Weirton church has new pastor
The Weirton First Church of the Nazarene will welcome its new pastor, the Rev. Brian Richardson, and his family Aug. 19 at the church located at 415 Colliers Way.
"A native of Fairmont, West Virginia, I am excited to be returning to my home state to serve my God, my church, and the greater-Weirton community," said Richardson, who added he was looking forward to becoming a part of the Weirton Church of the Nazarene family.
Richardson worked as a chemist and researcher for Abbott Laboratories in Columbus, Ohio, and Proctor & Gamble in Cincinnati, Ohio, prior to entering ministry. He graduated from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in 1996. Richardson began his ministry in 2001 as an associate/children's pastor in Dayton, Ohio.
He and his wife, Amy, have served in the Dayton area for 11 years, and for the past six years at the West Carrollton Church of the Nazarene. Richardson has served at the local, district, regional and denominational levels of children and family ministries in the Church of the Nazarene.
Richardson and his wife recently celebrated their 16th wedding anniversary and have five children, aged 5 to 14. He enjoys playing baseball with his sons, watching Steelers and Mountaineers football, golfing and running.
Trash, treasure sale at chapel
Rosemont Chapel located at the corner of Goulds Road and Williams Boulevard, Steubenville, will be the site of a trash and treasure sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 18.
The sale will include miscellaneous household items, Stanley degreaser, sandwiches and baked goods.
Special guests at
The Rev. Ed and Christy Moore of St. Clairsville, formerly with Risen Witness, will be special guests at the 10:45 a.m. Sunday service at Faith Chapel of Steubenville, located at 201 twp. Road 375, Steubenville.
The Moores will be playing and singing worship music with the Rev. Ed Moore ministering the word of God. He is the owner of Moore's Music Emporium in Bridgeport.
The Rev. Herman Tranter is pastor of the church. The phone number is (740) 282-3439.
Guest speaker at LaBelle View
LaBelle View Church of Christ, 301 Ohio Ave., Steubenville, will host guest speaker Hoyt W. Allen Jr. at its 10 a.m. Sunday service.
A native of Follansbee and 1957 graduate of Follansbee High School, Allen is associate executive director with the KYOWVA Evangelistic Association. His office is within the Central Christian Church in Ironton, where he resides with his wife, the former Sharon Moffett of Weirton, also a graduate of Follansbee High School.
The association's name represents three states of the Tri-State Area - Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia. It began in 1950 and has ever launched or assisted more than 50 congregations, three camps and one evangelizing fellowship, according to a news release. It works with independent Christian churches and Churches of Christ within a 100-mile radius of Ironton although its outreach has extended to more than 30 states.
Allen will preach at the 11 a.m. service and present a Bible lesson and KYOWVA program during the 10 a.m. Sunday school period for adults and teenagers.
Tom Arehart is the pulpit minister at the church, a regular supporter of KYOWVA, which provides aid to churches in a number of ways. Some of the ways are financially supporting evangelists for congregations in need; beginning new congregations; organizing a church building group of volunteers to donate labor; offering seminars; and spearheading a recycling program of Christian materials to congregations in need.
Hoyt was employed by Weirton Steel for nearly 10 years before enrolling at Kentucky Christian University, graduating from there in 1972. He also has done graduate work at Cincinnati Christian University; Summit Theological Seminary in Peri, Ind.; Shawnee State University, Portsmouth; Ohio University in Ironton; Louisville Bible College; and Ashland Community College. He holds a master of divinity and doctor of ministry degrees from Lake Charles Bible College in Lake Charles, La. Allen became part of KYOWVA in 1984 and founded the Jackson Church of Christ and has held seven located ministries.
Hoyt served as pulpit minister locally at Plum Run Church of Christ, Rayland, and First Christian Church in Chester. He became a full-time evangelist for the KYOWVA Evangelistic Association in February 1984 and became its executive director in September 1996. He semi-retired in 2011 but continues to serve as associate executive director.
Doug Snyder guest speaker at church
Brother Doug Snyder will be the guest preacher at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service at Port Homer Community Church located at 2454 county Road 68, Toronto.
Snyder is an evangelist for People for Jesus Ministries that Snyder said the Lord led him to initiate in 1996. It has involved preaching on the streets and in churches in America and ministering for 12 years in six nations in Africa, planting churches there.
His sermon title will be "On The Leader."
Church donates to
Family Connections received a $500 donation from the All Saints Greek Orthodox Church Ladies Philoptochos Society, the 75-year-old "philanthropic heart" of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.
Chapter President Darlene Ballas and chapter First Vice President Alexandra Melonas visited Brooke Place recently to present the check to Executive Director Joanne Dobrzanski.
Family Connections operates as a licensed and accredited, nonprofit, child care agency and behavioral health center. The organization provides residential treatment services for teenage girls at its Brooke Place facility in Colliers and provides counseling services located in the Weirton Medical Center's Medical Offices Building.