Area churches announce events and activities

Women’s Day at Toronto church

Women’s Day will be observed Sunday at First Baptist Church in Toronto with first lady Betty Owens of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in East Liverpool as the guest speaker.

She will be joined by Pastor Rolland Owens and congregation.

There will be a fellowship dinner at 2 p.m. with services immediately afterwards. The event benefits the building fund and is open to the public.

Special services at Calvary Church

A special Pentecost Sunday celebration and revival services are planned at Calvary Church, 255 N. Fifth St., Steubenville.

Featured will be Evangelist Terry Null of Louisville, Ky. There will be special singing, spirit-filled worship and anointing preaching.

Service times are 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday in addition to 7 p.m. on both Tuesday and Wednesday.

Null has traveled extensively as an evangelist throughout the United States for more than 25 years. For several years Null also served as the pastor to a couple of churches throughout this region of the United States. His last pastorate was in Clarksburg, W.Va., where he served that congregation for approximately seven years.

“Evangelist Null has a dynamic ministry that encourges and blesses those to whom he is preaching, said the Rev. John Kotsanos, pastor of Calvary Church. “He preaches about faith, joy and righteousness. He also presents a message of salvation, deliverance and brings to light the life-changing, transforming power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ,” Kotsanos said.

Women’s Missionary Union meets

Open Door Baptist Church’s Women’s Missionary Union met with seven members present and President Mildred Richter presiding.

Saundra Tate gave the opening prayer. Rhonda Dawson served as hostess.

Members gave funds toward the group’s three supported missions. Secretary Donna Garrison gave reports.

The June shoe box collection will be going for vacation Bible school supplies, it was announced. VBS at Open Door will be held June 16-20.

Mission Dignity, which assists retired ministers and their spouses, is supported by WMU. Letters from recipients of the ministry were read by Lois Flemm and Rosemary Jennings. Tate read missionary Becky McGregor’s letter.

Gifts for Father’s Day were purchased. The card ministry is headed by Rhonda Dawson. WMU members discussed its interest in helping with postage for the church’s sewing ministry headed by Evelyn McMasters. Needed clothing is made for children and sent to various locations.

Jennings read the devotion entitled “The Birthmarks of the Believer” and an acrostic Father’s Day poem.

The next meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on July 1. Nancy Petrel will serve as hostess.

New senior pastor at Word of Life

The Rev. David Shores has been elected as new senior pastor at the Word of Life Fellowship, 565 Lovers Lane, Steubenville.

A native of Arkansas, Shores began serving in his new capacity on May 18.

Shores holds a bachelor of arts degree in pastoral ministry from Central Bible College in Springfield, Mo., and is ordained by the Assemblies of God. Together with his wife, Kristi, he has served in ministry throughout Ohio for seven years, including four years of youth ministry in Cleveland and three years of youth ministry in Dayton.

The couple have been married for 13 years and have a 1-year-old son, Michael.

Concert raises funds for mission trip

The “Allegheny Angels” Starkdale Church Youth Band performed a “Bluegrass” benefit concert June 1 at Starkdale Presbyterian Church, Steubenville, in front of 100 people. It was followed by a cake/pie auction.

The event raised approximately $700 for the youth group’s upcoming mission trip July 7-13 to the Manassas, Va.,/Washington, D.C., area to work with Habitat for Humanity and assist with putting on a Kids Bible Camp for 150 children.

Gospel tent revival starts Monday

There will be a gospel tent revival in Steubenville beginning Monday and continuing through June 13, beginning each night at 7 p.m.

The revival services will be held on Lincoln Avenue across from Beatty Park.

For information, call (740) 264-2389.

Knights plan father, daughter dance

The Knights of Columbus St. John Neumann Council is sponsoring a father and daughter dance from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on June 12 at the Belleview Clubhouse off University Boulevard, Steubenville.

The dance is free and open to the entire family. Donations will be accepted at the door, and refreshments will be offered.

Disc jockey music will feature sock hop, doo wop and swing music.

For information, contact Marshall Myers at (740) 275-6871.

Friends Dance Band to perform

Country Friends Dance Band will entertain today at Memorial Hall located at 67 Old Police Lodge Road, Colliers.

Doors open at 6 p.m., and the dance begins at 7 p.m.

Country Friends holds covered-dish dinners and jam nights Mondays and Fridays. The doors open at 4 p.m., the meal begins at 5 p.m. and the jam begins at 6 p.m.

The last Friday of each month is gospel night, during which a donation is made to a local church or charity. Country Friends Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Christian friendship and brotherly love through music. All proceeds go to charity.

For information, call (304) 527-3322 or (304) 479-1270 or visit

Lawn festival today at Grace Lutheran

Grace Lutheran Church, 2105 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville, welcomes area residents to a time of “fun, food and fellowship” at its annual lawn festival fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

There will be live entertainment, crafts, plants and books in addition to a menu that includes cabbage rolls, Italian sausage, haluski, hot dogs, mixed greens, salads, baked beans and desserts. For carryout orders, call (740) 282-9064. Deliveries will be provided to shut-ins. The church is located across from Harding Middle School.