Church news, events from throughout the area

Soup and pie sale March 9-10

at Harmony United Methodist

MINGO JUNCTION — Harmony United Methodist Church, 2119 Commercial St., is having a soup and pie sale March 9 and 10.

Vegetable and bean soup is $6 a quart. There will be a variety of pies for $8, which will be available March 10 only. For information, contact Jim McClung at (740) 535-0730.

Agape Assembly site of

fundraiser dinner Sunday

STEUBENVILLE — The Agape Homeless Shelter food pantry monthly dinner fundraiser will be held Sunday, beginning at 2 p.m. in the Agape Assembly dining hall at 535 Slack St.

The dinner donation is $12 with proceeds to help pay for the building of a distribution and warehouse center.

Prayer and Self-Denial

program for Richmond UMW

RICHMOND — The Richmond United Methodist Women met Feb. 22 in the church social hall with Marge Andres leading the “Prayer and Self-Denial” program.

Her topic was “The Parable of the Mustard Seed,” taken from Luke 13: 18-20.

Andres said Jesus likened the kingdom of God to the growth of a tiny mustard seed grows. Nineteenth and 20th century missionary movements also are likened to the sowing of the mustard seed and the resulting global growth of the church.

Readers were Gloria Mercer, Connie Somerville and Sue Frye.

President Sandy Burruss presided at the business session that included reports, the signing of cards and a gift made to missions in memory of the late Ruth Ann Hout, who was a member of the group. Mercer announced that UMW Sunday will be observed April 8.

Andres read from the prayer calendar.

Burruss read an article written by Susan Taylor, UMW national president, showing a map of where the money is spent around the world.

Twyla Pollock closed the meeting with prayer. Barbara Grimm was hostess.

Connie Somerville will lead the March 22 meeting.

Church to host April 7

dinner-theater show

PARIS — The Paris Presbyterian Church will host an interactive comedic mystery dinner-theater show on April 7 in its fellowship hall.

“Bullets for Broadway” will be presented by Retro Red Productions, with the fundraiser beginning with dinner at 6 p.m. followed by the show at 7 p.m.

The menu includes pasta, salad, bread and cake for dessert. Tickets are $15 and must be purchased in advance by calling the church office at (724) 729-3450 or sending an e-mail to Tickets may be picked up at the church from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

All proceeds will benefit Vacation Bible School.

Southern gospel group

to perform in Carrollton

CARROLLTON — The Carrollton Bible Chapel, 365 Steubenville Road S.E., Carrollton, will host the southern gospel group the Joneses in concert on March 10, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The Joneses are a family group based in Wheelersburg, Ohio, who have been a part of the National Quartet Convention in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., for the past four years. The group’s first single release from their latest CD — “Come On, Come On” — broke into the Singing News top 80 at No. 58.

A donation of two items is requested for admission to the concert and will be given to Loaves and Fishes, the local food pantry. A love offering also will be received. There will be a door prize drawing for a CD. For directions or information, call the church at (330) 627-7376 or call Richard and Judy Cunningham at (330) 323-9253 or (330) 323-5610.

Free community dinner set at

Wellsburg Presbyterian Church

WELLSBURG — The First Presbyterian Church of Wellsburg will host a free community dinner from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 15 in the church fellowship hall.

The church is located at Ninth and Charles streets.