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Christians find solace in Psalms

Our youngest grandchild, age 7, got a new two wheeler for Christmas. We live about a half mile from them, so when the girls ride over to visit, there is an elder sister riding her bike in front and the other one behind her. As I watch three bright jackets from across the fields, one short ...

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Beverly church to host community lunch The Beverly United Methodist Church will have its Community Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 29. The church is located at 700 Park St. in Beverly, and it is handicapped accessible. This month’s menu is pulled pork or chicken, potato ...

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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. The theme is “Maker Fun Factory,” “Created by God, Built for a Purpose.” Stories, games, snacks and fun for ages 4 through grade 6. The church is located at the ...

Churches plan Easter services

Easter services at Highland Ridge Community Church, 2200 Highland Ridge Road: - Easter services, 9 a.m., Sunday, April 16. Open to the public. For questions, Pastor Don Hart, 740-896-3047. Easter services at St. John’s Evangelical Church, 312 Fourth St., Lowell: - Easter services, ...

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Vacation Bible School set for June 19 Porterfield Baptist Church will hold Vacation Bible School from June 19 to 23 from 9 a.m. to noon each day. The exciting theme is “Maker Fun Factory,” “Created by God, Built for a Purpose.” Stories, games, snacks and fun for ages 4 through grade ...

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Saturday Newport United Methodist Church community Easter event, “From the Cradle to the Cross for a Crown,” from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 15; toddlers through fourth grade are invited to participate in a story, singing, crafts, and an egg hunt. Wayside United Methodist Church ...

Standing up to religious prejudice

Acts of religious intolerance that have been carried out in North America in recent weeks compel me to join with those of other faiths in speaking out against religious bigotry. In recent weeks there have been 69 bomb threats against Jewish Community Centers in 27 states. In Missouri, 170 ...

April services at Gilman United Methodist Church

April services at Gilman United Methodist Church, 312 Gilman Ave., Marietta: - Special services for Holy Week, Maundy Day Thursday Service, 7 p.m. April 13 — The Day Before He Died: A reenactment of the Lord’s Supper and Jesus’ arrest. Come and experience these final hours before Jesus ...

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Mid Ohio Valley Ringers spring concert

The Mid Ohio Valley Ringers will present a spring concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 9, at Wayside United Methodist Church, 3001 Grand Central Ave., Vienna, W.Va. The Mid Ohio Valley Ringers is West Virginia’s only bronze level community handbell choir, and has members from Parkersburg, ...

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Newport UMC Easter event planned Newport United Methodist Church will be hosting a community Easter event, “From the Cradle, to the Cross, for a Crown,” from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 15, at Newport United Methodist Church. Children from toddlers to fourth grade are invited to ...

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Saturday The Passion play “Storyteller,” 7 p.m., April 8, and 3 p.m., April 9, at Twin City Opera House, McConnelsville; tickets, 740-557-3025, available at the door with a donation; first come, first serve; doors open one hour prior to each performance. “Good Samaritan Free Meal and ...

Nothing surprises God

Why are people who call out for tolerance and diversity, not acting in like manner toward others? We hear Hollywood rant about our president-elect. We see Old Glory go up in flames! We watch protesters riot, and see the Democratic side of the aisle in a tailspin. We hear a celebrity express ...

Marietta church to host speaker, Men’s Weekend

A Men’s Weekend is underway through March 26 at the Celebration Center of Marietta, 822 Front St., with guest Bill Terry. Topics: “Do men matter?” “What does it mean to be a man today?” “Being a spiritual leader in the home” and “Elements of a successful men’s ...

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Newport church to host Easter event The Newport United Methodist Church will hold a community Easter event, “From the Cradle to the Cross for a Crown,” from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 15. Toddlers through fourth grade are invited to participate in a story, singing, crafts, and an ...

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Saturday Community lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, March 25, at The Beverly United Methodist Church, 700 Park St., Beverly; handicapped accessible; this month’s menu is creamed turkey over biscuits, mashed potatoes, green beans, coleslaw, desserts from Lisa’s Sweet Stop and ...

A kiss isn’t always just a kiss

A kiss was, and still is, the traditional greeting among men in certain parts of the world. There was one time, however, when a kiss of greeting was anything but welcome. When you read through Luke 22: 47-51 in the Holy Bible, a simple kiss was also the agreed-upon signal to point out Jesus ...

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Church opens pre- school registration Putnam Church preschool’s registration for fall 2017 is now open. The preschool is located at 707 Masonic Park Road in Devola and is a ministry of Putnam Congregational Church. There are openings in both morning and afternoon sessions. Call 740-374-7224 ...

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Saturday Wayside Vendor Fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 18 — a fun Saturday of shopping local and small businesses; proceeds benefit the Wayside Youth Mission Team; admission is $3/person and there will be free parking; Wayside youth will provide concessions; vendors include Pink ...

Will you take the Easter dare?

What comes to your mind when you think of Easter? If you are a Christian, my guess is that at least one of your answers will be: the resurrection of Jesus. Yet for many, the resurrection of Jesus is not their first thought or even their last, when asked this question. I imagine that if I ...

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Passion Play coming to Twin City Opera House

The Passion play “Storyteller” is set to take the stage at the historic Twin City Opera House in McConnelsville at 7 p.m. April 8 and 3 p.m. April 9. This is the fourth year for the musical drama. With a cast and crew of nearly 100, the production has gained recognition locally and ...