Churches plan activities, events

Pastor’s anniversary to be celebrated

The Free Baptist Church of Toronto will celebrate the 17th anniversary of its pastor, the Rev. Robert E. Harris, on Sunday.

The morning speaker will be Evangelist Hattie Moreland of Free Baptist, Toronto, and the 3 p.m. afternoon speaker will be Pastor Roosevelt Thompson of First Baptist Church, Wellsville, along with his congregation.

A fellowship dinner will be held at 2 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

Youth events at Second Baptist

The Second Baptist Congress Committee of Second Baptist Church at 717 Adams St., Steubenville, is organizing the Annual Youth Explosion and Youth Choir Workshop to be held at the church.

The youth choir workshop will be held on Sept. 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with registration beginning at 9 a.m. There is a $5 fee per youth attending the workshop. Topics will include choir etiquette, vocal and breathing technique and “Choir Purpose: Ministry Through Song.”

The annual youth explosion on Sept. 15 will be held at 6 p.m., featuring the workshop choir in concert.

Guest director is Tara C. Pollock, minister of music, Youngstown.

Vivian McLoyd is the founder of the congress committee.

For information, call (740) 282-4949.

First gyro sale of the season tuesday

The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Philoptochos Society will have its first gyro sale of the season from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the church located at 300 S. Fourth St., Steubenville.

The gyro sells for $6 each and the koulourakia (twist cookie) is $5 per dozen.

There is free delivery for order of four gyros or more. There will be a 25 cent charge for extra tzatziki sauce.

Orders can be phoned in to (740) 282-9835 or fax to (740) 282-2091. Patrons should allow a minimum of 20 minutes for phone-in and fax orders.

Walk-ins also are welcome.

Dinner to aid Friday Friends

St. Anthony Parish is organizing a spaghetti dinner to benefit Friday Friends Backpack Program, which provides weekend food packages to children in Brooke County schools who are at risk of malnutrition.

The dinner will be held from noon to 5 p.m. on Sept. 29 at the St. Francis Centre located at 805 Lee Road, Follansbee. The phone number is (304) 527-1279.

The dinner will include spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread and butter, dessert, cold drinks and coffee.

Cost is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children age 4 to 12. Patrons can dine in and carryout orders. There will be free local delivery.

Tickets are on sale in advance and at the door.

Chrisagis Brothers at Brentwood

The Chrisagis Brothers will perform a mini-concert at 10 a.m. Sunday at Brentwood United Methodist Church in Wintersville of songs from four of their CDs, including their latest “Conversations With God.”

The Chrisagis Brothers have been traveling throughout the United States lately non-stop with Ron Retzer and the other members of their touring team of entertainers, including Bob Wolfe, Jennifer Galownia & Leslie Thermes.

They recently were seen on Daystar Network, Watchmen Broadcasting Network, Sky-Angel, Dove Network and Babbie Mason’s syndicated talk show Babbie’s House.

Triumph CWC plans Fall card party

The Triumph of the Cross Catholic Women’s Club met Sept. 3 with Terri Fernandes, first coordinator, presiding and discussion including the fall card party.

It will be held Sept. 15 at the Holy Rosary auditorium on Rosemont Avenue, Steubenville. Doors will open at 1 p.m. Admission is $6, and lunch will be served.

The October meeting will involve discussion on the Christmas party in December.

CWC Sunday will be observed on Oct. 27.

The Rev. Thomas Nau reported the Priestly Ordination Mass for Deacon Edward Maxfield and Deacon Thomas Nelson will be held May 17, beginning at 7 p.m.

Nau also discussed the proposed renovations for Holy Name and Holy Rosary Church buildings.

Donna Collins, Donna Medves and Dorothy McDonough were prize winners.

Like to sing the old hymns?

Do you like to sing the old hymns?

If so, the Castleman Run United Methodist Church, located 1.7 miles outside Bethany, will host hymn sing-alongs on Tuesdays beginning Sept. 17. They will get under way at 6 p.m.

Attendees will assemble around the piano, sing their favorite hymns and enjoy some light refreshments, according to a promotional flyer.

Bringing instruments is encouraged.

For information, contact Shirley Kemp at (304) 829-4342.

Baked steak dinner at Hill Top

Hill Top Presbyterian Church will host a baked steak dinner from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 18 in the fellowship hall located at the corner of county Road 46 and state Route 213, Toronto.

The menu will be baked steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, salad bar, homemade pie, and hot and cold beverages.

Donations will be accepted, and carryout will be available.

District UMW fall meeting Oct. 10

The Ohio Valley District United Methodist Women members will hold their annual fall meeting on Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church in Carrollton.

There will be a social time from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. with coffee, juice and pastries served.

The featured speaker will be the Rev. Benita Rollins, district superintendent of Tuscarawas District, whose topic will be “poverty.” Sue Rogers will address the work of the East Ohio Conference Appalachian Ministries.

The fall meeting will include special music, the introduction of the 2014 recipient of “2 Cents and a Prayer,” love offerings from individual units, a free will offering from attendees to go toward the district pledge, information on the UMW reading program and the installation of the 2014 district officers.

Women attending are asked to bring items for the Pleasant Memories Preschool, a Christian preschool based in the Mount Pleasant UMC in Carroll County.

Reservations for the event are $6 for lunch due by Oct. 4. Checks should be made out to Linda Groves and mailed to her attention at 1135 Lake Shore NW, Carrollton, OH 44615. For information, call (330) 627-4564.

Child care is available if requested in advance, and a sack lunch should be brought for each child.

Wintersville church events detailed

The Wintersville Church of the Nazarene, located at 388 Longvue Drive, Wintersville, is planning two upcoming events.

First up is a free seminar from noon to 3 p.m. Sept. 14 entitled “Winning My Race” presented by Drs. Erin and Nick Greiner.

“We invite you to come and discover how the foods children eat can affect their behavior; how you and your family can live a healthier lifestyle and lose weight; and how to overcome medical conditions through healthy eating,” a church spokesman said.

The church also will host a “giant rummage sale, bake sale and lunch” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 21. Items available will include furniture, appliances, toys and clothes in addition to a table of baked goods and lunch with takeout available.

For information on either event, call the church at (740) 264-3688.

Sale, auction at Tiltonsville UMC

Tiltonsville United Methodist Church is hosting a fall harvest craft sale and Chinese auction on Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Vendors will be selling crafts, fall and holiday decor, jewelry and beauty products. There will be food available.

Interested vendors can reserve a table by calling (740) 859-2280; by e-mailing to; or by liking Tiltonsville UMC on Facebook and message TUMC.

The cost for table rental is $10. The church is located at 106 Grandview Ave.

Dinner scheduled at Rosemont Chapel

Rosemont Chapel in Steubenville will host a spaghetti dinner from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sept. 14.

The menu also will include bread, dessert and drink. The cost is $6 for adults and $3.50 for children under age 12. Patrons can dine in or get carryout orders.

There also will be miscellaneous items for sale with degreaser also available.

The church is located at the corner of Williams Boulevard and Goulds Road. For information, call (740) 282-9128.

Smithfield church to mark anniversary

St. Paul A.M.E. Church of Smithfield will celebrate its 177th anniversary with a banquet to be held Sept. 29 at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville, beginning at 4 p.m.

The theme will be “To God Be the Glory.”

Members of St. Paul, along with former pastors, will be recognized at the event. Connie Vinson will serve as mistress of ceremonies with Cynthia Smith as musical guest. Both women are from Second Baptist Church in Steubenville.

Tickets for the banquet are $25 per person and can be purchased by Sept. 20 by contacting Brenda Harris at (740) 769-7846); Jada Dalton at (740) 537-1629; or Lisa Mason at (740) 424-8148.

The Rev. L. A. Gatewood is pastor of St. Paul A.M.E. Church.

Weirton church having festival

The Marland Heights Community Church will hold the annual fall festival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 21 at the church’s ballfield located at 3900 Bright Way, Weirton.

The event will include food and drinks, games, face-painting and puppets.

Several vendors will be on hand, including Avon, Tastefully Simple, 31, Dove Chocolates and Origami Owl. Any vendors interested in participating in the event should contact Joanne Redd at

The church is asking the public to help name the ballfield and shelter. Name suggestions can be made on the church’s Facebook page by searching Marland Heights Community Church.

The winning name will be announced at the festival.

In the event of inclement weather, the festival will be held indoors. The event is free and open to the public.

Bell Chapel UMC to host dinner

Bell Chapel United Methodist Church located at 3419 state Route 213, Steubenville, will hold its annual chicken ‘n biscuit dinner on Sept. 14 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Cost of the meal served family style is $8 for adults and $3.50 for children ages 7 to 12.

For information, call (740) 283-2239.

The dinner is sponsored by the church’s United Methodist Women and United Methodist Men’s groups.

Holy Family CWC plans card party

Cynthia Hoerchler, president of the Catholic Women’s Club of Holy Family Church, presided at the club’s Aug. 12 meeting where plans were made for the fall card party.

It will be held on Sept. 22 at Marla Hall beginning at 2 p.m. Admission is $6. Lunch will be served.

There will be table prizes and a drawing.

Members of the CWC are in charge of the event.

Church hosting Coffee with the Author

The Paris, Pa., Presbyterian Church will host Susan Spencer-Smith during their Coffee With the Author event at noon Sept. 25 at The Gathering Place Coffee Shop located at 127 Steubenville Pike.

Spencer-Smith, author of “Death in the Parsonage” and “The Preacher Lady’s Cookbook,” will discuss her setting of “Biddlebourne,” a fictionalization of Middlebourne. For information, call (724) 729-3450.