Churches plan events, activities

Card party Sunday

in Mingo Junction

The women of St. Agnes Catholic Woman’s Club will welcome participants to their annual spring card party on Sunday to the theme “The Good Ol’ Summertime.”

The card party will be held in the St. Agnes Parish Hall, 204 St. Clair Avenue, Mingo Junction, with lunch served at 2 p.m. and games afterwards. Admission is $5 and includes lunch.

First All Valley Youth Rally set for Sunday

The Valley Youth Workers Network will hold its first “All Valley Youth Rally” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday at the Crossroads Christian Church at 110 Springdale Ave., Wintersville.

From 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. there will be a time of fellowship with refreshments before the start of the youth rally presented by youth for youth as a number of area youth ministries will have a part in the program.

The rally will include music by youth worship bands from Crossroads and Starkdale Presbyterian Church Youth; a drama performed by youth of Grace Lutheran Church; and a step dance number by the Tower of Power youth.

Eight youth ministries from the Upper Ohio Valley will be involved and other youth groups are invited to be a part of it as well, according to Bobbyjon Bauman, youth pastor at Starkdale.

There also will be free pizza, pop, games and prizes, and the coffee/smoothie shop will be open as well for those who wish to purchase beverages from there.

The evening will close out with a message by Pastor Mark Blakely of First Christian Church of Wellsville.

Triumph of the Cross CWC

discusses upcoming events

First Coordinator Terri Fernandes presided at the April meeting of the Triumph of the Cross Catholic Women’s Club where upcoming events were discussed.

The organization’s newly adopted seminarian is Gerald Alessi, a student at St. Vincent Seminary in Latrobe, Pa.

Upcoming events include:

First Holy Communion at 4 p.m. on May 3 at Holy Name Cathedral.

Deacons Tom Nelson and Ed Maxfield will be ordained at 7 p.m. on May 16 at Holy Name Cathedral.

Madonna Plan collection will be conducted after all Masses the weekend of May 10-11.

The CWC pre-convention dinner will be held June 3 at Froehlich’s Classic Corner. The cost is $30 per person. The convention will be held June 4 at Holy Family Church to the theme “Women Celebrating Women.” The cost is $20 and includes lunch at Froehlich’s.

Mickie Sellaroli and Pat Arruda were hostesses for the meeting.

Francesca Veltri, Mae DeFallo and Sue Stanko were prize winners.

The next meeting will be held May 6.

Revival services

in Pottery Addition

Evangelist David and Rachel Horn and Rebekah of Truth Life Ministries in Charleston will lead three days of revival services at Calvary Full Gospel Assembly Church, 156 Woodmont Ave., Steubenville, located in Pottery Addition.

They will be held on May 2 and 3, both days at 7 p.m., and also at 10 a.m. on May 4.

The services will include southern and country gospel music and the Second Baptist Choir from East Liverpool.

For information, contact Pastor Phil Yocum at (330) 248-3925.

Worship service time change noted at Bloomingdale church

Beginning in May, Bloomingdale Presbyterian Church, located at 871 state Route 152, will begin its Sunday worship service at 10 a.m.

The church also will be hosting a social hour featuring a light brunch after worship services every second and fourth Sunday.

Ruttencutter leads program

for Smithfield UMW

A marble game that demonstrated how people can tend to shove others away at a time when they need support the most was part of the program presented by Betty Ruttencutter when the Smithfield United Methodist Women met recently.

“We do some of these things but don’t realize it or don’t want to take the time to console others. Let us try to be more loving, understanding and try to build others up as God would have us do,” Ruttencutter said.

Virginia Young presided, offering the prayer and serving as hostess. Roll call was taken by sharing something special that had happened at Easter.

Ruttencutter read a clipping from the belongings of her father who had passed away years ago. It was about a young man who had written to God about a need for $100 and how that was solved.

Ethel Kerwood gave devotions.

Ruttencutter and Esther McCoy reported on the UMW District spring meeting they attend along with Lorrie Greene.

A discussion was held on a church project to make blankets for those in need.

It was announced that Harmony United Methodist Church in Mingo Junction will host a rummage sale that starts at 10 a.m. on May 2 and 3.

McCoy will serve as hostess for the May 19 meeting.

Philoptochos Society

designates charities

Eighteen members of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church’s Philoptochos Society met for an April 3 dinner meeting held at Lancelot’s Restaurant in Wintersville.

President Rikki Kamarados presided and led the opening prayer.

Members designated charities for April and the summer months, including the Warming Center, April; MACPAD, May; Special Olympics, June; Donna’s Angels, July; and Charity Hospice, August.

It was noted that church members are preparing for the annual Grecian Festival in June.

The society’s next meeting will be held Thursday.

‘100 Women in Red’

celebration May 3

The Women’s Ministry of the Mount Carmel Community Baptist Church, 708 N. Fifth St., Steubenville, will present its annual “100 Women in Red” celebration on May 3, beginning at 3 p.m.

Elder Rachel Armstead of the Greater Miracle Church of God in Christ in Aliquippa, Pa., will be the guest speaker.

The theme for 2014 is “Overcome by the Blood of the Lamb”‘ with the Scripture reference from Rev. 12:11.

Refreshments will be served following the program, and a love offering will be accepted. The celebration is free and open to the public.

For information, contact the church at (740) 282-9257.

Sandi Rue is the Women’s Ministry leader.

Scholarship committee to

present annual musical program

The Rev. Theodore White Scholarship Committee will present its annual musical program on Sunday at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 221 N. Seventh St., Steubenville, beginning at 4 p.m.

The Harmonizers of Morning Star Baptist Church and the Mount Zion Male Choir will be among the groups to perform with Aaliyah Mitchell of Agape Apostolic Assembly scheduled to give a piano solo.

The Rev. Patricia Angel will conduct the proceedings with the welcome given by Metta James and Millicent Slaughter presenting the purpose.

Regina Blackwell will be in charge of gifts and donations.

“The Rev. Theodore White Scholarship Committee strives to promote academics and encourage the pursuit of higher education,” a church spokesperson said. “This is an effort to support higher education of our youth and helping to ensure their future success in life.”

The Rev. Norries Hood, founder of the scholarship committee, will offer remarks, and Rose Slaughter, scholarship chairman, will give acknowledgements.

The event is open to the public.

‘Spring fling’ on May 3

to aid missions program

A “spring fling” to benefit the Monroeville Assembly of God missions program will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 3 at the Brush Creek Township Building, county Road 55, Salineville.

It will include crafts, Mother’s Day gifts, flowers, handmade knit and crochet items, handmade quilts, birdhouses, handmade jewelry, homemade soup to go and a silent auction with bids to be awarded at 4:30 p.m.