at local church
The widespread search for jobs, combined with high unemployment, has prompted the Christian Science congregation in Steubenville at 600 Lovers Lane to invite Christian Science Practitioner Betty O'Neal to present a one-hour talk entitled "Secure Employment for Everyone."
The talk is free - no collection will be taken - and open to the public and will be given in the church auditorium on May 12 at 5 p.m.
"O'Neal was introduced to Christian Science as a teenager and she was intrigued how God is defined as Love and entirely good. As she began applying what she was learning, more and more love and good came into her life. Personal, and later on, professional challenges were overcome through her love for and enlarged understanding of God," according to a press release.
O'Neal earned a master's degree in education from Cambridge College, worked as a human resources professional, serves as a volunteer mentor and coach for unemployed and underprivileged women and hosted a local television program in Boston.
"Her love and compassion for others led her into the full-time public practice of Christian healing, and she has advertised her "Practice" in the Christian Science monthly Journal for the past 30 years," the news release said.
Zion to welcome
Swope to pulpit
Zion United Church of Christ, 139 N. Fifth St., Steubenville, will welcome the Rev. Glenn Swope to the pulpit on Sunday and May 20.
Swope was Zion's minister during the 1970s. His wife, Carol, was a teacher in the Indian Creek School District. Both were active in the community, participating in a number of music and theater productions.
Worship services begin at 11 a.m. both Sundays with a coffee hour beginning at 10:15 a.m. each Sunday to greet the Swopes. There also will be a finger-food reception for them following the May 20 service.
The slide show presented at the 150th anniversary celebration of the church in October will be shown on May 20.
A "One Night with the King" celebration and dinner are being organized by the P.O.W. Ministry, Habitation of God's Glory, for May 11 at 6 p.m. at the River Christian Fellowship located at 183 Nessley St., Empire.
The celebration will consist of Jewish dancing with Nancy Mechling; special prophetic dancing by Rachel Vilano; and special music by Pastor Sharon Miller. Guest speaker will be Marsha Bearman of Monroeville, Pa., who was born and raised Jewish. "She encountered the Lord Jesus vision while giving her bar mitzvah speech. He revealed himself to her as her messiah," according to a news release.
The cost of the dinner is $12. RSVP to Aimee at (740) 317-6189; Carol at (740) 765-4623; or Traci at (304) 670-1461. Payments also can be mailed to P.O.W. Ministry, 903 N. Third St., Toronto, OH 43964.
All women are welcome to attend.
St. Agnes CWC
plans for banquet
The April meeting of St. Agnes Catholic Woman's Club was held in the parish hall with Rose Giampolo presiding.
The opening and closing prayers were given by the Rev. James Dunfee.
One funeral dinner was served, it was announced.
Barbara Crugnale said the card party and main drawing were very successful and expressed appreciation for everyone's help.
The winners were: $200, Lorraine Golec; $150, Robert Renforth; and $100, Carol Howard.
The May/Spring Banquet will be held May 15 in the parish hall.
A schedule was established for the members to do the Madonna Collection at the Masses on May 14-15.
Starting in August, meetings will begin at 6 p.m. There will be no meetings in June or July.
In October, the International Traveling Statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be at St. Agnes, according to Dunfee. There also is a trip planned for upstate New York in the fall.
Bookmark favors were distributed to members.
Velma Cilli won the drawing while Lil Parmenter won the door prize.
Hostesses were Cilli, Lil Parmenter, Josephine Potenzini and Connie Sohovich.
Beginning Sunday and until further notice, St. Paul A.M.E. Church, Smithfield, will be holding its Sunday services at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) on High Street in Smithfield.
Sunday School will begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by the morning worship service at noon, with the Rev. L.A. Gatewood presiding.
at Bergholz church
Sunday will be a special day in the life of the Bergholz Church of Christ as "Celebration Sunday" will be an occasion to recognize individuals and groups who have served the church in special ways.
That will include the church board, ladies aid, choir and youth ministry. There will be special music provided by the Sunday school, children and adult choir.
A memory board showcasing a pictorial history of the church established in February 1904 will be on display. Also on display will be what are believed to be the original communion chalice and cups for the church.
The celebration also will include the recognition of individuals "who have faithfully served our congregation in various volunteer capacities such as music, coffee work and teaching. We also will celebrate the completion of several building improvement projects," according to a news release.
The fellowship hall has been the site of improvements such as a restroom, additional cabinet and serving counter space and a renovated basement. New windows and a door have been installed in the church nursery area.
Refreshments will be served in the fellowship hall following the service.
All Daughters Tea
set for May 22
The Tiltonsville United Methodist Church's Willing Workers will host an All Daughters Tea on May 22 at 4 p.m.
There will be a performance by the musical group "WE3," and there will be games, prizes and a Chinese Auction. All women are welcome to attend.
Those interested in attending should RSVP by May 15 by calling the church office at (740) 859-2280. The church is located at 106 Grandview Ave., Tiltonsville.
TheBurning Bush Tabernacle at 213 Kirtdoll Way, Mingo Junction, will hold a pre-Mother's Day worship service May 12 at 1 pm.
The ministry of Sister Rachel Vilano of Martins Ferry will be featured. Vilano also ministers in dance, intercession and art and has done so throughout the United States and abroad.
There will be a free fellowship dinner served following the service. The public welcome to attend.
For information, call the church at (740) 535-0755.
The Unionport United Methodist Women met recently with Claudia Good, president, conducting the meeting.
Nancy Hyde read the purpose and presented the program.
Monetary gifts were given to Urban Mission Ministries for the Feinstein hunger campaign and to the Ken Sawka family missionaries.
After the meeting, the group had its "famous luncheon salad bowl."
House of Faith
Pastor Christopher Green of Durham, N.C., will begin preaching at the House of Faith, 1913 Estelle Ave., Steubenville, every first and second Sunday of the month.
Green moved to the Ohio Valley in the 1970s and began attending the DTM Bible Training Center in Moundsville in August 2007.
He will be receiving his doctorate degree of divinity this month. He has been ordained under DTM Victory Center for several years and is the associate pastor.
treasure sale set
The Follansbee United Methodist Church, 1002 Virginia Ave., Follansbee, will hold a Mother's Day treasure sale on May 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the fellowship hall.
"Bring mom for a day out or buy her a special handcrafted gift. The treasures include baked goods, wreaths and crafts, flowers and special gifts, jewelry, purses and flowers," according to a news release.
Food also will be available.
For information, contact Dee at (304) 527-3993.
to be program
Music therapy featuring live music with the Howards and Westlings will be featured at the Lupus Support Group meeting set for Monday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hampton Inn, University Boulevard, Steubenville.
Walter and Pat Howard are the project coordinators, and Iris Callahan is the outreach worker.
For His Glory
to perform Sunday
Scio Presbyterian Church, 101 N. Eastport St., Scio, will host a performance by For His Glory Christian southern gospel singers on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the church.
It is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. A love offering will be taken.
For information, call Linda at (740) 945-4521.
Men of Destiny
to meet May 12
Men of Destiny of the House of Faith, 1913 Estelle Ave., Steubenville, will meet May 12 at 9 a.m.
The nondenominational group is open to all men.
"Come and see how we can better our relationship with Christ, witness to others, help our neighbors, improve our community, and build bonds of friendship with men inside and outside of our church with Christian fellowship," said Ron Boyuk, president.
For information, call (740) 264-5070.