Church news from throughout the Valley

Gyro sale set for Tuesday

at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox

STEUBENVILLE — The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Philoptochos Society will hold its next gyro sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the church.

The gyros sell for $7 each, and there will be a 25 cent charge for extra tzatziki sauce. There also will be koulourakia — twist cookies — available for $6 a dozen.

There is free delivery available on orders of four or more gyros.

Orders can be called in to (740) 282-9835 the day of the sale or by Fax to (740) 282-2091. Patrons should allow a minimum of 20 minutes for phone and fax orders. Walk-ins also are welcome.

St. John Fisher holding

annual Oktoberfest Sunday

RICHMOND — St. John Fisher Church, located at 7457 state Hwy. 152 South, Richmond, will hold its annual Oktoberfest celebration from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The menu will include roasted turkey and pork loin, mashed potatoes and gravy, haluski, sauerkraut, green beans, stuffing, rolls, an assortment of homemade desserts, and coffee, tea, punch and water.

The dinner cost is $10 for adults; $5 for children ages 4 to 11; and free for children 3 and younger. Takeout is available by calling (740) 765-4142.

The event will include live music, a 50/50 drawing and basket drawings. Winners need not be present. There also will be a country kitchen with homemade crafts and treats.

Hammondsville church

to hold homecoming Sunday

HAMMONDSVILLE — Grant’s Hill Church, located on county Highway 55, Hammondsville, will be celebrating its annual homecoming on Sunday, beginning at 2 p.m.

Special music will be provided by Friends, a Wintersville-based group. Pastor Susan Clegg will deliver the message. Lunch will follow at the Monroeville Senior Center.

Sonshine Bible Club set

to resume on Monday

STEUBENVILLE — The Sonshine Bible Club will resume its fourth year of operation starting Monday at First Westminster Presbyterian Church from approximately 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. for pupils at East Garfield, West Pugliese and Wells Academy.

Pupils can join by having their parents sign a permission slip provided at the elementary school office. They will be driven by bus to the church.

The first half of the year will be for third- and fourth-graders, and the second half of the year will be for first- and second-graders. The final club meeting of the 20-17-18 school year will be May 7.

For information, contact Bobbyjon Bauman, president of the Ohio Valley Network, at (608) 556-3068.

Seventh Day Adventist

Church hosting seminar

WEIRTON — The Weirton Seventh Day Adventist Church, located at 600 Colliers Way in Weirton, is continuing its seminar at 7 p.m. Sunday on “Hope Revealed Through Bible Prophecy.”

Pastor Stewart Pepper will be the presenter of the free seminar open to the public.

Pleasant Valley UMC

to host two-day sale

WEIRTON — Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church, 101 Lisa Court, will hold its two-day semi-annual quality rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 13 and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 14.

The sale will include “loads of quality clothing” and various household items among other goods.

Sugar Grove United Methodist

announces evening speakers

TORONTO — Pastor Frank Hudson will be the featured speaker for the 7 p.m. Sunday service at Sugar Grove United Methodist Church, located on county Road 68, Toronto.

Pastor Rick Riggs will be the 7 p.m. speaker on Oct. 15.

Singspiration Oct. 22

at Second Baptist Church

STEUBENVILLE — Second Baptist Church, 717 Adams St., Steubenville, will host a singspiration marking the anniversary of the Voices of Second on Oct. 22, beginning at 4 p.m.

Carolyn Simmons and Juanita Slappy are co-chairs of the event that will feature various choirs ministering in music. It is free and open to the public.

Patricia Herring is choir president. The church’s pastor is the Rev. Marvin Barner Jr.

‘Never Too Old’ program

topic for Richmond UMW

RICHMOND — Sue Frye led the program when the Richmond United Methodist Women met Sept. 28 at the church, drawing from the topic, “We are Never Too Old for God to Use Us for His Purpose.”

Frye read scripture from Romans 8:28 and Luke 2: 36,37, regarding Anna, a prophetess “of great age.”

Betty Hout, Joyce Proffitt and Twyla Pollock were readers for a “Rice in a Bowl” skit. Frye noted the unit of older women serve and inspire others, encouraging younger women of the church. Frye closed with prayer.

President Sandy Burruss presided at the business session that included reports. The UMW fall district meeting will be held Oct. 19 at Wintersville United Methodist Church. Attendees are asked to bring canned food items.

Marge Andres reported on the Rada kitchen utensil sale and the prayer calendar. Gloria Mercer was hostess, assisted by Frye. Cheryl Cline gave the closing prayer.

The next meeting is Oct. 26.

Pie and cake auction

Oct. 14 at Mount Carmel

STEUBENVILLE — The EmpowHER Women’s Ministry of Mount Carmel Community Baptist Church, located at 708 N. Seventh St., Steubenville, will sponsor its second-annual pie and cake auction from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 14.

The event will include local vendors, a Chinese auction, food and music provided by a DJ.

On Oct. 15, the church will celebrate Praise in the Valley, beginning at 4 p.m. and featuring area soloists, mime ministries and praise and worship teams. Light refreshments will be served after the 4 p.m. worship experience.

The Rev. Benjamin L. Calvert II is the senior pastor. Deacon Sandi Rue is the spiritual leader of the EmpowHER Women’s Ministry.

Sing Praise Musicfest

Oct. 14 in Burgettstown

BURGETTSTOWN — The Sing Praise Musicfest 2017, a free contemporary Christian music festival, will be held from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 14 at Abundant Grace Bible Chapel, 1080 Steubenville Pike, Burgettstown, located 1 mile from Iannetti’s Garden Center on old Route 22 in Florence.

There will be free food throughout the day along with live contemporary Christian music provided by Marshall Fike, 11 a.m.; Mount Pleasant Worship, noon; Allegheny Angels, 1 p.m.; Cross Point Worship, 2 p.m.; Cross Vision, 3 p.m.; and Led By Mercy, 4 p.m. A worship service will be held at 5 p.m. A campfire will follow. For information, visit

Friends and Family Day

Celebration in Weirton

WEIRTON — The Weirton Heights Church of Christ, located at 3169 Pennsylvania Ave., Weirton, will present a free Friends and Family Day Celebration on Oct. 15. It also will the first day of a fall gospel meeting featuring David Kenny of Wadsworth, Ohio.

The Friends and Family Celebration will begin after the morning worship. A free potluck luncheon will be served along with special messages about families, presented by Steve Smithbauer, local evangelist at the Weirton Heights Church of Christ, and Tony Derby, local evangelist for the Colliers Way Church of Christ.

The event is free and open to the public. For information call (304) 723-1160.

The Fall Gospel meeting will be held Oct. 15,-19, featuring lessons about unity in the church in addition to the life of Walter Scott and Alexander and Thomas Campbell.

Rollback Sunday Oct. 15

at Oakland Presbyterian

WEIRTON — Rollback Sunday is planned for Oct. 15 at Oakland Presbyterian Church, located at Wylie Ridge Road, Weirton.

Guest speaker for the Sunday service will be the Rev. Bruce Pursell of Harrisburg, Pa., who served as pastor from 1973-77. The sermon topic will be “Overcoming Growth Barriers.”

A luncheon in the fellowship hall will follow the service.

Women’s Missionary Union

members hold meeting

COLLIERS — The Open Door Baptist Church Women’s Missionary Union held its October meeting with seven members attending.

Vice President Rhonda Dawson presided with President Mildred Richter present. Donna Garrison gave the opening prayer. Members contributed to the three supported missions.

Reports were given by Secretary Donna Garrison, Treasurer Pam Holden and Rhonda Dawson, card ministry.

October Operation Christmas Child items are personal care items, such as hairbrushes, colorful adhesive bandaids, hairbows, etc. The church’s annual birthday dinner will be held after services Oct. 22. All are welcome to attend.

Correspondence from Missionary Becky McGregor was read by Rosemerry Jennings. Sandra Tate read a devotional titled “What’s in Your Purse?”

The next meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 7. Pam Holden is meeting hostess.