Church news from throughout the area
Lasagna dinner Wednesday
at Hill Top Fellowship Hall
TORONTO — There will be a fundraiser lasagna dinner 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, Toronto.
The menu will include lasagna, a salad bar, Italian bread, assorted desserts and hot and cold beverages. Patrons can eat in or get carryout. Donations will be accepted.
Piney Fork church holds
PINEY FORK — Piney Fork Presbyterian Church hosted a mother-daughter banquet featuring several awards.
They included young grandmothers, Penny DiLoretti and Darla Boyd Hoagland, each 55; most children, Mary Ann Boyd with four; and most great-grandchildren, Francis Crawford.
Peg Brown, 92, was presented a gift for being the oldest mother in attendance.
Clara and Howard McClure were acknowledged for their 60th wedding anniversary. They have four children, 18 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.
“Things Your Mother Would Say” was the theme of a game played.
Caring Closet in Richmond
plays giveaway May 18
RICHMOND — Lighthouse Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Richmond will hold a second Caring Closet clothing giveaway from 9 a.m. to noon on May 18 because of overstock.
No formal registration is necessary, and all are welcome, according to Pastor Anthony Bianchini.
The church is located at 336 W. Main St., Richmond. For information, contact the church at (740) 765-4175 and leave a message; e-mail Bianchini at firstname.lastname@example.org; or go online to www.lighthouseonthehill.org.
Morning Star Baptist Church
planning VBS June 12-14
WEIRTON — The Morning Star Baptist Church, 3124 Weir Ave., will host a Vacation Bible School from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 12-14.
All ages are invited. For information, contact Stephanie Valentine at (304) 794-8423. The church pastor is the Rev. James E. Brown.
Original drama, ‘Women Who Encountered Jesus,’ on May 19
WEIRTON — The Disciple Women of First Christian Church of Weirton, located at 3252 Main St.,will be presenting an original drama, “Women Who Encountered Jesus,” on May 19.
The program features women from the New Testament to whom Jesus showed kindness and compassion. “Then, the ‘Modern Woman’ speaks about how that experience affects us today,” a spokesperson explained.
Admission is free, and the doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a 7 p.m. performance. Roberta Fedoush will have gathering music starting at 6:30 p.m. Aaron O’Connell will be singing two solos.
The Rev. Sharon Watkins, interim minister, will begin and close the performance. Refreshments will be served downstairs after the program.
For information, call the church at (304) 797-7300.
Wellsburg church dinner
to honor first responders
WELLSBURG — There will be a free community dinner to honor local heroes at 6 p.m. on Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church of Wellsburg, located at 901 Charles St.
All law enforcement, EMTs, firefighters and dispatch and administrative staff are welcome to come and be honored, according to a church spokesperson.
“Everyone is welcome to come and eat and thank our local heroes.”
Starkdale Presbyterian Church
details plans for June VBS
STEUBENVILLE — Starkdale Presbyterian Church, 4600 Sunset Blvd., will hold Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to noon on June 10-14 to the theme “Miraculous Mission.”
It will be for children ages 4 through sixth grade.
“We will be transforming our church into the wonder of God’s creation — night skies, planets, stars, sun, moon and rockets, too,” a spokesperson explained. “We will learn together about God’s amazing love and his creation through Bible study, crafts, music and games.”
There will be a daily snack time at 10:30 a.m. Mission donations will go to the Heifer Project, “helping people around the world to nourish and feed their families with animals purchased by our gifts.”
The closing program will be held at 11:30 a.m. on June 14 with families invited to attend. An ice cream social will follow.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on June 10. For early registration, contact the church office at (740) 264-5309.
Trumpets of Joy to perform
at Sycamore Center on May 18
STEUBENVILLE — The Trumpets of Joy of Aliquippa, Pa., will be performing in concert on May 18 at the Sycamore Youth and Community Center, 301 N. Fourth St., beginning at 6 p.m.
Special guests will be the Mount Carmel Community Baptist Church Praise and Worship Team, Steubenville, and the Ambassadors Mime and Dance Ministry. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased on Eventbrite. For information, call (608) 556-3068.
Wintersville Church of Christ
to welcome special singer
WINTERSVILLE — Steven Foster, a Christian singer/songwriter and native of Sebring, Ohio, will perform a southern country and gospel concert at the 10:30 a.m. May 26 service at the Wintersville Church of Christ, 316 Two Ridges Road.
Throughout the years, Foster has traveled extensively and ministered with groups such as Built on Love and the Faithful Watchmen before becoming a soloist. His performance will include a program saluting the nation’s soldiers.
A free-will love offering will be collected.
Sherrie Dunley to speak
Tuesday at Weirton church
WEIRTON — Sherrie Dunlevy, author, speaker and former TV/radio personality, will be the guest speaker during a 7:30 p.m. Tuesday program at Shiloh Apostolic Faith Assembly, 3000 Weir Ave.
“Step Out of Your Fear and Into Your Greatness” will be the topic of her presentation that deals with learning how to deal with grief, loss and “how to make yourself feel, look and live better.”
Dunlevy also will give a presentation at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Bethlehem Aspotolic Temple, 300 N. Main St., Wheeling. For information, contact (304) 233-8899. The Rev. D.W. Cummings is the pastor.
wraps up meeting season
STEUBENVILLE — The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Philoptochos Society members held their last gathering of the season on May 2 at Theo Yianni’s Greek Restaurant in Weirton.
There were 15 members present along with the Rev. Nicholas Halkias, who gave the opening prayer.
Rikki Kamarados expressed appreciation for everyone’s help and support during her presidency.
The new season of meetings will begin Sept. 5.
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.