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Handbell concert March 18

On Sunday, March 18, at 10:15 a.m. during the worship service at First Presbyterian Church, 501 Fourth St., Marietta, the Westminster Bells will premiere a piece that was commissioned in honor of Helen Crago and all of the musical pioneers in the handbell program. The music is composed by Karen ...

Holy Week events for Gilman United Methodist Church

Gilman United Methodist Church offers special services for Holy Week: ¯ Maundy Day Thursday Service, 7 p.m., March 29. “The Day Before He Died”: A re-enactment of the Lord’s Supper and Jesus’ arrest. Come and experience these final hours before Jesus was arrested and partake ...

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Reno church to host homecoming Reno Christian Church will be celebrating its Homecoming on Sunday, April 15. The homecoming will feature minister Don Seevers and gospel singer Jimmy Howsom. Morning services will begin at 10 a.m., followed by lunch in the church fellowship hall. An ...

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Saturday Wayside United Methodist Church’s Vendor Fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 10, at the church, located at 3001 Grand Central Ave., Vienna, W.Va.; vendors needed; free admission; for more information: 304-295-4896. Pancake/sausage breakfast, 7 to 11 a.m., Saturday, March 17, ...

Time is of the essence

Can you believe it? Another year has passed! Where did the time go? But…what is time anyway? Perhaps, an easy way to describe time is - an unrelenting and perpetual rotation of yesterday changing into today, with today morphing into tomorrow, and repetitively on it goes, with each ...

Lent begins: Local fish fries cook up tradition

Our Lady of Mercy Church, Lowell Lenten fish fries, 4:30 to 8 p.m., Feb. 23, March 9 and March 23, at Our Lady of Mercy Church, located at 5001 Lowell Hill Road in Lowell; all-you-can-eat fish, hush puppies, french fries, cole slaw and drinks; cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children age 13 ...

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Church to host annual Italian Feast The Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church will hold its annual Italian Feast on Saturday, Feb. 24, at the church located on Stanleyville Road in Whipple. The feast will include all that you can eat spaghetti, rigatoni, fettuccine, salad, and dessert. ...

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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 GriefShare for 2018 — program to learn how to walk the journey of grief and be supported on the way; group ...

Area fish fries

Our Lady of Mercy Church, Lowell Lenten fish fries, 4:30 to 8 p.m., Feb. 23, March 9 and March 23, at Our Lady of Mercy Church, located at 5001 Lowell Hill Road in Lowell; all-you-can-eat fish, hush puppies, french fries, cole slaw and drinks; cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children age 13 ...

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Church to host annual Italian Feast Italian Feast — The Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church will hold its annual Italian Feast on Saturday Feb. 24 at the church located on Stanleyville Rd. in Whipple. The feast will include all that you can eat spaghetti, rigatoni, fettuccine, ...

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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 GriefShare for 2018 — program to learn how to walk the journey of grief and be supported on the way; group ...

Valentine’s concert Sunday

The Parkersburg Choral Society, under the direction of Luke Zyla, will present it’s annual Valentine’s Day Concert on Sunday, Feb. 11 at Vienna Baptist Church on Grand Central Avenue in Vienna at 3 p.m. The program will include a variety of choral works as well as solo works performed by ...

Smallest in the state

The Healing Chapel, located just of U.S. 50 near the rest stop in Torch, is open 24 a day for travelers needing somewhere to pray. The 10x14 chapel is believed to be the smallest in Ohio. It can seat eight people in its four small pews. If you have a photo that showcases the beauty of an area ...

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St. Luke’s Lent services scheduled Wednesday Lent services will be held at 6:15 p.m. in the sanctuary at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church at Fourth and Scammel. There will be a soup/sandwich dinner first at 5:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Soup will be provided. The church will be having ...

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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 GriefShare for 2018 — program to learn how to walk the journey of grief and be supported on the way; group ...

Bible offers stories of love

Sometimes it’s difficult to decide which token suits our special loved ones for Valentines Day. Loving gestures for this heart of hearts day include sweet offerings from a pretty card to chocolates, roses, or sparkling jewelry. No matter which way we observe it, February 14 is set apart, ...

Sunset and steeple

ART SMITH The Marietta Times The setting sun silhouette the Pioneer Presbyterian Church recently. The church is located near the intersection of Farson Street and Ohio 7 in Belpre. Sunday worship service is at 9:30 a.m. If you have a photo that showcases the beauty of an area house of ...

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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 GriefShare for 2018 — program to learn how to walk the journey of grief and be supported on the way; group ...

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Community Meals - 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 ...

Pastors talk about fighting addiction crisis

From local reports PARKERSBURG -- Hosted by the 14th Avenue Gospel Mission Church on Monday, several pastors from the Mid-Ohio Valley gathered to hear about what they could do to help fight the addiction crisis this region is facing. High On Hope Ministries founder Tim Craft challenged the ...