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Community church happenings

November 17, 2012
The Herald-Star

Salvation Army holiday dinner Thursday

The Salvation Army of Steubenville will be hosting its annual Thanksgiving dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Salvation Army located at 332 N. Fourth St., Steubenville.

Takeouts and home deliveries to shut-ins will be available. For home delivery call (740) 282-5121 to be put on a list.

Volunteers are needed to help set up, serve and clean up.

Church selling Christmas cookies

Christ Episcopal Church, Wellsburg, will be accepting orders for nut and cream horns through Dec. 1, with the cookies to be picked up at its annual Christmas cookie sale.

The sale, which will include a variety of other cookies, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 15 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 16 at the church at 1012 Main St.

To place orders for the nut and cream horns, call (304) 737-1506.

Malone Players at Zion United

The Malone Chancel Players will be performing Dec. 2 at Zion United Church of Christ located at 139 N. Fifth St., Steubenville.

The public is invited to attend.

The group will perform a dramatic presentation of the Gospel message at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service.

It will be followed by an Advent Carole Luncheon. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children with reservations due Nov. 25 by calling the church at (740) 282-1793. Inquiries also can be directed to

"It will be a wonderful way to start the Advent Season as we prepare for the coming of Christ on Christmas," a church spokesperson said.

Prior to the worship service, a coffee hour fellowship will be held at 10:15 a.m.

Empire UMC to host singers

The Empire United Methodist Church, state Route 7, Stratton, will host the New Vision Singers from Malone University on Sunday at 11 a.m. service.

"The New Vision Singers are a ministry team made up of six university students who are excellent vocalists and musicians who love the Lord and have a desire to serve Him with their lives," a church spokesperson said.

"They sing a wide variety of songs including gospel, contemporary Christian, hymn arrangements, patriotic and secular favorites," the spokesperson added.

Lunch will be served to the group and any one in high school who wishes to fellowship with them after the service.

Colliers group has holiday projects

The Women's Missionary Union of the Open Door Baptist Church on Eldersville Road, Colliers, met Nov. 6 with eight members present. Mildred Richter, president, presided with Katherine Wise offering the opening prayer.

Reports were given by Donna Garrison and Pam Holden. Correspondence included a letter from missionary Becky McGregor and appreciation from the Brooke County Clothes Closet for participating in the clothing drive.

The birthday dinner was a success, Richter reported.

For Thanksgiving, the group will provide fruit baskets for shut-ins and purchase six turkeys to prepare six food baskets for the less fortunate.

Rosemary Jennings gave devotions entitled "Is Enough Enough."

A goal of $3,700 was set for the Lottie Moon Christmas offering.

The group prepared a care package for church member Kevin Holden who is serving overseas.

The next meeting will be a covered-dish dinner Dec. 4 at the church.

Circle attends fall cluster meeting

The Christian Service Circle of Grace Lutheran Church, 2105 Sunset Blvd., attended the fall cluster meeting of the Northeastern Ohio Synod.

The meeting was held at the Tuscora Park in New Philadelphia. The circle provided the refreshments for the get-acquainted and sign-in time.

Mary Ann McNary Schwabe, assistant to the bishop of the Northeastern Ohio Synod, was the Bible study leader. The study was "The Proverbs 31 Woman," the second most used scripture in the Bible.

Songs and reports followed the lunch.

Triumph CWC planning party

The Triumph of the Cross Catholic Woman's Club met Nov. 6 with Terri Fernandes, first coordinator, presiding.

Fernandes shared with member samples of the Umbert comic strip which has a pro-life message.

The CWC Christmas party will be held Dec. 4 at Froehlich's Classic Corner. The cost is $20, and guests are permitted. Entertainment will be provided by Lil and Ray Scalise.

The Triumph of the Cross Christmas show will be held Dec. 8 at Catholic Central High School's Lanman Hall. The parish will be sponsoring Shamus Kennedy, an Irish balladeer who also does Dean Martin songs. The cost is $12 for adults and $5 for children.

Lil Meronoff thanked everyone who donated toward "Lil's Sweet Booth" at this year's fall card party.

The Rev. Thomas Nau reported 147 people responded to reading the Catechism of the Catholic Church for the Year of Faith.

There will be a giving tree this year at both church buildings.

Hostesses for the meeting were Angie Needham, Mae DeFallo, Anne Bottegal and Rose Sciarra.

Prize winners were Marge Wilson, 50-50, and Mamie Bucci, Donna Kaine, Sue Stanko and Angie Needham, door prizes.

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