Church news from throughout the area

New Year’s Eve evening service at

Steubenville Church of the Nazarene

STEUBENVILLE — The Steubenville Church of the Nazarene, 511 Woodlawn Road, Steubenville, will hold a special service New Year’s Eve service beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday.

The Rev. Ed Spangler, guest minister, will be “singing and preaching as we see the old year out and the new year in,” according to Pastor Ron Miller.

Wiz Kidz Learning Center having

ice breaker pizza party Jan. 7

STEUBENVILLE — An ice breaker party for the Math Facts Class being offered at the Wiz Kidz Learning Center at Quinn Memorial A.M.E. Church, 515 North St., Steubenville, will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 7.

Pupils in third through fifth grade can sign up at the pizza party.

The Math Facts Class will focus on multiplication and division and subtraction and addition. The goal is instant recall of multiplication, division, subtraction and division.

For information, contact Renee Thompson at (740) 317-5224.

Gyro sale Jan. 9, Feb. 13 at

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church

STEUBENVILLE — Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church’s Philoptochos Society will hold its next gyro sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Jan. 9 at the church, which is located at 300 S. Fourth St., Steubenville.

Patrons may enter through the bar door by the alley. The gyros are $7 each, and there is a 25 cent charge for extra tzatziki sauce. Also available are koulourakia or twist cookies for $6 a dozen.

There is free delivery on orders of four or more gyros. Orders may be placed by phone 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.

The society’s last gyro sale will be held Feb. 13.

Gathering Place Coffee Shop offering

variety of events during January

BURGETTSTOWN — The Gathering Place Coffee Shop at Paris Presbyterian Church, 127 Steubenville Pike, Paris (Burgettstown), has announced a number of events being held there in January. They include:

— Color Me Calm, an opportunity for adults to relax and color, will be held at 10 a.m. on Jan. 9 and Jan. 23.

“We have a great time of fellowship and enjoy a time to express our creative side by coloring. You need not be an expert or have elaborate materials to join us. We simply come together for fellowship and a time to unwind while coloring,” a spokesperson said.

— The Gathering Place Book Club will meet from noon to 2 p.m. on Jan. 5 and continues to do the first Friday of the month. The group is open to everyone in the community. “Read a book of your choice and share your review with others in the group,” a spokesperson noted. Lunch will be included

— The Sharing Hope luncheon series kicks off Jan. 10 and features speaker Carol Chwala, who has battled cancer three times, will be held at noon on Jan. 10, beginning with a light lunch. There is no cost but an RSVP is appreciated.

“Carol will be sharing her miraculous healing story with us,” a spokesperson noted.

— A free movie event featuring “Miracles from Heaven” will be held Jan. 15, beginning at noon. Popcorn will be provided. Another free movie event will be held at noon on Jan. 22, featuring “UnPlugged.”

— An evening of music with Julie Nickell will be held at 7 p.m. on Jan. 26.

— Bingo for fun will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 29. Coffee, ice tea and a bagged snack will be provided. A small prize will be awarded for each bingo winner.

— Lunch with Andy Sykes, an elder law attorney, will be held at noon on Jan. 31. Sykes will be sharing information on elder law and hold a question-and-answer time.

For information on events, call (724) 729-3450 or visit the website at or the church’s Facebook.

Presbyterian Church of Cadiz to offer

new program for senior citizens

CADIZ — The Presbyterian Church of Cadiz, 154 W. Market St., is offering a new program for the community’s senior citizens.

Called Seniors Afternoon Social, the program is scheduled for the first and third Wednesdays of every month and will provide a soup and sandwich meal starting at noon. It will be followed by an activity, for example, such as bingo, card playing or sing-alongs. “We’re excited to offer something for the community’s senior citizens,” said church Pastor Erica Harley. “So often times churches focus their community activities on youth, and that’s terrific, but a community’s older adults need to have a place to meet their friends and enjoy time together,” she said.

For information, contact the church office at (740) 942-2366.

‘Watch Night’ New Year’s Eve

service planned at Richmond UMC

RICHMOND — Richmond United Methodist Church, 112 S. Sugar St., will host a “Watch Night” celebration at the church from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday.

The family-friendly event on New Year’s Eve will include games for all ages and food, cards, air hockey, cornhole and board games. The evening will conclude with a brief worship service and communion.