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Churches announce events, activities

August 18, 2012
The Herald-Star

Salvation Army to

honor Fletcher

The Salvation Army of Steubenville will be holding its annual civic dinner at 6 p.m. Sept. 11 at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville.

It will present its prestigious Others Award to Patricia L. Fletcher of Steubenville, according to Maj. Earline May.

The media award will be presented to the Herald-Star, while numerous community service awards in addition to the Volunteer of the Year award will be presented to "worthy recipients for their volunteerism over and above," May said.

Tickets are on sale for $30 each with tables of eight able to reserved for $200. All proceeds benefit the Salvation Army of Steubenville.

For tickets, contact the Salvation Army at (740) 282-5121.

Luncheon, style show set Sept. 22

The Altar and Rosary Society of St. Anthony's Church is sponsoring a salad luncheon and style show next month.

It will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 22 in the church hall at 1017 Jefferson Ave., Follansbee.

Phyllis' Fashions of Meadowlands, Pa., will present the style show.

Tickets are $8 and can be purchased by calling Mary Catherine at (304) 527-3150 or Rose at (304) 527-1449. Only 100 tickets will be sold. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Proceeds will benefit the St. Anthony's Church Bell Tower Renovation Fund.

Fall card party

set for Sept. 16

Triumph of the Cross Parish's Catholic Women's Club is planning its fall card party for Sept. 16.

It will be held at Holy Rosary auditorium located at 200 Rosemont Ave., Steubenville. Doors open at 1 p.m. with lunch served at 2 p.m.

Admission is $6.

The card party will feature a "Pot of Gold" 50-50 drawing, a money tree special drawing, door prizes, drawing prizes, bingo and card tables.

Jewett church to host blood drive

Jewett United Methodist Church at 202 W. Main St., Jewett, will host an American Red Cross blood drive from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.

There will be a drawing for tickets to King's Island and a drawing for an iPad 2.

Church to host

three-day revival

First Baptist Church in Wellsville will host a three-day revival at 7 p.m. daily on Monday through Wednesday.

The guest speaker, the Rev. Robert Smith, is the pastor of New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Mich., and an instructor at the National Baptist Congress of Christian Education. Choirs from the tri-state area will provide music each night.

His wife, Cynthia Smith, will hold a one-day session for women at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Women are encouraged to call (330) 532-2654 to register.

Choirs from the Tri-State Area will provide music each evening.

Talent sharing

focus of events

The Hopedale United Methodist Church will host an evening of entertainment, praise and "the sharing of God-given talents" during ongoing events set for the first Friday of each month.

On Sept. 7 at 6:30 p.m., Roger Shepherd of Flushing and Dave Norris and daughter Rena Norris of Barnesville will provide the evening's entertainment.

The three attend Flushing Christian Church in Flushing. Shepherd is a longtime musician who has a band.

Anyone interested in sharing their God-given talent for future performances can call the church at (740) 937-2844 or Pastor Ruby Foutz at (740) 946-2925.

Ministry to host

guest speaker

The Habitation of God's Glory sponsored by the the P.O.W. Intercessory Prayer Ministry will welcome Pastor Harold Obershlake as its special guest on Aug. 24 at 7 p.m.

The service will be held at the River Christian Fellowship Church located at 183 Nesley St., Empire.

Participants are invited "to experience the presence of the Lord through worship, preaching and the gifts of the Holy Spirit," a church spokesperson said.

For information, call Aimee at (740) 317-6189 or Carol at (740) 765-4623.

Gospel musician

performs Aug. 29

Gospel musician Thomas Shelton will perform in a concert open to the public Aug. 29 at LaBelle View Church of Christ, 401 Ohio St., Steubenville. It begins at 7 p.m.

An Indiana native, Shelton has performed over the past 33 years. In 1977, he was inducted into "Who's Who in American Music" and joined the touring group General Delivery USA. Since then he has traveled as the lead singer for the Gospelites of Dobbins, Calif., as well as a tenor with the Watchmen of Operation Evangelize.

Shelton and his wife, Shannon, spent two years in the Caribbean and in South America as cruise directors for New Creation Worldwide Christian Cruises.

He has served in four congregations in the development of music and youth programs. His ministry has taken him to all 50 states and 11 countries.

Kids With Spirit

camp winds down

Kids With Spirit Summer Camp will continue through Wednesday, with the final session set for 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Follansbee Park.

The camp is free for children in grades kindergarten through five and includes dinner, games and a Bible story.

The outreach is sponsored by the Follansbee Presbyterian Church.

Stockdale Family

Band at Finley

The Stockdale Family Band will be performing during an outdoor concert beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Finley United Methodist Church, 958 Lincoln Ave., Steubenville.

The Stockdale Family Band performs a combination of bluegrass and gospel with a touch of Appalachian music and comedy.

Their five-piece band includes guitar, fiddle, mandolin, banjo and bass. It consists of father, Tim, and brothers Calvin, Charles, James and Jacob, who is an Ohio State Youth Fiddle Champion.

The family band has performed in Branson, Mo., at Ohio Valley Opry and at community concerts, churches and schools.

They were awarded first place in three regional band contests and second place in a national "Youth in Bluegrass" band contest.

Participants are encouraged to bring a lawn chair.

For information, contact the church office at (740) 282-9795.

Society donates to

Family Connection

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 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.

Rummage, bake sale at church

Short Creek United Methodist Church, located on the North Fork Road of Short Creek near West Liberty University, will hold a rummage and bake sale from 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 15.

There will be household goods, electronics, clothing, toys and crafts in addition to other items.

The men and women of the church will be baking specialty items also available for sale.

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