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November 10, 2012
The Herald-Star

Thanksgiving Ecumenical Service

Nov. 18 at Urban Mission

The Valley Pastors Network has announced that the annual Thanksgiving Ecumenical Service will be held at 5 p.m. Nov. 18 at Urban Mission Ministries, located at 300 N. Fifth St., Steubenville.

The Rev.Vaughn Foster, the founder and pastor of Christ's Community Church in Steubenville, will deliver the keynote message. Foster previously served congregations in New Jersey and Steubenville, works at Eastern Gateway Community College and recently completed his divinity in ministry degree from Drew University.

Pastors of the Valley Pastors Network are will welcome the newly appointed Bishop Jeffery Monforton of the Catholic Diocese of Steubenville.

Other participating clergy include the Rev. Ashley Steele of Urban Mission; the Rev. David Massimi; Pastor Jerry Ernst, Finley United Methodist Church; the Rev. Nicholas Halkias, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church; Pastor John Kotsanos, Calvary Pentecostal Church; Pastor Everett Mitchell, Tower of Power; Pastor Jeff Greco, Crossroads Christian Church; the Rev. Philip Makari, Starkdale Presbyterian Church; Pastor Lydia Spragin, the Shared Ministries of the Simpson United Methodist Church and the Phillips Chapel Christian Methodist Church; Pastor Adam Bowman, Wintersville Community Chapel; Minister Ron Styles, Mount Carmel Community Baptist; the Rev. Kelly Green, Wintersville Church of the Nazarene; and the Rev. Gary Hallberg, Word of Life Fellowship.

The service also will include special music provided by Splendid Sound and the Gem City Brass, and a time of prayer.

All are welcome to attend. For information, contact (740) 264-1227.

Spaghetti dinner at Hill Top

The Hill Top Fellowship Hall, located at the intersection of county Road 46 and state Route 213, will host a spaghetti dinner from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The menu will be spaghetti with meat sauce, meat balls, salad bar, Italian bread, homemade pies, and hot and cold beverages.

Patrons can eat in or get carryout orders. Donations are accepted.

Sveta Petka Kolo to make pogacs

Members of the Sveta Petka Kolo - the St. Patricia Circle of Women - was held Nov. 1 at Eat'n Park where plans were made for the Christmas party to be held at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at St. Florian Hall.

Members will bring donations of toys for Sheriff Fred Abdalla, who distributes them to needy children throughout the county.

The group made its monthly donation to Urban Mission Ministries to help with Thanksgiving baskets for the needy.

The women will be making pogacs, Serbian flat bread, on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The next meeting will be held at noon Dec. 6 at Eat'n Park. All Serbian women are invited to join the club.

St. Agnes CWC meeting held

St. Agnes Catholic Woman's Club held its October meeting in the parish hall with Joanne Raha presiding.

The Rev. James Dunfee gave the opening and closing prayer. He also discussed the roof, the traveling statue of Our Lady of Fatima, confirmation, events for the Year of Faith, the new chairs and the Masses.

Raha introduced guest Pat Cramblett.

Barbara Crugnale gave a report on the pumpkin roll fundraiser.

A thank-you card was sent to Faith Mazik in appreciation of her many years of service as the club's president.

The Christmas party will be held Dec. 11, beginning at 6 p.m. in the parish hall. Details were given.

Raha gave information on the DCCW Convention to be held in 2013.

A birthday cupcake was presented to Ruth Dunfee.

Dolly McCormack won the drawing, and Pat Giuliani won the door prize.

Breast Cancer Awareness 2013 calendar favors were given to everyone.

Hostesses were Christine Barrett, Loretta Ciafardone, Lorraine Golec and Jackie Parks.

The club's next meeting will be at 6 p.m. Nov. 27 in the parish hall with Bernie Carpico, Rose Giampolo and Mary Ross as hostesses. Dunfee will provide the soup.

Mary Louise Boka, Mary Karovic, Jeanne Mazik and Mary Alice Mitchell volunteered to be hostesses for the January meeting.

Pizza, movie night at Starkdale

Starkdale Presbyterian Church, 4600 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville, is hosting a "Pizza and a Movie" night on Sunday, with the two-hour film "To Save A Life" beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The movie centers around an all-star athlete and his girlfriend who find their lives spinning out of control when he loses a childhood friend. Help comes when he reaches out to others who are hurting.

Though geared for teens, the movie would be enjoyed by adults as well and is recommend for viewers no younger than 11.

There will be free pizza, popcorn and pop for all attending.

Questions can be directed to (740) 264-5309.

Free Thanksgiving dinner at church

Jewett United Methodist Church's Olive Branch program will feature a free Thanksgiving dinner from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Tuesday.

The church is located at 202 W. Main and Rumley streets.

For information, call (740) 946-5591.

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