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Churches detail events and activities

October 6, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

Three-day revival

at Second Baptist

Second Baptist Church, 717 Adams St., Steubenville, will host a revival Tuesday through Thursday featuring as guest preacher the Rev. Ivory Jones of the Grace Missionary Baptist Church of Cleveland.

The services will begin at 7 p.m. each of the three nights.

Several area church choirs will be participating along with Second Baptist choirs.

The revival is open to the public.

Although he initially aspired to be a graphic designer, Jones felt the call to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. He is a 1996 graduate of the Baptist Bible Institute; attended the American Baptist College, Cleveland Extension, the Temple Bible College, Cleveland Extension; and is studying at the Atlantic Bible College, Nassau, Bahamas. He is president of the Baptist Pastors Council of Cleveland & Vicinity. He is a trustee and instructor at the Baptist Bible Institute.

Makari presenter

at October event

Nationally known speaker and writer Dinesh D'Souza will be the featured speaker at the Starkdale Presbyterian Evangelism Conference to be held Oct. 20 at the Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport.

The deadline to register is Oct. 12.

D'Souza, a former policy adviser to the late President Ronald Reagan, has written extensively on Christian as well as political matters. He is the author of "What's So Great About Christianity?" "Life After Death" and "Godforsaken" in addition to other books and contributions to national publications.

He is president of the Kings College, a Christian College located in New York City.

His latest apologetics book, "Godforsaken," which was released in February, addresses the problem of evil and suffering. D'Souza also is the writer/director of the currently released movie "2016."

D'Souza will speak for two sessions at the evangelism conference with the first session including a discussion of Christian Apologetics based on his book "What's So Great about Christianity?"

His second session, based on his book "Godforsaken," will discuss the definition of theodicy and the concept of how God knows and cares about people's suffering.

The conference also will include sessions from the Rev. Philip Makari, a senior pastor at Starkdale Presbyterian Church in Steubenville, and the Rev. Dean Weaver, the lead pastor at Memorial Park Evangelical Presbyterian in Allison Park, Pa. Makari's topic will be "Why Jesus" while Weaver will explore, "Why Now."

A $40 registration fee includes all sessions of the conference and lunch.

Registration will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., at which time the conference will begin promptly and end at approximately 1:30 p.m., with a break during which the luncheon will be served.

Reservations and information can be found at Payment can be made through the Starkdale website ( with PayPal. Seating is limited.

Circle adopts

Relief project

The Christian Service Circle of Grace Lutheran Church, 2105 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville, held its first meeting of the season with members deciding to choose personal care kits as their Lutheran World Relief project.

The kits were assembled at the meeting and include personal hygiene items such as a large bath towel, bars of soap, a toothbrush, a comb and metal nail clippers.

When natural disaster strikes or political conflict flares, families often have little chance to gather their belongings before fleeing the danger, according to a circle news release. They arrive in a refugee camp or other place of safety, vulnerable and dirty from the travel. The personal care kits provide a necessity while also serving as a reminder of someone's care and concern for them in their plight.

The circle meets the fourth Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m.


at Scio church

Singer and guitarist Mary Ann Droll will be performing at the Scio Presbyterian Church, 101 N. Eastport St., Scio, during a concert at 3 p.m. Oct. 14.

The event is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. A love offering will be taken.

Men of Destiny

meeting Oct. 13

Men of Destiny of the House of Faith, 1913 Estelle Ave., Steubenville, will meet at 9 a.m. Oct. 13.

The nondenominational group is open to all men.

"Come and see how we can better our relationship with Christ, witness to others, help our neighbors, improve our community, and build bonds of friendship with men inside and outside of our church with Christian fellowship," said Ron Boyuk, president.

For information, call (740) 264-5070.

Human life chains

set for Sunday

Nationwide, a silent protest against abortion is held annually on the first Sunday of October with citizens holding signs, standing shoulder to shoulder lining the main streets of the country's cities.

"In Steubenville, we stand on Sunset Boulevard from the Kroger center extending west through Wintersville," explained Thomas W. Andrews, participant.

It will be held from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Those unable to stand for an hour are asked to pray "for an end to abortion and the culture of death," according to Andrews.

In Weirton, meanwhile, the Weirton Pro Life Group is organizing a Life Chain, where those participating will pray for an end to abortion from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday along Main Street.

It is a nondenominational event, and lawn chairs, umbrellas and strollers are welcome. It will take place rain or shine.

Signs will be available to participants at St. Paul Catholic Church on Main Street.

The group also is seeking volunteers to pray outside local Planned Parenthood offices in two-hour shifts as part of the 40 Days for Life initiative running through Nov. 4.

For information, contact Cindy Oliver at (304) 748-5093.

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