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September 8, 2012
The Herald-Star

Car, truck, bike

show at church

The Meadowbrook Church of God, 10152 state Hwy. 152, Rayland, will holds it annual car, truck, bike and antique equipment show from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 16 at the church.

People choice trophies will be awarded, and there will be dash plaques for the first 50 entrants.

The entry fee is $5 with proceeds to benefit community events and national and world missions.

Food and drinks will be available all day. No alcohol is permitted on the premises.

Registration begins at 1 p.m. with an outdoor service and awards ceremony at 4:30 p.m.

The show is open to all years and types of vehicles. For information, call the church at (740) 859-6511.

Women's Day

to be observed

Women's Day will be observed during the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service at the Shared Ministry of Simpson United Methodist and Phillips Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal churches located at Fifth and Slack streets in Steubenville.

The message title will be "The Greatest Verse of All - The Sure Winner."

Dinner will be served immediately following the service.

The speaker will be Ivy J. Smith, a member of the Shared Ministry of Simpson United Methodist Church and Phillips Chapel CME Church, Steubenville. Over the past five years she served as director of Christian education and chair of pastor-parish relations at McKinley United Methodist Church in Dayton.

A graduate of Mingo High School, she is the daughter of Sharon Kirtdoll and the late Rev. William F. Kirtdoll. She earned a doctor of ministry degree and a master's of theological studies degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton. She received her bachelor of arts degree in mass communications from Bethune-Cookman University.

Smith works in Wheeling and resides in Mingo Junction with her husband, David, and daughter Lydia.

The event co-chairpersons are Anna Ruth Haire-Farr and Vanessa Sizemore. The Rev. Lydia E. Spragin is the pastor of the Shared Ministry.

Church to resume

monthly lunch sale

Christ Episcopal Church at 1014 Main St., Wellsburg, will resume its monthly lunch sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday.

Lunches consisting of roast beef sandwiches, chips, a beverage and a slice of peanut butter sheet cake will be sold for $6.50. Individual sandwiches also will be sold for $4.50 each.

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

Baked steak

dinner at Hill Top

There will be a baked steak dinner at Hill Top Fellowship Hall at the intersection of county Road 46 and state Route 213, Toronto, from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19.

The menu will include baked steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, a salad bar, Italian bread, homemade pie and hot and cold beverages.

Patrons can dine in or get carryout orders.

Donations will be accepted.

Rush Run honoring grandparents

Rush Run Community Chapel will honor grandparents at the monthly luncheon that will be held following Sunday services at 11 a.m.

Women's group

installs officers

The Women's Missionary Union of Open Doors Baptist Church installed officers at the Sept. 4 meeting held at Mario's Restaurant in Weirton.

Officers for the new church year are: president, Mildred Richter; vice president, Lois Flemm; secretary, Donna Garrison; treasurer, Pam Holden; Bible study, Rosemary Jennings; publicity chairman, Katherine Wise; telephone, Janie Deulley; and mission visuals, Pam Holden.

Richter presided at the meeting where Wise gave the opening prayer, and Tammy Moffo gave devotions. Reports were given by Holden.

The group decided to bring clothes for the Brooke County clothes closet to the next meeting.

The church's annual birthday dinner will be held Oct. 28, which also is pastor appreciation month.

The next meeting will be held Oct. 2 at the church. Richter will be the hostess.

Rummage sale

at area chapel

Wintersville Community Chapel at 27 Ward Drive, Wintersville, will host a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 15.

All the money generated from the sale will support the God's Outreach Food Pantry, a local food ministry that is providing food to more than 100 families in Jefferson County.

"They have to move from their current location and are in the process of getting approval for a building that has been donated to them in Steubenville. The money raised is used to cover the cost of utilities and other operating expenses. Volunteers from local churches assist in the operation of the food pantry and distribution of the food," according to a news release from the chapel.

Rev. Norries Hood guest speaker

Quinn Memorial AME Church, 515 North St., Steubenville, will welcome Mount Zion Baptist Church, Steubenville, to its annual Genesis Day Celebration planned for on Sunday at 4 p.m.

The guest speaker will be the Rev. Norries Hood, senior pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church who will deliver the prophetic message to the Steubenville community and will be accompanied by the Mount Zion Male Chorus and church family.

The Genesis Day celebration is a modern-day feast of tabernacles - high spiritual blessing day - and is designed at Quinn to thank God for the harvest in closing of the 2011-12 AME Ohio Conference year, a church spokesperson explained.

Quinn's leaders and congregation also continue to pray for the indwelling of the Holy Spirit to lead and guide the Steubenville community - including local clergy and Ohio Valley civil leaders - to prosperity, unity and love for the upcoming fiscal church conference year that begins Oct. 1, the spokesperson added.

The Mistress of Ceremonies is the Rev. Patricia Angel, and the chairperson for Genesis Day is Ilana Chester with Lisa Thomas and Gloria Crossland as co-chairpersons. Patricia Fletcher will deliver the purpose. Delores Wiggins is Quinn's minister of music.

A Genesis Day celebration meal will be served at 1 p.m.

The Rev. Ronald R. Eskridge is Quinn's pastor.

Memorial Rosary

set for Sept. 11

Joseph the Worker's Rosary Group is holding a public Memorial Rosary at 7 p.m. Sept. 11. at St. Joseph's Parish located at 229 California Ave., Weirton, next to Madonna High School.

Music will be provided by Colleen Mindzak and Jeff Davis. Light refreshments will be served. Questions can be directed to Sally at the rectory at (304) 723-2054.

Quarter auction

Oct. 7 in Adena

St. Casimir Catholic Women's Club is sponsoring a quarter auction on Oct. 7 at Seton Hall, Adena.

Doors will open at 12:30 p.m. with the auction beginning at 2 p.m.

Vendors such as Pampered Chef, Longaberger, Tupperware will be represented with gas cards, restaurant and grocery cards among the many items to be auctioned.

The premise of the fundraiser is that participants get a numbered paddle of their choice. When an item is featured, the number of quarters required will be announced. Each table will have a cup for quarters. Most items require one to three quarters. "If you have a bid on that item, and your number is called, you win the item," a press release notes.

Food and refreshments will be available for purchase, and there also will be a Chinese auction and a 50-50 drawing.

Admission is a $5 donation. For reservations call (740) 769-0225 or (740) 546-4333.

Trumpets of Joy

to mark 50th

The 50th anniversary of the Trumpets of Joy will be celebrated at 4 p.m. Sept. 23 at Mount Carmel Community Baptist Church.

Special guests will include the Mighty Golden Wonders, Gospel Lights and Glenn Davis and Saved by the Blood.

For information contact A. Glenn Freeman by phone at (724) 513-7709 or by e-mail at

Style show to

benefit renovation

The Altar & Rosary Society of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Follansbee will hold a salad luncheon and style show Sept. 22 to raise funds for renovation of the church's bell tower.

The event will be held from noon to 2 p.m. in the church hall at 1017 Jefferson Ave.

Phyllis Fashions of Meadowlands, Pa., will present the style show.

Tickets are $8 and may be purchased by calling (304) 527-3150 or 527-1449. Only 100 tickets will be sold, and none will be sold at the door.

'Walk, Run, Hope'

planned in Jewett

Jewett United Methodist Church will host a pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Oct. 13 prior to the 10 a.m. start that day of the Wendy's "Walk/Run Hope" and kids fun run.

Money raised from the walk/run will benefit local women diagnosed with breast cancer in Harrison County, "assisting with their financial burdens."

Pre-registration is $18 by the Oct. 1 deadline and $5 for the children's fun run. Race-day registration will be from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. at the Jewett Wildcat Community Center in the old elementary school. Checks can be made payable to Wendy's Walk.

The course is on the Conotton Creek Trail, a paved rail trail starting in Jewett. The children's fun run will be one lap around the community center.

T-shirts will be included with all pre-registrations, excluding the children's fun run.

Awards will be presented to the top finishers in each age group and the top male and female finisher overall.

There will be face-painting for children, and post-race hot dogs and refreshments available for a donation.

For information, contact Wendy Ledger at (740) 945-2003 or Trisha Hirschback at (740) 946-0153.

Stuffed pepper

dinner at church

St. Nicholas Orthodox Church will hold a stuffed pepper dinner and bake sale, beginning at 2 p.m. Thursday at the church located at 604 Colliers Way, across from the Weirton Medical Center.

The meal includes stuffed peppers, potatoes, vegetables and dessert. The cost is $8. Delivery is available.

For information or orders, call (304) 723-9746.

Fall harvest event

at area church

Tiltonsville United Methodist Church, 106 Grandview Ave., Tiltonsville, will host a Fall Harvest Craft Sale and Chinese auction from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 6.

Vendors will be selling crafts, fall and holiday decor, jewelry and beauty products. There will be food available.

Vendors interested in reserving a table can call (740) 859-2280 or e-mail The cost for table rental is $10.

Connected Threads

seeks members

Connected Threads, a women's service knitting and crochet group, is inviting new members to come and participate in their weekly coffee and Bible study meeting from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays, beginning Sept. 13.

The group meets at the Burgettstown Presbyterian Church, 1325 Burgettstown, Pa.

The group also works on afghans and other items for women in need. All women of any age or skill level from the community are welcome to attend. Basic beginning knit and crochet sills will be taught to anyone who wants to learn and work on the projects. All yarn and supplies are provided without charge.

For information, call (724) 947-5165 or (724) 947-3034.

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