“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.
HarborSite Baptist Church will celebrate its eighth anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 17. Everyone is invited to the 10 a.m. service with special guests Seth and Mallory Haines. Seth is a talented musician and the Lord has called him into evangelism. An Italian dinner will be served following the service. The church is located at 115 Victory Place on Harmar Hill in the Veritas Academy building. Pastor Don Arbuckle: 740-525-1977.
St. Bernard Catholic Church (Beverly) annual Parish picnic, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 24; the church is adding different stations of Church ministries for parishioners and non-parishioners to learn more about the Catholic faith.
Rally Day & Worship Services, Christ United Methodist Church, 301 Wooster St., Marietta, at 8 and 10:30 a.m. During all services we will highlight our 2017-18 theme of Go!…Go to church! Go to Sunday School! Go change the world! Fall adult classes, small groups, and children’s classes are introduced during both services. Refreshments will be served at 9:15 a.m. where class books will be available to review and teachers available for any questions. Beth Ann Weber will be speaking during both services on Grace Children’s Hospital in Haiti. Both worship services include children’s sermon, children’s church, and childcare. For more information, go to www.christumcmarietta.org or call 740-373-1512.
Rally Day Sunday School, Christ United Methodist Church, 301 Wooster St., Marietta, at 9:15 a.m. Children begin their new classes for the 2017-2018 year. Youth class meets in the new youth room for video and discussion. Adults meet in the Fellowship Hall for refreshments and a browsing time through the books and classes offered. For more information, go to www.christumcmarietta.org or call 740-373-1512.
A multi-week message series on “Our Favorite Bible Stories,” began in July at Gilman United Methodist Church. In May, several of you name your favorite Bible stories. Pastor Diann will preach messages from your favorite stories and passages. Sept. 17 “Coming Home”; Sept. 24 “The Unthankful and the Thankful”; Oct. 15 “The Wicked Servant.”
Good News from Christ, radio program, 10 a.m., every Sunday, on WMOA-1490 AM; 9 a.m. on WJAW-FM, 100.9; 9:30 a.m. on WJAW-AM, 630; and on the church website: www.christumcmarietta.org.
Worship services, 10:45 a.m., every Sunday, at Barlow Presbyterian Church, Warrior Drive and Ohio 550, Barlow; Rick Hastings, pastor; Keith Richards, pianist.
Services at Bartlett Bible Baptist Church — Sunday School, 9:30 a.m., worship service, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.; and 7 p.m. Wednesday; Pastor Mike Gibson; church is located at 1601 State Route 550, Bartlett; 740-551-2774.
Services, 10:15 a.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 100 Mill Creek Road, Marietta; Sunday school begins at 9 a.m. (classes for all ages).
Worship services, 10:30 a.m., Sundays, at Gilman United Methodist Church, 312 Gilman Ave., Marietta.
Worship services, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 401 Scammel St., Marietta, includes 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.
Morning services, 10:30 a.m., every Sunday, at River of Life Assembly of God, 200 Franklin St., Marietta, 10:30 a.m.; children’s ministry, 10:30 a.m.; 740-374-8967.
Worship services, 11 a.m., every Sunday, at Sand Hill United Methodist Church, 1295 Old River Road, Williamstown.
Services, at Brownsville Church of Christ — Sunday services, morning bible study at 9:45 a.m.; morning worship services at 10:30 a.m.; and evening worship service at 6:30 p.m.; also, 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; church is located at 42050 Trail Run Road, New Matamoras.
Services, 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.
Sunday school, 9:45 a.m., and holiness meeting (worship), 11 a.m., Sundays, The Salvation Army of Marietta, 136 Front St.; 740-373-4043.
Bible study, 7 p.m., Mondays, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 401 Scammel St., Marietta; meets in the fellowship hall; everyone welcome; 740-373-1716.
ESL Class, Christ United Methodist Church, 301 Wooster St., Marietta, 1 p.m., in the church library. This class is intended for those whom English is not their native language and have a desire to understand, speak, read, and write more proficiently. ESL class is offered at no charge and meets weekly on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. Instructor: Ms. Gail Popp. For more information or to register call the church office at 740-373-1512.
GriefShare seminars, presented by St. Paul’s Evangelical Church, held on Tuesdays through Oct. 31, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the parish hall (social room), 401 Fifth St., Marietta. The materials specifically address topics and issues for those who are grieving the death of a loved one. The content is Christ-centered, biblical, and non-denominational. It is presented three-phased: Video seminar, group discussion and personal workbook. Registration is recommended, however an “open door” policy is honored. Participation is open at anytime during the 13 weeks. For more information and registration: 740-585-2087, 740-336-5704 or 740-373-3757.
Pickleball, 1 p.m. every Tuesday and 6 p.m. every Friday, at Wayside United Methodist Church, 3001 Grand Central Ave. in Vienna, W.Va.
Bible study, 9:30 a.m., Tuesday mornings, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 401 Scammel St., Marietta, in fellowship hall; everyone welcome; 740-373-1716.
M.O.W. (Men of the Word), men’s bible study, 7 to 8 p.m., Tuesdays, at First Church of the Nazarene, 100 Mill Creek Road, Marietta; 740-373-5406 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Bible study, 7 p.m., Tuesdays, The Salvation Army of Marietta, 136 Front St.; Home League (women’s fellowship), 6 p.m. Tuesdays; and Men’s Club (men’s fellowship), 6 p.m., Tuesdays; 740-373-4043.
Marietta Ukulele Choir rehearses Tuesday nights at Christ United Methodist Church, 301 Wooster St., Marietta, at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall. This is an instructional choir and all are welcome to join, regardless of musical experience. Age requirements are 4th grade and up. For more information, go to www.christumcmarietta.org or call 740-373-1512.
Awana program at Twin Rivers Baptist Church — classes are held from 7 to 8:15 p.m. each Wednesday from September through May, throughout the school year, for boys and girls through the sixth grade; each evening’s session includes lesson time, Bible verse memorization, snacks and games; Awana classes are conducted for “Cubbies,” for preschoolers; “Sparks,” for children in kindergarten through the second grade; and “Youth & Training,” for students in third through sixth grades; also at 7 p.m. each Wednesday there is a teen class for students in grades seven through12, and an adult Bible class; Twin Rivers Baptist Church is on D.A.V. Road, off Ohio 821, and is located just 300 yards north of Exit 6 off Interstate 77; a bus route is available to pick up boys and girls for the Awana program; for more information: 740-376-0440.
Live the Adventure – Royal Rangers, an activity based program for boys and young men in grades kindergarten to 12th grade, will be offered Wednesday nights from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Fort Harmar’s River of Life Assembly of God Church, located at 200 Franklin St. in Marietta. Royal Rangers teaches boys to have fun while learning leadership skills. It’s a merit based program, camping, rope craft, tool craft, archery, computers, sports and many others. For more information, contact Commander Rick Dostal at email@example.com, 740-885-8151, or the church, Pastor George Gaston, 740-374-8967.
Wednesday Night Family Ties, 6 to 8 p.m., every Wednesday, at Lowell Christian Church, 322 Fourth St., Lowell; for entire families; food from 6 to 7 p.m., class from 7 to 8 p.m.; bible study for adults, and bible study for all age groups; for more information, 740-568-8429 or 1-740-541-1702 (Rob Tuttle, minister).
Wednesday night Ladies Bible Study, begins at 6:45 p.m, at Reno Memorial Christian Church on Ohio 7 in Reno; all ladies are welcome.
Teen class, for students in grades seven through 12, and an adult Bible class, 7 p.m., each Wednesday, at Twin Rivers Baptist Church, 110 D.A.V. Road, Whipple; for more information, 740-376-0440.
Holy communion service, noon, Wednesdays, Christ United Methodist Church, 301 Wooster St., Marietta; for more information, 740-373-1512; during inclement weather, service will be cancelled if Marietta City Schools are closed.
Adult bible study, 7 p.m., Wednesdays, at First Church of the Nazarene, 100 Mill Creek Road, Marietta; public invited to attend; 740-373-5406 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
W.O.W. (Women of the Word), ladies bible study, 7 p.m., Wednesdays, at First Church of the Nazarene, 100 Mill Creek Road, Marietta; all women welcome, 740-373-5406 or e-mail email@example.com.
Teen bible study, 7 p.m., Wednesdays, at First Church of the Nazarene, 100 Mill Creek Road; teens welcome to attend; fellowship, games and bible study; for more information, 740-373-5406 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Young men’s bible study, 7 p.m., Wednesdays, at First Church of the Nazarene, 100 Mill Creek Road, Marietta; 740-373-5406 or e-mail email@example.com
Children’s Department at Marietta First Church of the Nazarene, at 100 Mill Creek Road, meets at 7 p.m. each Wednesday for bible story, games/craft, and snacks; children ages 3 years old through the sixth grade welcome to join; nursery provided for children up to 3 years of age for those attending a bible study or service; for more information, Judy Phillips at 740-373-5406 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bible study, 6 p.m., Wednesdays, at River of Life Assembly of God, 200 Franklin St., Marietta; 740-374-8967.
Bible study, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., Wednesdays, Sand Hill United Methodist Church, 1295 Old River Road, Williamstown.
Christ United Methodist Church United Methodist Women (UMW) has two Circles: an afternoon Circle that meets on the third Thursday of each month at 12:30 p.m. and an evening Circle that meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.. Each circle will hold its first meeting in September. New members are always welcome.
Brown Bag Study: Understanding Islam, Christ United Methodist Church, 301 Wooster St., Marietta, Thursdays, Sept. 21 to Oct.26, noon in Room 104. This nine-week course is led by Dr. MJ Ebenhack of Marietta College. No books or materials required. Bring a lunch and join in learning more about Islam. Discuss how we grow in our own faith while appreciating the paths of others. All are welcome. To register or for more information call 740-373-1512.
Pork chop meal, served from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 21, at Tunnel United Methodist Church. The menu includes pork chops, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, applesauce, dinner rolls, and pies. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children (ages 10 and under). The proceeds will benefit the various ministries of the Outreach Committee. Tunnel UMC is located at Ohio 550 and Coffman Rd. Handicapped parking is available in the upper parking lot by the church entrance. Information: 740-374-8685.
GriefShare, free program designed to help and offer encouragement after the death of a loved one, meets weekly for 13 weeks, on Thursdays, from Aug. 17 to Nov. 9, 12:30 to 2 p.m., in the fellowship hall at Gilman United Methodist Church, 312 Gilman Ave., Marietta; program is designed to help you rebuild your life; light refreshments will be served; participants welcome to bring a brown bag lunch; facilitators, Lucy Scott and Vivian Brown; for questions and to preregister (you can also register at any session): 740-373-8643 or 740-373-6478.
Free Clothing Closet, 9 to 11 a.m., second and fourth Thursday of each month, at Waterford Church of The Nazarene, 111 Marquis Ave., Waterford; good, clean clothing of all sizes available.
Weekly bible study, 10 a.m., Thursdays, in office complex at Crown of Life Lutheran Church, Third and Wooster streets; led by Pastor Clinton Kreuziger.
Bible study, 7 p.m., Thursdays, at River of Life Assembly of God, 200 Franklin St., Marietta; 740-374-8967.
16th Annual Community Give-Away Day, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 6, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 401 Scammel St., Marietta; the congregation will be donating slightly used items to be given away for free to those in the community in need. Items include toys, household goods, clothes, books, shoes, etc.; everyone is welcome; call 740-350-8984 with questions.
Free community meals
¯ 5 to 6 p.m., third Friday of every month, at Norwood United Methodist Church, 23 Colegate Drive, Marietta.
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 or email the church at email@example.com to schedule a visit to the Little Red School House. Visit their website at www.putnamchurchpreschool.org.
The Saint Vincent de Paul Society accepts donations of clean, used furniture or bedding. They also accept used appliances in good working order. These items are given free to families in need. Call their helpline at 740-376-1334 and a member will meet you at their storage bin or pick up the items at your home.
The Religion calendar appears each Saturday on the Focus on Faith page. Information to appear in the Religion calendar can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org; submitted through the Virtual Newsroom at The Times’ website, www.MariettaTimes.com (click on “Submit News”); mailed to The Marietta Times, 700 Channel Lane, Marietta, Ohio, 45750, Attention: Claire Heiby; or faxed to 740-376-5475. For questions, call Heiby at 740-373-2121, ext. 537. Deadline for information to be received is noon Monday for that Saturday’s edition.