Chapel to host annual carnival
The Wintersville Community Chapel, 27 Ward Drive, Wintersville, will host its annual carnival from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday.
It is free and open to the community and will include inflatables, carnival style games, a dunk tank, food, school supplies and prizes.
"Everything is free," an event spokesperson said. "Please come and enjoy fun and fellowship with us. All ages are welcome."
Chrisagis Brothers to perform Sunday
The Chrisagis Brothers will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday at Christ United Methodist Church, 3598 Pennsylvania Ave., Weirton Heights.
The duo will perform contemporary Christian and praise music and give testimony. It is free and open to the public. For information, contact (304) 723-1071 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special speaker at Amsterdam church
John Mark Pool, co-founder of Word to the World Ministries, will be ministering at Amsterdam Covenant Church on Sunday, beginning at 10 a.m.
Based out of Baton Rouge, La., Pool is "called to take the Apostolic. prophetic five-fold ministry message to pastors and church leaders across the USB and around the world," according to a news release. "He has become a prophetic voice to speak into lives throughout America in preparation for our next revival outpouring."
Pool and his wife, Sandy, are both ordained as prophets and ministers, according to the news release.
Pool has published two books - "Love - God's Greatest Gift" and "The Path of a Prophet.. He ministers on radio, television and through the Internet at www.wordtotheworldministries.orgy as well as at local churches, conferences and crusade revival outpourings.
For information, contact Pastor Michael Thurston at (740) 543-3602 or (330) 627-5903.
Rev. Henry Mooney to speak in Adena
The Rev. Henry Mooney, an elder in the United Methodist Church, holder of the East Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church Denman Award and host of radio talk show on WVLY 1370 AM, will be the featured speaker at Adena United Methodist Church, East Main Street, on Sunday, beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Other participants in the service will include laity leader Anita Jackson, Tammy Hosenfeld, June McKim, Pat Thompson, Jimmy Bartrug and guest pianist, Daniel Smallwood. The service is open to the public.
The church's pastor is the Rev. Raymond "Drew" McPeek.
Zion to host Missouri youth group
Zion United Church of Christ, Steubenville, will welcome special visitors today as its hosts the youth group of St. Lucas United Church of Christ, of St. Louis, Mo.
Upon the arrival of 60 to 80 youth and chaperones, Zion will be providing snacks and helping them to settle in for a night's rest before their trip continues to Blue Knob, Pa., for a week of mission work, according to a news release.
Zion also is hosting a continental style breakfast Sunday beginning at 9:30 a.m. with the youth participating in the 11 a.m. worship service.
The Rev. Richard Beck will be presiding over the service, which is open to the pubic and is an opportunity for those in attendance to meet the youth group members and hear about their upcoming mission experience in Blue Knob. The group will be returning to Steubenville on July 18 for an overnight stay before they head back to St. Louis on July 19.
Shelterhouse sale at Bell Chapel UMC
Bell Chapel United Methodist Church, 3419 state Route 213, Steubenville, will hold a shelterhouse sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. It will include yard sale items, a bake sale and sandwiches.
Calvary to welcome guest speaker
Evangelist Freddie Combs, a songwriter, accomplished musician, singer and preacher whose challenges in life have included losing more than 500 pounds, will minister at two Sunday services at Calvary Church, 255 N. Fifth St., Steubenville, beginning at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
The services are open to the public.
Combs, who resides in Greeneville, Tenn., with his wife, Kay, has been involved in ministry since he was 16. He began picking out the melody to church hymns on a toy piano at age 2.
Raised at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina, he received vocal training as an operatic tenor, earning his bachelor of music degree in vocal performance in 1993 from Mars Hill College in Mars Hill, N.C.
Combs, who began serving in full-time ministry in 1993, has battled obesity since he was a boy. After fighting and battling obesity, almost losing his life several times, on June 4, 2009, his life almost came to an end, according to his website. From his highest weight of 920 pounds, he has lost more than 500 pounds and is continuing his weight loss journey and ministry with his wife by his side.
"Their amazing story has been told on national and international television, radio, the Internet and in newspapers all over the world. He recently appeared on the 'X Factor' on FOX where his touching and stirring performance of 'Wind Beneath My Wings' astonished the judges," his website notes.
The couple describe their desire as giving hope to those who face difficult and unforgiving circumstances.
Sveta Petka Kolo ready for picnics
The Sveta Petka Kolo held its monthly meeting July 3 at Eat 'n Park in Steubenville, finalizing plans for the annual picnic on July 23 with the women of Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church and St. Andrew's Orthodox Church.
It will begin at 4:30 p.m. at the Serbian Picnic Grounds in Weirton.
Members will be making cabbage rolls at the church for the church picnic set for July 27.
The group voted not to meet in August and set the next meeting for Sept. 4.
"We will be making many plans for the fall and winter at the next meeting and hope we have a lot of suggestions," a group spokeswoman said.