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Community news from around the area

Gyro sales are

starting Tuesday

STEUBENVILLE — Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Philoptochos Society will be starting its monthly sales of gyros, which will begin Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church, located at 300 S. Fourth St.

Patrons can enter by the bar door by the alley.

The lamb gyros are $7, and the chicken gyros are $8. There will be a 25 cent charge for extra tzatziki sauce. The kouroulakia (twist cookies) are $6 a dozen. There is free delivery on orders of four or more gyros. Orders will be accepted the day of the sale by phone to (740) 282-9835 or fax at (740) 282-2091. Allowing a minimum of 20 minutes to process phone or fax orders is asked. Walk-in sales also are welcome.

Other sale dates, all of which run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. are: Oct. 8, which will include a presence by the Jefferson County Health Department, offering free flu shots; Nov. 12; Dec. 10; Jan. 14; and Feb. 11.

Cruise-in on Sept. 14

behind Bell Chapel UMC

STEUBENVILLE — A Four Seasons Ministry cruise-in is planned for Sept. 14 behind Bell Chapel United Methodist Church, located at 3419 state Route 213, Steubenville.

It will be held from noon to 4 p.m. and include door prizes, music by a DJ and food. The $5 entry fee per car will include a hot dog and drink, a dash plaque and one ticket for a door prize.

Jewett UMC organizing

free fall festival Sept. 22

JEWETT — Jewett United Methodist Church, 101 W. Main St., will hold its free fall festival from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 22.

The event will include a scarecrow and pumpkin decorating contest; a kids tractor pull; hot dogs, chips, baked beans, drinks, popcorn and Sno cones; an apple bobbing contest; an apple and pumpkin dessert contest; and corn hole.

Testimonies Sunday on

overcoming addictions

STEUBENVILLE — Finley United Methodist Church, 958 Lincoln Ave., will be welcoming members of Adult and Teen Challenge, a faith-based addiction center, to a 6 p.m. service on Sunday.

It is open to the public.

“It will be an evening filled with music and testimonies of how young men are beating their addictions with counseling and by the grace of God,” an event spokesperson noted.

St. Paul Christian Mothers

selling card party tickets

WEIRTON — St. Paul’s Christian Mothers Autumn Glory Card Party will be held Sept. 29, beginning at 2 p.m. at St. Paul Cafeteria, 140 Walnut St., Weirton.

A luncheon will be served, and there will be door prizes, a Chinese auction and table prizes.

Tickets are $10 and are available by calling (304) 723-5755. No tickets will be sold at the door.

St. Agnes Woman’s Club

to install officers Sept. 14

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

The Rev. James Dunfee led members in the CWC prayer and later the closing prayer.

Clara Sue Milewsky and Barbara Crugnale gave reports.

The installation of officers will be conducted after the 4 p.m. Mass on Sept. 14. The group voted to make a donation to Wreaths Across America.

Dunfee thanked everyone for the celebration of his birthday and anniversary of his 35th ordination and for his gift.

Theresa Madden spoke on the Day of Recollection to be held on Sept. 14 at Holy Family Church in Steubenville.

Cramblett discussed Trinity Health System volunteering programs and noted the deanery meeting will be held Sunday in Malvern.

The club discussed and agreed to have its pumpkin roll fundraiser again.

Hostesses were officers Cramblett, Madden, Barbara Crugnale and Milewsky.

Bernie Carpico won the door prize and drawing.

Sugar Grove fall fair today

TORONTO — Sugar Grove United Methodist Church is holding a fundraiser fall church fair today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There will be crafts, yard sale items, baked goods, jewelry, local businesses and informational tables.

Lunch can be purchased. There will be a Christmas quilt door prize.

Fall festival on Sept. 14

benefits Brooke Place

COLLIERS — Cross Creek Tent United Presbyterian Church, 3831 Tent Church Road, Colliers, will hold its fall festival from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 14.

The festival is a fundraiser for Brooke Place girls home and also serves as an open house. Featured entertainment will be the Mennonite Choir of the Eldersville, Pa., church, and Tom Hoag of Pittsburgh. Admission is free.

The fundraiser includes a silent auction of gift baskets, a bake sale of homemade desserts and grilled hot dogs. All proceeds benefit Brooke Place in Colliers, which is Family Connections’ group home for adolescent girls ages 12-18. It helps girls experiencing problems, according to its website, with “depression, post-traumatic stress, behavior, abuse of substances, eating disorders, family, abuse/neglect, school and community.”

For information, contact Pastor Frank Lewis at (304) 266-8154.

‘Stop and Shop’ set for

Sept. 22 in Weirton

WEIRTON — The Weirton Alliance Women are sponsoring “Stop and Shop,” an outreach ministry to Weirton as well as surrounding communities.

It will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 22 at the Weirton Alliance Church, located at 119 N. 13th St., Weirton. Clothing for men, women and children along with other items will be available at no cost. Light refreshments will be served.

Weirton Alliance Women is a women’s group from the Weirton Christian and Missionary Alliance Church and is part of church ministries. Its focus has been promoting missions with outreach projects in the church and in the community. Each year it sponsors a Ladies Christmas breakfast and a May Ladies luncheon. Donations are taken at both events for various organizations, among them Weirton Elementals, Wounded Warriors and CHANGE.

Follansbee church to host

piano concert, free dinner

FOLLANSBEE — As part of its Narthex Series, the First Presbyterian Church of Wellsburg, 901 Charles St., is hosting a number of free events this fall, including two in September.

On Sunday beginning at 2 p.m., a grand piano concert will feature Stephan Williams, a senior at the Jefferson County Christian School in Wintersville. The youngest of nine children in a musical family, William also plays guitar and sings in chorus and at church. He has been studying piano for eight years, the last six years with David Zapka. After high school, he plans to study philosophy at the International Theological Institute in Trumau, Austria.

On Sept. 26 beginning at 6 p.m., the church will host a free community dinner featuring reuben sandwiches.

Gospel musician to sing

in New Cumberland

NEW CUMBERLAND — Gospel musician Thomas Shelton will perform in concert at 6 p.m. on Sunday at the Christian Church of New Cumberland, 100 S. Court St., next to the Hancock County Courthouse.

Inducted into “Who’s Who in American Music,” Shelton was part of the touring group General Delivery USA and has traveled as the lead singer for the Gospelites of Dobbins, Calif., and was a tenor with the Watchmen of Operation Evangelize.

He and his wife, Shannon, spent two years in the Caribbean and in South America as cruise directors for New Creation World Wide Christian Cruises. He has served in four congregations in the development of music and youth programs. His ministry has taken him to all 50 states and 11 countries.

Youth Weekend revival,

forum at Second Baptist

STEUBENVILLE — Second Baptist Church, 717 Adams St., will hold its Youth Weekend revival on Sept. 12-14 to the theme “Staying Alive.”

Pastor Deshaun Cole of One Accord Ministry in Toledo will be the guest speaker at the 6 p.m. revival services on Sept. 12 and 13.

A youth roundtable open forum topic discussion will be held Sept. 14 at 12:30 p.m. with lunch served.

Guest presenters will be Brother Ronnie Williams and Sister Cierra Macon Jones. The event is free and open to all youth.

Rosemont Chapel hosting

spaghetti dinner Sept. 14

STEUBENVILLE — Rosemont Chapel, located on the corner of Williams Boulevard and Goulds Road in Steubenville, will be holding its annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sept. 14.

The menu consists of spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, bread, dessert and a beverage. Prices are $7.50 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger.

Patrons can dine in or get carryout, which is available by calling (740) 282-9128.

‘Give Yourself a Faith Lift’

theme of Weirton event

WEIRTON — St. Joseph Christian Mothers Women’s Day of Reflection will be held Sept. 14 to the theme of “Give Yourself a Faith Lift.”

The Rev. Deacon William Strathmann will be the guest speaker for the event that will be held in the St. Joseph School cafeteria, Michael Way, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a donation of $20. Lunch will be provided.

For information, call Barbara Raynolds at (304) 723-9772 or Rose Ulizio at (304) 797-0465.

Dream Big Music

having open house

WELLSBURG — Dream Big Music, a nonprofit organization offering free after-school lessons on band instruments, strings and piano to all children in grades three and up, will host an open house from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 29 at New Day Christian Center, 2640 Pleasant Ave., Wellsburg.

For information, contact Matthew Hill, founder, at (304) 559-1047.

Two-day rummage sale

in Follansbee in October

FOLLANSBEE — A “huge fall rummage sale” sponsored by Follansbee United Methodist Church will be held over a two-day period next month at the Follansbee Park Community House.

It will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 17 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 18. All items are 10 cents on Oct. 18.

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