Religion

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 ...

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Free community meals offered weekly - 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 ...

Thoughts of Faith: An everlasting covenant with God

Hebrews 13:20,21 Now the God of peace, that brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus ...

Services planned in January at Gilman UM

January worship services at Gilman United Methodist Church, located at 312 Gilman Ave., Marietta: Services begin at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, with Tim Zoller, preaching. - Jan. 8, 2017: Youth Sunday; Message: Cleansed by the Spirit; Duane Brannan, preaching. On this Sunday on which ...

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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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Sunday Worship services, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 401 Scammel St., Marietta, include service of the word at 8:15 a.m. and liturgical service at 10:30 a.m.; adult and children’s Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship Services, 8 am and 10:30 at Christ United Methodist Church, ...

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Christmas Day Feast is Dec. 25 at noon Doors open at noon on Christmas Day for the 2016 Christmas Day Feast at First Presbyterian Church, located at Fourth and Wooster streets. For reservations to dine in, or to place orders for deliveries, carryouts or transportation to and from the feast, ...

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Saturday Tunnel United Methodist Church celebrating Christmas, 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 24; the inspirational Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be observed; on Christmas morning, Sunday, Dec. 25, worship service will be held at Tunnel 9 a.m. and at Warren Chapel UMC at 10:30 a.m. However, ...

Take your faith out the door

During her annual pre-holiday toy box sorting, our seven year old granddaughter asked where her chosen stuffed animals would be living after we put them in my car. A conversation ensued about giving some nice toys to others who will be very happy to continue loving them. Then she said, Why ...

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St. Mark’s cookie, cake sale Saturday St. Mark’s United Methodist Women’s annual Lucy’s Ham Loaf, Cookie and Candy Sale will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, in the St. Mark’s United Methodist Church fellowship hall, Maple and Third Street, Belpre: 1 pound ham loaf, $8, ...

Unitarian-Universalist Church Holiday Decorations

The First Unitarian-Universalist Society of Marietta (FUUSM) will be decorating its historic downtown church building a bit differently this holiday season. Rather than covering the entire fence on Third and Putnam streets with fresh evergreens, greens will be placed near and around the front ...

Church to host annual auction

The Center Valley Baptist Church Annual Christmas Auction will be held Saturday, Dec. 3, in the CVBC Fellowship Hall, 75 McMahan Road, New Matamoras. The church is located just south of the Frontier High School campus. Doors will open to the public at noon and the auction will begin at 1 p.m. ...

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Saturday “Get Created Craft Fair,” 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dec. 3, at Beverly United Methodist Church; a fundraiser for and sponsored by the United Methodist Youth Fellowshop; bid on goods from the country store, eat, meet and get a picture with Santa, and shop; church is located at 700 Park ...

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Beverly church to host craft fair Craft Fair at Beverly United Methodist Church, Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Get Creative Craft Fair is a fundraiser for and sponsored by the United Methodist Youth Fellowship. Bid on great goods from the country store, eat, meet and get a picture with ...

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Sunday Advent Brown Bag Book Study, each Sunday at 7 p.m., from Nov. 13 to Dec. 18, studying 24/6 by Michael Sleeth. Do the holidays leave you stressed and tired? Dr. Matthew Sleeth shares his prescription for a healthier, happier life in his book, 24/6; this class will also be offered on ...

Be thankful for God’s gifts

In the story of Jesus and the ten lepers, all ten lepers were healed, but only one returned to thank God. Jesus asked, “Has only this Samaritan returned to give thanks to God? Where are the other nine?” (Luke 17:17-18) God has blessed us all with so many gifts—from family to friends, ...

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Italian dinner to benefit Mary’s House Mary’s House will be holding an Italian dinner from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at Saint Bernard’s Social Hall in Beverly. The cost per meal is a donation to Mary’s House. Pumpkin rolls and other holiday goodies will be available for purchase as ...

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Saturday Children’s Department at First Church of the Nazarene craft show, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nov. 12; crafters are needed to rent spaces; spaces will rent at $25 for an 8 x 10 area; there will also be a country store, concession stand, and silent auction on site; for more information, ...