An English Garden Tea, 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April, 17, in Parish Hall of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 320 Second St., Marietta; $10; tickets need to be sold in advance; (740) 373-5132, or buy tickets from a church member; sponsored by the ECW to benefit its various outreach projects and the church.
Revival services, April 13 to 18, Blennerhassett Church of the Nazarene, 421 Marrtown Road, Parkersburg; with Evangelist Leland "Bud" Allman; service times, 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday; music by Paul and Linda Smith; (304) 615-9911.
"Great-Grace Fellowship," weekly time of Bible teaching, musical worship, fellowship, prayer, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. each Sunday, Betsey Mills Club, Fourth and Putnam streets, Marietta; presented by Chris and Sandy Longgrear.
"Good News from Christ," radio program of worship and music from Christ United Methodist Church, Marietta, 10:06 a.m., each Sunday, on WMOA, AM 1490; 374-3438.
Gospel meeting, April 18 to 23, Laings Church of Christ, Ohio 255, Laings, with Tom Miller; Miller will be preaching at 9:45 a.m. Sunday for Bible class and at 10:30 a.m. for worship, and at 7 p.m. each evening Sunday through Friday; (740) 472-5508.
"Peter, Paul, You and Me," message of worship service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 18, Gilman United Methodist Church, 312 Gilman St., Marietta with Tim Zoller delivering the message.
"Worthy is the Lamb," theme of 9:30 a.m. worship service, Sunday, April 18, Crown of Life Lutheran Church, Third and Wooster streets, Marietta; Pastor Vogel's sermon text will be Rev. 5: 11 - 14; brief fellowship time with light refreshments will follow the morning worship; Sunday school begins at 11 a.m. with classes for all ages.
"Wear Your Jeans to Church," 10:15 a.m. service, Sunday, April 18, at First Presbyterian Church, 410 Front St., Marietta; light lunch after service; participants will spread out along the Marietta walking trail to clean up winter debris; all are welcome to both the church service and the clean-up project; bring own rakes, brooms and gloves; trash bags provided.
"The Devil's Devices," 10:30 a.m., Sunday, April 18, at Open Door Baptist Church, 301 Franklin St., Marietta, Pastor Keith Kapple continues spring series; public is invited to attend; www.odbcmarietta.com.
Missions conference, April 18 to 21, Faith Bible Church, 118 West 9th St., Williamstown; Sunday School, 9 a.m. Sunday; morning worship, 10:15 a.m.; Sunday evening Missions Conference service, 6 p.m.; services from April 19 through 21, 7 p.m., with missionary presentations and a missions challenge each night; nursery provided; junior missions conference for older children; Youth Pizza Night is Tuesday; dinner for everyone, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday; everyone welcome to all events; (304) 375-4877.
Solid Ground Workouts, 10 to 11 a.m. Mondays, 7 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, through end of April, Bethel Lighthouse Church, Washington County 126, Marietta; free; women of any age, fitness level welcome; led by Vickie Hendershot;(740) 525-2514.
Singles fellowship, 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Thursday, Sand Hill United Methodist Church, Boaz, W.Va.; do not have to be a church member to participate; (304) 375-2802 or (304) 580-1118.
Revival services, April 13 to 18, Blennerhassett Church of the Nazarene, 421 Marrtown Road, Parkersburg, with Evangelist Leland "Bud" Allman; service times, 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday; music by Paul and Linda Smith; (304) 615-9911.
Weekly Bible study, 10 a.m. Thursdays, in office complex at Crown of Life Lutheran Church, Third and Wooster streets, led by Pastor Joel Vogel; anyone from the community is invited to attend this hour of study; 374-3664 or www.crownlutheran.org.
Reformers Unanimous, meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. every Friday, Souls Harbor Baptist Church, 115 Caywood Road, Marietta; RU is a Bible-based addictions program; 373-8118.
Ninth annual Harold Board Memorial Sing, 7 p.m., Friday, April 23, at Vienna Baptist Church; The Proclaimers, the Mission Trio, and Harold's great-grandchildren to sing;former recipient of the fund, Jason Caltrider, will play at opening of the service; free will offering; Jim Ross at (304) 485-2156.
"Free Day," 9 to 11:30 a.m., April 24, Marietta Church of Christ, 228 S. Seventh St., Marietta; clothing, household and other items, available free to the public.
Annual spring give-away and free lunch, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 24, Putnam Congregational Church, 707 Masonic Park Road, Devola; give-away will include good, clean, spring and summer clothing, kitchen, home, garden, and yard items usually found in a garage sale; free lunch includes hot dogs, baked beans, macaroni salad, and cup cakes; open to everyone.
Celebration of Missions event, 9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 24, Stout Memorial United Methodist Church, Parkersburg; bake sale, book sale, silent auction featuring theme baskets, live auction; lunch available; district United Methodist churches raising funds for mission organizations throughout West Virginia.
Empty Bowls 2010, Saturday, April 24, First Congregational Church, 318 Front St. in Marietta; donations will be entirely donated to the Marietta Community Food Pantry; luncheon, 11 a.m.; silent auction, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; hand made food-safe bowls, with or without lunch, $10; lunch alone, $5; sponsored by the First Congregational Church, St. Luke's Episcopal Church, the First Unitarian Universalist Church and area potters; Caroline Putnam, (740) 373-4510.
Gilman United Methodist Church members will go out in groups of three or four from the church to pick up trash and other debris on the lower West Side, Saturday, April 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; church members will pray as they go for residents and businesses on each street.
Spaghetti dinner and live auction, 11:30 a.m. Sunday, April 25, fellowship hall at Christ United Methodist Church, corner of Wooster and Third streets, Marietta; $5 and free for children age 5 and under; carry-outs available; proceeds to fund mission trip; Linda Stockton at (740) 645-7902 or Nancy Broughton at (740) 374-2298.
"The Three Colors of Our Spirituality - Our Natural Connections to God," special five-part message series, at Gilman United Methodist Church, 312 Gilman St., Marietta; Pastor Diann O'Bryant will deliver messages at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday services; message themes will be, "Pursuing the True, the Good, the Beautiful," on April 25; "Discovering That Darkness Has No Power," on May 2; "Your Divine Connection," on May 9; "Attaining the Fullness of Christ," on May 16; and "Transforming the World," on May 23.
The Gospel River Boys in concert, 10:40 a.m., Sunday, April 25, at Marietta First Church of the Nazarene, 100 Mill Creek Rd., Marietta; southern gospel music; www.gospelriverboys.com or 373-5406.
Revival, 7 p.m., April 26 through May 1, Middle Ridge Baptist Church, Deerwalk, W.Va., led by Evangelist Alan Stewart; guest speaker, Allen Stewart; different singers each night.
Chicken pie dinner, 5 to 7 p.m., April 30, Gilman United Methodist Church, 312 Gilman St., Marietta; $8 for adults and $4 for children under age 12; green beans, cole slaw, mashed potatoes, dessert, beverage; sponsored by the United Methodist Women.
Carnival, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 1, Putnam Church Preschool, Masonic Park Road; inflatable obstacle course, bouncers, children's train ride, Alpacas, games, prizes; rain date, May 8.
Churchwide yard and bake sale, Saturday, May 1, at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, intersection of West Virginia 14 and Turkeyfoot Road, Mineral Wells, W.Va.; sponsored by Mount Pleasant United Methodist Women; hot dogs available; items include clothing, furniture, tools, toys, books, miscellaneous kitchen and decor items; $1 per bag "sale" begins at noon.
"Our Annual Day of Celebration," 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, May 15, at Sacred Heart Retreat House; grounds and house are open to all to come celebrate S. Mariel's diamond jubilee as an SSND; swim, corn hole, music, crafts, demonstrations on gardening tip; bring a dish; hamburgers and hot dogs available.
Vacation Bible School entitled, "High Seas Expedition," 6 p.m., July 18 to 22 at 6 p.m., Gilman United Methodist Church, 312 Gilman St., Marietta; under the direction of Sarah Hess; all children invited.
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