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November 9, 2013
The Herald-Star

Mount Moriah to

honor veterans

Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Bloomingdale, will honor veterans and active duty service personnel at its 11 a.m. Sunday service.

Participants in the service will include Jim DiBenedetto, Dr. William Johns, Jim Thompson, and Tom Styles in a color guard from the Tri-State Marine Corps Club, Weirton. A flag-folding ceremony and taps will be part of the observance.

Special concert

at Mingo church

A special concert featuring Tammy Davis will be held on Tuesday at Harmony United Methodist Church in Mingo Junction, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Admission is free, but there will be a basket available for a love offering.

"Bring your family and your friends for an evening that everyone will enjoy," a church spokesperson said.

There will be refreshments served afterwards in the fellowship hall.

Event honors ancient martyrs

The Starkdale Presbyterian Church Youth Ministry hosted an "All Hallows Eve" celebration on Nov. 3 honoring the ancient martyrs of the Christian Church.

More than 30 participated in events such as pumpkin bowling, bobbing for apples, "pumpkin" pinata, "All Hallows Eve"-themed Pictionary and a talk led by Youth Pastor Bobbyjon Bauman on the early Christians who gave up their lives - martyrs - rather than give up their faith in Christ.

Church bake sale

To buy fuel oil

The Riddles Run House of Prayer Church will hold a bake sale beginning at 10 a.m. on Nov. 22 at the Super C Service Station in Smithfield.

There will be a large variety of pies, breads, egg noodles, cakes and cookies.

All proceeds will go to buy fuel oil for the church.

Clothes Closet

seeks donations

Kelly Bozeman of the Christmas Clothes Closet is seeking donations of toys and coats for its Christmas giveaway and will be holding its first winter clothing and coat giveaway on Nov. 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Jewett school.

The Christmas Clothes Closet will be accepting monetary donations this year for the first time, according to Bozeman, who said monies will be used to run the clothes closet and to buy coats on clearance sales at the end of the year for next year as well as to buy toys for this year.

For information, call (740) 424-6059.

Church planning

cookie sale

Christ Episcopal Church located at 1014 Main St., Wellsburg, will be holding its annual Christmas cookie sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 20 and from 9 a.m. to noon on Dec. 21.

During November, orders will be taken for specialties such as nut horns and lady lox (cream horns). Orders for these items can be picked up the days of the sale.

To place an order, call (304) 737-1506. No orders will be accepted after Nov. 30.

A variety of cookies as well as the nut horns and lady lox will be available on the sale days. That includes raisin filled cookies, sugar cookies, thumbprint, chocolate chip, peanut butter kisses, pecan pie, biscotti, pizzelles, chocolate nut, peanut butter, fudge, banana nut bread, date nut bread, buckeyes and tea cakes.

Lunch, bake sale at St. Nicholas

St. Nicholas Orthodox Church will hold a haluski and kielbasa sandwich lunch and bake sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday at the church, which is located at 604 Colliers Way, Weirton, across from the Weirton Medical Center.

Cabbage rolls are $4 each. There is a limited number.

The lunch cost is $7.

For takeout orders call (304) 723-9746.

'Famous nutrolls'

can be ordered

Members of St. Andrew Orthodox Church, 100 St. Andrew Drive, Mingo Junction, are baking their "famous nutrolls" for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

The nutrolls are $12, and raisin nut rolls also are available. To place an order, call (740) 535-1379 or (740) 264-5374.

Thank Offering

service Sunday

The Presbyterian Women of Two Ridges Presbyterian Church, 1085 Canton Road, Wintersville, will observe their annual Thank Offering service during the 9:30 a.m. worship service on Sunday.

Several women of the congregation will be participating in the service where the Rev. Bill Lawrence's sermon topic will be "Think Small."

Special guests will be the members of Holy Family Catholic Church choir who will join the the Two Ridges choir in the anthem under the direction of Joe Zamberlan, organist/choir director.

The service is open to the public.

'Afternoon of Song' at Covenant

An "Afternoon of Song (from Baroque to Broadway)" will be presented on Sunday at Covenant Presbyterian Church, Steubenville, beginning at 3 p.m.

The vocalists are all graduates of Steubenville High School who have either completed college degrees in music or are enrolled in a music program. Those artists participating are Abby Andresen, Albert Macre and Xavier McAllister, Capitol University; Simone Lewis, Catholic University of America; and Eric Waugh, West Liberty University.

They will be accompanied at the piano by George Melhorn, music director at Covenant Presbyterian Church, located at 1443 Belleview Blvd.

"These talented musicians have been and continue to be soloists for Covenant's annual presentation of Handel's 'Messiah' which will be presented Dec. 20 at 7 p.m.," a church spokesperson said.

Church welcoming

Power Surge

The First Presbyterian Church, 200 Court St., New Cumberland, will host a social services benefit featuring Power Surge at 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Donations of non-perishable items will be accepted and a free will offering will be collected. Light refreshments will follow.

Art, craft fair

set for Nov. 16

An art and craft fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 16 at the Brooke Hills Free Methodist Church, located at 1340 Washington Pike, Wellsburg.

There will be more than 50 vendors, concessions and a silent auction. Admission is free.

Proceeds will benefit the youth at Brooke Hills Free Methodist Church.

Concert planned

at Toronto church

The Toronto First United Methodist Church at Sixth and Main streets, Toronto, will host a concert at 7 p.m. featuring Heaven Scent and the Thermes Women.

Finley UMC set

for fall revival

Finley United Methodist Church, 958 Lincoln Ave, Steubenville, will have its annual fall revival Sunday through Wednesday with services beginning Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., and at 6:30 p.m. and Monday through Wednesday at 7 p.m.

A love offering will be taken for the evangelist and worship leader.

The evangelist will be the Rev. George Holley, who attended Marshall University and Point Pleasant Bible School and College. Holley was ordained in the Wesleyan Church in 1991. He has been a full-time evangelist since 2002.

The Rev. Brock Barnhouse, who grew up at Finley Church, graduated from Mount Vernon Nazarene University. Barnhouse has been the worship leader at Hollow Rock camp in previous years and serves as pastor of Barrs Mill Church of God in Sugar Creek, Ohio.

Barnhouse will be leading in worship and speaking at both Sunday morning services with Holley speaking at the evening service.

Soup, sandwich

luncheon today

St. Thomas Episcopal Church located on Three Spring Drive in Weirton, is holding a Christmas soup and sandwich luncheon from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today.

Soups will include beef vegetable and wedding soup. Sandwiches include meatball hoagie and ham barbecue. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children under 12.

A Christmas bake and craft sale also will be held. Soup is $6 for a quart. Take-out is available. To order a quart of soup, call the church at (304) 723-4120.

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