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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 ...

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Five-week worship series under way A five-week message series, “My View of the Cross,” began March 5, at Gilman United Methodist Church, 312 Gilman Ave., Marietta. March worship services are at 10:30 a.m. As we begin the Lenten season, our thoughts often turn to the cross, and the gift ...

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Saturday “Precious Memories” fundraiser, 3 to 5 p.m., Saturday, March 11, at Norwood United Methodist Church, 23 Colegate Drive, Marietta; to raise money for “The Haven Memory Unit” activity fund at Harmar Place and is being sponsored by “Friends of Penny”; complimentary ...

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New pastor at North Hills Baptist Church

North Hills Baptist Church announces the arrival of its new pastor Jeffery D. Paschall and family on Sunday, March 5. Paschall and his family are moving from Westminster, Colo., to Oak Grove. Paschall, age 35, and his wife, Rebecca, have three children, Nehemiah, age 7, Ezekiel, age 5, and ...

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Catholic church begins Lenten fish fries St. Mary Catholic School is having Lenten fish fries from 5 to 7 p.m. Fridays, from March 3 through April 7. New this year is a drive-thru service; drive-thru and choose a baked or fried fish dinner. Fried fish dinners include fries, cole slaw, green ...

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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 ...

The sober truth about sin

As we observe Ash Wednesday through Easter, we see the sobering truth about sin. The Bible explains how sin has been passed on to all humankind through the choices made by Adam and Eve when they decided to disobey God. Sin is anything that goes against God, and it is the foundation of many ...

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Ash Wednesday services planned Ash Wednesday services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, at Rockland United Methodist Church, 2300 Washington Boulevard, Belpre. World Day of Prayer in Washington County The 2017 World Day of Prayer in western Washington County will be held at Barlow ...

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Saturday “A Bead and a Prayer: a Beginner’s Guide to Protestant Prayer Beads,” Lenten bible study by Kristen E. Vincent, Tuesday mornings from 9:30 to 11 a.m., in the lounge off the sanctuary at Gilman; March 7 through April 4 (five weeks); lead by Judy Allen and Kathy Wentz; cost: $20 ...

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 ...