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What’s going on throughout the area

June 9, 2012
By JANICE R. KIASKI - Community editor ( , The Herald-Star

Blood drive at

Jewett church

The fellowship hall of Jewett United Methodist Church will be the site of a blood drive on Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

To schedule an appointment, call 1 (800) Red Cross.

Participants can enter to win $1,000 in free gas plus weekly drawings for $50 gas cards. There will be a buy-one-get-one- free entry to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and a chance at weekly drawings of four tickets to Zoombezi Bay. Those interested can follow on Twitter at RedCrossBloodOh.

Those who last donated on or before April 18 may be eligible to donate.

Church to sell sandwiches

Christ Episcopal Church at 1014 Main St., Wellsburg, will be selling roast beef sandwiches from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday.

The cost is $6.50, which includes sandwich, chips, beverage and a slice of Texas sheet cake. Individual sandwiches are available for $4.50.

Take-out and delivery to local businesses and shut-ins are available by calling (304) 737-3432 after 8:30 a.m. that day.

Finley UMC to

show 'Courageous'

Finley United Methodist Church at 958 Lincoln Ave., Steubenville, will show the movie "Courageous" at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

"This a free event geared toward men, especially fathers, but open to everyone," a church spokesman said. For information, call the church at (740) 282-9795.

Friends & Family

Day at Quinn AME

Quinn Memorial AME Church is having a Friends & Family Day on Sunday at the church located at 515 North St., Steubenville.

In addition to church school at 9:30 a.m. and church services at 11 a.m., there will be a time of dinner, games and fellowship from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Tickets are $6 for adults with children eating free. The menu will be spaghetti, salad and garlic bread. Bottled drinks, coffee or punch also will be available.

For information, call Holly Zimmerman at (304) 975-1205.

Men and Women's Day program set

St. Paul A.M.E. Church, Smithfield, will celebrate its annual Men and Women's Day with a musical program at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at its temporary location, the Christian Church on High Street.

The theme is "We Are Soldiers," and the program will feature several musical guests from the local area. Dinner will be served in the church undercroft at 2 p.m.

Dana Mason and Lisa Mason are event chairpersons. The Rev. L. A. Gatewood is the host pastor.

Hopedale UMC to

host fundraiser

The Hopedale United Methodist Church will be sponsoring a breakfast fundraiser from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday for Kenny Skinner, an area resident who remains in a Pittsburgh hospital recuperating from a motorcycle accident in May.

Anyone wanting to donate to help with medical bills but unable to attend can send checks to Hopedale United Methodist Church, memo to Kenny Skinner, 235 Church St., Hopedale OH 43976

Ex-Hell's Angel

revival speaker

Faith & Power Church at 807 North St., (corner of Ninth Street), Steubenville, will welcome evangelist Jerry McGee, a former Hell's Angels motorcycle gang member, as its summer revival speaker.

The services will be held Monday through June 17. Hours are 7 p.m. Monday through June 16 and at noon June 17.

The services will be held in the church auditorium. McGee, who spent 20 years with the gang, will deliver the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The revival is hosted by Pastor Fred A. McShane.

Serve Others Circle

members meet

The Serve Others Circle of King's Daughters and Sons met May 15 at the YWCA for a noon luncheon meeting with Ruth Ann McLaughlin presiding and leading devotions.

She read "Smiling with God's Light," by Nan Pointer; scriptures John 8:12, Matthew 5:14-16, and Psalm 27:1; and a poem, "God's Light."

Business reports were given by McLaughlin, sunshine chairman, and Lucille Smith, secretary.

Jo Ann Birney, program leader, read "Were It Not For Grace," by Leslie Montgomery, the true story about a traffic accident involving former First Lady Laura Bush as a teen that resulted in the death of a close friend.

Birney also read from Ohio Voice, "The Best Day of My Life," about American children saving money to purchase animals for children in Cambodia.

McLaughlin was hostess of the meeting attended by four members.

The circle will not meet again until September.

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