Church happenings

Spaghetti dinner May 10 at

Bloomingdale United Methodist

Members of the New Beginners Women’s Circle will hold their annual spring fundraiser spaghetti and meatball dinner from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on May 10 in the social hall of the Bloomingdale United Methodist Church.

Patrons can dine in or get takeout. Cost is by donation.

A free corsage will be presented to the first 50 mothers in attendance.

Three district awards presented to

Richmond United Methodist Women

The Richmond United Methodist Women met April 24 in the church fellowship room with 11 members present.

Peggy Pratt gave devotions.

Displayed on the altar table was a pitcher of water with a towel, the Holy Bible and a cross. The pitcher of water was to represent the pouring out of love for Jesus.

Barbara Grimm presented the April program – “The Road To Emmaus.” Scripture readings were given by Donna Grimm and Connie Somerville.

President Sue Frye presided at the business meeting and served as hostess. Reports were given by Grimm, secretary; Joyce Proffitt, treasurer; and Somerville, committees.

Pratt brought cards to be sent to shut-ins.

Betty Hout gave a report on the UMW spring district meeting held April 10 and attended by 16 units. Proffitt presented three awards received by the Richmond UMW, including the Mission Today Unit Award, Rainbow Unit and Five-Star Unit award.

Proffitt closed the meeting with prayer.

The next meeting will be held at 2 p.m. on May 22 in the church fellowship room.

Hill Top Fellowship Hall

to host baked steak dinner

There will be a baked steak dinner at the Hill Top Fellowship Hall located at the intersection of county Road 46 and state Route 213, Toronto, on May 14 from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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

Patrons can eat in or get takeout. Donations will be accepted.

Special showing of ‘Ragamuffin’

on Tuesday at Starkdale Presbyterian

Debuting to a sold-out house at the Orpheum Theater in January, the “Ragamuffin” movie pre-screening tour will come to Starkdale Presbyterian Church at 4600 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville, which will be hosting a showing of the film at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

Tickets are $10 for individuals and $8 for groups of 10. They can be purchased at by credit card or with cash or check at the door.

The film is a biography of the life of Rich Mullins, who died in a 1997 accident at the age of 41. He grew up in Indiana and performed with a touring Christian music group in his teens before attending Cincinnati Bible College from 1974 to 1978. Moving to Nashville in the 1980s, Mullins wrote songs for Amy Grant, Debby Boone and other notable Christian artists and recorded nine solo projects with Reunion Records.

He was nominated for 12 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards throughout his career, and had many No. 1 radio hits. His church standard, “Awesome God,” was voted in 1989 as one of the top three songs of the decade, according to the Christian Research Report.

For information, contact the church by phone or (740) 264-5309 or by e-mail at

Election Day food sale at

Mingo Presbyterian church

First United Presbyterian Church, 650 McLister Ave., Mingo Junction, will be having a soup, hoagie and haluski sale on Election Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Featured will be chicken noodle, vegetable beef, and broccoli cheese soups. Italian, meatball and beef hoagies will be available along with homemade haluski and home-baked goods.

Patrons can dine in or get takeout by calling (740) 535-0309.