Community news from around the area
Wintersville church to mark
60th anniversary on Oct. 27
WINTERSVILLE — The Wintersville Church of Christ, located at 316 Two Ridge Road, Wintersville, will celebrate its 60th anniversary on Oct. 27 with a special morning service beginning at 10:30 a.m.
It will feature music by Friends, a contemporary Christian singing group from Wintersville that has been in existence for three decades.
Immediately following the morning service, a dinner will be held in the fellowship hall. “The congregation would like to invite all to join us in this day of celebration for God’s church in Wintersville,” a spokesperson noted.
The Wintersville Church of Christ began as a group on Sept. 20, 1959, when 71 people met at the Bantam Ridge School for the first worship service. Sunday evening and Wednesday night services were held in the home of one of the elders.
A building campaign was initiated with ground-breaking ceremonies for the new church building held on Aug. 29, 1960. On Jan. 16, 1965, the cornerstone for the new building was dedicated with the first services held on July 31, 1966.
During the building process and as membership grew, services were held in various sites. The Wintersville Grange Hall was the location of early meetings. “On the first Lord’s day of December 1964, worship services were begun in the new Buchanan Junior High School where they continued until the building was completed,” a spokesperson noted
In October 1982, the congregation held a mortgage-burning ceremony after retiring the $80,000 of debt four years early.
“The church has continued in service to the Wintersville area, forwarding the word of the Lord and providing varied services, such as support of the Warming Room in Steubenville, support of Elkhorn Valley Service Camp and providing physical and spiritual support where it is needed,” the spokesperson added.
Pine Grove UMC planning
holiday craft show for Nov. 2
HAMMONDSVILLE — Pine Grove United Methodist Church is organizing its annual holiday craft show to be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 2 at the Saline Township Complex in Hammondsville.
The show will feature a variety of crafts, baked goods and candy, including wood crafts, wreaths, soaps, grave blankets, floral crafts, quilts and blankets. Children can visit with Santa and receive a gift.
Drawings and a bake sale will be sponsored by the Irondale United Methodist Church. A seasonal menu will be available for patrons to eat in or get takeout. For information, call (740) 544-6222.
Annual fall bazaar, turkey
dinner at Colliers UMC
COLLIERS — Colliers United Methodist Church is celebrating fall with its annual fall bazaar and turkey dinner on Oct. 26.
The bazaar will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A variety of soups and sandwiches will be available for eat-in or take-out from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dinner will be served from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and will include turkey and dressing along with whipped potatoes and gravy, green beans, rolls, desserts and drinks. The price of the dinner is $10 for adults; $5 for children 7 through 12; and free for children 6 and younger. Carry-outs will be available.
There will be various tables set up, including a bake sale and one for trash-to-treasures.
The church is located at 318 Pennsylvania Ave., Colliers, across from the Colliers Post Office. For information, call (304) 748-2989, (304) 527-1696 or (304) 527-2081.
Fall revival services
at Finley United Methodist
STEUBENVILLE — Fall revival services with speaker Chris Bounds and song evangelist the Rev. Thomas Young will be held at Finley United Methodist Church, located at 958 Lincoln Ave., Steubenville, beginning Sunday and continuing through Wednesday.
Bounds is a professor of theology and chair of the department of Christian studies and philosophy at Asbury University. He is an ordained elder in the Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church, where he served as an associate and senior pastor for eight years.
Young is an ordained minister with the Churches of Christ in Christian Union and received a bachelor’s of theology degree from Ohio Christian University.
Sunday services will be at 10:45 a.m. and at 6 p.m. Services on Monday through Wednesday will be at 7 p.m. Questions can be directed to the church by calling (740) 282-9795.
New Cumberland Presbyterian
Church having sale today
NEW CUMBERLAND — The First Presbyterian Church of New Cumberland, located on Court Street, is holding a trash and treasure and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.
The sale will include Christmas and household items, a George Foreman grill, porcelain baby doll, duplex baby stroller, bike and various other items.
continuing at Weirton church
WEIRTON — “Together” at Weirton Heights Memorial Baptist Church Fellowship Hall continues on Wednesdays, running from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Devotions will follow.
The cost is $2 per person or a maximum fee of $10 per family. The menu for Wednesday includes sloppy joes, Jell-O salads, chips and desserts and devotions from Pastor William Stout. All meals include beverages. The church is located at 121 Ivy St.
Free community meal at
Weirton Heights church today
WEIRTON — The Weirton Heights Memorial Baptist Church at 121 Ivy St., Weirton, will be hosting a “free-for-all” community meal chili luncheon consisting of chili, cornbread, drinks and desserts.
It will be held from noon to 3 p.m. today in the fellowship Hall at the rear of the church.
Hopewell United Methodist
having fall choirfest Sunday
RAYLAND — Hopewell United Methodist Church, located on county Road 16 in Rayland, will hold its fall choirfest on Sunday, beginning at 6 p.m.
Methodist Church Choir; Sam and Michelle Lucarelli; Willie Day; Pete Vitale; and other solo duet and small group singers. A time of fellowship will follow. All are welcome.
For information, contact Pastor Jim Hoff at (740) 310-6949.
Soup and sandwich sale today
at St. Andrew Orthodox Church
MINGO JUNCTION — St. Andrew Orthodox Church will be holding its soup and sandwich sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.
Orders can be placed this morning by calling (740) 535-0397. Pick-up will be at the church located at 100 Summit Ave., Mingo Junction.
‘America Needs Prayer’ theme
of Rosary Rally on Sunday
FOLLANSBEE — Follansbee St. Anthony Altar and Rosary Society will hold a Rosary Rally to the theme “America Needs Prayer” at 2 p.m. on Sunday in front of Hood’s Pharmacy on Main Street.
“The rally will be in honor of our Lady of the Rosary with prayers to God for our freedom of religion, the right to life and world peace,” a spokesperson noted. Everyone is welcome, and chairs will be provided. In the event of rain, the rally will be held at the church.
‘Hallelujah Night’ set for
Oct. 31 at Second Baptist
STEUBENVILLE — Second Baptist Church, 717 Adams St. is planning its “Hallelujah Night” to be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 31.
The event will include family, fellowship and fun, offering music, food, games and a marshmallow roast during the trunk-or-treat festivities.
The best decorated trunk wins $50. Community members interested in decorating their vehicle can contact the church at (740) 282-4949.
Salvation Army announces
signup dates for assistance
STEUBENVILLE — The Salvation Army of Steubenville, 332 N. Fourth St., has announced signup dates and times for Christmas food and toys for those in need.
Christmas applications will be taken on the following dates only: Oct. 24, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.; Oct. 25, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.; and Oct. 26, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Applicants must live in one of the following zip codes: 43901, 43903, 43910, 43913, 43918, 43938, 43941, 43943, 43944, 43948, 43952, 43953, 43966 or 43974.
Applicants also must have the following when applying for Christmas assistance: An I.D. for everyone in the household; proof of address for all adults in the home; and proof of all income and expenses.
Questions can be directed to (740) 282-5121.