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June 22, 2013
The Herald-Star

Women's Missionary Union meets

The Women's Missionary Union of the Open Door Baptist Church at 3432 Eldersville Road, Colliers, met June 11 at the church with eight members in attendance.

President Mildred Richter presided at the meeting where Katherine Wise led in prayer and reports were given by Donna Garrison and Pam Holden.

Sandra Tate, who served lunch, read a letter from Mission Dignity, the group that helps support retired ministers and their wives.

The group prepared envelopes of homemade peanut brittle that were given to fathers on Father's Day.

Rosemary Jennings gave devotions, a reading by Nancy Lee DeMoss based on Solomon Chapter 5 entitled "He Is Perfect."

The next meeting will be held July 2 with Wise as hostess.

Health center topic for group

The Sveta Petka Kolo women of Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Church held their monthly meeting on June 6 at Eat 'n Park, welcoming Linda Bain of the Women's Health Center in Steubenville as the guest speaker.

An 18-year employee of the nonprofit center, Bain told the group services there include breast exams, pregnancy testing, safe sex practices, screening for blood pressure, anemia, diabetes and urinary tract infections. Referrals to primary and specialty care physicians also are done.

The group selected the center as its charity of the month for a donation.

Members made plans for the Pan-Orthodox picnic on July 24, and welcomed former area resident Marti Wukelic of Hawaii as a guest.

The next meeting will be held July 11 because the regular meeting date falls on July 4, a holiday.

Guest speakers at Sugar Grove

Sugar Grove United Methodist Church located at 159 county Road 68, Toronto, will welcome two guest pastors to the pulpit Sunday, beginning with the Rev. Ricky Riggs returning to his home church for the 10:45 a.m. worship service.

At the 7 p.m. service, the Rev. Robert Hanze will be the guest speaker.

Both services are open to the public.

Quinn new youth program to kick off

Quinn Memorial AME Church located at 515 North St., Steubenville, is offering something new summer.

The church will host an Ohio Valley Youth Development Knowledge Ambassadors summer program that will include reading, math and computer technology.

The program kicks off Monday and will continue for five weeks on Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

It is open to boys and girls in grades one through four.

To register for the program, contact Renee Thompson at (740) 284-2667 or Cheryl Hython at (740) 346-5703.

Mount Zion Baptist anniversary set

Mount Zion Baptist Church will be celebrating its 94th anniversary on Sunday to the theme "Honoring the Past and Building the Future," based on Hebrews 1:1-2.

Pastor Norries A. Hood Sr. will bring the morning worship message. The Mt. Zion Mass Choir will render songs of praise.

The afternoon service will begin at 3 p.m. The special guest will be the Rev. Willie Nevels of Morning Star Baptist Church in Weirton, accompanied by his choir and congregation.

House of Prayer honors fathers

The House of Prayer Church on Riddles Run Road near Brilliant held its Father's Day services, which involved the presentation of special gifts.

Billy Hayes was honored as the youngest father and as Father of the Year.

Estey "Bud" Gaines was singled out as the oldest father.

Weirton church to host Polish fest

Sacred Heart of Mary Church in Weirton will celebrate its annual Polish Fest on June 30 with festivities being held at the Serbian Picnic Grounds in Weirton from noon until 8 p.m.

The event, which will feature music, dancing, games, food and fun, kicks off with a noon polka Mass as the parish "welcomes home" Monsignor Joseph Peterson, who will celebrate the Mass.

Music for the Mass will be provided by Tom Zielinsky on his accordion. He also will provide musical entertainment from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Traditional Polish cuisine will be available, including cabbage rolls, haluski, kielbasa and pierogi, all being served after 1 p.m. Roast beef, hot dogs and baked goods also will be available.

The Charlie Tansek Band will provide the musical entertainment from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Tickets for drawings are available for $10 each, with prizes of $2,000, $1,000 and $500 to be awarded. Tickets can be purchased at the church office. The winning tickets will be drawn just prior to the close of the festival at 8 p.m.

The festival is open to the public. Admission is $2 per person, or $3 per car. For information, call the parish office at (304) 723-7175.

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