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Community happenings

March 27, 2013
The Herald-Star

Weirton churches

announce services

The Weirton United Methodist Parish will hold a Maundy Thursday service at 6 p.m., Thursday at Christ United Methodist Church located at 3598 Pennsylvania Ave., Weirton Heights.

The Good Friday Stations of the Cross will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church located at 3301 West St. This will be a self-paced service, with those participating staying as long as they want to meditate on the stations. The Easter sunrise service will be held at 7:30 a.m. Sunday at Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church located at 101 Lisa Court. It will be followed by a continental breakfast.

Christ United Methodist Church will hold Easter services at 9:15 a.m. Sunday; First United Methodist Church will hold Easter services at 11 a.m. Sunday; and Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church also will hold Easter services at 11 a.m. Sunday.

The parish will present the Easter Cantata "It Is Finished" at 5 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church located at 3301 West St., Weirton. A covered-dish dinner will follow the service, with the parish providing meat, bread and beverages.

For information, contact the parish office at (304) 748-6680.

Amateur Radio Club meets

The Steubenville-Weirton Amateur Radio Club, in cooperation with the Mary H. Weir Library, recently completed a series of classes for those wanting to take the FCC Amateur Radio License examination.

Accredited volunteer examiners administered the exam Saturday, and seven candidates passed the Technician Class exam, one passed the General Class exam and one passed the Extra Class exam.

There are now more licensed amateur radio operators in the United States than at any time in the past. Amateur radio operators, commonly called "hams," use their radio equipment to talk all over the world. Besides being a hobby, many hams volunteer their time, skills and equipment to assist with communications during times of emergency.

Anyone interested in learning more about amateur radio or becoming licensed can call Lester Shields at (304) 723-1743.

Brooke retirees

to meet April 9

The Brooke County Retired School Employees will meet at 11:30 a.m. April 9 at the Franklin United Methodist Church in Wellsburg.

President Sharon Cuomo will preside over a business meeting immediately following lunch. Local legislators will be the guest speakers. Members are asked to wear red, supporting the group's goal to raise $15 per year of service.

Members are also asked to bring children's literature books and animals.

Membership is open until June 30, and new members are welcome.

Lunch reservations can be made by calling Ruth Lewis at (304) 737-2314 or Dottie Cooper at (304) 737-1697 by April 2.

Church hosts 'Passion' showing

The First Presbyterian Church of Wellsburg will host a free presentation of the movie "The Passion of the Christ" immediately following the Maundy Thursday worship service at 7 p.m. Thursday at the church located at 901 Charles St.

The public is invited to attend.

Country Friends holding dance

Country Friends will host the Sands of Time at the Memorial Hall located at 402 Old Police Lodge Road, Colliers.

The doors open at 6 p.m. Saturday, and the dance starts at 7 p.m.

The group holds covered-dish dinners and open mic nights every Monday and Friday. The doors open at 4 p.m., the meal begins at 5 p.m. and open mic begins at 6 p.m.

For information, call (304) 527-4253 or (304) 479-1270.

Maundy Thursday

service detailed

First Christian Church (Disciples) located at 220 N. Fourth St., Steubenville, will hold a Maundy Thursday service beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday that will include the Passion of the Christ, Tenebrae readings and the extinguishing of candles.

Services at St. Stephen's set

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church located at 284 Lovers Lane, Steubenville, will be holding services on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday at 7 p.m. on both days.

The Rev. John Zimmann will be the guest pastor at both services.

Lupus Support Group to meet

The Lupus Support Group will meet from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the Schiappa branch of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County.

John Lash, research director, will discuss researching health information.

The evening will include trivia games and prizes.

Walter and Pat Howard are project coordinators.

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