, haluski, box lunches and more, available to eat in or get takeout.

Drawings and a bake sale are sponsored by the Irondale United Methodist Church.

Breakfast with the Easter

bunny April 14 at Cove

WEIRTON — Cove Presbyterian Church, 3404 Main St., will host its annual breakfast with the Easter bunny from noon to 1:30 p.m. on April 14.

The event is open to the public. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children under age 6.

Hill Top Presbyterian to

host Easter egg hunt April 13

TORONTO — Hill Top Presbyterian Church, located at 110 county Road 46, Toronto, will hold an Easter egg hunt on April 13, beginning at noon.

The event will include an egg hunt, crafts, lunch and “loads of bunny fun,” a church spokesperson noted.

New 12-step group meets

on Sundays in Wellsburg

WELLSBURG — Adult Children of Alcoholics, a new 12-step group in Wellsburg, meets on Sunday evenings at Christ Episcopal Church, 1014 Main St., Wellsburg, beginning at 7 p.m.

The meetings are for any adult children of alcoholic or dysfunctional families. For information, call (740) 296-9175.

Dinner Wednesday at

Hill Top Fellowship Hall

TORONTO — There will be a baked steak dinner fundraiser from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Hill Top Fellowship Hall, located at the intersection of county Road 46 and state Route 213.

The menu will be baked steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, salad bar, Italian bread, assorted desserts and hot and cold beverages. Patrons can dine in or get carryout. Donation are accepted.

St. Agnes CWC hears

reports, discusses events

MINGO JUNCTION — St. Agnes Catholic Woman’s Club members held their March meeting in the church parish hall with Pat Cramblett presiding.

Cramblett extended the welcome, led members in the CWC prayer and expressed gratitude for the women’s help in the kitchen.

Jeannette Yanssens led the members in opening ceremonies.

Guest Sharon Larkins was introduced.

Clara Sue Milewsky and Barbara Crugnale gave reports. Kathy Coldebella gave a report on cards sent to parishioners.

The rescheduled deanery meeting was discussed, which St. Agnes is hosting. Decorating will be done the Saturday before. Debbie Ricardo is in charge of the menu. All members are invited to attend.

A report was given on the Aim Women’s Center banquet attended by several members.

Ways to assist the Friendship Room were discussed.

The 2019 Day of Spirituality was discussed.

Hostesses for the evening were Lorraine Golec, Jackie Parks, Mary Karovic, Yanssens and Rose Giampolo.

The door prize was won by Mary Karovic and the drawing by Paula Robson.

Cramblett led the closing prayer.

The next meeting will be held April 23. Hostesses will be Jeannette Panebianco, Joanne Raha and Dorothy Mazik.

Holy Resurrection to host

Lenten vesper service Sunday

STEUBENVILLE — Clergy and faithful from Upper Ohio Valley Orthodox churches and from parishes of the Serbian Orthodox Pittsburgh Deanery will visit Holy Resurrection Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church, 528 N. Fourth St., for a Lenten vesper service on Sunday.

The 5 p.m. service will begin the fifth week of Orthodox Lent. Orthodox Christians celebrate Pascha, or Easter, this year on April 28.

Responses will be sung by the church’s Petar Krstich Choir. A lenten dinner and fellowship will follow. After dinner the V. Rev. Rajko Kosic, dean of Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church in Pittsburgh, will speak on “Growing Spiritually,” followed by a general discussion. The public is invited to all events.

Families Anonymous meetings

Monday at Wintersville UMC

WINTERSVILLE — Families Anonymous meetings are held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Monday at Wintersville United Methodist Church, 702 Main St. Wintersville.

The meetings are for families of addicts and alcoholics and have been in place there since October 2014.

Messengers of Life to

launch tour Sunday

NEW ATHENS — The Harrisville-based Messengers of Life will be making their first stop of an eight-town tour from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the New Athens United Methodist Church.

The presentation will include 90 minutes of music, serious skits, testimonies and a sermonette. There will be choir songs and solos.

Last year’s overall tour was attended by more than 400 people, according to committee member Dustin Kinsey. It is a free event with no monetary collections being taken.