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Community church happenings

October 27, 2012
The Herald-Star

Second Baptist Church

to host special concert

Second Baptist Church, 717 Adams St., Steubenville, will host the Youth Choirs of Yester-Years in concert at the church on Sunday, beginning at 4 p.m.

"Harvesting Music for the Lord" will be the theme of the 14th anniversary celebration of Voices of Second, featuring members of choirs from 1962 through the 1980s.

In December 1962 when the former Second Baptist Church building was still standing, the Rev. Vernon Castle Stewart, then the church pastor, encouraged Delores Wiggins to be the pianist and director of four choirs: the Senior Choir; Rosebud Choir for ages 5 through 11; the Precious Jewels Choir, for ages 12 through 16; and the Youth Choir for those age 16 to 19.

Juanita Slappy was directress of the youth choir.

"As we celebrate our yesteryears, the young people are all adults now with their own children and grandchildren. We are remembering our deceased members who were so valuable to the choir," a church spokesperson said.

The Rev. Calvin McLoyd is the church's pastor.

Pastor Mike Ingole

at River Christian

Pastor Mike Ingole of East Liverpool is serving as the interim pastor at the River Christian Fellowship Church located at 183 Nessly St., Empire.

Ingole and his wife, Becky, are the founders of the Whipping Post Ministry, which has done medical mission trips to the Honduras and other countries and will be traveling to Haiti in November.

A retired minister, Ingole last pastored at Jubilee Church in East Liverrpool, retiring in 2009.

Sunday worship services are at 10:30 a.m. with a time of fellowship and coffee at 9:45 a.m.

The church's phone number is (740) 537-9840.

Deaconess Day

at area church

First Baptist Church in Wellsville will celebrate its annual Deaconess Day at 4 p.m. Sunday.

The guest speaker will be Evangelist Ruth Stinson of Mount Carmel Community Baptist Church in Steubenville. The Women's Flag Ministry of Second Baptist and the First Baptist Mass Choir will minister through music.

The event is open to the public.

Society's anniversary

dinner meeting Thursday

The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Philoptochos Society hosted a dinner Oct. 4 at the Hellenic Hall for the Orthodox women of Steubenville and Mingo Junction.

The women from Holy Resurrection Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church, St. Andrew's Orthodox Church and Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church were guests. Door prizes were awarded.

The next meeting will be the anniversary dinner meeting on Thursday.

St. Peter CWC plans

Christmas party

St. Peter Church's Catholic Woman's Club met Oct. 2 with Linda Edgar presiding and the Rev. Timothy Huffman leading the opening and closing prayers.

Plans were finalized for the fall fundraiser that was held Oct. 11 as well as the club's Christmas party set for Dec.11.

Several new business items were discussed, including the Mass for CWC Sunday. The CWC was to purchase altar flowers for the weekend.

WRAP, an acronym for White Ribbons Against Pornography Week, is Sunday through Nov. 4. In observance of this, white ribbons will be placed on the front doors in the vestibule of the church.

In other business, the CWC agreed to give a donation to the Diocesan Parish Share Campaign again this year.

Enice Boyde won the 50/50 drawing. After lunch, Huffman's birthday was celebrated with a cake.

The next CWC meeting will be held at noon Nov. 13 in the church hall. Hostesses will be Beverly Kidwell, Casey McDonald and Patricia Polimeni.

Finley UMC set

for fall revival

Finley United Methodist Church, 958 Lincoln Ave., Steubenville, will have its annual fall revival Sunday through Wednesday with services beginning Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., and at 6:30 p.m. and Monday through Wednesday at 7 p.m.

A love offering will be taken for the evangelist and worship leader.

The evangelist will be the Rev. Billy Huddleston, an ordained elder and a tenured evangelist in the Church of the Nazarene. He received his education at Olivet Nazarene University and has performed with the southern gospel quartet United.

Since 1997, Huddleston has traveled full time preaching and singing, challenging people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, holding meetings in more than 43 states and Canada. Locally, he has preached at Hollow Rock camp meeting in 2009.

The Rev. Billy Joe Moran will be the worship leader. A resident of Woodsfield, Moran is known throughout the Ohio Valley for his inspirational song leading.

New member for

Sveta Petka Solo

Sveta Petka Kolo welcomed a new member in Martha Vein when it held its meeting Oct. 11 at at Eat'n Park.

Plans were discussed for its Slave or "Saint's Day" to be held Sunday.

The Christmas party will be held at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at St. Florian Hall.

The group made a donation to the church choir and to the Women In Action Against Cancer Coalition.

Eleven members attending the meeting were birthdays were acknowledged.

The next meeting will be held at noon Nov. 1 at Eat' N Park.

Coffeehouse to host

Marvin Whiteman

The Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Coffeehouse on state Route 213, Steubenville, will welcome Marvin Whiteman on Friday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Blind since birth, Whiteman began taking classical piano lessons at the School for the Blind in Romney, W.Va., and has performed with several bands, as a soloist, songwriter and piano player. He is a song leader at revivals, retreats, church meetings, vacation bible schools, church camps and dinners.

Suggested admission donation is $5. Snacks are available for purchase. All proceeds go to charity.

Nov. 3 concert to

benefit missions

The Scio United Methodist Church will host a benefit concert Nov. 3 to help raise support for a Guatemala mission team. The concert will feature Pioneer Spirit of Carrollton and Mark Statler of Jewett. The event will begin at 6 p.m. with a love offering to support the mission team will be taken.

Pioneer Spirit is a musical outreach ministry of the Carrollton Church of Christ (Christian-Disciples) reminiscent of old-time cowboy radio shows made popular in the 1930s. Incorporating classic prairie tunes from the American West, gospel hymns and cowboy ballads, Pioneer Spirit harkens back to a simpler time when folks gathered around their radio sets for an evening's rest and entertainment.

"Of course, no such radio hour would be complete without colorful characters spinning tales from the cattle drive, advertising jingles from local sponsors and a good dose of rather dull cowpoke humor," a church spokesperson said.

Statler has been "warming the hearts of audiences from all around with his wonderful voice and charm. As the legend Patsy Cline used to say, 'If you can't do it with feeling, don't do it!"... and it's with plenty of deep love and sincere, honest feeling that Mark Statler sings and entertains... straight from his heart. With a smooth, progressive country/pop sound similar to B.J. Thomas and the late, great Marty Robbins, Mark delivers an emotion-packed concert with refreshing, unreserved candor and sincerity. Rich, rangy vocals, a clean-cut, down-home sense of humor, and lots of compassionate, open communication with his audience help Mark win the hearts of young and old alike," the spokesperson said.

The mission team comprised of individuals from Harsh Memorial United Methodist Church will be serving in Guatemala in December, working with abandoned and abused women and children. For information or directions, call Kimberly at (740) 946-1277.

IACC organizing

All Souls Mass

The Italian American Cultural Club is organizing an All Souls Mass to be said by the Bishop as a memorial Mass for all deceased members of the club.

It will be at 6 p.m. Friday at St. Agnes Church in Mingo Junction.

A light luncheon will be served afterwards in the church hall.

Those attending should RSVP by Monday by contacting Carm Gentile at (740) 264-6550.

Program planned

at Scio church

"Poetry Etc." is theme of a program Scott and Sharon Mooney will present at the Scio Presbyterian Church, 101 N. Eastport St., Scio, on Nov. 4, beginning at 3 p.m.

It is open to the public. There will be light refreshments, and a love offering will be taken.

Area church having

annual wreath sale

New Manchester Christian Church at 172 High St. has launched its annual wreath sale.

The fresh pine wreaths are decorated and come ready to hang. There are several different 25-inch wreaths available to choose from as well as a fresh pine candlelit centerpiece and a miniature living tree.

Prices range from $20 to $25 and are delivered locally. The items also can be sent anywhere in the United States for an additional $10 per item. They are shipped directly from the company to the destination with a personal handwritten message. They will arrive in early December .

Orders must be placed by Friday by calling Kathy White at (304) 564-3914 or Beckie Sayre at (304) 564-5988.

All proceeds benefit the church's building fund.

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