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Community news from around the area

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.

Book sale under way today

at St. Mark Lutheran Church

STEUBENVILLE — St. Mark Lutheran Church, located at 133 Lovers Lane, Steubenville, is sponsoring a book sale.

It is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today.

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.

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. today.

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.

Wednesdays ‘Together’

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 ham, scalloped potatoes, applesauce, rolls and butter and brownies 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.

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.

Point Pleasant Ladies Aide

holds September meeting

WEIRTON — President Carolyn Allison greeted members and lit the memory candle for those unable to attend when the Point Pleasant Ladies Aide held its September meeting.

Marian Caine decorated, using fall leaves and pumpkins and arranging small American flags among the leaves to signify the remembrance of 9/11.

A blessing was read in unison, and refreshments were served by hostesses Judy Tate, Helen Tate, Judee Everly and Karen Tate.

The business meeting was opened by Vice President Tracy Lemley reading the “Heart Sisters” devotion.

Reports were given by Secretary Louanne Huff and Allison, financial.

Final plans were made and song sheets passed out to the members who will sing at the Pepperberry Suites at the Orchards at Foxcrest in Chester.

The work schedule for the River Fest in New Cumberland on Sept. 28-29 was signed by members. The group will have a booth offering “All Sports Plus” items. There will be two Oak Glen High School crates and other items including soup cozies and Steelers, Pirates, Penguins and WVU items.

A donation was made to the Tomlinson Run State Park Foundation to be used for supplies at the Trunk or Treat event in October. Joys and concerns were shared. The next meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 9.

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 United Methodist

free fall festival is Sunday

JEWETT — Jewett United Methodist Church, 101 W. Main St., will hold its free fall festival from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

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.

Harmony UMC plans sale

of soup, pies and sweets

MINGO JUNCTION — Harmony United Methodist Church, located at 2117 Commercial St., Mingo Junction, will hold a soup, pies and sweets fundraiser on Oct. 4 and 5.

Vegetable and bean soup will be available for $6 a quart. Pies are $9 each and available Saturday only as are sweets. To place orders, call Jim McClung at (740) 535-0730. Pickup is after 11:30 a.m. both days.

Follansbee church to host

free community dinner

FOLLANSBEE — The First Presbyterian Church of Wellsburg, 901 Charles St., will host a free community dinner on Thursday, beginning at 6 p.m.

It will feature reuben sandwiches.

Church Women United having

executive board meeting

WEIRTON — An executive board meeting of Church Women United of Weirton will be held at 10 a.m. on Oct. 4 at St. Joseph the Worker Church, located at 229 California Ave., Weirton.

Reports will be made on the Church Women United State Assembly at Quiet Bell United Methodist Church. President Rebecca “Tish” Turner is requesting that all members attend the fall meeting, a spokesperson noted.

Jonathan White in concert

Sunday at Follansbee church

FOLLANSBEE — The Follansbee First Church of the Nazarene, 144 Mahan Lane, Follansbee, will host gospel tenor Jonathan White in concert on Sunday at the 10:45 a.m. service.

White’s “main goal in ministry is to encourage Christians in their walk with God,” a church spokesperson noted.

“He wants to let people know that some of the things we think are burdens, may turn out to be the greatest blessings we ever receive.” White has had the opportunity to sing for many audiences, including the Grand Ole Opry and the Bill Gaither Homecoming Series.

‘Fill-A-Pew’ Sunday planned

at Nesley Chapel UMC

NEW CUMBERLAND — Nessly Chapel United Methodist Church, located on state Route 2 “by the backwaters,” will be holding its “Fill-A-Pew” Sunday on Sunday.

Services are held at 9:30 am. The theme is “You’re the Apple of God’s Eyes.”

“Everyone is invited to attend and bring a friend or two with you,” a church spokesperson noted. A luncheon will follow.

The church’s pastor is Bob Macek.

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