Community news from around the area
Mount Carmel’s M.O.V.E.R.S.
plan ‘March Man-ness’ events
STEUBENVILLE — Mount Carmel Community Baptist Church’s M.O.V.E.R.S. Ministry is presenting a “March Man-ness” men’s prayer breakfast and fundraiser in addition to a spring revival series.
M.O.V.E.R.S. is an acronym for Men of Valor Evangelizing, Restoring and Serving.
The pre-game “March Man-ness” men’s prayer breakfast and fundraiser will be held on Feb. 22 at the church, located at 708 N. Fifth St., Steubenville, beginning at 9 a.m. The cost is a $10 donation.
The “March Man-Ness” spring revival series of “5 on 5” includes five pastors on five Mondays for 7 p.m. services at the church.
The schedule of dates and pastors includes: March 2, the Rev. William H. Curtis of Mount Ararat Baptist Church in Pittsburgh; March 9, the Rev. Mark K. Kearse, Cornerstone Baptist Church in York, Pa.; March 16, the Rev. Jamison Hunter of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Dayton; March 23, the Rev. Anthony Chandler Sr. of Cedar Street Baptist Church of God in Richmond, Va.; and March 30, Bishop C. Guy Robinson of the Tabernacle of the Lord Church and Ministries of Baltimore, Md.
The Rev. Benjamin L. Calvert II is the church’s senior pastor. For information, call the church at (740) 283-9257.
St. Peter CWC discusses
fundraiser, date reminders
STEUBENVILLE — The St. Peter Church Catholic Woman’s Club held its monthly meeting on Feb. 5 at Froehlich’s Classic Corner in Steubenville.
President Bea Antol led the opening prayer.
Thank-you cards were received from the Rev. Timothy Huffman, the Rev. Bradley Greer and the seminarians for Christmas gifts, and from the Rev. Drake McAlister for an ordination card. Monetary donations were given to Bishop Mussio Jr. High and Elementary Schools for Catholic Schools Week.
There was discussion about having a spring fundraiser. The club was reminded that the Mother of Hope Deanery meeting will be held March 22 at St. John Fisher Church in Richmond and that the DCCW Convention will be held June 3.
The next scheduled meeting is March 3.
Wednesday meal, devotions
to bring people ‘Together’
WEIRTON — Church representatives invite the public to come and enjoy a meal at Weirton Heights Memorial Baptist Church, located at 121 Ivy St.
The Wednesday dinner runs from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with the meal including kielbasa and sauerkraut, mashed potatoes and pie.
All meals include a beverage. The cost is $2 per person or a maximum fee of $10.
The Wednesday night dinners and devotions are open to the public. If Hancock County Schools are canceled, “Together” dinners also are canceled.
Diocese offering travel
presentations on Feb. 25
STEUBENVILLE — In celebration of the Diocese of Steubenville’s 75th anniversary, four spiritual journeys will be offered throughout the year with two travel presentations to provide details.
They include: Holy Pittsburgh, March 6; Philadelphia and Emmitsburg, April 27-30; Historic Marietta, June 24; and Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Oct. 21-23. All trips include transportation, lodging, selected meals, sightseeing, entrance fees and shrine donations and are fully escorted.
Two informative travel presentations are scheduled for Feb. 25 — one at 9 a.m., the other at 1:30 p.m. Both will be presented in Malara Hall at Holy Family Church in Steubenville. All are welcome. For information call Wendt Touring at (740) 282-5790 or toll-free at (877) 565-8687.
to be presented in March
WEIRTON — “Hosanna! Resurrection,” formerly known as “Hosanna, the Rock Opera” from the 1990s, is a musical drama of the Passion of Jesus Christ, depicting his final days of earthly life and the events that followed.
Comprised of a cast and crew diverse in Christian denominational backgrounds, ranging in ages 5 to 75 and completely from the local area, “Hosanna! Resurrection” is a “life-changing, awe-inspiring production that tells of the good news of salvation history and brings together an ecumenical community in a special and powerful way,” a spokesperson noted.
“Hosanna! Resurrection” will be presented at St. Paul Catholic Church on Walnut/Main Street in Weirton on March 26-28 at 7 p.m. with a 3 p.m. matinee show on March 29.
Admission is free. A free-will offering will be accepted to help defray the cost of the production.
St. Mark Lutheran Church
to hold soup sale Feb. 22
STEUBENVILLE — St. Mark Lutheran Church, located at 133 Lovers Lane, Steubenville, will hold a soup sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 22.
A variety of soups will be for sale at $6 a quart. The proceeds will benefit a church member who lost her home and all of her belongings in a fire and is currently living in a motel, according to a church spokesperson.
Ron Retzer to perform
at Toronto church April 19
TORONTO — The Ron Retzer Trio will be performing at Riverview United Methodist Church, 105 N. River Ave., Toronto, on April 19, beginning at 6 p.m.
The performance is open to the public. Admission is free. A love offering will be taken.
Soup and sweets sale
at Harmony UMC on March 6-7
MINGO JUNCTION — Harmony United Methodist Church, 2119 Commercial Ave., Mingo Junction, is planning its soup and sweets sale for March.
Vegetable and bean soups will be available for $6 a quart on March 6 and March 7. Sweets will be available on March 7 only with pies costing $9.
Pickup will be after 11:30 a.m. for orders which can be placed by calling Jim McClung at (740) 535-0730.
Participation in prayer walk
on April 25 being sought
NEW CUMBERLAND — The Prayer Walk Committee of New Cumberland Churches is encouraging participation in the annual prayer walk, which will be held on April 25, beginning at 10 a.m.
Participants may choose to start at Hancock County Savings Bank on Ridge Avenue or at the South Chester Street ball fields. Both groups will meet at the New Cumberland Gazebo when finished for light refreshments.
“We have seen some of our community concerns being answered as a result of our past walks, but there are still many more needs,” an event spokesperson noted. “Join us in praying for family, friends, jobs, finances, government and community.”
For information, contact the Trinity United Methodist Church office at (304) 564-3951.
Fat Tuesday dinner scheduled
Feb. 25 at Brilliant church
BRILLIANT — The Brilliant United Methodist Church, located at 525 LaBelle St., Brilliant, will hold its Fat Tuesday pancake and sausage dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 25.
Donations will be accepted for the meal, which is sponsored by the Brilliant United Methodist Church Mary Martha Circle.
Salvation Army to distribute
food in Weirton, Wellsburg
The Salvation Army will host a food distribution, for anyone needing food, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at its Weirton headquarters at 794 Cove Road.
A distribution also will be held at the Salvation Army’s Wellsburg service center at 401 Commerce St. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 28.
The distributions are through Feed the Hungry’s Just in Time program. Participants should bring photo identification showing their West Virginia residency and a bag or box to carry their food.
Irondale UMC to host
fish dinner on Feb. 28
IRONDALE — The Irondale United Methodist Church, located on Grant Street, will host a fish dinner fundraiser from 4 p.m to 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 28.
The menu includes fish, baked potato, beans, cole slaw, hush puppies and dessert, all for a donation to the church. Patrons can dine in or get carryout orders. To place an order, call (330) 532-3790 the day of the dinner.
Smithfield churches schedule
series of Lenten messages
SMITHFIELD — The Smithfield Christian Association met for a session to schedule churches and ministers who will be conducting a sermon for the six Lenten season messages.
Pastor Wilford Simeral conducted the meeting.
The Rev. Arthur Wells of the Smithfield Friends Church will speak at the United Presbyterian Church for the first session on March 1.
The Rev. Jim Taylor of the Presbyterian Church will be speaking at the Smithfield Friends Church on March 8.
The Rev. Melody Essex of Schaeffer Chapel will be speaking March 15 at the Mount Moriah Church. The Rev. Dana Williamson of the United Methodist Church will speak at the Schaffer Chapel on March 22.
Pastor Wilford Simeral of the Smithfield Christian Church will speak at the United Methodist Church on March 29. Mark Carpino of the Smithfield Friends Church will speak at the Smithfield Christian Church on April 5.
All sessions will be held at 7 p.m. Offerings given at the meetings will be used at the Smithfield Bible School that is held for youth from all churches in the area. This year’s VBS will be held in July at the Piney Fork Presbyterian Church.
Juneteenth Festival seeking
contestants for pageant
STEUBENVILLE — Second Baptist Church in Steubenville is making plans for its annual Juneteenth Festival, which is scheduled for June 19-21.
“It is our desire to generate more interest and participation in Juneteenth and our coming together as a community,” noted a representative of the event committee. “In an effort to attain this goal, we are focusing on the youth of the community — in particular, the girls. This year we are adding a special activity to the celebration — a Juneteenth pageant.”
Open to all girls in grades one through 12, the pageant will be held June 18 and is structured to motivate and inspire participants to achieve personal growth and social responsibility. Participation in the pageant requires girls in grades five to 12 to attend three workshops — modeling/grooming, public speaking and self-awareness/self-confidence.
There will be three age groups: Grades one through four, grades five to eight, and grades nine to 12. Little Miss Juneteenth, Pre-Teen Mis Juneteenth and Miss Juneteenth will be crowned and reign over the three-day festival.
For information and applications, contact Tamla Hunt at (740) 219-0607 or Daycha Wade at (740) 457-9879. Applications also are available all Steubenville City Schools.
Applications are due on March 15. The pageant entree fee is $50. Checks and money orders can be made payable to Second Baptist Church Juneteenth. Applications can be sent to Vinson Mortuary LLC, 711 N. Fifth St., Steubenville OH 43952.
Ash Wednesday service Feb. 26
HOPEDALE — Hopedale United Methodist Church, 237 Church St., will host an Ash Wednesday service beginning at 7 p.m. on Feb. 26. All are welcome to attend.