Fall Clothing & More Giveaway and Free Lunch, at Gilman United Methodist Church from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, in the fellowship hall. Clothing of all sizes from children through adult are available, plus many other household and a variety of items — all free for the taking. There will also be door prizes. The free lunch will consist of soup and hot dog. Donations of items will be accepted Oct. 30 through Nov. 1. For more information, contact the church Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon.
Baked steak dinner with drink and dessert, 4:30 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 4, at First Congregational Church, 318 Front St., Marietta; live and silent auction and carry-out and delivery; cost is $9 for adults and $4 for children under age 10; proceeds will go toward the General Fund and debit and credit cards will be accepted.
Annual Fall Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 4, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 320 Second St., Marietta; fall and Christmas crafts made by church members; home baked goods, antiques and collectables, quilt raffle drawing; Tombola, a carnival-style game and popular mainstay of bazaars in Great Britain; luncheon of homemade beef/vegetable soup, sandwiches and homemade pies.
“Holiday Drop and Shop,” at the Marietta Church of God, located at 501 Colegate Drive in Marietta, from noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 2 and from 3 to 8 p.m. Dec. 16 for fun crafts and snacks. Registration is $7 for the first child and $5 for each additional child. Twenty spaces will be available per date. The first 20 to register will have their spaces reserved. To request a registration form, email email@example.com. Registration forms must be completed by Nov. 22 and emailed back. Payment is due upon arrival. For information: Marietta Church Of God at 740-373-4219.
“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.
All Saints Sunday & Holy Communion Worship Services, Christ United Methodist Church, 301 Wooster St., Marietta, at 8 and 10:30 a.m. Pastor Don Archer will be speaking on the Gospel Reading, Matthew 23:1-12, where Jesus warns against hypocrisy. Holy Communion and Honoring of the Saints will be observed in both services, along with children’s sermon and childcare. The Sanctuary Choir sings and children’s church is available in the 10:30 a.m. service. For more information, go to www.christumcmarietta.org or call 740-373-1512.
Sunday School, Christ United Methodist Church, 301 Wooster St., Marietta, at 9:15 a.m. Classes available for Pre-K through adult. Childcare is also available. For class listings, go to www.christumcmarietta.org or call 740-373-1512.
St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Porterfield’s annual ox roast, noon to 2 p.m., Nov. 5; church will be serving pit roasted beef or turkey breast, mashed potatoes, green beans, coleslaw or applesauce and pie or cake of your choice; tea, coffee and lemonade; adults pay $10 and children ages 6 to 12 pay $5.
Rejoice Quartet, in concert Nov. 19 at Hope Bible Church, located at 251 Sandhill Road, Marietta. The quartet is southern gospel style, and is from Salem, Ohio. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m. and the concert will begin at 11 a.m. The event is free. After the concert will be a fellowship potluck dinner. Feel free to bring a favorite dish to share. For more information: Dakota at 740-336-9046.
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 1385 State Route 550, Amesville; 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.
Election Day Soup, Sandwich and Dessert Luncheon, served between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Nov. 7, at Watertown Presbyterian Church, 340 Watertown Road, Watertown; donations will be accepted.
Barlow Presbyterian Church serving an Election Day luncheon, Ham, Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Dressing, Cole Slaw, Rolls and Desserts on Tuesday, Nov. 7 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Barlow Presbyterian Church, State Route 550 and Warrior Drive, Barlow.
Annual Election Day Soup and Sandwich, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Nov. 7, at First Presbyterian Church, 501 Fourth St., Marietta. Soup, sandwich, dessert and drink will be available for $6; proceeds to benefit Harvest of Hope, Marietta Food Pantry and the Gospel Mission Food Pantry.
“Surviving the Holiday” seminar, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, in the parish hall (social room) of St. Paul’s Evangelical Church, 401 Fifth St., Marietta; seminar consists of three important components designed to help you heal and prepare you to face the coming holiday season following the death of a loved one, with a measure of peace and assurance; for more information: Pastor Joe Vasarhelyi at 740-373-3757 or Facilitator Carolyn Becker at 740-585-2087.
Blanket and coat drive — North Hills Baptist Church is collecting new and slightly used blankets and coats. Items collected will be donated to the local Gospel Mission Food Pantry for give away to those in need of warm items this winter; can drop off at North Hills Baptist Church, 108 Stonecrest Dr., Marietta on Tuesdays 8 to 10 a.m. and Thursdays 2 to 5 p.m. or call 740-373-9816 if a different drop off time is needed.
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.
GriefShare’s one session seminar “Surviving the Holidays,” is designed to help those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. A one-day seminar will be offered Thursday, Nov. 16, at Gilman United Methodist, 312 Gilman St., from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. This same seminar will also be offered again on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Pre-register for either seminar by calling the church: 740-373-6478; Vivian Brown:740-373-8643; or Lucy Scott:740-525-4952.
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.
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 Wednesday, at St. Mary’s K of C Hall, 312 Franklin St., Marietta.
– 5 to 6 p.m. (instead of until 6:30 p.m.), second Thursday of each month, at Tunnel United Methodist Church, located at Ohio 550 and Coffman Road; handicapped parking is available in the upper parking lot by the church entrance; to request to have a meal delivered within a five-mile radius, leave a message at 740-374-5634.
– Free community meal, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., first Friday of each month, at Christ United Methodist Church, 301 Wooster St., Marietta; free home-cooked meal served in fellowship hall; all are welcome; no charge, donations accepted; for more information, go to www.christumcmarietta.org or call 740-373-1512.
– 5 to 6:30 p.m., second Friday of each month, at The First Unitarian Universalist Church, 232 Third St.; everyone welcome; fellowship hall is accessible and meals offer a variety of healthy choices; for more information, 740-373-1238.
– 5 to 6 p.m., third Friday of every month, at Norwood United Methodist Church, 23 Colegate Drive, Marietta.
– “Caring and Sharing Free Community Lunch,” 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., second Saturday of every month, at First Baptist Church, 301 Fourth St., Marietta, in the church dining hall; all are welcome for food and fellowship.
– 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., third Saturday of each month, Faith United Methodist Church, 503 Seventh St., Marietta.
– Beverly United Methodist Church community lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the last Saturday of each month; church is handicapped accessible; menu is various soups, sandwiches, desserts from Lisa’s Sweet Stop and beverages; call ahead for carryout at 740-984-2100.
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 email@example.com; 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.