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First Baptist of Marietta to celebrate 200 years

On Sternwheel Festival weekend, the congregation of the First Baptist Church of Marietta will mark 200 years of worship with an open house, an anniversary worship service and a concert, all open to the public. According to church documents: “On Saturday, the 5th day of September A.D. 1818, ...

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Church serves first Tuesday meal St. Luke’s Episcopal Church serves a free community meal the first Tuesday of every month. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and dinner is served from 5 to 6 p.m. The church is located at 320 Second St. in Marietta. Parking is available in the church lot off of ...

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Saturday The Barlow Presbyterian Church yard sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 4; church is located at Ohio 550 and Warrior Drive. Longaberger Basket Bingo - The Barlow Presbyterian Church will be joining Christmas in the Village by hosting a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Saturday, Aug. ...

Conflux moments transform

It was a conflux moment. Just after I awoke on the morning of April 8, 2013, I felt a God nudge: “Sign up for the Doctor of Ministry program at Northern Seminary.” Immediately, I began to argue with God. “But Lord,” I said, “it might be too late to sign up.” God’s answer was ...

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GriefShare program begins in August A GriefShare program will be offered from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Thursdays from Aug. 16 to Nov. 8 in the fellowship hall at Gilman United Methodist Church, 312 Gilman Ave., Marietta. GriefShare gives help and encouragement after the death of a loved one. ...

Free community meals offered each week, month

Free community meals - 5 to 6 p.m., first Tuesday of each month, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 320 Second St., Marietta. - 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., fourth Tuesday of every month, First Presbyterian Church, corner of Fourth and Wooster streets, Marietta. - Daily Bread Kitchen, 11:30 a.m. ...

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Vacation Bible School “Babylon: Daniel’s Courage in Captivity,” theme of Vacation Bible School, from July 29 to Aug. 1, 6 to 8:30 p.m. each evening, at Gilman United Methodist Church; children ages 4 through fifth grade are welcome to attend; kids will learn how to keep their faith in a ...

Church to host grief support seminars

St. Paul’s Evangelical Church will present 13 weeks of grief support seminars beginning Tuesday morning, Aug. 7, through Oct. 30, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., in the parish hall (social room), 401 Fifth St., Marietta. The materials specifically address topics and issues for those who are ...

Free community meals

¯ 5 to 6 p.m., first Tuesday of each month, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 320 Second St., Marietta. ¯ 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., fourth Tuesday of every month, First Presbyterian Church, corner of Fourth and Wooster streets, Marietta. ¯ Daily Bread Kitchen, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., every ...

St. John’s Evangelical Church

ART SMITH The Marietta Times St. John's Evangelical Church at 312 Fourth St. in Lowell was established in 1880 and holds Sunday service at 10:30 a.m.

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Vacation Bible School “Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus,” theme of Vacation Bible School at Sandhill United Methodist Church, 725 Sand Hill Road, Reno, from July 22 to 26, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each evening; for ages 4 through 11; fun, crafts, stories, games, food and music. “Noah’s ...

Churches offer Vacation Bible School

A number of churches are offering Vacation Bible School througout the Mid-Ohio Valley: “Shipwrecked,” theme of Vacation Bible School at Lowell Christian Church, 322 Fourth St., Lowell; from July 15 to 19, 6 to 8:30 p.m. each evening; for children in preschool through grade six; ...

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Saturday Christian men volunteers needed to serve (laymen and clergy) for the Kairos prison ministry at St. Marys Correctional Center; informational meeting, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 11, at Holiday Inn Express, east Parkersburg, Emerson Avenue exit; coffee and breakfast snacks will ...

Pope denounces ‘murderous indifference’ by powers in Mideast

By The Associated Press BARI, Italy — Pope Francis on Saturday denounced the "murderous indifference" that has allowed violence to consume the Middle East and drive tens of thousands of Christians from their homes, calling out global powers for seeking power and profit at the expense of the ...

Have faith in God, promises kept

While watching the tides during a recent beach vacation I was reminded that nature never sleeps. It’s not a new thought, of course, but seeing the distinctions in the tides, the sea treasures they deliver and then take back, their rhythmic continuum is a wonder. A most interesting secret ...

Gilman UMC Pastor receives Doctorate

After five years of study, and writing a Bible study called “Experiencing God Through Prayer and Scripture” as her thesis, the Rev. Dr. Diann O’Bryant, current pastor at Gilman United Methodist Church, received her Doctorate Degree in Ministry with a concentration in Spiritual Formation ...

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Vacation Bible School “Heroes Central,” theme of Vacation Bible School at Reno Christian Church, Ohio 7 in Reno, from July 9 to 13, 6:30 to 8:30 each evening; all children pre-kindergarten through sixth grade are invited. “Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus,” theme of Vacation Bible ...

Jesus is the remedy we seek

People want a quick remedy. Millions of dollars are spent on diet plans, wrinkle creams, exercise equipment and money-making schemes, without successful outcomes as presented by clever infomercials and advertising pitches. Regrettably, wanting to appear religious or Christian-minded, man has ...

Quilt squares help reconnect families with their ancestors

By Kathy Plum The Dominion Post KINGWOOD, W.Va. — "It was just that I was meant to be there," Sylvia Albert said. "There" was a yard sale along W.Va. 26 South more than three years ago, at the former Bob Pratt Garage. Dee Shaffer pointed out some quilt squares to Albert, who quilts, ...

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Vacation Bible School “The Golden Rule,” theme of Vacation Bible School at Belpre Heights United Methodist Church and St. Marks United Methodist Church, which will be held at 720 Clement Ave. Belpre, 1 to 5 p.m., June 23. Virtuous Reality Puppeteer Group will present Black light Puppet ...