Community news from around the area

Prayer breakfast June 15

at Shiloh Apostolic in Weirton

WEIRTON — Shiloh Usher’s Board will hold a prayer breakfast at 9:30 a.m. on June 15 at Shiloh Apostolic Faith Assembly, 3000 Weir Ave.

Sister Tanya Parker will be the main speaker.

Sister Beverly Wilson is the usher board chair.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for children. For information, call (304) 797-7848.

‘Talents & Treasures’ event

today at Follansbee UMC

FOLLANSBEE — A “Talents & Treasures” event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Follansbee United Methodist Church.

The festivities and day of “fun, food and fellowship” will unfold in the church parking lot at 1002 Virginia Ave.

Members of the Follansbee United Methodist Church have been blessed with many talents, a news release notes, and the “Talents & Treasures” event is an opportunity to demonstrate that.

There will be themed gift baskets, handmade jewelry by Betty, a variety of homebaked goods, Japanese maple saplings, handmade crafts by Dee and Dawn and a car wash. For animal lovers, pictures with pets will be offered along with bandanas and homemade dog biscuits. Pastor Penny Calmbacher will be available to bless pets.

A trinkets and treasure table and “Bambino Boutiqiue” will offer children activities, games and items to purchase.

The women of the church will be serving food in the church basement, including hot turkey sandwiches, a variety of homemade favorites such as pasta salads, linguini salad, macaroni or potato salad, three-bean salad, homemade noodles, broccoli casserole and baked corn. Desserts and root beer floats also will be available.

Wintersville Baptist Temple

planning Kids Carnival

WINTERSVILLE — Wintersville Baptist Temple will be holding its third-annual Kids Carnival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 15.

It is open to children ages 4 to 12 and will include carnival games, a Bounce House and “hot dogs and other goodies.” The event is free.

For information, call (740) 264-7786 or visit wbtohio.com.

Pastor’s mission trip focus

of Richmond UMW program

RICHMOND — The Richmond United Methodist Women met May 23 at the Richmond United Methodist Church where Pastor Georgette Gaston presented the program on her mission trip to Puerto Rico.

Her group worked on damaged homes after Hurricane Maria lingered 12 hours over the island, destroying much of it.

Gaston showed slides of some of the homes, describing the people as very friendly and resilient despite going without power for six months.

President Marge Andres conducted the business meeting, leading the members in reciting the purpose of U.M.W. Reports were given by Barbara Grimm and Joyce Proffitt.

An invitation was received from Wintersville United Methodist Church’s UMW to attend its June meeting and brunch.

Andres read a letter from the Quiggs, missionaries the church has supported.

A moving-in shower is being planned for the church’s new pastor and family.

Vice President Gloria Mercer announced UMW events including the June 27 visit to Martha Manor in Steubenville and the June 25 summer outing to J.C. Wine Cellars in East Springfield.

Andres also read from the prayer calendar. The mission focus was Ghana Vocational Education for young women and the district focus, Habitat for Humanity. She closed with prayer.

Cheryl Cline served as hostess.

Weirton church offering

H.O.P.E. project on Tuesdays

WEIRTON — The First United Methodist Church in Weirton, located at 3301 West St., is kicking off its H.O.P.E. project, an acronym for Healthy Opportunities, Education and Praise.

It will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Tuesday through July 2. Children and teens of all ages are welcome to attend.

During each session the children will be taught how to exercise via teacher and video instruction. Exercise mats will be provided for each child who attends. After the exercise session, the children will be served dinner.

The sessions will run for five weeks, leading into Vacation Bible School.

The church’s children’s and youth ministries will be holding its free monthly movie, “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” and celebrating Father’s Day from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on June 15.

Fathers are encouraged to attend the movie with their children. Lunch and refreshments will be served.

For information about the church’s children’s ministry events, contact Holly Everhart at (304) 374-0945.