Calendar

Sunday

Good News from Christ, half hour of worship and music from Christ United Methodist Church, every Sunday at 10:05 a.m. on WMOA radio, 1490 AM.

Tuesday

First Presbyterian Church of Marietta offering free lunch for the community, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 22, Wooster and Fourth streets; everyone is welcome.

Big Fish Play Day, 10 to 11:30 a.m., every Tuesday, Newport United Methodist Church, Greene Street, Newport; kids will play, learn colors, sing songs, interact with others; free activity; children under age of 6 are welcome; parents must be present at all times; to register, 473-2598

Wednesday

WOW (Women of the Word) will begin a new study of Nehemiah, 7 p.m., April 23 at 7 p.m.; books are available for by calling the church office at 373-5406 or mfcofnaz@sbcglobal.net.

Marietta First Church of the Nazarene series of lessons, 7 p.m., Wednesdays, 100 Mill Creek Road, Marietta; on the aspects of death and dying from a Christian perspective; the public is invited; lesson titles are: April 23, The Believers Death Benefits and What Happens When Christ Returns; April 30, Before I Die; and May 7, After Death/What Can I Expect; children and teen activities, and collage and career Bible study also are at 7 p.m. on Wednesday evenings; 373-5406 or mfcofnaz@sbcglobal.net.

Twin Rivers Baptist Church in Whipple children’s Awana program, 7 to 8:15 p.m. Wednesdays, September through May, D.A.V. Road, off Ohio 821, just 300 yards north of Exit 6 off Interstate 77; for ages 3 through sixth-grade; small group counsel time to work on Bible memorization, large group lesson and game time; “Cubbies” for ages 3 to 5; “Sparks,” for students in kindergarten through the second grade; “Truth in Training,” for third through sixth grades; teen program for grades seven through 12 meets at the same time; 376-0440.

Daily Bread Kitchen free lunch to the community, Wednesdays, Knights of Columbus Hall, 312 Franklin St., Marietta, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; everyone is welcome.

Holy Communion and Healing Services, every Wednesday, noon, Christ United Methodist Church, 301 Wooster St., Marietta; 373-1512.

Lowell Christian Church hosts ‘Family Ties’ Fellowship weekly potluck dinner and Bible study, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Wednesdays, 322 4th St., Lowell; bring a covered dish for dinner; fellowship at 6:30 p.m.; Bible study, 7 to 8 p.m.; youth programs for ages preschool through 12th grade available; all are welcome; transportation within the Lowell Area may be arranged; (740) 525-8324.

S.A.L.T. (Single Adults Learning Together) meeting, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Wednesdays, First Baptist Church of Williamstown, 431 Highland Ave., Williamstown, Room 306; meets weekly for a Bible study; open to all single, divorced or widowed adults 30 years and up; do not have to attend FBCW to come; (304) 375-5888.

Friday

Gilman United Methodist Women’s chicken pie dinner, 5 to 6:30 p.m., April 25; chicken pie, mashed potatoes, green beans, dessert, beverage; $8 adults and $4 children.

Upcoming events

First United Methodist Church of Williamstown’s 11th annual garage sale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 27, 304 West Fifth St., Williamstown; items fill multi-purpose room contributed by members of the church and residents of the community; lunch items for sale; proceeds will benefit missions including an orphanage in Haiti, and on-going missions in West Virginia.

The Religion calendar appears each Saturday on the Focus on Faith page. To submit information, send to Christy Hudson, The Marietta Times, 700 Channel Lane, Marietta, Ohio 45750; e-mail to chudson@mariettatimes.com; submit through the Virtual Newsroom at The Times’ Web site (www.MariettaTimes.com); fax to 376-5475; or call 376-5446. Deadline for information to be received is Monday for that Saturday’s edition.

Calendar

Saturday

Empty Bowls food pantry fundraiser, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., April 5, First Congregational Church, 318 Front St., Marietta; co-sponsored by the potters of the area, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, First Unitarian Universalist Church, and The Congregational Church; hand crafted ceramic and crafted wooden bowls; lunch of soup donated by area restaurants, bread, and home baked cookies available for a contribution of $10; lunch only $5; putnam@suddenlink.net or 373-4510.

Sunday

Good News from Christ, half hour of worship and music from Christ United Methodist Church, every Sunday at 10:05 a.m. on WMOA radio, 1490 AM.

Tuesday

Big Fish Play Day, 10 to 11:30 a.m., every Tuesday, Newport United Methodist Church, Greene Street, Newport; kids will play, learn colors, sing songs, interact with others; free activity; children under age of 6 are welcome; parents must be present at all times; to register, 473-2598

Wednesday

Beverly-Waterford churches joint services, 7:30 p.m., Wednesdays and Good Friday during Lent; April 9, Waterford Nazarene, speaker, the Rev. John Harra; April 18, Beverly United Methodist, speaker, the Rev. Tom O’Connor.

Marietta First Church of the Nazarene series of lessons, 7 p.m., Wednesdays, 100 Mill Creek Road, Marietta; on the aspects of death and dying from a Christian perspective; the public is invited; 373-5406 or mfcofnaz@sbcglobal.net.

Twin Rivers Baptist Church in Whipple children’s Awana program, 7 to 8:15 p.m. Wednesdays, September through May, D.A.V. Road, off Ohio 821, just 300 yards north of Exit 6 off Interstate 77; for ages 3 through sixth-grade; small group counsel time to work on Bible memorization, large group lesson and game time; “Cubbies” for ages 3 to 5; “Sparks,” for students in kindergarten through the second grade; “Truth in Training,” for third through sixth grades; teen program for grades seven through 12 meets at the same time; 376-0440.

Daily Bread Kitchen free lunch to the community, Wednesdays, Knights of Columbus Hall, 312 Franklin St., Marietta, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; everyone is welcome.

Holy Communion and Healing Services, every Wednesday, noon, Christ United Methodist Church, 301 Wooster St., Marietta; 373-1512.

Lowell Christian Church hosts ‘Family Ties’ Fellowship weekly potluck dinner and Bible study, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Wednesdays, 322 4th St., Lowell; bring a covered dish for dinner; fellowship at 6:30 p.m.; Bible study, 7 to 8 p.m.; youth programs for ages preschool through 12th grade available; all are welcome; transportation within the Lowell Area may be arranged; (740) 525-8324.

S.A.L.T. (Single Adults Learning Together) meeting, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Wednesdays, First Baptist Church of Williamstown, 431 Highland Ave., Williamstown, Room 306; meets weekly for a Bible study; open to all single, divorced or widowed adults 30 years and up; do not have to attend FBCW to come; (304) 375-5888.

Upcoming events

Beverly United Methodist Church sponsoring free community lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., last Saturday of each month, 700 Park St, Beverly; handicapped accessible; all are welcome; no reservations required; 984-2100.

Mid-Ohio Valley The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team one day seminar, registration, 8 a.m.; seminar, 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., May 17, Porterfield Baptist Church, 39 Hollywood Drive in Little Hocking; hosted by Mid-Ohio Valley Churches; intended for everyone and anyone in the church; $40; (740) 423-8442 or www.pbcexchange.com

The Religion calendar appears each Saturday on the Focus on Faith page. To submit information, send to Christy Hudson, The Marietta Times, 700 Channel Lane, Marietta, Ohio 45750; e-mail to chudson@mariettatimes.com; submit through the Virtual Newsroom at The Times’ Web site (www.MariettaTimes.com); fax to 376-5475; or call 376-5446. Deadline for information to be received is Monday for that Saturday’s edition.