The Dillonvale Food Pantry will be distributing baskets on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon at Dillonvale United Methodist Church at Main and Smithfield streets.
The distribution is for residents of Dillonvale, Mount Pleasant, Piney Fork and surrounding areas.
Proof of income and a photo ID are required for first-time users. The pantry follows state and federal guidelines for assistance to aid the low-income, seniors on limited income and the unemployed.
The food pantry is a volunteer, nonprofit organization supported by Dillonvale churches and Mount Pleasant Friends Church.
Donations can be sent to the Dillonvale Food Pantry, P.O. Box 1, Dillonvale, OH. 43917.
Inquiries can be directed to Mary at (740) 769-7773.
at area church
Jonathan White will minister in song at a special worship service set for 9:30 a.m. June 24 at Two Ridges Presbyterian Church, 1085 Canton Road, Wintersville.
A longtime singer, White has performed for many different audiences, from churches to the Grand Ole Opry to the Bill Gaither Homecoming Concert Series.
His father was a pastor, and White would sing along with his siblings and parents. Later in life he pursued a professional career in music.
His music ministry is a testimony to God having a plan for every circumstance "and will see you through in both the good times and bad times," according to publicity material.
White's parents were killed by a drunk driver in 1992, and as newlyweds he and his wife assumed the care of his teenage brother and 10-year-old sister. The birth of a daughter with Down syndrome challenged them further in their faith.
But it was through trying times, however, that White found his goal in life.
"His main goal in ministry is to encourage Christians in their walk with God and to let them know that sometimes things happen that may seem horrible, but God can turn it around for good. Some of the things we think are burdens, may turn out to be the greatest blessing we ever receive," according to publicity material on White's website.
June 24 fundraiser
at Brilliant church
The Brilliant Christian Youth Ministries will host a benefit dinner and program on June 24 in support of the group's summer mission trip to Red Lake, Minn.
The "Gathering of the Nations Pow Wow Benefit" will be held at the Brilliant Christian Church, 323 High St., Brilliant, at 5 p.m. and will provide an opportunity for the public to meet the 19-member mission team that will be traveling to the Chippewa Indian Reservation in Red Lake for a week of home repair projects on the reservation in partnership with Group Missions Workcamps.
Along with meal, the benefit also will feature several displays on Native Americans we well as the ministry of the Brilliant Christian Youth Ministries. A short program detailing information about the upcoming trip and that of Native American traditions, culture and religions will be presented.
There is no admission charge to the benefit although a free will offering will be received toward the expenses of the trip.
Reservations are strongly encouraged by calling either (740) 598-4851 or (740) 424-3689.
"The public is very much encouraged and invited to attend to lend support to youth from throughout Jefferson County who will be making this trip," said the Rev. Marc Tinstman, church pastor.
Inquiries can be directed to Tinstman at (740) 598-4851 or (740) 424-3689.
Sons Banquet held
at Toronto church
North River Avenue Christian Church in Toronto recently hosted its annual "Sons Banquet" for its fathers, sons and invited guests.
The event has been a church tradition of 30 years held in conjunction with Fathers Day.
Minister Robert Hanze gave the introduction and also recognized special dinner guests. He expressed gratitude to Chairman Betty Mossor and her food preparation and cleanup committee consisting of Marilyn Ray, Carol Ely, Sherry Freeman, Mandy Bozman, Bonnie Reynolds and Kathy Frame.
Special guests included Toronto Mayor John Geddis, Don Clarke, Jeff Foster, Jay Foster and several members of the Toronto Sunrise Seniors Club.
Mary Eckard spoke of her father and also provided vocal selections in honor of fathers.
There were 60 church members and guests in attendance.
Service to feature
Port Homer Community Church at 2452 county Road 68, Toronto, will host a special Father's Day event Sunday at the 11 a.m. service.
There will be a morning of country gospel music led by Juillanne and Bonnie, who were nominated as 2010 Duo of the Year by the U.S. Association of Gospel Entertainers and Musicians in Nashville.
Special outdoor service in Weirton
Christ United Methodist Church in Weirton will celebrate Father's Day with a special outdoor service at 9:15 a.m. Sunday on the church lawn located at 3598 Pennsylvania Aver.
Christ First Praise Band and Chancel Choir will perform a musical tribute to fathers, and the Rev. Chuck Jerman will deliver the message.
Those attending are reminded to bring blankets or lawn chairs. The service is open to the public.
Kids With Spirit
set to kick off
Follansbee Presbyterian Church is sponsoring Kids With Spirit every Wednesday beginning June 20 through Aug. 22.
It will be held on Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Follansbee.
The event is free for children in grades kindergarten through five and includes dinner, games and a Bible story.
The Women's Missionary Union of Open Door Baptist Church of Colliers met May 6 at the church with five members in attendance.
Mildred Richter, president, presided with Pam Holden providing reports.
Money was collected for the three missions the group supports.
Richter read a letter of thanks from Mission Dignity as well as from missionary Becky McGregor.
Richter gave readings as did Rosemary Jennings.
On Father's Day, the mission group will distribute flashlights to all fathers.
The church picnic will be held at Brooke Hills Park, it was announced.
A fruit basket was to be sent to a member recuperating from illness.
A box of supplies will be made for serviceman Jerod Holden who is serving abroad. The next meeting will be held July 3 at the church with Richter as hostess.
Free dinner offered
at Jewett church
The Olive Branch Program at Jewett United Methodist Church will offer a free dinner from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. June 26.
The menu is breakfast casseroles, fruit and a beverage. The church is located at 202 W. Main and Rumley streets.
Trinity St. Jude
The June 13 meeting of the Trinity St. Jude Guild was held at Scaffidi's Restaurant and brought together members after a two-month break.
The hostess for the meeting was Anne Tost.
Members played 500 bid with a first-place prize awarded to Virginia Belardine; Becky Manion, second; and Marcella Wells, third.
Adriannna Marangoni took home the "booby prize." The July meeting will be held at the Mei Garden Restaurant with Marangoni as hostess.
Labyrinth walk Wednesday
The Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church in Weirton will hold a labyrinth walk from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday to mark the summer solstice at the church located at 101 Lisa Court. For information, call (304) 748-7251.