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November 3, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

Mission programs topic for group

The Serve Others Circle of King's Daughters and Sons met Oct. 16 at the YWCA for a noon luncheon meeting where Ruth Ann McLaughlin presided.

For devotions, Linda Cooper read a story written by Paul Harvey entitled, "If I were the Devil." Lucille Smith gave the blessing and served as hostess and program leader.

Business reports were given by Donna Grimm and Smith. Sharon Kirtdoll, community developer for Urban Mission Ministries, presented the program, highlighting various mission activities. She noted the Thanksgiving collection is in progress with a donation of $35 providing a holiday meal for a needy family. A new program provides eye examinations and glasses.

Five members attended the meeting.

The circle will meet Nov. 20 with Jo Ann Birney serving as hostess and program leader.

Recital at Covenant Nov. 11

Valerie Stewart will play a piano recital at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1443 Belleview Blvd., Steubenville, on Nov. 11, beginning at 3 p.m.

Stewart, the church's pianist, served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force as a military bandsman playing piano and percussion and retiring as a master sergeant.

She holds a bachelor of music degree in piano performance from the Philadelphia Musical Academy. Prior to attending college she studied four years in Europe.

George Melhorn will join Stewart in the performance of music for one piano, four hands, and piano/organ duets. Melhorn, the music director, organist and choir director at Covenant, serves on the music faculty of Franciscan University of Steubenville and as accompanist for Steubenville City Schools.

The program will include music by Mussorgsky, Ravel, Debussy, Rachmaninoff and others. A free will offering will be taken with proceeds to benefit the annual presentation of Handel's "Messiah" on Dec. 21.

Holiday bazaar scheduled Nov. 10

Wintersville Community Chapel will host a holiday bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 10 in the church fellowship hall, 27 Ward Drive, Wintersville.

Setup will be a flea market style for holiday decorations and gift items. There also will be a cookie sale with all varieties sold by the dozen. The event will feature crafts, too.

There also will be a soup and sandwich sale with patrons able to eat in or get carryout. Questions can be directed to the church at (740) 264-7873.

Election Day sale at Starkdale

Starkdale Presbyterian Church will host an Election Day soup and baked goods sale from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The menu will include homemade vegetable and wedding soup; hot turkey sandwiches and sloppy joes; and homemade cookies, pies, cakes and candy.

The church is located at 4600 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville.

Smithfield UMW members meet

The Smithfield United Methodist Women met at the Weems Union Sunday School, a church with more than 100 years of history, located near what was the old Weems Railroad Station. Ginny Young presided and gave the prayer before the meeting.

A skit on Mary and Martha awaiting the arrival of Jesus in their home was narrated by Sherry Matthews, who wrote the material. Elizabeth Matthews and Betty Ruttencutter portrayed the sisters.

Roll call was given by answering the favorite things of fall.

Lorrie Greene reported the group would make a $150 pledge to the District UMW fall meeting and $25 for a book. Attending the event will be Mildred Waldman, Carolyn Rea, Greene and Matthews.

Greene read a letter from a UMW missionary family in Africa and noted that the Nov. 19 meeting would be a time to bring a collection of dimes for support of the missionary family.

Hostesses were named for the year. Pauline Pasco was the October hostess.

An invitation was extended to attend a UMW event at the Scio Church today at 6 p.m.

Revival services at Empire

The Empire United Methodist Church will host revival services, beginning Sunday and continuing through Wednesday.

Services will be held Sunday at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. in addition to Monday through Wednesday, each night at 6:30 p.m.

The Evangelist will be Ron Smith of Wilmore, Ky., the executive director of the Francis Asbury Society. Smith is a deacon and elder in the greater New Jersey Conference of the UMC. He earned his bachelor's degree in biblical studies at Asbury College and graduated with a master's of divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary, finishing ThM degree from Princeton Theological Seminary in "The History of Christian Doctrine."

Smith also received a master's of philosophy degree and doctor of philosophy degree from the Casperson School of Graduate Studies, Drew University. He has served the local church in many capacities as well as being active in missionary societies and previously was president of the Wesley Biblical Seminary in Jackson, Miss., for 13 years.

Men of Destiny meet Nov. 10

The Men of Destiny of the House of Faith, 1913 Estelle Ave., Steubenville, will meet at 9 a.m. Nov. 10.

The nondenominational gathering 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, 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.

Gyro sale set for Tuesday

The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Philoptochos Society will have its next gyro sale on Tuesday at the church from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The gyros are $6 each and the koulourakia or twist cookie $5 a dozen.

There is free delivery with orders of four or more gyros. Orders can be placed by phone at (740) 282-9835 or by Fax to (740) 282-2091. allow a minimum of 20 minutes for phone-in and Fax orders.

Walk-ins also are welcome.

Guest speaker at Word of Life

Word of Life Fellowship, 565 Lovers Lane, Steubenville, will host special guest speaker the Rev. Harold Oberschlake to minister on Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. services.

"Oberschlake is a man whose ministry is known both in this community and also in many foreign countries," a church spokesperson said. "God has directed him to preach and pray for those suffering under bondages, including, but not limited to, addiction, unforgiveness, sinful thought patterns, oppression, fear and memories of abuse. He believes that these individuals can begin 'Living a Life of Freedom' as God's power changes their lives," the spokesperson added.

The two Sunday services also will include praise and worship with the Word of Life Praise team.

The Rev. Gary Hallberg is the church's pastor.

For information, contact 264-1227.

Guest minister at Faith Chapel

Elder Donald Livingston of Steubenville will minister at Faith Chapel at the 10:45 a.m. Sunday service.

The church is located at 201 Twp. Road 375, Steubenville.

Livingston has been the pastor of Praise Temple Church of God in Christ in Steubenville for many years.

For information, contact Pastor Herman Tranter at (740) 282-3439.

Gospel Fest at Hopewell UMC

The Hopewell United Methodist Church, located on Jefferson County Road 16, Rayland, will host its "Fall Gospel Fest" at 6 p.m. Sunday.

The free event, which is open to the public, will include singing, testimonies, fellowship and fun. A time of fellowship will follow.

For information, contact the Rev. Jim Hoff, the church's pastor, at (740) (740) 310-6949.

Brentwood having food Election Day

The women of Brentwood United Methodist Church, 148 Stephens St., Wintersville, will be serving a soup, sandwich and dessert luncheon on Election Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p..m. Tuesday or until the food runs out.

There is no charge, but donations will be accepted.

Election Day sale at Unionport UMC

The Unionport United Methodist Women have planned a soup and sandwich event for Election Day on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Unionport United Methodist Church's social room.

There will be a variety of sandwiches, homemade soups, homemade pie and cake and beverages. Cost is by donation.

Claudia Good is the president of the Unionport UMW.

Healing revival services detailed

Amsterdam Covenant Church, 8247 Amsterdam Road, will host healing revival services Sunday through Wednesday led by David and Nolea Cordeau.

The services will be held at the Sunday 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. services in addition to 7 p.m. nightly Monday through Wednesday.

The Coredeaus have been ministering for more than 31 years, their focus "to build great faith in the Lord." David served in the military, was in the Vietnam War and has seen "many helped through his ministry from post traumatic stress syndrome," according to a news release.

"David and his wife have gifts of discernment and prophetic revelations, and David's dynamic preaching style are an encouragement and inspiration wherever they go," the press released noted.

For information, contact Pastor Mike Thurston at (330) 627-5903 or the church at (740) 543-3602.

Election Day sale at Two Ridges

The women of Two Ridges Presbyterian Church, 1085 Canton Road, Wintersville, are preparing homemade vegetable, turkey noodle and bean soups for the take-out soup and bake sale to be held at the church on Election Day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday.

The soup will be sold in quarts for $5.

Involved the sale are Linda Barlow, Martha Wright, Karen Goddard and Glenna Weith.

St. Andrew's taking nutroll orders

St. Andrew Orthodox Church of Mingo Junction is taking orders for nutrolls. They are $12 each.

Orders can be placed by calling Debbie at (740) 282-9380; Margie at (740) 264-5374; or Doris at (740) 543-3093.

'Thankoffering' program Nov. 11

The Trinity Women's Association of Bergholz Presbyterian Church is having its annual "Thankoffering" program Nov. 11 at 10:45 a.m.

Splendid Sound, a men's quartet, will be featured in the program.

The program is open to the public.

Food and craft bazaar today

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church located at 300 S. Fourth St., Steubenville, will hold a food and craft bazaar today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A variety of crafts, gifts and Greek and non-Greek food items will be available for sale.

The event is being sponsored by the Holy Trinity Youth Group. For information, contact Rikki at (740) 632-4311.

Retirement event for Sharon Kirtdoll

Urban Mission Ministries and Neighborhood Community Development Center are hosting a celebration for Sharon L. Kirtdoll, community developer and NCDC director of Urban Mission, on her retirement after 34 years.

It will be held beginning at 3 p.m. Nov. 11 at Froehlich's Classic Corner, Steubenville. Tickets are $25 with reservations due Monday. For information, call (740) 282-8010.

Men's Weekend at Greater Zion

Greater Zion Temple Brotherhood presents its annual men's weekend Nov. 10-11 to the theme "Men Under Construction."

The Nov. 10 event for men only will include a breakfast and worship beginning at 9 a.m. at the church located at 500 N. Fifth St., Steubenville. The breakfast and workshop is $10.

On Nov. 11 dinner will be served after the 10:30 a.m. service. There will be an afternoon worship service at 4 p.m. at the church open to all. The Rev. John Kotsanos will be the guest speaker.

The church pastor is Bishop Roy Dawkins.

For information or tickets, call (740) 282-1046.

Church to sell sandwiches

Christ Episcopal Church at 1014 Main St., Wellsburg, will be selling roast beef sandwich lunches from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday.

The cost is $6.50, which includes sandwich, chips, beverage and a slice of pumpkin sheet cake. Individual sandwiches are $4.50 each. Take-out and delivery to local businesses and shut-ins is available by calling (304) 737-3432 after 8:30 a.m. on that day.

Franklin UMW to hold bazaar

The Franklin United Methodist Women will hold their annual Fall-Christmas Bazaar Nov. 10 at Franklin United Methodist Church, 1231 Washington Pike, Wellsburg.

Soup, sandwiches variety of crafts and baked goods will be sold, and there will be a white elephant table also.

Members of the United Methodist Church of Independence, Pa. also are participating.

The group supports mission projects at the local, national and international level.

Measure Up program

check presented

Shawn Zarych, grand knight of the Mingo Knights of Columbus 4361, recently presented a check from the Measure Up program to the Jefferson County Vocational School Transition to Work program represented by its instructor Christina Henderson.

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