Church news from throughout the area

Riverview UMC luncheon Sunday

is free for veterans and open to public

TORONTO — Riverview United Methodist Church, located at 105 N. River Ave., will serve a free soup, sandwich and dessert luncheon to all veterans from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday.

The Riverview congregation invites all veterans and their families, as well as other community members, to worship with them for the church worship service from 11 a.m. to noon.

The luncheon also is available to the public by donation. Carryout will be available.

Jesus Prom for people with special

needs and their caretakers

FOLLANSBEE — The Follansbee Church of Christ will be hosting a Jesus Prom on Nov. 26 at the St. Francis Center, located at 805 Lee Road, Follansbee.

A free event, the prom is open to the community for people of all ages with special needs and their caretakers and/or family. Guests to the Jesus Prom can get their hair and make-up done. There will be light refreshments, prom photos and dancing. “All of our guests will get to ‘walk the red carpet’ to a host of ‘paparazzi’ as they arrive at this incredible event,” a church spokesperson said.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for guests who would like their hair and/or make-up done. Otherwise, doors will open at 6 p.m. with refreshments available at 6:30 p.m.

Although it is not required, an RSVP is encouraged by Nov. 19 by calling Kylie at (304) 914-9948; sending an e-mail to; or by visiting the church website to register at

Baked steak dinner Wednesday

at Hill Top Fellowship Hall

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

The menu is baked steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, a salad bar, Italian bread, assorted desserts and hot and cold beverages. Patrons can eat in, and takeout also will be available. Donations will be accepted.

Frozen cabbage roll, pierogie

sale in progress at Weirton church

WEIRTON — A frozen, uncooked cabbage roll and cheese and potato pierogie sale, sponsored by St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, is under way through Nov. 17.

The cost for six cabbage rolls is $18, and the cost of a dozen pierogies is $9. To place orders, call (304) 479-0196. Pick-up will be Nov. 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the church hall, located at 604 Colliers Way, across from Weirton Medical Center.

Free community Thanksgiving

dinner Thursday at Wellsburg church

WELLSBURG — The First Presbyterian Church of Wellsburg, located at 901 Charles St., will host a free community Thanksgiving dinner open to all from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday.

One-day-only pierogie, sauce sale is

Wednesday at Blessed Sacrament

WINTERSVILLE — Blessed Sacrament Church Catholic Women’s Club will sell frozen pierogies and marinara sauce from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday in the upper Sargus Hall.

Pierogies available are potato and cheese, potato and onion, sauerkraut and prune. The cost is $4 per quart of sauce and $7.50 per dozen frozen pierogi.

This will only be a one-day sale, according to a church spokesperson. Call-ahead orders also will be accepted for pick-up on the sale date. Call (740) 264-0311.

Proffitt leads pledge service for

Richmond United Methodist Women

RICHMOND — Joyce Proffitt led the pledge service at the October meeting of the Richmond United Methodist Women, drawing on the topic “We are a community united by giving.”

Proffitt opened with the verse, “This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Scriptures referenced were from John 13 and Matthew 25.

In 2019, UMW will celebrate 150 years of giving to missions and helping women, children and youth around the world, she noted.

Readers were Marge Andres, Gloria Mercer, Betty Hout and Connie Somerville.

President Sandy Burruss opened the business session by reading two articles from Response magazine, then led members in reciting the purpose of UMW. Andres reported on the fall district meeting held at Wintersville United Methodist Church. The unit will serve a meal to the members of the Jefferson County Retired Teachers Association on April 10.

Andres also gave the prayer calendar report. The district focus was United Methodist Committee on Relief, and the mission focus was Israel/Palestine.

The November meeting will be World Thank Offering.

Sue Frye was the hostess.

Grace Point Church to host

Free Thanksgiving dinner

STEUBENVILLE — Grace Point Church at 4244 Sunset Blvd., will hold its annual free community outreach Thanksgiving dinner from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday.

Transportation will be available. For information, call (740) 512-6441 or visit the website

‘Surviving the Holidays’ to be

focus of seminar set for Nov. 18

WINTERSVILLE — Blessed Sacrament Church, Main Street, is sponsoring a seminar on “Surviving the Holidays,” which will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 18.

“When you are grieving a loved one’s death, the holiday season can be especially painful,” a promotional flyer notes. The seminar is geared to help people discover how to deal with emotions, what to do about traditions, helpful tips for surviving social events and how to find hope for the future. For information, call (740) 264-1823 or e-mail

Southern gospel Christmas

concert Nov. 18 in Carrollton

CARROLLTON — The Craguns of Batavia, Ohio, will present a southern gospel Christmas concert at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Carrollton Bible Chapel, 365 Steubenville Road S.E.

The family of performers have become a national touring group, touring coast to coast and in different parts of the world, on a full-time basis.

Two food items are requested for admission to be donated to Loaves and Fishes, a local food pantry. A love offering also will be taken. A drawing will be held at the concert for one of the Craguns’ CDs. A cookie reception will follow the performance.

For information on the concert, contact Pastor Chuck Wilson at (330) 627-7376 or Richard and Judy Cunningham at (330) 323-9253.