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October 20, 2012
The Herald-Star

Revival services

at Mount Zion

Mount Zion Baptist Church, 221 N. Seventh St., Steubenville, will host its annual fall revival Wednesday through Friday.

The Rev. Walter Houston of Temple of Praise Baptist Church in Cleveland will be the guest revivalist.

Services will begin at 7 p.m. each of the three nights. Music will be provided by the Men of Standard, Wednesday; Sounds of Second, Thursday; and the Mount Zion Mass Choir on Friday.

The Rev. Norries A. Hood Sr. is the church's pastor.

Hopewell Church

welcomes Friends

The local gospel group Friends will present the morning worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Hopewell United Methodist Church, located on county Road 16, Rayland.

A free-will offering will be taken.

"Everyone is invited to hear the gospel in word and song," said the Rev. Jim Hoff, the church's pastor, who can be contacted at (740) 310-6949.

Bazaar, dinner

at Colliers church

The Colliers United Methodist Church is celebrating fall with its annual fall bazaar and turkey dinner Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

There will be a variety of soups and sandwiches, including hot dogs and sloppy joes, available for patrons to eat in or get takeout from 10 a.m. to noon.

Dinner will be served from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and will include turkey and dressing along with whipped potatoes and gravy, green beans, rolls, desserts and drinks. The price of the dinner is $8 for adults and $4 for children age 7 through 12. Children age 6 and under eat for free. Carryouts for the dinner will be available.

There will be various tables set up, including a bake sale, white elephant and jewelry.

The church is located at 318 Pennsylvania Ave., Colliers, across from the Colliers Post Office. For information, call (304) 527-1816 or (304) 527-1405.

Harmony UMW

planning projects

The Mingo Junction Harmony United Methodist Women held their October meeting in the church's social hall with Mary Joy VanDyne, president, presiding.

Chris Davis reported that the Christmas Eve service tithing this year will be distributed as follows: 25 percent of the proceeds will go to Mingo Social Services; 25 percent will go to Urban Missions; and 50 percent will go to the United Methodist Committee on Relief.

Devotions entitled "Hope for Worriers" were read by Ethel Kerwood, leader for the evening. She read articles regarding human trafficking and reported on the information and organizations that are associated with trying to stop it from happening to children.

VanDyne announced that Kerwood was to represent the unit at the Ohio Valley District UMW fall meeting at the Shadyside Lincoln Avenue UMC.

Future projects this year will include stockings for Boatsie's Boxes Inc., gift bags for Urban Mission's teen stocking program and donations to Urban Mission's hat and mitten tree.

The UMW will again send a donation to the Mingo Social Services to support a family in Mingo Junction for Christmas and a donation to Urban Mission for Thanksgiving baskets. The UMW will purchase fruit baskets for Thanksgiving for the shut-ins and poinsettias for Christmas in addition to adopting a child to support through World Vision.

The UMW Christmas party will be at Scaffidi's Restaurant.

Jeannie Dimmit was the hostess for the meeting. Next month's leader will be Tina Corder, and the hostess will be Lillian Criss.

Recording artist

to perform Sunday

Creative Soul Artist Kristyn Leigh of Louisville, Ky., will appear in concert Sunday at the Sycamore Tree Church, 301 N. Fourth St., Steubenville.

The doors will open at 6 p.m. with the concert beginning at 6:30 p.m.

"Leigh's rock style and original hits mesh the message of Christ with music everyone can relate to," according to a church spokesperson. Leigh has released three CDs with Nashville's Creative Soul Records and will be sharing a variety of music, including her rendition of "The Old Rugged Cross," her release of "The Heavy and the Holy" and an orchestral rock ballad, "Glimpse."

Her CDs will be available at the concert. For information about Leigh, visit the website at

Food and craft

bazaar Nov. 3

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church located at 300 S. Fourth St., Steubenville, will hold a food and craft bazaar on Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A variety of crafts, gifts and Greek and non-Greek food items will be available for sale.

The event is being sponsored by the Holy Trinity Youth Group.

For information, contact Rikki at (740) 632-4311.

Mary-Martha skit presented to UMW

The Smithfield United Methodist Women met at the Weems Union Sunday School, a church with more than 100 years of history, located near what was the old Weems Railroad Station. Ginny Young presided and gave the opening prayer.

A skit on Mary and Martha awaiting the arrival of Jesus in their home was narrated by Sherry Matthews, its author. Elizabeth Matthews and Betty Ruttencutter portrayed the sisters.

Roll call was given by answering what constitutes fall favorites.

Lorrie Greene reported the group would be donating a $150 pledge to the district UMW fall meeting and $25 for a book. Attending the event will be Mildred Waldman, Carolyn Rea, Greene and Matthews.

Greene read a letter from a UMW missionary family in Africa. Members are to bring their collections of dimes for the missionaries to the Nov. 19 meeting.

Pauline Pasco was the October hostess.

An invitation was extended to attend a UMW event at the Scio church at 6 p.m. Nov. 3.

Decoration sale

at Sacred Heart

The 11th-annual used Christmas decoration sale will be held in the basement of Sacred Heart Church in Hopedale.

It will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 2 and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 3.

Sponsored by the Catholic Women's Club, the sale will feature a variety of holiday items. There also will be lunch and bake sale items available.

For information, call (740) 937-2941 or (740) 937-2062.

Revival services led by Hoobler

Rush Run Community Chapel, 1983 county Co. Road 17, Rayland, will continue its revival services today at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 11 a.m., featuring Mark Hoobler of Front Door Missions.

Hoobler has worked with the American Indians in the Midwest with most of his mission work in Africa.

For information, contact Pastor Jim Monogioudis at (740) 859-3038.

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