Community news from around the area

Christ UMC of Weirton

to mark 60th anniversary

WEIRTON — Christ United Methodist Church of Weirton will be celebrating its 60th anniversary on June 2 with a covered-dish luncheon following the worship service, which begins at 9 a.m.

Attendees are asked to bring a side dish to share. Chicken, cake and beverages will be provided. Those planning to attend the luncheon are encouraged to RSVP by May 28 by calling the church office at (304) 748-6680.

The church is located at 3598 Pennsylvania Ave.

Matsiko World Orphan Choir

to perform at Toronto church

TORONTO — The Matsiko World Orphan Choir will be performing on May 29 at First Presbyterian Church of Toronto, located at 116 N. Third St.

It will begin at 7 p.m.

It is a choir of International Children’s Network, whose mission is “to provide as many of our world’s 600 million orphaned and at-risk children sponsorship for a complete education through their nation’s highest university or vocational levels. By doing so, every child will be on equal footing with their nation’s most privileged children. They will return to their villages to help other children who are in the same condition they once were in order to break the cycle of utter dependency and despair and replace it with empowerment and hope,” according to the choir’s website.

“Matsiko means hope in the Ugandan language,” according to information on the church’s website. “Come and experience an evening where hope is shared through energetic and cultural dances, original songs and live testimonies of how these children have overcome the most difficult of circumstances.”

A love offering will be taken, which will benefit these children in their travels and as they return to their home countries. Merchandise from the choir will also be available for purchase.

The church’s pastor is the Rev. Tyler Bayless.

Calvary Community MBC

to host bazaar June 1

STEUBENVILLE — Calvary Community Missionary Baptist Church, 255 S. Seventh St., will be hosting a bazaar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 1.

Table space is available for $25 with set-up from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. the day of the event.

For information, call Willie Hilson at (845) 775-8001 or DeSaree Marshall at (740) 274-9435.

Second Baptist having pastoral

anniversary celebration

STEUBENVILLE — Second Baptist Church, 717 Adams St., is hosting a pastoral anniversary celebration that wraps up Sunday with special speakers.

Bishop Kenneth W. Paramore of Christ Centered Church, Barberton/Youngstown, will deliver the 10:45 a.m. message. Pastor Kevin Rushing of United Baptist Church in Akron will be the guest speaker Sunday at a 4 p.m. service.

The Rev. Marvin E. Barner Jr. is pastor of Second Baptist Church.

‘Talents & Treasures’ event

June 8 at Follansbee UMC

FOLLANSBEE — A “Talents & Treasures” event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 8 at Follansbee United Methodist Church.

The festivities and day of “fun, food and fellowship” will unfold in the church parking lot at 1002 Virginia Ave.

Members of the Follansbee United Methodist Church have been blessed with many talents, a new release notes, and the “Talents & Treasures” event will be an opportunity to demonstrate that.

There will be themed gift baskets, handmade jewelry by Betty, a variety of homebaked goods, Japanese maple saplings, handmade crafts by Dee and Dawn and a car wash. For animal lovers, pictures with pets will be offered along with bandanas and homemade dog biscuits. Pastor Penny Calmbacher will be available to bless pets.

A trinkets and treasure table and “Bambino Boutiqiue” will offer children activities, games and items to purchase.

The women of the church will be serving food in the church basement, including hot turkey sandwiches, a variety of homemade favorites such as pasta salads, linguini salad, macaroni or potato salad, three-bean salad, homemade noodles, broccoli casserole and baked corn. Desserts and root beer floats also will be available.

Caring Closet in Richmond

having giveaway this morning

RICHMOND — Lighthouse Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Richmond will hold a second Caring Closet clothing giveaway from 9 a.m. to noon today 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 anthonyb4lighthouseepc@gmail.com; or go online to www.lighthouseonthehill.org.

St. Peter CWC members

firm up summer projects

STEUBENVILLE — The St. Peter Church Catholic Woman’s Club held its monthly meeting May 8 in the church hall. President Bea Antol led the opening prayer.

Thank-you cards were received from the Rev. Timothy Huffman, the Rev. Bradley Greer and Peter Stetson for the Easter gifts and from Deacon Nicholas Ward for a card.

It was decided that the reception for confirmation would be a pizza party after the rehearsal on June 14. Members were reminded about the pre-convention dinner on June 18 and the DCCW Convention on June 19. Both will be held at Holy Family Church. An August bake sale to raise money for the seminarian fund is being planned. The club voted to have a mum sale in September.

The next scheduled CWC meeting will be held Sept. 11.

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 Sunday

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 Sunday.

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.

Friends to perform Sunday

at Covenant Presbyterian

STEUBENVILLE — The Friends gospel music ministry group will be leading the 10 a.m. worship service on Sunday at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1443 Belleview Blvd.

The group is entering its 31st year. “They have been ministering the message of Jesus Christ through music and songs at churches, assisted living centers and events throughout the Ohio Valley,” a church spokesperson noted.

Trumpets of Joy to perform

at Sycamore Center tonight

STEUBENVILLE — The Trumpets of Joy of Aliquippa, Pa., will be performing in concert tonight 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.

Religious Values Group

visits Weirton Geriatric Center

WEIRTON — The Religious Values Group of the Weirton Woman’s Club visited the Weirton Geriatric Center for May.

The Rev. Ed Rudiger of Cove Presbyterian Church in Weirton gave a Mother’s Day-themed sermon.

Songs were led by Mary Ellen Groves. Refreshments were served by Shirley DeLuca, Carol Village and Groves.

Floral leis in honor of Mother’s Day were presented to the residents.

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.

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.

Soul’d Out Quartet to perform

tonight in Carrollton

CARROLLTON — Soul’d Out Quartet will perform a concert of Southern gospel music tonight at Carrollton Bible Chapel, 365 Steubenville Road S.E., beginning at 6:30 p.m.

In place of admission, attendees are asked to bring two food items that will be donated to Loaves and Fishes, a local food pantry.

A love offering will be received, and there will be a door prize drawing.

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