Zion United to host 'Hot Dogs on the Lawn,' Back-to-School Bash
Zion United Church of Christ at 139 N. Fifth St., is planning two events, including "Hot Dogs on the Lawn" and a Back-to-School Bash.
"Hot Dogs on the Lawn" will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday and is open to the public.
The menu will include hot dogs at 60 cents each or two for $1; potato salad, macaroni salad, baked beans and assorted desserts, $1 each; and pop or bottled water at 50 cents.
The church will host a free community Back-to- School Bash" from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday
It will include a Bouncy House, free school supply giveaway, facepainting and children's games from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with crayons, pencils, erasers, notebooks, folders and paper to be distributed.
Children are advised to bring their bookbag to have it filled with school supplies.
At 6:30 p.m., there will a free showing of the family movie Disney's "Frozen" with free popcorn, water and juiceboxes provided.
Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP by calling (740) 282-1793.
Rosemont Chapel to have sale Aug. 16
Rosemont Chapel will have a trash and treasure sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 16.
The church is located at the corner of Goulds Road and Williams Boulevard, Steubenville.
Toronto church to mark anniversary
First Baptist Church of Toronto will celebrate its 89th anniversary Sunday, welcoming to the pulpit guest speaker the Rev. Leonard Carson of the Church of the Living God of Midland, Pa., and his congregation.
There will be a dinner at 2:30 p.m. with services afterwards.
The Rev. Robert E. Harris is the church's pastor.
Church women have summer luncheon
Seventeen women, representing nine area churches, shared their second summer luncheon July 15 at the Three Springs Drive Eat'n Park.
Church Women United President Karen Tate gave a reading, "Lightning Bugs."
The group will meet again at noon on Aug. 19. Members should make a reservation by contacting Tate at (304) 564-5234.
Groundbreaking set for new elevator
All Saints Greek Orthodox Church, 3528 West St., Weirton, will celebrate the groundbreaking for its new elevator tower during an 11:30 a.m. ceremony set for Sunday.
The $500,000 tower will be on the right side facing the church and also will house a handicap accessible restroom, a second narthex (church entrance) and a crying room/nursery.
The elevator will have stops on the West Street level, on the church level and also in the church's Hellenic Memorial Hall. It will be instrumental for all ages as it will be used for those in strollers, on crutches, using a walker or a wheelchair, according to a church spokesperson.
Ice cream social at Tiltonsville UMC
Tiltonsville United Methodist Church, 106 Grandview Ave., Tiltonsville, will host an ice cream social from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 27.
The cost is $5 per person and includes a create-your-own sundae, a piece of cake or pie and a drink.
All are welcome to attend.
Women's Missionary Union meets
The Open Door Baptist Church's Women's Missionary Union of Colliers met with Pam Holden as hostess and President Mildred Richter presiding for the meeting attended by six members.
Nancy Petrel gave the opening prayer.
Members gave funds toward the the group's three supported missions.
Holden gave the secretary's and treasurer's reports.
A Mission Dignity letter was read by Saundra Tate. One hundred percent of the money collected for assisting retired ministers and spouses is used to help those in need living on a limited income, it was noted.
Samaritan's Purse shoe box ministry for August is school supplies.
Open Door Baptist Church's annual picnic will be held Sunday at Brooke Hills Park, beginning at 11 a.m.
Family Fun Day at Follansbee Park will be observed Monday through Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. each evening. Everyone is welcome, and there will be free swimming.
The Church Campfire is scheduled for Aug. 17 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Open Door.
A devotion entitled "Warning Signs" was read by Rosemerry Jennings. The Ola Cox Mission goal was set for September.
Officers for the 2014-15 year are: President, Mildred Richter; vice president, Rhonda Dawson; secretary, Donna Garrison; treasurer, Pam Holden; and newspaper and devotions, Rosemerry Jennings.
The next meeting, which will include the installation of officers, will be held on Sept. 2 at Eat 'n Park.
Come watch 'Heaven Is For Real"
Starkdale Presbyterian Church will host a free showing of the film "Heaven is for Real" at 6 p.m. Sunday.
"Heaven Is for Real" is the true story of a 4-year old son of a small-town Nebraska pastor who experienced heaven during emergency surgery. It stars Greg Kinnear and Thomas Haden Church.
It is free of charge, and all ages are welcome. It is open to the entire community.
For information, visit www.starkdale.org or call the church at (740) 264-5309.
The church is located at 4600 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville, next to Wendy's.
Free community dinner at church
The First Presbyterian Church of Wellsburg will hold a free community dinner from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 21 at the church located at 901 Charles St., Wellsburg.
It will be an indoor picnic, featuring hot dogs, fried chicken and all the usual picnic fare. Everyone is invited to attend.
Down by the Riverside festival set
Area churches will host the Down by the Riverside Christian music festival from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Fireman's Field located on state Route 2, New Cumberland.
Kim Vassar and Kenny Stull, The Harmony Brothers, Kim Franczek, Ursula Greenwood, Newell First Church of the Nazarene Worship Team, Elevate Ministry and Extol Dance Team will perform.
Food will be available.
Admission is free, but those attending are asked to bring a nonperishable food item for the food closet.
Proceeds benefit New Cumberland/New Manchester Church Social Service Union.
Community bike ride at Jim Wood Park
The Apple-A-Day Youth Wellness community bike ride will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 23 at Jim Wood Park in Steubenville's West End.
The event will include a bike safety presentation, prizes and giveaways.
There is no admission, and transportation will be available from Urban Mission Ministries.
For information or transportation, call the mission at (740) 282-8010.
Event volunteers also are needed.
Hutton House needs bath towels
The Hutton House Homeless Shetler for families is in need of bath towels.
"We are also preparing for families that will be our guests for the winter months," notes a news item in the Urban Mission Ministries' August newsletter. "With the influx of additional families, our needs for the apartments will increase."
In addition to bath towels, donations of personal care toiletry items, waste baskets, alarm clocks, and paper and plastic goods such as garbage bags, cups and toilet tissue also are welcomed in addition to other household items.
Individuals interested in making a donation can contact the Hutton House at (740) 282-8903.