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What’s going on at area churches

September 15, 2012
By JANICE R. KIASKI - Community editor ( , The Herald-Star

Food sale in Amsterdam

The Amsterdam Church of God, 8247 Bear road, Amsterdam, will be having a soup and sandwich sale every Sunday beginning Sept. 23 and continuing until the end of the pro-football season.

The cost will be $10 for one quart of homemade soup and a foot-long sandwich. The menu will change every week.

To place an advance order or for information, contact Marian Morrison at (330) 338-7822. All orders can be picked up at the church beginning at noon.

All proceeds will benefit the church building fund. There will be local delivery available for shut-ins.

Gospel meetings planned

A series of gospel meetings, led by Jarrod Jacobs, will be held Sunday through Friday at Wellsburg Church of Christ at 92 Rose Cottage Lane, formerly known as Sunset Avenue.

The meetings will be held at 10 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday and at 7:30 p.m. on the other days.

Everyone is welcome to the talks, which are described as offering plain Bible teaching.

For information, visit, where the talks also will be posted shortly after they are presented.

Men's share group noted

A men's share group for anyone dealing with addictions and/or compulsive behaviors will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays at Brentwood United Methodist Church, 148 Stephens St., Wintersville.

For information, call the church at (740) 264-4531.

St. Agnes CWC meets

The St. Agnes Catholic Woman's Club held its opening session of the 2012-13 meeting year in the parish hall.

The Rev. James Dunfee opened with prayer and announced that all officers are retaining their positions with the exception of Faith Mazik, who resigned due to health reasons. Joanne Raha will fulfill those duties.

Dunfee discussed confirmation and the Year of Faith from October through November 2013 and announced the traveling statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be here in October.

The club served three funeral dinners, it was reported.

Orders will be taken for pumpkin rolls, beginning Sept. 25, the day members will begin making them for the annual fundraiser. The last day for pick-up will be Nov. 5.

Dunfee gave the closing prayer.

Jackie Parks won the drawing and Bernie Carpico the door prize.

Favors were distributed.

Hostesses were Barbara Crugnale, Clara Sue Milewsky and Raha.

The club's next meeting will be held in the parish hall at 6 p.m. Sept. 25.

Jewett UMC dinner set

A free dinner through the Olive Branch program will be held at Jewett United Methodist Church, 202 W. Main and Rumley streets, from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Sept. 25.

The menu will include soup, beans, cornbread, dessert and beverage.

Fall Harvest detailed

The Tri-State Free Methodist Campgroup will host its third-annual Fall Harvest weekend event Sept. 21-23 at the facilities located at 1027 Anderson Blvd., East Liverpool.

Members at the 14 area Free Methodist churches in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio are invited to attend the camp.

The Rev. Steve Forsythe of the First Free Methodist Church in East Liverpool will give a three-part sermon, "The New Normal," at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 and 22 and at 10:40 a.m. Sept. 23 at the First Free Methodist located at 16260 St. Clair Ave. The public is invited to attend.

A cookout and covered-dish picnic, featuring the second annual Crock Pot Cook-Off, will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 22 on the camp's front patio. First-, second- and third-place prizes will be awarded to those entries receiving the most votes. A pumpkin-carving activity and children's games will immediately follow the picnic. Parents and guardians who permit their children to participate should bring the appropriate number of pumpkins and carving tools and be available for supervision. A corn hole contest and volleyball and basketball games will be available for teens and adults.

"The Mighty Macs," the true story of the 1971-1972 Immaculata College girls basketball team that began the season in obscurity, but became a Cinderella story, will be shown at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at the tabernacle.

Following the Sept. 22 evening service, a hayride and bonfire, weather permitting, will be held. Those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets.

Lunches discontinued

The Thursday luncheons at Two Ridges Presbyterian Church, Wintersville, have been discontinued.

Church homecoming set

Kadesh Chapel United Methodist Church on Apple Pie Ridge, Beech Bottom, will celebrate its 228th Homecoming Sunday.

Pastor Bonnie Gilbert will be the guest speaker at 11 a.m., and a covered dish lunch will be served at 12:15 pm.

The afternoon service will begins at 2 p.m., with Morris Knabenshue providing special music and guest recognition. Pastor Dorcas Conrad will preside over the daily services.

September has been designated as the month to collect food for the Holy Family Catholic Mission Food Pantry, and attendees are asked to bring food to support that cause.

For information, call (304) 336-7790.

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