The Wintersville Community Chapel has announced a number of summer activities, including a carnival to be held from noon to 4 p.m. on July 29 on the church grounds.
There will be inflatables, carnival-style games, a dunk tank, face-painting, a clown and food. There will be no charge for the activities or food, and the event is open to all ages. An outdoor church service will follow.
The church's Lunch Bunch, a free lunch program, will continue throughout the summer every Friday from noon to 2 p.m. It is open to all ages with participants welcome to eat in or get carryouts.
The second Saturday of each month there will be a biker service held in the church sanctuary with Pastor Michael Mantos in charge. The service is open to the public. For information, call (740) 264-7873.
Beyond the summer, the church is planning a 5K race for October in support of the church's mission against hunger and "to spread God's love to all," according to a news release.
Adam Bowman is the church's new pastor and is available for appointments by calling (740) 264-7873.
The Wintersville Community Chapel is located at 27 Ward Drive, Wintersville.
Covenant Presbyterian Church in Steubenville is celebrating its centennial - "100 years of worshiping our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ" next weekend.
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The anniversary activities include:
The celebration of the past 100 years will include special displays featuring through-the-years photographs of events and members, a slide show, church journals, ledgers and other church memorabilia available for members and former members to see as they share memories of activities, programs and special events at Covenant.
House of Prayer
picnic July 4
The House of Prayer Church on county road 163, Riddles Run Road near Brilliant will have a July 4 covered-dish picnic on the church grounds at 6 p.m. Participants will go to watch fireworks afterwards.
There will be fireworks at the church.
at Word of Life
A special preview presentation of Word of Life's 2012 patriotic presentation will be held Sunday just for senior citizens of the valley and their families. The program begins at 2:30 p.m. at the Word of Life Fellowship, 565 Lovers Lane, Steubenville.
The preview is what will be presented July 7 at the Toronto football stadium as a pre-program feature before the fireworks show entitled, "In God We Still Trust."
"The church realized many nursing home residents wouldn't be able to navigate the stadium benches so the preview program was scheduled," said Pastor Gary Hallberg, who hopes "this can be a relaxed afternoon where residents can enjoy good music in an accessible place."
The program will include special music performed by a 12-member mixed ensemble and an 11-member men's chorus.
All the music will be presented with a large-screen video to enhance the storyline the singers present.
The program is free to all residents and their families.
A light reception will follow the 45-minute program.
Word of Life Fellowship is all on one level and is handicap accessible.
Call (740) 264-1227 for information.
Strawberry festival at Brilliant UMC
The Brilliant United Methodist Church at 525 Labelle St., Brilliant, will hold its annual strawberry festival from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. July 15.
The event will include sandwiches, strawberries and fellowship.
For information, call (740) 598-4472.