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When God moves us

It was 4:30 a.m. on Monday, May 2, 2005. I was awake for the day, a full half hour before my alarm went off. After turning over and wishing I could go back to sleep, I spied the book, Acts 29, on my night stand. It had been given to me on the previous day by a member of the congregation I ...

Longtime pastor Shuler to return for 200th anniversary

The Rev. Don Shuler will return to First Baptist Church of Marietta on Sunday, Sept. 9, to give the keynote address for the church’s 200th anniversary service at 10:30 a.m. Shuler retired as pastor on June 7, 1998, after serving for 25 1/2 years — longer than any other pastor in the ...

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Craft show at Nazarene church Marietta First Church of the Nazarene’s Third Annual Craft Show will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the church, located at 100 Mill Creek Road, Marietta. Crafters with handmade items are being sought. The cost for a 10’ by 10’ booth is ...

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Saturday Celebrating 200 years (Sept. 8 and 9)— First Baptist Church of Marietta celebrating 200 years of worship with an open house, an anniversary worship service and a concert; all open to the public; open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8; Traditional and Contemporary Alive ...

A missed but vital component

When a born-again believer witnesses about the truths of God’s divinely inspired Word, often challenging many religious apostate teachings, frequently one hears the following… “A born-again believer should act like Jesus, being understanding, compassionate and loving.” Absolutely true. ...

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Williamstown church to host picnic Christ Memorial Episcopal Church in Williamstown will be having a community picnic and worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at the Williamstown Women’s Club, located at 112 West 7th St. in Williamstown. The Rev. Art Bennett will be holding Holy ...

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Saturday Celebrating 200 years (Sept. 8 and 9)— First Baptist Church of Marietta celebrating 200 years of worship with an open house, an anniversary worship service and a concert; all open to the public; open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8; Traditional and Contemporary Alive ...

First Baptist celebrates 200 years

First Baptist Church of Marietta will be celebrating 200 years of worship with an open house, an anniversary worship service and a concert, all open to the public. The open house will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8. The Traditional and Contemporary Alive services will be combined for ...

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Beverly church to host free lunch The Beverly United Methodist Church will have its community lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25. The church is located at 700 Park St. in Beverly. The church is handicapped accessible. This month’s lunch is being prepared by the Beverly ...

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Saturday Free concert and block party for the entire community, 4 to 8 p.m., Aug. 25, at 501 Fourth St., Marietta; hosted by First Presbyterian Church; music, inflatables, animal balloons, face painting, chalk art contest, flip for habitat and more; low cost concessions and a dunk tank ...

Flag flies next to Lowell Christian Church

ART SMITH The Marietta Times An American flag flies next to the Lowell Christian Church at 322 Fourth St. in Lowell. Formed in 1831, the church holds weekly service on Sundays at 9:30 a.m.

We can’t always know why some things happen

Our granddaughters and I had just ordered a little Saturday restaurant lunch when the 9-year-old began to cry with stomach pain. I soon realized she was in unusual distress, so we immediately went to Physician’s Care. The doctor quickly responded to her urine sample with serious ...

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Wayside United to host vendor fair A Vendor Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 29 at Wayside United Methodist Church. Interested vendors should email djarcher@wgu.edu St. Luke’s to host Loads of Love St. Luke’s Lutheran Church of Marietta is sponsoring a “Loads of Love” ...

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Saturday “Loads of Love” - St. Luke’s Lutheran Church of Marietta sponsoring a “Loads of Love,” 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Wash-&-Go in the Frontier Shopping Center; bring your laundry and the church will pay and do it for you. Free concert and block party ...

“Cathletics!” theme of VBS at St. Mary Catholic School

“Cathletics! Training to be Champions for Christ” was the theme of Vacation Bible School, hosted by St. Mary Catholic School from July 30 to Aug. 2. The VBS was a success, with 91 children participating in the program and 36 teens volunteering. Twenty-five adults served as adult leaders. ...

First Baptist of Marietta to celebrate 200 years

On Sternwheel Festival weekend, the congregation of the First Baptist Church of Marietta will mark 200 years of worship with an open house, an anniversary worship service and a concert, all open to the public. According to church documents: “On Saturday, the 5th day of September A.D. 1818, ...

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Church serves first Tuesday meal St. Luke’s Episcopal Church serves a free community meal the first Tuesday of every month. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and dinner is served from 5 to 6 p.m. The church is located at 320 Second St. in Marietta. Parking is available in the church lot off of ...

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Saturday The Barlow Presbyterian Church yard sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 4; church is located at Ohio 550 and Warrior Drive. Longaberger Basket Bingo - The Barlow Presbyterian Church will be joining Christmas in the Village by hosting a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Saturday, Aug. ...

Conflux moments transform

It was a conflux moment. Just after I awoke on the morning of April 8, 2013, I felt a God nudge: “Sign up for the Doctor of Ministry program at Northern Seminary.” Immediately, I began to argue with God. “But Lord,” I said, “it might be too late to sign up.” God’s answer was ...

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GriefShare program begins in August A GriefShare program will be offered from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Thursdays from Aug. 16 to Nov. 8 in the fellowship hall at Gilman United Methodist Church, 312 Gilman Ave., Marietta. GriefShare gives help and encouragement after the death of a loved one. ...