Church news from throughout the area

Fundraiser dinner Jan. 21 for

Agape food pantry building

STEUBENVILLE — The Agape Homeless Shelter Food Pantry monthly dinner fundraiser will be held Jan. 21 beginning at 2 p.m. at the Agape Assembly Dining Hall, located at 525 Slack St.

The cost of the dinner is a $12 donation. For advance tickets call (740) 424-1152.

Proceeds will go toward the building of its distribution/warehouse center for the food pantry that provides food weekly for about 130, according to Mother Roberta Jordan.

St. Vincent de Paul Ministry

extravaganza seeking vendors

WINTERSVILLE — Vendors are being sought to participate in the ninth-annual St. Vincent de Paul Ministry Valentine’s Craft Extravaganza which will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Feb. 11 at Blessed Sacrament Church, Sargus Hall, 852 Main St.

Local artisans will sell baked goods, candles, jewelry and other handcrafted items during the extravaganza, the only fundraiser held annually to benefit the St. Vincent de Paul ministry. The event is a combined effort of Blessed Sacrament and Our Lady of Lourdes parishes.

Money raised at the extravaganza is used to purchase food for the ministry, according to organizers.

Throughout the extravaganza, vendors will offer samples, and drawings will be held for handmade items from the vendors. Vendors interested in participating can include a $25 table fee, cash or money order payable to the St. Vincent dePaul Ministry, 852 Main St., Wintersville, OH 43953. For information about becoming a vendor or to receive an application contact Linda Freed by phone at (740) 264-6539 or by e-mail to

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 this month, including:

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

— A free movie event featuring “Miracles from Heaven” will be held Monday, 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.