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There are many paths to insight

In everyday life, we take different paths to reach the same destination. My daughter, for example, prefers to take fast-paced interstates and superhighways. I, on the other hand, opt for the stop-and-go traffic of the street grid. Nevertheless, we successfully meet at the same restaurant for ...

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Belpre church to host Shrove Tuesday Belpre Heights United Methodist Church will be having a Shrove Tuesday pancake dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, in the church’s fellowship hall. The suggested donation of $6 will go to Relay For Life. Everyone is welcome. Special service at ...

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Saturday Chili cook-off and pie auction, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18, in the social hall of the Basilica of St. Mary, 506 Fourth St., Marietta; all-you-can-eat chili with corn bread, drink and dessert for $5; chili winners and pie auction will be announced at 8 p.m. “A Bead and a ...

The Parkersburg Choral Society will present it’s annual Valentine Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, at Vienna Baptist Church, 3401 Grand Central Ave.

Valentine Concert at Vienna Baptist

The Parkersburg Choral Society will present it’s annual Valentine Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, at Vienna Baptist Church, 3401 Grand Central Ave. The concert is free and open to the public, sponsered in part by a grant from Artsbridge, and local donors. Donations are accepted at the ...

Love God with all your heart

Hearts are the well-established and fun brand for Valentines Day. Even the letter V in Valentine is heart shaped, that suggests all kinds of traditional fun of candy and gifts. When the Bible speaks about the heart, though, the reference is not the same as candy. Metaphorically, the heart ...

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Services at Reno Memorial Christian Services are each and every Sunday morning at Reno Memorial Christian Church on Ohio 7 in Reno. Bible study is at 9:30 a.m with worship services beginning at 10:30 a.m. Ladies Bible study Wednesday nights Wednesday night Ladies Bible Study begins at ...

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Saturday Chili cook-off and pie auction, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18, in the social hall of the Basilica of St. Mary, 506 Fourth St., Marietta; all-you-can-eat chili with corn bread, drink and dessert for $5; chili winners and pie auction will be announced at 8 p.m. “A Bead and a ...

Trust the chaos in our lives to God

Once upon a time there was an artist named Socha. His specialty was creating beautiful mosaics of every color and size. All who viewed his creations were awed by their beauty. Even the tiles with which the mosaics were formed were awed as they watched Socha create his masterpieces. The tiles ...

Special services, studies at Gilman United Methodist

Two Lenten Bible Studies, Beginning February 19 On the Road to the Cross By Rob Burkhart The Easter drama plays out on history’s stage with magnificent and larger-than-life characters. Yet some of the most important lessons of Easter come from those whose names you may not recognize: ...

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Saturday Free clothing give-away with free lunch, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 4, at Waterford Church of the Nazarene, 111 Marquis Ave., Waterford; for more information: 740.984.2089. “Good Samaritan Free Meal and Clothing Giveaway,” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., third Saturday of every ...

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GriefShare GriefShare is a special weekly seminar and support group designed to help you rebuild your life. We know it hurts, and we want to help. Contact us today. Facilitators: Anita White, Lucy Scott and Vivian Brown Phone: 740-373-8643/Email: shoeboxlady@suddenlink.net 12:30 p.m. to ...

Marietta pastor to lead services

The Rev. Marjorie S. Bevans will lead the 1 p.m. service on Feb. 5 at Christ Memorial Episcopal Church, 409 Columbia Ave. in Willliamstown. She will deliver the gospel message and hold Holy Eucharist. All are welcome. She will also hold Holy Eucharist and worship on Feb. 19. Bevans grew up on ...

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Ukulele choir is forming locally A Community Ukulele Choir Formation Meeting will be at 7 p.m. Jan. 31 Tuesday at Christ United Methodist Church, 301 Wooster St., Marietta, in the fellowship hall. An instructional choir for ages fourth grade through senior citizen, experienced and ...

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Saturday Community meal, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 28, at The Beverly United Methodist Church, 700 Park St., Beverly; menu: meatloaf, scalloped potatoes, green beams, desserts from Lisa’s Sweet Stop and a beverage; church is handicapped accessible; carryout is available by ...

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Retired reverend to lead services On Jan. 22, the Rev. Gene Sheppard will be holding the 11 Holy Eucharist service for Christ Memorial Episcopal Church, located at 409 Columbia Ave. in Williamstown. The Rev. Sheppard served the three Wheeling churches in the Brooke-Hancock Ministries ...

Churches provide free meals

- Community meal, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 28, at The Beverly United Methodist Church, 700 Park St., Beverly; menu: meatloaf, scalloped potatoes, green beams, desserts from Lisa’s Sweet Stop and a beverage; church is handicapped accessible; carryout is available by calling ...

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Saturday “Good Samaritan Free Meal and Clothing Giveaway,” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., third Saturday of every month, Faith United Methodist Church, 503 Seventh St., Marietta. Sunday Message series: “Half Truths,” in January, 10:30 a.m., at Gilman United Methodist Church, 312 Gilman ...

Thoughts of Faith: Redeeming our time with God’s help

I often see time as a problem. How about you? My words about time reflect this. I say things like: “I’m running out of time.” “I don’t have enough time to fit it all in.” “If I only had more time,” or “more hours in the day.” I’m always trying to “save time” or to ...

Our Christmas take-aways

We were blessed the whole month of December to witness the delicious outpouring of brotherly love and compassion that counters the negative side of living in our fallen world. I looked forward to reading the feature stories in the daily news, and seeing the final moments of the TV broadcasts ...

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Saturday “Good Samaritan Free Meal and Clothing Giveaway,” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., third Saturday of every month, Faith United Methodist Church, 503 Seventh St., Marietta. Sunday Message: “Cleansed by the Spirit,” 10:30 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 8, at Gilman United Methodist Church, 312 ...