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St. John’s Evangelical Church

ART SMITH The Marietta Times St. John's Evangelical Church at 312 Fourth St. in Lowell was established in 1880 and holds Sunday service at 10:30 a.m.

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Vacation Bible School “Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus,” theme of Vacation Bible School at Sandhill United Methodist Church, 725 Sand Hill Road, Reno, from July 22 to 26, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each evening; for ages 4 through 11; fun, crafts, stories, games, food and music. “Noah’s ...

Churches offer Vacation Bible School

A number of churches are offering Vacation Bible School througout the Mid-Ohio Valley: “Shipwrecked,” theme of Vacation Bible School at Lowell Christian Church, 322 Fourth St., Lowell; from July 15 to 19, 6 to 8:30 p.m. each evening; for children in preschool through grade six; ...

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Saturday Christian men volunteers needed to serve (laymen and clergy) for the Kairos prison ministry at St. Marys Correctional Center; informational meeting, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 11, at Holiday Inn Express, east Parkersburg, Emerson Avenue exit; coffee and breakfast snacks will ...

Pope denounces ‘murderous indifference’ by powers in Mideast

By The Associated Press BARI, Italy — Pope Francis on Saturday denounced the "murderous indifference" that has allowed violence to consume the Middle East and drive tens of thousands of Christians from their homes, calling out global powers for seeking power and profit at the expense of the ...

Have faith in God, promises kept

While watching the tides during a recent beach vacation I was reminded that nature never sleeps. It’s not a new thought, of course, but seeing the distinctions in the tides, the sea treasures they deliver and then take back, their rhythmic continuum is a wonder. A most interesting secret ...

Gilman UMC Pastor receives Doctorate

After five years of study, and writing a Bible study called “Experiencing God Through Prayer and Scripture” as her thesis, the Rev. Dr. Diann O’Bryant, current pastor at Gilman United Methodist Church, received her Doctorate Degree in Ministry with a concentration in Spiritual Formation ...

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Vacation Bible School “Heroes Central,” theme of Vacation Bible School at Reno Christian Church, Ohio 7 in Reno, from July 9 to 13, 6:30 to 8:30 each evening; all children pre-kindergarten through sixth grade are invited. “Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus,” theme of Vacation Bible ...

Jesus is the remedy we seek

People want a quick remedy. Millions of dollars are spent on diet plans, wrinkle creams, exercise equipment and money-making schemes, without successful outcomes as presented by clever infomercials and advertising pitches. Regrettably, wanting to appear religious or Christian-minded, man has ...

Quilt squares help reconnect families with their ancestors

By Kathy Plum The Dominion Post KINGWOOD, W.Va. — "It was just that I was meant to be there," Sylvia Albert said. "There" was a yard sale along W.Va. 26 South more than three years ago, at the former Bob Pratt Garage. Dee Shaffer pointed out some quilt squares to Albert, who quilts, ...

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Vacation Bible School “The Golden Rule,” theme of Vacation Bible School at Belpre Heights United Methodist Church and St. Marks United Methodist Church, which will be held at 720 Clement Ave. Belpre, 1 to 5 p.m., June 23. Virtuous Reality Puppeteer Group will present Black light Puppet ...

Plant and bake sale

The 2018 Garden Plant and Bake Sale will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 24, at the Unitarian Universalist Society, located at 232 Third St. in Marietta. The plant sale will feature a variety of perennials, annuals, bulbs, plant divisions, seeds, native plants, houseplants, and ...

Vacation Bible School

“Camp Moose on the Loose,” theme of Vacation Bible School at Bethel Lighthouse Church Sunday evening, from June 17 through Friday evening, June 22, each night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday evening will be the Kick-off for Camp with a preview of the week’s lessons and activities, ...

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Saturday “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. Sunday The 2018 Garden Plant and Bake Sale, 1 to 5 p.m., Sunday, June 24, at Marietta’s historic Unitarian ...

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 ...

Don’t take a break from God

I held my first knitting needles during lunch hours at my first job after business school in the offices of Union Carbide. Located too far down Route 7 to leave for lunch, my lady co-workers knitted while they ate, and were most helpful to get me started. Over 50 years of knitting, I have ...

Round up

Foodbank distributes food Wednesday The Southeast Ohio Foodbank, a program of Hocking Athens Perry Community Action, will be hosting a mobile food distribution at the Jaycee Estates, 1689 Colegate Drive, Marietta, at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Food items will be given away to income eligible ...

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Vacation Bible School “SHIPWRECKED,” theme of Vacation Bible School at Pine Grove Baptist Church, from July 30 to Aug. 3; each evening from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Contact the church for questions and pre-registration for this event at 304-464-4853. “Time Lab - Discovering Jesus from Eternity ...

God’s promise of new life

As I walked by Gilman’s prayer garden recently, I was caught up in the beauty blossoming there. The sky was a brilliant shade of blue; the grass was a lush green. There were splashes of bright color everywhere—the yellow of the daffodils, the pink of the hyacinth, the red and purple ...

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Vacation Bible School Pine Grove Baptist Church, hosting its annual Vacation Bible School, from July 30 to Aug. 3. The theme this year is “SHIPWRECKED” and will be held each evening from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Contact the church for questions and pre-registration for this event at ...