Church news from throughout the area
Christmas Day memorial dinner
at Holy Trinity’s Hellenic Hall
STEUBENVILLE — Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church will be holding its seventh-annual Christmas Day memorial dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at Hellenic Hall.
The dinner is free, and everyone is welcome to attend. Local carry-outs will be available. The menu for the day will be a traditional Christmas Day meal consisting of soup, turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce, roll, butter, dessert and beverage. Carry-outs and limited delivery will be provided.
Holy Trinity’s Hellenic Hall is located at 300 S. Fourth St., Steubenville. The telephone number is (740) 282-9835. The e-mail is email@example.com, and the website is www.holytrinitystb.org.
‘A Cup of Christmas’ party
theme for Kum Joyne Us Class
STEUBENVILLE — The Kum Joyne Us Class of Kolmont Church held its annual Christmas party on Dec. 1 in the fellowship hall with 24 guests attending.
It included a dinner served by Michelle Trikones. Margie Westfall gave the welcome, and Sara Peeler said the blessing for the meal
The theme for the program was “A Cup of Christmas.” Angel Nixon sang “O Holy Night.” Everyone sang “Silent Night” and “Joy To The World.” Robin Hardy read “On This Happy Birthday.”
A skit titled “The Ginger Wo-Man” was presented by Leeann Russ, Shirley McCartney, Angel Nixon and Mariah Grimes. Shirley McCartney read “Seasonal or Everyday?”
Sandy Grimes, Mariah Grimes, Angel Nixon and Robin Hardy were winners in the glove relay game. Sandy Grimes won the word game. Lorna Flesher won the door prize.
There was a time of sharing, and gifts were exchanged. Ruby Grimes gave the closing prayer.
The next regular meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 5 in the fellowship hall.
Philoptochos Society holds party,
gives to charities, honors leaders
STEUBENVILLE — The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church’s Philoptochos Society members held their Christmas party Dec. 7 at the church with 21 attending.
The Rev. Nicholas Halkias gave the opening prayer and introduced guests, the Rev. Michael Zahirsky, a retired Russian Orthodox priest from the area, and his wife, Valerie.
The meal, prepared by Nick Tsouris of Maryland Market, was served by Stacey Kotsanis, Mary Jean Mahfood and Rana Mahfood Levenderis.
The party included playing the Vi Buffone number game. Her daughters Louise Lloyd and Anna Marie Sadler were invited to the party.
The group’s anniversary dinner meeting was held Nov. 2 at Hellenic Hall with the meal served by Matt Parise.
President Joanne McCraley presided and led in the opening prayer.
The Salvation Army was the November charity and the Friendship Room Warming Center, Steubenville, was the December charity. Donations also were sent to the Agape fund and toward children’s gifts.
Vice President Christine Joyce presented floral bouquets to the president and past presidents, including, Joanne McCraley, Rikki Kamarados, Marianne Balakos, Kalope Diniaco and Louise Munis.
The group’s next meeting is Jan. 4.
‘Watch Night’ New Year’s Eve
service planned at Richmond UMC
RICHMOND — Richmond United Methodist Church, 112 S. Sugar St., will host a “Watch Night” celebration at the church from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Dec. 31.
The family-friendly event on New Year’s Eve will include games for all ages and food, cards, air hockey, cornhole and board games. The evening will conclude with a brief worship service and communion. Participants are encouraged to bring a favorite snack or soft drink to share.