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Church’s people let God run it

January 20, 2015 GRANDVIEW TWP.—It was 110 years ago that the Washington Hall Christian Union Church was founded in the tiny community of Glass, just a few miles north of the village of New Matamora. more »»

A New Matamoras fixture

January 15, 2015 NEW MATAMORAS—The 165-year-old Matamoras First Presbyterian Church was established more than a mile south of its present location on Front Street in New Matamoras. more »»

Holding strong

January 1, 2015 There are an abundance of churches scattered around Marietta, including several with a long-time history, and two of them happen to take on the namesake of S. more »»

Lower Salem UM survives against the odds

December 25, 2014 LOWER SALEM—When the Lower Salem United Methodist Church began in the 1800s, it was surrounded by several other churches of various denominations. more »»

Warren Chapel: Like a big family

December 19, 2014 WARREN TWP.—The origin of Warren Chapel United Methodist Church can be traced back to a log schoolhouse that once existed just north of the present church building on Warren Chapel Road, about 2. more »»

Beverly church traces its roots back to the 1900s

December 13, 2014 BEVERLY—In the early 1900s, mass in Beverly was not held at St. Bernard Catholic Church; it was held at Beverly Colleg. more »»

Lowell church’s roots go back to early 1800s

December 5, 2014 The little white church towering tall on Lowell’s Fourth Street has gone through a lot of changes over the years. more »»

Belpre Church of Christ

November 28, 2014 BELPRE—Throughout last weekend, approximately 300 seventh through 12th grade students gathered at the Belpre Church of Christ for one its biggest events of the year. more »»

Bible-believing, Bible-preaching church

November 19, 2014 WILLIAMSTOWN—Nestled between a couple of hillsides just south of Williamstown, near the stream for which it was named, Williams Creek Baptist Church stands on a 26-acre tract of former farmland. more »»

Decatur church is small and active

November 12, 2014 LITTLE HOCKING—Pots of slow-churned apple butter bubbled over open flames in the Decatur United Methodist Church parking lot Tuesday mornin. more »»

‘Caring’ church full of history

November 8, 2014 Nearly two centuries have passed since a group of Baptists “met in the Easterly part of Marietta and joined ourselves into a church,” according to a plaque mounted on a wall of the First Baptist... more »»

The little house of worship

October 31, 2014 TORCH—Nestled in a field, just off a busily traveled highway in Athens County, Janice Middleton and her husband, Lloyd, planted a mustard seed. more »»

The Unitarians

October 30, 2014 Built in 1855 by John Slocomb, the First Unitarian Universalist Church has stood at the corner of Putnam and Third streets as one of only a few Gothic styles of architecture in town. more »»

Historic St. Mark’s church

October 23, 2014 BELPRE—When St. Mark’s United Methodist Church was formed in the 1800s, it was known as Lewis Chapel. “Historically, the church started with just a gathering of people,” said Pastor Dave Hubbard. more »»

130 years in city; roots in Harmar

October 18, 2014 Looking at the modern brick building on the corner of Sixth and Washington streets, it may be difficult to believe the Church of Christ congregation recently celebrated 100 years at that location. more »»

Small, rural-based, family friendly

October 7, 2014 NEW MATAMORAS—Driving on Ohio 7 toward New Matamoras, a motorist would probably miss the Center Valley Baptist Church because of its seclusion behind the tree line, but its presence in its community... more »»

2 churches thrive as 1

September 25, 2014 LITTLE HOCKING—Before St. Ambrose Catholic Church was on School House Road in Little Hocking, it was in two locations. more »»

New church opening soon

September 12, 2014 In the church that used to house the Family Worship Center in Reno, a new church is forming and nearly ready to hold services next week. more »»

Church’s roots in 1840s

September 3, 2014 WILLIAMSTOWN—Amid skirmishes between early pioneers and Native Americans, the Bethel Presbyterian Church, mother congregation of the First Presbyterian Church of Williamstown, was formed. more »»

Restored church thriving

August 27, 2014 BEAVERTOWN—Perched high above The Ohio River—just south of New Matamoras in Beavertown—the once abandoned Parr Hill Community Church is now a thriving place of worship thanks to community efforts to... more »»

 
 
 

 

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