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What’s going on at area churches

August 24, 2013
The Herald-Star

Man Camp 2013

next weekend

Man Camp 2013, a Christian non-denominational event, will again be held at the GKL Lower Clubgrounds outside of Mingo Junction starting on Aug. 30 at 5 p.m. and ending at noon on Sept. 1.

All men and their sons/grandsons/nephews/neighbors are invited.

The cost for tent camping for the weekend is $20 per person and $10 for the Saturday evening dinner featuring special guest Jason McLeod, who portrays "Brock" in the movie "Facing the Giants," released in 2006.

After that movie was produced, McLeod, according to information posted on the Ambassador Speakers Bureau, "went on to Georgia Southern University where he played football for the Eagles for two years. Before the release of the film, God called Jason to step away from football to pursue ministry. Jason had no idea how the Lord would later catapult that ministry with the release of 'Facing the Giants' in theaters across the nation as well as distribution in 56 other countries. Jason also participated in Sherwood Pictures' third feature film 'Fireproof,' in which he took on the role of rookie fireman Eric Harmon.

"Best known for the inspirational 'death crawl' scene, Jason shares a testimony of how his life was parallel with that of his character Brock. God used the movie to show him how he was living a life of mediocrity as a teenager," the site information notes.

McLeod and his wife, Meagan, live in Albany, Ga.

For information about Man Camp 2013, call Jim Westfall at (740) 457-3372 or visit

Mount Carmel to

remember march

Mount Carmel Community Baptist Church, located at 708 N. Fifth St., Steubenville, will host a 50th anniversary celebration of the March on Washington beginning at 5 p.m. Aug. 31.

Highlights will include the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" inspirational speech as well as Mahalia Jackson's song and memorabilia from Washington, D.C.

The event is open to the public.

Church's WMU elects officers

The Women's Missionary Union of Open Door Baptist Church in Colliers met Aug. 6 at the church with six members present and Rhonda Dawson serving as hostess.

President Mildred Richter presided at the meeting where Saundra Tate gave the opening prayer.

Donna Garrison and Pam Holden gave reports, and money was collected for the three missions that the WMU supports.

Rosemary Jennings gave two readings, including from "Mission Dignity" called "The Little Church" and "The Only Hope for America."

A new list of all members and their addresses and phone numbers was distributed.

The church picnic was held Aug. 11.

The members elected to support two children in the "Food for Ewe" program.

Officers were elected for the 2013-14 church year with Richter to continue as president. Joining her are: vice president, Dawson; secretary, Garrison; treasurer and mission visuals, Holden; corresponding secretary, Katherine Wise; telephone, Janie Deulley; and devotions, Jennings.

The officers will be installed at the Sept. 10 meeting at Mario's Restaurant in Weirton, which gets under way at 5:30 p.m.

Weirton church

having festival

The Marland Heights Community Church will hold the annual fall festival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 21 at the church's ballfield located at 3900 Bright Way, Weirton.

The event will include food and drinks, games, face-painting and puppets.

Several vendors will be on hand, including Avon, Tastefully Simple, 31, Dove Chocolates and Origami Owl. Any vendors interested in participating in the event should contact Joanne Redd at

The church is asking the public to help name the ballfield and shelter. Name suggestions can be made on the church's Facebook page by searching Marland Heights Community Church.

The winning name will be announced at the festival.

In the event of inclement weather, the festival will be held indoors.

The event is free and open to the public.

Annual show at

Rayland church

Meadowbrook Church of God located at state Route 150, 2 miles west of Rayland, will host its seventh-annual car, truck, bike and antique equipment show on Sept. 8 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

It is open to all years and types of vehicles.

The entry fee is $5. Registration begins at 1 p.m. People's choice trophies will be awarded with dash plaques for the first 50 entrants. The outdoor service and awards ceremony will be held at 4:30 p.m.

There will be food and drinks available throughout the day. No alcohol is permitted on the premises. Music will be provided by Beacon Road.

Proceeds benefit community events and national and world missions.

For information, call the church at (740) 859-6511.

Holy Family CWC

plans card party

Cynthia Hoerchler, president of the Catholic Women's Club of Holy Family Church, presided at the club's Aug. 12 meeting where plans were made for the fall card party.

It will be held on Sept. 22 at Marla Hall beginning at 2 p.m. Admission is $6. Lunch will be served.

There will be table prizes and a drawing.

Members of the CWC are in charge of the event.

Picnic, service for

three churches

The Presbyterian Church of Bloomingdale is hosting a tri-church worship service and picnic on Sunday.

The Presbyterian churches are Hopedale, Cadiz and Bloomingdale.

The service begins at 11 a.m. with a picnic immediately following. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish, lawn chair and place setting. There will be games and other activities for both children and adults.

For information, contact Judy Kuryn at (740) 942-2366.

Ministry helps

troubled marriages

Retrouvaille of Youngstown, a peer ministry that helps troubled marriage relationships, will hold a weekend marriage workshop on Oct. 25-27 at the Villa Maria Educational and Spirituality Center, 2105 Evergreen Road, Pulaski, Pa.

For information, call (330) 979-7787 or log onto

Annual dinner at

Bloomingdale UMC

Bloomingdale United Methodist Church, located at 113 High St., Bloomingdale, will hold its annual spaghetti and meatballs dinner from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Aug. 31.

Cost is by donation.

The church is located at 113 High St., Bloomingdale.

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