Quinn to mark 196th anniversary

EVENT PLANNERS — Looking forward to Quinn Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church’s three-day 196th church anniversary celebration and revival services Friday through Sunday are, from left, Terry L. Jennings, co-chair; committee members the Rev. ReLoy F. Gainey Sr., pastor, and his wife, Cynthia; and Patricia Fletcher, co-chair. -- Contributed

STEUBENVILLE — Quinn Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church, 515 North St., will be holding a three-day 196th church anniversary celebration and revival services on Friday through Sunday.

The events are open to the public, beginning with revival services on Friday at 6 p.m. and led by the Rev. Calvin McLoyd of Calvary Community Baptist Church.

Saturday at 6 p.m. features Bishop Jermaine V. Moore, Sr. of Mount Zion Baptist Church and Sunday at 4 p.m. is the Rev. Jermaine D. Covington and choir from St. John AME Church of Columbus.

The theme is “Growing Together In Faith.”

The church anniversary will recount the story of Richard Allen, founder and first bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Paul Quinn came to Steubenville in 1823 and established Quinn Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Past and present members and guests are invited to share personal stories, poetry and speeches on their experiences and memories of how the church was developed. Further topics will include information regarding the construction and dedication of the church archives, fellowship hall and building. Key members who have been with the church since its founding or for a very long time.

Anniversary colors will be green, white, and gold. “We are excited about what God is doing here at Quinn and looking forward to all that God has for us in the future,” noted event co-chairs Terry L. Jennings and Patricia Fletcher.

There will be an anniversary dinner served in the James F. Murray Fellowship Hall at Quinn Memorial AME Church.

In addition to the co-chairs, the committee members are Pearl Brown, Ilana Chester, Gloria Crossland, Eloise Curenton, Cynthia Gainey, Jacqueline Gibson, Gloria Howard, Lula Madison, Lisa Mason, Marge Monaco, Soundra Palmer, Mattie Patterson, Carol Simmons, Glenn Thompson, Sylvia Thompson, Dolores Young and the Rev. ReLoy F. Gainey Sr., pastor.

For information, call (740) 282-3192 or (740) 282-3135.

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