Religion

The Body of Christ is a gift

It was a simple thing. Several people witnessed it. On Good Friday, I stepped down wrong from the altar area, my ankle twisted, and I chipped my five metatarsal, that is, the bone that runs between the little toe and the heel. It is not a serious injury. It required no surgery or setting. All I ...

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Community carnival free at Wayside UM A free community carnival will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 24, at Wayside United Methodist Church, 3001 Grand Central Ave., Vienna, W.Va. There will be free food, inflatables, and games. Gospel Music Night at Ohio Valley Opera An Annual Gospel ...

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Saturday Community lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, June 24, at Beverly United Methodist church; church is located at 700 Park Street in Beverly and is handicapped accessibile; menu is smoked sausage, macaroni salad, potato salad, baked beans, desserts from Lisa’s Sweet Stop and ...

Vacation Bible School

“Operation Arctic,” theme for this year’s vacation Bible school at Twin Rivers Baptist Church, 110 D.A.V. Road, Whipple; sessions will be held from 6:15 to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 19 to 23, at the church. During the VBS sessions youngsters from 3 years old through the sixth ...

Local churches plan Vacation Bible School activities

Vacation Bible School First Presbyterian Church and Christ United Methodist Church in Marietta are teaming up together to present “Marketplace 29 A.D.” Vacation Bible School. Children will step back in time and catch a glimpse of what life was like during Jesus’ time in Jerusalem. ...

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Saturday “Good Samaritan Free Meal and Clothing Giveaway,” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., third Saturday of every month, at Faith United Methodist Church, 503 Seventh St., Marietta. Sunday Hymn sing, Sunday, June 11, at Gilman United Methodist Church; those in attendance will be given the ...

Christians fight internal battle

One significance of living the Christian life is recognizing that, humanly speaking, we are no match for the enemy Satan. Even though Christians live in the world, we are not to be like the world. This is difficult when we face temptation and our adversary the devil walks about like a roaring ...

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Vacation Bible School “Maker Fun Factory — Created by God, Built for a Purpose,” theme of Vacation Bible School, June 7, 8 and 9 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Barlow Presbyterian Church, Warrior Drive and Ohio 550. VBS program will be on Sunday, June 11, at 10:45 a.m. worship service. VBS ...

Easter people and levels of faith

More than twenty-five years ago, I heard a sermon by a young minister that I have not forgotten. I was a simple, yet powerful message. To this day his message comes to mind from time to time, especially this time of year. It has been meaningful in my faith journey. Perhaps it will be meaningful ...

Free community meals offered

¯ 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 ...

Vacation Bible School

“Maker Fun Factory — Created by God, Built for a Purpose,” theme of Vacation Bible School, June 7, 8 and 9 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Barlow Presbyterian Church, Warrior Drive and Ohio 550. VBS program will be on Sunday, June 11, at 10:45 a.m. worship service. VBS Kids Day, Tuesday, June ...

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Saturday The Beverly United Methodist Church community lunch, Saturday, May 27, from 11:30 to 1 p.m. The church is located at 700 Park St. in Beverly and is handicapped accessible. This month’s menu is sloppy joes, hotdogs, a variety of salads, desserts from Lisa’s Sweet Stop and ...

Free will: Make good choices

Wouldn’t it be wonderful and peaceful if everyone got along? No arguments, ever. Everyone says yes on everything, from family to community, church, to government, no dissent, just agreement. If someone has an idea, everyone else goes for it. Imagine board meetings and government groups when ...

Vacation Bible Schools gearing up

“Maker Fun Factory — Created by God, Built for a Purpose,” theme of Vacation Bible School, June 7, 8 and 9 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Barlow Presbyterian Church, Warrior Drive and Ohio 550. VBS program will be on Sunday, June 11, at 10:45 a.m. worship service. “Maker Fun Factory — ...

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Saturday Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church revival, May 20 and 21; service starts at 7 p.m. each night. May 21 the evangelist is Brady Stephens and the music will be provided by Youth from Homeland Community Church. Come and join for fellowship and a cookout beginning at 6 p.m. on May ...

Thoughts of Faith: Don’t deny hell’s existence

“Everywhere you looked, there were fires everywhere. It was driving into Hell.” (New York Times) “It was like we were in Hell. Walking through hell, that’s what it was˘” (Washington Post) These comments were made by those who escaped Tennessee’s devastating wildfires last November. ...

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Pleasant Grove church plans revival Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church will be having a revival from May 18 to May 21. The service will start at 7 p.m. each night. May 18 the evangelist is Tim Bell and the music will be provided by Sammi Morris. May 19 and 20 the evangelist is Randy ...

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Vacation Bible School Vacation Bible School, from June 19 to 23 from 9 a.m. to noon each day, at Porterfield Baptist Church; theme is “Maker Fun Factory,” “Created by God, Built for a Purpose”; stories, games, snacks and fun for ages 4 through grade 6; church is located at the corner ...

Church celebrates 21 years

Twin Rivers Baptist Church at 110 D.A.V. Road, Whipple, will be celebrating its 21st anniversary on Sunday, May 7. The morning service will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by a meal to be served in the church’s Family Center. A brief afternoon service will follow the meal. There will be no ...

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Mother’s Day dinner in Lower Salem Mother’s Day Dinner, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, May 14, at St. Henry’s Catholic Church, located on State Route 145 out of Lower Salem in Harriettsville; menu: chicken and ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, homemade noodles, cole slaw or ...