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Church activities detailed

September 29, 2012
By JANICE R. KIASKI - Community editor ( , The Herald-Star

Patricia Fletcher

guest speaker

Patricia Fletcher will be the Melinda Guy Missionary Society speaker at the 11 a.m. Sunday service at Quinn AME Memorial Church, located at 515 North St., Steubenville.

Jacqueline Gibson is worship director for the special service that also will include Mamie Miller, the Rev. Patricia Angel, Dolores Young, Raye Jean Eskridge, Soundra Palmer, Ilana Chester and Sherry Petteway.

Music will be provided by Delores Wiggins, minister of music, and the senior choir.

Mary Collins is president of the Melinda Guy Missionary Society.

A retired educator and school administrator, Fletcher is involved in various community organizations and serves on numerous boards. Among her many awards for service, she recently was presented the Salvation Army's Others Award.

Next gyro sale

set for Tuesday

The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Philoptochos Society is having its next gyro sale on Tuesday at the church from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The gyros sell for $6 each, and the koulourakia (twist cookies) are $5 a dozen.

There is free delivery of orders of four or more gyros. Orders can placed in advance by calling (740) 282-1170.

On the day of the sale, phone orders can be placed by calling (740) 282-9835 or Fax to (740) 282-2091.

Patrons are asked to allow a minimum of 20 minutes for phone and Fax orders. Walk-ins also are welcomed.

'Back To Church'

Sunday at Finley

Finley United Methodist Church, 958 Lincoln Ave., Steubenville, will be hosting a "Back To Church" Sunday at the 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services.

Everyone is invited, according to a news release.

Food and fellowship will follow the 10:45 a.m. service.

Thermes Women

at coffeehouse

The Pleasant Hill Coffeehouse will welcome the Thermes Women - Barbara Thermes and daughters Lesa Thermes-Costlow and Leslie Thermes - as performers Friday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The coffeehouse is located at 3279 state Route. 213, Steubenville. Admission is a suggested donation of $5 with snacks available for purchase. All proceeds go to charity.

The Thermes Women are a trio of Christian singers who have been blending their harmonies and performing mostly contemporary Christian selections for more than 30 years. They have been presenting their testimonies and love for their Lord in churches and at social events throughout the Tri-State Area.

2012 Gospel Sing for Sight Oct. 7

Starkdale Presbyterian Church will host the community's annual Gospel Sing for Sight on Oct. 7, beginning at 7 p.m.

The concert will be an evening of worship through music presented by the Friends Choir; a duet by Tom Graham and Carolyn Glaub; Splendid Sound, a gospel quartet; Morris Knabenshue, soloist; Higher Ground, a gospel quartet; Four Friends, a gospel quartet; Bauman Family; and the Starkdale Church Choir.

A love offering will be taken during the service to benefit Abigail's Angels/RDH12 Fund for Sight, which provides means for research and development of a cure for the rare genetic retinal disorder Leber's Congenital Amaurosis affecting Abigail Kinney, a young member of Starkdale's congregation. There will be a time of fellowship with refreshments following the concert.

For those unable to attend, donations also can be made in person following Starkdale's Oct. 7 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday services; via check payable to RDH12 Fund for Sight and mailed to Starkdale Presbyterian Church, 4600 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville, OH 43953; or online at Donations are tax-deductible.

Food sale at

Mingo church

Vegetable and bean soup and various homemade pies will be sold at Harmony United Methodist Church on Oct. 6, beginning at 11 a.m.

Flu shots will be administered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. by Mingo Pharmacy.

The church is located at 2119 Commercial St., Mingo Junction.

Follansbee church

having sale

The Follansbee Presbyterian Church will be the site of a fall rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 6.

Clothes, shoes, housewares and decor are among the items for sale.

Lunch will be provided.

Mingo church planning sale

The First United Presbyterian Church of Mingo Junction will be holding its annual "something-for-everyone" rummage sale Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Hoagies also will be available for takeout.

The "Clothing Store" will be open with all items 25 cents and coats for $1 with some items still sporting their original price tags.

St. Paul A.M.E.

plans celebration

St. Paul A.M.E. Church in Smithfield will host a day-long celebration Oct. 7 beginning with its annual Pastor's Appreciation Day to be held during the morning worship service at noon.

St. Paul's pastor, the Rev. L. A. Gatewood, will be honored, and the theme will be "Celebrating the Call."

Dinner will then be held in the church undercroft from 2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.

St. Paul will celebrate its 176th church anniversary, with the theme being "Saved by His Grace." The anniversary program will begin at 4 p.m. and will feature the mass choir of Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church of Canton.

All events will be held at the Smithfield Christian Church, 145 High St. It is open to the public.

Serve Others

Circle meets

The Serve Others Circle of King's Daughters and Sons met Sept. 18 at the YWCA for a noon luncheon meeting with Ruth Ann McLaughlin presiding and leading the devotions. Five members attended.

She read "Let's Be Friends" by Betty Myers, spiritual director of King's Daughters and Sons. Linda Cooper gave the blessing and served as hostess and program leader.

Business reports were given by McLaughlin and Lucille Smith, who noted that $210 was collected from the blessing jars. The circle voted to continue the blessing jars for 2012-13. Members are expected to pay their dues by the October meeting.

Jo Ann Birney volunteered to be the new sunshine chairman.

Schedules of upcoming meetings with hostesses and program leaders were distributed.

Pianist Sherry Freeman who played favorite melodies for the circle members to sing.

Smith will serve as hostess and program leader at the circle's Oct. 16 meeting.

Brilliant UMC plans buffet

The Brilliant United Methodist Church will hold a breakfast buffet from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Oct. 13 at the Wells Township Community Center during the Wells Township Community Flea Market.

The buffet will include pancakes, sausage, french toast, eggs and potato casserole. There also will be a bake sale table. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under.

Meeting date

change noted

The Sveta Petka meeting has been changed from Oct. 4 to Oct. 11 at Eat 'n Park, Steubenville.

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