Community news from around the area
Church Women United
executive board meets
WEIRTON — President Rebecca “Tish” Turner presided when the executive board of Church Women United met Sept. 6 in the social room of St. Thomas Episcopal Church. It was hosted by St. Peter’s A.M.E. Church and St. Thomas Episcopal Church with Carol Village and Olivia Carter as co-hostesses.
Pastor Phil Van Damm gave the welcome and prayer. The host pastor sang “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” Turner gave the scripture and devotional reading.
Ronda Krebs conducted the roll call and presented minutes, noting 23 were in attendance.
Under committee reports, Mary Ellen Groves, choir director, announced the choir will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 1 and welcomed anyone interested in joining. Corliss Brown, hospitality, thanked the church for hosting the meeting. Isobel Bell handled publicity. Elaine Flati noted luncheons are well attended. Norma Copenhagen displayed CWU scrapbooks. Carol Village, U.N.I.C.E.F. chair, said dates and material will be available at the October meeting.
Helen Tate, Valiant Woman chair, said nominations are sought. Diane Pastoric, Citizens Action, said the November project will be snacks for the afterschool children at the Weirton Christian Center.
Krebs reminded members that the W.Va. Church Women United State assembly will be held Sept. 23 at Quiet Dell Methodist Church near Clarksburg. It involves devotions, a meeting and a musical presentation. Those attending from the Weirton unit will be Krebs, Turner, Joanne Redd and Barbara Mermon, who will take migrant kits and personal hygiene kits collected during the September meeting.
The next executive board meeting is set for 10 a.m. on Oct. 4 at St. Joseph Church. For information, contact Colleen Mindzak.
Baked steak dinner is
Wednesday at Hill Top
TORONTO — A baked steak dinner fundraiser will be held from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Hill Top Fellowship Hall, located at the intersection of county Road 46 and state Route 213, Toronto.
The menu will be baked steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, a salad bar, assorted desserts, Italian bread and hot and cold beverages. Donations will be accepted. Patrons can eat in or get takeout.
Greater Zion Temple Women’s
Day scheduled for Oct. 6
STEUBENVILLE — Greater Zion Temple Women’s Day will be held Oct. 6 to the theme “Women of Warfare.”
Greater Zion Temple Church is located at 500 N. Fifth St., Steubenville.
The speaker for the 10:30 a.m. service will be Sister Katina James. The 4 p.m. service will feature Evangelist Krista Tyson of Mount Calvary Pentecostal Church in Youngstown.
First Lady Charlene Dawkins is president of the Greater Zion Temple Women’s Ministry.
For information, call (740) 282-1046.
at House of Prayer Church
RAYLAND — The House of Prayer Church in Rayland held a special recognition of grandparents in observance of National Grandparents Sunday.
Honorees included: Sam Firm, oldest grandfather; Dotty McGee Mayle, oldest grandmother; the Rev. Chuck Hague, youngest grandfather; Cathy Cline, youngest grandmother; Doug Bensie, grandfather of the year; and Linda Jackson, grandmother of the year.
“Tokens of honor and respect” were presented to all grandparents in attendance.
Revival services scheduled
at Morning Star Baptist
WEIRTON — Morning Star Baptist Church, 3124 Weir Ave., Weirton, will hold revival services at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
The Rev. Rudy McAllister, pastor of Mount Olive Baptist Church, Weirton, will be the revivalist on Wednesday, and the Rev. Hubert Hutcherson, pastor of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, Pittsburgh, will be the revivalist on Thursday and Friday.
The Rev. James E. Brown is pastor of Morning Star Baptist Church.
Book sale set for Sept. 21
at St. Mark Lutheran Church
STEUBENVILLE — St. Mark Lutheran Church, located at 133 Lovers Lane, Steubenville, will be sponsoring a book sale.
It will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 21.
St. Peter CWC updated on
Day with the Bishop on Oct. 8
STEUBENVILLE — The St. Peter Church Catholic Woman’s Club held its monthly meeting on Sept. 3 at Eat ‘n Park in Steubenville. President Bea Antol led the opening prayer.
Thank-you cards were received from the Rev. Bradley Greer for an anniversary gift, from the Rev. Timothy Huffman and Greer for “Father’s” Day gifts, and from Jeremiah Hahn for a birthday gift. A thank-you card also was received from Tracy Almeida for hosting the Praying through Lent reception.
The CWC hosted a light reception in the church hall after the Blue Mass honoring police, firefighters and first responders in the Steubenville area.
The club was reminded about the CWC mum sale pickup date and also about the Day with the Bishop, which will be held Oct. 8 at Sacred Heart Church in Hopedale.
The next scheduled CWC meeting will be held Oct. 1 at Froehlich’s Classic Corner.
Franklin UMC having annual
fall bazaar earlier this year
WELLSBURG — Franklin United Methodist Women will hold its annual fall bazaar earlier than usual this year.
The event is scheduled for Sept. 28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will feature a variety of crafts and white elephant items along with a bake sale. Lunch will be available for purchase after 11 a.m. and include creamed turkey, biscuit, mashed potatoes and green beans. The church is located at 1193 Washington Pike, Wellsburg.
Weirton church offering
one-day VBS program Sept. 21
WEIRTON — Weirton Heights Memorial Baptist Church, located at 121 Ivy St., will host a one-day Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 21.
The free program is for children ages 3 and older and will include “music, fun, food and the message of Christ’s Salvation for all,” according to a church spokesperson. For information, call the church secretary at (304) 723-2571.
Toronto Catholic Women
planning fall festival
TORONTO — The Toronto Catholic Women met on Sept. 11 at the rectory, welcoming as special guests Sister Della Marie Doyle and Sister Jean Daugherty from the Franciscan Sisters, TOR.
Members enjoyed a sack lunch, followed by the business meeting.
Committee chairpersons provided information on their respective committees with reports given on the work of the baking committee, pirohi committee, funeral committee, Comfort Bears committee and St. Anne Society.
The sisters outlined the mission they will conduct for parishioners of both churches at St. Francis of Assisi Church on Sept. 22-24. They also offered insight on their work in Steubenville.
Beth DeGarmo reported on the organization’s participation in the Cross Catholic Outreach Boxes of Joy Project for the benefit of less fortunate children around the world. The group also will participate in the annual Giving Trees.
The annual fall festival will be held Nov. 3 and include a cabbage roll dinner, bake sale, white elephant sale and Chinese auction
The meeting closed with the Catholic Woman’s Club prayer and blessing by the Rev. Thomas Vennitti.
Blessing of the Pets at
Paris Presbyterian Church
BURGETTSTOWN — Paris Presbyterian Church, located at 127 Steubenville Pike, Burgettstown, will be holding its seventh-annual Blessing of the Pets event from noon to 3 p.m. on Sept. 21.
The Rev. Christina Hosler will offer blessings and prayers for each pet that is brought. Participants are asked to have their pets on leashes or in carriers.
There will be free food and entertainment. A reduced-cost rabies shot will be offered by Dr. Tracy White of Moon Veterinary Hospital.
beginning at Weirton church
WEIRTON — “Together” at Weirton Heights Memorial Baptist Church Fellowship Hall begins this Wednesday, running from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Devotions will follow.
All meals include a beverage. The cost is $2 per person or a maximum fee of $10 per family. The menu for Wednesday will be stuffed cabbage rolls, mashed potatoes, rolls and butter and cake for dessert.
“We are looking forward to spending time ‘Together’ with each of you and your friends,” a spokesperson noted.
The church is located at 121 Ivy St.
‘Stop and Shop’ set for
Sept. 22 in Weirton
WEIRTON — The Weirton Alliance Women are sponsoring “Stop and Shop,” an outreach ministry to Weirton as well as surrounding communities.
It will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 22 at the Weirton Alliance Church, located at 119 N. 13th St., Weirton. Clothing for men, women and children along with other items will be available at no cost. Light refreshments will be served.
Soup, sandwich fundraiser
set for Oct. 6 in Amsterdam
AMSTERDAM — St. Joseph CWC will hold its annual soup and sandwich fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 6 in the school hall, located at 348 Main St., Amsterdam.
Several kinds of homemade soups, sandwiches and desserts will be available. There also will be a bake sale table and Chinese auction items.
Patrons can dine in or get carryout.
Dream Big Music planning
open house on Sept. 29
WELLSBURG — Dream Big Music, a nonprofit organization offering free after-school lessons on band instruments, strings and piano to all children in grades three and up, will host an open house from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 29 at New Day Christian Center, 2640 Pleasant Ave., Wellsburg.
For information, contact Matthew Hill, founder, at (304) 559-1047.
Two-day rummage sale
in Follansbee in October
FOLLANSBEE — A “huge fall rummage sale” sponsored by Follansbee United Methodist Church will be held over a two-day period next month at the Follansbee Park Community House.
It will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 17 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 18. All items are 10 cents on Oct. 18.
Jewett UMC organizing
free fall festival Sept. 22
JEWETT — Jewett United Methodist Church, 101 W. Main St., will hold its free fall festival from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 22.
The event will include a scarecrow and pumpkin decorating contest; a kids tractor pull; hot dogs, chips, baked beans, drinks, popcorn and Sno cones; an apple bobbing contest; an apple and pumpkin dessert contest; and corn hole.
Rosemont Chapel hosting
spaghetti dinner today
STEUBENVILLE — Rosemont Chapel, located on the corner of Williams Boulevard and Goulds Road in Steubenville, will be holding its annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today.
The menu consists of spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, bread, dessert and a beverage. Prices are $7.50 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger.
Patrons can dine in or get carryout, which is available by calling (740) 282-9128.
Cruise-in happening today
behind Bell Chapel UMC
STEUBENVILLE — A Four Seasons Ministry cruise-in is planned for Sept. 14 behind Bell Chapel United Methodist Church, located at 3419 state Route 213, Steubenville.
It will be held from noon to 4 p.m. and include door prizes, music by a DJ and food. The $5 entry fee per car will include a hot dog and drink, a dash plaque and one ticket for a door prize.
Festival today at Colliers
church benefits Brooke Place
COLLIERS — Cross Creek Tent United Presbyterian Church, 3831 Tent Church Road, Colliers, will hold its fall festival from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 14.
The festival is a fundraiser for Brooke Place girls home and also serves as an open house. Featured entertainment will be the Mennonite Choir of the Eldersville, Pa., church, and Tom Hoag of Pittsburgh. Admission is free.
The fundraiser includes a silent auction of gift baskets, a bake sale of homemade desserts and grilled hot dogs. All proceeds benefit Brooke Place in Colliers, which is Family Connections’ group home for adolescent girls ages 12-18. It helps girls experiencing problems, according to its website, with “depression, post-traumatic stress, behavior, abuse of substances, eating disorders, family, abuse/neglect, school and community.” For information, contact Pastor Frank Lewis at (304) 266-8154.
Urban Mission Ministries
accepting coat donations
STEUBENVILLE — Urban Mission Ministries is preparing for its annual coat distribution and is accepting donations of new and used coats in good condition for men, women and children.
“We are specifically looking for kids coats,” notes the mission’s September newsletter. Coats can be dropped off at the food warehouse at 311 N. Sixth St. or the main office in the War Memorial Building on North Street in downtown Steubenville.
The coats will be made available for free at the plaza location at 240 S. Seventh St. on Oct. 21-23.
Follansbee church to host
free community dinner
FOLLANSBEE — The First Presbyterian Church of Wellsburg, 901 Charles St., will host a free community dinner on Sept. 26, beginning at 6 p.m.
It will feature reuben sandwiches.