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Churches detail events and activities

September 22, 2012
By JANICE R. KIASKI - Community editor ( , The Herald-Star

Beginners Circle

plans yard sale

The Bloomingdale United Methodist Church's Beginners Circle met in the fellowship hall for its September meeting.

Colleen Rouse, president, opened the meeting with prayer and thanks everyone for attending the spaghetti dinner held Sept. 1.

Carolyn Mehl was welcomed as a new member.

Plans were made for a yard sale and bake sale to be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 6.

"God's Promise to a Woman's Heart" was the theme of the program led by Rouse.

Viola Miller served as hostess.

The Oct. 8 meeting will be held at the Dove Restaurant.

Fall harvest sale

at area church

The Tiltonsville United Methodist Church is hosting 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 also will be food available.

Table rentals are available for $10.

Contact the church by phone at (740) 859-2280 or by e-mail at The church is located at 106 Grandview Ave., Tiltonsville.

Retirement service

for Livingston set

A pastoral retirement service will be held for Elder Donald Livingston at 4 p.m. Sunday at Emmanuel Church of God in Christ, 128 S. Fifth St., Steubenville.

Livingston pastored Praise Temple Church of God in Christ in Steubenville for 48 years. Bishop Edward T. Cook, jurisdictional preleate, Ohio North Churches of God in Christ, will be the guest speaker.

The event also will include other special speakers honoring Livingston's years of service.

Fundraiser dinner

at Bell Chapel

Bell Chapel United Methodist Church, 3419 state Route 213, Steubenville, will host a fundraiser spaghetti dinner benefit for 2-year-old fellow member David Pawelczyk of Steubenville.

It will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Cost will be by donation.

Pawelczyk was diagnosed at 7 months with an anaplastic ependymoma grade II/III brain tumor and subsequent tremors resulting from destruction of blood vessels that occurred during radiation treatments. "Surgery also been done to create new blood vessels to deal with this problem," according to a promotional flyer.

Driven Quartet

set to perform

Driven Quartet of Charlotte, N.C., will present a concert of Southern gospel music at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Carrollton Bible Chapel located at 365 Steubenville Road S.E., Carrollton.

Members of the group collectively have been singing professional for more than 20 years, performing with Danny Funderburk and Mercy's Way, the Anchormen and Lumber River.

The quarter members created Driven Ministries with "driven" representing the drive the four have to continue what God has called them to do, according to a press release. "I know God has put us together for a reason, and that reason is to continue a work for him, said Funderburk, owner and lead singer.

Driven Quartet has performed throughout the United Sates, Canada and abroad.

For information, contact Richard and Judy Cunningham at (330) 739-4005 or (330) 323-9523.


celebration set

New Somerset Christian Church, 12052 state Route 213, New Somerset, will observe its 100th homecoming celebration at 2 p.m. Sept. 30.

The milestone will feature John M. Byard of Falouth, Ky., former pastor. Music will be provided by Splendid Sounds of Toronto.

A fellowship meal will be held following the service.

For information, call (330) 932-0343. Rob Rowe is the church's minister.

'Patterns for Life'

for Kum Joyne Us

The Kum Joyne Us class of Kolmont Church met Sept. 7 with 12 members and one guest attending.

Lyda Grimes gave the blessing for the covered-dish dinner.

Shirley McCartney, president, presided and gave the opening prayer. Virginia Young led devotions on "Patterns for Life." She prepared miniature dress patterns on which the women placed different items to coincide with scriptures, including: Luke 6:38, tape measure (Measure up to your calling); 2nd Timothy 1:8, lace (Let your testimonies be trimmings in your life); III John 5, thread (Thread your works with dependability); Colossians 3:16, snap (Put some snap in your life); Psalms 37:1-17, pin (Guard against the sharp points of discouragement); I John:3:17, a piece of felt (Let your messages be felt); Proverbs 10:19, button (Know when to button your lip) and Matthew 5:44, elastic (Expand your love to include everyone).

Prayer requests were fielded and praises offered. Ruby Grimes closed devotions with prayer. Those attending answered roll call with a scripture verse.

Reports were given by Sharlene Wade, secretary; Virginia Young, treasurer; Lora Grimes, project fund; and Sara Peeler, card report.

Plans were discussed for the annual Christmas party Dec. 7 in the fellowship hall. Maureen Grimes will serve as chairperson with members from the class volunteering to help.

McCartney closed the meeting with prayer. Peeler held the auction.

The next meeting will be held Oct. 5 with Peeler serving as hostess.

Slava dinner set

for Oct. 28

The Sveta Petka Kolo Sisters of Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Church met Sept. 6 at Eat'n Park.

Birthdays for August and September were celebrated.

Plans were made for the Slava dinner to be held Oct. 28 following Divine Liturgy. The menu will include pork roast, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, applesauce, carrots and a variety of homemade cakes.

There will be a free will offering.

Plans for the Christmas party were discussed.

Carol Yaich was welcomed as a new member.

The next meeting will be Oct. 4 at Eat n' Park.

CWC buys seat

in Yontz's memory

St. Peter Catholic Woman's Club held its first meeting of the 2012-13 term on Sept. 4 with a covered-dish luncheon and a unanimous decision to purchase a seat at Catholic Central High School's Lanman Hall in memory of Monsignor George Yontz.

Brother Patrick Geary led the opening and closing prayers.

Plans were discussed for the fall fundraiser to be held in October in the church hall. It was also decided that the CWC would have its annual Christmas party at Froehlich's Classic Corner.

Instead of the usual 50/50 drawing, a collection was taken up for the AIM Women's Center.

The next CWC meeting will be held at noon Oct. 2 in the church hall.

Hostesses will be Linda Edgar, Lauretta Mantos, and Bernie Zapolnik.

Church to host

blood drive Oct. 4

Wintersville United Methodist Church will host a Red Cross blood drive from noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 4.

"Blood supplies in our area are very low. Your help is needed for this important service to our community," a church spokesperson said.

Those who participate will be treated to an ice cream social that will include homemade cookies and ice cream sundaes.

Walk-ins are welcome.

The church is located at 702 Main St., Wintersville.

Makari presenter

at October event

Nationally known speaker and writer Dinesh D'Souza will be the featured speaker at the Starkdale Presbyterian Evangelism Conference to be held Oct. 20 at the Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport.

D'Souza, a former policy adviser to the late President Ronald Reagan, has written extensively on Christian as well as political matters. He is the author of "What's So Great About Christianity?" "Life After Death" and "Godforsaken" in addition to other books and contributions to national publications.

He is president of the Kings College, a Christian College located in New York City. His latest apologetics book, "Godforsaken," which was released in February, addresses the problem of evil and suffering. D'Souza also is the writer/director of the currently released movie "2016."

D'Souza will speak for two sessions at the evangelism conference with the first session including a discussion of Christian Apologetics based on his book "What's So Great about Christianity?"

His second session, based on his book "Godforsaken," will discuss the definition of theodicy and the concept of how God knows and cares about people's suffering.

The conference also will include sessions from the Rev. Philip Makari, a senior pastor at Starkdale Presbyterian Church in Steubenville, and the Rev. Dean Weaver, the lead pastor at Memorial Park Evangelical Presbyterian in Allison Park, Pa. Makari's topic will be "Why Jesus" while Weaver will explore, "Why Now."

A $40 registration fee includes all sessions of the conference and lunch. Registration will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., at which time the conference will begin promptly and end at approximately 1:30 p.m., with a break during which the luncheon will be served.

Reservations and information can be found at Payment can be made through the Starkdale website ( with PayPal. Seating is limited.

Service honors


The House of Prayer Church on Riddles Run Road near Brilliant held a special service for the grandparents of the church in observance of National Grandparents Day.

Special recognition that included a small gift went to: Calvin "Whip" Mayle, oldest grandfather; Dotty McGee Mayle, oldest grandmother; the Rev. Donald Cline, youngest grandfather and grandfather of the year; Cathy Cline, youngest grandmother; and the Rev. Sarah Reynard, grandmother of the year.

'The Story' at

Harmony UMC

Harmony United Methodist Church, 2119 Commercial Ave., Mingo Junction, welcomes the public to join in "The Story" experience, an abridged chronological Bible written as one continuous story.

It contains 31 chapters of approximately 12 pages each.

The journey begins Sept. 30, according to Pastor Sam Davis, of what he said will offer a better understanding of God and his holy word,

"During this churchwide campaign, we will be having corresponding studies in our worship service, all Sunday School classes, the youth group and in our Lego's Group," Davis said, noting there also are editions for teens and children. "The Story" books are being distributed every Sunday and are free.

Worship services are at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday with Sunday School classes afterwards. The Lego's fellowship is on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

For information, call (740) 535-1074 or visit the website

Finley having

church picnic

Finley United Methodist Church in Steubenville will have its church picnic at 5 p.m. Sunday at the ministry center.


Society meets

The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Philoptochos Society held its membership drive dinner meeting Sept. 6, meeting at Theo Yianni's the Greek Restaurant in Weirton.

Marianne Balakos, president, presided with 36 members present.

The group's monthly gyro sales have resumed with the first one held Sept. 11. The next gyro sale will be held Oct. 2 - the first Tuesday of the month instead of the second Tuesday.

Athena's Closet was designated as the September charity with October earmarked for benefiting the Women in Action Against Cancer Coalition. The November charity goes to Coats for Kids.

The group will host a dinner Oct. 4 for the Orthodox women in the Steubenville area.

The next meeting is the anniversary dinner meeting on Nov. 1.

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