Valley Youth Rally Sunday at Starkdale
The Valley Youth Workers Network will be hosting a "Valley Youth Rally" at Starkdale Presbyterian Church in Steubenville from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday.
The rally will feature the Second Baptist and Mount Zion Baptist Youth Choirs from Steubenville and Starkdale's Allegheny Angels Youth Band.
The evening will close out with "The Voice" TV show contestant Jeff Anderson, who will perform and offer a message.
"There were more than 150 at the first rally, and it was dynamite," said Youth Pastor Bobbyjon Bauman of Starkdale Church. "We have six church youth ministries committed to attend this rally that did not go to the last one, so it should be a packed house."
Free pizza and pop will be provided at the rally, and all ages are welcome to attend. For information, go to starkdale.org or call (608) 556-3068.
Indoor garage sale May 31 at church
Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, 206 10th St., Steubenville, will hold an indoor garage sale from 8 a.m. to noon on May 31.
Coffee will be provided.
For information call the Rev. Gregory Thompson at (330) 509-4260.
Triumph of Cross CWC holds meeting
First Coordinator Terri Fernandes presided when the Triumph of the Cross Catholic Women's Club met recently.
It was announced that the CWC's new adopted seminarian is Gerald Alessi, a student at St. Vincent Seminary in Latrobe, Pa.
Members were reminded of the May 16 Priestly Ordination at Holy Name Cathedral for Deacon Ed Maxfield and Deacon Tom Nelson. Maxfield's first Mass was to be at 10 a.m. today at Holy Name Cathedral with the CWC to host a luncheon afterwards at Froehlich's Classic Corner.
Fernandes thanked Nancy Schreck and Sue Stanko for providing gifts to the first communicants. The girls received rosaries; the boys received medals; and their mothers received roses.
The CWC pre-convention dinner will be held June 3 at Froehlich's Classic Corner. The convention will be held June 4 at Holy Family Church. This year's theme will be "Women Celebrating Women."
In a pastor's report, the Rev. Thomas Nau reported work has begun on the roof of Holy Name Rectory and at the Holy Rosary building entrance.
There will be an additional Saturday evening Mass at Holy Rosary once renovations begin at the Holy Name Cathedral building in June. Nay also discussed his recent trip to England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
The CWC's next meeting will be held Sept. 2, and the annual fall card party is Sept. 21.
Prize winners were Fernandes, Nancy Schreck and Jean Zrinyi.
'Heart of a Mother' banquet theme
The Kum Joyne us Class of Kolmont Church held its mother/daughter banquet May 9 in the fellowship hall to the theme "The Heart of a Mother."
Sara Peeler, chairperson, welcomed guests and was assisted by Margie Westfall, who offered the prayer.
The dinner was catered by Michelle Trikones.
The program consisted of readings and a skit. Lorna Flesher read "A Mother's Love," and Shirley McCartney read, "It's The Heart That Counts." A skit entitled "The Beautiful Burden" was put on by McCartney, Angel Nixon and Mariah Nixon.
Shawna Westfall won the door prize. Deanna Price and Angel Nixon were the winners of the two games played by the guests. The Nixons sang "Mama's Prayer."
Ruth Ann Fugett presented Taunya Winland, Mother of the Year, with a gift from the class.
Ruby Grimes gave the closing prayer.
At the May 2 meeting held in the fellowship hall, plans for the banquet were finalized.
McCartney gave the blessing for the covered-dish dinner and presided at the meeting attended by seven.
Price led devotions with scripture from Philippians 2:12-16 and read "The Little Things in Life" and "Yellow Roses." Her emphasis was on being thankful. She sang "I'm Blessed."
Sharlene Wade, Alice Brandon, Sara Peeler and Ruby Grimes gave monthly reports.
McCartney gave the closing prayer. Peeler held the auction.
The next meeting will be held in September.
St. Peter CWC members meet
The St. Peter Church Catholic Woman's Club met May 13 in the church hall where President Linda Edgar led the opening and closing prayers and expressed gratitude to all those who helped with the First Communion reception.
The club was reminded about the ordination into the priesthood of two of its seminarians on May 16 at Holy Name Cathedral. Members volunteered to take up a free-will collection after the Masses today and Sunday for the Madonna Plan.
Reservations were taken for the DCCW Convention on June 4. Tickets for the annual drawing to benefit its seminarians will be sold at the convention.
It was decided that the CWC would make a monetary donation to the DPSC. Several fundraising ideas were discussed for October.
Gerri Kelly won the 50-50 drawing.
The next meeting will be held Sept. 2 at noon in the church hall with a covered-dish lunch to follow.
Women of Harmony hold banquet
The Mingo Junction Women of Harmony held their Mother-Daughter banquet on May 8 in the church's social hall where President Mary Joy VanDyne welcomed those attending, and Pam Pietro gave the invocation.
The buffet dinner was catered by Judy Manfred.
A toast to grandmothers was given by Britanie Oliver with a toast to granddaughters given by Ethel Kerwood. Tina Corder acknowledged award winners from previous years who were in attendance, including Lillian Criss, Carole Maxwell, Pietro, VanDyne, Virginia DiBerardino and Chris Davis.
VanDyne announced this year's Woman of the Year present would go to Sharon Kolopajlo for her years of dedication and service to Harmony United Methodist Church.
Corder and Ginny Howell presented the door prizes with money envelopes won by Davis, Marge DeMark, Maxwell, Terry Mullins and Patty Wetherell. Gift baskets made by Criss were won by Linda Hibbard, Lucianna Pietro and Kimberly Senile. Hallmark gifts were won by Nancy Morris, Sallie Siva and Burla Williams.
VanDyne gave the benediction.
The evening closed with entertainment provided by Rachael Beck, a country Christian singer.
Scio church concert to benefit relay
The Scio Presbyterian Presbyterian Church, 101 N. Eastport St., Scio, will host the Mabel L. Thompson Memorial Concert beginning at 3 p.m. Sunday.
There is no admission, but a free will offering will be taken. Light refreshments will be served afterwards.
Proceeds will benefit the Harrison County Relay for Life. For information, call (740) 945-0260.
HeavenScent, Four Friends to perform
HeavenScent and Four Friends will join forces Sunday to present an evening of music at the First United Methodist Church in Toronto as part of its once-a-month Sunday evening service.
The concert will begin at 7 p.m. at the church, which is located at Sixth and Main streets, Toronto.
HeavenScent is comprised of Pat Keenan, Bill Danaher, Earl Tuttle and Harry Nicholson.
George Allan, Bob Burns, Paul Visyak and Jody Glaub make up Four Friends, who have been performing together for 16 years and are all members of Starkdale Presbyterian Church choir.
'Let's Fight Together' event Sunday
The Edison Middle School gym at 4569 county Road 75, Bergholz, will be the site of a "Let's Fight Together" fundraiser concert and program on Sunday beginning at 6 p.m.
Performing will be the Chrisagis Brothers, Chelsea Matta and Tammy Davis with special speakers including Denise McCourt, teen challenge; Kelley Waller, testimonial; and T.J. Anderson, founder of "Let's Fight Together" sharing his story about his kidney transplant.
There will be a military and veterans tribute.
Proceeds will benefit patients on dialysis "who have no families and many daily struggles they face," according to a promotional flyer. "We will pray together, fight together and raise funds together, and the power of God within us gives us the eye of the tiger to fight anything."
Philoptochos Society has luncheon
The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Philoptochos Society met for an end-of-the-meeting-season luncheon held on May 1 at the Janoski Restaurant in Clinton, Pa.
The Rev. Nicholas Halkias presided and gave the opening and closing prayer.
Myra Halkias was a special guest.
The lone business item was Marianne Balakos reading a thank-you note from Pete Caleodis, expressing gratitude for the society's donation to the choir.
Members enjoyed a time of shopping after the luncheon.
The next meeting will be held Sept. 4.