Religion

Peaceful setting

ART SMITH The Marietta Times The Layman United Methodist Church conducts Sunday School at 10 a.m. and holds its worship service at 11. The church is located on 232 Brownrigg Road west of Barlow.

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Church to host annual strawberry festival First Congregational Church, located at 318 Front St., Marietta, will be having its annual Strawberry Festival Lunch and Bake Sale from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, May 20, at the church. The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children age 7 and under. ...

Marietta Bible College choir to perform Mother’s Day concert

A Mother’s Day service will be at 10 a.m. on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13, at the Marietta Bible Center Church and the The Marietta Bible College Choir will sing. Pastor Myron Guiler will deliver a special Mother’s Day message and a special gift will be given to all ladies. A dinner for ...

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Vienna church selling Mother’s Day flowers Wayside United Methodist Men will be selling various flowers and ferns for Mother’s Day on Saturday, May 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the corner of Grand Central Avenue and 30th Street in Vienna. Marietta church hosts strawberry ...

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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 ...

Obstacles or opportunity

On a recent Friday the thirteenth, I had a jinx that was more than cruel. My computer was compromised by a hacker wearing the Apple brand. I had been online searching various college courses, when a simple click in a wrong box threw me to a warning announcement with the Apple 800 number. I ...

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Free meal offered at Tunnel church A free community meal (meatloaf) will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 10, 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 ...

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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 Good News from Christ, radio program, 10 a.m., every Sunday, on WMOA-1490 AM; and on the church website: ...

Waffle House regulars seek return to normal

By The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — He felt like an invisible force was drawing him into the parking lot, past the four new white crosses in the driveway, the balloons and the flowers, and the letters addressed to the dead. He felt it pulling him into his regular spot, the one ...

Spring choral concert Sun.

The Parkersburg Choral Society welcomes everyone to its final concert for the season. The spring concert will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at First Lutheran Church, 1701 19th St., Parkersburg. The concert will begin with There is Sweet Music Here. Text by Alfred, Lord Tennyson and ...

Climate change classes

PARKERSBURG – Jean Ambrose and Giulia Mannarino, co-vice chairs of Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action and certified members of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps, will present the second part of a two-part program on climate change issues and solutions for the adult religious education classes ...

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Saturday Spring indoor yard sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 28, at Belpre Heights United Methodist Church,, located at 720 Clement Ave., Belpre; no early sales. “Good Samaritan Free Meal and Clothing Giveaway,” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., third Saturday of every month, at Faith United Methodist ...

Churches host talk, concert

Five area churches will be sponsoring a worship seminar and concert on April 27 at Marietta High School, 115 Academy Drive in Marietta. Matthew Smith, a singer and songwriter based out of Nashville and a founding member of the band Indelible Grace, will give the seminar at 5:30 p.m. in the ...

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Belpre church to host indoor yard sale Belpre Heights United Methodist Church will be holding its spring indoor yard sale at the church, located at 720 Clement Ave., Belpre. Time and dates are from 4 to 7 p.m. April 26, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 27, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 28. There will be ...

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Saturday “Sun Dance Hoedown,” 7:30 to 10 p.m., Saturday, April 21, at the Betsey Mills Club; sponsored by The Green Sanctuary committee of the Unitarian Church; an old-fashioned line, square, and contra dance. Funds generated will be used to increase the energy efficiency of the church ...

What is Interfaith Dialogue?

As a member of Mid-Ohio Valley Interfaith, I am pleased by the attention our efforts have received from the Marietta Times, including coverage of our events and publication of opinion pieces written by our members. Even the critical article by contributor Nancy Hamilton, who recently wrote ...

Revival to begin Sunday at Twin Rivers Baptist

Evangelist John Bishop of Rose Bud, Ark., will be the speaker for a Spring Revival being conducted Sunday through Tuesday, April 15 to 17, at Twin Rivers Baptist Church, 110 D.A.V. Road, Whipple. Services will begin at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday; and at 7 p.m. on Monday and ...

Special church events planned

The Gilman United Methodist Women will host a chicken pie dinner on Friday, April 27, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. The menu includes chicken pie served with mashed potatoes, green beans, cole slaw, dessert and beverages. Cost is $8 adults and $4 for children under 12. ...

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Saturday “A Walk to Remember,” for loved ones lost to suicide, 9 a.m. Saturday, April 14, at Indian Acres Park; sponsored by the Suicide Awareness Alliance of Washington County, the Washington County Behavioral Health Board, and iHeart Media; to register, go to any Marietta/Parkersburg ...

Belpre Congregational Church tower

The tower of Belpre’s Congregational Church rises high above Main Street. The church, constructed in 1868, holds Sunday school at 9:15 a.m. and Worship service at 10:30 a.m. ART SMITH The Marietta Times