Free rock music fest at Williamstown park
A UNIFY 2009 free rock music festival is being held from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, at Tomlinson Park in Williamstown.
Four area bands will be performing throughout the afternoon. They are Redemption's Mirror, led by Jared Bryant; Cody Parman and the FBCW Praise Band; PORTAL, an eight-member band; and Dave Queen and his band Frequency.
Those attending should take chairs or blankets and a picnic lunch. There will also be free face painting, air brush tattooing, cornhole and volleyball. Pizza, soft drinks and water will be available for sale, along with some band CDs.
The event is being sponsored by the Mid-Ohio Valley Emmaus Community as a way of providing free family Christian entertainment.
Church having event featuring free items
An event featuring free items is being held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Marietta Church of Christ, which is located two blocks behind Burger King.
The event, which is open to the public, will feature clothing, household items, coats, toys and other items available free of charge.
The church is also having a Fall Festival from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24. This event is also open to the public free of charge.
Guest speaker at Old Man Rivers Mission
Parkersburg Aglow Lighthouse will be having a special guest speaker at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31, at Old Man Rivers Mission, 703 Pike St., Parkersburg. A time of fellowship will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Guest speaker will be Lois A. Hoshor, who is an apostle, author, teacher, evangelist and pastor at Firm Foundation Fellowship Church in Thornville, Ohio.
She travels extensively ministering and singing the gospel around the globe. Hoshor and her husband, Bob, have traveled together as the Soul Seekers Gospel Group for more than 30 years. Her latest book, "Supernatural Experiences in Everyday Life," was released earlier this summer.
For more information: Charlene Ketterman at (304) 679-5575 or (304) 485-0640.
Three bands will be in concert at MHS
Dunamis Concerts and P.O.W.E.R. Ministries is presenting 33 Miles, Pocket Full of Rocks and John Waller for a concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, in the Marietta High School auditorium.
Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Tickets are $10 each for groups of 10 or more.
Tickets are available at Stoked Coffee in Marietta, and Christian Supply and Family Christian in Parkersburg. Tickets are also available by mail at Dunamis Concerts, 5745 Sandhill Road, Marietta, Ohio 45750. Those ordering by mail are asked to include $2 to help offset shipping costs.
For more information: 568-1675.
Revival services will be at Vienna church
Revival services will be held Sept. 8 through 13 at the Vienna Wesleyan Church in Vienna, W.Va.
Evangelist Bud Allman will be the speaker for the services, which will begin at 7 p.m. Sept. 8 through 12; and at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sept. 13. There will also be special singing each night.
Group to present ministry in song
Emmanuel Labor, a local gospel group, will present their ministry in song on Sunday, Aug. 30, at Larkmead Faith Tabernacle on Larkmead Road, Parkersburg. Music will begin at 7 p.m.
For more information: (304) 489-1069.
West African dinner, program is planned
The mission commission of First Presbyterian Church in Marietta will be hosting a West African dinner and program with Charles "Chip" Pickering on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at the church at 501 Fourth St.
Dinner will be served at 6 p.m., followed by a PowerPoint presentation by Pickering at 6:30 p.m.
Pickering recently returned from his third trip to the Phebe Hospital and the medical clinics in Bong County, Liberia, West Africa, where he helped provide power and refrigeration to remote health clinics.
The public is invited to attend the dinner and program. Reservations are not needed to attend the program, but those wishing to attend the dinner are asked to call the church office to make a reservation. There will be a freewill offering to cover the cost of the meal.
For more information or dinner reservations: 373-1800.
Annual homecoming, gospel meeting set
Wingett Run Church of Christ will be having its annual homecoming and gospel meeting Aug. 30 to Sept. 2.
Services on Sunday will be held at 10 a.m., with a potluck lunch to be served at 12:30 p.m. A gospel sing will be held at 2 p.m., with afternoon services to follow. The morning speaker will be Lloyd Westbrook and the afternoon speaker will be John Wells.
Services Monday through Wednesday will be held at 7 p.m. with Westbrook speaking on Monday and Wednesday, and Wells speaking on Tuesday.
The Wingett Run Church of Christ will also be hosting the Area Wide Gospel Sing at 7 p.m. on Sept. 4.
Free Family-to-Family program starts soon
A free Family-to-Family educational program will begin Sept. 21 and continue each Monday for 12 weeks at 7 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, 301 Wooster St., Marietta.
The program is designed to help family members understand and support their mentally ill loved one while maintaining their own well-being. The program provides information about illnesses of the brain, and teaches coping and advocacy skills.
Those planning to attend are asked to register by Sept. 14 as space is limited.
For more information: 373-8000.
Pastor plans sermon at worship service
Pastor A.C. Smith of Lighthouse Baptist Church will be preaching a sermon on "And Walls Came Tumbling Down" at the church's 10 a.m. worship service on Sunday, Aug. 30.
The church is on Ohio 339 between Barlow and Vincent.
For more information: 678-2738.
Pastor will continue 'No Mores' sermon
Myron K. Guiler, pastor of the Marietta Bible Center, will preach in the 10 a.m. morning service on Sunday, Aug. 30. He will continue his series on the "No Mores" as found in the book of Revelation. This week's message will be "No More Sorrow."
In addition to the service in the auditorium, Sunday school classes will be conducted for the children of the church.
Joe Offenberger will preach for the evening service at 6 p.m. Sunday.
Marietta Christian School began its fall semester on Aug. 24. It is still possible to enroll for this semester. Those wishing more information should contact the school office.
Marietta Bible College will conduct registration for the fall semester on Sept. 9. Classes will begin on Sept. 10. Members of the community are invited to enroll either as full-time or part-time students.
For more information: 373-5551.
Group to perform at Cutler Chapel church
The Crossroad Messengers will be performing during the 9 a.m. service on Sunday, Aug. 30, at Cutler Chapel United Methodist Church.
The church is on Washington County 3 (Veto Road) above Belpre.
From local reports