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Churches announce events, activities

April 21, 2012
By JANICE R. KIASKI - Community editor ( , The Herald-Star

Church to hold

ramp dinner

Olde St. John's Episcopal Church in Colliers will hold a ramp dinner from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 28.

The spicy onion will be the center of the meal, but a ramp-less children's menu also will be offered.

The cost is $6, which includes fried potatoes with ramps and bacon, soup beans, corn bread and beverage. An assortment of desserts will be sold separately.

Takeout will be available by calling (304) 527-4746. The church is located at the intersection of Eldersville and St. John's roads.

Church planning

indoor yard sale

Holy Family Catholic Church in Beech Bottom on state Route 2 will hold an indoor yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 3 and 9 a.m. to noon May 4.

Donations, except for large appliances and clothing, are appreciated. For information, call (304) 394-5745 or 394-1174.

Concert off but

health event on

The concert featuring Jason Crabb that was to have been held Sunday at 6 p.m. at Steubenville High School's auditorium has been postponed.

Individuals who purchased tickets through will receive a refund for the price of the ticket purchased.

The Community Health Unity Awareness Day, however, set to held in the Commons of SHS from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. "is a definite go," according to press release.

"Make sure you stop by to get some quality information," the release noted.

Hopewell UMC hosting yard sale

Hopewell United Methodist Church on Jefferson County Road 16, Rayland, will host a community spring yard sale on May 5.

Spaces will be marked out on the church grounds and are available for $5 per space.

For information contact Dorothy Goff at (740) 859-4159 or Pastor Jim Hoff at (740) 310-6949.

Habitation meeting

set in Empire

The Habitation of God's Glory meeting will be held April 27 at 7 p.m. at the River Christian Fellowship Church located at 183 Nesley St., Empire.

The guest speaker will be Pastor Lisa Meese of Preach the Word Ministry Church in New Philadelphia.

For information call Aimee at (740) 317-6189 or Carol at (740) 765-4623.

The meeting is sponsored by the P.O.W. Intercessory Prayer Ministry.

Rummage sale

set for May 5

Follansbee Presbyterian Church on Main Street will hold a rummage sale May 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch will be served throughout the day.

Prayer walk in

New Cumberland

The second-annual Community Prayer Walk will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on April 28 in New Cumberland.

The walk will begin at Hancock County Savings Bank at Ridge Avenue or South Chester Street ballfields and end at the New Cumberland gazebo for music and prayer.

"Your community needs you to take a stand and participate in the prayer walk. God can make a difference in our community," an event spokesperson said.

For information, call (304) 564-5284 or (304) 564-4411.

Triumph CWC names officers

The Catholic Women's Club of Triumph of the Cross Parish met April 10 for its monthly meeting with Terri Fernandes, first coordinator, presiding.

Officers for 2012-14 term, aside from Fernandes, are: treasurer, Mickie Sellaroli; second coordinator, Mary Ann Bushlow; secretary, Francesca Veltri; and third coordinator, Marge Wilson.

Religious articles for foreign mission trips - more than 20 pounds of religious articles, including rosaries and prayer cards - were given to Franciscan University of Steubenville students going on mission trips to Ecuador and Mexico. Many of the items were given to children in foreign countries.

Prayers are being collected to be placed in booklets to be distributed to children who will be receiving First Holy Communion in 2013.

Volunteers remain needed to house attendees traveling from the southern areas of the diocese to attend the Diocesan CWC 2012 Convention.

There will be a collection after all Masses the weekend of May 12 and 13 for the 2012 Madonna Plan with information available at

The May 1 meeting at 6 p.m. at Holy Rosary auditorium will be a covered dish-dinner.

Those whose last names begin with the letter A-L are asked to bring a dessert. Those whose last names begin with letters M-Z are asked to bring a salad or vegetable.

Prize winners were Irene Harda, Mamie Bucci and Lil Meronoff.

The CWC is open to all women parishioners.

Free dinner at

Jewett UMC

A free dinner through the Olive Branch Program of Jewett United Methodist Church will be held Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

The roast beef dinner will include dessert and a beverage. The church is located at 202 W. Main and Rumley streets.

Revival services

at E.S. center

The East Springfield Community Center will be the site of a four-day revival Sunday through Wednesday.

On Sunday and Monday, both nights at 6:30 p.m., there will be performances by internationally acclaimed pianist Randy Brown and music by the Chrisagis Brothers. The keynote speaker will be Warren Marcus, producer and director of Sid Roth's "It's Supernatural."

Those services are sponsored by the United Methodist Church of the Cross and the Church of Christ in East Springfield.

On Tuesday, Pastor Joshua Conley of the Christ United Methodist Church will deliver the message with a variety of entertainment throughout the evening that begins at 6:30 p.m.

Pastor Tom Snodgrass of the Church of the Cross will present the message Wednesday with Mark Statler as the special guest musician. It begins at 6:30 p.m.


aiding charities

The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Philoptochos Society held its dinner meeting April 5 at the church with Marianne Balakos presiding.

Members gathered for a Lenten meal prepared by Nick Tsouris with Rikki Kamarados providing dessert.

The Rev. Nicholas Halkias led the members in prayer.

A Caring Place Child Advocacy Center was the designated charity for April. A donation also was made to MACPAD.

Summer charities are: May, Salvation Army; June, Special Olympics; July, children's ward; and August, Urban Mission Ministries.

The next meeting in May will be held at Janoski Restaurant.

Sveta Petka Kolo

to plan blast

The Sveta Petka Kolo women's group at Holy Resurrection Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church in Steubenville met April 5 at Eat 'n Park with 10 members attending.

The group voted to buy an ad in the "Tammies program" for the spring concert and to send a donation to the Women in Action Against Cancer Coalition.

The May 3 meeting at noon at Eat 'N Park will include plans for the annual chicken blast picnic with the women from St. Andrews Church in Mingo, Holy Trinity and Holy Transfiguration. Plans also will be made for a summer outing.

About 175 attend

E.S. holiday event

There were approximately 175 in attendance when the East Springfield Volunteer Fire Department and United Methodist Church of the Cross in East Springfield held their annual Easter egg hunt and brunch on April 7.

Children finding the silver eggs and receiving stuffed animals or a ride in the fire truck for the upcoming Memorial Day parade were Liam Bissett, Logan Loterbaugh, Ian Reed, Delaney Johnson, Maddie Brenstuhl, Kyle Lyke and Dominic Flenniken.

Choir festival

at Weirton church

Cove Presbyterian Church's chancel choir will hold its first choir festival that will feature 10 area choirs.

The church, located at 3404 Main St., Weirton, will be the site of the event on April 29 beginning at 3 p.m.

The afternoon of Christian music will include the following choirs: Weirton First Christian, Weirton Tri-Parish Methodist, Two Ridges Presbyterian, St. Peter's AME, Toronto First Presbyterian, Weirton Oakland Presbyterian, Senior Songster Brigade, First Westminster Presbyterian, St. Joseph the Worker Church and Cove Presbyterians.

Refreshments will be served afterwards.

'Raising the roof'

dinner planned

"Raising the Roof" will be the theme of the fundraiser spaghetti dinner that plans were announced for at the April meeting of the Bloomingdale United Methodist Beginners Circle held in the church fellowship hall.

Colleen Rouse, president, presided at the meeting where it was noted the dinner will be held May 12 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and that the women of the church will have a busy year raising money for a new roof.

Clair Beany read a devotion entitled "Jesus Best Friend."

The Rev. Deborah Kellar won the mystery gift.

Rouse and Renee Adams were hostesses for the meeting.

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