Society of St. Stephen Auction, Saturday, Nov. 11, at Wayside United Methodist Church; doors open at 10 a.m. and the auction starts at 11 a.m.; church is located at 3001 Grand Central Ave., Vienna.
Waterford Church of the Nazarene free soup and dessert luncheon and free clothing giveaway, 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 18; church is located on Marque Avenue behind the automotive store on Ohio 339; signs will be posted; for more information: 740-350-3601.
Basilica of St.Mary of the Assumption holiday bazaar, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dec. 2, in the church social hall at 506 Fourth St., Marietta; holiday cookies, candies, a variety of baked goods, holiday crafts and gift items will be sold; sponsored by the Catholic Women’s Club; for more information: 740-373-8786.
“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.
Worship services, Christ United Methodist Church, 301 Wooster St., Marietta, at 8 and 10:30 a.m. Pastor Cheryl Arnold will be speaking on the Gospel Reading, Matt. 25:1-13, the Parable of the Ten Bridesmaids. Both services include children’s sermon and childcare. The 10:30 service also includes our Sanctuary Choir anthem and children’s church for elementary grades. For more information, go to www.christumcmarietta.org or call 740-373-1512.
Sausage and pancake breakfast, 8 a.m. to noon, Sunday, Nov. 19, at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 5001 Lowell Hill Road, Lowell; cost: adults, $6; under age 12, $3.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
Pickleball, 1 p.m. every Tuesday and 6 p.m. every Friday, at Wayside United Methodist Church, 3001 Grand Central Ave., 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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
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.
Norwood United Methodist Church delivering Thanksgiving Day meals, Thursday, Nov. 23, starting at 10 a.m. Anyone who would like to request meals to be delivered can call the church Monday thru Wednesday the week of Thanksgiving. (from Nov. 20 to 22, orders will be taken from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on those days. Limit 6 meals per household. The number to the church is 740-374-5606. Choice of ham or turkey with all the fixings. A free Thanksgiving dinner will be served at the church from noon to 1 p.m. on the same day. Note: This year, we will not be offering take-out meals. Dine-in and delivery only. Anyone interested in volunteering, there will be a meeting at the church at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18. Anyone who would like to volunteer to help wrap silverware and get rolls and desserts ready, be at the church as early as 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22.
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.
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 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.