Wintersville Baptist Temple at 617 Fernwood Road, Wintersville, will celebrate its 48th anniversary Sunday with special speakers and a fellowship dinner.
The Rev. Ralph Wingate Sr. under whose leadership the church began on March 15, 1964, in the Wintersville Fire Hall will be the speaker at the 10 a.m. Sunday School hour. He will share stories about the beginning of his ministry in Wintersville that grew to include his sons, the Rev. Ralph Wingate Jr. and the Rev. Danny Wingate, who came on staff during the early 1970s.
The Rev. Neal Hendrigsman, a missionary for First Word Bible Missions, will be the guest peaker at the 11 a.m. worship service. Hendrigsman was one of the first giving missionary ministries sent out by the church. He has preached in several countries, distributing thousands of Bibles in isolated sections of the world, according to the Rev. John A. Beard, pastor.
Following the morning worship service there will be a fellowship dinner in the church fellowship hall.
The 7 p.m. service will feature the Rev. John MacLenna of Glasgow, Scotland, who has been ministering there for more than 30 years. The service also will include a time of testimonies and hymn requests.
at Cadiz church
The Cadiz Presbyterian Church will be hosting the Gloryway Quartet of the Mansfield area in concert on April 1 at 6 p.m.
The quartet has been spreading God's word through song for more than 10 years, presenting four-part harmony, according to a church spokesman. They have appeared with many top groups in the industry, including the Dove Brothers, Dixie Melody Boys and the Spencers. Its members are Kevin Lyons, Gary Lyons, Justin Bank and Bob Christy.
They are on the Winding Creek label and are represented by Capitol Artist.
For information about the quartet, visit the website at www.GloryWayQuartet.org.
A love offering will be received, and a time of fellowship will follow the concert.
Irish stew dinner at Toronto church
The Presbyterian Women of the First Presbytertian Church of Toronto are hosting a fundraiser Irish stew dinner on Sunday from noon to 2:30 p.m.
Cost of the dinner is by donation with proceeds to benefit the Youth with a Purpose Boys Home near Salineville.
Patrons can dine in or get takeout but no orders will be taken over the phone.
Soup, chili sale at Follansbee church
The Follansbee United Methodist Church at 1002 Virginia Ave., Follansbee, will sponsor a homemade chili and homemade soup sale on March 23 in the church fellowship hall.
There also will be homemade bean, broccoli, chicken noodle, potato, vegetable, vegetable beef and wedding soup available for takeout only.
The cost of the chili and soup is $5 per quart.
For information or to place a pre-sale order, contact Linda at (304) 527-0483 or Verna at (304) 670-3191. The soup can be purchased and picked up from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. while supplies last the day of the sale.
Delivery can be made available for orders of 10 or more quarts of soup.
The Tiltonsville United Methodist Church will host a spaghetti dinner on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the church.
The cost is $6 and includes salad, spaghetti, roll, drink and dessert. Patrons can dine in or get carryout. Local delivery will be available.
The church is located at 106 Grandview Ave., Tiltonsville.
Missionary Union women meet
The Women's Missionary Union of Open Door Baptist Church of Colliers met March 6 with six members present.
Mildred Richter, president, presided with an opening prayer offered by Katherine Wise.
Donna Garrison and Pam Holden gave reports, and money was collected for the three missions supported by the group.
Richter read acknowledgements of gratitude from families who had received Christmas baskets and from Adopt an Anuitant, to which the group provides monthly support.
The members will prepare an Easter box for Justin Stewart, who is serving in Afghanistan.
Richter announced that the Easter dinner will be held April 1 at the church. She also gave a reading entitled "Deck of Cards."
Lois Flemm was the hostess. Wise will serve as hostess at the next meeting, which is April 3.
Revival services at
two UM churches
Hammondsville United Methodist Church and Irondale United Methodist Church will welcome John Neihof as the speaker for a series of revival services.
Neihof will be the speaker at Hammondsville UMC on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 p.m.; and on Sunday and Thursday at 7 p.m. at Irondale UMC.
to be celebrated
Gorzkie Zale, a traditional Polish Lenten devotion dating back to the 1700s, will be celebrated at Sacred Heart of Mary Church, 200 Preston Ave., Weirton, on March 25 at 2:30 p.m.
The devotion, known as "Bitter Lamentations," incorporates Polish and English text, chant, reading and silent meditation, "inviting all to reflect on the suffering endured by our Lord and his Blessed Mother during His Passion and death. All are welcome to join us for this time of prayer as we honor our Polish-Catholic heritage in this time of Lent," a spokesperson said.
Melton Trio to
perform March 25
The LaBelle View Church of Christ at 301 Ohio St., Steubenville, will host a performance by the Melton Trio during its 11 a.m. March 25 worship service. All are welcome to attend. For information, contact Tom Arehart at (740) 282-1083.