Passing the staff
Mark Mayer, left, was installed as pastor of the First Christian Church in Weirton on Aug. 23 during a ceremony that included the symbolic passing of the shepherd’s staff by former longtime pastor the Rev. Kevin Bowers, who retired. The formal installation was conducted by Regional Minister the Rev. Reverend Thaddeus Allen. Also participating were church board President Jimmy Ford and choir Director Roberta Fedoush.