The Amsterdam Community Church of God will host its first-ever community day on Aug. 18 that will get under way at 1 p.m.
The event will include a cookout, a disc jockey, face painting, a duck pond, a cornhole game and other activities.
"We will be giving away backpacks with school supplies to the Edison Local School District," a church spokesperson said.
Sunday is the deadline to pre-register by calling (740) 543-3927 and leave a message if there is no answer.
For information, call Julie Eddy at (330) 739-8007
Ron Retzer in
The annual Two Ridges Presbyterian Church picnic will be held at the Bates barn located at 4698 county Road 26, Wintersville, on Aug. 11.
Ron Retzer will perform, beginning at 3 p.m. The public is invited to the entertainment, and admission is free. Guests are asked to bring lawn chairs and a donation of a canned good. For information, contact Mary Kay Bates at (740) 632-8960.
The Shiloh Apostolic Faith Assembly will hold outreach services from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 20 at Overbrook Towers located on Cove Road, Weirton, and from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 27 at Freedom Place I located on Main Street, Weirton.
Residents are invited to participate in the service, which will include songs, testimonies and a message from the Rev. D.W. Cummings.
Following the service, watermelon and ice cream will be served.
Film to be shown
at Word of Life
Word of Life Fellowship, 565 Lovers Lane, Steubenville, will be featuring the film "The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment," based on the New York Times' best-selling book "The Harbinger" by Jonathan Cahn, on Sunday at 6 p.m.
"The Harbinger has sold more than 1 million copies and has ranked on both the New York Times and USA Today's best-seller lists.
The 60-minute documentary is based on research by Cahn, who heads the Jerusalem Center-Beth Israel Congregation in Wayne, N.J., and suggests that an otherwise obscure passage in the book of Isaiah is, since Sept. 11, 2001, being uncannily re-enacted in the United States just as it originally played out in the history of ancient Israel, according to a news release.
Speaking of these events, Cahn said, "Before its destruction as a nation, ancient Israel received nine harbingers, prophetic omens of warningthe same nine harbingers are now manifesting in America," according to the news release.
The viewing is free and open to the public.
For information, call (740) 264-1227.
sale at Rosemont
Rosemont Chapel, which is located in Steubenville at the corner of Goulds Road and Williams Boulevard, will host a trash and treasure sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 17.
There will be a variety of items for sale, including household items and Stanley degreaser. Hot dogs and sloppy joes also will be available.
For information, call (740) 282-9128.
Corn festival at
Christ United Methodist Church located at 3598 Pennsylvania Ave., Weirton Heights, Weirton, will host its seventh-annual corn festival from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 18 in the church's back yard.
The all-you-can-eat menu features freshly picked corn on the cob, hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, coleslaw, dessert and beverage. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children age 6-12. Children under age 5 eat for free.
Participants are encouraged to bring a lawn chair.
Entertainment will begin at 6 p.m.
set to perform
The Cadiz Presbyterian Church, 154 W. Market St., Cadiz, will present the Skyline Boys in concert on Aug. 18 at 6 p.m. in the church sanctuary for an evening of southern gospel music.
The Skyline Boys were unleashed in 1995 at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and over the years have appeared throughout the country, making a name for themselves on television and radio.
Dennis Powers of Virginia wears many hats as the owner and manager, sound man, bus driver and bass singer for the group. Chris Little of West Virginia is the baritone vocalist and pianist, and Toby Siler of Dayton is the lead singer. Rounding out the group is tenor Jerry Skaggs of West Virginia.
In 2005 and 2006, the group was nominated for the Horizon Group of the Year and are recording on the Crossroads music label.
Refreshments will be served after the performance, and a love offering will be accepted.
Bus trip to see
A two-day bus trip to see "Noah," a "one-of-a-kind, awe-inspiring family experience," is set for Oct. 10-11 in Lancaster, Pa.
A $50 deposit is required to reserve a space on the trip through the Kenley Konnection, which checks made payable to it and mailed to 5773 Emporium Square, Columbus, OH 43231. "Noah should be marked in the check memo section. Final payment is due Sept. 5.
For costs, contact Steubenville representative Duane Jennings by calling (740) 264-1862 or (740) 632-3951.
The bus will leave the Kroger shopping plaza in Steubenville at 6 a.m. Oct. 10 and return by approximately 9 p.m. Oct. 11.
"Noah" will enable viewers to embark on a journey with him and his family as they uphold the call of God to build a boat in a land that has never seen rain, according to promotional material. "Then watch as hundreds of animals enter and live inside the great ark that surrounds the audience on three sides of a 300-foot stage, 40-foot tall sets, toe-tapping songs, professional actors and a message of hope," the release notes.
Christian Singles Fellowship of the Western Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church is offering a retreat for singles on Aug. 30 through Sept. 2.
The 40th-annual retreat will be held at the Jumonville Camp and Retreat Center in Hopwood, Pa., near Uniontown, Pa.
Always single, separated, divorced or widowed individuals of all denominations are welcome to attend. For information, contact Deanna Everly by phone at (304) 376-4132 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free dinner Aug. 27 at Jewett UMC
A free dinner will be available at Jewett United Methodist Church on Aug. 27 from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
The menu is a baked potato bar, dessert and beverage. The church is located at 202 W. Main St. and Rumley.