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Dinner to pay tribute to Bishop Dawkins

August 20, 2011
The Herald-Star

The Greater Zion Temple Church of Steubenville, in conjunction with the Steubenville community and Southeast Region of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, will join in paying tribute to the lifetime work in ministry of Suffragan Bishop Roy C. Dawkins and his wife, Charlene.

The Sept. 10 dinner will be held at the St. Florian Hall in Wintersville, beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets are $40 a person with a deadline set for Sept. 4. For tickets or information, contact the church at (740) 282-1046.

Dawkins has been in the ministry for 40 years, 26 of which have been in Steubenville.

This year's anniversary celebration will include a special opportunity for individuals to share published tributes to the Dawkins in a commemorative souvenir book and DVD to be distributed at the formal anniversary dinner and celebration.

The anniversary dinner will include a special guest in Our Brother's Keeper, gospel jazz band, and Kelly Kinney, recording artist.

Marie S. Crawley is the anniversary celebration chairperson.

Quinn to mark

Genesis Day

Quinn Memorial AME Church located at 515 North St., Steubenville, will celebrate its annual Genesis Day program on Aug. 28 at 4 p.m. 515 North Street, Steubenville.

Genesis Day is a spiritual blessing day to prepare the congregation, subdivided into 12 tribes, for a special blessing from God for the upcoming church conference year that begins Oct. 1.

The Rev. Ronald R. Eskridge, church pastor, explained that "prior to his passing on to glory, God's servant Jacob (Israel) bestowed an absolute spiritual, prophetic blessing on the 12 tribes of Israel in Genesis 49:28. This prophetical blessing is a significant, prosperity blessing from heaven granted to each tribe entering the Promised Land and included a comparative (obscure) reference to the advent of Jesus, our Messiah. Quinn Church stands on God's prophetic spiritual blessing as the congregation prays for God's Holy Spirit to lead and guide us to prosperity, unity and love for our church family and the Steubenville community as a whole."

The co-leaders for each tri-tribunal tribe captains are Ilana Chester, Josephine Collins, Sheryl Petteway and Mamie Miller. The executive team supporting the Genesis Day program consists of Jacqueline L. Gibson, Lisa Thomas and Dr. Patricia Fletcher.

The guest speaker for the program will be the Rev. Dr. Alphonse Allen Jr., senior pastor of Allen Temple AME Church in Cincinnati.

The program is open to the public.

Church of God

offers Bible study

The Steubenville Church of God will conduct a Bible study at Best Western University Inn, 1401 University Blvd., Steubenville, on Sept. 4, 11, 18 and 25, beginning at 11 a.m. Coffee and pastries will be provided.

A free paperbook study book entitled "Blessed Assurance," written by Dr. Arlo Newell will be provided. The public is welcome to attend. Dress is casual.

The study is hosted by Pastor John Majeski. Inquiries can be directed to him at (330) 329-8683.

Jewett UMC to

host free dinner

The Jewett United Methodist Church at 202 W. Main St., Jewett, will host a free dinner on Aug. 23 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Unionport church

plans homecoming

The 149th August meeting and homecoming of the Christian Church of Unionport will be held Aug. 26-27 at 7 p.m. and Aug. 28 at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Paul Giffin, minister at the First Church of Christ in Cadiz, will be the speaker.

Marvin Whiteman of Wellsburg will lead the singing and special music. A mini-concert on Aug. 26 will feature For Him with refreshments and a get-acquainted time to follow the Friday night service.

A covered-dish dinner will follow the Sunday morning worship service with ice cream sundaes after the Sunday evening service.

The services are open to the public.

Cruise-in set

at Bell Chapel

Bell Chapel United Methodist Church on state Route 213, Steubenville, will be the site of a cruise-in on Aug. 27 from noon to 5 p.m.

Dash plaques and prizes will be awarded. Food and drinks will be available.

For information, call (740) 283-2239 for information.

Country Friends event tonight

Country Friends will host Hank Vincent and the Stone Street Station at the Memorial Hall located at Old Police Lodge Road in Colliers.

The doors open at 6 p.m., and the program begins at 7 p.m.

Country Friends Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Christianity, friendship and brotherly love through music. All proceeds go to charity.

For information, call (304) 527-4253 or visit the website at

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