Churches announce events, activities

Splendid Sound set to perform

Splendid Sound, a southern gospel ministry quartet featuring Dave Meyer, Jim Ray, Chelsea Clegg and Craig McCasland, will perform during the 10:45 a.m. worship service at First Christian Church (Disciples), located at 220 N. Fourth St., Steubenville.

Chicken ‘n biscuit

dinner April 5

Bell Chapel United Methodist Church, 3419 state Route 213, Steubenville, will host a chicken ‘n biscuit dinner from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on April 5.

Cost is $8 for adults and $3.50 for children age 7-12. Children age 6 and younger eat for free.

Takeouts are available. For information, call (740) 283-2239.

Free dinner Tuesday at

Jewett United Methodist

A free dinner will be offered through the Olive Branch Program at Jewett United Methodist Church on Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

The meal will feature roast beef, potatoes, carrots, dessert and beverage.

Door prizes will be given away, including gas cards and an Easter basket.

There will be a special worship service beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Brian White to perform

at Wellsburg church

Musician Brian White will present a worship concert on March 30 at the Wellsburg Church of the Nazarene, 835 Washington Pike, Wellsburg.

The service will begin at 10:45 a.m. The Rev. Dennis K. Yingling is the church’s pastor.

Philoptochos Society

members make donations

The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Philoptochos Society held a luncheon meeting on March 6 at Scaffidi’s Restaurant and Tavern with President Rikki Kamarados presiding.

There were 13 members in attendance along with the Rev. Nicholas Halkias, who gave the opening prayer.

The January charity was the Tony Teramana Cancer Center, and the February charity was A Caring Place Child Advocacy Center. March’s charity will be the choir.

Members discussed how the gyro sales this past season were “very successful.” Appreciation was expressed for the community’s support of the sale of the gyros and koulourakia (twist cookie).

The next meeting will be held April 3 at Lancelot’s in Wintersville.

Sveta Petka Kolo meets

Members of the Sveta Petka Kolo of the Holy Resurrection Serbian

Church met March 6 at Eat’n Park Restaurant with 10 members attend.

Several birthdays were acknowledged. Thank-you and get-well cards were sent.

Mary Lynn Ricci reported on plans for the Lenten dinner.

The group voted to send a donation to Urban Mission Ministries. Donations sent in March and April to the mission for its hunger program are proportionately matched through the annual Feinstein campaign.

The next meeting will be held April 3 at Eat’n Park.

Trash, treasure sale

at Mercy Baptist

The Mercy Baptist Church women will hold a trash and treasure sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 29 in the R.J. Bush Center, directly behind the church located at 3474 Pennsylvania Ave., Weirton.

Food also will be available for purchase. Patrons can dine in or get takeout.

Pine Grove UMC to hold Easter craft, vendor show

Pine Grove United Methodist Church will hold its annual Easter craft and vendor show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 12 at the Saline Township Complex in Hammondsville.

The facility is an indoor, heated complex where a variety of crafts, baked goods and Easter candy will be available. Some of the displays scheduled are wood crafts and furniture, needlework, primitive art, floral crafts, jewelry, candles, quilting crafts, garden crafts and homemade jams and jellies.

There will tickets available for an Easter dinner basket, a 50/50 prize and a vendor’s basket.

Food will be available from the kitchen for patrons to dine in or get takeout. For information, call (740 544-6010.

Kum Joyne Us Class

members plan banquet

The Kum Joyne Us Class of Kolmont Church met March 7 in the fellowship hall.

Angel Nixon said the blessing for the covered-dish dinner, and Shirley McCartney, president, presided at the meeting

Ruby Grimes led devotions from Psalms 30:1-8, and readings were given by Sharlene Wade, “God’s Promises”; Nixon, “Spring Fever”; and Maureen Black, “Mysterious Ways.”

Prayer requests were fielded.

There were nine members and one guest present at the meeting where roll call was answered with scripture. Sharlene Wade, Alice Brandon, Sara Peeler and Ruby Grimes gave monthly reports.

The mother/daughter banquet will be held in the fellowship hall on May 9, beginning at 7 p.m. Peeler, chairperson, said this year’s theme will be “The Heart of a Mother.” Members chose the menu to be served at the banquet.

Brandon gave a report from the missionaries.

Deanna Price will be the hostess for the April meeting.

Peeler held an auction.

New HeavenScent Quartet

at Bloomingdale church

The Bloomingdale Presbyterian Church, 871 State Route 152, Bloomingdale, will host a performance by HeavenScent Quartet during the 9:30 a.m. worship service on Sunday.

HeavenScent is a new quartet with more than 80 years of experience. The members have been singing in church choirs, barbershop choruses and quartets, Civic Choral events and in various other Christian choirs over the years. They have teamed up for the first time together to present a program of Southern Gospel stylings designed to please audiences and congregations, according to a church spokesperson.

The quartet includes Pat Keenan, tenor; Bill Danaher, lead; Earl Tuttle, baritone; and Harry Nicholson, bass.

There will be a social hour, which includes a light brunch, immediately following the service.

For information regarding HeavenScent, contact Nicholson at (740) 275-1401 or Danaher at (724) 986-1729.

Bethany church to host

‘Seeing the World’ workshop

Barbara Sutton, associate dean of St. John’s Seminary in Minnesota, will present “Seeing the World,” a two-day workshop March 28-29 at Bethany Memorial Church.

The workshop will introduce people to “ways of seeing” using the St. John’s Bible, the first illuminated scripture in more than 500 years.

Produced by a team of Welsh artists in Wales and Minnesotan scholars, it brings together ancient techniques of calligraphy and illumination, or intricate initials, borders and miniature illustrations, with an ecumenical Christian approach rooted in Benedictine spirituality.

Participants may try their hand at making a small, simple book. For information or to register online, go to: or contact Larry Grimes at

Relay team plans

Fun Day events

The Sycamore Survivors, the Sycamore Tree Church’s Relay for Life team, is hosting a Fun Day at the Millsop Community Center in Weirton on April 5.

The fundraiser will include a ceramics class from 10 a.m. to noon in which participants can make a lady bug flower pot or a bunny stack. The cost of $20 includes all supplies and snacks.

The day also will include a fifth- and sixth-grade dance from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. A seventh- through ninth-grade dance will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is $5 plus $2 for each photo booth sessions. A parental permission slip is required. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

All proceeds benefit the relay team.

The Sycamore Tree Church is located at 301 N. Fourth St., Steubenville.