Religion

Trust your fears in the Lord

Three of our granddaughters are on the MHS soccer team this year. Being a non-sports person with no knowledge of the game rules, I watch with only one goal, to make sure our girls don’t get hurt. I know this is completely unreasonable, that my presence will not stop anything from happening ...

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Country Fair at Devola church Oct. 19 Putnam Congregational Church will be having a “Country Fair” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 19 at the church, located at 707 Masonic Park Road, Devola (3 miles out of Marietta on Ohio 60). Lunch will be served — vegetable soup, chicken sandwiches, bake ...

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Saturday Hills United Methodist Church, invites the public to stop in for lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, as one of the stops on the Annual Fall Foliage Tour; church is located off Ohio 26 at 55 Zion Ridge Road on the hill overlooking the historic Hills Covered Bridge; variety ...

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 ...

Interfaith Amigos coming

Community members in the Mid Ohio Valley are preparing Marietta and surrounding communities for the greatly anticipated visit of the Interfaith Amigos on November 10-12, 2017. You won’t want to miss these gentlemen. They have dedicated their life’s work to teaching others how to begin ...

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Bible Baptist welcomes new pastor

Bible Baptist Church of Bartlett invites the public to meet their new pastor on Sunday, Oct. 8. Pastor Mike Gibson and his family ask the public to join the church for preaching, singing and a time of fellowship after the morning service. Sunday school will be at 9:30 a.m., followed by Sunday ...

MOV Ringers fall concert

The Mid Ohio Valley Ringers Fall Concert will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at First Baptist Church, 813 Market St., Parkersburg. The Mid Ohio Valley Ringers is West Virginia’s only bronze level community handbell choir, and has members from Parkersburg, Marietta, Williamstown, Little ...

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Reno church to host community dinner Reno Memorial Christian Church, State Route 7 in Reno, will be hosting a Free Will Community dinner and concert on Sunday evening, Oct. 29. The dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the church fellowship hall, followed immediately by a concert by the Clark ...

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Saturday The Mid Ohio Valley Ringers Fall Concert, 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7, at First Baptist Church, 813 Market St., Parkersburg; the Ringers are West Virginia’s only bronze level community handbell choir, and has members from Parkersburg, Marietta, Williamstown, Little Hocking, Columbus, ...

Free community meals

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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Moss Run church homecoming Moss Run Community Church will be having its 82nd Homecoming services on Sunday, Oct. 8, celebrating 172 years of service to the Lord. Morning services will start at 9:30 a.m. for Sunday school and 10:30 a.m. for morning worship, followed by a dinner in the church ...

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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 St. Bernard Catholic Church (Beverly) annual Parish picnic, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 24; the ...

Stop at KMart offers lesson in faith, laughter

On a dash through K Mart with an armload of stuff, I stopped in the card section to pick up a card for a grieving friend. I landed beside an elderly gentleman in a worn straw hat. He was chuckling at a birthday card in his hand that had a large number 18 on it. He asked me if there were any ...

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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 HarborSite Baptist Church will celebrate its eighth anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 17. Everyone is invited to ...

Harvey dress down day

Hurricane Harvey relief effort

St. Mary Catholic School participated in conjunction with The Basilica of St. Mary of the Assumption and the Diocese of Steubenville to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas. The school donated $930 to Catholic Charities by hosting a dress down day where students and staff ...

A channel of God’s grace

Many years ago, I read the following devotion by Charles Davis in the Upper Room. I found it so intriguing that I wanted to share it with you. It read: “Several years ago, my wife and I were on a mission trip to Ghana, West Africa. My wife fell and fractured her ankle. Her leg was ...

Women’s Day Out at Beverly church

The Beverly United Methodist Women invite all area women to their eighth women’s day out. This year’s theme is “Happy Trails” It is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. The day will feature speakers, workshops and a luncheon. There is ...

New Awana season begins

The opening program for the 2017-2018 Awana program at Twin Rivers Baptist Church, 110 D.A.V. Road, Whipple, will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13. The opening program will include inflatables, weather permitting. Classes are held from 7 to 8:15 p.m. each Wednesday from September through ...